’20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH’ and ‘EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. (860) 583-6309. PreserveHollywood.org
FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE. 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Friday night is a “preview” night for which there is a $3 per family admission charge. Free on Saturday. Prices will range from 50 cents for paperbacks, three for $1; $1 for hardcover books. Some DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. Pay by cash or check. During the final hour of the sale, there will be a bag sale. Customers can fill up an entire bag for a set prices. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
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
AMERICAN LEGION WALKATHON FOR THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. 9 a.m., registration. 10 a.m., walk begins. Rockwell Park, Bristol.
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.
THE 42ND ANNUAL PENNY SALE. 6 p.m. Plainville Rotary Club’s signature fund raising event. Participants have the opportunity to win numerous prizes throughout the evening. A single dollar buys a ticket, which provides 100 chances to win the 100 prizes drawn during one of the sales events of the night. There are three separate sales events conducted during the Penny Sale and more than 300 items are given away. Plainville High School Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville.
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING AT THE STARPLEX CINEMA. Held by Social Connections. Meet at the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Everyone decides what movie to see. After, go out for refreshments. Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 261-5765.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRAD OPEN HOUSE. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Discuss academic opportunityies with professors and meet staff. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. Webapps.ccsu.edu/admapp/UGOpenHouse
BAKE SALE. Benefit for Rose Hope Animal Refuge. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LaBonne’s Market, 639 Straits Turnpike, Watertown.(203) 597-1236. Facebook.com/RoseHopeAnimalRefuge475
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.
HAYLEY’S HOPE AND MICHAELA’S MIRACLE MS WALK TEAM CAN/ BOTTLE DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also registration for this year’s walk, which will be April 17 in Cheshire. Gnazzo’s Food Store, Route 10, Plainville. All proceeds benefit those affected with MS in Connecticut.
ANNUAL ROSE AUCTION. 2 p.m. Held by the Connecticut Rose Society. Includes a brief talk on opening the rose garden and a pruning demonstration will follow. United Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville.
COMMUNITY FREE DAY: WOODWORKING ART. 12 to 5 p.m. Free admission to the Mattatuck Museum. View the changing exhibitions on display and selections from the permanent collection. Explore the region’s history. At 1 p.m., there will be a Family Fun Art Activity where you will create your own birdhouse. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
- 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 Church parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol. $30 and includes casino package and transportation. (860)589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
BUSINESS EXPO AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Held by the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council and Health Care Council. 90 exhibitors, more. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plaintsville. $10. Open to the public. WaterburyChamber.com, (203) 757-0701.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. 10 to 11 a.m. American Red Cross Farmington office, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington. RedCross.org/ct/volunteer. (860) 678-2788.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
‘STUPENDOUS MUSICAL PRODIGIES: MOZART VS. MENDELSSOHN. 1 p.m. With musician and NWCC faculty member Jeffrey Engle. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Made possible by a Friends of the Bristol Public Library Memorial/ Honor Wall donation.
GRANT WRITING FOR BUSINESSES. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
COSTUME AND TEXTILE SCHOLAR LYNNE Z. BASSETT. 11 a.m. “Staking Her Life’s Happiness: Brides and Weddings of the Nineteenth Century.” Developed in conjunction with the current exhibition, “What! Not White?: The Victorian Bride.” Mattatuck Museum,144 West Main St., Waterbury. (860) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
STEAM: A CATALYST FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION. 6 to 8 p.m. Panel discussion moderated by Steven Dahlberg. Connecticut Science Center, Columbus Boulevard, Hartford $15 for science center members, students, and seniors. $25 for non-members.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
GAIN A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE WITH AMERICAN MUSLIM STEPHANIE KHALIL HIJABI. 7 p.m. She will discuss her experiences as a former fashion model, convert to Islam, and founder of a modest fashion magazine, “Covertime Magazine. Farmington Library, 5 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org
FRIDAY, 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.
TWO DAY TRIP TO LANCASTER, PENN. Held by the First Baptist Church of Southington. 7 a.m., depart from First Baptist parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Sight and Sound Theater will present “Samson.” Also visit an 1805 Amish Farm and Home to learn about Amish history, clothing, customs, and crafts. Also time will be spent at the Bird in Hand Farmers Market. (860) 621-3024.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. No charge for walk. Sessions Woods, Burlington Avenue, Burlington. (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
HOME BUYER SEMINAR. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker real estate agent Emily Labrecque of SalCal Real Estate. Farmington Bank, 129 New Britain Ave., Plainville. RSVP by April 12. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. ARFCT.org
SATURDAY, MAY 7
BUS TRIP, BOSTON RED SOX TAKE ON THE NEW YORK YANKEES. Held by the St. Paul Catholic Falcons Softball Booster Club. 1 p.m. game time. $125 per person. (860) 690-5959, email@example.com
- 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
PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966 REUNION. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 MAY 22
THOS. MOSER: LEGACY IN WOOD. The furniture of Thos. Moser will be showcased. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru APRIL 28
THE THIRD ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
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 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. email@example.com
MANROSS LIBRARY NEEDLE WORKERS. Mondays at 1 p.m. Drop in any time. Newcomers welcome. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.
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. Mondays at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.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.