FRIDAY, JUNE 12
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. George’s Pizza, 9 School St., Unionville. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
RONALD PERILLE JR. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 9:30 a.m., registration. 11 a.m., shotgun start. 6 p.m., dinner. Proceeds go to the Ronald Perille Jr. Scholarship Fund and Watertown Sportsman Club. $150 per golfer includes lunch and dinner. $50 dinner only. Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Plantsville. (860) 621-2461. Planmygolfevent.com/27550-RonaldPerilleJr1stannualmemorial
‘HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series from Cortlandt Hull. 7 p.m .on Friday and Saturday. Film starring Bette Davis, Olivia DeHavilland, and Joseph Cotton. Plus an installment of Flash Gordon. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments and popcorn served.
TAG SALE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Lunch available. Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-0047. FaithBibleCT.com. Items welcomed as well.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
BRISTOL VETERANS COUNCIL 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE DINNER. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Honor high school grads who are joining the Armed Forces. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $25.
BUS TRIP TO SEE BOSTON RED SOX PLAY TORONTO BLUE JAYS. Leave St. Stanislaus Church parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol at 9 a.m. $90 per person. Payment in full required to reserve spot. (860) 874-9939.
BRISTOL GOES TO THE MOVIES. 2 p.m. Fourth installment of series about movies that influenced American audiences. “Shane” with Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, and Jack Palance. Shown with cartoons and a short film, provided by Cortlandt Hull. Perfect for children, grandchildren. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation to defray costs.
CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE DAY AT NEW ENGLAND CAROUSEL MUSEUM.. Part of the 11th annual Connecticut Open House Day to showcase the state’s world of history, art, and tourism. Admission to children, free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free carousel rides for children when accompanied by an adult. Adult admission is $6 per person. 7 to 11 p.m., Chaparrals perform. $12 per person. BYOB. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411. info@theCarouselMuseum.org
‘STILL ALICE.’ 12 p.m. Movie based on book by Lisa Genova. Bring your lunch. Library provides beverages and light dessert. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.
‘WHITE NIGHT BRISTOL.’ 4 to 7 p.m. Jazz music under the stars. Bring your own appetizer and beverage of choice. Museum is open for free. For all ages. Everyone dresses in white. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. (860) 583-6070. ClockandWatchMuseum.org
AUTHOR LYNDA RUSSELL. 1 to 4 p.m. She will be signing copies of her book about Lake Compounce. The book has many color and black and white photographs that previously have never been seen by the public. Bristol Public Library, Bristol History Room, 5 High St., Bristol.
4TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND FLY-IN. Held by the Plainville Wings and Wheels Committee and the Bristol Auto Club. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date June 14. Aircraft and helicopter displays/ rides, vendors, face painting, food, more. Benefit for Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Robertson Airport, Plainville. $5 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 11, and free for children under 5. On-site parking available. Overflow parking at Middle School of Plainville. Shuttle buses provided. No alcohol or pets permitted. PlainvilleWingsandWheels.com
TAG SALE BENEFIT. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date, June 14. To aid Almost Home Rescue and Shelter. 25 Maple St., Plainville.
TAG AND CRAFT SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date, June 14 at same time. Donuts and coffee, 9 to 11 a.m. Hot dogs, etc. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors needed. Jensen’s Activity Club, 250 Redstone St., Southington. (860) 426-2168.
NEW HORIZONS 58TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters, classic cars. 11 a.m., Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers. 1 p.m., The Bluebyrds. Guest appearances by weatherman Joe Furey of Fox61 and Rocky the Rockcats. 12:30 p.m., Little Miss Strawberry pageant. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., pony rides. Children’s games, Touch-A-Truck, food and beverages. New Horizons Village, 37 Bliss Rd., Unionville. Free admission. (860) 673-8893.
SPRING SUPER TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 121 Beaver St., New Britain. Free. (860) 229-2531.
CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE DAY AT THE PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free guided tour of the venue. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. (2030) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCT.org
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
ANNUAL DIABETES MOTORCYCLE RUN. Benefit for American Diabetes Association. Sign up from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Depart at 11 a.m. Food and entertainment after the ride. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 for riders, $10 for passengers.
BENEFIT FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. New books, local authors, readers, tai chi, massage, healers ,custom jewelry, reiki, essential oils, etc. The Loop, 161-B Woodford Ave. (Unit 58), Plainville. Free admission. Donations requested to benefit Plainville Food Pantry and Connecticut Food Pantry.
MONDAY, JUNE 15
ADULT SUMMER READING KICKOFF: ‘EXTRAORDINARY GARDENING FOR ORDINARY GARDENERS.’ 2 p.m. F.N. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. 8 a.m., bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. 5:45 p.m., return to Plainville. $23. Includes promotional package. (860) 747-1732.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 1 to 6 p.m. Board of Education Building, 126 Church St., Bristol. RedCrossBlood.org, 1-800-RED-CROSS.
PLAINVILLE CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Liberty Bank, 48 East St., Plainville. CentralCtChambers.org
CONNECTICUT’S NATIVE WILDFLOWERS: A PHOTO GALLERY PRESENTATION. 7 p.m. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. Free for members. $5 per person for non-members. Register. (860) 583-1234.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
126TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT. 5:30 p.m, reception and auction. 6:30 p.m., dinner. 7:30 p.m., programs and awards. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $80 per person. CentralCTChambers.org
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
REMINISCING WITH SHEILA ELEGANCE AND STYLE OF DAYS GONE BY. 7 p.m. Sheila Orefice will give a talk and slide show presentation on dress, hair, shoes, and jewelry styles of women, men, and children from 1890s to 1960s. Special attention to how Hollywood and certain holidays influnced the clothing industry and the public in general. Audience is asked to dress in their favorite period clothes. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to Bristol Historical Society members. $5 to non-members. Refreshments will be served. (860) 583-6309.
BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB’S SPRING FIELD TRIP TO GRISWOLD MUSEUM. Lunch will follow at Flanders Fish Market. $87 includes lunch. (860) 583-5560.
EXPERIENCE A SPRINGTIME CRUISE THROUGH HOLLAND. 1 p.m. Barbara Knibbs will talk about her springtime cruise through Holland. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
JUNE 18, 19, 20
ZORBA 2015 GREEK FESTIVAL. Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight. Sunday, 11 a.m. Live Greek music and dancing Friday and Saturday. Food, pastry, jewelry. Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 31 Brightwood Rd., Bristol. (860) 583-3476. SaintDemoetriosBristol.org. StDemetriosBristolUSA@hotmail.com
JUNE 19, 20
BOOK AND CRAFT SUMMER SALE. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Wolcott Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to noon. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. DJ Tasteful Productions. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Forestville. Members, $12. Guests, $17. (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, JUNE 30
GREATER BRISTOL NIGHT AT NEW BRITAIN STADIUM. Held by Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, the Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce. 6:05 p.m., gates open. 7:05 p.m., game time. New Britain Rock Cats vs. Reading Phillies. $7, reserved seats. Mail payment to Andres Levy, New Britain Rock Cats, P.O. Box 1718, New Britain, CT 06050. (860) 224-8383 ext. 2, email@example.com
JULY 4, 5
COOPERSTOWN TRIP WITH AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 BASEBALL TEAM. Leave Post 2, Hooker Court, Bristol at 9:45 a.m. then travel to Winsted where Bristol will play Winsted then travel to Albany, to arrive at 3:30 p.m. Free time the rest of the day. Then on July 5 travel to Cooperstown, N.Y. where Bristol will play on Doubleday Field against the Berkshire Americans at 5 p.m., with the earlier part of the day free to explore. Leave immediately after the game. $75 in advance by June 22. (860) 584-2000.
SUNDAY, JULY 19
BUS TRIP TO SEE NASCAR IN LOUDON, N.H. Leaves Southington American Legion, 66 Main St., Southington at 7 a.m. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Bus ride, race ticket. $90. See bartender to sign up. Bring your own cooler. No refunds. (860) 621-4243.
JULY 23, AUG. 20
‘MIDSOMER MURDERS.’ Viewings of the television series. 1 p.m. Served with tea and biscuits. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. FarmingtonLibraries.org
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
TRIP TO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND. Dinner at Bonefish Grill. Held by First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Ticket includes transportation, gratuities, meals. Departure will be from church lot. (860) 621-3024.
SUNDAY, JULY 5
TRIP TO TANGLEWOOD WITH THE BOSTON POPS CONDUCTED BY KEITH LOCKHART AND GUEST BERNADETTE PETERS. Held by First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Ticket includes transportation, gratuities, meals. Seats are reserved in the Music Shed and luncheon will be at area restaurant. Departure will be from church lot. (860) 621-3024.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
A WHALE WATCH FROM BOSTON, MASS. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Leave from Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Have lunch at Boston restaurant. After, board a multi-level whale watch vessel for three-hour excursion. Naturalist will talk about the whales. $119. (860) 747-1732.
TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA FOR THE MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. Trip features attendance at the Papal Mass, a guided tour of the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, one of America’s first saints, born in Philadelphia in 1858. $541. Includes transportation, two nights hotel, one dinner, two breakfasts, and admission to other attractions. (860) 589-5597.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28
NEW BRITAIN HOUSE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. 1 to 5 p.m. 55th reunion. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. www.NBHS1960.com
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 50TH REUNION. 6 p.m. Looking for classmates. Any information appreciated. Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 S. Center St., Southington. Joanne (Casale) Salerno at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
NOW thru OCT. 24
50 OBJECTS/ 50 STORIES. Exhibit asks, “If an object could define Connecticut, what would it be.” Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. CHS.org
NOW thru SEPT. 6
LIQUID SUNDAYS. DJs, celebrity guests, pool party. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20. Foxwoods.com/liquidSundays.aspx
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.