FRIDAY, AUG. 7
COFFEE HOUR WITH BRISTOL LEGISLATORS. 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. State Sen. Henri Martin, state Rep. Whit Betts, and state Rep. Cara Pavalock. Residents will have opportunity to meet legislators in a relaxed setting and may discuss any issues they wish to talk about. Coffee provided. Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave., Bristol.
AUG. 7, 8
HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. “Some Like It Hot” (1959) directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. Plus an installment of Flash Gordon. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation is requested for all ages. Refreshments and popcorn will be served.
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. There is also a temporary exhibit of Bristol made clocks and New Departure bells. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017, email@example.com
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.
SUNDAY, AUG. 9
4TH ANNUAL REV UP FOR A CURE CLASSIC CAR AND ALL-AMERICAN MUSCLE FUND RAISER. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffles, awards, DJ, 50/50 raffle, vendors, special guests, including Frank Crowley, a 96-year-old World War II veteran who will judge the best in show as well as be presented with a special recognition for his services. Food from Frankie’s. Drinks available. $10 admission for show cars. All years welcome. No imports. No pregistration but first 100 cars will receive a special gift. Benefits the American Cancer Society. Rain date is Aug. 30. No pets, no burnouts, no bicycles.
TUESDAY, AUG. 11
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY MADE SIMPLE. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Business Builders Networking Group. Speaker Craig Morrell of CAM Marketing Group. Central Connecticut Chambers, 200 Main St., Bristol. Register. www.CentralCTChambers.org
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.
AUG. 12, 19, 26
WORKSHOP ON ARDUINO MICROPROCESSORS. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. $30, covers cost of materials. Space is limited. Reservations. lhorn@FarmingtonLibraries. (860) 673-6791.
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
‘SUMMER SWING FINALE WITH JOHN BRUGHENTI AND FRIENDS.’ 6 p.m. Summer reading prizes awarded. Ice cream floats by Dunphy’s. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. RSVP. Free. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
SATURDAY, AUG. 15
2ND ANNUAL MATTRESS FUND RAISER SALE. Benefit for Southington High School band. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Name brands, 60 percent below retail prices. Southington High School cafeteria, 720 Pleasant St., Southington.
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. 100.
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). 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
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 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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 14
130TH FIREMAN’S ANNIVERSARY BALL. 6:30 to midnight. Dinner choices: Prime Rib, baked stuff shrimp, Chicken Florentine, vegetarian lasagna. Open bar all night. Music by Avenue Groove. Photographer available for couple photos. Tickets are $85 per person. Reservations may be made for tables of 10. For tickets, call Plainville Fire Department, 6 to 10 p.m. (860) 747-2729.
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 AUG. 31
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, P.R. Bailey of Unionville. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
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.