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Compounce wants to know your fears; be among first to ride Phobia

March 30, 2016
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Starting today, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is inviting guests to share their deepest, darkest phobias with park officials via www.lakecompounce.com/phobiaphearcontest. Twelve riders will be chosen to be the first to experience Phobia Phear Coaster on the park’s opening day, May 7 at 11 a.m. The 12 chosen guests will be highlighted on the park’s…

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Eversource helicopters to be surveying over Bristol, Southington

March 30, 2016
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Look up in the skies, it’s a bird, it’s Eversource. As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the power grid and increase reliability, Eversource announced in a press release it will be surveying vegetation growing near its high voltage transmission lines. The work involves using two helicopters to cover more than 800 miles of…

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Music listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. $45. (203) 438-5795, RidgefieldPlayhouse.org TONY BENNETT. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $59, $39. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL HOLDEN IT TOGETHER. A fund raiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring Cajun Ray and the…

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Performance listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.’ 8 p.m. Musical about famed recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 and up. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373. ‘APRIL FOOLS: STORIES ABOUT GETTING DUPED.’ Part of The MOuTH at The Mark Twain House and…

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Health listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org OTHER UNDERSTANDING CHANGES IN THE THYROID IN OLDER ADULTS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Register. RSVP. (860) 561-8180. APRIL 6, 13 OTHER…

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Dining listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. 5 to 7 p.m. Benefit for “Charity: Water” Hosted by Team Clean Water. Raise money to construct drilled wells, spring protections, and Bio Sand filters to provide clean water to communities around the world. Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, and coffee. Special appearance by Christine Ieronimo, author of…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. George’s Pizza, 9 School St., Unionville. (860) 582-8229. APRIL 1-28 PLAINVILLE THE THIRD ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTLIGHTS USED CLOTHING DONATION DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 1…

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Kids listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5 OTHER ‘SESAME STREET LIVE “LET’S DANCE!”’ 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. $18, $25, $37, $77. (203) 325-4466, SCALive.org SATURDAY, APRIL 23 BRISTOL R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance…

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Meetings listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2 PLAINVILLE CONNECTICUT STATE BUTTON SOCIETY SPRING MEETING. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 12:45 p.m., annual button auction. Coffee and dessert. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Route 10, Plainvillle. ConnecticutStateButtonSociety.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet…

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Support group listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. 10 a.m., Wednesdays at Bristol Recovery Club, 67 West St., Bristol. Saturdays at 11 a.m., Bristol Hospital “E” Floor in the back of the cafeteria, Brewster Road, Bristol. (860) 681-3937. ADULTS TAKING CARE OF AGING PARENTS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to all Bristol residents. Share ideas and knowledge with…

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