FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
ANTIQUE APPRAISAL NIGHT. 6 to 8 p.m. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. Dick Blaschke of Dick’s Antiques will be doing the appraisals. $5 for single items to be appraised and a total of $10 for three items to appraised. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. (860) 589-4504.
MIA/POW REMEMBRANCE DAY. Held by American Legion Post 2. Guest speaker. American Legion Post 2, Hooker Court, Bristol.
SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 to midnight. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229.
THE MOUTH STORYTELLING EVENT WITH CHION WOLF. 7:30 p.m. Stories about getting away with it. Special guest storyteller John Farrell. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $5. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org
FALLBOOK AND CRAFT FESTIVAL. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Wolcott Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. (203)910-5238, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT. 18 to DEC. 13
BRISTOL ARTIST RICK FITZSIMONS. Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Exhibit and sale, “Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons” will display over 30 works in a variety of mediums. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave. Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission includes the New England Carousel Museum, the Museum of Fire History, the Restoration Department, the two fine art galleries and the Museum of Greek Culture. Admission for adults is $6, seniors: $5.50; children between the ages of 4-14 are $3.50. (860) 585-5411, email@example.com, www.thecarouselmuseum.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
GERMAN FESTIVAL. 12 to 10 p.m. German foods, music, activities, German bier garten for adults, juice garten for children. Contests. Entertainment. Vendors, community based organizations, live band, authentic costumes, silent auction. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow St., Bristol.
PALACE THEATER MONTHLY TOUR. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tour the historic structure with a volunteering guiding the experience. 100 East Main St, Waterbury. $5. PalaceTheaterCT.org
GRAND REOPENING OF THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org
SEPT. 19, OCT. 17, NOV. 14, DEC. 12
BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT. 19, 20
COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for sellers is $25 for two day event. The Patch at Depot Square, downtown Bristol. Pre-register at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, 200 Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-4718. No charge for public to come and browse.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20
HOLISTIC FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Vendors, demonstrations, speakers. The Loop, 161-B Woodford Ave., Unit 58, Plainville.
START OF SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR. 10 a.m. Celebration of the Eucharist, followed by country style barbecue with hamberguers, hot dogs, potato salad, and the fixings. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 115 West Main St., Plainville.
MONDAY, SEPT. 21
‘AS TIME GOES BY: WEDDING FASHIONS OF YESTERYEAR.’ Held by the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial Campus Auxiliary. 5:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres. 6 p.m., dinner served tableside. Fashion show follows immediately after. Features wedding gowns and stories dating back to the 1920s. Complimentary cocktails on the patio. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. Reservations $40 per person. Only 200 seats available. Register by Sept. 7. (860) 276-5380.
AUTUMN PIE SOCIAL. 2 p.m. Adults are invited to celebrate the fall season with America’s favorite comfort food. Take a pie trivia quiz and learn about the history of pie. Sample various brands of apple pie and select a winner. If you’d like, bring a copy of your favorite pie recipe to share in the “quick cookbook.” Warm mulled cider, coffee and pies will be served. Free. Register. Stop by the library or call (860)584-7790. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will provide the pies.
KARA SUNDLUN TO SPEAK AT ROSARY MEETING. 7 p.m. Emmy-awarding winning news anchor, talk show hose and author of “Finding Dad, from Love Child to Daughter.” Saint Gregoary Rosary Society Meeting. Saint Gregory Hall, 235 Maltby St., Bristol. Men and women invited. Books will be sold and signed.
SEPT. 21, 28
FREE SQUARE DANCE LESSONS. 7 to 9 p.m. Families and singles welcome. New Horizon Village, 37 Bliss Memorial Dr., Unionville. Free. Refreshments. (860) 620-4691.
SEPT. 21, 24
THE SONS OF ITALY WILL BE OFFERING ITALIAN CLASSES. Beginners meet Mondays 7 to 8:30 p.m. Intermediate classes meet Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Classes end in December. Free but there is a fee for the book. The Sons of Italy Club, 139 Center St., Southington. (203) 560-6021.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22
INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 6 to 7 p.m., Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860)793-7277., FosterCarePrograms@Wheelerclinic.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23
‘WHEN CARING TAKES COURAGE.’ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mara Botonis will be the speaker at this luncheon focusing on caregivers. Jerome Home and Arbor Rose, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. Register. (860) 229-3707.
EUROPEAN BICYCLE TOUR DISCUSSION. 7 p.m. With Charles and Joan Leach who will share their experiences on bicycle tours. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24
YOGA CLASSES. Offered by Southington Arts Council. Six weeks. All levels on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Beginners on Fridays at 6 p.m. $30 for members. $37 for non-members. Register. (860) 621-2787.
THE LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT TUTOR ORIENTATION AND INFORMATION SESSION. 6 to 7:30 p.m. New Britain Public Library, 3rd floor Conference Room, New Britain. Register. (860)229-7323.
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
ECUADOR FOUNDATION BENEFIT DINNER DANCE. Held by First Congregational Church of Southington. 6 p.m. Music by Small Town Gamblers. Benefit for Fundacion Sor Dominga Bocca. Testa’s, 26 South Center St., Southington. $45 per person for a four course dinner. (860) 628-06958, ChurchOffice@FirstChurchSouthington.org
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26
SCRAPBOOK EVENT. Held by the Blessed Sacrament DIVAS. Each crafter will get five feet of space to create. Crafters can sign up for full day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m or half day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 3 to 8 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided to full day participants. Meal options for half day attendees. Blessed Sacrament, 386 Robinwood Rd., Waterbury. $40 for full day, $25 for half day. (203) 768-9734, (203) 754-7868. BSCDIVAS@Yahoo.com
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
RIDE FOR JUSTICE. Benefit for Petit Family Foundation. 9 a.m., register. 11:30 a.m., kickstands up. Ride through Bristol, Burlington, Harwinton, Terryville, Wolcott and Plantsville. Begins at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Concludes at Bozzuto’s Food Distribution Center, Cheshire. (860) 605-6256, email@example.com, ride4justice.org
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.
OCT. 3-4, 10-11
ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Held by the American Auxiliary Kiltonic Post 72. During the Apple Harvest Festival. American Legion Home, 66 Main St., Southington. Tables for rent. (860) 621-0890.
TRIP TO ATLANTIC CITY. Held by St. Stanislaus Church of Bristol. Spend two nights and three days at Tropicana Casino. $310 for single, $200 double, and $175 for triple. Package includes a food coupon, room, $25 slot play, and transportation. Payment due at sign-up. Reservations. (860)806-0286.
MONDAY, OCT. 5
TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Held by the St. Stanislaus Travelers. Leave St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Returns at 5:30 p.m. $25 includes bus and casino package. (860) 589-5597.
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
SUNDAY, OCT. 11
FIGURE DRAWING SESSIONS. 2 p.m. Post University drawing and life drawing instructor painter Sheri Schwartz will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring the fundamentals of capturing the figure. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $10 for students, $15 for museum members, and $25 for non-members. MattatuckMuseum.org. (203) 753-0381.
OCT. 14, NOV. 5
‘MIDSOMER MURDERS.’ 1:15 p.m. View the television series, with tea and biscuits served. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.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.
ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Farmingbury Woman’s Club of Wolcott, GFWC. 50 crafters. Slots available. Country wood, ceramics, floral design, jewelry, and more. Refreshments include hot dogs, baked potatoes, and pies. Alcott School, 1490 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. Free admission. Farmingbury@yahoo.com, (203) 525-9191.
MONDAY, OCT. 26
DOO WOP, DISCO, MOTOWN AND MORE, ‘DANCING IN THE STREET.’ Trip organized by the St. Stanislaus Travelers. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $67. Drive on your own. (860) 589-5597.
CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIR. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. (860) 747-6825.
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. Aqua Turf, Plantsville. 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
THURSDAY, DEC. 10
‘IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD’ WITH THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA. Held by St. Stanislaus Travelers. Family style menu. $76. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. (860) 589-5597.
NOW thru NOV. 28
‘SEARCH VERSUS RE-SEARCH: JOSEPH ALBERS, ARTIST AND EDUCATOR.’ Art exhibit exploring the intergration of the artist’s teaching and artistic methods. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue gallery, New Haven.
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 SEPT. 6
‘INNOVATIVE LIVES.’ An exhibit featuring art created by artists from BARC, a nonprofit organization that provides services to adults with special needs. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.
NOW thru OCT. 10
‘MAS: COSTUMES FROM HARTFORD’S WEST INDIAN COMMUNITY.’ Tuesdays through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 and up), $4 for students (with valid college ID) and youth (6 to 17). Free for members.
NOW thru SEPT. 25
‘KISSING THE WALL:’ ART SHOW BY MELANIE CARR. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Stockman Gallery, 19 Chestnut St., second floor of the Trinity-on-Main Annex, New Britain. (860) 832-8299, GNBAA@NewBritainArts.org, NewBritainArts.org
NOW thru SEPT. 20
SUMMER VIVICATION. Mix of fine art with focus on color and vitality. Artists Dean Fisher, Rachel Hellerich, Katia Jirankova Levanti, Suzanne Siegel, Melanie Carr, Josephine Robinson, Kathleen Jacobs, and Theresa Bonillo. Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St., Ivoryton.
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
BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale.
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.
BINGO. Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee. St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.
ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays for beginners, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights for leagues 7 to 10 p.m. Wheeler YMCA , 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631, ext, 127, TimGabbardghymca.org, GHYMCA.org
KEEP IT LOCAL WEDNESDAYS REGIONAL FARMERS’ MARKET. 4 to 7 p.m. Local, organic, and fresh produce and products from farms, artisans, bakeries, and special vendors like Kombucha, organic skin care products, chair massage, local entertainment. Franklin Street, downtown Torrington. firstname.lastname@example.org. ActNaturalHealth.com/keep-it-local-Wednesdays.