Miscellaneous listings for Sept. 12

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
OTHER
THE MOUTH. 7:30 p.m. Hear and tell stories on the theme, “Accidents: Nobody is Perfect!” With host Chion Wolf of WNPR. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $5. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org. (860)247-0998.

SEPT. 12-13
BRISTOL
GIGANTIC TAG SALE. 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wide variety of eclectic items ranging from comic books to furniture will be for sale at bargain prices. The New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Route 72 W, Bristol. $2 for the tag sale. $1 for carousel rides. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

SEPT. 12-13
OTHER
FALL BOOK AND CRAFT SALE. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Book sale indoors, adult and children’s books both fiction and non-fiction sorted. Craft sale, outdoors. Wolcott Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. Rain or shine. Free admission. Interested vendors, contact (203) 879-1537, (203) 910-5238, esan210@yahoo.com

SEPT. 12-14
BRISTOL
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL ‘DOZYNKI.’ Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m on Sunday. Live polka music, children Polish Folk Dancers, Polish and American food, raffles, and rides and activities for the children. Tag sale, country store, raffles, rides and activities for children. Tag sale, country store all day on Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Admission is free.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
PLAINVILLE
PLAINVILLE DOWNTOWN BLOCKPARTY. 4 to 9 p.m. Food, crafts, face painting, live music, bounce house. Whiting Street between West and East Main St., Plainville.

BOUNTIFUL BASKET COMPETITION. Held by the Plainville Community Fund. Organizations, groups, and individuals are invited to participate by putting together a “Theme Basket.” Some thoughts on a theme are travel, game night, cooking, reading, boys, girls, pets. Event attendees judge the baskets. Benefits local charities and organizations. Details, call (860) 747-2386.

BRISTOL
ON THE JOB: HISTORIC SONGS OF AMERICAN WORK AND TRADES WITH RICK SPENCER. 2 p.m. Internationally known American folk musician, historian, and staff musician at Mystic Seaport. A presentation on the labor movement in America and the modern use of work songs. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Made possible by CT At Work.

OTHER
FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING. Held by the Annie C. Courtney Foundation. 9:30 a.m. 211 Schraffts Dr., Suite A5, Waterbury. (860) 235-2184. FosterAdoptiveMission.org

SEPT. 13-OCT. 25
OTHER
‘GEOGRAPHIES OF THE MIND: THE WORK OF JOE GOODWIN AND GEOFFREY DETRANI.’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. Artists talk on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Windsor Arts Center, 40 Mechanic St., Windsor. (860) 688-2528. WindsorArtCenter.org

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
BRISTOL
CHURCH WALK. 2 to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 2 to 2:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol; 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 33 Queen St., Bristol; and 3:30 to 4 p.m., Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. Each church will provide a history and tour of the church. Participants not required to attend all church tours. Walk is free. Light refreshments provided at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol afterward. (860) 583-6309.

OTHER
SINGLES SUNDAY AFTERNOON CRUISE. Held by Social Connections. Arrive at 1:40 p.m. to park. 2 p.m., board. Take the Schooner Argia from Mystic. Sail on windjammer to see the coastline, islands, and lighthouses. $46 and includes soft drinks. Reserve. (860) 536-0416. Info, call (860) 582-8229.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
PLAINVILLE
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING COURSE. 10 a.m. Learn about what kind of emergencies you should prepare for, how to make a plan with your family and emergency responders, and how to build an emergency kit. Presented by New Britain Medical Service, Town of Plainville fire marshal and emergency coordinator Larry Sutherland, and the Plainville Senior Center’s social workers. Open to the public. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign-up underway. (860) 747-5728.

OTHER
BOB ENGLEHART WILL DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK, ‘TRACKRAT: MEMOIR OF A FAN.’ 7 p.m. With a panel of race car celebrities. Mark Twain House Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Followed by a book sale and signing. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org

BRISTOL
BOOKS AND BAGELS. 10:30 a.m. Library staff member will review the best books in the library while participants enjoy bagels. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
BRISTOL
BECOMING A CATHOLIC. 7 p.m. Program is geared specifically toward those interestedin the Roman Catholic faith and becoming a Catholic. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol. There is no fee for this program. Register. (860) 583-1349, RectoryStAnthony@gmail.com

STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Held by Social Connections. Learn simple easy stress management tools to make intentional changes in your life. Learn new skills and techniques to meet life’s challenges, create life changes, and reduce stress. 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. No charge. Reservations. (860) 582-8229.

BASE BALL IN MARK TWAIN’S TIME: A PANEL DISCUSSION. 7 p.m. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free followed by a book sale. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
BRISTOL
BRISTOL ROTARY CLUB 28TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10 a.m., registration. 11 a.m., lunch on the patio. 12:30 p.m., shotgun start. Chippanee Country Club, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol. $175 for a single golfer. $50 for dinner only. Make checks payable to Bristol Rotary Club, send the name, address, email and phone number, along with your fee, to Bristol Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1674 Bristol, CT 06011-1674.

OTHER
‘COSTUMING HOLLYWOOD IN ITS GOLDEN AGE: FIT FOR A SCREEN.’ 6 p.m. Guest lecturer and collector Jon Davey will discuss the challenges and requirements inherent in designing clothing for film, using examples from his collection of Hollywood and couture clothing. Following lecturer, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 200 Main St., Hartford. $30. $25 for Costume and Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. TheWadsworth.org

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL FAIRE. 5 to 8 p.m. Wine tasting, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and appraisal of one item to be made by an expert appraiser. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. $25. $5 for each item appraisal made beyond the first one. (860) 356-8256.

GO-CARTING COMPETITION. Benefit for the Joey Logano Foundation. On Track Karting, 954 North Colony Rd., Wallingford. JoeyLoganoFoundation.com, SSmith@JoeyLogano.com

THE HEARTHSIDE QUILT GUILD. 7:15 p.m. Guest speaker is Nancy Hooper from Flew the Coop Designs in Newington. Harwinton Senior Center, Weingart Road, Harwinton. Open to the public. Free. Interested in joining the guild? Membership fee is $15. (860) 489-7158.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
BRISTOL
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ‘UNITED WE SERVE’ DINNER. 4 p.m. Held by the Bristol Knights of Columbus Palos Council 35 and Rev. M.B. Roddan Assembly No. 108. A celebration of brotherhood, faith, and service. The event will honor all of the Catholic priests and deacons of Bristol. The ceremony will include installation of third and fourth degree officers for the 2014-15 fraternal year. Past Grand Knights and past Faithful Navigators will be honored as well. Begins with a 4 p.m. Mass at St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol. Following Mass, gather in Saint Gregory’s CCD Center Hall, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $15 in advance prior to Sept. 12. (860) 573-0845.

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GALA FOR THE IMAGINE NATION. 6 to 11 p.m. Three floors of food, cocktails, a live and silent auction, and more. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. BBGC.org

2ND ANNUAL DANELL JONES PANCREATIC CANCER FASHION SHOW. 6:30 to 10 p.m. HisRedCarpet.com hosts. Danell Jones lost her father to pancreatic cancer a year ago. Fashion show will raise money for the foundation based out of the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Show will raise money to bring about effective change and inspiration to victims and survivors of pancreatic center. Portions of proceeds will be given to the Hospital of Central Connecticut Pancreatic Cancer Center. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27
PLAINVILLE
BUS TRIP TO VERMONT. Held by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Leave the Plainville Public Library parking lot, 56 East Main St., Plainville at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Visit the Simon Pearce Glass blowing studio, Artisan’s Park, and the Silo Vodka distillery. Lunch at Windsor Station Restaurant, newly reopened in a historic train station built in the early 1900s. Enjoy the fall scenery of rural Vermont. $81. (860) 747-8457.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28
BRISTOL
FIFTH ANNUAL RIDE FOR JUSTICE. Benefit for the Petit Family Foundation. 9 a.m., register. 11:30 a.m., kickstands up. Travel through back roads into prime fall foliage area. Leaves from St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Concludes at Bozzuto’s Food Distribution Center, 275 Schoolhouse Rd., Cheshire. (860) 605-6256. info@Ride4Justice.org. ride4Justice.org

SEPT. 29-OCT. 3
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO VIRGINIA BEACH AND NORFOLK, VA. Sponsored by the Bristol Senior Center. Four nights in the Oceanfront Inn. Visit Fort Story, Schaklolad Chocolate, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, the Norfolk Naval Station, and the MacArthur Memorial. Stroll the boardwalk, relax by the pool, take a trolley ride, go souvenir shopping, visit the Coast Guard station or the aquarium. You do not need to be a senior or a senior center member. Register now at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895.

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER
BRISTOL
MUMS FOR SALE. Throughout September and October. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Growing Center at Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. Fall colors, dozens to choose from. Houseplants also available.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4
BRISTOL
46TH ANNUAL BRISTOL MUM-A-THON 5K. 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., race day registration. Sponsored by the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame.Fast, flat course through downtown Bristol. 5K Road Race, Fitness Walk and Kids Fun Run. T-shirts to first 500 registrants. Awards. Pre-register at SignMeUp.com.

OTHER
CRAFTERS WANTED. Unionville Lions Club Harvest Craft Fair. Lions Club, Happy Hill, Unionville. LionsFestival@sbcglobal.net, (860) 673-2926.

SUNDAY, OCT. 12
BRISTOL
THIRD PLANT-WIDE REUNION OF SUPERIOR ELECTRIC. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration, 11 a.m. to noon. Any and all current and past employees and their spouses/ significant others/ caregivers, are invited. No children, however. Buffet luncheon, soft drinks, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, etc. Nuchies, Central Street, Forestville. $30 per person. No money collected at the door. Advance payment only. Make checks payable to SECO Reunion and mail to SECO Reunion, c/o: Mike Saman, 90 Tuttle Rd., Bristol, CT 06010, 7173. Include a note as to who is attending and include your address, phone number, and email address. (860) 496-1945, jackwfire@gmail.com

TUESDAY, OCT. 14
PLAINVILLE
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Trip associated with AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of Mercy parking lot, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Leave Mohegan Sun at 4 p.m. $21 per person. Current casino promotional package will be given. No money collected on bus. All seats are to be paid prior to trip. (860) 747-1732.

SUNDAY, OCT. 19
SOUTHINGTON
PRIDE IN AMERICA II MOTORCOACH TOUR. Held by the Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15- Assembly 122. Destination Boston. Board coach at 7:15 a.m. Depart at 7:30 a.m. from commuter parking lot at the junction of Route 10 and Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, “The Life and Legacy of Our 35th President and First Lady.’ Faneuil Hall Market. Lunch on your own at Quincy Market. Take a Boston Duck Tour. Dine at Rhode Island’s famous Wright’s Farm Restaurant for an all-you-can-eat, family style roast chicken dinner. $97 per adult, $89 for children 4 to 12. Mail checks, payable to K of C Assembly 122, K of C, 26 Riverside Court, Southington, CT 06489-1777.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25
BRISTOL
2014 FALL SOCIAL. Presented by the West End Association. 6 to 8:30 p.m., wine and beer tasting, food by Martino’s Italian Market and Restaurant. 8:30 to 10 p.m., dessert buffet by Shop Rite Baker, tea service by Artist Tree Tea House. Live music, raffle prizes. Indian Rock Nature Center’s Fuller F. Barnes Building, 50 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. $35 per person. Tickets at Indian Rock Nature Center, Martino’s Italian Market and Restaurant, South Side Meat Market, Hamelin and Sons, West End Café. Proceeds benefit the Indian Rock Nature Center and the West End Association’s Veteran’s Remodeling Program.

NOV. 7-8
PLAINVILLE
CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIR. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters wanted. Our Lady of Mercy, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. (860) 747-6825.

SATURDAY, NOV. 8
OTHER
10TH ANNUAL SHOPPER’S DELIGHT AND CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Vendors sought. Held by St. Bridget Guild of Cheshire in the parish hall. Fund raiser for scholarships. (203) 272-2650.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15
PLAINVILLE
THE 40TH REUNION OF THE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974. 7 to 11 p.m. Updating class list. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. Contact Bonnie West Mazurek, (860) 747-6483, Barbara Aivaz Willard, (860) 747-8989, PlainvilleClassof74@gmail.com

NOV. 21-22
BRISTOL
ANNUAL YANKEE PEDDLAR FAIR. Crafters and vendors wanted. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6
BRISTOL
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. Crafters sought. St. Matthew School, Forestville. (860)583-5214.

NOW thru DEC. 5
OTHER
‘NOT OF THIS WORLD.’ Art exhibition. Discover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore. College of East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown. Wesleyan.ed/ceas/exhibitions/not_of_this_world.htm. (860) 685-2330.

NOW thru OCT. 26
OTHER
‘SPACE TO MANEUVER.’ Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m .to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. NEW/NOW artist Bob Gregson and his participatory exhibition. The artist harnesses humor to gently draw people into his sculptures and installations and provides opportunities for interactions. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. NBMAA.org

NOW thru SEPT. 28
OTHER
‘THREE ARTISTS: ONE SHOW.’ Presented by Art League of New Bristol. Regular gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Work of Meg Shea, Faripour Forouhar, and Chet Minton. Minton is an illustrator and graphic designer. Shea and Forouhar work in landscapes. (860) 229-1484.

NOW thru SEPT. 30
SOUTHINGTON
LIFE AND DEATH: VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE. A hand-selected group of artists has been asked to submit two works of art each, one focusing on life, the other death. Ajay Brainard, Andrea Bills, Christine Danylik Ivers, Eric Stegmaier, Ellen Galinsky, Heather Stabile Groenstein, Jeremy Lebediker, Kait Samuels, Mary Anne McCarthy, S.W. Rand, Alex Vidaud, Cara De Angelis, Clinton Deckert, Florin Ion Firmita, Jackie Etling, John Paul Gagne, Lauren Levato Coyne, Sean Michanczyk, Andre Rochester, Christina Grace Mastrangelo, David Santamaria, Greg Shea, Joshua Smith, Maria Damianou, and Rick Beaupre. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville. (860) 426-1149, ParisInPlantsville@yahoo.com

ONGOING
BRISTOL
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.

BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.