Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 10

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.

OTHER
‘DIAMOND RUFF.’ 7 p.m. Film by local artist Joe Young. Q&A follows. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62 plus and students with ID. $7 for members. Free for Insider Access members. TheWadsworth.org

OPENING OF ‘SPIRITUALISM, SEANCES & SAM.’ 5:30 p.m. New exhibit examines Victorian era’s fascination with spiritualism, especially the beliefs of Samuel Clemens better known as Mark Twain. Reception followed by 7 p.m. benefit performance by “Cashetta: The Rare Medium: Well Done.” Cashetta tickets are $25. Exhibit runs through Jan. 19. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998, MarkTwainHouse.org

OCT. 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. 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

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.

WATCH ID EVENT. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Micah Tasker of TheVintageWatchMan.com will help you learn about the history of your timepiece. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. $10 per watch. Limit of three watches. www.ClockandWatchMuseum.org, (860) 583-6070.

OTHER
4TH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL. 12 to 6 p.m. Featuring three Connecticut film makers. Programmed by Phil Hall of FilmThreat.com, and author of “The History of Independent Cinema” and “The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time.” Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford’s Gray Conference Center, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. $10, general admission. $5 with school ID. NewEnglandUff.webs.com

OCT. 11-NOV. 2
BRISTOL
UNIVERSE GIRL ART EXHIBIT. By artist Arielle Pease. Opening reception Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Music by Brenda Krosnicki. Artist Tree Tea House, 156 School St., Bristol. $5 for under 21. $10 for over 21. ArtistTreeTeahouse.net

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

SOUTHINGTON
‘TIMELESS CREATIVITY: SHOWCASE OF TALENTS AT SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER.’ 2 to 4 p.m. Paintings, poetry, needlework created by residents, family, and staff of the Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Free. Open to the public.

OTHER
CLASSIC FILM SCREENING. 1 p.m., “Foolish Wives.” 3 p.m., “The Blue Angel.” 5:15 p.m., “Teddy at the Throttle.” 5:45 p.m., “The Gold Rush.” $9. $8 for seniors 62-plus and students with ID. $7 for members. Free for Insider Access Members. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org

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.

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 3 to 5 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org

OTHER
‘CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE ESSENTIALS IN AMERICAN BUSINESS FOR ESL AND ELL STUDENTS.’ 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15
SOUTHINGTON
COMMUNITY SOUP NITE. Held by Southington Bread for Life. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Soup, breads, desserts provided by local restaurants. Entertainment, raffle. Admission is non-perishable food item and $8 per person. $25 per family (two adults and their children). Tickets at the door. www.SouthingtonBreadforLife.org

MISSION: WOLF, ‘EDUCATION VS. EXTINCTION.’ 5:30 to 7 p.m., 8 to 9:30 p.m. Live gray wolves, slide show, discussion. Kennedy Middle School, 1071 South Main St., Plantsville. $10 for adults and $5 for child in advance. $12 for adult and $6 for child at the door. (860) 628-6558. info@WolfCentral.org

OTHER
‘AUTUMN ARTISTRY’ PRESENTED BY KATHY IRR. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for day session, which includes lunch for $30 offering. Evening session is 7 to 9 p.m. for an offering of $20. Use scripture, guided imagery, prayer, reflection as well as watercolor art to paint image of a leaf. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. Register. (860) 677-8519. OLCRetreat@sbcglobal.net. OurLadyofCalvary.net

OCT. 15-18
OTHER
FRIENDS OF THE NEW BRITAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL 2014 BOOK SALE. Preview night is Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. Free. Admission for preview night is $5, free to members of the Friends. NBPL.info.

THURSDAY, OCT. 16
OTHER
RECEPTION, TALK AND FILM. ‘BELLE.’ Reception at 6:30 p.m. Film at 7 p.m. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62-plus and students with ID. $7 for members. Free for Insider Access Members. TheWadsworth.org

AN EVENING WITH KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND: WOMEN TAKING POWER SERIOUSLY. 6 to 8 p.m. Discussion about women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. $25 for adults. $18 for students, seniors, and science center members. (860) SCIENCE. CTScienceCenter.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 17
BRISTOL
SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dance to the music of The Instigators. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.

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.

MONDAY, OCT. 20
BRISTOL
OSIA LODGE SCHOLARSHIP CARD PARTY. 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments, door prizes, raffles. St. Anthony Church Hall, 111 School St., Bristol. $6 at the door. (860) 583-9738.

THURSDAY, OCT. 23
BRISTOL
HISTORY OF MASONS IN BRISTOL. 7 p.m. Members of Franklin Lodge, No. 56, A.F. & A.M. will present a PowerPoint presentation about the history and importance of the Masons in Bristol. Organization has a history dating back to 1819. The Shepard Home on Hill Street, Chippens Hill was an early site. In the 1890s, the Masons moved to Main Street when it constructed the Masonic Building, occupying the third floor, while the rest of the building was occupied by the Muzzy Bsrothers Department Store. Prominent national and Bristol figures who were members will be discussed. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members. $5 to non-members.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24
BRISTOL
WINE TASTING AND DANCING FEATURING EIGHT TO THE BAR. 7 to 8:15p.m., wine and ale tastings, networking, appetizers, and carousel rides. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., music, wine and ale for sale by glass. Hosted by Team New Horizons, an official charity of the Northeast Utilities Hartford Marathon. Funds raised will be applied to purchase an ultrasound device used to prevent more invasive procedures. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 31
BRISTOL
HALLOWEEN PARTY. 9 p.m. With Soul Sound Revue, the state’s number one dance and show band. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Cover charge. Bring your own snacks.

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

OTHER
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR VENDORS SOUGHT. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Union Congregational Church, 167 Buckingham St., Oakville. (203) 721-5032.

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

SATURDAY, NOV. 22
OTHER
HOLIDAY FAIR VENDORS SOUGHT. Eight foot table is $35. Avon Health Center, Avon. (860) 673-2521.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6
BRISTOL
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters sought. St. Matthew School, Forestville. (860)583-5214.

NOW thru JAN. 4, 2015
OTHER
‘FROHAWK TWO FEATURES/ MATRIX 170.’ Art exhibition. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 to Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org

 NOW thru OCT. 26
OTHER
ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN JURIED SHOW. 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.

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.

‘Cashetta: The Rare Medium: Well Done’ will perform in a benefit at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Friday night.

‘Cashetta: The Rare Medium: Well Done’ will perform in a benefit at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Friday night.

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