FRIDAY, FEB. 17
LINCOLN BIRTHDAY AND TRUMP VICTORY DINNER CELEBRATION. Annual Tri-Town dinner hosted by Republican Town Committees of Plainville, Farmington, and New Britain. 6 p.m., social hour. 7 p.m., dinner. Snow date of Sunday, Feb. 19. Cash bar. VFW Post 574, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Catered by Pagliacci’s Restaurant. BYOB. (860) 747-5995, (860) 748-5927.
SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Held by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of this fabulous music played by DJ Tom Haynes. Buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dress casual and door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
FEB. 18, 19
32ND ANNUAL BRISTOL HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. $25 per person.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
FEBRUARY SOCIAL:BIRDS OF CONNECTICUT. 1 p.m. In the spirit of National Bird Feeding Month, Robert Tougias will present his slide lecture on the birds of Connecticut. Attendees can enter drawings for a book on birding or a bird feeder. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
RESUME WRITING. 2 p.m. Career workshop. Tunxis Community College, 700 Building, Library Room 7-22, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. email@example.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25
MARDI GRAS 2017. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. BYOB. Food. Bourbon tasting. Live entertainment. Music. Dancing. Masks encouraged. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.
PASTA DINNER BENEFIT FOR KAYLA KRENICKI. 5 to 8 p.m. Food, music, raffles. Terryville Polish Club, 3 Makara St., Terryville. $15 adults, $10 children 8 and under. Tickets available at Get Up N’ Dance, 40 Barlow St., Bristol or at the door.
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6 p.m. Experience German cuisine and German biers. East Side Restaurant, 131 Dwight St., New Britain. (860) 582-8229.
SUNDAY, FEB. 27
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Meet at MDC Reservoir No. 6, Route 44, West Hartford and walk the Metacomet trail. After, go to lunch. (860) 582-8229.
MONDAY, FEB. 27
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $30 per person. (860) 589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Opening night preview sale on Wendesday, 3 to 7 p.m., for a $5 admission fee. Sale hours for free admission are Thursday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books will be sold at half-price on Saturday, 12:30 to 4 p.m. The sale ends with a bag sale, $5 for a brown bag, $3 for a plastic bag on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Specially priced books are not included in the half-price and bag sales. Gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, audio books, CDs. Fund raiser for The Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
8TH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 50 vendors. Homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles. Full lunch menu. Drawings. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $1 admission (includes drawing ticket). Crafter spaces available but no jewelry or food. Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO-DAY TRIP TO LANCASTER. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Southington. Motor coach leaves the church parking lot at 581 Meriden Ave., Southington at 7 a.m. See the Sight & Sound Theatre production of “Jonah.” Over night accommodations at The Country Inn of Lancaster. On return trip, a stop will be made for a tour of Philadelphia and time at the Redding terminal. (860) 621-3024, (860) 628-8121.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
THE 16TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. 5:30 p.m., social hour with silent auction, food stations, cash bar, networking. 7 p.m. guest speaker Silvia Baldini, winner of Food Network’s “Chopped.” Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $55. RSVP by April 14. (860) 583-6363.
NOW thru MARCH 1
‘CONNECTICUT DANCES- A VISUAL HISTORY.’ Exhibition. The exhibit brings to life the contribution that dance has played in the cultural vitality of Connecticut. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. CTDanceall.com
NOW thru FEB. 28
SARAH CYR OF NAUGATUCK. Art exhibit. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
FLYING FINGERS KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. All ages—children, teens, and adults. Learn to knit or crochet. Bring your current project. Group runs for two hours. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
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.
BINGO. Wednesdays. Doors open, 4:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m., full kitchen menu. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.