Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 23

FRIDAY, JAN. 23
BRISTOL
‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.’ Part of the Hollywood At The Bijou series. 1951 science fiction film with Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlow, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, and Lock Martin. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments and popcorn available. Proceeds benefit The Witch’s Dungeon and The Bristol Historical Society. (860) 583-6309.

SATURDAY, JAN. 24
PLAINVILLE
CLOTHES DRIVE TO SUPPORT PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-4942.

CONNECTICUT STATE BUTTON SOCIETY. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Button program by George Gauthier on “Buttons, A Fashion History 1800-1950’ will be presented at 1 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Route 10, Plainville. Coffee and dessert served. Walk-ins welcome. ConnecticutStateButtonSociety.org

BRISTOL
CITY PLAN UPDATE HELD BY BRISTOL PLANNING COMMISSION. 9 to 11 a.m. A Plan of Conservation and Development is used by commission and city agencies to protect resources important to residents, guide growth and change in Bristol, identify facilites and services needed to support the community. Public is encouraged to  A draft of the plan is available at BristolCT.gov. Meeting Room No. 3, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.

OTHER
‘SECRETS OF KENNEWICK MAN.’ 1 p.m. Presented by Dr. Douglas Owsley from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Dr., Farmington. $10. Snow date is Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, JAN. 25
OTHER
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Iron Horse Boulevard Walkway, Jim Gallagher Way, Simsbury. No charge for the walk. (860) 582-8229.

BRISTOL
FIREFLY FUND RAISER. Benefit for 2015 Project Graduation of Bristol Eastern High School. Tickets. Alrdh71@att.net

JAN. 26, FEB. 2, FEB. 9
PLAINVILLE
VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH MICHAELA’S GARDEN. A fund raiser for the Petit Family Foundation. 9:30 a.m. Package 4 O’clock seeds (Michaela’s favorite), which then will be sold with all the proceeds going to the foundation. Volunteers need to count out 25 seeds, put the seeds in a packet, and seal with glue. Everyone is invited. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

TUESDAY, JAN. 27
PLAINVILLE
BLIND CAT TOPIC OF BOOK DISCUSSION. 7 p.m. “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Fine Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat” by Gwen Cooper. About a pet rescue volunteer and her relationship with her three-pound blind cat. Free. Plainville Public Library, 54 East Main St., Plainville.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS FREE NETWORKING. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All small, micro, and home-based business professionals are invited. No membership or fees required. Food and beverages provided by Qivana World Wellness of Plainville. Benefits the Plainville Food Pantry, donate a food or a cash donation. The Loop Events Venue, 161-B Woodford Ave., Plainville. RSVP. (860) 989-0033, shirleybloethe@sbcglobal.net,

SOUTHINGTON
WEBINAR, ‘RESEARCHING YOUR ITALIAN ANCESTORS.’ Presented by the Southington Genealogical Society. 7:30 p.m. The Orchards at Southington, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

BRISTOL
INDIAN ‘DABBAWALLA’ SOCIAL. 1 p.m. Fellowship, sampling Indian foods, learning about the famous Dabbawallas of Mumbai. No charge. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

JAN. 27-MARCH 27
PLAINVILLE
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING. Offered by Plainville Recreation Dept. Tuesdays and Fridays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Plainville High School pool, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $130 for residents, $200 for non-residents. Certification LGT, CPR/FPR, AED and FA. Must be 15 years old. (860) 747-6022.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28
PLAINVILLE
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 5 to 7 p.m. Live music, Pampered Chef demonstrations, catered by Emily’s. Award Kitchen and Bath, Whiting St., Plainville. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

OTHER
‘THOSE WERE THE DAYS: RELIVING THE 1940s.’ 7 p.m. Presenters Dick Tomlinson and Carol Whitmer. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Register. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

BRISTOL
BLOOD DRIVE. Held by the American Red Cross. 1 to 6 p.m. Hillside Community Church, 435 Broad St., Bristol. 1-800-RED-CROSS.

MUM FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSE. 6:15 p.m. Seeking volunteers interested in the festival. Meet the co-chairs. See if there is a space for you on the committee or as an event volunteer. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 589-2682, (860) 589-4826.

JAN. 28, FEB. 25, MARCH 25, APRIL 22
SOUTHINGTON
CONTEMPLATED WORSHIP. Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., Southington.

THURSDAY, JAN. 29
PLAINVILLE
STATE OF THE TOWN HOSTED BY THE PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Get an early look at what town officials have in mind. Town Council Chair Kathy Pugliese, Town Manager Robert E. Lee, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Kitching, director of technical services John Bossi, director of planning and economic development Mark Devoe. Plainville Public Library, 54 East Main St., Plainville. Open to the public. Free. Coffee and pastries. (860) 793-1832, PLVchamber@snet.net

BRISTOL
BOOKS AND BAGELS WITH PAT. 10:3 a.m. Informal review of the best books in the library. Coffee and refreshments. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790.

FRANK JOHNSON’S TOAST AND ROAST. Happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Johnson has roasted countless Bristol residents over the years. It’s now his turn. He is retiring and moving out of state. Johnson, who was president and co-owner of Shannon’s Jewelers for decades, helped start the Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut in 1992. He served 20 years as chair of the Bristol Zoning Commission and five years as chair of the Bristol Downtown Development Corp. Also served on Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Historical Society, the Exchange Club, the Republicans, and more. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Forestville. Tickets are $45 and must be bought in advance. Tickets available at Bristol Chamber of Commerce, the law offices of Furey, Donovan, Tracy & Daly, Shannon’s Jewelers, and the Giammatti Little League. Call Sue Gorski at (860) 940-4901. Proceeds will go to defray medical costs for Frank’s grandson Ethan.

PLAINVILLE
LOCAL AUTHORS CHUCK RADDA, DAWN LEGER, AND DAVID FORTIER. 7 p.m. Readings and talks. Book signing. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.

FRIDAY, JAN. 30
SOUTHINGTON
WINTER RODEO. Held by Southington Elks. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Mammoth Jack will perform. Roping demonstration by Rob from DD Western Wear, Roping Contest, Chili Cook-off, 50/50 raffle, country line dance lessons, free nacho bar. Register for cookoff with Darcie or Etty, Dnajarian@sbcglobal.net, ETTY74@gmail.com. Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. Dnajarian@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY, JAN. 31
SOUTHINGTON
12TH ANNUAL VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Held by the American Legion Auxiliary. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade chocolate candy, bake sale, flower arrangements, raffles, lunch, gourmet desserts, beverages. American Legion Post Home, 66 Main St., Southington. Free. Snow date is Feb. 1.

SUNDAY, FEB. 1
BRISTOL
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY BINGO. 1 p.m. First game at 2:15 p.m. Benefit for the New England Carousel Museum. Totally pay out of $1,225. Packages will be sold at the door. Packages include the entry fee and the paper package and paper specials for $10. Two specials, purple and blue, with four strips at $1 each for $8 a package; and four quickies at 50 cents for a $2 package. Additional specials and quickies may be purchased. Buy lunch prepared by the volunteer group and enjoy free coffee. Door prizes will be awarded. St. Stanislaus Church hall, 510 West St., Bristol. Support the museum and have a good time. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

FEB. 2 to MARCH 30
PLAINVILLE
AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION COURSE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Certification: WSI. Plainville High School pool, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $130, resident. $200, non-resident. Additional on-line fee, $35. Contact Plainville Recreation Dept. (860) 747-6032.

FEB. 6-8
OTHER
ZENTANGLE RETREAT. System of creating art using simple repeating patterns. It’s for everyone with or without artistic abilities. Taught by Kathy Parulski and Meridith Yuhas. Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford. Register. (860) 760-9750. CopperBeechInstitute.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 7
BRISTOL
25TH ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARDI GRAS 2015. 7 to 11 p.m. Food, BYOB, Wheel of Fortune, dancing, wine and bourbon tasting, king and queen, 50/50 raffle, masks and costumes encouraged. Live entertainment. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $50 per person. Table of 8 may be reserved. RSVP by Feb. 2. Masks available at the Museum Gift Shop. (860) 585-5411.

SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Held by Social Connections. Eat, play games, hang out. Bring your favorite game, appetizer or dessert to share, dress casual. Members free. Guests, $10. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.

MONDAY, FEB. 9
BRISTOL
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $25. Trip includes transportation, meal voucher, gaming package. Reservations. (860) 589-5597, (860) 583-8170.

TUESDAY, FEB. 10
PLAINVILLE
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave Mohegan Sun at 4:15 p.m. Reservations. (860) 747-1732. Cancellations broadcast on WFSB Channel 3.

THURSDAY, FEB. 19
SOUTHINGTON
DAY TRIP TO THE CONNECTICUT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. Held by First Baptist Church of Southington. Departure will be at the church lower parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington at a time to be announced. Lunch stop at the Chowder Pot. (860) 621-3024, (860) 770-1557.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28
SOUTHINGTON
1ST HOME AND BUSINESS SHOW. Held by Derynoski Elementary School PTO. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Derynoski Elementary School, Main Street, Southington.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP DAY OF IRISH CELEBRATION. The comedy of George Casey from County Clare, Ireland, vocalist and guitarist Liz McNicholl, and Irish Step Dancers. Fox Theater, Foxwood Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Promotional package included—lunch buffet and $10 slot pay. $74. (860) 747-1732.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
SOUTHINGTON
CRAFTERS NEEDED FOR ST. THOMAS SPRING FAIR. 9 a.m .to 3 p.m. 99 Bristol St., Southington. Deadline Feb. 6. (860) 628-2981.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO YANKEE STADIUM. Held by the St. Paul Falcons Softball Booster Club. Leave St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol at 9 a.m. Game time is 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees. Tickets are $125. Coach bus service, beverages on the bus, ticket to the game. GaryHov@aol.com, (860) 690-5959.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO SEE NEIL SEDAKA AT MOHEGAN SUN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $102 per person. Includes ticket, meal voucher, and gaming package. Valid photo ID required. Show starts at 3 p.m. Seats are in the lower level section of the arena. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.

MAY 18-20
BRISTOL
SPRINGTIME IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. Visit North Conway, Castle in the Clouds, Mt. Washington Discovery Museum, take a trip on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Spend two nights at the North Conway Hotel with two breakfasts, two dinner, sightseeing, and admissions. Costs $383. Deposit due Feb. 23. (860) 589-5597.

JUNE 9-10
PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP TO COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. Deluxe motor coach transportation. One night at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Erie Canal Cruise through the locks. Visit to Fly Creek Cider II and then to the hall. Reservations. (860) 747-1732.

SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com

NOW thru MAY 10
OTHER
‘OTIS KAYE: MONEY, MYSTERY, AND MASTERY.’ Exhibition will display Kaye’s “trompe l’oeil” (fools the eye) technique. 34 oil paintings, pastel works, and etchings. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

NOW thru FEB. 28
OTHER
‘ESSENTIAL IMPERMANENCE: THE WORK OF DEBRA LOSADA AND MICHELE KISHITA.’ Losada paints oil on pane. Kishita presents an installation composed of 8,000 paint stir sticks. Opening, Saturday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. Artist talk by Losada on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.. Artist talk by Michele Kishita on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., Windsor. (860) 688-2528, WindsorArtCenter.org

NOW thru MARCH 20
OTHER
‘SIDE SHOW.’ An exhibition dedicated to the “Believe It Or Not” world of the American sideshow. Tuesdays to Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Ave., New Haven.

NOW thru JAN. 24
OTHER
‘EXPOSED: THE FINE ART OF NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY.’ Gallery hours are by appointment. Juried competition with a focus on exploring the elements that make the nude human figure an artform that continues to inspire and challenge. Mac650 Galley, 650 Main St., Middletown. Mac650.com. Mac650Gallery@gmail.com

NOW thru JAN. 31
SOUTHINGTON
ANDREW ZYGMUNT WILL EXHIBIT HIS PAINTINGS. Presented by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

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