FRIDAY, MAY 13
ANTIQUES APPRAISAL EVENING. 6 to 8 p.m. Dick Blaschke of Dick’s Antiques will be appraiser. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free. $5 for a single item to be appraised and $10 for three items. (860) 589-4504.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Speaker, Lori Theriault of Work It will discuss “Personality strengths and personality profiles and how they can help or hinder in business.” Village Gate of Farmington, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington.
MAY 13-JUNE 5
12TH ANNUAL SPRING JURIED SHOW. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Opening reception Friday, May 13 6 to 8 p.m. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. ALNB.org
SATURDAY, MAY 14
TAG-BAKE-FLOWER SALE. Hosted by St. John’s Seek and Find Thrift Store. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked goods, housewares, clothes, books, toys, flower sale. More. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave, Bristol. (860) 583-5445.
THE LOOP OPENING OPEN HOUSE. 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Refreshments, demonstrations, sound healing ceremony and group meditation. Practitioners and teachers will be on hand to offer complimentary services throughout the day. The Loop, Events and Gatherings Venue, 311 East St., Plainville. Open to the public. Free. InTheLoopCT.com
RELAY FOR LIFE TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 174 West Main St., Plainville.
SPRING LAKE VILLAGE TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Lake Village Social Hall, Woodruff Street, Southington. Public welcome.
- 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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
NATURE’S WILD GOURMET. “An Evening with a Master Gardener.” Offered by Plainville Adult Education. Register. (860) 793-3209.
FRIDAY, MAY 20
SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance, buffet. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
2ND ANNUAL DANCE TO REMEMBER. 8 p.m., partner and line dancing, with opening dancing throughout the night. Dance lessons included. Raffles to benefit Relay for Life. $5. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
FIFTH ANNUAL ‘OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART’ WOMEN’S CONFERENCE. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Lynn Lincoln from Gateway Christian Church, West Haven. Special guest speaker will be Evangelist Beverly Vaughn from “At His Feet Ministries.” The theme is “Believe… because all things are possible.” All women invited to attend. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. (860) 637-5102. Lunch not provided. Visit area restaurants. Free will offering accepted.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
ANNUAL DIABETES MOTORCYCLE RUN. 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Depart at 11 a.m. Benefit for the American Diabetes Association. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.
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.
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 31
THE PAINTINGS OF THOMAS MAYER OF SOUTHINGTON. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org
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.
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.