FRIDAY, APRIL 22
SPRING SET BACK CARD TOURNAMENT. Held by the Ladies Guild of St. Pius X Church. Register, 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m., tournament begins. St. Pius X Church, 525 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. $15 each for ages 16 to adult and include snacks and soda during play, the chance to win a door prize, and dessert buffet. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers. (203) 879-4400, email@example.com. Tickets at the door.
‘JOSH AND TODD: THE STORY OF A MAN AND HIS PUPPET’ AND ‘HEAD-HORROR THE ELMWOOD WAY.’ 7:30, ‘Josh and Todd.’ 8:45 p.m., ‘Head.’ Last film screening at Paris In Plantsville before it closes for good. Following the films, there will be a Q&A session with members of both casts and the filmmakers. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
GEORGE BODENHEIMER OF ESPN BOOK SIGNING. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will bring his book, “Every Town is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN from the Mailroom to the Boardroom,” which shares the story of ESPN’s rise in business and sports. From 11:30 to 12:15 p.m., he will give an inspirational talk. Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, 255 West St., Bristol. bbgc.org
DOG AND CAT FOOD DRIVE. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To benefit the Friends of the Bristol Connecticut Animal Shelter. Bring in your donations to Dress Barn, 683 Farmington Ave., Bristol.
PLAINVILLE AMATEUR ART GROUP THIRD ANNUAL EXHIBIT. “Meet the Artists” reception. 1 to 3 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Refreshments.
THE SHAKESPEARE ‘OLDEN GLOBES AWARDS.’ Capital Classics Theatre Company. Hosted by Chion Wolf and Jacopo Della Quercia. The community’s favorite characters and moments from the works of William Shakespeare will be announced. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford. $15 for general public. $10 for MTH members. (860) 247-0998. MarkTwainHouse.org
APRIL 23-MAY 21
‘COLONY COLLAPSE.’ Art exhibit. Opening reception, Saturday, April 23, 7 to 10 p.m. Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank St., New London. Open to all. Free. Hygienic.org, (860) 443-8001.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26
‘THE MARTIAN.’ 1 p.m. Movie sci-fi thriller. PG-13. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Light refreshments from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
CAREER FAIR. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 20 employers in attendance. Founders Assembly Hall, Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington. Bring resume, cover letter. Dress in business attire. (860) 621-4751.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
RUSTY, WASKOWICZ, STAINED GLASS SCULPUTURES. 7 p.m. Art demonstration presented by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Open to public. Free.
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, Attn: Melinda McKeown c/o Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High St., Farmington, CT 06032.
AVOIDING EMPLOYMENT LAW LANDMINES. Noon to 1 p.m. Presented by Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. With Sami Assaad, an attorney with McCarter and English, and Alyssa Nobile Pianelli, specialty lines claims Beazley Group. Tunxis Plantation Clubhouse, 97 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. Chamber members, $25. Non-members, $30. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
‘STAND AGAINST RACISM.’ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held by the YWCA New Britain. Assorted programs throughout the day. Central Connecticut State University at the Torp Theater in Davidson Hall, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Parking available in the student center lot and in Welte Garage. Free and open to the public. Ywcanb.org/stand-against-racism
MARK TWAIN IN THE MARGINS. 7 p.m. Program about Twain’s love of writing in the margins of the books he read. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
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
TUESDAY, MAY 3
5TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY TEA. ‘NOT YOUR MAMA’S TEA PARTY.’ 5:30 to 8 p.m. Retro Fashion Walk, raffle, games, surprises, sandwiches, sweets, beverages, cash bar. You provide china, teacups, silver, napkins, and centerpiece. Glassware and table cloth provided. Hawk’s Landing Country Cub, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $25.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.
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
- PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL AUCTION. 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Blue Jeans and Bling.” Guests will wear their best blue jeans and bling. They wear denim and diamonds, high tops and hosiery, a jacket and jewels, a tux and a t-shirt or anything in between. Enjoy tasty treats. Bid on silent and live auction items. Dance. The DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol. Spchs.com
MISS CONNECTICUT GALA. 6 p.m. Meet the contestants vying for Miss Connecticut. Meet the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen and the 2016 Outstanding Teen local title holders. Aqua Turf Club, Kay’s Pier South, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $85 each for adults. $45 each for children. Children under 12 $15 each. RSVP. email@example.com
MOTHER’S DAY BAKE SALE. Held by the Polish Rosary Society at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and after masses on Sunday. Polish home made desserts like Angel Wings (chrusciki), Polish apple cake (Jablecznik), Poppy Seed Roll (Makowiec), Babka breads, more. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. (860) 583-4242.
- 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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
LONG ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOUR. Held by Cruz’in Congos. Two hour tour of Long Island Sound’s eight historic lighthouses about a Sea Jet Catamaran. Local experts will provide information. (860) 628-8982. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 28
THE THIRD ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
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. Mondays at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. Benefits St. Anthony Church. 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.