MARCH 18, APRIL 15
COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies available at A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Arts and Crafts, or Barnes and Noble. Bristol Historical Society will provide wine and cheese party. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5. Pre-register. Adults only. (860) 583-6309. When mailing in requests, write Color Craze on the outside of the envelope.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
GALLERY NIGHTS: SURRENDER, BY ARTIST ANNA MASTROPOLO. 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring music by violinist Ben Dean. Ingraham House, 156 Summer St., Bristol. $5 admission.
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH KATY LEARY. 1:30 p.m., doors open. 2 p.m., program begins. Leary was the maid for Mark Twain’s family. See their family life through her eyes. Leary is portray by Virginia Woof, who has done research on Leary, including Leary’s memoir, “A Lifetime with Mark Twain.” Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. Building is handicapped accessible. Seating is limited. Come early.
EASTER BAKE SALE AND BOTTLE DRIVE. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Fur-Gotten Tails Animal Rescue. Gnazzo’s, East Street, Plainville.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
‘COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON OPIATE AND HEROIN USE AND MISUSE.’ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Six-member panel discussion highlighting what individuals, families, and communities need to know about opiates and overdose; where to get help; how to support; and set limits for those struggling with addiction; and the value of recovery. Bristol Hospital Hughes Auditorium, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. Free. Space is limited. email@example.com.
FOURTH ANNUAL BAKE SALE FOR FRIENDS OF BRISTOL CT ANIMAL SHELTER. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cookies, cupcakes, breads. Donations of baked goods accepted. Money goes toward helping pound get animals adopted, bills, supplies, food. Stop and Shop, Farmington Avenue, Bristol.
PAINT NIGHT. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Step by step painting of hummingbirds and cherry blossoms. Immanuel Lutheran Old School Basement, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. $20. (860) 583-5631.
THIRD ANNUAL MAKER FAIR. 1 to 4 p.m. Hands-on activities for people of all ages, interests, and skill levels. 3D printers, soldering, knitting, coding, and more. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. (860) 673-6791. www.FarmingtonLibraries.org
MARCH 20-MAY 22
THOS. MOSER: LEGACY IN WOOD. The furniture of Thos. Moser will be showcased. Opening reception on March 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Moser and curator Donna McNeil will be in attendance. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
MARCH 22, 24
‘OUT OF AFRICA.’ Tuesday, 1 p.m. Thursday, 5:15 p.m. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7799.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
BRISTOL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Held by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. 5 to 7 p.m. Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. www.CentralCTChambers.org. info@CentralCTChambers.org
‘EXPLORE THE “NOT-SO-GOOD-LIFE OF THE COLONIAL GOODWIFE.’ 7 p.m. Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women. Presented by teacher/ author Velya Jancz-Urban. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791.
‘TO SEE A WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Discussion about how scientists see the world in the context of crystals, x-rays, and geometrical models. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford. $5 for science center members, students, and seniors. $10 for non-members. Ticket includes admission to reception with light refreshments. CTScienceCenter.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
‘NAVIGATING THE LEGALITIES OF ART.’ 7 to 9 p.m. Attorney Theodore Phillips will discuss the legal steps needed for artists to make the transition to being able to practice their craft as an additional or primary source of income. Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank St., New London. $15. Register. Space limited. HyAcademy@gmail.com, Hygienic.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections .11 a.m. Meet at Farmington Canal, Cornwall Avenue, Cheshire. After, go out to lunch. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
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 for 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. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTLIGHTS USED CLOTHING DONATION DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Goal is to raise $5,000 to support the upcoming production of “Grease” and continued renovation efforts. Acceptable donations are clothing, shoes, accessories, books, and small household items (No furniture). Goods collected are sold to Savers. Savers pays organizations per pound. Bristol Central High School, in front of the auditorium, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. GinaGallo@BristolK12.org
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES. Held by Plainville Recreation Department. 9 to 10 a.m. First class held without dog. Remaining six with dog will be held Saturdays 9 to 10 a.m. Teaches basic dog obedience behavior and control as well as insight on behavior problems for ages 6 months and up. All vaccinations must be current. Norton Park, Plainville. (860) 747-6022.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Crafts include homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles, more. Full lunch menu. Drawings. A few crafter spaces available but no jewelry. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. firstname.lastname@example.org
INDOOR TAG SALE. Held by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring 40 individual sales. Tailor-made for vendors because it takes place rain, snow, or shine. Also ideal for those living in rural areas with little traffic to support a single household sale. Attracts hundreds of buyers. Spaces available to rent for $20, which includes one 6-foot table, and $15 if the table is supplied by vendor. Admission is free. Refreshments at the Senior Center coffee shop. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
GISHREI SHALOM JEWISH CONGREGATION ANNUAL TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bargains and something for everyone. 92 Alder Lane, Southington. For photos of sale items, visit the week prior the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation Facebook page.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
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.
TWO DAY TRIP TO LANCASTER, PENN. Held by the First Baptist Church of Southington. 7 a.m., depart from First Baptist parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Sight and Sound Theater will present “Samson.” Also visit an 1805 Amish Farm and Home to learn about Amish history, clothing, customs, and crafts. Also time will be spent at the Bird in Hand Farmers Market. (860) 621-3024.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
SPRING FLING. Held by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, comedian at 7:30 p.m., basket drawing. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. $65. RSVP (860) 677-9222 ext. 309, email@example.com. Payments can be made by check or by PayPal at the website. If paying by check, mail payments payable to the FVGLA, to FVGLA, Attn: Melinda McKeown c/o Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High St., Farmington, CT 06032.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Benefit for Animal Rescue Foundation. Leaves from the commuter parking lot off of Route 8, exit 39, at 3 p.m. and will return at about 9:30 p.m. $40 and includes $30 in casino awards. Seating limited. Deadline April 23. (860) 798-6084, firstname.lastname@example.org. ARFCT.org
SATURDAY, MAY 7
BUS TRIP, BOSTON RED SOX TAKE ON THE NEW YORK YANKEES. Held by the St. Paul Catholic Falcons Softball Booster Club. 1 p.m. game time. $125 per person. (860) 690-5959, email@example.com
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS TRIP, ‘SPRINGTIME IN VERMONT.’ At Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt. Visit Quechee Gorge, Sugarbush Farm, King Arthur Flour, and Vermont Country Store. Price per person, $393, double/ triple; $493 single, and includes two nights at the hotel, five meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, and sightseeing). (860) 589-5597.
SARASOTA AND LAKE GEORGE TRIP. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Travel for three days to Sarasota Racetrack with reserved seating at track, after race check into resort at Lake George, dinner at restaurant. Cruise with lunch buffet on lake, dinner theater, cruise Hudson River, and visit New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y. $539 per person, double occupancy. (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 70th Big Birthday Celebration. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winding Trails, Farmington. Kfrasc@yahoo.com
PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966 REUNION. firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT. 28-NOV. 11
15 DAY CRUISE. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Cruise from Boston to San Juan, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica, George Town, Cozumel, Mexico, and disembark in New Orleans. Tour New Orleans and buffet lunch at Court of Two Sisters included as well as flight home from New Orleans. Inside stateroom, $1,999 per person double occupancy. Ocean View stateroom, $2,353. Balcony stateroom, $2,859. (860) 747-1732.
NOW thru MARCH 31
ABSTRACT ART GALLERY SHOW. Artists are Steve Adams, Bernadette Belizzi, Lorraine Centrella, Jacqueline Dagenais, Jean Dalton, Michalski Jerzy, Nancy Lasar, Eric Litke, Zeb Mayer, Paul Osgood, and Tom Zaccheo. Different mediums. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.
NOW thru APRIL 10
‘VICTOR VASARELY: THE ABSOLUTE EYE.’ 60 serigraphs and objects on loan from the Herakleidon Museum of Art, Athens, Greece. Vasarely is the world-renowned father of the Op Art movement. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru MARCH 29
ART EXHIBIT BY JOHN LANZL OF PLANTSVILLE. “An Expression of Form and Color.” The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru APRIL 14
‘THEY LISTENED HARD TO THE STORIES TOLD.’ AN EXHIBITION OF OBJECTS FROM THE STUDY AND CLASSROOM OF MARK STRATHY. Showcase Gallery, Maloney Hall, first floor, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. Free admission to the general public. Art.CCSU.edu/Gallery.html
NOW thru MAY 7
‘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.
‘LEONARDO: MACHINES IN MOTION.’ Featuring 40 interactive machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. CTScienceCenter.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
MANROSS LIBRARY NEEDLE WORKERS. Mondays at 1p.m. Drop in any time. Newcomers welcome. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.
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.
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
FATIMA/ DIVINE MERCY 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.