SATURDAY, MARCH 11
SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet from 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to a DJ. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. Dress to impress. $17. (860) 582-8229.
BENEFIT EVENING WITH MEDICINE WOMAN COLLEEN DE VINCENTIS FROM BOSTON. 6:30 TO 9 p.m. “Nurturing and Healing the Whole Self.” The Loop, 311 East St., Plainville. $22 donation. RSVP. YourHolisticEvents.com, YourHolisticEvents@gmail.com, (860) 989-0033.
‘THE MALTESE FALCON.’ 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Presented by Hollywood at the Bijou. Shown on film not video, plus classic cartoons. Replica of the Maltese Falcon statue will be on display. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. All ages. (860) 583-6309, PreserveHollywood.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Benefit for Plainville Relay for Life. 4 p.m. to midnight. $30 per person includes transportation to and from casino, $15 food voucher, and $10 free bet voucher. Pick up and drop off at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Sponsored by We Take the Cake. (860) 978-2477.
TOUR OF WATERBURY’S PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. (203) 346-2000. www.PalaceTheaterCT.org
FOURTH ANNUAL WINE TASTING AND A MOVIE. 5:30 p.m. Movie is “Under the Tuscan Sun” with Diane Lane. Wine distributor is Michelangelo Selections. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. $21 in advance, $25 at the door. Movie alone is $5. Cash bar and concessons available. (860) 229-2072, (860) 306-4585.
THE 22ND ANNUAL UKRAINIAN EASTER FESTIVAL. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ukrainian Easter breads, Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky), embroidery, tag sale, baked goods, Ukrainian gifts and cards, ethnic foods, eat in or take out. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., New Britain. Admission is free. (860) 229-3383, (860) 677-2138.
INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 1 to 2 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277.
O’MAZING RACE: A COMMUNITY SCAVENGER HUNT. Benefit for Wheeler Regional YMCA of Plainville annual campaign. 5 to 7 p.m. Scavenger Hunt. 7 to 10 p.m., awards and party. VFW, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville. $50 per person, $200 per team of four.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
10TH ANNIVERSARY FARMINGTON RIVER SCHOOL OF ART. 1 to 4 p.m. Showcase of artwork by P.R. Bailey (Abbe) and her students. Light refreshments. 73 East Main St. (rear), Plainville. (860) 965-1780.
COMMUNITY FREE DAY: ILLUSION ART. 12 to 5 p.m. View the changing exhibitions on display as well as the permanent exhibitions. 1 p.m., there will be a Family Fun Art Activity. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB. 7 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446. PlainvilleLibrary.org
‘COLLAGE’ ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION. 5 to 7 p.m. Artists Matthew Best, Matthew Feiner, and Margaret Vaughn. Refreshments. Show runs until April 22. Stockman Gallery, Trinity-on-Main, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain.
MARCH 18, APRIL 15
COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies available at A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Arts and Crafts or Barnes and Noble. Bristol Historical Society will provide wine and cheese party. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5. Pre-register. Adults only. (860) 583-6309. When mailing in requests, write Color Craze on the outside of the envelope.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
GALLERY NIGHTS: SURRENDER, BY ARTIST ANNA MASTROPOLO. 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring music by violinist Ben Dean. Ingraham House, 156 Summer St., Bristol. $5 admission.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
PAINT NIGHT. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Step by step painting of hummingbirds and cherry blossoms. Immanuel Lutheran Old School Basement, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. $20. (860) 583-5631.
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. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTLIGHTS USED CLOTHING DONATION DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Goal is to raise $5,000 to support the upcoming production of “Grease” and continued renovation efforts. Acceptable donations are clothing, shoes, accessories, books, and small household items (No furniture). Goods collected are sold to Savers. Savers pays organizations per pound. Bristol Central High School, in front of the auditorium, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. GinaGallo@BristolK12.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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
GISHREI SHALOM JEWISH CONGREGATION ANNUAL TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bargains and something for everyone. 92 Alder Lane, Southington. For photos of sale items, visit the week prior the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation Facebook page.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
SPRING FLING. Held by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, comedian at 7:30 p.m., basket drawing. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. $65. RSVP (860) 677-9222 ext. 309, firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments can be made by check or by PayPal at the website. If paying by check, mail payments payable to the FVGLA, to FVGLA, Attn: Melinda McKeown c/o Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High St., Farmington, CT 06032.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Benefit for Animal Rescue Foundation. Leaves from the commuter parking lot off of Route 8, exit 39, at 3 p.m. and will return at about 9:30 p.m. $40 and includes $30 in casino awards. Seating limited. Deadline April 23. (860) 798-6084, email@example.com. ARFCT.org
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.
SARASOTA AND LAKE GEORGE TRIP. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Travel for three days to Sarasota Racetrack with reserved seating at track, after race check into resort at Lake George, dinner at restaurant. Cruise with lunch buffet on lake, dinner theater, cruise Hudson River, and visit New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y. $539 per person, double occupancy. (860) 747-1732.
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 occupancy. 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 MARCH 29
ART EXHIBIT BY JOHN LANZL OF PLANTSVILLE. “An Expression of Form and Color.” The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
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 APRIL 14
‘THEY LISTENED HARD TO THE STORIES TOLD.’ AN EXHIBITION OF OBJECTS FROM THE STUDY AND CLASSROOM OF MARK STRATHY. Showcase Gallery, Maloney Hall, first floor, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. Free admission to the general public. Art.CCSU.edu/Gallery.html
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
FATIMA/ DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR. 2 p.m., second Sunday of the month. Bring a friend, spiritual healing, brown scapular enrollment. St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St., New Britain.