FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
COLORING CRAZE PARTY. 7 to 9 p.m. Coloring books and supplies are available at A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s Arts and Crafts or Barnes and Noble and the Bristol Historical Society. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5. Pre-register. Adults only. (860) 583-6309.
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3
BOW WOW BARK IN THE PARK. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Raise awareness for pitbulls and shelter animals. 65 vendors. Food, crafters, rescues, shelters, nonprofits, raffles. Proceeds will be donated to shelters in need. Rockwell Park, Bristol. Admission is free. Bring an item to donate to a shelter in need.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7
PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 6 to 9 p.m. 10-week Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting class. Wheeler Clinic, 74 East St., Plainville, third floor. (860) 793-4461, (860) 793-7277, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 782-2538, (860) 793-7277, Jschroyer@wheelerclinic.org
WHEELER HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free blood pressure and Body Mass Index screenings. Wheeler Health and Wellness Center, 10 North Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-6555.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
‘A HIDDEN HISTORY OF CT UNION SOLDERS.’ 7 p.m. Author John Banks of ESPN will discuss his book. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5 for non-members, free to members. Refreshments served.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
BENEFIT FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Vendors, indoors and outdoors. Readers, healers, custom jewelry, reflexology, crystals, healing essential oils, more. The Loop, 311 East St. (Sno-White Plaza), Plainville. Free admission. Donations requested for food and pet pantry of Plainville. (860) 989-0033.
SINGLES LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 12:30 p.m. Visit nine historic lighthouses from New London to Long Island plus two Revolutionary-era forts. Cruise lasts two hours. After go for refreshments. Meet at the Cross Sound Ferry Docks, 2 Ferry St., New London. $28. Reservations. (860) 444-4620. Information, (860) 582-8229 or (860) 434-6426.
- STANISLAUS ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL DOZYNKI. Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday,11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live Polka music, Children Polish folk dancers “Polanie,” Polish and American food, raffles, interactive inflatables, and many other activities for the children. Giant tag sale, opens Friday at 8 a.m. and continues Saturday and Sunday. Early bird admission before 8 a.m. before 8 a.m. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Admission is free.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
NEW BRITAIN CLASS OF 1956 60TH REUNION. Classmates sought. Call Paul, (860) 223-5476. Harry, (860) 776-9199.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
MARCELS ‘WHO PUT THE BOMP…’ St. Stanislaus Golden Agers bus trip to the Grand Oak Villa. Music, family style meal with carafes of wine on every table. $91. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1949. 67th class reunion. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 582-0401.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
FALL CRAFT FAIR AND APPLE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Room for crafters. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. (860) 747-2813. (860) 747-2328.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
FINAL SUPERIOR ELECTRIC COMPANY REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Cash bar available. Complimentary coffee, team, decaf, and soda. Appetizers served prior to a sit-down family-style luncheon. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. $30 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. (860) 496-1945.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
STEAM TRAIN AND RIVERBOAT RIDE. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Southington. Coach will take you to Essex where lunch will be at the Griswold Inn with a choice of pan-seared breast of chicken or top sirloin of beef. Following lunch, board the Valley Railroad Steam Train following the Connecticut River to Deep River. Then board a riverboat for a one-hour ride. (860) 621-3024.
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.
25TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIR. Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters needed. Our Lady of Mercy, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. (860) 747-6825.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Crafters and vendors sought. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3
BUS TRIP TO WRENTHAM PREMIUM OUTLET MALL. 8 a.m., leave from in front of the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. 4:30 p.m., leave Wrentham Mall in Massachusetts. 6:30 p.m., returns to library. Cost per person is $43. Includes transportation, the driver’s tip, BINGO, raffle prizes, return trip, a movie, bottled water, and snack bag. Bus will be available for storing your purchases throughout the day. Reserve your seats by Oct. 31. Mail your checks to Woman’s Club of Plainville, Linda Prelli, 16 Dairy Farm Rd., Portland, CT 06480. 56 seats available.
SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF LOVE AND LIGHT. Meets Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Service followed by a fellowship hour. The Loop, Suite C, 311 East St., Plainville. Rev. Aristia Partiss. (860) 918-6393
NOW thru SEPT. 30
TRICIA WHITE MCMAHON ART SHOW. Reception, Sept. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, second floor, The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Hosted by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. (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