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‘American Pickers’ looking for leads for History program

June 9, 2016
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Connecticut.! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region this summer. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers…

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Galician bagpipes, Hartford Symphony team up to give audiences a ‘Rose’

June 8, 2016
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In New England, the Galician bagpipes seem like an exotic instrument. But, Cristina Pato said this is not the case in her home, the Galicia region of Spain. Cristina, who will be performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra this weekend, explained if there is a city of 100,000, you will find 10,000 people learning or…

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Music listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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FRIDAY, JUNE 10 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. 10 p.m. The Neybas open at 7 p.m. The Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester. TUESDAY, JUNE 14 PLAINVILLE CENTER STAGE JAZZ. 6:30 p.m. Bring your chairs and your picnic. Norton Park band shell, near the playground, Plainville.

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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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JUNE 10-11 BRISTOL USED BOOK MINI-SALE. Held by Friends of the Bristol Public Library. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday with adult fiction half-price sale Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children,teens, and adults priced from 50 cents to $2 and…

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Health listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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TUESDAY, JUNE 14 BRISTOL POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $6 for parents. $7 for child care provider. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org SOUTHINGTON’ FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org THURSDAY, JUNE 16…

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Performance listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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NOW THRU JUNE 11 OTHER ‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Matinee on Sunday, June 5. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater. Cast includes Peter Bailey of Bristol. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org,…

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Dining listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 LUNCHEON. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. Prices vary depending on order placed. Take out call ahead orders available by calling in advance. Supports American Legion and programs. (860) 589-0088.

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Support group listings, starting June 10

June 8, 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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Kids listings for June 10

June 8, 2016
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SATURDAY, JUNE 11 BRISTOL FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT. Kick off for summer reading. 1 to 3 p.m. Roger Tincknell presents “Songs and Singing Games.” Bring snacks, beach chairs, and blankets. Federal Hill Green, Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society, Bristol Public Library Children’s Department, and Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Rain location: Children’s…

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Chris Carrabba rekindles the fire for Dashboard Confessional

June 7, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Last year, Chris Carrabba reconvened Dashboard Confessional after putting the band on ice for a while. While Dashboard Confessional was on the shelf, Chris didn’t forego music altogether. Instead, he pulled together a more roots-acoustic oriented group called Twin Forks. He also did a slew of songwriting for other artists,…

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