FRIDAY, MAY 8
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 5 p.m. One Fifty Central, 150 Central St., Bristol. No charge. (860) 223-7755.
MAY 8, 9
HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Series organized by Cortlandt Hull. Film, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by Frank Captra, starring Cary Grant. Plus, installment of “Flash Gordon.” Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments and popcorn served.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Sponsored by the Columbus Association of the Knights of Columbus Palos Council No. 35. Departs at 4 p.m .and leaves the casino at 11 p.m. Bus leaves parking at Middle Street and Lake Avenue Bristol. $40 per person, includes bus, $15 meal voucher, and $15 wheel bet. (860) 690-1516.
ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB’S ANNUAL PLANT SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale will feature plants from members’ gardens, baked goods, crafts, and a basket raffle to fund a scholarship for a study in a horticulture-related field. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. (860) 628-6975. thanlon@SNET.net
GRACE NURSERY SCHOOL BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. 9 a.m. to noon. To benefit school. Grace Nursery School, 121 Pleasant St., Southington. (860) 628-6996.
LADIES TEA PARTY. Held by the Ladies of the Plymouth Congregational Church. Noon, lunch. Light luncheon fair served. Quilt display by the Plymouth Piecemakers quilting group. Limited to 50 guests. Plymouth Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 10 Park St., on the green, Plymouth. (860) 484-4884, (860) 845-5655.
MAY 9 TO JULY 10
SPRING ART SHOW CURATED BY NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART’S DOUGLAS HYLAND. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Items are for sale and can be viewed during library hours.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
‘TEA WITH ABIGAIL ADAMS.’ 6:30 p.m. Presented by Carol Bielefeld, dramatic portrait of Abigail Adamas. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023. Co-sponsored by the Katherine Gaylor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.
THURSDAY, MAY 14
HISTORY BITES. 12 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Roznoy will speaking about the connection between two Connecticut Yankees, Samuel Morse and William Williamson. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (860) 753-0381, ext. 130.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
RABIES CLINIC. 2 to 4 p.m. Held by Bristol-Burlington Health District. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be on leashes. To receive a new three year rabies vaccination provide a current rabies certificate. Connecticut law requires all cats and dogs over three months of age to be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs over 6 months of age, by law, must be licensed. Rockwell Park Pavilion, Dutton Avenue, Bristol. (860) 584-7682.
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Four hour seminar promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations presented by Dr. Mike Ptaszynski, NRA-certified facilitator. Co-ed program, endorsed by members of the law enforcement community. Bristol Hospital Welness Center, 842 Clark Ave, Bristol. Space is limited. $30 per student. 80-page booklet and certificate of participation provided. (860) 582-4388.
BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER. CHARITY BRIDAL EVENT AND TRUNK SALE. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., VIP event with light bites, signature beverages, and giveaways. 2 to 5 p.m., general admission. Vendors, gowns from $75 to $1,800, average price of gown is $600, take your gown home with you, giveaways, interest free layaway plan. Fund raising effort for the Health Support Network, which provides free cancer related programs and services to children, adults, families, and caregivers. Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capitol Blvd., Rocky Hill. $20 for VIP. $5 for general admission. 1-877-721-HOPE. Bridesabc.org
SUNDAY, MAY 17
THIRD PRIDE IN AMERICA MOTORCOACH TOUR. 7:45 a.m., board bus. Meet at the commuter parking lot located just off I-84 west, exit 29 at South Main Street, Route 10, Plantsville. Held by Knights of Columbus, Southington Isabella Council 15, and its affiliated 4th Degree Assembly 122. Destination is New York City. Visit the 911 Museum and Memorial, The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, including the aircraft carrier Intrepid, submarine Growler, and the Concord Shuttle Enterprise, the New York City Fire Museum featuring the “Evolution of Fire Fighting.”. $99 per person. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at planned stops en route and on return. Advance reservations required. Make check payable to K of C, 26 Riverside Ct., Southington, CT 06589-1777. (860) 628-0446, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER SEMINAR. Presented by Thomaston Savings Bank and West End Association. 6 p.m. Part of the bank’s educational series designed to provide insight and information to consumers and businesses regarding savings, investing, and borrowing. Riverview Apartments Community Room, 171 Laurel St., Bristol. Space limited. RSVP by May 15. (860) 283-3608. ThomastonSavingsBank.com
FRIDAY, MAY 22
SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet, DJ. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
SINGLES MEMORIAL WEEKEND PICNIC. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 2 p.m. Bring salad, entrée or dish to share. 46 Swan Ave., Sound View, Old Lyme. (860) 582-8229, (860) 434-6426.
MAY 29, 30
BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sale donations can be made to te society at 98 Summer St., Bristol on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. If you need something picked up, call (860) 583-6309.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. 8 a.m., leaves Plainville Municipal Center. 7 p.m., leaves Boston. Drop off and pick up in the Quincy Market area where participants are free to pursue their own interests. Participants interested in visiting The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will be transported to the museum and returned to Quincy Market. (860) 747-6022, or reserve in person at the Recreation Office, 50 Whiting St., Plainville.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Sponored by AARP Chapter 4146. 8 a.m., bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. 5:45 p.m., return to Plainville. $23. Includes promotional package. (860) 747-1732.
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, JUNE 13
BRISTOL VETERANS COUNCIL 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE DINNER. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Honor high school grads who are joining the Armed Forces. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $25.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
ANNUAL DIABETES MOTORCYCLE RUN. Benefit for American Diabetes Association. Sign up from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Depart at 11 a.m. Food and entertainment after the ride. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 for riders, $10 for passengers.
THURSDAY, JULY 9
PLYMOUTH CHAMBER ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-4718. PlyOil@SBCGlobal.net
SUNDAY, JULY 19
NASCAR IN LOUDON, N.H. BUS TRIP. Held by the Sons of the American Legion. Leaves Southington at 7 a.m. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Includes bus ticket and race ticket. Meet at Southington American Legion Post 72, 66 Main St., Southington. $90 per person. Free pit pass raffles. See bartender to sign up. Call (860) 621-4243. Cut off is June 1.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
A WHALE WATCH FROM BOSTON, MASS. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Leave from Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Have lunch at Boston restaurant. After board a multi-level whale watch vessel for three-hour excursion. Naturalist will talk about the whales. $119. (860) 747-1732.
TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA FOR THE MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. Trip features attendance at the Papal Mass, a guided tour of the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, one of America’s first saints, born in Philadelphia in 1858. $541. Includes transportation, two nights hotel, one dinner, two breakfasts, and admission to other attractions. (860) 589-5597.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 50TH REUNION. 6 p.m. Looking for classmates. Any information appreciated. Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 S. Center St., Southington. Joanne (Casale) Salerno at email@example.com, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
NOW thru MAY 31
‘ANGRY ROBOTS LIQUEFIED MY BRAIN.’ The NEW/NOW exhibit by artist Karl Lund. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org
NOW thru MAY 10
‘OTIS KAYE: MONEY, MYSTERY, AND MASTERY.’ Exhibition will display Kaye’s “trompe l’oeil” (fools the eye) technique. 34 oil paintings, pastel works, and etchings. 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.