FRIDAY, MAY 6
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.
PAUL’S YOUTH TAG SALE AND CAR WASH. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., tag sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., car wash. Benefits upcoming mission trip. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington.
MAY 6, 7
‘CAPTAIN BLOOD.’ Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments available. PreserveHollywood.com. (860) 583-6309.
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
- PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL AUCTION. 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Blue Jeans and Bling.” Guests will wear their best blue jeans and bling. They wear denim and diamonds, high tops and hosiery, a jacket and jewels, a tux and a t-shirt or anything in between. Enjoy tasty treats. Bid on silent and live auction items. Dance. The DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol. Spchs.com
CLOTHING AND TOY DRIVE. Held by Bristol Eastern High School Class of 2016. For each pound of clothing, the class will receive 15 cents. Accepted items: Clothing, handbags, backpacks, accessories, blankets, pillows, curtains, bedding, toys, bicycles. Bristol Eastern High School parking lot, 632 King St., Bristol.
BENEFIT HOLISTIC FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. 20 vendors including readers, CanioSacral, massage, healers, custom jewelry, natural soaps and candles, organic skin care, more. The Loop, 311 East St., (Route 10), Plainville. Fund raiser for the Plainville Food Pantry.
SUPER SPRING TAG AND CRAFT SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Legion Brock-Barnes Post 33, 7 Race Ave., Plainville (860) 989-4872, Penelope.Kobles@gmail.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
WORLD LABYRINTH DAY. 7 p.m. Begins with meditation, a talk by Copper Beech executive director Dr. Brandon Nappi, and a candlelight labyrinth walk. Tea and dessert. Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford. $40. (860) 760-9750, info@CopperBeechInstitute.org
CT BREAST HEALTH INITIATIVE 2016 RACE IN THE PARK. 6:30 a.m., register. 7:45 a.m., survivor breakfast. 8 a.m., silent auction. 8:45 a.m., Kids Challenge half mile and one mil run. 9 a.m., picnic in the park and family activities. 9:15 a.m. female and male 5K. 10:15 a.m., 1 mile walk and 4K Walk. 11 a.m. silent auction/ raffle tent closes. Walnut Hill Park, New Britain.
- MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothing, small furniture, books, toys, baked goods, food. Proceeds go toward scholarships. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 87 Franklin Square, New Britain.
MOTHER’S DAY BAKE SALE. Held by the Polish Rosary Society at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and after masses on Sunday. Polish home made desserts like Angel Wings (chrusciki), Polish apple cake (Jablecznik), Poppy Seed Roll (Makowiec), Babka breads, more. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. (860) 583-4242.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Walnut Hill Park, Park Place, New Britain. After go for lunch. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, MAY 10
‘JAMES GILLRAY’S HOGARTHIAN PROGRESS.’ 7 p.m. Single plate satires. Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main St., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org, (860) 677-6791.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
‘TESTAMENT OF YOUTH.’ 1 p.m. Film based on World War I memoir of the same name. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Light refreshments provided by Friends of the Bristol Public Library. No charge. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
SPECIAL CARING CLOSET EVENING HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Receive one package of diapers in your child’s size, one pack of wipes, six jars of baby food for children 6 months to 1 year old, one bag of clothing for your child’s size, one baby shampoo or body wash. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol.
THURSDAY, MAY 12
COLORS IN MOTION. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bristol Adult Resource Center art exhibition and sale. New England Carousel Museum gallery, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Show runs May 12 to June 19, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.
CHAMBER SPRING FEST. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Connect with chamber members. Big Green Pizza Tuck, Nora Cupcake Truck, local beer and wine. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Register. $10. Stephanie_Dumont@cable.comcast.com
FRIDAY, MAY 13
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Reduced happy hour prices and appetizers starting at $2. La Boca’s Mexican Restaurant, 337 Main St., Middletown. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
- 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
STANLEY B. BITEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT. Register, 11 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 p.m. Shot gun start, 12:30 p.m. Pequabuck Golf Club, 56 School St., Terryville. $145 per person. RowleySpring.com/golf-tournament-registration. (860) 582-8175.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
2ND ANNUAL DANCE TO REMEMBER. 8 p.m., partner and line dancing, with opening dancing throughout the night. Dance lessons included. Raffles to benefit Relay for Life. $5. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
FIFTH ANNUAL ‘OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART’ WOMEN’S CONFERENCE. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Lynn Lincoln from Gateway Christian Church, West Haven. Special guest speaker will be Evangelist Beverly Vaughn from “At His Feet Ministries.” The theme is “Believe… because all things are possible.” All women invited to attend. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. (860) 637-5102. Lunch not provided. Visit area restaurants. Free will offering accepted.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
ANNUAL DIABETES MOTORCYCLE RUN. 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Depart at 11 a.m. Benefit for the American Diabetes Association. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.
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 31
THE PAINTINGS OF THOMAS MAYER OF SOUTHINGTON. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org
SPRING PLANTS FOR SALE. Mondays through Friday and Saturdays in May, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Herbs, annuals, vegetable plants in pots, flats, and hangars, Geraniums, begonias, marigolds, tomatoes, peppers, basil, chives, parlsey and more .Get plants for Mother’s Day. Jerome Gardens at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. BristolARC.org. (860) 261-5592.
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 MAY 21
‘COLONY COLLAPSE.’ Art exhibit. Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank St., New London. Open to all. Free. Hygienic.org, (860) 443-8001.
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.