Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

FRIDAY, OCT. 3
BRISTOL
JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL FUND FIFTH ANNUAL FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Picnic buffet, free draft beer, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Flyin’ Blind. Proceeds benefit local organizations and provide scholarships to area high school, grammar school students. St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. $25 per person and tickets will be available at the door or in advance at 150 Central Bar and Grill, downtown Forestville. (860) 582-2878. Joe.Tavera@comcast.net, Ftavera@snet.net. Donations may be mailed to the John E. Tavera Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1262, Bristol, CT 06011-1262.

PLAINVILLE
OKTOBERFEST. Hosted by Euro Homecare. 6 p.m. to close. Drink and food specials, vendors, beer garden, traditional contests, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, music with the Voodoo River Band. Red Zone, 54 West Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-9944.

OTHER
MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. 3 p.m. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $10. GardeArts.org

OCT. 3-26
OTHER
ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN JURIED SHOW. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 3, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. (860) 229-1484.

OCT. 3, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, NOV. 1
OTHER
GRAVEYARD SHIFT GHOST TOURS. Held by Mark Twain House and Museum. 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 ages 10 and up). (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org.

OCT. 3 to 5, OCT. 10 to 12, OCT. 17 to 19
BRISTOL
WITCH’S DUNGEON. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. Life size wax museum, original movie props, classic horror film showings. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Benefits the Bristol Historical Society and The Witch’s Dungeon, nonprofit organizations. $5. All ages. PreserveHollywood.org

OCT. 3-4
PLAINVILLE
SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Held by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Friday hours are 6 to 8 p.m. with a $3 per family admission charge. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with no admission charge. From 2 to 3 p.m., a “bag of books” can be bought for $2. Hundreds of books including fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, etc. Prices range from $1 for hardcover books and tapes to 50 cents for paperbacks. Proceeds benefit the library and were used in part to sponsor the summer reading club for children. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4
BRISTOL
46TH ANNUAL BRISTOL MUM-A-THON 5K. 7 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.

2ND ANNUAL WILDERNESS AND WELLNESS FIELD DAY. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Field day with presenters, vendors, games, and activities. Fund raiser for the Estela Wilderness Education Fund to help send children to the environmental education programs offered by the Environmental Learning center of Connecticut at Indian Rock and Barnes Nature Center. All contributions go directly to the fund. Food can be bought on site. Hour-long lunch break built in where no presentations will be missed. Attendees will have the chance to meet and greet the various presenters. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. Programs@elcct.org, (860) 583-1234. elcct.org

PLAINVILLE
NATIONAL SOLAR HOME TOUR. Noon to 4 p.m. Visit a retrofitted 1960 ranch house with solar heating and cooling. 2 Seneca Rd., Plainville. Pace-Cleanergy.org, (860) 693-4813, (860) 623-5487.

OCT. 4, 5
OTHER
MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Vote for your favorite short film. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9, $8 for seniors (62-plus), and students with ID. $7 for members. ManhattanShort.com, TheWadsworth.org

SUNDAY, OCT. 5
OTHER
FIRST SUNDAY GALLERY TALK. A CLOSER LOOK AT MARY CASSATT. 1 p.m. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with admission to the museum. Free to members. (860) 677-4878, Hillstead.org

FIRST SUNDAY ESTATE WALK WITH BETTY COLLINS. 2 p.m. Explore the museum as fall begins. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with admission to the museum. Free to members. (860) 677-4878, Hillstead.org

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA PARTY. Held by the Retreat League of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. 3 to 5 p.m. Bring a tea cup and saucer with your own cloth napkin for a tea party. Wear your fanciest hat and gloves and win a prize. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $15 offering. RSVP. (860) 677-8519, olcretreat@sbcglobal.net. OurLadyofCalvary.com

MONDAY, OCT. 6
BRISTOL
CANDIDATE DEBATE. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 5:30 p.m., doors open. 6 to 9 p.m., debates. Local state Senate and House of representative candidates for Bristol. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. www.CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8
BRISTOL
‘AN EDUCATION IN THE GROTESQUE: THE GARGOYLES OF YALE UNIVERSITY.’ 6:30 p.m. Presented by Connecticut author and photographer Matthew Duman. Stories about the often humorous history, meaning, and architecture behind these “New World” grotesques adorning the buildings at Yale. Copies of the book of the same title will be available for signing at the event. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Plainville. (8600 584-7787 ext. 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

‘ABOUT TIME.’ 1 p.m. Movie with Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel MacAdams, and Bill Nighy. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.

PLAINVILLE
SCAMS TARGET YOU. PROTECT YOURSELF. 7 p.m. Detective Sergeant Nicholas Mullins and Detective Evelyn Rodriguez of the Plainville Police Department will hold an informational meeting and will address the common and recent scams that many people have fallen victim to. Background information on how scams work. Preventative measures. What to do if you’re a victim. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 747-1616.

OTHER
BOSTON CELTICS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS. 7:30 p.m. Exhibition game. XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. XLCenter.com, 1-877-522-8499.

THURSDAY, OCT. 9
OTHER
SÉANCE 1010. 6:30 p.m. Focus on spiritualism, psychic photographs, séances, with nationally recognized medium Elaine Kuzmeskus. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $15. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

TUNXIS ECONOMIC CONFERENCE. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Keynote speaker James C. Smith, chairman and CEO of Webster Bank. “What Connecticut Can Do to Begin Growing Again. Farmington Club, Farmington. $75 and includes breakfast. Reservations. TunxisFoundation.org. (860) 255-3604.

SIXTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FASHION SHOW. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8:30 p.m. Presented by Tina’s Fine Lingerie and Swimwear of Middletown. Mezzo Grill, 106 Court St., Middletown. $5, women. $10, men. (860) 704-0435. TinasFineLingerie.com

A CELEBRATION TO BENEFIT QUILTS THAT CARE. 5 to 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, chance drawings, live music, quilts display. The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Rd., Waterbury. QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, (860) 945-3002.

FRIDAY, OCT. 10
BRISTOL
AN EVENING OF FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY. 6 p.m. Held by the Salvation Army. Bristol Fire Department, Fire truck demonstration and exploration, free activity bags. The Salvation Army, 19 Stearns St., Bristol. (860) 583-4651.

SATURDAY, OCT. 11
BRISTOL
THE HARLEM WIZARDS. Hosted by Stafford School Cub Scout Pack 15 and sponsored by Bristol Hospital and Thomaston Savings Bank. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Amazing basketball and comedy. Bristol Central High School, Wolcott Street, Bristol. $12 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets available at Bristol Shop Rite and Plainville AAA from now until Oct. 10. Tickets at the door are $14 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets also available at HarlemWizards.com.

PUBLIC ROSARY RALLY. Noon. Pray for the nation and join thousands of rosary rallies throughout the country. St. Anthony Church parking lot, 111 School St., Bristol. Seating provided. In the church hall if it rains.

SUNDAY, OCT. 12
BRISTOL
THIRD PLANT-WIDE REUNION OF SUPERIOR ELECTRIC. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration, 11 a.m. to noon. Any and all current and past employees and their spouses/ significant others/ caregivers, are invited. No children, however. Buffet luncheon, soft drinks, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, etc. Nuchies, Central Street, Forestville. $30 per person. No money collected at the door. Advance payment only. Make checks payable to SECO Reunion and mail to SECO Reunion, c/o: Mike Saman, 90 Tuttle Rd., Bristol, CT 06010, 7173. Include a note as to who is attending and include your address, phone number, and email address. (860) 496-1945, jackwfire@gmail.com

TUESDAY, OCT. 14
BRISTOL
FRIENDS OF FORESTVILLE 21ST ANNUAL LUNCHEON. 12 p.m. Open to Forestville residents who attended school in Forestville. Nuchies, 164 Central St., Forestville. $21. Reservation deadline Oct. 3. Leo Benola, (860) 589-3416. The Critchleys, (860) 583-6162.

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, across from Slider’s. 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, CT 06489-1777. (860) 628-0446, (860) 276-0633, (860) 302-4556. Seating is going quickly. Proceeds benefit local charities.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25
BRISTOL
2014 FALL SOCIAL. Presented by the West End Association. 6 to 8:30 p.m., wine and beer tasting, food by Martino’s Italian Market and Restaurant. 8:30 to 10 p.m., dessert buffet by Shop Rite bakery, tea service by Artist Tree Tea House. Live music, raffle prizes. Indian Rock Nature Center’s Fuller F. Barnes Building, 50 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. $35 per person. Tickets at Indian Rock Nature Center, Martino’s Italian Market and Restaurant, South Side Meat Market, Hamelin and Sons, West End Café. Proceeds benefit the Indian Rock Nature Center and the West End Association’s Veteran’s Remodeling Program.

OCTOBER
BRISTOL
MUMS FOR SALE. Throughout October. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Growing Center at Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. Fall colors, dozens to choose from. House plants also available.

OCTOBER
SOUTHINGTON
PUMPKIN PATCH 2014. Mondays to Fridays, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pumpkins for sale to benefit Bread for Life, and Navajo nation. Pumpkin Patch at St. Paul’s, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8466.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5
BRISTOL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS BREAKFAST. 7:30 a.m., registration. 8 a.m., breakfast followed by program and Q&A. Speaker, John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. Topic: ESPN—The Growth and Relationship in Bristol. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. $25 per person. $250 for table of eight. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. CentralCTChambers.org

NOV. 7-8
PLAINVILLE
CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIR. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters wanted. Our Lady of Mercy, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. (860) 747-6825.

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.

BRISTOL
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARIES CRAFT FAIR. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local crafters, vendors, offering a large selection for shopping needs. Jewelry, soaps, knitted/ crocheted items, survival bracelets for men/ women/ children, gift ideas. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. (860) 508-7868, ALAunit2ct@gmail.com

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

NOV. 21-22
BRISTOL
ANNUAL YANKEE PEDDLAR FAIR. Crafters and vendors wanted. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6
BRISTOL
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. Crafters sought. St. Matthew School, Forestville. (860)583-5214.

NOW thru OCT. 30
SOUTHINGTON
ARTISTS JOAN SHACKFORD AND KERRY HEIDENIS. Community Room, The Gallery at The Orchards, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonOrchards.org

NOW thru JAN. 11, 2015
OTHER
‘NELSON AUGUSTUS MOORE: CONNECTICUT, WATER, HILLS AND SKY.’ From the collection of Todd and Marenda Stitzer. Features paintings and photographs by Moore, a 19th century American landscape artists who captured images of his hometown Kensington. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

NOW thru DEC. 5
OTHER
‘NOT OF THIS WORLD.’ Art exhibition. Discover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore. College of East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown. Wesleyan.ed/ceas/exhibitions/not_of_this_world.htm. (860) 685-2330.

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 Britain Museum 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 OCT. 25
OTHER
‘GEOGRAPHIES OF THE MIND: THE WORK OF JOE GOODWIN AND GEOFFREY DETRANI.’ Artists talk on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Windsor Arts Center, 40 Mechanic St., Windsor. (860) 688-2528. WindsorArtCenter.org

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.

Nelson Augustus Moore painted this piece titled ‘Kensington Pond’ in 1893. It is now part of an exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Nelson Augustus Moore painted this piece titled ‘Kensington Pond’ in 1893. It is now part of an exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

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