TUESDAY, JULY 7
THE WHAT, WHERE AND HOW OF DOCTOR WHO. 6:30 p.m. With Clive Young. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext 2007.
THURSDAY, JULY 9
‘MACFARLAND USA.’ 2:30 p.m. Movie with Kevin Costner. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.
‘BURNING IN THE SUN.’ 7 p.m. Documentary. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. www.FarmingtonLibraries.org
FRIDAY, JULY 10
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. TJ’s on Cedar Bar and Grill, 14 East Cedar St., Newington. Half price appetizers and drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
JULY 10, 24, AUG. 7, 21
THE BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. Houses the local history collection of the Bristol Public Library. Books about Bristol, pictures and postcards, maps, diaries, church, and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death, and marriage indexes, city directories and yearbooks. On permanent display 100 historic images of the city including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Visitors can win a free copy of the book, “Images of Bristol.” Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017, email@example.com
SUNDAY, JULY 12
SINGLES BLOCK ISLAND DAY TRIP. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 a.m. meet at 2 Ferry St., New London at the gate for high-speed ferry. Ferry leaves at 8:30 a.m. Return on 4:55 p.m. ferry. Round trip is $45. To reserve a seat, call ferry at (860) 444-4624. (860) 582-8229, (860) 434-6426.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
GE5K PASTA DINNER AND FAMILY FUN. 5 to 8 p.m. Carnival games, arts and crafts, live music, face painting, open photo booth, door prizes, more. 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville. PetitRoadRace.com
SUNDAY, JULY 19
BUS TRIP TO SEE NASCAR IN LOUDON, N.H. Leaves Southington American Legion, 66 Main St., Southington at 7 a.m. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Bus ride, race ticket. $90. See bartender to sign up. Bring your own cooler. No refunds. (860) 621-4243.
THE 8TH ANNUAL GE 5K ROAD RACE. 7 to 8:30 a.m., registration. 8:30 a.m., Kid’s Fun Run. 9 a.m., 5K Run/Walk. 10 a.m., raffle. (Pre-registration and pick up on Saturday, July 18, 12 to 4 p.m., 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville.) Plainville. PetitRoadRace.com
JULY 23, AUG. 20
‘MIDSOMER MURDERS.’ Viewings of the television series. 1 p.m. Served with tea and biscuits. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. FarmingtonLibraries.org
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.
MONDAY, JULY 27
BRISTOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10:30 a.m., register. Lunch follows. Scramble starts at 12:30 p.m. Dinner awards and raffle follow the 18 holes of golf played. Interested in entering a foursome or being a sponsor, contact Hank Lodge (860) 583-5342 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Faller, (860) 490-8486, email@example.com
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS BENEFIT. Dinner, 7 p.m. Band, 9 to 1 p.m. Pasta and meatball dinner. Avenue Groove. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 donation. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com, Bristol Polish Club, Brooks Oil, 1 Canal St., Plymouth, DAV, 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 940-8116, (860) 324-0206.
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. 2 to 6 p.m. Cook out-type buffet, cash bar, soft drinks and coffee included. Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, sausage patties, cole slaw, pasta salad, and chips. Southington Country Club Pavilion, Southington. Advanced payments only up to July 15. Make checks out to SHS Class of 1975, 40th reunion, P.O. Box 582, Plainville CT 06062. Questions, contact (860) 930-5580. For those want to golf before the event, members will be at the golf course at 9:30 a.m. for nine or 18 holes. For reservations, email Norm Rodrigues at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27
NEW BRITAIN HOUSE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. 1 to 5 p.m. 55th reunion. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. www.NBHS1960.com
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
150 YEARS ON PLAINVILLE’S CAMPGROUND HILL. Summer display at the Plainville Historic Center. Covers events and activities that took place on campground. Thousands of people took part in the activities there. During the early years of camp meetings, tents were the main shelter. A large one in the middle of the circle of tents was the tabernacle, where most activities took place. Over time, tents were replaced by small, brightly colored Victorian cottages. Today, it is a seasonal residential community. Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577.
NOW thru JULY 31
ARTIST MARIA MONTANA OF MILLDALE. Exhibit of paintings, “Pot Pourri.” The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org, SouthingtonArtsAndCrafts.com
NOW thru OCT. 3
BALL AND SOCKET ARTS PRESENTS ART GARAGE. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features works by Andy Cunningham, Kevin Daly, Bob Gregson, Cynthia Beth Rubin, and Jonathan Waters. 530 West Main St., Cheshire.
NOW thru OCT. 24
50 OBJECTS/ 50 STORIES. Exhibit asks, “If an object could define Connecticut, what would it be.” Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. CHS.org
NOW thru SEPT. 6
LIQUID SUNDAYS. DJs, celebrity guests, pool party. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20. Foxwoods.com/liquidSundays.aspx
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.