FRIDAY, JULY 29
CARS ON THE GREEN 2016. 5 to 8 p.m. Car show and vendor market. All years welcome. Food, fun raffles, trophies, door prizes. 10 Park St., Plymouth. $10 car entrance fee, $30 vendor fee. PlymouthChurchCT.org. (860) 294-6808, (860) 283-0425.
12TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL. Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., on Center Street. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Sorelle d’Italia and Southington UNICO. Italian singers Amerino and Maria (Naples, Italy) will perform Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday, at 2 p.m. Meatball eating contest on Saturday at 4 p.m. Homemade wine contest on Saturday at 2 p.m. Outdoor Italian mass followed by a procession with the statue of the Madonna della Strada on Sunday at 10 a.m. (860) 681-3451, (860) 628-2227, (860) 621-5628, (860) 302-5634 or visit the festival’s Facebook page.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Meet in the lobby of Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. After, go nearby for refreshments. You buy your ticket. (860) 223-7755.
BENEFIT HOLISTIC FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. 20 vendors, indoors and outdoors. Readers, tai chi, healers, custom jewelry, more The Loop, 311 East St., (Sno-White Plaza), Plainville. Free admission. Requested donations for Plainville food and pet pantry of Plainville. (860) 989-0033, YourHolisticEvents@gmail.com
MONDAY, AUG. 1
25TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. 10:30 a.m., registration. 11 a.m. to noon, lunch in the pavilion (hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, chips, soda, water, beer). 12 p.m., shotgun (four person scramble). Dinner, raffle, and awards following golf. With former Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi and former Mets pitcher Skip Lockwood. Tunxis Plantation, 87 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. July 15 registration deadline. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org
P.R. BAILEY (ABBE) OF PLAINVILLE AND RAY FECTEAU ART EXHIBIT. Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room on the second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 4
‘EASTSIDE SUSHI.’ 1 p.m. Comedy/ drama about a Latina who aspires to become a sushi chef. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Light refreshments from Friends of the Bristol Public Library. No charge. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
AUG. 5, 6
HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. “The Uninvited,” starring Ray Milland. Plus vintage cartoons. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. www.PreserveHollywood.com. (860) 583-6309.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Mingle with old and new friends. Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
17TH ANNUAL FATHER LYSZ GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10:30 a.m., registration and lunch. 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. 5 p.m., dinner/ reception/ raffle. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Benefit for St. Matthew School. $150 per golfer. (860) 583-5214, Kricci@StMatthewSchool.com
THURSDAY, AUG. 25
SHOWTIME AT THE LOG CABIN IN HOLYOKE, MASS. Held by First Baptist Church of Southington. Lobster feast (buffet includes chowder, lobster, barbecued ribs, chicken, and more). Following lunch, there will be a tribute to the music of Patsy Cline. Reservations. (860)621-3024.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31
50 YEARS OF MAGIC WITH THE DUPREES. Trip by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. Music and a family style meal. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $78. Drive your own. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6
14-WEEK FINANCIAL LITERACY INSTITUTE. Offered by Community Renewal Team. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. In-depth way to learn about topics that shape a family’s financial future. 20 students only. Application deadline, July 30. (860) 560-4210, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
MARCELS ‘WHO PUT THE BOMP…’ St. Stanislaus Gold Agers bus trip to the Grand Oak Villa. Music, family style meal with carafes of wine on every table. $91. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
CLASS OF 1976 SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 40 YEAR REUNION. Hawk’s Landing, Southington. $75 per person with dinner, beer, wine included. Reservations, questions, call (203) 921-8087, email@example.com, (860) 490-4407, firstname.lastname@example.org
- ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 1966 AND 1967 50TH REUNION. Info sought on James Byrne, Barbara Kulmacz, Barbara Chaplick-Usher, Marie Jean Clavette-Sauer, Richard Geladino, Nancy Kulmcz Van Hamon, Marie Longo-Thompson. email@example.com
MONDAY, OCT. 24
‘MAKING MEMORIES THROUGH LIFE’S JOURNEYS.’ With Lee Woodruff, best selling author and CBS This Morning contributor. 5 to 9 p.m. Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $60 for members. $65 for non-members. CentralCTChambers.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 state room, $2,859. (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
THE SIXTH ANNUAL KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Full lunch menu. Drawings. Few non-jewelry spaces available. Kennedy Middle School, 1071 South Main St., Plantsville. $1 admission. Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru-AUG. 26
‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS.’ Summer art gallery show. Artists featured Mike Chaiken, Patricia DiCosimo, Andrzej Grzbowski, Fatemeh Kahfi, Carla Sternberg Koch, Lisa Koon, Cathy Michanczyk, Paul Osgood. Mediums include photography, watercolor, mixed media. Diverse styles and subjects. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.
PERENNIAL GARDENS. Open daily. Walk through and enjoy quiet time with the birds along the paths of flowers. 35 Vernon St., Forestville.
NOW thru JULY 31
‘SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW.’ Art exhibit of photographs by Ray Gawlak of Meriden. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, second floor at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org, (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru SEPT. 7
THE BARGAIN CENTER AT PROSPECT UNITED CHURCH, 99 SUMMER ST. Closed for the summer.
NOW thru SEPT. 9
FARMERS MARKET OF PLAINVILLE. 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, humanely raised meet. All Connecticut grown. Plainville High School green, Route 10, Plainville. Facebook.com/FarmersMarketofPlainville, FarmersMarketPLV@yahoo.com
NOW thru AUG. 27
A WALK THROUGH PLAINVILLE: CANAL DAYS TO CROSSROADS. Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. except for holiday weekends. If you have ever wondered what your street used to look like or how Plainville has changed. Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville.