Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 13

FRIDAY, NOV. 13
BRISTOL
JET FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Dinner buffet, cash bar, raffle prizes, and musical entertainment provided by Bottom Line. Benefits local organizations and provides scholarships. Honors memory of John E. Tavera, who died suddenly in 2010. $25. Bristol Swedish Club, 39 Barlow St., Bristol. Tickets available at 150 Central Bar and Grill, Forestville.

SINGLES MOONGLOW DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. With DJ Tom Haynes. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. (860) 582-8229.

NOV. 13-14
SOUTHINGTON
‘GONE WITH THE WIND.’ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments and popcorn served.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14
OTHER
ANN NYBERG. 1 to 3 p.m. Will answer questions and read from her book, “A Slice of Life, a story teller’s diary.” Northeast Floral Education Center, 312 E. Johnson Ave., Cheshire. Register. (203) 268-9000.

NOV. 14, DEC. 12
BRISTOL
BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Visitors have a chance to win a free copy of “Images of Bristol.” Hundreds of image of Bristol, including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Temporary exhibit of Bristol-made clocks and New Departure bells. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017. jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.us

NOV. 14, 15
OTHER
AFA’S 10TH ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists, designers, and artisans offer their work for sale and will converse with attendees. American Fabrics Arts Building, 1069 Connecticut Ave., Building 4, Bridgeport. AmFabArts.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 14
PLAINVILLE
130TH FIREMAN’S ANNIVERSARY BALL. 6:30 p.m. 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.

AWARD RECEPTION FOR THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. 1 to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs until Nov. 28. Display includes watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, photographs. Artwork judged by Tom Mayer, a renowned artist and teacher who has won many awards through the years. Public welcome. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

OTHER
CONNECTICUT AUTHOR DAVID DRURY. 1 p.m. Book-signing and presentation of his book, “Hartford in World War I.” New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main St., New Britain. Seating is limited to 30. Free. NBIndustrial.org,

NOV. 15-17
OTHER
MINDFULNESS RETREAT FOR VETERANS. Learn powerful mind-body practices that strengthen resilience, bring peace of mind, and relieve traumatic symptoms. Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford. CopperBeechInstitute.org

MONDAY, NOV. 16
OTHER
AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER EMERY ROTH II. 5:30 p.m. Will talk about his book, “Brass Valley: The Fall of An American Industry.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with museum admission. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

TUESDAY, NOV. 17
BRISTOL
REMINISCING WITH SHEILA: MEMORIES OF WWII. 6:30 p.m. Multi-media tribute to the greatest generation. Wear your red, white, and blue. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.

PLAINVILLE
SHELL CRAFTS. 6 p.m. Gail Ferrar will demonstration how to create holiday keepsakes from shells. All material provided. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Families welcome. (860) 793-1446. Free.

OTHER
FALL FINANCIAL SERIES: HOW TO BE AN INFORMED INVESTOR. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advanced registration. Free. (860) 673-6791. www.FarmingtonLibraries.org

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18
BRISTOL
BRISTOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Casa Margarita, 2176 West St., Southington. Register. www.CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org

OTHER
‘DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR ANCESTORS ARE? INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY.’ 7 p.m. Professional genealogist Carol R. Whitmer will discuss tips and resources for family genealogists of all skill levels. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

‘ARE YOU READY FOR 2020?’ THIRD ANNUAL BUSINESS SUMMIT. Presented by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce and the Farmington Economic Development Commission. 7:30 to 11 a.m. Discussions on latest in technology, information security, housing trends, energy, and workforce/talent recruitment. Frank Luke, president of Stanley Access Technologies, will be keynote speaker. Hartford Marriott Farmington, 15 Farm Springs Rd., Farmington. Register. FarmingtonChamber.com. (860) 676-8490, marketing@farmingtonchamber.com

THURSDAY, NOV. 19
BRISTOL
FREE MOVIE, ‘AGAINST THE SUN.’ 2 p.m. True stories about World War II. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790.

THE OLD LEATHERMAN. Co-sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society and Bristol Federal Hill Association. 7 p.m. Joyce Raino will present a program on this mysterious traveler who often came through the Bristol area during the 19th century. Noted for his attire, which was constructed of old bootlegs laced together. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Members are admitted free. Non-members, $5. Refreshments.

OTHER
THREE EXHIBITS OPEN. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Love, Andy: Highlights from the Andy Warhol Museum,” “A Wonderland of Snow: The life and Music of Leroy Anderson,” and “For the Love of Learning: 125 Years of Post University.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org

TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE. 5 to 7 p.m. Tour the campus and learn more about Tunxis degree programs, financial aid transfer opportunities, and meet with scholarship representatives. Central Connecticut State University, UConn, University of St. Joseph, and Trinity College representatives will be on hand to answer questions about transfer. Tunxis Community College, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. Tunxis.edu/openhouse, (860) 773-1490, tx-admissions@tunxis.edu

FRIDAY, NOV. 20
OTHER
COFFEE WITH STATE SEN. HENRI MARTIN, STATE REP. WHIT BETTS. 8 to 9 a.m. Residents will opportunity to discuss any issues they wish to talk about. Eagles Nest, 163 Main St., Terryville. All residents encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21
OTHER
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Fund raiser for University High School After Grad Party. Pick up in Bristol 5:30. $40 per person. (860) 582-5041.

SUNDAY, NOV. 22
OTHER
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Iron Horse Boulevard Walkway, Jim Gallagher Way, Simsbury. After walk go to lunch nearby. No charge for walk. (860) 261-5765.

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 Immanuel Lutheran Church. Bus pick up at Immanuel 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 Immanuel Lutheran Church.

TUESDAY, DEC. 1
BRISTOL
BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND BOUTIQUE. 9:30 a.m. Speaker: Kyrmie Zaslow, “Winter Wonderland.” Luncheon entrée choices: Chicken Florentine, pan seared salmon, New York strip, Eggplant parmigiana. $40 per person. Register. (860) 589-7166.

THURSDAY, DEC. 3
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO MYSTIC TO SEE ‘SHIPS, CLOCKS, AND STARS: THE QUEST FOR LONGITUDE.’ Trip held by American Clock and Watch Museum. Bus departs the museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol at 9 a.m. Returns at 5 p.m. $70 per person, $60 for museum members. Includes transportation, gratuity, snacks, and admission to Mystic Seaport. Enjoy lunch on your own at the seaport’s restaurants. Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 13. Space limited. (860) 583-6070.

SATURDAY, DEC. 12
BRISTOL
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985 30TH REUNION. Dinner, music, dancing, catching up with old friends. Details, contact Kevin Bechard at (860) 929-2079, BristolEastern85@gmail.com

NOW thru NOV. 30
OTHER
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY ART SHOW. Works by Glenn Affleck, Kathy Conway, Ann Hodgdon-Cyr, Andy Mars, Walter Schuppe, Megan Stevens, Lou Zucchi. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

NOW thru JAN. 17
OTHER
‘STONE ROBERTS: STREET SCENES, STILL LIFES AND FIGURES.’ Exhibit displays nine of the artist’s oil paintings exploring human encounters with every day life. 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 DEC. 15
OTHER
INSPIRATION, 6TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW. Presented by Connecticut Technical High School System Art Program. Promenade Gallery, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. TheBushnell.org

NOW thru NOV. 30
SOUTHINGTON
ART SHOW BY DONALD LEGER OF SOUTHINGTON. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org

NOW thru NOV. 28
OTHER
‘SEARCH VERSUS RE-SEARCH: JOSEPH ALBERS, ARTIST AND EDUCATOR.’ Art exhibit exploring the integration of the artist’s teaching and artistic methods. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue gallery, New Haven.

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 DEC. 13
BRISTOL
BRISTOL ARTIST RICK FITZSIMONS. 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 to 14 are $3.50. (860) 585-5411, info@thecarouselmuseum.org, www.thecarouselmuseum.org.
 
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SOUTHINGTON
INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. jusgotta@megahits.com

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

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