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All ‘bad things’ end pretty well at Motley Crue show

August 29, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to go out, you might as well do it big and go out with a bang. And that’s exactly what metal merchants Motley Crue did on Aug. 16 at the Mohegan Sun. Out on the road for their final tour ever (they’ve signed the legal docs to…

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Performance listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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AUG. 30, 31 OTHER AUDITIONS FOR PLAYHOUSE ON PARK. Schedule an audition. “Tuesdays with Morrie,” “Passing Strange,” “The Chosen,” “I Hate Hamlet,” “W.T.,” “A Chorus Line.” Submit headshot and resume to casting@playhousetheatregroup.org. Positions are paid. Be familiar with productions before auditioning. Indicate which parts you’re interested in. NOW thru AUG. 31 OTHER CIRQUE ELOIZE. Through…

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Hitting the thrift store when shopping for school

August 28, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to back to school clothes shopping, convention dictates parents and kids head out to seek brand names at the mall, and if the parents prevail, items will be acquired at a sale price. But, ever consider shopping at thrift store, such as Savers Thrift Store at 657…

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Dining listings

August 28, 2015
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SATURDAY, AUG. 29 OTHER SECRET STASH BEER BASH. 5 to 8 p.m. Music, local food trucks, and tastings. Goodwin College, East Hartford. $40 per person. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $15 per person. www.goodwin.edu/secretstash. FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PEACH SHORTCAKE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plainville United Methodist…

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Health listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 11 a.m. to noon. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org

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Music listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 28 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, Riverside Avenue, Bristol. PAISLEY ROWLAND. 6 to 9 p.m. The Oaks Patio at DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. SATURDAY, AUG. 29 OTHER ‘HIKE TO THE MIC.’ Noon to sunset. Will Evans, Atlas Gray, Kais and Dollz, KC Sisters. Food vendors. Heublein Tower, Talcott Mountain…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 28 BRISTOL ‘PETER PAN.’ 8 p.m. The classic Disney animated film. The Patch at Depot Square, downtown Bristol. OTHER ‘HEAD.’ 8 p.m. All puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970s and 1980s. Best Video and Performance Space, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden. BestVideo.com SATURDAY, AUG. 29 SOUTHINGTON BREAD FOR…

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Senior listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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MONDAY, AUG. 31 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING LEAGUE. Mondays at 12:45 p.m. New bowlers welcome. Open to bowlers of all abilities, including beginners. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $9 per person per week. Includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. (860) 747-2918. SEPT. 4, 11, 18 BRISTOL GENEOLOGY. 1…

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Support group listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Meetings listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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