THE THIRD ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
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
NATIONAL WALKING DAY. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Check in at 9:30 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. Get up and move. Rockwell Park, Jacob and Muzzy streets, Bristol. Register on-line at www.BristolRec.com. Walk-ins accepted 9 to 9:30 a.m. Weather permitting. No rain date.
THE AMERICAN CLOCK AND WATCH MUSEUM WILL OPEN FOR THE 2016 SEASON. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special activities include clock repair demonstrations in the clock shop and the opening of the exhibit, “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Timepieces in the Transportation Industry.” American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. ClockandWatchMuseum.org, (860) 583-6070.
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.
TAG AND CRAFT SHOW. Held by American Legion Brock-Barnes Post 33. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your basement and attics for a spring yard sale, joining with other sellers. American Legion Brock-Barnes Post 33, Race Avenue, Plainville. Selling spaces are $15 per space. Each spaces with an eight-foot banquet table. Advance space reservations required. (860) 989-4872, Penelope.email@example.com
BENEFIT HOLISTIC FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Readers, massage, custom jewelry, essential oils, personal care products, natural supplements, more. The Loop, 311 East St., Plainville. Fund raiser for Plainville Food and Pet Shelter.
1960s-RETRO DANCE PARTY. 8 p.m. Live music performed by The Clams, 9th Wave and the Tarantinos. Go-go dancing, hula-hooping, and a twist contest. Prizes for the best retro/tropical costumes. The Zen Bar, 317 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $5. (860) 747-8886, TheZenBar@yahoo.com
FAIR TRADE EVENT. 5:15 p.m., Saturday. 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Sunday. Fair Trade helps to create and maintain sustainable communities throughout the world. Food products available will include Palestinian Peace olive oil, coffee (regular and decaf, beans and ground) and chocolate. Crafts from Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, and Uganda, including baskets, garden stakes, placemats, and napkins, shoulder bags and wallets. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. CathyFromolm@gmx.com
MONDAY, APRIL 4
‘ARE YOU JOKING.’ 7 p.m. Comedy film shown as part of the 20th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $12 in advance. $15 at the door. HIFF.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 231-6316.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
BRISTOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP EVENT. 5 to 7 p.m. Free for all chamber members. Bring a potential new member to introduce to the chamber. Free pizza, free beer tastings, cash bar, door prize. Firefly Hollow Brewing Co., 139 Center St., Bristol. (860)584-4718, info@CentralCTChambers.org. www.CentralCTChambers.org. Space is limited.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
MARK TWAIN AND INDIA. Part of the “Trouble Begins at 5:30” lecture. 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 p.m., talk. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. $5 donation is requested. (860) 247-0998. MarkTwainHouse.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
‘MENDELSSOHN’S ELIJAH.’ 2 to 3:30 p.m. A consideration of the composition, the composer, the historical context. Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford’s Mortensen Library, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.
’20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH’ and ‘EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. (860) 583-6309. PreserveHollywood.org
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. email@example.com
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.
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING AT THE STARPLEX CINEMA. Held by Social Connections. Meet at the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Everyone decides what movie to see. After, go out for refreshments. Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 261-5765.
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.
HAYLEY’S HOPE AND MICHAELA’S MIRACLE MS WALK TEAM CAN/ BOTTLE DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also registration for this year’s walk, which will be April 17 in Cheshire. Gnazzo’s Food Store, Route 10, Plainville. All proceeds benefit those affected with MS in Connecticut.
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.
FRIDAY, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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 MAY 22
THOS. MOSER: LEGACY IN WOOD. The furniture of Thos. Moser will be showcased. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
MANROSS LIBRARY NEEDLE WORKERS. Mondays at 1 p.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.