FRIDAY, JULY 24
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Everyone decides what movie to see. After, go nearby for refreshments. Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 582-8229.
JULY 24, AUG. 7, 21
THE BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. Houses the local history collection of the Bristol Public Library. Books about Bristol, pictures and postcards, maps, diaries, church, and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death, and marriage indexes, city directories and yearbooks. On permanent display 100 historic images of the city including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Visitors can win a free copy of the book, “Images of Bristol.” Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, JULY 25
ONE DAY COMBINATION SAFE BOATING/ PERSONAL WATERCRAFT COURSE. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work to obtain a Connecticut certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation. Tunxis Community College, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. For 10 and over. $89. (860) 773-1450.
MONSTER JAM. Saturday at 2 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grave Digger, MADUSA, Monster Engery, Lucas Oil Crusader, Hot Wheels, Firestorm, Backwards Bob, Stinger, Thrasher. Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs. Tickets start at $10. 1-800-745-3000.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
BRISTOL AUTO CLUB. 1 to 4 p.m. Vintage automobiles, DJ spinning golden oldies. Museum open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with mini exhibit of automobile clocks. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. (860) 583-6070. ClockandWatchMuseum.org
MONDAY, JULY 27
BRISTOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10:30 a.m., register. Lunch follows. Scramble starts at 12:30 p.m. Dinner awards and raffle follow the 18 holes of golf played. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Interested in entering a foursome or being a sponsor, contact Hank Lodge (860) 583-5342 (email@example.com) or Brian Faller, (860) 490-8486, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, JULY 28
IMPACTS OF THE STATE BUDGET ON THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. 9 to 10:30 a.m. State Senators Len Fasano (minority leader) and Henri Martin (31st District). Details about the evolving state budget and its expected impact on the economy, state finances, jobs, business, and market competitiveness. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestvlle. Seating limited. Register. (860) 584-4718.
AFTERNOON MOVIE. 1 p.m. “My Old Lady,” with Maggie Smith. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext 2007. BristolLib.com
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
PAINT NITE. Benefit for Animal Rescue Foundation. 6 p.m., appetizers and drinks. 7 p.m., painting starts. Martino’s Restaurant, Bristol. Tickets are $45 and must be bought on-line. Paintnite.com/pages/events/views/hartfordnewhaven/896860. Seating is limited. ARFCT.org
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS BENEFIT. Dinner, 7 p.m. Band, 9 to 1 p.m. Pasta and meatball dinner. Avenue Groove. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 donation. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com, Bristol Polish Club, Brooks Oil, 1 Canal St., Plymouth, DAV, 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 940-8116, (860) 324-0206.
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. 2 to 6 p.m. Cook out-type buffet, cash bar, soft drinks and coffee included. Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, sausage patties, cole slaw, pasta salad, and chips. Southington Country Club Pavilion, Southington. Last day to register, July 31. Make checks out to SHS Class of 1975, 40th reunion, P.O. Box 582, Plainville CT 06062. Questions, contact (860) 930-5580. For those want to golf before the event, members will be at the golf course at 9:30 a.m. for nine or 18 holes. For reservations, email Norm Rodrigues at email@example.com
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
‘MIDSOMER MURDERS.’ Viewings of the television series. 1 p.m. Served with tea and biscuits. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. FarmingtonLibraries.org
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE. Held by The Arc of Southington. Tag sale is open to residents, businesses, organizations of Southington, Plantsville, Marion, Milldale and will be held at their individual locations. Listings and maps will be available fo r$1 the week of the event at locations to be announced. (860) 628-9220, ext. 1000.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
7TH ANNUAL SOUTHINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA. 7 p.m. to midnight. Come in your favorite sports jersey and enjoy an evening of “Tailgating at the Turf,” with food stations, open bar, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $65 ($75 after Sept. 1). SouthingtonEducationFoundation.org
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.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27
NEW BRITAIN HOUSE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. 1 to 5 p.m. 55th reunion. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. www.NBHS1960.com
FALL FOLIAGE BUS TOUR. Held by The First Congregational Church of Southington Cruz’n Congos Travel Group. Trip to New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. Three hour boat ride with buffet lunch on Lake Winnipesaukee, Harts Turkey Farm dinner, Margate Lakefront resourt Canterbury Shaker Village, Budweiser Beer Co. Barns and gardens and more. (860) 628-8982, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BUS TRIP TO SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER IN LANCASTER, PENN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. See “The American Music Theatre” and “The Miracle of Christmas.” Cost is $43 per person twin/ triple, $563 per person single and includes deluxe motorcoach, two nights hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, two shows, sightseeing and admissions. (860) 589-5597.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
150 YEARS ON PLAINVILLE’S CAMPGROUND HILL. Summer display at the Plainville Historic Center. Covers events and activities that took place on campground. Thousands of people took part in the activities there. During the early years of camp meetings, tents were the main shelter. A large one in the middle of the circle of tents was the tabernacle, where most activities took place. Over time, tents were replaced by small, brightly colored Victorian cottages. Today, it is a seasonal residential community. Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577.
NOW thru NOV. 20
THE SHAKERS: FOCUS ON: ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT. Rare and authentic items from the Enfield Shaker community. 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 from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. NBMAA.org
NOW thru JULY 31
ARTIST MARIA MONTANA OF MILLDALE. Exhibit of paintings, “Pot Pourri.” The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org, SouthingtonArtsAndCrafts.com
NOW thru OCT. 3
BALL AND SOCKET ARTS PRESENTS ART GARAGE. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features works by Andy Cunningham, Kevin Daly, Bob Gregson, Cynthia Beth Rubin, and Jonathan Waters. 530 West Main St., Cheshire.
NOW thru OCT. 24
50 OBJECTS/ 50 STORIES. Exhibit asks, “If an object could define Connecticut, what would it be.” Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. CHS.org
NOW thru SEPT. 6
LIQUID SUNDAYS. DJs, celebrity guests, pool party. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20. Foxwoods.com/liquidSundays.aspx
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.