SEPT. 28, 29
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday with a $3 admission charge per family. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. Saturday between 2 to 3 p.m., it’s fill-a-bag for $3 for the first bag and $1 for each subsequent bag. DVDs and CDs sold for 50 cents each or three for $1 both days. Donations in good condition may be dropped off during regular business hours. No reference books, encyclopedias, textbooks, computer books, VHS, or cassettes. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
BIRTHDAY BASH AS GRADUATES OF CLASS OF 1967 TURN 69. 1 to 5 p.m. For graduates from New Britain and their friends. VFW, Veterans Drive, New Britain. $25 at the door. (860) 997-6641. Susan.Sirotnak@att.net
TAG SALE. 9 to 3 p.m. You may reserve a table for $15. Larger items may be put on front lawn. Rain or shine. American Legion, 7 Race Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-4872.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
BRISTOL CHAPTER OF THE NAACP CANDIDATE MEET AND GREET AND FORUM. 6 p.m., social period. 6:30 p.m., town hall style question and answer portion. Bristol Public Library, meeting room, 5 High St., Bristol. Free.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
REMINISCING WITH SHEILA: THE ROCKWELL ESTATE. 6:30 p.m. Local writer and genealogist Sheila Draper Orefice presents another program from “Reminiscing with Sheila,” a multi-media presentation. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 3.
MANUFACTURING AND TRADES JOB FAIR. Sponsored by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce and TD Bank. 4 p.m. Meet with companies with job openings in manufacturing and trade fields. DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol. www.CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. 5 p.m. Sponsored by Singles Social Connections. George’s Pizza, 9 School St., Unionville. No charge. (860) 582-8229,
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
AARP CHAPTER 4146 TRIP TO CHOWDER DAYS IN MYSTIC. Price includes transportation, entrance to festival and fall foliage cruise down the Mystic River. $80. (860) 747-1732.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
BUS TRIP TO OKTOBERFEST AT KRUCKER’S RESORT IN POMONA, N.Y. Held by the St. Matthew Ladies Guild. German food, drinks, festivities. $113 per person. Deadline Sept. 10. (860) 585-1020.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
SINGLES 50’S, 60’S, 70’S DANCE. Sponsored by Singles Social Connections. Dancing, buffet. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. Members, $12. Guests, $17. Dress casual. (860) 582-8229.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
AARP CHAPTER 4146 VERMONT FALL FOLIAGE TOUR. Includes choice of lunch, tour of Lincoln Family Home, Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop. $132 per person. (860) 747-1732.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
‘GERMANFEST’ AT WILLIAMS INN. Bus trip sponsored by St. Matthew Ladies Guild. Sample authentic cuisine such as smoked pork loin, roast baron of beef, salads, soups, potato pancakes, knockwurst, etc. Visit the Yankee Candle Company. $111 per person. Deadline Sept. 25.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
BUS TRIP TO ‘PHANTOM.’ Bus trip sponsored by St. Matthew Ladies Guild. $105 per person. Deadline is Oct. 8. (860) 585-1020.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND. Bus trip sponsored by St. Matthew Ladies Guild. At the Twin River Casino, Lincoln, R., Includes luncheon buffet and casino bonus. $91 per person. Deadline Oct. 14.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16
BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY. Held by St. Matthew Ladies Guild. Lunch at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant. See the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. $200 per person. Deadline for tickets, Oct. 16. (860) 585-1020.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
‘CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT.’ Bus trip sponsored by St. Matthew Ladies Guild. Festival Of Trees, lunch at Chowder Pot, and a visit to the Mark Twain House in Hartford. $105. Deadline Oct. 30. (860) 585-1020.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6
BLUE CHRISTMAS BUS TRIP. Held by St. Matthew Ladies Guild. Elvis tribute show at the Log Cabin, Holyoke, Mass. Complete luncheon. Visit the Bright Lights Festival at Forest Park, Springfield, Mass. $101 per person. Deadline Nov. 6. (860) 585-1020.
NOW to DEC. 14
LIBRARY TAI CHI CLASS. 9 a.m. on Fridays. (No class Nov. 23). All levels. Beginners welcome. RSVP for whole session or drop-in for single classes. Courtesy of Bristol Tai Chi Club and Dragon’s Wing Tai Chi and Qigong. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2007.
DROP-IN NEEDLE ARTS. 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring your knitting, crocheting, or other needle art projects to work on as you socialize, share tips, and tricks, learn something new, and enjoy some coffee. Plainville Public Library, conference room, 56 East Main St., Plainville.