Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 27

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.

LOVE IMPACTS-SEMINAR. 11 a.m. Recharge, reconnect, restore relationships. Taught by Melissa Eriksen-Salmon, who has been studying two forms of Japanese psychology, Morita and Naikan for over 20 years. Couples will learn new tools to enhance how they relate to each other and increase feelings of gratitude. A positive foundation for love allows one the freedoms to pursue your individual purpose, which will lead to fulfilling your unique destinies. No charge for Feb. 28 session. Next two sessions, March 14 and 28 at 11 a.m. will cost $25 per person. One Center Street, 3rd floor, Southington. Reservations. (860) 276-1966, abalancedlife@aol.com

BRISTOL
MAPLE SUGARING AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER. 8 a.m. to noon. Hay ride, farm animals. See how maple syrup is created from taps to vats. Pancakes with assorted fillings, toppings, and beverages. Sample local maple syrup, also available for purchase. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd. (Route 69), Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10, free for children under 2. (860) 589-8200, ELCCT.org

DEMOCRATIC CITY COUNCIL OFFICE HOURS. 12 to 2 p.m. Dunphy’s Ice Cream, 912 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Councilors Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Mary Fortier, and Calvin Brown. No purchase necessary.

PLAINVILLE
INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. Noon to 2 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277. FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org

SHAMROCK-IN’ AT SHEBEEN. 7 to 10 p.m. Benefit for LISA Inc., to benefit at-risk youth. Band O’Bruthas, 1 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott, CT. $25 at the door and enjoy six of Shebeen’s own drafts for a three-hour open tap, light bites, and Irish tunes. (203) 879-9233, cmalloy@LisaInc.org

OTHER
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. 6:30 p.m. Held by Social Connections. Meet old and new friends. Brio Tuscan Grille, 1500 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1
SOUTHINGTON
RETREAT AFTERNOON FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN. For all Catholic women aged 13 to 99. Friendship, prayer, and deepening of the faith in the Blessed Mother’s example. Keynote presentation by Catholic author and speaker Pat Gohn, two workshop sessions, entertainment by Spirit Joy, refreshments, and Adoration. Mary Our Queen Parish, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. MaryOurQueenSouthington.org. Ayer26@cox.net, rtailler@cox.net

OTHER
‘ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED ON THE RADIO—AN HOUR OF INSPRIATION WITH KACEY MORABITO-GREAN.’ 2 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

AUTHOR TIM DORSEY. 1 p.m. Signing of his new book “Shark Skin Suite.” R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison.

MARCH 1-31
SOUTHINGTON
DALE SPANER OF HAMDEN ART EXHIBIT. Dubbed “Potpourri.” Watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. Presented by The Gallery at The Orchards by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

MONDAY, MARCH 2
PLAINVILLE
GOLF CLINIC FOR ADULTS. Offered by Plainville Recreation Department. 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. and runs for five weeks. Instructor Jack McConachie, PGA professional. First three classes at Wheeler School, last two at North Ridge Gold Club. Basic fundaments to include: short game, course, management, fundamentals, the full golf swing, exercises for golf, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and situations on the course. Individual attention for each students. Register, (860) 747-6022.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3
BRISTOL
AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT SERVICE OFFICER. 12 to 3 p.m. Army Strong Community Center, 111 North Main St., Bristol. Schedule appointments. (860) 584-6258.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5
OTHER
BEGINNING FLY FISHING SCHOOL. 7 p.m. every Thursday through March 19. Held by Connecticut Fly Fishing Association. Two classes to be announced are practicals, probably on a Saturday. First, outside casting at pondside with instructors. Second is at the Willimantic River with instructors, fishing. Cabela’s, 475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford. $50 for non-members, $40 for members, $30 for 16 and younger. Information, reservation, CTFlyFish.org, (860) 620-2317, (860) 839-2070.

‘GRACE IN AWKWARD SITUATIONS—WHAT TO SAY AND WHAT NOT TO SAY TO A GRIEVER.’ 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

PLAINVILLE
RUSS JAMES WILL DISCUSS HIS BOOK, ‘A NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER TALE: GROWING UP WITH HOMARUS AMERICANUS.’ Book is an autobiographical story of growing up with lobsters in a small New England town. He is a chef and has won first place in a national lobster festival “cook off” in Maine and will share his recipes. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.

MARCH 5, 9, 12, and 16
SOUTHINGTON
BECOME A TUTOR FOR LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Southington ARC, 201 West Main St., Plantsville. All prospective tutors ages 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent, good writing skills, good speaking skills are welcome. Pre-register. (860) 229-7323, lvccprogassist@gmail.com. LiteracyCentral.org

MARCH 5-26
SOUTHINGTON
INCLUSIVE MUSIC THERAPY GROUP PROGRAM. Offered by Southington Park and Recreation Department. Thursdays, 5 to 5:45 p.m. Uses music intervention to promote physical, emotional, and social needs in a fun and creative environment. Participants will sing, dance, and play instruments. For Southington residents only. Limited to seven children. $80 per child. Pre-registration, payment required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/musictherapy.

MARCH 6, 10, 13, 17
BRISTOL
BECOME A TUTOR FOR LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All prospective tutors ages 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent, good writing skills, good speaking skills are welcome. Pre-register. (860) 229-7323, lvccprogassist@gmail.com. LiteracyCentral.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 7
SOUTHINGTON
24TH ANNUAL ‘EVERYTHING GOES’ CHARITY AUCTION. Conducted by the Southington Lions Club. 6:15 p.m., registration, wine tasting, and preview of auction items. 7:15 p.m., auction commences. This year will feature baseball tickets to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game. Household items, dining packages, theater tickets, entertainment packages, YMCA and Camp Sloper certificates, paintings, home decorator items, carpeting, professional services, automotive services, etc. Mary Our Queen Church Hall, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Admission is $5. Tickets available from any Lions Club member and at the door. Payable in cash or check. Benefits Southington Lions Club Eye Research Fund and community service projects. (860) 628-4861.

BRISTOL
THE BOUCHERS’ PARTY DE SUCRE 2015. 12 to 5 p.m. Celebration of the season of maple syrup production preserves traditional French Canadian meals and folk music. Live music from Patrick Ross and Jean-Nil Theroux, La Tire (Sugar on Snow), Daniel Boucher. Special performances by local musicians friends of Jam Francais as well as students of Louise VanGorder of Bristol String Orchestra. Menu includes eggs, creton (pork meat spread), patates toti (oven roasted potatoes), breakfast sausage, toast, tourtiere (meat pie), jambon dans le sirop (maple glazed ham), Soupe au Pois (pea soup), French Canadian beans, crepes. Dessert, tarte au Sucre (sugar pie), with vanilla ice cream. Contra Dancing with Bill Fischer. Cash bar. The Swedish Club, 38 Barlow St., Bristol. $27.50, $8.80 for ages 6 to 12. (860) 614-9970.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10
PLAINVILLE
COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT. 6:30 p.m. Overview of the college selection and application processes. Information on financial aid. Tips from a college admissions representative. PHS alumni panel to share their experiences. Light refreshments. Underclassmen and their parents are welcome to attend. Plainville High School, Room 403 (choir room), Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville.

MARCH 10, 12
BRISTOL
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM. 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Instructor Michael Ptaszynski, MD. Protect yourself, your family, and your community from today’s criminal. Bristol Hospital, Level E Classroom, Brewster Road, Bristol. $30. (860) 582-4388.

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.

MARCH 13-15
OTHER
‘LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT OF CLINICAL WORK.’ A weekend retreat for mental health professionals. Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford. $250 plus accommodations. CopperBeechInstitute.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 14
PLAINVILLE
SIXTH ANNUAL WHEELER YMCA O’MAZING RACE. 4:45 p.m. Two hour St. Patrick’s Day themed scavenger hunt around town for a unique night of entertainment. Teams of four will walk, run, and drive to complete tasks and collect items while collecting points to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights. Begins at The Loop, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. Registration is now open and is $200 for a team of four. Fund raiser for the YMCA Annual Campaign. Register at the Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631 ext. 109.

MARCH 18-MAY 13
SOUTHINGTON
INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM AND SWING DANCE LESSONS. Offered by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Plantsville Elementary School cafeteria, 70 Church St., Plantsville. $50 fee per couple. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/ballroom

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
SOUTHINGTON
THE UNITED WAY OF SOUTHINGTON’S EIGHTH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION. 5:30 p.m., welcome and silent auction. 6:30 p.m., dinner, followed by a live auction and the “Southington Stars” awards ceremony. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $75 per person, $700 for a table of 10. Reservations must be made by March 12. (860) 628-4565.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
SOUTHINGTON
ST. THOMAS SPRING FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. (860) 628-2981.

THE SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND BACKERS’ BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Leave Calendar House parking lot at 6 p.m. and leave Mohegan Sun at midnight. $35 per person, which includes transportation, a $15 voucher to any restaurant in the casino, and a $15 gambling voucher on the wheel. Proceeds benefit the SHS Marching Band program. All seats will be reserved upon receipt of payment. Checks are payable to SHS Band Backers. SHS Band Backers, c/o Tom Casey, P.O. Box 114, Plantsville, CT 06479. SHSMarchingBand.com, tom.c500@gmail.com

BRISTOL
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 40 vendors will be showcased. Crafts include homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles, and more. Full lunch menu and lots of drawings. Free drawing ticket with $1 admission. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Crafter spaces available but no jewelry. Lynn.damboise@snet.net

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.

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.

INDOOR TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 40 vendors. Spaces available for rent. Space including a table rents for $20, one with a table is $15. Free parking, free admission. Rain or shine. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 583-9553.

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.

SATURDAY, MAY 30
PLAINVILLE
BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. 8 a.m., leaves Plainville Municipal Center. 7 p.m., leaves Boston. Drop off and pick up in the Quincy Market area where participants are free to pursue their own interests. Participants interested in visiting The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will be transported to the museum and returned to Quincy Market. (860) 747-6022, or reserve in person at the Recreation Office, 50 Whiting St., Plainville.

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 MARCH 1
BRISTOL
ANNUAL WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Held by The Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale ends with a bag sale ($5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag) on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. A preview sale ($5 admission) will be held Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. Books, DVDs, videos, CDs. Books are priced 25 cents to $2 with specially priced books also available. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Proceeds help the Friends provide the Bristol libraries with items and services not included in the annual budget such as the summer reading program for adults, teens, and children.

NOW thru MARCH 5
OTHER
TUNXIS ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY ART SHOW. Mondays through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Works by Tunxis Faculty. Tunxis Community College, 600 Building, Routes 6 and 177, Farmington. wkluba@tunxis.edu

NOW thru FEB. 28
SOUTHINGTON
DIANE SPERRY OF PLAINVILLE WILL EXHIBIT HER PAINTINGS. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

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. 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.

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.

NOW thru MARCH 15
OTHER
‘SEEING RED.’ Art exhibit explores the color red. Sanford B. Low Gallery Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. ALNB.org, (860) 229-1484.miscellaneous