Miscellaneous listings, starting Sept. 16

miscellaneousFRIDAY, SEPT. 16

BRISTOL

SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connection. 7 to 11 p.m. DJ, buffet. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12 for members. $17 for guests. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. (860) 582-8229.

SEPT. 16-17

PLAINVILLE

FALL TAG SALE. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church, Parish Hall, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission for Friday only.

SEPT. 16-17

PLAINVILLE

TWO DAY BOOK SALE. Held by the Friends of the Plainville Library. 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Entrance fee of $3 per family for those who are not members of the Friends of the Library. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with free admission. $1 for hardcover books, CDs, and DVDs; paperbacks are 50 cents or three for $1. During the last hour of the sale on Saturday, buyers may fill a bag with books for $2. Of note, this year, there will be surplus copies of Plainville yearbooks for sale for various years between 1963 and 2015 and priced as marked. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

PLAINVILLE

SPIN-A-THON. Dedicated and named after a former mentor of the LIVESTRONG program, Rick Varsell. Each team member will ride a bike for an hour. Wheeler Regional YMCA, Farmington Avenue, Plainville.

BRISTOL

CLOCK IDENTIFICATION. 1 to 3 p.m. Clock experts will guide you to discover information about your special American-made clock. Museums are restricted by law so no appraisal values will be presented at event. $10 per clock. Three clock limit. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. (860) 583-6070. ClockandWatchMuseum.org

BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Visitors will have a chance to win a free gift. On display, nearly a hundred historic images including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Exhibits of locally made clocks, New Departure bells, and Civil War photographs. Books, pictures, and postcards, city directories, yearbooks, maps, diaries, church, and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death, and marriage indexes. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

BRISTOL

LEWIS STREET WORKSHOP. 1 to 4 p.m. At historic cemetery. Workshop covers cleaning and straightening of gravestones. Also learn how to take photographs of gravestones. Rubbings not allowed. Bring shovels, rakes, gloves, and your camera.

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN CLASS OF 1956 60TH REUNION. Classmates sought. Call Paul, (860) 223-5476. Harry, (860) 776-9199.

MONDAY, SEPT. 19

SOUTHINGTON

‘GROWTH MINDSET: A KEY TO SUCCESS.’ 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the St. Dominic Parish of the Future Education Committee. If you would like to improve interpersonal relationships at work or among friends, classmates, and family, the Growth Mindset is the path. St. Dominic Learning Center, Flanders Road and Laning Street, Southington. (860) 628-5159.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

BRISTOL

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

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1949. 67th class reunion. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 582-0401.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

BRISTOL

BRISTOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SOCIAL AFTER HOURS. 5:30 p.m. Open invitation to non-chamber members. No pre-registration is needed. Drop-ins welcome. Beverages and food available for purchase. Firefly Hollow Brewer, 139 Center St., Bristol. (860) 845-8977.

SEPT. 22-25

BRISTOL

MUM FESTIVAL. Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Carnival, food trucks, live entertainment. Mum Parade on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. More. Memorial Boulevard field, Bristol. BristolMumFestival.com

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

BRISTOL

SEPTEMBER SOCIAL: HISTORY OF BRISTOL NURSERIES, INC. 1 p.m. Dr. Carl Salsedo will present a history of Bristol Nurseries, its role in Bristol becoming known as the Mum City, and the origin of the Mum Festival. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790. Free. Light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

SOUTHINGTON

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. Farmington Canal Greenway, Mill Street, Southington. No charge for walk. After, go for lunch nearby. (860) 582-8229.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

PLAINVILLE

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

BRISTOL

FINAL SUPERIOR ELECTRIC COMPANY REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Cash bar available. Complimentary coffee, team, decaf, ad 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

SOUTHINGTON

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

SOUTHINGTON

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, rozzel@icloud.com, (860) 490-4407, altierikim@yahoo.com

BRISTOL

ST. ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 1966 AND 1967 50TH REUNION. numotaz@aol.com

MONDAY, OCT. 24

BRISTOL

‘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

PLAINVILLE

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.

NOV. 11-12

PLAINVILLE

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

SOUTHINGTON

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.damboise@snet.net

NOV. 18-19

BRISTOL

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Crafters and vendors sought. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

PLAINVILLE

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.

ONGOING

PLAINVILLE

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

SOUTHINGTON

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.