FRIDAY, APRIL 10
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Butterfly Restaurant, 831 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
PALACE THEATER MONTHLY TOUR. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m The Palace, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. PalaceTheaterCT.org.
ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN ANNUAL JURIED SHOW. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m and by appointment. Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. (860) 229-1484, email@example.com
ARTIST JANE M. WHITE OF SOUTHINGTON ART EXHIBIT. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Norfolk Artisans Guild, Norfolk. Housescapeart@hotmail.com, (860) 621-4424.
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. 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.
ROCKWELL KENT DOCUMENTARY AND WORKS OF ART. 12 to 4 p.m. Kent was one of America’s most famous personalities in the 1930s and ‘40s. 30 minute intermission to allow time to view samples of Kent’s artwork on display. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Light refreshments. No charge. (860) 584-7790.
PARC SPRING DANCE. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Benefit for nonprofit that provides family centered services with developmental disabilities. Sit-down dinner, DJ Dave Robinson, magician Mike Kelley. Two-hour open bar with wine and beer. Door prizes. Raffle prizes. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Forestville. Fee to attend. edonovan@PARCdisabilitiesCT.org, PARCDisabilitiesCT.com or visit PARC, Inc. on Facebook.
INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 1 to 3 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org
NUTMEG DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB’S 40TH ANNUAL GLASS SHOW AND SALE. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Depression-era glass and pottery. Free American glass and pottery identification during the show. Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. (203) 269-9173, firstname.lastname@example.org
4TH ANNUAL CHARITY SOCK HOP. Benefit for Special Olympics. 7 to 11 p.m. Featuring live music by the Sharades. Food and prizes for best dancers. Alcohol-free. Papa’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 585 East Main St., New Britain. $20 for adults, $10 for children 5 and over. Papajeep.com, 1-888-614-9028, email@example.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY MASS. 2:30 p.m. Blessing of the Image of Divine Mercy Novena prayer, chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and veneration of the Relic of Saint Faustina. Saint Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol. (860) 582-8169. Fulfills Sunday obligation. (860) 582-8169.
‘REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM.’ Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund Raiser. Personal and family crime prevention. Train your “perfect weapon,” your mind. Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol. Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol. $30. Spouse is $20. Children 12 to 20 free. Register. (860) 582-4388.
BUS TRIP TO FOXWOODS CASINO. Held by AARP Chapter 4146 of Plainville. Leave Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Please arrive around 7:30 a.m. Return 7:30 p.m. $23 and includes promotional package. (860) 747-1732.
APRIL 13, 23
‘BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.’ 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13 and 6 p.m on Thursday, April 23. Movie with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Light refreshments. (860) 584-7790.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
‘GARDEN EARTH.’ 6:30 p.m. Maureen Haseley-Jones, known as the “English Lady” on her monthly radio show on WRCH. Learn how to oxygenate your environment and feed your soul. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Seating limited. (860) 793-1446.
PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL DINNER. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-4718, CentralCTChambers.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
AUTHORS NEXT DOOR. 7 to 9 p.m. Local author fair in honor of National Library Week. Meeting and support local independent authors. Janet Barrett, Patti Brooks, Frank DeFrancesco, Michael Dooling, Joe Hurley, Dawn Leger, Salvatore LoGiudice, Latoya McPherson, Janina Nawarskas, Chuck Radda. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.
LUNCH AND LEARN WITH PROBATE JUDGE MATTHEW JALOWIEC. Presented by the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. 12 to 1 p.m. Learn about conservatorship and estate planning to help individuals and families prepare for the future. Complimentary light lunch. The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Bristol. Seating limited. RSVP. 1-877-4AGING1.
‘PROSPECTS OF EMPIRE: SLAVERY IN 18TH CENTURY ATLANTIC BRITAIN.’ 7 p.m. Q&A. Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main St., Farmington. Free. Advance registration required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
EFFECTIVE COUPONING. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tips about how to utilize coupons, discounts, and sales. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707.
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH SEMINAR. Presented by Farmington Chamber of Commerce. “Is Your Business Healthy?” A business law seminar for small and medium sized companies. Farmington Bank, 32 Main St., Farmington. Free to chamber members. Preregister. (860) 676-8490. FarmingtonChamber.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
HISTORY OF STAINED GLASS WINDOWS. 7 p.m. Robert Fertitta will give a history and provide preservation techniques of stained glass windows. His presentation will include nine churches in the Bristol area that are noted for their stained glass windows. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members of the society. $5 to non-members. (860) 583-6309, BristolHistoricalSociety.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
SINGLES SPRING DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to The Instigators. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
APRIL 17, 18
‘THIS ISLAND EARTH’ AND ‘THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.’ Plus another Flash Gordon serial. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. Part of the “Hollywood at the Bijou” series presented by Cortlandt Hull. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation for all ages. Refreshments, popcorn.
MONDAY, APRIL 20
GENO AURIEMMA. Held by Southington Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Buffet set at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut’s Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach and owner of Geno’s Grille in downtown Southington. Appearance will coincide with his team vying for its 10th national title. Master of ceremonies, Kevin Nathan, sports director NBC30. $50 per person for chamber members and $60 for non-chamber members. Reservations accepted at chamber’s office, One Factory Square, Southington. (860) 628-8036.
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
VICTORIAN TEA, DOWNTON ABBEY-STYLE. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Victorian Lady, Kandie Carle. Victorian etiquette and games, prizes and surprises, sandwiches and sweets. Cash bar is available . Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $25. (860) 276-3370, (860) 793-2795.
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. $55 . Dinner, cash bar, and dessert included. (860) 229-7323, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 17
THIRD PRIDE IN AMERICA MOTORCOACH TOUR. 7:45 a.m., board bus. Meet at the commuter parking lot located just off I-84 west, exit 29 at South Main Street, Route 10, Plantsville. Held by Knights of Columbus, Southington Isabella Council 15 and its affiliated 4th Degree Assembly 122. Destination is New York City. Visit the 911 Museum and Memorial, The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, including the aircraft carrier Intrepid, submarine Growler, and the Concord Shuttle Enterprise, the New York City Fire Museum featuring the “Evolution of Fire Fighting” from bucket brigades to the FDNY 911 Memorial. $99 per person. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at planned stops en route and on return. Advance reservations required. Make check payable to K of C, 26 Riverside Ct., Southington, CT 06589-1777. (860) 334-0005, (860) 276-0633, (860) 302-4556.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
A WHALE WATCH FROM BOSTON, MASS. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Leave from Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Have lunch at Boston restaurant. After board a multi-level whale watch vessel for three-hour excursion. Naturalist will talk about the whales. $119. (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 50TH REUNION. 6 p.m. Looking for classmates. Any information appreciated. Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 S. Center St., Southington. Joanne (Casale) Salerno at email@example.com, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
NOW thru APRIL 25
AMATEUR ART GROUP EXHIBIT. Meet the artists reception Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
NOW thru APRIL 30
EXHIBITION OF ROBERT REMBISH’S PHOTOGRAPHY. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonOrhcards.org, SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com
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 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.