Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 30

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.

HALLOWEEN PARTY. 9 p.m. Featuring Soul Sound Revue. Cash bar, kitchen. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $10 at the door.

SUNDAY, NOV. 1
BRISTOL
TAG AND BAKE SALE. Hosted by St. John’s Seek and Find Thrift Store. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Indoor sale featuring baked goods, houseware and kitchen items, clothes, books, jewelry, holiday decorations, linen, lamps, toys, and more. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 583-5445, (860) 589-3883.

PLAINVILLE
CELEBRATORY CHURCH SERVICE. 10 a.m. Reverend Kent J. Siladi, conference minister of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Part of the Congregation Church of Plainville’s 175th anniversary. Afternoon activities also include the rededication of Kelsey Hall, which was rebuilt after its collapse in the winter of 2010, the unveiling of the National Register of Historic Places plaque. Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville. UCCPlainville.org, (860) 747-1901.

SOUTHINGTON
BARK FOR LIFE OF SOUTHINGTON. 11 a.m. Fund raiser for American Cancer Society. Since dogs aren’t allowed at Relay for Life events, this is an opportunity to be with your dog. Registered dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana to wear during their walk against cancer and teams/ individuals who raise $100 or more will receive a Bark for Life t-shirt. Teams or individuals are welcome. DJ, vendors, food trucks, radio personality appearances, drawings, giveaways, face painting, bounce houses, K-9 demonstrations, dog agility in the center field, author Rebekah Phillips will read from “Piper was Afraid” and signing autographs. Southington Drive-in, 935 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. (860) 299-4049. BarkSouthington@yahoo.com, RelayforLife.org/BarkSouthingtonCT

NOV. 1-30
SOUTHINGTON
ART SHOW BY DONALD LEGER OF SOUTHINGTON. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org

NOV. 2, 9, 16
BRISTOL
PUBLISHER I, II, III. Computer class. 10 a.m. Computer Lab, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext 2030, ChristopherSoper@BristolCT.gov

TUESDAY, NOV. 3
OTHER
TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS OPEN. 3 to 5 p.m. “What Crisis?” is a series of colored chiseled glass sculptures by Henry Richardson. “Judith Kruger: An Alchemic View,” features paintings, drawings, and mono-prints that explore the world around us.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Wine and cheese. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4
PLAINVILLE
‘THE HAUNTED HOUSE DIARIES.’ Presented by Plainville Adult Education. 6 to 8 p.m. Meet local author William J. Hall and receive a copy of his book that highlights a Litchfield farmhouse. Class will debate: Are assumptions of the paranormal wrong. Register. (860) 793-3209.

THURSDAY, NOV. 5
BRISTOL
TALK AND BOOK SIGNING WITH FOUNDER OF ONYX SPIRITS COMPANY. 7 p.m. Adam von Gootkin will celebrate the national launch of his book, “Living Proof-Onyx Moonshine’s Journey to Revive the American Spirit.” Cocktail specials, discussion with the author. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Barley Vine Restaurant, 182-184 Main St., Bristol. Free.

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

NEW YORK ARTIST AND FORMER ART CRITIC WILLIAM POWHIDA. 6 p.m. He will present a review of his most recent projects as related to the themes found in the exhibition of his work. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with museum admission, but no charge for college/ university students with ID. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

FRIDAY, NOV. 6
BRISTOL
REMEMBERING VETERANS WITH A CEREMONY AND BREAKFAST. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students of Immanuel Lutheran School in Bristol will honor veterans and show their appreciation with patriotic songs, poems, stories, and a light breakfast. Immanuel Lutheran School, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. All veterans welcome. Call school (860) 583-5631 or trina@ilcsschool.org to let them know you’re coming.

SOUTHINGTON
GIRLS NIGHT OUT. Held by Southington Emblem Club No. 527. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Vendor sale, raffles, prizes. Southington Elks Club, 114 Main St., Southington. Free. Proceeds go to the Emblem Club’s scholarship fund and community service.

OTHER
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Chinese food, and mingle with friends. Butterfly Restaurant, 831 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. No charge. (860) 236-2816.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13
BRISTOL
JET FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Dinner buffet, cash bar, raffle prizes, and musical entertainment provided by Bottom Line. Benefits local organizations and provides scholarships. Honors memory of John E. Tavera, who died suddenly in 2010. $25. Bristol Swedish Club, 39 Barlow St., Bristol. Tickets available at 150 Central Bar and Grill, Forestville.

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.

NOV. 14, DEC. 12
BRISTOL
BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Visitors have a chance to win a free copy of “Images of Bristol.” Hundreds of image of Bristol, including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Temporary exhibit of Bristol-made clocks and New Departure bells. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017. jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.us

SATURDAY, NOV. 14
PLAINVILLE
130TH FIREMAN’S ANNIVERSARY BALL. 6:30 p.m. 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. 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. 21
PLAINVILLE
PLAINVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL. 6 p.m. Gala reception. Entertainment, refreshments, door prizes. Business, clubs, and individuals can contribute a decorated tree or wreath for a silent auction. Winning bids announced Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. One half of the sale prices goes to the donor, the other half benefits the Historical Society. Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577, (860) 747-1067.

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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 1
BRISTOL
BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND BOUTIQUE. 9:30 a.m. Speaker: Kyrmie Zaslow, “Winter Wonderland.” Luncheon entrée choices: Chicken Florentine, pan seared salmon, New York strip, Eggplant parmigiana. $40 per person. Register. (860) 589-7166.

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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 5
PLAINVILLE
BUS TRIP TO WRENTHAM PREMIUM OUTLET MALL IN MASSACHUSETTS. Hosted by the Woman’s Club of Plainville. 8 a.m., bus leaves Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. 4:30 p.m., bus leaves the mall. 6:30 bus returns to Plainville Library. $38 and includes transportation, the driver’s tip, BINGO, raffle prizes, and on the return trip, a movie, bottled water and snack bag. Bus will be available for storing purchases throughout the day. Send check made out to the Woman’s Club of Plainville, by Oct. 31, to Linda Prelli, P.O. Box 295, Plainville, CT 06062. Only 56 seats available.

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 thru NOV. 8
OTHER
25TH ANNUAL MEMBER’S CARRIAGE HOUSE EXHIBITION. Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain.

NOW thru NOV. 30
OTHER
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY ART SHOW. Works by Glenn Affleck, Kathy Conway, Ann Hodgdon-Cyr, Andy Mars, Walter Schuppe, Megan Stevens, Lou Zucchi. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

NOW thru NOV. 1
BRISTOL
WITCH’S DUNGEON CLASSIC HORROR MUSEUM. Fridays through Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. Bristol Historical 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. 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 NOV. 28
OTHER
‘SEARCH VERSUS RE-SEARCH: JOSEPH ALBERS, ARTIST AND EDUCATOR.’ Art exhibit exploring the integration of the artist’s teaching and artistic methods. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue gallery, New Haven.

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 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.
 
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SOUTHINGTON
INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. jusgotta@megahits.com

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 Slambovian Circus of Dreams Halloween Ball will be held Saturday at Infinity Hall, Hartford.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Halloween Ball will be held Saturday at Infinity Hall, Hartford.