Miscellaneous listings, starting from Feb. 5

FRIDAY, FEB. 5
BRISTOL
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARDI GRAS. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Beads and doubloons, music and dancing, bourbon tasting, food, BYOB, King and Queen, 50/50 and auction. Masks and costumes encouraged. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $30 per person. Masks and anniversary glasses at the museum gift shop. (860) 585-5411.

SWEET SOUNDS- MUSIC AND DESSERTS FUND RAISER. Benefit for Bristol Eastern High School bands and choirs. Performances by Bristol Eastern band and choir. Desserts, coffee, tea. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. $7 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the door. BEHSPerformingArts@gmail.com

OTHER
SINGLES FIRST FRIDAY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Meet other singles. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $15 includes light hors d’oeuvres, wine, or beer for $3. (860) 582-8229.

MONTHLY TOUR OF PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. PalaceTheaterCT.org. (203) 346-2000.

FEB. 5-MARCH 13
OTHER
WORKING FROM THE FIGURE. Art show. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 5, 6 to 8 p.m. Also a second show, “Elegant and Creative Poses.” The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain.

SATURDAY, FEB. 6
BRISTOL
THE SECOND ANNUAL JACKIE ROBINSON INDOOR WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT. In commemoration of Black History Month. 1 p.m. Corporate businesses and pick-up teams in the area are invited to register teams to raise money for athletic programs for city youth. Fiondella Field House, Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, 255 West St., Bristol. (860) 540-3117, jay@bbc.org

SOUTHINGTON
13TH ANNUAL VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Held by the American Legion Auxiliary. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade chocolate candy, bake sale, handmade flower arrangements, theme basket raffles, Valentine gifts for everyone. Enjoy lunch, gourmet desserts, and beverages in the café. Legion Post Home, Main Street, Southington.

FEB. 6-7
OTHER
MONSTER JAM. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m. A Pit Party for fans to meet with trucks up close and personal will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With Thrasher, Backdraft, Crushstation, Backwards Bob, Grave Digger, Instigator, Lumberjack, and Stinger. XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. Tickets start at $10. Pit Party tickets are $10. XLCenter.com

SUNDAY, FEB. 7
BRISTOL
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY BINGO. Benefit for New England Carousel Museum. 1 p.m., doors open. Games start at 2:15 p.m. Twenty-two games, total payout of $1,225. Pre-game event so will end in time for Super Bowl football game. $20 at the door. Packages include entry fee, the paper pack and paper specials for $10, two specials, purple and blue with four strips at $1 each for $8 a package. Four quickies at 50 cents each for a $2 package. Additional specials and quickies may be purchased. Buy lunch. Free coffee. Door prizes. St. Stan’s Church Hall, 510 West St., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

OTHER
TRAIN AND TOY SHOW. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 South Colony Rd. (U.S. Route 5), Wallingford. $6. Children 15 and under free with an adult. (203) 926-1327. ClassicShowsLLC.com

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10
OTHER
LECTURE ABOUT THEODATE POPE RIDDLE’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. 7 p.m. Architect, philanthropist, and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

FEB. 10-MAY 23
OTHER
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN BASIC TRAINING. Mondays and Wednesdays. Offered by Tunxis Community College in conjunction with Bristol Hospital Office of Emergency Medical Services. Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol. $750. Tunxis.edu/emt, (860) 314-4700.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11
OTHER
‘AN EVENING FOR MARRIED COUPLES.’ 6 p.m. The importance of God in one’s marriage. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Rd., Farmington. $55 per couple. (860) 677-8519, olcretreat@sbcglobal.net

FRIDAY, FEB. 12
OTHER
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Plaza Azteca, 3260 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. No charge. (860) 582-8339.

FEB. 12-13
BRISTOL
HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. “Dracula,” starring Bela Lugosi and “Dracula’s Daughter” starring Gloria Holden. Bring your camera and have your photograph taken with a life size figure of Bela Lugosi as “Count Dracula.” Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3, all ages.

SATURDAY, FEB. 13
OTHER
MOHEGAN BUS TRIP. Hosted by Animal Rescue Foundation. Bus leaves commuter parking lot off of Route 8, exit 39 at 3 p.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. $40 and includes a $15 food voucher and $15 gambling voucher. Seating is limited. Payment must be received by Feb. 6. www.ARFCt.org, (860) 798-6084.

SUNDAY, FEB. 21
BRISTOL
THE ART OF THE WEDDING BRIDAL SHOW. Noon to 4 p.m. Wedding vendors. Fashion show by Kathy Faber Designs at 3 p.m. Vintage wedding dresses on display. Meet some of the wedding vendors in the area. Brides are encouraged to bring fiancés, bridesmaids, family, fiends. The New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Museum has served as a backdrop for weddings since its opening and is available to rent. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.org

FEB. 24-28
BRISTOL
THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Thursday, 9 .am. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., a bag sale. $5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag. Sale includes thousands of gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, videos, audio books, CDs donated by the community. Books are priced 25 cents to $2. Wednesday, Feb. 24 is an opening night preview sale for a $5 admission from 3 to 7 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, meeting rooms in the lower level, Bristol.

FEB. 28, MARCH 20
OTHER
FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES. 2 p.m. on Sundays. All levels of artists invited. Led by Post University drawing and life drawing instructor and painter Sheri Schwartz. The museum will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring fundamentals of capturing the figure. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $10 for students. $15 for museum members. $25 for non-members. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 8
PLAINVILLE
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP. Sponsored by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Returns to Plainville between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Be in the parking lot of 19 S. Canal St., Plainville by 7:30 a.m. $25. Includes promotional package from casino. In case of inclement weather, announcement will be made on WFSB. (860) 747-1732.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
SOUTHINGTON
THE 15TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Social hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event whose proceeds support grants fro programs that make it possible for women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth Southington, and Wolcott improve the conditions and opportunities in their lives. Guest is Kara Sundlun of WFSB. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org

MONDAY, APRIL 11
BRISTOL
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH GOLDEN AGERS TRIP TO THE MOHEGAN SUN. Leave at 8:45 a.m. Return at 5:30 p.m. Bus leaves St. Stanislaus parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol. $30 and includes casino package and transportation. (860)589-5597, (860) 583-8170.

NOW thru FEB. 29
SOUTHINGTON
PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com

NOW THRU MARCH 6
OTHER
‘MIXMASTER: JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION.’ Created to encourage contemporary art, exhibition provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (860) 753-0381.

NOW thru FEB. 29
SOUTHINGTON
PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com

NOW thru FEB. 8
OTHER
THE NATIONAL ARTS/ LOCAL COLOR, COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM’S ANNUAL ART COMPETITION AND SHOW. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Capital Community College, 950 Main St., Hartford. (860) 560-5471, NancyS@CRTCT.org, CTRCT.org

NOW thru MARCH 11
OTHER
‘BLACK PULP.’ A new exhibition at the Yale School of Art featuring 65 objects, including rare magazines, literary journals, novels, cartoons, and comics as well as contemporary art from the Black Diaspora. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, New Haven. (203) 432-2600, artschool.info@yale.edu

NOW thru FEB. 29
SOUTHINGTON
PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com

NOW thru FEB. 7
OTHER
‘LOVE, ANDY.’ Highlights from the Andy Warhol Museum. The theme of romantic love in paintings, drawings, and photographs of hearts, cupids, and images of his paramours. Plus, “Canis Major: Andy Warhol’s Dogs and Cats.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum, (203) 753-0381.

NOW thru MAY 7
OTHER
‘PEDAGOGY AND PLACE: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION AT YALE.’ Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explores the relationship between teaching architecture, and the spaces in which that education takes place. Yale School of Architecture, Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., New Haven.

ONGOING
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
VOCATION HOLY HOUR. 4 to 5 p.m., third Friday of every month. Pray for the Archdiocese of Hartford. St Ann Church, 215 West St., 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

OTHER
FATIMA/ DIVINE MERCE HOLY HOUR. 2 p.m., second Sunday of the month. Bring a friend, spiritual healing, brown scapular enrollment. St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St., New Britain.

The Art League of New Britain is hosting a juried exhibit, ‘Working from the Figure.’

The Art League of New Britain is hosting a juried exhibit, ‘Working from the Figure.’