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Miscellaneous listings for March 6

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 BRISTOL CREATIVITY ABOUNDS. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception. Exhibition showing art and craft work of 15 staff, volunteers, and board members of the New England Carousel Museum. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.com…

Music listings for March 6

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 106-160 Charter Oak St., Manchester. THE AMERICAN VINYL ALL STAR BAND. 8 p.m. Featuring Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers/ Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (Boston), Fran Sheehan (Boston), Leroy (LRS) Romans (The Wailers/…

United Way to honor ‘Community Builders,’ tickets available thru March 27

The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, and Terryville, will hold its 13th Annual Community Builders’ Reception on Thursday, April 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol. The event recognizes…

Local Republicans express concern about Malloy’s budget’s impact on ESPN

Greater Bristol legislators are expressing concerns over a proposal in the governor’s budget, which will have a negative impact on Bristol-based ESPN. Under the governor’s plan, a release from Republican legislators, the percentage of corporate tax relief would be cut…

Obituaries for March 6

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For additional information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Marilyn McCabe, 71, died peacefully on Feb. 1 in Oak Hill, Fla.. James L. Murdock Sr.,81, of Terryville, died…

Mayor’s office issues warning about frost heaves on city roads

The mayor’s office has issued a statement to residents about the city’s roads and frost heaves. The release explained, “The historically low temperatures being experienced throughout Connecticut for much of the winter, especially the month of February are a direct…

Fire report for Feb. 27

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents last week. Feb. 13 68 Lardner Rd., good intent call, other. 621 Jerome Ave., good intent call, other. Pine Street and Middle Street, vehicle accident, general cleanup. Summer Street and Center Street,…

Senior listings for Feb. 27

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 BRISTOL FRAUD WATCH. 1:30 p.m. Seniors, look into the mind of the con artist, see the psychology behind the scams, learn protection tactics for you, your loved ones, and your assets. An interactive program presented by AARP.…

Support group listings for Feb. 27

ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends…

Meetings listings for Feb. 27

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 PLAINVILLE PHS/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. BRISTOL EDGEWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB. 6:45 p.m. Gail Farrar will speak about the history and making of shells. Giamatti Little League Center, Mix…

Kids listings for Feb. 27

SATURDAY, FEB. 28 BRISTOL MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE PRESENTS A WINTER WONDERLAND MAGIC SHOW. 2 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com SATURDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL TAIL OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays,…

Dining listings for Feb. 27

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: FUNGHI. 6:30 p.m. Mushrooms take center stage in Italian cuisine. Learn the numerous fresh mushrooms available to the home cook, when and how to use readily available dried mushrooms. Learn how to properly buy,…