SATURDAY, AUG. 15
OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Edesa Ciscar, retirement councilor, will facilitate. Coffee will be served. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. RSVP. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonOrchards.org
TUESDAY, AUG. 18
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures, and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion of the course, insurance company should give a discount of at least 5 percent on auto insurance. $15 for AARP members, providing a membership number, and $20 for other attendees. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign up at the Plainville Senior Center, Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. to noon. Mondays between 5 to 5:30 p.m. (860) 747-5728.
DENTAL CLINIC. Provided by Community Health Center, Inc. By appointment. Registered dental hygienist will provide a complete exam, dental cleaning, scalants, and X-rays when appropriate. Help in paying for the clinic in form of scholarships provided by a grant through the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area on Aging are available to members of the Plainville Senior Center. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Appointments. (860) 983-2990. For information on scholarships, call (860) 747-5728.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
FRIENDSHIP CLUB OF MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monthly club for seniors in the community. Coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo, more. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. Limited seating. Transportation may be provided. (860) 276-1020.
THURSDAY, AUG. 27
INDOOR TAG SALE AND JEWELRY SALE. Benefit for Dial-A-Ride and other programs at the Plainville Senior Center. Bring gently used household items, furniture, and jewelry. No clothing, shoes, fitness equipment, TVs, or computers. Bring in items from Aug. 18 to 26. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Admission is $1 for early bird admissions, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (860) 747-5728.
MONDAY, AUG. 31
PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING LEAGUE. Mondays at 12:45 p.m. New bowlers welcome. Open to bowlers of all abilities, including beginners. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $9 per person per week. Includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. (860) 747-2918.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS. The Docks of Point Judith, Galilee, Rhode Island, “A Fisherman’s Story.” Seafood lunch then take a stroll by the harbor, check out the shops. $83 per person. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.
EIGHTH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT SENIOR JURIED ART SHOW. All seniors 70-plus are invited to participate at show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury in September. Entries accepted for painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. First, second, third, and honorable mention awards will be given in each category. Winning art in each category will be on exhibit at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury Oct. 4 to Nov. 15. Entry forms, rules, and information is available at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville or PomperaugWoods.com
CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Doesn’t require fasting. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $10. Pay at the appointment. Appointments. (860) 747-5728. Plainville Senior Center members only.
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Bristol Senior Center is host to a remote Social Security office. No need to reserve time. First-come, first-serve. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol.
WHEELER SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH COORDINATOR JUSTINE MICALIZZI. Mondays, 10 a.m to noon. Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Receive information about mental health, substance use disorders, treatment recovery resources, early childhood, and local programs and services. Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., Southington.