FRIDAY, OCT. 21
ZOMBIE BALL. 7 p.m. to midnight. BYOB. Music. Munchies. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15. Prizes for best costumes. (860) 585-5411.
THE FRIENDSHIP OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND G. FOX PRESIDENT BEATRICE FOX AUERBACH. 11 a.m. Presentation by West Hartford historian Dr. Tracey Wilson. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 747-5728.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22
CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Senior Center crafters as well as outside crafters will be on hand displaying their wares with a variety of items for sale. Prize drawing. Coffee shop will be serving breakfast and lunch. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7895.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23
27TH ANNUAL HOPPERS FALL FOLIAGE EVENT. Sponsored by the City of Bristol’s Hoppers Birge Pond Nature Preserve Committee and the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department.1:30 p.m. New for 2016, presentation, “Legends of the Hoppers,” focusing on local folklore and a ghost story. For hike, wear sturdy shoes, bring any medications you may need, and water. Well-behaved dogs must be on a leash. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Trails are not groomed walking surfaces, expect rough terrain. Hoppers, Beech Street and Crescent Drive, Bristol. Rain cancels. (8600 583-9572.
HOWL N’ PROWL DOG COSTUME PARADE. Rockwell Park, Bristol. BristolRec.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
TUESDAY, OCT. 25
OCTOBER SOCIAL: DETECTIVE WORK IN THE DIGITAL AGE. 1p.m .Bristol Police Department detectives Kevin Ward and Scott Werner will discuss and answer questions regarding how criminal activities and investigations have adapted to life in the age of smart phones and drones. Light refreshments. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26
ADULT COLORING ADVENTURE COURSE. 6 to 7 p.m. for four sessions. Offered by Plainville Adult and Continuing Education. Materials provided. Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $40 per person. (860) 793-3209.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
CASINO TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. 5 p.m. to midnight. Pickup and drop off at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Dr., Plainville. $30 per person, includes transportation, $15 food voucher, and $10 free bet voucher. Reserve. (860) 978-2477.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
11TH ANNUAL FORESTVILLE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Games, activities, food vendors, children’s, adults, and pets costume parades. Pumpkin and scarecrow contests. Cash prizes. Registration required. Scarecrows and pumpkings, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pet costume and adult costume, 5 to 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., Children’s costume parade at Manross Library. 6 p.m., Pet Costume Parade at Simply Hair. 6:30 p.m., Adult Costume Parade at Simply Hair. Pumpkin illumination at dusk Central Square, Foreestville.
DONATION DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unwanted items can help fund Bristol Central High School. Clothing, shoes, accessories, books, lines collected. Bristol Central High School, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol.
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
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
BRISTOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER. Tickets available at BSHOF.org
ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Crafters and vendors sought. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29
BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND BOUTIQUE. 9:30 a.m. Luncheon entrée choices: roast loin of pork, New York strip, pan-seared salmon, vegetable lasagna. Speaker, Bill Graham, floral designer, “Balsam and Bling—Getting ready for the holidays. Farmington Club, Farmington. $45. Reservations. Deadline, Oct. 31. (860) 589-7166.
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 OCT. 30
LINDA DELUCA OF SOUTHINGTON ART EXHIBIT. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room on the second floor at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com