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Support group listings, starting April 29

April 27, 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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Choral Society staging ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Iolante’

April 27, 2016
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Guest Reader Day- Steven Madancy Kennedy Principal (2)

The Plainville Choral Society has received a sponsorship of $750 from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to stage the Gilbert and Sullivan comedies “Pirates of Penzance” and “Iolanthe”, both in shortened versions, on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 at the Plainville High School. The grant was one of the “Community Sponsorship…

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Coping with chronic disease

April 26, 2016
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Comm - Stop and Shop donates to SCS

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a new free six-week program “Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management,” which will be held Mondays, May 16 through June 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. To fully benefit, it is suggested that participants attend all sessions. The…

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Volunteers sought to protect ‘Wall That Heals’

April 25, 2016
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Volunteers to protect the “Wall That Heals” are needed between Wednesday, June 8 and Monday, June 13. Hours will be 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. in four hour shifts. Contact either Tim Gamache, (860)977-2152 or Russ Trudel, (860)585-1715.

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Compounce to hire additional 500 this season

April 25, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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Familiar face in Holy Cross’s production of ‘Grease’

April 25, 2016
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Leanne Raymond of Southington has the role of ‘Sandy’ in the Holy Cross High School production of ‘Grease,’ which opens next week.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the musical “Grease,” the character of Sandy is the new girl in town and an unfamiliar face in the halls of Rydell High. But in the production of “Grease,” being staged at Holy Cross High School next week, the character of Sandy will be a familiar face to area…

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Turning trash into fashion as art

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The annual event where fashion meets art meets the joys of being kind to the environment returns this Saturday at Hartford City Hall. Trashion Fashion is about demonstrating creative use of trash to keep it out of the landfills. Using clean trash, designers and artists create garments that they then…

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Musical ‘Matilda’ powers into Hartford

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The title character of the stage musical, “Matilda,” based on the Roald Dahl novel, discovers she has a super power. The young child has the gift of telekinesis. “That’s a lot of responsibility,” said Danny Tieger, one of the actors on the national tour coming to The Bushnell starting next…

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Road race set for June 11 in Kensington

April 20, 2016
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The Kensington Congregational Church’s first Lobster Loop 5K will be held on Saturday, June 11. This race will start at 8:30 am. It will start and finish at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Avenue, Kensington, Connecticut. After, the annual Festival on the Hill, featuring Lobster rolls and strawberry shortcake and other food, and live entertainment…

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St. Paul hopes to add sparkle to ‘Rags’

April 20, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As the story goes, when the musical “Rags” opened in 1986 on Broadway, its arrival and departure was swift. The show lasted all of four performances after a dozen and half  previews in this incarnation. The show, with compositions by Charles Strouse (“Annie”), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”), and book…

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