Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 22

August 19, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

BRISTOL

5TH ANNUAL FALCON 5K. 6:30 p.m. Registration is 5 to 6:15 p.m. Hosted by St. PaulCatholicHigh School. Proceeds benefit The Reverend Edmund O’Brien Scholarship Fund. Flat, fast, simple 3.1 mile course. Chip timing and post race activities. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $20, open, alumni, general public. $15 for students grades 12 and under.

 

OTHER

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. 5:30 p.m. “Desire” with Marlena Dietrich and Gary Cooper. Dinner (optional) and music at 5:30 p.m. Film at 8:15 p.m. The Wadsworth Atheneum 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62 and up and students with ID. Free for members. TheWadsworth.org

 

AUG. 22-23

OTHER

GHOST TOURS. 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $22 for adults, $17 for members, $15 for children age 16 and under. Recommended for 10 and up. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

OTHER

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE. 1 p.m. Lecture by Kheli Willetts, an assistant professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University. Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., Windsor. (860) 688-2528, info@windsorartcenter.org. WindsorArtCenter.org

 

AUG. 23-24

OTHER

THE 2014 DREAM RIDE EXPERIENCE. Gates open Saturday at 5 p.m. and concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, all day at nine satellite locations. Event unites motorcycles, classic and exotic car enthusiasts and families and friends looking to support Special Olympics. A motorcycle ride with starting points at Harley-Davidson dealerships across the state and drawing participants from three countries and 12 states. There will be a Twilight Car Cruise and Wrangler Rally, Dream Show car exhibit, celebrity guest appearances, kids’ activities and miniature golf. Saturday features concert by Lone Star at the Farmington Polo Grounds, 152 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. $30 for general admission tickets and lawn seats.  Rain or shine. Craft Fair at The Farmington Club and ice cream/golf at Farmington Miniature Golf, 1047 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Twilight Dream cruise and Wrangler Rally at Papa’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, 585 E. Main St., new Britain. Cruise concludes at The Farmington Club and followed by a party with food and live music. Sunday the ride converges at the Farmington Club. With auto show, all-day party. DreamRide.org

 

AUG. 23-25

OTHER

THREE-DAY LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. With visiting artist Stapleton Kearns. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $300. Register. (203) 753-0381, InformationDesk@mattatuckmuseum.org

 

AUG. 23-24

OTHER

‘THE GREAT PASSING.’ Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Film about a salesman asked to finish a new modern dictionary. Hartford premiere. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62 and up, and students with ID. $7 for members. TheWadsworth.org

 

MONDAY, AUG. 25

BRISTOL

3RD ANNUAL POOCH PLUNGE AT ROCKWELL POOL. 4 to 6 p.m. Bring your dogs to the pool as they close for the season. Social, well-behaved dogs that play well others are invited. Dogs should have current vaccinations and tags. Free but donations accepted to benefit the BristolDogPark. RockwellPark, Bristol.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 26

SOUTHINGTON

GENEALOGY IN THE MOBILE WORLD: DIGGING UP YOUR ROOTS WITH AN IPAD OR SMARTPHONE.7:30 p.m. Led by Sheila Lafferty, director of the Julie Brooker Thompson Library, University of Connecticut Torrington campus. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Free. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 28

BRISTOL

FREE OPEN HOUSE OF THE WHEELER HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER. 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. For residents of Bristol, Plymouth, Terryville, and surrounding communities. Tours and presentation on the importance of year-round skin protection practices and ways to recognize skin cancer. (860) 584-6555.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 31

SOUTHINGTON

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE. 9:30 a.m. Outside, under a tent, on the front lawn of the church. Traditional ceremony conducted annually in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint who loved all birds and animals. All are welcome. Bring pets on leashes, in crates, or come on horseback. Pets of all types, shapes and sizes are invited for an individual blessing. All stuffed animals are also invited. Expect barking, howling, hissing, all in all, great fun for the animals that bring so much enjoyment. Water and treats provided for animals. FirstLutheranChurch, 232 Bristol St., Southington.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

BRISTOL

THE CROCODILE CLUB. Doors open at noon. Program begins at 1 p.m. The 133rd reunion dinner. Traditional dinner of lamb and fried corn with all the trimmings served. Lively and interesting program with guest speakers. Good speeches, bad jokes encouraged. No serious politics allowed. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol/ Southington. $50. Mail check to Crocodile Club c/o New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. TheCarouselMuseum.org. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

BRISTOL

RALLY DAY. 10 a.m. Pot luck picnic following worship. Bring a friend. Asbury United MethodistChurch, 9 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 33RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING. 11 a.m. lunch served on the patio. Noon, shotgun start. 5:30 p.m., awards banquet. Golf contests. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Plainville. Golf, lunch, and dinner for $175 per golfer. Awards dinner, $50. Sponsorship opportunities as well.RSVP by Sept. 2. www.PlainvilleChamber.com, (860) 747-6867.

 

FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Trip associated with AARP Chapter 4146. 8 a.m., leave Our Lady of Mercy parking lot, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. 4:15 p.m., leave Foxwoods. $21 per person. Bonus package included. All seats are to be paid for prior to trip. (860) 747-1732.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1954 60TH REUNION. J. Timothy’s Tavern, 43 New Britain Ave., Plainville. For information, call Angie Pace, (860) 747-9890.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

PLAINVILLE

BOUNTIFUL BASKET COMPETITION. Held by the Plainville Community Fund. Organizations, groups, and individuals are invited to participate by putting together a “Theme Basket.” Some thoughts on a theme are travel, game night, cooking, reading, boys, girls, pets. Event attendees judge the baskets. Benefits local charities and organizations. Details, call (860) 747-2386.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ROTARY CLUB 28TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10 a.m., registration. 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.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

BRISTOL

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GALA FOR THE IMAGINE NATION. 6 to 11 p.m. Three floors of food, cocktails, a live and silent auction, and more. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. BBGC.org

 

2ND ANNUAL DANELL JONES PANCREATIC CANCER FASHION SHOW. 6:30 to 10 p.m. HisRedCarpet.com hosts. Danell Jones lost her father to pancreatic cancer a year ago. Fashion show will raise money for the foundation based out of the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Show will raise money to bring about effective change and inspiration to victims and survivors of pancreatic center. Portions of proceeds will be given to the Hospital of Central Connecticut Pancreatic Cancer Center. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO VERMONT. Held by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Leave the Plainville Public Library parking lot, 56 East Main St., Plainville at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Visit the Simon Pearce Glass blowing studio, Artisan’s Park, and the Silo Vodka distillery. Lunch at Windsor Station Restaurant, newly reopened in a historic train station built in the early 1900s. Enjoy the fall scenery of rural Vermont. $81. (860) 747-8457.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28

BRISTOL

FIFTH ANNUAL RIDE FOR JUSTICE. Benefit for the Petit Family Foundation. 9 a.m., register. 11:30 a.m., kickstands up. Travel through back roads into prime fall foliage area. Leaves from St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Concludes at Bozzuto’s Food Distribution Center, 275 Schoolhouse Rd., Cheshire. (860) 605-6256. info@Ride4Justice.org. ride4Justice.org

 

SEPT. 29-OCT. 3

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO VIRGINIA BEACH AND NORFOLK, VA. Sponsored by the BristolSeniorCenter. Four nights in the Oceanfront Inn. Visit FortStory, Schaklolad Chocolate, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, the Norfolk Naval Station, and the MacArthur Memorial. Stroll the boardwalk, relax by the pool, take a trolley ride, go souvenir shopping, visit the Coast Guard station or the aquarium. You do not need to be a senior or a senior center member. Register now at the BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

46TH ANNUAL BRISTOL MUM-A-THON 5K. 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., race day registration. Sponsored by the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame.Fast, flat course through downtown Bristol. 5K Road Race, Fitness Walk and Kids Fun Run. T-shirts to first 500 registrants. Awards. Pre-register at SignMeUp.com.

 

OTHER

CRAFTERS WANTED. Unionville Lions Club Harvest Craft Fair. Lions Club, Happy Hill, Unionville. LionsFestival@sbcglobal.net, (860) 673-2926.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 14

PLAINVILLE

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Trip associated with AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of Mercy parking lot, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Leave Mohegan Sun at 4 p.m. $21 per person. Current casino promotional package will be given. No money collected on bus. All seats are to be paid prior to trip. (860) 747-1732.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

SOUTHINGTON

PRIDE IN AMERICA II MOTORCOACH TOUR. Held by the Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15- Assembly 122. Destination Boston. Board coach at 7:15 a.m. Depart at 7:30 a.m. from commuter parking lot at the junction of Route 10 and Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, “The Life and Legacy of Our 35th President and First Lady.’ Faneuil Hall Market. Lunch on your own at Quincy Market. Take a Boston Duck Tour. Dine at Rhode Island’s famous Wright’s Farm Restaurant for an all-you-can-eat, family style roast chicken dinner. $97 per adult, $89 for children 4 to 12. Mail checks, payable to K of C Assembly 122, K of C, 26 Riverside Court, Southington, CT06489-1777.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 8

OTHER

10TH ANNUAL SHOPPER’S DELIGHT AND CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Vendors sought. Held by St. Bridget Guild of Cheshire in the parish hall. Fund raiser for scholarships. (203) 272-2650.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

PLAINVILLE

THE 40TH REUNION OF THE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974. 7 to 11 p.m. Updating class list. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. Contact Bonnie West Mazurek, (860) 747-6483, Barbara Aivaz Willard, (860) 747-8989, PlainvilleClassof74@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

BRISTOL

ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. Crafters sought. St.MatthewSchool, Forestville. (860)583-5214.

 

NOW thru AUG. 31

SOUTHINGTON

FIVE RESIDENTS OF THE ORCHARDS IN SOUTHINGTON WILL DISPLAY THEIR PAINTINGS. “Pot Pourri.” Ernest Bergerone, Betty Bolduc, Toni Height, June Meeker, and Loyd Sherwood will be featured. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

NOW thru OCT. 26

OTHER

‘SPACE TO MANEUVER.’ Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 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. NEW/NOW artist Bob Gregson and his participatory exhibition. The artist harnesses humor to gently draw people into his sculptures and installations and provides opportunities for interactions. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. NBMAA.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 30

OTHER

‘LIVING WITH ART: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE MARGARET PENN COLLECTION OF HAITIAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN ART.’ WindsorArtCenter, 430 Mechanic St., Windsor. WindsorArtCenter.org, (860)688-2528.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

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.

 

OTHER

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

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