FRIDAY, MAY 20
SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance, buffet. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229.
COLORING CRAZE PARTY. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies, which are available at A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Arts and Crafts or Barnes and Noble. Bristol Historical society will provide wine and cheese. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5. Pre-register. Adults only. (860) 583-6309.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
PLANT SALE. 9 a.m. to noon. Held by Bristol Garden Club. Barnes Nature Center, Shrub Road, Bristol.
ARMED FORCES DAY PROGRAM. 2 p.m. Special showing of the 1996 documentary, “Fire on the Mountain,” about the exploits of the Tenth Mountain Division, a group of mountain soliders who fought decisive battles in the Italian Alps during World War II. Special guest WWII Tenth Mountain Division veteran and Bristol “Hometown Hero,” Tony Sileo. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
ANNUAL TAG, PLANT, AND BAKE SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
PROJECT GRADUATION CLOTHING DRIVE. Drop off bagged (dark green trash bags) and clean donations outside in the Infant/Toddler Building parking lot that day. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. For pickup, call (860) 793-4942.
ANNUAL TAG SALE. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington.
MONDAY, MAY 23
THE NEW FRONTLINE FOR BUSINESS: ENHANCE OUTCOMES AND CHAMPION VETERANS. 8 to 9 a.m., continental breakfast. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Keynote, by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, insights from Major Mary Saunders, USAF (retired), reflections by Connecticut Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs, Sean Connolly,and comments by Karen Noble York, founder and CEO of The Best of the Best Initiative. Founder’s Hall, Veterans’ Oasis, Tunxis Community College, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. www.CentralCTChambers.org/events, (860) 584-4718, info@CentralCTChambers.org
TUESDAY, MAY 24
TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE. 5 to 7 p.m. Tunxis Community College, 600 Building, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. (860) 773-1490. firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (870) 793-7277. FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
BRISTOL BUSINESS AFTER HORS. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 5 to 7 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. www.CentraLCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org
SATURDAY, MAY 28
TAG AND BAKE SALE. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held by The Salvation Army. Hot dogs and ice cream for sale. Vendors wanted. Tables are $25 for an inside table and $20 for outside. The Salvation Army, 19 Stearns St., Bristol. (860) 583-4651.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
MISSION: FLEA MARKET ON THE GREEN. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Early birds at 8 a.m for $20). Set up your own 20’ by 20’ space for $30. Donate items. Funds mission trip to Camden, N.Y. 10 Park St., Plymouth. Reserve space. (860) 294-6808.
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
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
- STANISLAUS TRAVELERS TRIP TO THE DELANEY HOUSE. Join the Golden Agers for all you can eat lobster and musical performance by tenor Michael McGeehan. $96 per person. (860) 589-5597.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
AUTHOR LUNCHEON WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR STEWART O’NAN. 11:30 a.m., doors open. O’Nan will discuss how he came to write three books set in Connecticut (“Night Country,” “Circus Fire,” and “Last Night at the Lobster”) Tickets include a plated lunch and the author’s presentation followed by Q&A and book signing. Held by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. $28. Tickets available at Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol and Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023, (860) 584-7790.
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.
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 state room, $2,859. (860) 747-1732.
NOW thru JUNE 5
12TH ANNUAL SPRING JURIED SHOW. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Opening reception Friday, May 13 6 t 8 p.m. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. ALNB.org
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.
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
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.