HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU: ‘NORTH BY NORTHWEST.’ Presented by Cortlandt Hull. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock’s film with Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. Part of a continuing series of films. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Popcorn, refreshments provided.
SATURDAY, JAN. 10
STREETSCAPE: THE ORIGIN OF BRISTOL STREET NAMES. 2 p.m. Presented by local historian Bob Adamczyk. Learn how the development of Bristol was affected by the growth of its streets. Learn how streets and geographical areas got their names. The recently updated version of the definitive historical record Adamczyk created will be available for sale. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. F.N. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790. BristolLib.com
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Presented by Michael Ptaszynski, MD. Crime prevention and personal safety seminar that provides the tools needed to develop a personal safety strategy. Not a hand’s on class. No firearm training. Wolf’s Indoor Range, 597 Middle St., Bristol. $30 per student. Pre-register. (860) 582-4388.
BRASS RING ACADEMY AND CABARET PRESENTS STEAMPUNK-THEMED BENEFIT FOR THE NEW ENGLAND CAROUSEL MUSEUM. 10 a.m. to midnight. Presenters, performers, presentations, DIY gadgetry, classes, etc. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $25. Period dress or costumes are not required but encouraged. BrassRingCT.com
INFORMATION SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. Noon to 2 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. No obligation. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org
COMMUNITY FREE DAY: PICTURE PERFECT. 1 p.m. Focuses on the exhibition “Outtakes,” which features celebrity photographs by Katie Bleacher and Dean Everard. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.
TUESDAY, JAN. 13
LIVING AND UNDERSTANDING OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY: BUILDING AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gary Johnes, director of the Connecticut Region of the Anti-Defamation League will address customs and practices of Judaism. Atif Quarishi, executive director of the American Peace Organization, will speak on Islam practices. Swaranjit Singh Khalsa and Kanwalpreet Singh Atwal will provide information on Sikhism, including their Articles of Faith and Code of Conduct. St. Dominic Community Learning Center, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. (Snow date Jan. 15.) Free. RSVP. teresa@SaintDominicChurch.com, (860) 621-1142.
JAN. 13, 16, 20, 23
TRAINING FOR WORKING WITH ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must be 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent, good writing skills, good speaking skills. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 229-7323, LVCCProgassist@gmail.com. LiteracyCentral.org
THURSDAY, JAN. 15
SONS OF ITALY MICHAEL MILO MEMORIAL POOL TOURNAMENT. Runs for 14 weeks. Prizes. Banquet dinner at the end. Sign up at the Sons of Italy, by the pool table, 139 Center St., Southington.
JAN. 13-MARCH 20
‘SIDE SHOW.’ An exhibition dedicated to the “Believe It Or Not” world of the American sideshow. Tuesdays to Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Ave., New Haven.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Maximum Beverage, 258 Main St., Farmington. Register. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
THURSDAY, JAN. 15
‘MY WINNIPEG.’ 1 p.m. Documentary by screenwriter and director Guy Maddin. Bring a can of soup to donate to the local food pantry. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790.
FRIDAY, JAN. 16
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. email@example.com. Bring a water bottle.
SATURDAY, JAN. 17
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.
KNIT-A-THON. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open to all knitters and crocheters. Sign up for any time. Yarn, quick-and-easy patterns, refreshments, entertainment. Bring your own needles and bagged lunch/ snack. At lunch time, “Just Stan” will make an open mic appearance. At 5:30 p.m., there will be an arm knitting demonstration by Mary Klaneski of New England Yarn and Spindle. First Congregational Church of Southington, Route 10, Southington. firstname.lastname@example.org, (860)681-9945.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21
FLIGHT FUND RAISER FOR PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION. 25 percent of what’s collected supports Project Graduation. Flight Trampoline Park, New Britain. For tickets, details, call (860) 712-5662.
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
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $25. Trip includes transportation, meal voucher, gaming package. Reservations. (860) 589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
THURSDAY, FEB. 19
DAY TRIP TO THE CONNECTICUT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. Held by First Baptist Church of Southington. Departure will be at the church lower parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington at a time to be announced. Lunch stop at the Chowder Pot. (860) 621-3024, (860) 770-1557.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
BUS TRIP TO SEE NEIL SEDAKA AT MOHEGAN SUN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $102 per person. Includes ticket, meal voucher, and gaming package. Valid photo ID required. Show starts at 3 p.m. Seats are in the lower level section of the arena. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
SPRINGTIME IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. Visit North Conway, Castle in the Clouds, Mt. Washington Discovery Museum, take a trip on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Spend two nights at the North Conway Hotel with two breakfasts, two dinner, sightseeing, and admissions. Costs $383. Deposit due Feb. 23. (860) 589-5597.
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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2015
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
NOW thru JAN. 24
‘EXPOSED: THE FINE ART OF NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY.’ Gallery hours are by appointment. Opening reception, Friday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Juried competition with a focus on exploring the elements that make the nude human figure an artform that continues to inspire and challenge. Mac650 Galley, 650 Main St., Middletown. Mac650.com. Mac650Gallery@gmail.com
NOW thru JAN. 31
ANDREW ZYGMUNT WILL EXHIBIT HIS PAINTINGS. Presented by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru JAN. 11
‘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
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.