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Observations: Happy Thanksgiving… is it Christmas yet?

November 28, 2014
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Observations: Happy Thanksgiving… is it Christmas yet?

By LISA CAPOBIANCO Heading down the stairs at Westfarms Mall to grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks a couple of weeks ago, I got lost in a crowd full teenagers, crying babies coddled by their parents, and children under the age of 10 jumping up and down waiting to see Santa. Surrounded by Christmas…

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4 Girls 4: ‘4’ your holiday entertainment

November 28, 2014
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4 Girls 4: ‘4’ your holiday entertainment

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Once upon a time, there was a musical act that made the rounds called 4 Girls 4. The act included four stars at the time— Rosemary Clooney, Rose Marie, Helen O’Connell, and Margaret Whiting. They would take to the stages…

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Senior listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 28

SATURDAY, NOV. 29 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS. 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living community. Cedar Mountain Commons, 3 John H. Stewart Dr., Newington. RSVP. (860) 665-7901. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 PLAINVILLE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…

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Support listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Support listings for Nov. 28

ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to…

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Meetings listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Meetings listings for Nov. 28

DEC. 1, 15 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. QuiltsThatCare.org, (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com TUESDAY, DEC. 2 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. QuiltsThatCare.org, (860)…

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Kids listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Kids listings for Nov. 28

DEC. 1-FEB. 14 BRISTOL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLINIC. Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m or Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Any child 8 to 18 years old are welcome to participate regardless of ability or experience. Child does not have to have a disability to participate. Ten…

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Dining listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 28

SATURDAY, NOV. 29 BRISTOL HOMECOMING HOPFEST. 1 to 4 p.m. Benefit for Bristol Community Organization Inc.’s energy assistance program. Food and beer tastings from 22 breweries. Scheduled: Back East, Berkshire Brewing, Black Hog, Blue Point, City Steam, Firefly Hollow, Goose Island, Half Full, Long Train,…

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Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 28

NOV. 28-30, DEC. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays. Fun for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate. Kiddieland rides and family-themed rides will be in operation. Train will…

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Performance listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 28

NOV. 28-DEC. 14 OTHER ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org. (860) 283-6250. SATURDAY, NOV. 29 BRISTOL THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW AND COCONUTS. 7 p.m., doors open.…

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