FRIDAY, NOV. 20
COFFEE WITH STATE SEN. HENRI MARTIN, STATE REP. WHIT BETTS. 8 to 9 a.m. Residents will opportunity to discuss any issues they wish to talk about. Eagles Nest, 163 Main St., Terryville. All residents encouraged to attend.
STORY TELLING SHOW AND WORKSHOP WITH SPEAK UP STORYTELLING. 8 p.m. Workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Storytelling is free. Workshop is $90. Register. Space is limited. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org
CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Newest 2016 models will be on display. Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford. $10 for adults. $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 admitted free. Friday, $2 off senior discount for ages 65 and up with ID. Friday also is Military Day, with proper ID, military members receive free admission. Friday is also Heels and Wheels Night when from 5 to 8 p.m. Women receive a $2 discount on admission. 1-800-251-1563. ConnAutoShow.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 21
MISS FORESTVILLE TURKEY DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop and Shop, Pine Street, Forestville.
16TH ANNUAL POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL. Held by Bristol Central High School’s Interact Club. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Girls from each grade will play football against each other. Bristol Central High School, Wolcott Street, Bristol. $5. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
THANKSGIVING BOWLING CLASSIC. Benefit for PARC, family centered services for people with developmental disabilities. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Three games of bowling, shoe rental, a limited edition PARC t-shirt, a hot dog, and beverages from Ruthie’s Place. One chance ticket for a gift basket. Turkey giveaways. Teams and individuals welcome. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-0316, (860) 803-7389, firstname.lastname@example.org, pacCTdisabilities.org
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Fund raiser for University High School After Grad Party. Pick up in Bristol 5:30. $40 per person. (860) 582-5041.
BRING YOUR CONNECTICUT MEMORIES AND ITEMS TO THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring toys, photographs, clothes, home movies, and other treasures Objects accepted may be included in the “Growing Up in Connecticut” exhibit that opens May 2016. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford.
WORLD TURKEY-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP. 2 p.m. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut will compete against a field of Major League Eaters. Grand Ballroom, Casino Level of The Grand Pequot Tower, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket. IFOCE.com, Foxwoods.com
SUNDAY, NOV. 22
MISS BRISTOL 2016 TOY DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walmart, Farmington Avenue, Bristol.
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Iron Horse Boulevard Walkway, Jim Gallagher Way, Simsbury. After walk go to lunch nearby. No charge for walk. (860) 261-5765.
CONNECTICUT POSTCARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse thousands of cards, bid in semi-annual auctions, and attend presentation. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28
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.
SINGLES DINNER AND THEATER. Held by Social Connections. 6 p.m. Meet at Paradise Pizza, 10 East St., New Britain. Afterward go to Hole in the Wall Theater to see “Lysistrata.” You buy your dinner, theater tickets are $20. Reserve by Nov. 27. (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, DEC. 1
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.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12
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. email@example.com
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985 30TH REUNION. Dinner, music, dancing, catching up with old friends. Details, contact Kevin Bechard at (860) 929-2079, BristolEastern85@gmail.com
NOW thru NOV. 30
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 JAN. 17
‘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. $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 NOV. 30
ART SHOW BY DONALD LEGER OF SOUTHINGTON. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org
NOW thru NOV. 28
‘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 DEC. 13
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 to 14 are $3.50. (860) 585-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thecarouselmuseum.org.
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. email@example.com
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.
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