FRIDAY, MAY 15
BRISTOL GOES TO THE MOVIES. 7 p.m. “The Naked City,” third of five movies that influenced American Theater audiences. Set in the 1940s, part documentary with a touch of realism. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Popcorn and refreshments available. $3 donation requested to defer costs.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
RABIES CLINIC. 2 to 4 p.m. Held by Bristol-Burlington Health District. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be on leashes. To receive a new three year rabies vaccination provide a current rabies certificate. Connecticut law requires all cats and dogs over three months of age to be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs over six months of age, by law, must be licensed. Rockwell Park Pavilion, Dutton Avenue, Bristol. (860) 584-7682.
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Four hour seminar promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations presented by Dr. Mike Ptaszynski, NRA-certified facilitator. Co-ed program, endorsed by members of the law enforcement community. Bristol Hospital Welness Center, 842 Clark Ave, Bristol. Space is limited. $30 per student. 80-page booklet and certificate of participation provided. (860) 582-4388.
GRAND REOPENING OF THE HARRY C. BARNES MEMORIAL NATURE CENTER. 10:30 a.m. New exhibits, live animals, music, vendors, nature walks, nature store, art gallery. Barnes Nature Center, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. Free. (860) 583-1234. ELCCT.org
INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 1 to 3 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277.
BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER. CHARITY BRIDAL EVENT AND TRUNK SALE. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., VIP event with light bites, signature beverages, and giveaways. 2 to 5 p.m., general admission. Vendors, gowns from $75 to $1,800, average price of gown is $600, take your gown home with you, giveaways, interest free layaway plan. Fund raising effort for the Health Support Network, which provides free cancer related programs and services to children, adults, families, and caregivers. Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capitol Blvd., Rocky Hill. $20 for VIP. $5 for general admission. 1-877-721-HOPE. Bridesabc.org
SUNDAY, MAY 17
THE CT POST CARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet fellow collectors, rose thousands of cards, bid in a semi-annual auction. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden.
TUESDAY, MAY 19
‘A WALK IN THE PARK.’ 7 p.m. Presented by Gertrude LaCombe. She will speak about the way parks began, the existing parks as well as the ones that are no longer around. Photos, information available. Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577. Handicapped accessible.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER SEMINAR. Presented by Thomaston Savings Bank and West End Association. 6 p.m. Part of the bank’s educational series designed to provide insight and information to consumers and businesses regarding savings, investing, and borrowing. Riverview Apartments Community Room, 171 Laurel St., Bristol. Space limited. RSVP by May 15. (860) 283-3608. ThomastonSavingsBank.com
WARBLER WEDNESDAYS. 7:30 a.m. Join ELCCT staff and volunteers and discover a variety of migrant and resident birds. All experience levels welcomed. Bring your binoculars. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. 5 to 7 p.m. Smile Haven Dental Center, 195 Main St., Terryville. Register. CentralCTChambers.org. Dues and balances with chamber be paid in full. (860) 584-4718.
THURSDAY, MAY 21
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? HONEY BEES AND BEEKEEPING. 7 p.m. Beekeeper Ned Farrell is the speaker. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Register. (860) 673-6791. www.FarmingtonLibraries.org
FRIDAY, MAY 22
SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet, DJ. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
SINGLES MEMORIAL WEEKEND PICNIC. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 2 p.m. Bring salad, entrée, or dish to share. 46 Swan Ave., Sound View, Old Lyme. (860) 582-8229, (860) 434-6426.
MAY 27-JULY 8
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES. Offered by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. for beginners. 7:15 p.m., intermediate level training. Dogs must be at least 3 months of age by the first class to register. All dogs must be up-to-date vaccinations. Instructor is Kevin Medeiros. The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. $105 per dog. Registration and payment in full need to be turned in prior to first class. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/DogObedience
MAY 29, 30
BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sale donations can be made to the society at 98 Summer St., Bristol on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. If you need something picked up, call (860) 583-6309.
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.
ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. 3 p.m., leave commuter parking lot off of Route 8, exit 39. Return at 9:30 p.m. $40, includes $15 food voucher and $15 gambling voucher. Seating limited. (860) 866-8748. ARFCt.org
SUNDAY, MAY 31
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Beaver dam, duck blind, waterfall. After, go nearby for lunch. No charge for walk. Sessions Woods Wildlife Area, Burlington Avenue, Burlington. (860) 582-8229.
SCHOOL ART SHOW. Part of the Plainville Community School annual art show at the library. All pieces made by Plainville students in kindergarten through high school. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.
JUNE 5, 6
USED BOOK MINI-SALE. Held by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday with adult fiction half-price sale on Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens, and adults, priced at $1 and $2. Large selection of specially priced books at a slightly higher cost. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.
MONDAY, JUNE 8
ONGOING MINI USED BOOK SALE BEGINS. Hardcover and softcover books for readers of all ages. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville.
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, JUNE 13
BRISTOL VETERANS COUNCIL 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE DINNER. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Honor high school grads who are joining the Armed Forces. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $25.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
ANNUAL DIABETES MOTORCYCLE RUN. Benefit for American Diabetes Association. Sign up from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Depart at 11 a.m. Food and entertainment after the ride. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 for riders, $10 for passengers.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Sponored by AARP Chapter 4146. 8 a.m., bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. 5:45 p.m., return to Plainville. $23. Includes promotional package. (860) 747-1732.
JUNE 19, 20
BOOK AND CRAFT SUMMER SALE. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Wolcott Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott.
THURSDAY, JULY 9
PLYMOUTH CHAMBER ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-4718. PlyOil@SBCGlobal.net
SUNDAY, JULY 19
NASCAR IN LOUDON, N.H. BUS TRIP. Held by the Sons of the American Legion. Leaves Southington at 7 a.m. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Includes bus ticket and race ticket. Meet at Southington American Legion Post 72, 66 Main St., Southington. $90 per person. Free pit pass raffles. See bartender to sign up. Call (860) 621-4243. Cut off is June 1.
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.
TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA FOR THE MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. Trip features attendance at the Papal Mass, a guided tour of the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, one of America’s first saints, born in Philadelphia in 1858. $541. Includes transportation, two nights hotel, one dinner, two breakfasts, and admission to other attractions. (860) 589-5597.
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 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
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.