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.
BRISTOL FOR BERNIE RALLY. 7:30 p.m. With music by Brendan Donahue and the Guilty Party. Polish American Citizen’s Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. (860) 777-7580.
OUR LADY OF MERCY CHURCH. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church, parish hall, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission on Friday only.
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.
5TH ANNUAL WRITERS WEEKEND. 7 p.m., opening reception on Friday. Saturday, 7 a.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. With Tennessee Williams biographer James Grissom. Keynote address Saturday with Larry Kramer. Workshops and quiet writing time in Mark Twain’s library. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $250 for entire weekend. $150 for Saturday or Sunday. Register. (860) 247-0998. Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
‘EMILY DICKINSON: HER POETRY AND HER LIFE.’ 1 p.m. Interactive performance piece, created and performed by Ginger Grace. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Bristol Library. Register. (860) 584-7790.
PEARL ODYSSEY. 1 to 5 p.m. A traveling pearl jewelry salesman and designer will turn one free pearl into a piece of jewelry. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5. (860) 583-6309, BristolHistoricalSociety.org
LINCOLN COLLEGE OF NEW ENGLAND OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington. LincolnCollegeNE.edu
‘CELEBRATING 300 YEARS OF CONNECTICUT’S REMARKABLE WOMEN.’ In association with the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Learn about Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn, Marian Anderson, Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock, and more. Plainville Public Library, Peter Chase Auditorium, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Refreshments provided by The Friends of the Plainville Public Library. (860) 793-1446.
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.
APRIL 17-JUNE 5
‘MAKING HER MARK.’ An exhibition on the presence and influence of six women artists. Opening reception on Sunday, April 17, 2 to 4 p.m. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org
MONDAY, APRIL 18
‘SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH’ WORKSHOP. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn to uncover jobs that their competition may not know about and improve their online job application skills. Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. (860) 773-1504. email@example.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
‘SUFFRAGETTE.’ 1 p.m. Drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bristol Library. Register. (860) 584-7790.
SPECIAL CARING CLOSET EVENING HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Receive one package of diapers for your child’s size, one package of wipes, six jars of baby food for children six months to 1 year old, one box of baby cereal; one bag of clothing for your child’s size, one baby shampoo or body wash. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org
ANNUAL CAREER FAIR. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by over 20 exhibitors. Wear business attire and bring copies of your resume. Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. (860) 773-1504, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
TWAIN COUTURE TOUR. Presented by Hartford Fashion Week and Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver High School. 7 p.m. 11 rooms, 11 fashion designers. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $30. $25 for museum members. (860)247-0998. MarkTwainHouse.org
‘AN EVENING WITH ABIGAIL ADAMS.’ 7 p.m. One-woman show by Carol Bielefeld. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
THE FRIENDS OF THE NEW BRITAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING 2016 BOOK SALE. Preview night is April 20 to 6 p.m. with a $5 charge. Free admission April 21 from 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. New Britain Public Library, community room, 20 High St., New Britain. NBPL.info
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
‘THE JEAN TREADWAY STORY.’ 7 p.m. Treadway, daughter of Morton and Faith Treadway, was blinded at an early age and her story was retold in a book and movie entitled “What Love Sees.” Tom Dickau will provide some biographical information about Jean and then a movie about her life, starring Annabeth Gish as Jean and Richard Thomas as Jean’s husband. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Talk and movie are free to members, $5 to non-members. Refreshments. (860) 583-6309. BristolHistoricalSociety.org
WOODCARVER ROBERT LAGASSE. 6 p.m. Learn about the artist’s process as he walks through the steps of creating his one-of-a-kind nautical sculptures. From simple, hand-made tools to new, innovative tools, he will display and demonstrate the implements used in wood sculpting today. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. $5 for members and $10 for non-members. (860)583-6070.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26
108TH AWARDS DINNER AND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 5:30 p.m., reception/ social hour. 6:30 p.m., dinner. Presentation of the awards for Employee of the Year, Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, and Business Recognition. Salad, pasta, chicken, pork, vegetables, potatoes,rolls, dessert, with coffee/ tea. Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. (RSVP by April 19). (860) 747-6867. Mail checks to Plainville Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box C, Plainville CT 06062.
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
MISS CONNECTICUT GALA. 6 p.m. Meet the contestants vying for Miss Connecticut. Meet the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen and the 2016 Outstanding Teen local title holders. Aqua Turf Club, Kay’s Pier South, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $85 each for adults. $45 each for children. Children under 12 $15 each. RSVP. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
LONG ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOUR. Held by Cruz’in Congos. Two hour tour of Long Island Sound’s eight historic lighthouses about a Sea Jet Catamaran. Local experts will provide information. (860) 628-8982. email@example.com
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 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 Church. 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.