Miscellaneous listings for the April 5 edition

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

PLAINVILLE

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Presented by Singles Social Connections. 5 p.m. Mingle, make new friends. Waxy’s O’Connor’s Irish Pub, Marriott/ Fairfield Inn, 400 New Britain Ave., Plainville. (860) 4630-6906.

 

APRIL 5-6

PLAINVILLE

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. 6 to 8 p.m. on April 5 or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6. Admission is $3 per family on Friday. Saturday: $3 per bag ($1 subsequent bags) from 2 to 3 p.m. DVDs and CDS sold at $0.50 each or three for $1 on both days. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

SOUTHINGTON

HOLISTIC BENEFIT FAIR. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 45 readers and vendors. The Wellness Center, 72 Center St., Southington $5. Benefits Southington food pantry and dog pound. YourHolisticEvents.com

 

OTHER

SPRING CRAFT FAIR VENDORS SOUGHT. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wolcott Public Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. Interested vendors, call (203) 910-5238, esan210@yahoo.com

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

PLAINVILLE

ZUMBATHON. 1 to 3 p.m. Plainville YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Pre-sale tickets, $15.  On sale at the YMCA. Cost is $20 at the door. (860) 538-4636, (860) 793-2303. Proceeds benefit Plainville High School Project Graduation.

 

APRIL 7-20

PLAINVILLE

PROJECT GRAD FUNDRAISER AT FIVE BELOW. Shop at Five Below. 10 percent percent of the retail purchase can be donated back to Project Graduation of Plainville High School. Five Below., 248 New Britain Ave., Plainville

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

BRISTOL

BRISTOL COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Parents-to-be can meet community leaders and friends. Prizes. Information. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787 x. 6.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

BRISTOL

SPIRITUAL MEDIUM PATTI SINCLAIR MEDIUMSHIP GALLERY. 7 to 9 p.m.  Partial proceeds benefit Bristol Central High School graduation party. Tickets $35 per person. Bristol Central High School cafeteria, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. Tickets at pattisinclair.com.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

BRISTOL

THE FLOOD OF ’55 EXHIBIT. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The exhibit includes original images, little known facts and rare color images of the flood of 1955 in Bristol. Bristol Public Library history room, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2005.

 

PLAINVILLE

ORIGAMI CANDY BOX. 2:30 p.m. All ages. Plainville Library, 56 East Main St.,Plainville. Register. plainvillect.com/library.

 

SOUTHINGTON

FILL THE CRUISER. Sponsored by the Giving Back Girls. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Service food pantry. Walmart, 235 Queen St., Southington.

 

OTHER

SOCK HOP. Held by The Bridge, bridging regional ideas for developing growth and experience. 6 to 10 p.m. Activities of The Bridge facilitated by the Southington Public Library, ARC of Southington, Southington Parks and Recreation Department, and Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department. Light refreshments. Fee TBA. Papa’s Dodge, 585 East Main St., New Britain.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

PLAINVILLE

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. 8 a.m. departure from Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Returns at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Plainville AARP. Cost is $25, includes promotional package. (860) 747-1732.

 

REGISTER FOR MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. 7:45 p.m. departure from Plainville High School on Sunday, April 28 with 7:15 p.m. return from the casino. $35 per person, includes $15 food voucher, $15 bet match. 50/50 raffle on the bus ride to casino. Benefits Plainville High School Project Graduation. (860) 680-3571.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR. 6 p.m. Plainville branch of Key Bank will present a free educational seminar to help families and individuals have a better understanding of Social Security. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register. plainvillect.com/library.

 

MYSTERY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. 7 p.m., Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St. Program a part of series in honor of the 150 anniversary of Plainville. Contact PHS by phone, (860) 747-6577, or email, plvhistorical@gmail.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

BRISTOL

MGM CASINO BUS TRIP. Sponsored by the St. Matthew Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $37, includes a casino bonus package. (860) 585-1020.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

BRISTOL

BOWLING EXTRAVAGANZA TO BENEFIT BARC. 6 to 9 p.m. at Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and raffles at 8 p.m Spare Time, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol. $50 for bowling and laser tag ($25 for laser tag only). Proceeds benefit BARC. Early registration at bristolarc.org.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

BRISTOL

MUM FESTICAL SPRING FLING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fundraiser for Mum Festival. Free admission, baked goods will be sold. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

SOUTHINGTON

FOR GOODNESS SAKE FURNITURE DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items must be gently used or new and suitable for small living spaces. Benefits the formerly homeless through For Goodness Sake. Lowe’s, 500 Executive Blvd., Southington. Drop off items or schedule a pickup at furniture@forgoodnessake.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

PLAINVILLE

CHOOSING TO BE A MEDIUM. 7 p.m. Connecticut author Sharon Farber discusses her new book, “Choosing to be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication.” Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register. plainvillect.com/library.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

SOUTHINGTON

WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIALS OF CONNECTICUT. 7 p.m. Lecture and discussion about WWI memorials in Connecticut with an emphasis on the Southington monument and images of several of Southington’s World War I veterans Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., Southington.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

BRISTOL

RADIUM DIAL PAINTERS: THEIR FATAL BRUSH WITH DEATH. Held by the Bristol Historical Society at 7 p.m. Program free for members, $5 for non-members. 98 Summer St., Bristol. For information, call BHS, (860) 583-6309.

 

SOUTHINGTON

SHAVE 2 SAVE KIDS WITH CANCER. 1 p.m. St. Baldrick’s Foundation “Rock the Bald” event to conquer childhood cancers. Cornhole competition, music, refreshments, fun, and more. (More at stbaldricks.org/events/SportsclipsLV) American Legion Post 72 hall, 64 Main St., Southington. Legion is looking for barbers to donate time for the event. Contact abbottonsite@cox.net.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

PLAINVILLE

CLOTHING DRIVE.  10 a.m. to noon. Accepting used clothing, shoes, bedding and linens in plastic garbage bags. Benefit for Plainville High School Project Graduation at the Plainville YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

SOUTHINGTON

TAG SALE. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Proceeds will support the youth programs.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

PLAINVILLE

FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING. 7 p.m. Tad Graham-Handley, financial advisor at Edward Jones. Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register.plainvillect.com/library.

 

MAY 1-OCT. 2

SOUTHINGTON

HAWKS LANDING LADIES’ GOLF LEAGUE. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. in May, June, Sept. and Oct. and 8 a.m. in July and Aug., at Hawks Landing CC, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. Cost is $40. Golfers of all abilities are welcome. Greens fees and carts are paid each week. More info, call (860) 793-6000.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

PLAINVILLE

LAUGHTER YOGA. 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Project Grad. Plainville YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $10 ($15 at the door). (860) 793-2303.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO THE MATINEE PERFORMANCE OF ‘MAMMA MIA.’ Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. At the Warner Theater in Torrington. First, dine at San Marino restaurant in Waterbury with choices of veal parmigiana, stuffed sole, or chicken Marsala. $105 per person. Deadline April 14. (860) 585-1020.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

PLAINVILLE

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Led by professional dog trainer Valerie and her German shepherd Daunte. Topics include, jumping up, housebreaking, destructive behavior, crate training etc. No dogs allowed. $15 ($25 for non residents), The Plainville Recreation Building, 50 Whiting St., Plainville. RSVP at (860) 747-6022.

 

MONDAY, MAY 23

BRISTOL

‘THE DEAN MARTIN TRIBUTE SHOW.’ Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Bus trip to the Brownstone in Paterson, N.J. featuring Johnny Petiello. Lunch is served family style and includes chicken Marsala, sausage and peppers, ziti marinara, salad, vegetables, and dessert. Two complimentary drinks. $115 per person. Deadline April 29. (860) 585-1020.

 

SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL WITH BRISTOL NATIVE MIKE REISS. 7 p.m. Bristol native and 30-year writer of “The Simpsons,” Mike Reiss, gives a behind the scenes look at the sitcom and his book, ” Springfield Confidential: Jokes Secrets and Outright Lies from a Lifetime of Writing for The Simpsons.” Bristol Public Library, 5 High St. Bristol. RSVP. bristollib.com or (860) 584-7787, ext. 3.

 

MAY 31-JUNE 1

SOUTHINGTON

RELAY FOR LIFE OF SOUTHINGTON. Begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 31 through 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Southington High School turf field, 720 Pleasant St., Southington

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 REUNION. 6 to 11 p.m. Westbrook Elks Lodge, 142 Seaside Ave, Westbrook. Cost is $45 ($50 after June 24). Contact: 40yrSHS79@gmail.com or tickets at payit2.com/event/104281

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. Manor Inn Restaurant, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Tpk., Milldale. Contact: Pat Tarfano at (860) 628-0069 or patpye1041@gmail.com

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2009 REUNION. 7:30 p.m. Hawks Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. RSVP by Nov. 22 at shsclassof09.ezevent.com

 

NOW thru MAY 31

SOUTHINGTON

ARTIST MARTIN P.N. GENT OF CHESHIRE. Watercolor and acrylic paintings. The Gallery at the Orchards at 43 Hobart St. in the community room on the second floor. (860) 628-5656. southingtonartsandcrafts.com or southingtonorchards.org.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

BULKY WASTE TRANSFER STATION HOURS. The bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be open, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the following Saturdays, weather-permitting: March 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24; Sept. 7, 14, 21; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 9, 23; Dec. 7, 21. Transfer station tickets are available at the Town Clerk’s office. Renewals can be done by mail. Info and forms at southington.org.

 

HONORING LOCAL WARTIME VETERANS. The Southington Veterans Committee is seeking veterans who entered the military from The Town Southington, received an honorable discharge, but have not been honored for their military service. The Veterans Committee is keeping a data base and is planning a future date to upgrade the monuments on the town green. They are looking for veterans that served during World War I (April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918); World War II (Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946); Korea (June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955); Vietnam (Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975); Lebanon and Grenada (Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984); Panama (Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990); Persian Gulf (Aug. 2, 1990 until cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. government.) Contact: John DeMello Sr., (860) 302-4666 or at southingtonmilitaryveterans@gmail.com

 

SOCCA CLASSES. Registration available for youth, teen, and adult classes. Visit southingtonarts.org or call Mary at (860) 276-1581

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

CAROUSEL MUSEUM WRITERS GROUP. Tuesday’s 10 to 11:30 a.m., April 2 through June 4. Free, registration required, limited space. Led by Bettie MacIntyre-Paul. To register or more information, call (860) 585-5411, ask for museum manager. 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

 

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