FRIDAY, MAY 23
PAINT NIGHT WITH ASHLEY. 7:30 p.m. Step by Step style painting night with summer scene. Ashley will guide new painters to a finished water wash style with paint and canvas. Old artists will learn water color style technique in a relaxed fun night of friends. Small groups on easel with 18 x 24 size canvas, snacks, and refreshments included. $45. ArtistTree Tea House and Gallery 156, 156-160 School St., Bristol.
SKATE WITH A ROLLERGIRL. Held by CTRollerGirls. 8 to 10 p.m. RollerMagic, 60 Harvester Rd., Waterbury. Skate and hang out.
MAY 23, 24, 25
GREEK FESTIVAL. Live Greek music, dance performances, home made Greek food, pastries. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St., New Britain.
SATURDAY, MAY 24
MUM FAMILY DAY MOVIE NIGHT. Sponsored by Bristol Mum Festival Committee. 2 p.m., Bristol Auto Club Car Show. 4 to 6 p.m., Tethered balloon rides. Bands: 2 p.m., Jacket Thor, 3:15 p.m., Rock ‘N Rhythm, 4:45 p.m., Elison Jackson, 6:30 p.m., Hanging Hill. 8 p.m., the film “Frozen” will be screened. Booths by local veterans organizations. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy the entertainment. Food, fritters, and more. Memorial Boulevard, Bristol.
MONDAY, MAY 26
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL FIRST ANNUAL SPRING FLING. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music by ECHO11, crafters, local food vendors, school/parishioner sponsored food tables, petting zoo and pony rides, face painting, bouncy houses, wine tasting, guest appearance by Rocky the Rock Cat. St.MatthewSchool, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville.
TUESDAY, MAY 27
AUTHOR JOE MUTO. 7 p.m. “An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal’s Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media.” 7 p.m. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Reservations. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
ST. STANISLAUS GOLDEN AGERS TRIP. “Who Loves You.” Musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. You drive in on your own. Lunch included. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $72. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
THE FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM: A TO Z: DIRECTOR’S COLLEGE EVENT. 7 p.m. Glimpse into museum’s collections, history, events. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Registration required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
THURSDAY, MAY 29
‘MONUMENTS MEN.’ 1 p.m. Movie based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Registration required. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023.
FRIDAY, MAY 30
ART SHOW OF MELISSA BOTSACOS. 5 to 7 p.m. Meet Melissa, view her artwork showcasing nature, animals, cartoon characters, sports, and more. Light refreshments. Paintings are for sale. Free. Open to the public. The Arc of Southington, 201 West Main St., Southington. (860) 628-9220.
SATURDAY, MAY 31
FASHION RUNWAY SHOW DEBUTING 2014 COLLECTION, ‘ETERNALISM,’ BY EBONY AMBER DESIGNS. Benefit for Make-A-Wish CT. 7 to 11 p.m. Each ticket holder receives cupcake from Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, cup of coffee from Giv Coffee. Entertainment by hip hop dancer Morris Parker, singer Krizta Moon, belly dancer Anatolia Firegoddess, drum and bass duo Helmholtz and Wiley, and Jennifer Hill and Co. Also, the avant garde fashions of Ebony Amber Designs. CoeMemorial Park Civic Center, 101 Litchfield St., Torrington. 16 and over. $20. Showclix.com/event/EternalismFashionShowFundRaiser
CHARITY CYCLING CHALLENGE’S 2ND ANNUAL SWING FORE SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. Includes 18-hole scramble, continental breakfast, luncheon, dinner, cart, and beer/snacks on the course. Prizes. Southington Country Club, Southington. (860) 26107326, info@CharityCyclingChallenge.com
CLEAN RECYCLING CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE. Held by Asbury United MethodistChurch and Girl Scouts. Proceeds to benefit Girl Scout troop’s European tour in 2016. AsburyUnitedMethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville.Call (860) 585-0538 for a pick up or questions.
CLOTHING DRIVE. 9 a.m. to noon. To help fund a youth mission for a July 2014 event. Items to be donated: useable clothing for all seasons, all sizes, pocketbooks, belts, backpacks, hats, gloves, shoes, boots, sneakers, scarves, ties beanie babies, stuffed animals. Drive by drop off. AsburyUnitedMethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville (860) 614-8478, (860)584-0529.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BOOSTER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 582-2494, BristolCentralFootball.com
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
2ND ANNUAL WALK FOR A CURE. To benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Connecticut. Sponsored by the Bristol Central High School Interact Club. 7 to 9 p.m., Light the night walk. Pizza slices, and drinks for sale. 41 raffle tables. Music while you walk. BristolCentralHigh School track, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. Dedicate a luminary bag for $3. Glow stick necklaces for sale for $1. Additional donations welcome. Make checks payable to The Susan G. Komen Foundation of Connecticut.
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
BRYON’S SIXTH ANNUAL RUN/ WALK/ STROLL. Registration, 8 a.m. Kids fun run, 9:15 a.m. Race, 9:30 a.m. It has been five years since Bryon was diagnosed with a brain tumor and he is still growing stronger and bigger each day beating back the tumor. Free t-shirts to first 100 applicants. Post race oranges and water. Raffles including Hartford Stage, Stone Age Rock Gym, New EnglandAirMuseum, Roller Magic, Pottery Piazza, Hooker Brewery. DennisM.MaloneAquaticCenter, Mix Street, Bristol. (860) 371-0551.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
TRIP TO GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. Bus leaves Plainville at 8 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Lunch include at Gloucester Lobster House on the wharf. Free time in Rockport, the artist colony, for shopping. Everything included $97. (860) 747-1732.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
13TH ANNUAL FRED SOLIANI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Bristol Lions Club. Chippanee Golf Club Marsh Road, Bristol. $155 includes continental breakfast, hot dogs/ hamburgers, free beer-soda-water on the course all day, putting contest, glass break contest, buffet dinner after the tournament, greens fees, cart. (860) 583-6986, email@example.com, (860) 212-2636, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
ST. STANISLAUS GOLDEN AGERS TRIPS TO ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER AND COMEDY SHOW. Leaves St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol at 10:30 a.m. Delaney House, Holyoke, Mass. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
THURSDAY, JULY 10
THE PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-5718, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org, PlymouthCTChamber.org
MONDAY, AUG. 4
23RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
SUNDAY, AUG. 10
BUS TRIP TO YANKEE STADIUM. Offered by the BristolSeniorCenter. Game time to be announced Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians. Open to the public, first-come, first-served. $87 due at time of registration. Deluxe motor coach bus, trip director, and reserved main level seats in section 232A. Register now at BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
BRISTOL ROTARY CLUB 28TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration, 10 a.m. 11 a.m., lunch on the patio. 12:30 p.m., shotgun start. Chippanee Country Club, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol. $175 for a single golfer. $50 for dinner only. Make checks payable to Bristol Rotary Club, send the name, address, email and phone number, along with your fee, to Bristol Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1674Bristol, CT06011-1674.
NOW thru JUNE 8
‘OBSERPRETATION.’ An exhibit by artist Paul Gobel presented by the Art League of New Britain. Surreal floral paintings. The Red Barn, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. ALNB.org/About.html, PaulGobellstudio.com
NOW thru JULY 20
NEW/ NOW: JOE FIG. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Solo exhibition featuring a series of sculptures and paintings by Joe Fig representing the studios of some of today’s leading contemporary artists, including Petah Coyne, Tara Donovan, and Ursula Von Rydingsvard. $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens. $8 for students. Children under 12, free. Free admission from 10 a.m. to noon. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org.
NOW thru MAY 31
P.R. BAILEY ART EXHIBIT. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.homestead.com. SouthingtonOrchards.org
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.
BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.
THE BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale is on.
THE GROWING CENTER AT BRISTOL ARC SELLING SPRING PLANTS. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays in May. Geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatiens,hanging baskets, plus flats of annuals and vegetable plants. The Growing Center at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.
MONTHLY ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSIONS. Held by Connecticut Adoption Services. First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 1599 S. East Rd., Farmington. (860) 678-9494. Register by 3 p.m. the Wednesday before, (860) 886-7500, CTAdoptions@waterfordcs.org