JULY 31, AUG. 1
‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU.’ 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. “The Mark of Zorro” starring Tyrone Power. Plus, installment of Flash Gordon. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation is being asked for all ages. Refreshments and popcorn will be served.
SATURDAY, AUG. 1
BASEBALL BUS TRIP TO SEE RED SOX VS. BLUE JAYS. Brunch at Southington Elks, 114 Main St., Southington from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast, shrimp cocktail, cold cuts, fruit salad, juice, coffee. Bus leaves Elks at 9:15 a.m. sharp. Pay in full at sign-up for ticket. (860) 628-6682, (203) 525-0969.
FARMINGTON RIVER SCHOOL OF ART OF PLAINVILLE ART EXHIBIT. Ray Fernaldi of Southington, Dee Krampitz of Plainville, Barbara Scott of Bristol, Zofia Soto of East Berlin, Agnes Wong of Farmington, Bev Hollis of Wolcott, .R. Bailey of Unionville. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
MONDAY, AUG. 3
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 24TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Register at 9:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 10:45 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. dinner. Includes 18 holes of golf, opportunities for prizes, gifts for golfers, lunch, snack, and dinner. Portion of proceeds benefit Tunxis Community College Foundation, Bristol Business Education Foundation and other local community development projects. Tunxis Plantation Golf Course, Farmington. www.CentralCTChambers.org, info@CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5
‘RELIVING THE 1940S: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!’ 1 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2007.
THURSDAY, AUG. 6
ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND ROUND OF TRIVIA. 1 p.m. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
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, 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 and 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
TUESDAY, AUG. 11
MOHEGAN CASINO TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146 in Plainville. 8 a.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Return at 5:15 p.m. $23, promotional package included. (860) 747-1732.
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
SUNDAY, AUG. 30
BASEBALL TRIP TO CITI FIELD IN NEW YORK. Held by the St. Paul Falcons Softball Booster Club. Leaves St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol at 9 a.m. Game time is 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox visit the New York Mets. $100 per person, includes coach bus transportation, beverages on the bus, and a ticket to the game. Gavyhov@aol.com, (860) 690-5959.
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 for $1 the week of the event at locations to be announced. (860) 628-9220, ext. 1000.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16
BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL’S 66TH CLASS REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1949. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 582-0401.
SEPT. 23, OCT. 7
BUS TRIPS. Sponsored by The First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Wednesday, Sept. 23 ,Connecticut Day at The Big E. Wednesday, Oct. 7, Tribute to the Rat Pack at Foxwoods. (860) 621-3024, (860) 770-1557.
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). Southington EducationFoundation.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 HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. 1 to 5 p.m. 55th reunion. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. www.NBHS1960.com
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30
COVERED BRIDGES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE/ OCTOBERFEST LUNCHEON. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. German short ribs, pecan chicken schnitzel, fritters with maple syrup, warm German potato salad, and apple strudel. East Hill Farm, a working farm and inn. Bring your camera. Stop at candle factory. $75. (860) 747-1732.
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 resort, 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 motor coach, two nights hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, two shows, sightseeing, and admissions. (860) 589-5597.
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR. Crafters, vendors sought. Asbury UMC, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21
FIFTH ANNUAL KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Kennedy Middle School, Southington. $1 admission includes free drawing ticket. A few non-jewelry spaces are available. Lynn.email@example.com.
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 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.
BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.