Miscellaneous listings for Sept. 25

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
SOUTHINGTON
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

MEET ARTIST MELISSA BOTSACOS. 4 to 7 p.m. Art show. Pieces available from $15 to $35. The Arc of Southington, 201 West Main St., Plantsville. (860) 628-9220, ext. 100.

SEPT. 25-26
PLAINVILLE
OUR LADY OF MERCY CHURCH TAG SALE. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission on Friday only.

SEPT. 25-26
PLAINVILLE
PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE. Held by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a $3 per family admission charge for Friday night. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices range from 50 cents for paperbacks to $1 for hardcovers. DVDs, CDs, audiobooks. Almost all items were donated to the library, some are discards. Final hour of sale on Saturday is the bag sale. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26
OTHER
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

ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL FAIR OF THE WHIGVILLE GRANGE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fair will feature entertainment, food, entries of garden, baked, and hobby items. Whigville Grange, South Main Street, Burlington off of Route 69 or Jerome Avenue. (860) 582-9863.

COMEDY AT TRINITY-ON-MAIN. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Comedians Mel Vaverchak, Dave Kanell, Dave Sheehan, Marcellino Moose Hill, Pat Oakes. M.C. Rob Santos. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. VIP seating for $22, which includes a table in front of the stage. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. (860) 229-2072, (860) 306-4585.

PLAINVILLE
THE ANNUAL PEQUABUCK RIVER CLEANUP. 9 a.m. to noon. Held by the Plainville Conservation Commission. Dress appropriately in older clothes, long ants, boots and long-sleeved shirts in case of mosquitos, ticks, or poison ivy. Trash bags and gloves provided. Good way for students to get some community service hours. Behind West Cemetery, Route 177, Plainville. Signs will be posted. Held rain or shine.

LINDEN STREET SCHOOL TAG SALE. 8 a.m. to noon. Families and staff will sell their treasures. Punch and baked goods for sale. Proceeds benefit families and scholars of school. Linden Street School 69 Linden St., Plainville.

BRISTOL
MUSEUM DAY LIVE! AT AMERICAN CLOCK AND WATCH MUSEUM. Participating museums across the country open their door to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! For free. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Download the free ticket, Smithsonianmag.com/museumday

SEPT. 26-28
BRISTOL
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
BRISTOL
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, info@ride4justice.org, ride4justice.org

SOUTHINGTON
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. Farmington Canal Greenway, Mill Street, Southington. After, go for lunch. No charge for walk. (860)261-5765.

DANCE WORKSHOP. 2 to 6 p.m. Open dancing to follow with DJ. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $15 per person. jusgotta@megahits.com

PLAINVILLE
‘THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY.’ Noon. Nancy Eberhardt of the Plainville Historical Society will present the program about the Trumbull-Coolidge wedding that took place in the sanctuary of The Congregational Church of Plainville. Part of the church’s 175th anniversary as a community of faith. Kelsey Hall, the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville. Come early to view items from the wedding including Florence Trumbull’s wedding dress.

OTHER
NEW BRITAIN HOUSE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. 1 to 5 p.m. 55th reunion. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. www.NBHS1960.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 28
OTHER
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.

BRISTOL
TRIP TO FOXWOODS. Sponsored St. Stanislaus Golden Agers. 8 a.m. at St. Stan’s. $22 includes casino package. Call (860) 582-1133 ask for Barbara.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 29
OTHER
AVOIDING MISTAKES DURING THE ESTATE PLANNING PROCESS. 7 p.m. Presented by Brendan F. Daly and Carmine Perry from CzepigaDalyPope LLC. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free and open to the public. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30
PLAINVILLE
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.

SOUTHINGTON
BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM AND SWING DANCE LESSONS. 7 to 8 p.m. Plantsville Elementary School cafeteria, 70 Church St., Plantsville. $50 per chouple. Class size is limited. Pre-register, payment required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/ballroom

BRISTOL
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS BRISTOL AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Yarde Metals, 45 Newell St., Southington. www.CentralCTChambers.org, info@CentralCtChambers.org

OTHER
MATRIX FUND RAISING EVENT WITH ARTIST MARK DION. 6 to 9 p.m. Includes remarks from the artist, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, buffet-style dinner, exhibition tour, and scavenger hunt. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $125. TheWadsworth.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 2
BRISTOL
JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL CELEBRATION. 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit local organizations and scholarships. Tavera was a lifelong Bristol resident who passed away suddenly on April 28, 2010. This Oct. 8, John Tavera would have celebrated his 54th birthday. Picnic buffet, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Bittersweet Harmony. St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. $25 per person. Available at door or through Joseph Tavera, (860) 582-2878, Joe.Tavera@comcast.net, Frank Tavera at Ftavera@snet.net, or Lee Santorso at 150 Central Bar and Grill, Forestville. Donations may be made to John E. Tavera Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1262, Bristol, CT 06011-1262.

SATURDAY, OCT. 3
BRISTOL
TAG AND BAKE SALE. 9 a.m .to 6 p.m. Vendors need, $20 for tables outside. $30, inside. Salvation Army, 19 Stearns St., Bristol. (860) 583-4651.

OCT. 3-4, 10-11
SOUTHINGTON
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.

OCT. 4-6
BRISTOL
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
BRISTOL
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.

OCT. 6-7
SOUTHINGTON
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, mersm@cox.net

SATURDAY, OCT. 10
BRISTOL
BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970 45TH REUNION. 7 to 11 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. rozobrien@att.net, mccarty@jmorrissey.com

SUNDAY, OCT. 11
OTHER
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
OTHER
‘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
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 putinontheritz@aol.com, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at jean.amenta@gmail.com.

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985. 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Hawk’s Landing, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $65, includes buffet, open bar, DJ. Prior to event, Reunion Golf Event. Special rates for 1985 alumni. Gina Cianci, (860) 919-9163, gina456@cox.net, Karen Polak, (860) 329-9114, kapolak@aol.com

PLAINVILLE
THE PLAINVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters wanted. Applications available. (860) 747-2328, (860) 747-1262.

OTHER
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.

OCT. 17, NOV. 14, DEC. 12
BRISTOL
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. jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.us

MONDAY, OCT. 26
BRISTOL
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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 30
BRISTOL
BRISTOL BRANCH NAACP FREEDOM FUND DINNER. 6 p.m. Speaker Charles “DJ Bigg Mann” Hollis from Hot 93.7. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $65. BristolNaacp@gmail.com, (860) 562-1233.

NOV. 13-14
PLAINVILLE
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
PLAINVILLE
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.

NOV. 17-19
BRISTOL
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.

NOV. 20-21
BRISTOL
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR. Crafters, vendors sought. Asbury UMC, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21
SOUTHINGTON
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.damboise@snet.net.

SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com

BUS TRIP TO THE CHRISTMAS SHOW AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. Sponsored by Immanual Lutheran Church. Bus pick up at Immanual Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow St., Bristol at 6:15 a.m. Return to 6 p.m. Includes round trip motorcoach. Ticket to the Christmas show. Free time in Rockefeller Center, Time Square. Visit 9/11 memorial. Reservations. (860) 621-230. Make checks payable to Immanual Lutheran Church.

THURSDAY, DEC. 10
BRISTOL
‘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
BRISTOL
MUMS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many fall colors and varieties available. Jerome Gardens at Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

NOW thru NOV. 28
OTHER
‘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.

NOW thru OCT. 10
OTHER
‘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 NOV. 20
OTHER
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
OTHER
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
OTHER
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 DEC. 13
BRISTOL
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, info@thecarouselmuseum.org, www.thecarouselmuseum.org.
 
ONGOING
BRISTOL
CHARLESMAGNE CARD GAME. Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol.

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.

PLAINVILLE
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

OTHER
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. info@actnaturalhealth.com. ActNaturalHealth.com/keep-it-local-Wednesdays.

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