FRIDAY, FEB. 19
SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, AND ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ, buffet, door prizes. Dress casual. Nuchie’s 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
FOURTH ADULT COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese event and is open only to adults. Registrants must bring own supplies. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. First-come, first-serve enrollment. $5. Held Thursday Friday of each month. (860) 583-6309.
HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN TOUR. 6 p.m. Special presentation. With recording artist Marty Rotella, opera singer Christine Cullen. A relic of the Holy Shroud will be available for veneration. Saint Ann Parish, 215 West St., Bristol. Free will offering. (860) 582-8169.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20
THE REV. RALPH LORD ROY. 2 p.m. Pastor who led an interfaith “prayer pilgrimage” of clergy to Albany, Georgia at request of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak about his experiences in the civil rights movement. He will present his talk via a videotaped recording. Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville.
31ST ANNUAL HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bristol Eastern High School, King Street, Bristol.
SUNDAY, FEB. 21
THE ART OF THE WEDDING BRIDAL SHOW. Noon to 4 p.m. Wedding vendors. Fashion show by Kathy Faber Designs at 3 p.m. Vintage wedding dresses on display. Meet some of the wedding vendors in the area. Brides are encouraged to bring fiancés, bridesmaids, family, friends. The New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Museum has served as a backdrop for weddings since its opening and is available to rent. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.org
SUNDAY, FEB. 21
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. At MDC Reservoir No. 6, Route 44, West Hartford. After go for lunch. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23
ASSET PROTECTION AND PAYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE. 7 p.m. Financial workshop. Presentors are Brendan F. Daly and Carmine Perry, lawyers. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. FarmingtonLibraries. (860) 673-6791.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
BRISTOL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Held by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. 5 to 7 p.m. Marilyn’s Pub, 388 Broad St., Bristol. Regster. CentralCTChambers.org
SOUTHINGTON ARTS AND CRAFTS ASSOCIATION DEMONSTRATION. 6:30 p.m., members meeting. 7 p.m., demonstration. William McCarthy, imaginative landscapes on wood, paper, and canvas. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Free. Open to the public.
‘REMAINING FRUITFUL AND CONNECTED TO THE VINE.’ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Take time for prayer, reflection, sharing, and creativity to blossom. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $30 for morning session. $20 for evening Advanced registration (860) 677-8519. OLCRetreat@sbcglobal.net
THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Thursday, 9 .a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., a bag sale. $5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag. Sale includes thousands of gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, videos, audio books, CDs donated by the community. Books are priced 25 cents to $2. Wednesday, Feb. 24 is an opening night preview sale for a $5 admission from 3 to 7 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, meeting rooms in the lower level, Bristol.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. Confetti Restaurant, 393 Farmington Ave., Plainville. You buy dinner. (860) 582=8229.
FEB. 28, MARCH 20
FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES. 2 p.m. on Sundays. All levels of artists invited. Led by Post University drawing and life drawing instructor and painter Sheri Schwartz. The museum will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring fundamentals of capturing the figure. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $10 for students. $15 for museum members. $25 for non-members. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP. Sponsored by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Returns to Plainville between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Be in the parking lot of 19 S. Canal St., Plainville by 7:30 a.m. $25. Includes promotional package from casino. In case of inclement weather, announcement will be made on WFSB. (860) 747-1732.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
THE 15TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Social hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event whose proceeds support grants for programs that make it possible for women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth Southington, and Wolcott improve the conditions and opportunities in their lives. Guest is Kara Sundlun of WFSB. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Crafts include homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles, more. Full lunch menu. Drawings. A few crafter spaces available but no jewelry. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. email@example.com
INDOOR TAG SALE. Held by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring 40 individual sales. Tailor-made for vendors because it takes place rain, snow, or shine. Also ideal for those living in rural areas with little traffic to support a single household sale. Attracts hundreds of buyers. Spaces available to rent for $20, which includes one 6-foot table, and $15 if the table is supplied by vendor. Admission is free. Refreshments at the Senior Center coffee shop. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH GOLDEN AGERS TRIP TO THE MOHEGAN SUN. Leave at 8:45 a.m. Return at 5:30 p.m. Bus leaves St. Stanislaus parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol. $30 and includes casino package and transportation. (860)589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS TRIP, ‘SPRINGTIME IN VERMONT.’ At Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt. Visit Quechee Gorge, Sugarbush Farm, King Arthur Flour, and Vermont Country Store. Price per person, $393, double/ triple; $493 single, and includes two nights at the hotel, five meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, and sightseeing). (860) 589-5597.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 70th Big Birthday Celebration. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winding Trails, Farmington. Kfrasc@yahoo.com
OCT. 28-NOV. 11
15 DAY CRUISE. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Cruise from Boston to San Juan, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica, George Town, Cozumel, Mexico and disembark in New Orleans. Tour New Orleans and buffet lunch at Court of Two Sisters included as well as flight home from New Orleans. Inside stateroom, $1,999 per person double occupance. Ocean View stateroom, $2,353. Balcony stateroom, $2,859. (860) 747-1732.
NOW thru MARCH 31
ABSTRACT ART GALLERY SHOW. Artists are Steve Adams, Bernadette Belizzi, Lorraine Centrella, Jacqueline Dagenais, Jean Dalton, Michalski Jerzy, Nancy Lasar, Eric Litke, Zeb Mayer, Paul Osgood, and Tom Zaccheo. Different mediums. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.
NOW thru APRIL 10
‘VICTOR VASARELY: THE ABSOLUTE EYE.’ 60 serigraphs and objects on loan from the Herakleidon Museum of Art, Athens, Greece. Vasarely is the world-renowned father of the Op Art movement. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru FEB. 21
35TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. $16 for adults. $14 for seniors ages 62 and over on Thursday and Friday only. $4 for Children, 5 to 12. Free for children under 5. CTFlowerShow.com
NOW thru FEB. 29
PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com
NOW thru MARCH 13
WORKING FROM THE FIGURE. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Art show. Also a second show, “Elegant and Creative Poses,” runs concurrent. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain.
NOW THRU MARCH 6
‘MIXMASTER: JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION.’ Created to encourage contemporary art, exhibition provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (860) 753-0381.
NOW thru MARCH 11
‘BLACK PULP.’ A new exhibition at the Yale School of Art featuring 65 objects, including rare magazines, literary journals, novels, cartoons, and comics as well as contemporary art from the Black Diaspora. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, New Haven. (203) 432-2600, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru MAY 7
‘PEDAGOGY AND PLACE: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION AT YALE.’ Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explores the relationship between teaching architecture, and the spaces in which that education takes place. Yale School of Architecture, Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., New Haven.
‘LEONARDO: MACHINES IN MOTION.’ Featuring 40 interactive machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. CTScienceCenter.org
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. email@example.com
VOCATION HOLY HOUR. 4 to 5 p.m., third Friday of every month. Pray for the Archdiocese of Hartford. St Ann Church, 215 West St., 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.
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