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Meet the local Outstanding Teens

April 7, 2016
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There are several young women from the area competiting for Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen this week. The Observer asked the contestants some questions about themselves. Miss Connecticuts Outstanding Teen 2016 will be held this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncasville. The competition is for girls ages 13 to 17. The stage…

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Music listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 9 BRISTOL CARRIE JOHNSON, LIBBY JOHNSON, PAUL SACHS. 7 to 9 p.m. Concert to benefit the Philippines Mission Fund. Musicians will perform and share their creative process in putting words to music. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol, auditorium level. $20 per person. OTHER…

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Health listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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MONDAY, APRIL 11 BRISTOL ‘BREATHE EASIER: TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR ASTHMA.’ 11 a.m. to noon. Learn more about the triggers, symptoms, and treatment of asthma. The Wheeler Health and Wellness Center, 10 North Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-6555. TUESDAY, APRIL 12 OTHER MANAGING YOUR DIABETES. 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services.…

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Performance listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8 PLAINVILLE PCS YOUTH THEATER TALENT SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Talented youth from Plainville, Southington, Bristol, Farmington. Vocal and instrumental performances. Some music is written and composed by the cast members. Directed by Maryjane and Peter Peluso. The Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive, Plainville. Tickets at the door. $5. SOUTHINGTON ANGELINA DIANA, PSYCHIC…

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Dining listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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APRIL 8-9 OTHER ‘SAVOR—A CELEBRATION OF WINE, FOOD AND SPIRITS.’ Connecticut Convention Center, Columbus Blvd., Hartford. SavorCT.com SATURDAY, APRIL 9 BRISTOL EASTER SUPPER ‘SWIECONKA.’ 5 p.m. Menu includes blessed eggs, roast pork, mashed potatoes, kielbasa, sauerkraut, baka bread, dessert, and coffee. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol.  $9. Tickets only available by calling (860)…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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APRIL 8-9 BRISTOL ’20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH’ and ‘EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. (860) 583-6309. PreserveHollywood.org APRIL 8-9 PLAINVILLE FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL…

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Kids listings, starting for April 8

April 6, 2016
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APRIL 8-10 OTHER ‘PENNY AND THE PIRATES.’ Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. New Britain Youth Theater. Actors ages 6 to 9. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. $8 for adults, $6 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org SUNDAY, APRIL 10 BRISTOL FAMILY SUNDAY. 12…

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Support group listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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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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Senior listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 9 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An independent and assisted living community. Coffee. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and…

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Living History tours offer up insider information at Twain home

April 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new program at the Mark Twain House and Museum will allow visitors to receive a little inside information about the Clemens family. The historic home in Hartford, which housed the famous author of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” in the late 19th century, has introduced a new Living Tour…

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