FRIDAY, APRIL 29
‘SPRING FLING DANCE.’ 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. With the Al Fenton Big Band. BYOB. Snacks and set-ups available for purchase. Dress to impress. Swing, dip, and jive to live music. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15 at the door. (860) 585-5411. email@example.com
CLOSING RECEPTION OF CONNECTICUT WOMEN’S ARTIST MEMBERS JURIED ART EXHIBITION. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain.
APRIL 29, 30
‘HOLD THAT GHOST’ AND ‘ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments. PreserveHollywood.com, (860) 585-6309.
APRIL 29, 30
BECOMING A CERTIFIED TRAVEL AGENT. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Taught by Krystle Kautenschlager. The Tavern in Farmington. RSVP. (860) 940-8496.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
‘VICTORIAN TEA WITH KANDIE CARLE.’ 12 p.m., lunch. 1:30 p.m., performance. Bring your own teacup. Immanuel Lutheran School gymnasium, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. (860) 583-5631. ilcs.org
- MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL AUCTION. 5 to 10 p.m. Silent and live auction items will be available to bid on throughout the night. St. Matthew School, 33 Welch Dr., Bristol. $30 per person, includes dessert, and auction paddle. (860) 589-5409, firstname.lastname@example.org
EARTH DAY EVENT. Held by the Bristol Garden Club and the Bristol Rotary Club. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bird houses for sale and special seed projects for children. Collections of vintage oddities, antiques, and embellishments for your garden. Barens Nature Center, Shrub Road, Bristol.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
FOURTH ANNUAL WALK TO END HUNGER. Held by Southington Bread for Life. 1 to 3 p.m. Fund raiser. Valentine the Clown, DJ, raffle. Rails to Trails, from the YMCA back parking lot on High Street, Southington. No registration fee but monetary donations from participants encouraged and welcomed. (860) 620-2711, (860) 276-8389. SouthingtonBreadforLife.org
THE PAINTINGS OF THOMAS MAYER OF SOUTHINGTON. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org
‘IMERCY: THE DIVINE HOTSPOT: A MISSION FOR THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY.’ 7 p.m. Three evenings with Father William Garrott, O.P. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol. (860) 593-1349, StAnthonyBristolCT.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 Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $25.
‘ALL ART, ALL HEART.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit of artwork created by the Early Learning Center and community preschools. All preschool and kindergarten students attending will receive a small gift while supplies last. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. After visit the Bristol Public School students’ art show at the Bristol Board of Education, 129 Church St., Bristol. (860) 314-1400.
CONTAINER GARDENING WITH CATHY TESTA. 1 p.m. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Pre-register. (860) 584-7790.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
‘DISCONNECT: CONVERSATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE.’ 7 p.m. Panel discussion. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $10. $5 for museum members. (860) 247-0998. MarkTwainHouse.org
LITHUANIAN FOLK ARTSHOP. 11 a.m. Taught by Valerie Rodgers. Learn the Lithuanian art of egg decorating. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Register. $10 for non-members of the museum. Free for members. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
BOOK TALK AND SIGNING WITH TRACEY O’SHAUGHNESSY. 5:30 p.m. Author of “Put the Kettle On: And Other Cultural Disconnections.” Arts writer with the Republican-American. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with museum admission. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
MAY 4, 5
BRISTOLALLHEART.COM OPEN HOUSE. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. Thursday, noon or 5:30 p.m. Community organizations, institutions, and business are invited to learn about the portal. Bristol Chamber of Commerce, 200 Main St., Bristol. Register. www.centralctchambers.org/events. (860) 584-4718.
THURSDAY, MAY 5
BRISTOL SPORTS IN THE ‘50S. Held by the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. 7 p.m. Program has two parts. First, a round table discussion with Jerry Burns, Tom Burke, Bob Caron, Whitey Dudzinski, Gordy Losey, and Dan Valerio with Tom Monahan as moderator. It will be a question, answer, and story telling session. Second part is introduction to the BSHOF’s new website. It will feature a new video vault and discussed by web directors Tom Mazzarella and Hank Lodge. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Light refreshments. Open to the public.
CONVERSATION WITH ARTISTS CLAUDIA DEMONTE AND SARAH HINCKLEY. 5:30 p.m. Subjects of the Mattatuck Museum’s exhibition, “Making Her Mark.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with museum admission. (203) 753-0381.
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, email@example.com
- 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
CLOTHING AND TOY DRIVE. Held by Bristol Eastern High School Class of 2016. For each pound of clothing, the class will receive 15 cents. Accepted items: Clothing, handbags, backpacks, accessories, blankets, pillows, curtains, bedding, toys, bicycles. Bristol Eastern High School parking lot, 632 King St., Bristol.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Walnut Hill Park, Park Place, New Britain. After go for lunch. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.
- 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
STANLEY B. BITEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT. Register, 11 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 p.m. Shot gun start, 12:30 p.m. Pequabuck Golf Club, 56 School St., Terryville. $145 per person. RowleySpring.com/golf-tournament-registration. (860) 582-8175.
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. email@example.com
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.
SPRING PLANTS FOR SALE. Mondays through Friday and Saturdays in May, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Herbs, annuals, vegetable plants in pots, flats, and hangars, Geraniums, begonias, marigolds, tomatoes, peppers, basil, chives, parlsey and more .Get plants for Mother’s Day. Jerome Gardens at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. BristolARC.org. (860) 261-5592.
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 MAY 21
‘COLONY COLLAPSE.’ Art exhibit. Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank St., New London. Open to all. Free. Hygienic.org, (860) 443-8001.
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 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.