Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17
BRISTOL
SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dance to the music of The Instigators. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.

OTHER
CESAR MILLAN. The Dog Whisperer. 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $67, $57. (203) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCT.org

OCT. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, NOV. 1
OTHER
GRAVEYARD SHIFT GHOST TOURS. Held by Mark Twain House and Museum. 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $22 for adults, $17 for members, $15 for children age 16 and under (recommended ages 10 and up). (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org.

OCT. 17 to 19
BRISTOL
WITCH’S DUNGEON. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. Life size wax museum, original movie props, classic horror film showings. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Benefits the Bristol Historical Society and The Witch’s Dungeon, non-profit organizations. $5. All ages. PreserveHollywood.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 18
OTHER
FARMINGBURY WOMAN’S CLUB OF WOLCOTT ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 50 crafters including Country Wood, jewelry, floral design, candles. Wolcott’s award winning author, Kourtney Heintz, will sell autographed copies of her novel, “The Six Train to Wisconsin”), baked goods, basket raffles, and crafter raffle items. Free.
Alcott School, 1490 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott.

‘LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE.’ 5:30 p.m., film. 7:30 p.m., dinner inspired by the film. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. (860) 838-4100. $45, $42 for members. $35 for Insider Access and above. TheWadsworth.org

UKRAINIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nut and poppyseed rolls, tag sale, jewelry, Ukrainian breads, cakes, raffle, Ukrainian kitchen with borscht, stuffed cabbage, and pierogies. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., Ne Britain. Free parking. (860) 229-3833, (860) 677-2138.

MERIDEN MARKHAM AIRPORT FLY-IN AND PUBLIC SAFETY FAMILY FESTIVAL. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Airplane judging contest, police search and rescue helicopter, Lifestar helicopther, tethered hot air balloons, Yankee Clippers Flight Demonstration, Amber Alert Child ID sign-up, police, fire ambulance vehicles, aviation seminars, food, enetertainment, music face painting, more. Markham Airport, 213 Evansville Ave., Meriden. (203) 630-2878, mmk@meridenct.gov. MeridenMarkham.com

PLAINVILLE
FALL APPLE FRITTER AND TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

OCT. 18-19
BRISTOL
42ND ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Held by the Bristol Gem and Mineral Show. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gems, jewelry, minerals, crystals, fossils. Beals Senior and Community Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $5 for adults. $4 for seniors. Free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Scout leaders and scouts in uniform admitted free. BristolGem@hotmail.com, BristolGem.org

SUNDAY, OCT. 19
BRISTOL
25TH ANNUAL FALL FOLIAGE HIKE. 1:30 p.m. Held by the Hoppers Birge Pond Nature Preserve Committee. Hiking boots recommended. Two hours long. Terrain varies. Meet at Beach Street and Crescent Drive parking lot, Bristol. Rain or inclement weather cancels.

PLAINVILLE
PARALYMPICS DAY. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Wheeler Regional Family YMCA. Showcase Adaptive Sports and Fitness program and gives members of the community the opportunity to connect with Y partners who specialize in working with people with disabilities. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

OTHER
‘BELLE.’ 2 p.m. Film about the illegitimate daughter of a British admiral. $9. $8 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for members, $5 for Insider Access members and above. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org

HAY DAY. 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate the festive fall season. Fun family activities include horse-drawn hay wagon rides, face painting, hay stack treasure hunt, seasonal crafts, visit with sheep, live music. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free. Hillstead.org

HAY DAY PICNIC. 4 to 6 p.m. Live music by The Shinolas. Picnic with your own favorites or buy dinner from Soup’R Samich. Beverages and wine for sale. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free for members, $10 in advance online. $15 day of event. Hillstead.org

MONDAY, OCT. 20
BRISTOL
OSIA LODGE SCHOLARSHIP CARD PARTY. 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments, door prizes, raffles. St. Anthony Church Hall, 111 School St., Bristol. $6 at the door. (860) 583-9738.

OCT. 20, 23, 27, 30
OTHER
TRAINING FOR TUTORING ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Offered by Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. Preregister. (860) 229-7323. lvccprograssist@gmail.com. LiteracyCentral.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 21
OTHER
‘A “WICKED” COOL EVENING WITH GREGORY MAGUIRE AND STEVEN SCHWARTZ.’ 8 p.m. Bushnell Mortensen’s Hall, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. VIP package is $125 and includes Premium Orchestra seating, private reception with Gregory Maguire, Steven Schwartz, and Frank Rizzo. Orchestra and box seats are $55. Mezzazine, $25 to $40. Bushnell.org, (8609) 987-5900.

OCT. 21, 23
PLAINVILLE
JEWELRY MAKING PROGRAM. Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Make necklace and earrings. Only requirement is you need to be able to thread a needle. Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., Plainville $25 fee covers classes and materials. Register. (860) 747-6022.

OTHER
‘RETURNING TO THE CHURCH OF MY YOUTH.’ Day program is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch. Evening program is 7 to 9 p.m. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $25 offering for day. $15 offering for evening. (860) 677-8519, OLCretreat@sbcglobal.net, OurLadyofCalvary.com

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22
BRISTOL
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Liberty Bank, 774 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Register. CentralCTChambers.org, info@CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

‘NINETEENTH CENTURY BRISTOL: EVERYDAY LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF SYLVIA LEWIS.’ 6:30 p.m. Presented by Alden O’Brien, curator of costume and textiles at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington D.C. Based upon information from the pages of the diary of Sylvia Lewis, whose family owned a tavern on Federal Hill. Co-sponsored by the Katherline Gaylord Chapter, DAR, and a grant from the Friends of the Public Library. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023.

THURSDAY, OCT. 23
BRISTOL
HISTORY OF MASONS IN BRISTOL. 7 p.m. Members of Franklin Lodge, No. 56, A.F. & A.M. will present a PowerPoint presentation about the history and importance of the Masons in Bristol. Organization has a history dating back to 1819. The Shepard Home on Hill Street, Chippens Hill was an early site. In the 1890s, the Masons moved to Main Street when it constructed the Masonic Building, occupying the third floor, while the rest of the building was occupied by the Muzzy Brothers Department Store. Prominent national and Bristol figures who were members will be discussed. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members. $5 to non-members.

OTHER
BOOK DISCUSSION OF ‘THE PENGUIN BOOK OF WITCHES.’ 7 p.m. With editor Katerine Howe. Book signing follows. The Mark Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. (860) 280-3130.MarkTwainHouse.org

‘GHOSTS, GUIDES AND GUARDIANS.’ A VISIT TO THE OTHER SIDE WITH DENISE JOY. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Rd., just off Route 9, Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. $30 in advance. $35 at the door. CTCabaret.com

PROFESSOR-LED BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. 7 p.m. “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

OCT. 23, 26
‘THE BETTER ANGELS.’ 2014 film about Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the wilderness of Indiana. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 24
BRISTOL
WINE TASTING AND DANCING FEATURING EIGHT TO THE BAR. 7 to 8:15 p.m., wine and ale tastings, networking, appetizers, and carousel rides. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., music, wine and ale for sale by glass. Hosted by Team New Horizons, an official charity of the Northeast Utilities Hartford Marathon. Funds raised will be applied to purchase an ultrasound device used to prevent more invasive procedures. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

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 bakery, 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.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26
OTHER
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. 11 a.m. Held by Social Connections. West Hartford Reservoir, Route 4, Farmington. No charge. (860) 582-8229.

FRIDAY, OCT. 31
BRISTOL
HALLOWEEN PARTY. 9 p.m. With Soul Sound Revue, the state’s number one dance and show band. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Cover charge. Bring your own snacks.

OCTOBER
BRISTOL
MUMS FOR SALE. Throughout 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. House plants also available.

OCTOBER
SOUTHINGTON
PUMPKIN PATCH 2014. Mondays to Fridays, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pumpkins for sale to benefit Bread for Life, and Navajo nation. Pumpkin Patch at St. Paul’s, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8466.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5
BRISTOL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS BREAKFAST. 7:30 a.m., registration. 8 a.m., breakfast followed by program and Q&A. Speaker, John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. Topic: ESPN—The Growth and Relationship in Bristol. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. $25 per person. $250 for table of eight. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. CentralCTChambers.org

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 S. 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.

BRISTOL
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARIES CRAFT FAIR. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local crafters, vendors, offering a large selection for shopping needs. Jewelry, soaps, knitted/ crocheted items, survival bracelets for men/ women/ children, gift ideas. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. (860) 508-7868, ALAunit2ct@gmail.com

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

OTHER
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR VENDORS SOUGHT. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Union Congregational Church, 167 Buckingham St., Oakville. (203) 721-5032.

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

SATURDAY, NOV. 22
OTHER
HOLIDAY FAIR VENDORS SOUGHT. Eight foot table is $35. Avon Health Center, Avon. (860) 673-2521.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6
BRISTOL
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters sought. St. Matthew School, Forestville. (860)583-5214.

NOW thru JAN. 4, 2015
OTHER
‘FROHAWK TWO FEATURES/ MATRIX 170.’ Art exhibition. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 to Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org

NOW thru OCT. 26
OTHER
ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN JURIED SHOW. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. (860) 229-1484.

NOW thru OCT. 30
SOUTHINGTON
ARTISTS JOAN SHACKFORD AND KERRY HEIDENIS. Community Room, The Gallery at The Orchards, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonOrchards.org

NOW thru JAN. 11, 2015
OTHER
‘NELSON AUGUSTUS MOORE: CONNECTICUT, WATER, HILLS AND SKY.’ From the collection of Todd and Marenda Stitzer. Features paintings and photographs by Moore, a 19th century American landscape artist who captured images of his hometown Kensington. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

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. 18
OTHER
FRIENDS OF THE NEW BRITAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL 2014 BOOK SALE. Friday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. Free. NBPL.info.
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 OCT. 25
OTHER
‘GEOGRAPHIES OF THE MIND: THE WORK OF JOE GOODWIN AND GEOFFREY DETRANI.’ 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

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.miscellaneous