SATURDAY, MARCH 28
ANNUAL DINNER DANCE FUND RAISER FOR THE ARC OF SOUTHINGTON. 6 p.m. to midnight. Hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing, raffles, and silent auction items. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $75 per person. (860) 628-9220 ext. 10.
2ND ANNUAL FAMILY/ FRIENDS FUN BOWLING CHAIRTY EVENT. 12 to 2 p.m. Hosted by Miss Southington’s Pre-Teen 2014/ Pre-Teen Miss Bristol 2015 Haley Derwin. Benefit for American Cancer Society. Apple Valley Bowl, 1304 South Main St., Southington. $15 per person, includes two hours of bowling. Bring your sneakers. Lanes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each lane will have six bowlers. Six or more people will be put in side by side lanes. 50/50 raffle and individual raffle items. For lanes or raffle tickets, call (860) 518-9041, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 27 to APRIL 4
EASTER PLANTS FOR SALE. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays, March 28 and April 4. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinty, chrysanthemums, Easter lilies, colored lilies, and hydrangea. Also, candy, dog biscuits ,and catnip toys. Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Farmington Canal Greenway, Mill Street, Southington. After visit a nearby restaurant. No charge for walk. (860)223-7755.
SECOND ANNUAL MAKER FAIR. 1 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
TENEBRAE SERVICE. Palm Sunday. 7 p.m. Service of Lights, music by Contemporary Choir. Hymns, scripture reading, prayers.All welcome. Saint Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol. Free. Good will offering. (860) 582-8169.
PLAINVILLE ATHLETIC BACKERS PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased in advance. Please contact Sue Plourde at (860) 877-0636.
MONDAY, MARCH 30
‘HOWARD’S END.’ 2 p.m. The 1992 movie with Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Vanessa Redgrave. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.
WATCH IDENTIFICATION. 5 to 7 p.m. Micah Tasker of TheVintageWatchMan.comon Monday, March 30th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Learn about the history of your special timepiece. The American Clock & Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. $10 for each watch. Please note that there is a limit of three watches per person. www.clockandwatchmuseum.org. (860)583-6070.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
‘DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.’ 10 to 11:20 a.m. Panel discussion. Founders Hall, Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington.
LAWN SIGN MONEY AND FORMS DUE. Fund raiser for Bristol Eastern High School grad party. (860)461-6024.
INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Benefit for Kairos of Connecticut, an in-prison ministry for inmates of Connecticut’s prisons; Torch, an in-prison ministry for youthful offenders; and Kairos Outside, a ministry that works with women who are outside prison walls yet impacted by incarceration. 262 Aldbourne Dr., Bristol.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. Sponsored by Bristol Eastern High School 2015 Grad Party. (860)989-9626.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
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.
2015 ANNUAL GALA 10 YEAR ANNVERSARY CELEBRATON OF SHEPARD MEADOWS THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER. 6 to 11 p.m. Open bar, dinner, silent auction, dancing. Entertainment by Major Motion band. The Oaks Ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. $100. Shepardmeadows.org, (860) 584-2581.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
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.
BRISTOL SENIOR CENTER BUS TRIP TO SEE NEIL SEDAKA AT MOHEGAN SUN. Open to the general public. $102. (860)584-7895.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
CONTEMPLATED WORSHIP. Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., Southington.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
THE 14TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Held by the Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation. 5:30 to 7 p.m., social hour. 7 to 8:30 p.m., program. Special guests are WFSB’s Irene O’Connor and Scot Haney. $55 per person. RSVP by April 17. (860) 583-6363. Office@MainStreetFoundation.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
13TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE CHALLENGE/ SILENT AUCTION. 6 to 9 p.m. Held by Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. Pre-register. $50 by March 30. $55 after March 30. Dinner, cash bar, and dessert included. (860) 229-7323, email@example.com, LiteracyCentral.org
SUNDAY, MAY 3
BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK. Held by St. Gregory Church. Departs St. Gregory CCD Center, 235 Maltby St., Bristol at 7:30 a.m. and returns about 7:30 p.m. Go see “New York Spring Spectacular, Radio City Music Hall.” The show, starring the Rockettes, is a celebration of the energy, places, people, and promise of New York. 2 p.m., show. Prior eat lunch at DaRosina Ristorante. Choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert. $162 per person. Limited seating. (860) 589-2295.
MUSIC CITY TOURS: MEMPHIS, NASHVILLE, AND NEW ORLEANS. Held by the Bristol Senior Center. Open to the general public. $2,649. (860) 584-7895.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
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.
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 EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
NOW thru APRIL 9
‘STILL LIFES: ECHO/ SHADOW/ REFLECTION.’ Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibit by Janette Maxey. Wallace barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery, 600 Building, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru MAY 31
‘ANGRY ROBOTS LIQUEFIED MY BRAIN.’ The NEW/NOW exhibit by artist Karl Lund. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org
NOW thru MARCH 31
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.
NOW thru MAY 10
‘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 MAY 2
PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE’S FIFTH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION. Entries judged by artists Tao and Amy LaBossiere. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville
NOW thru APRIL 30
‘MEET US AT THE FAIR.’ Look back at New Britain’s prize winning participation at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main St., New Britain. (860) 832-8654, Newbritainim@gmail.com, NBIndustrial.org
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.