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.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Speaker is Karen Thomas, “Relevancy-Beyond Your 5 Minutes of Fame.” Village Gate of Farmington, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington.
COLORING CRAZE PARTY. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies. Wine and cheese party. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 583-6309.
SUNDAY, AUG. 14
5TH ANNUAL ‘REV UP FOR A CURE’ CLASSIC CAR AND ALL AMERICAN MUSCLE SHOW. Produced by All-American Productions presented by 2016 Team “Wings of Hope” and Katie and Mike Dragon. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, Aug. 28). $10 fee for show cars. All years welcome. No tuners. No charge for spectators, however donations will be appreciated. Raffles, awards, DJ, 50/50 drawing, vendors, more. Food and drinks for purchase. Benefits cancer research. Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Rd., Plantsville.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16
LADIES NIGHT OUT. Held by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Food and drink. Giveaways, raffles, mini-massages, henna, shopping. Music by Michael James. Chippanee Country Club, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol. $25. (860) 589-5645. chippanee.com, CentralCTChambers.org
‘TO CATCH A THIEF.’ 1 p.m. Film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Free. (860) 584-7790.
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
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food, vendors, crafts, local organizations, car show, music (acoustic and electric). Presented by the Wes End Association. Rockwell Park, Bristol. www.WestEndBristol.org
SUNDAY, AUG. 21
GISHREI SHALOM JEWISH CONGREGATONAL COMMUNITY-WIDE SUMMER PICNIC. 3 p.m. For individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting. Recreation Park, Southington. RSVP. email@example.com. wwwGSJC.org, (860) 276-9113.
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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26
CROCODILE CLUB. Noon, social hour. 1 p.m., lamb dinner. 1 to 2 p.m., speechifying galore. Held by the New England Carousel Museum. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol. $40. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org
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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 490-4407, email@example.com
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. A few non-jewelry spaces available. Kennedy Middle School, 1071 South Main St., Plantsville. $1 admission. Lynn.email@example.com
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 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. 31
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.
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.