Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 9

FRIDAY, OCT. 9
BRISTOL
SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to the music of DJ Tom Haynes. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. Dress casual. $12 for members, $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229.

OCT. 9-10
BRISTOL
FREE CLOTHING AND HOUSEWARE GIVEAWAY. Held by Hand to Hand Direct Care Ministry. Friday, 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. For people in need. Priority will be given to those who are most in need. Bring your own bags. Uncle Bob’s Storage Facility, 700 Mountain Rd., Bristol.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10
BRISTOL
BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970 45TH REUNION. 7 to 11 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. rozobrien@att.net, mccarty@jmorrissey.com

TAG SALE AND BAKE SALE. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Bristol.

OTHER
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION. Presented Queen Ann Nzinga Center. 1 to 4 p.m. Storyteller Doris Mercado at 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m., dance instructor Frank Rende will provide free salsa dance lessons. 3 p.m., Connecticut duo ARKATEX will perform. Stockman Gallery at Trinity-on-Main, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. Free. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. QANC.org

PALACE THEATER TOUR. 11 a.m. The Palace, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5. ThePalaceTheaterCT.org

OCT. 10-11
SOUTHINGTON
ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Held by the American Auxiliary Kiltonic Post 72. During the Apple Harvest Festival. American Legion Home, 66 Main St., Southington. Tables for rent. (860) 621-0890.

SUNDAY, OCT. 11
OTHER
FIGURE DRAWING SESSIONS. 2 p.m. Post University drawing and life drawing instructor painter Sheri Schwartz will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring the fundamentals of capturing the figure. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $10 for students, $15 for museum members, and $25 for non-members. MattatuckMuseum.org. (203) 753-0381.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13
BRISTOL
30TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW, FASHION, FOOD, AND FRIENDS. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Quota members will model the latest fall fashions from area stores on the catwalk. $35 per person, includes dinner and the show. Farmington Gardens, Farmington. Eventbrite.com/e/30th-annual-quota-fashion-show-tickets-18219477949?ref-esfb, quotaclubofbristol@yahoo.com

FRIENDS OF FORESTVILLE ANNUAL LUNCHEON. Noon. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Forestville. $21. Reservations. Leo Bonola, (860) 589-3416, Critchleys, (860) 583-6162.

OTHER
LINE DANCE LESSON FOR BEGINNERS. 7 p.m. Learn the cha-cha slide, lindi shuffle, cupid shuffle, more. Adults, seniors, and teens welcome. No experience or partner is necessary. Leather sole shoes or booths recommended. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791.

PLAINVILLE
AUTHOR M. WILLIAM PHELPS. 7 p.m. Will discuss and sign his book “Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer: How He Thinks, Why He Kills.” He will discuss the latest case in New Britain, alleged serial killer William Howell. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14
BRISTOL
COLORING CRAZE PARTY. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your own coloring books and supplies. Wine and cheese will be provided. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Admission is $5. Due to limited space requirements, pre-registration is required. Adults only. (860) 583-6309.

OCT. 14-17
OTHER
FALL 2015 BOOK SALE. Preview night is Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m. with a $5 admission charge, free to members of the Friends of the New Britain Public Library. Admission is free, Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. .to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Britain Public Library’s Community Room, 20 High St., New Britain.

OCT. 14, NOV. 5
OTHER
‘MIDSOMER MURDERS.’ 1:15 p.m. View the television series, with tea and biscuits served. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

THURSDAY, OCT. 15
BRISTOL
BUSINESSES AND HOMES OF BRISTOL. 7 p.m. Program on the many different businesses and prominent homes of historic Bristol. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Admission for members is free, nonmembers, $5. Refreshments will be served.

PLAINVILLE
‘THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.’ 2:30 p.m. Film with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.

OTHER
‘ART AND EDUCATION UNCORKED—CHEERS TO 16 YEARS.’ 6 to 10 p.m. Fund raiser for the New Britain Museum of American Art. Fine art, fine food, fine wine, and fine spirits. Silent auction. $175 per person. Patron tickets are $350. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

OCT. 15 to NOV. 30
OTHER
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY ART SHOW. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Works by Glenn Affleck, Kathy Conway, Ann Hodgdon-Cyr, Andy Mars, Walter Schuppe, Megan Stevens, Lou Zucchi. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17
SOUTHINGTON
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 putinontheritz@aol.com, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at jean.amenta@gmail.com.

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985. 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Hawk’s Landing, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $65, includes buffet, open bar, DJ. Prior to event, Reunion Golf Event. Special rates for 1985 alumni. Gina Cianci, (860) 919-9163, gina456@cox.net, Karen Polak, (860) 329-9114, kapolak@aol.com

PLAINVILLE
THE PLAINVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters wanted. Applications available. (860) 747-2328, (860) 747-1262.

BRISTOL
BRISTOL STOMP VI. Presented by Team Bristol. 8 p.m. to midnight. Bring your own snacks. Dance to the oldies from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Raffles, door prize, dance contest. Cash bar. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $15. Tickets at the door, City True Value Hardware, 750 Farmington Ave., Bristol. (860) 583-2688.

OTHER
ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Farmingbury Woman’s Club of Wolcott, GFWC. 50 crafters. Slots available. Country wood, ceramics, floral design, jewelry, and more. Refreshments include hot dogs, baked potatoes, and pies. Alcott School, 1490 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. Free admission. Farmingbury@yahoo.com, (203) 525-9191.

SINGLES PIZZA PARTY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Hang out, enjoy pizza, salad, and dessert. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10 for members, $15 for guests. (860) 582-8229.

OCT. 17, NOV. 14, DEC. 12
BRISTOL
BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017. jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.us

OCT. 19-NOV. 23
BRISTOL
‘SPANISH FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS’ COURSE’ 6 to 9 p.m. Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol. Tunxis.edu/ceschedu or (860) 314-4700.

THURSDAY, OCT. 22
BRISTOL
BRISTOL AREA RETIRED TEACHERS TRIP TO ‘25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.’ Seven Angels Theater, Waterbury. Contact Andrea Kapchensky ASAP before Oct. 15. $39.50 ($5 less if there are 15 or more).

SUNDAY, OCT. 25
BRISTOL
STEP OUT TO HELP OUT 5K RUN. Sponsored by Valley Community Baptist Church. 2:30 p.m. Family-oriented run and two-mile walk. Fun activities, age group medals, USATF-certified course through quiet neighborhood. Donate a new winter clothing item to benefit Greene-Hills School children in need. $20 before race day, $30 on race day. Greene-Hills School, 718 Pine St., Bristol. ValleyCommunity.cc/5K

MONDAY, OCT. 26
BRISTOL
DOO WOP, DISCO, MOTOWN AND MORE, ‘DANCING IN THE STREET.’ Trip organized by the St. Stanislaus Travelers. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $67. Drive on your own. (860) 589-5597.

FRIDAY, OCT. 30
BRISTOL
BRISTOL BRANCH NAACP FREEDOM FUND DINNER. 6 p.m. Speaker Charles “DJ Bigg Mann” Hollis from Hot 93.7. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $65. BristolNaacp@gmail.com, (860) 562-1233.

NOV. 13-14
PLAINVILLE
CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIR. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. (860) 747-6825.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14
PLAINVILLE
130TH FIREMAN’S ANNIVERSARY BALL. 6:30 to midnight. Dinner choices: Prime Rib, baked stuff shrimp, Chicken Florentine, vegetarian lasagna. Open bar all night. Music by Avenue Groove. Photographer available for couple photos. Aqua Turf, Plantsville. Tickets are $85 per person. Reservations may be made for tables of 10. For tickets, call Plainville Fire Department, 6 to 10 p.m. (860) 747-2729.

NOV. 17-19
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER IN LANCASTER, PENN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. See “The American Music Theatre” and “The Miracle of Christmas.” Cost is $43 per person twin/ triple, $563 per person single and includes deluxe motor coach, two nights hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, two shows, sightseeing and admissions. (860) 589-5597.

NOV. 20-21
BRISTOL
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR. Crafters, vendors sought. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21
SOUTHINGTON
FIFTH ANNUAL KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Kennedy Middle School, Southington. $1 admission includes free drawing ticket. A few non-jewelry spaces are available. Lynn.damboise@snet.net.

SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com

BUS TRIP TO THE CHRISTMAS SHOW AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church. Bus pick up at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow St., Bristol at 6:15 a.m. Return to 6 p.m. Includes round trip motorcoach. Ticket to the Christmas show. Free time in Rockefeller Center, Time Square. Visit 9/11 memorial. Reservations. (860) 621-230. Make checks payable to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

DEC. 4-5
SOUTHINGTON
TWO DAY TRIP TO PENNSYLVANIA TO SEE THE ‘MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS.’ 7 a.m., bus will depart on Friday. Other activities include an Amish meal at an Amish home, a visit to the National Christmas Center, and time for shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village. Early reservations recommended. (860) 621-3024, (860) 770-1557.

THURSDAY, DEC. 10
BRISTOL
‘IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD’ WITH THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA. Held by St. Stanislaus Travelers. Family style menu. $76. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. (860) 589-5597.

NOW
BRISTOL
MUMS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many fall colors and varieties available. Jerome Gardens at Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

NOW
BRISTOL
TAI CHI. 1 to 2 p.m. 12 week class. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. $10 per week. Register. (203) 560-0571. DragonsWingTaiChi@gmail.com

NOW thru NOV. 1
BRISTOL
WITCH’S DUNGEON CLASSIC HORROR MUSEUM. Fridays through Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. Bristol Histoical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5 donation. PreserveHollywood.org

NOW thru JAN. 17
OTHER
‘STONE ROBERTS: STREET SCENES, STILL LIFES AND FIGURES.’ Exhibit displays nine of the artist’s oil paintings exploring human encounters with every day life. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, 410 for students, $10 for youths, children under 12, free. NBMAA.org.

NOW thru OCT. 30
SOUTHINGTON
ART EXHIBIT OF NECIA BALASAYGUN OF BRISTOL. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 621-4424.

NOW thru NOV. 28
OTHER
‘SEARCH VERSUS RE-SEARCH: JOSEPH ALBERS, ARTIST AND EDUCATOR.’ Art exhibit exploring the intergration of the artist’s teaching and artistic methods. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue gallery, New Haven.

NOW thru OCT. 10
OTHER
‘MAS: COSTUMES FROM HARTFORD’S WEST INDIAN COMMUNITY.’ Tuesdays through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 and up), $4 for students (with valid college ID) and youth (6 to 17). Free for members.

NOW thru NOV. 20
OTHER
THE SHAKERS: FOCUS ON: ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT. Rare and authentic items from the Enfield Shaker community. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults. $10 for seniors. $8 for students. Free for children under 12. Free admission from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. NBMAA.org

NOW thru OCT. 24
OTHER
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 DEC. 13
BRISTOL
BRISTOL ARTIST RICK FITZSIMONS. Exhibit and sale, “Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons” will display over 30 works in a variety of mediums. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave. Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission includes the New England Carousel Museum, the Museum of Fire History, the Restoration Department, the two fine art galleries and the Museum of Greek Culture. Admission for adults is $6, seniors: $5.50; children between the ages of 4-14 are $3.50. (860) 585-5411, info@thecarouselmuseum.org, www.thecarouselmuseum.org.
 
ONGOING
BRISTOL
CHARLESMAGNE CARD GAME. Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol.

BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale.

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.

BINGO. Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee. St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.

PLAINVILLE
ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays for beginners, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights for leagues 7 to 10 p.m. Wheeler YMCA , 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631, ext, 127, TimGabbardghymca.org, GHYMCA.org

 

The Pumpkin Patch Train is now running at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston.

The Pumpkin Patch Train is now running at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston.