Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19
PLAINVILLE
BOOK SIGNING WITH REV. SALVATORE MANCINI OF MANCHESTER. Noon to 5 p.m. “Should Women Preach? Defending Women in Christian Ministry.” El Camino Christian Book Store, 8 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 846-0585. RevSalManciniBooks.com, (860) 895-7034.

BRISTOL
LUNCH HOUR SOUP AND MOVIE. 12:30 p.m. Showing of “The Hundred Foot Journey” based on the book by Richard C. Morais. Bring your lunch. Library provides soup and coffee. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Registration is required. (860) 574-7787 ext. 2023. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

DEC. 19-21
BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON
LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays. Fun for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate. Kiddieland rides and family-themed rides will be in operation. Train will be transformed into the North Pole Railway with uniformed train conductor with a tale to tell. Indoor activities including cookie decorating and gingerbread house making. Write a letter to Santa. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Carolers. Ice carver. Clowns. Photos with Santa. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 822 Lake Ave., Bristol. $14.99 for adults. $10.99 for children 4 to 10. Free for children 3 and under. LakeCompounce.com

SUNDAY, DEC. 21
BRISTOL
BLUE CHRISTMAS: A SERVICE OF LONGING AND HOPE ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE. 4 p.m. Held by Hospice of Bristol Hospital in conjunction with St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Bristol. A service of faith and healing. Time for individual remembrance and thankfulness, for healing and comfort, for speaking the promise of light in dark places provided. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1125 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Open to the public. Bring family, neighbors, and friends. (860) 585-4752.

OTHER
THE NAISMITH HALL OF FAME’S WOMEN’S HOLIDAY BASKETBALL SHOWCASE. 5 p.m. UConn vs. UCLA. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $100, $25, an $12.

THE CT POSTCARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, DEC. 22
BRISTOL
A BRISTOL COMMUNITY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments, holiday activities, tips for holiday safety, opportunity to meet the Wheeler Health and Wellness Center Team. Wheeler Health and Wellness Center, 10 North Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-6555.

SUNDAY, DEC. 28
OTHER
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Collinsville Trail, Main Street, Collinsville. Afterward, eat lunch nearby. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.

TUESDAY, JAN. 6
BRISTOL
LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST. Held by Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Presentations from the area’s legislative leaders discussing what they have on tap for this year’s legislative session. Leaders from all seven chamber affiliates—Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Plainville, Plymouth, and Wolcott invited. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $25 prepaid, $30 at the door for chamber members. $35 prepaid or $40 at the door for non-members. RSVP. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP FOXWOODS CASINO. Leave Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Return to OLM at 5:30 p.m. (860) 747-1732.

FRIDAY, JAN. 16
SOUTHINGTON
ADULT ZUMBA AT ZING FITNESS. Fund raiser for Flanders Elementary School PTO. 6 p.m. Register at 5:45 p.m. Baby sitting available, $7. Zing Fitness, 47 North Main St., Southington. $10 per person. sctrovato@att.net. Bring a water bottle.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17
PLAINVILLE
PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION WINTER BASH. 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Food, spirits, DJ, raffles. Chef Vito Bonanno. VFW, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 416-6099, (860) 987-9929 for tickets.

FEB. 6-8
OTHER
ZENTANGLE RETREAT. System of creating art using simple repeating patterns. It’s for everyone with or without artistic abilities. Taught by Kathy Parulski and Meridith Yuhas. Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford. Register. (860) 760-9750. CopperBeechInstitute.org

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP DAY OF IRISH CELEBRATION. The comedy of George Casey from County Clare, Ireland and the Irish Step Dancers. Fox Theater, Foxwood Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Promotional package included. $74. (860) 747-1732.

JUNE 9-10
PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP TO COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. Deluxe motor coach transportation. One night at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Erie Canal Cruise through the locks. Visit to Fly Creek Cider II and then to the hall. Reservations. (860) 747-1732.

NOW thru JAN. 4
OTHER
HOLIDAY MEMORIES: TALES AND TRADITIONS OF AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHRISTMAS. Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with admission to the museum. Free to members. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.org

NOW thru JAN. 4
OTHER
THE ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN’S THIRD ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW. Open Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. (860) 229-1484.

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

NOW thru JAN. 4
OTHER
TWO ART EXHIBITS. “Steven Rockefeller: A Park Bench View,” “Nathaniel Donnett: Alone In My Four Cornered Room.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

NOW thru JAN. 11
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 artist who captured images of his hometown Kensington. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.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.miscellaneous

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