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Meetings listings for Nov. 6

November 4, 2015
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TUESDAY, NOV. 10 BRISTOL THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS BUILDERS NETWORKING GROUP. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. “Power and Strength of Women in Business.” Panel includes Michelle Zettergren, senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer at ConnectiCare; Susan D. Sadecki, MBA, president and CEO of Main Street Community Foundation; and Susan Powers,…

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Support group listings for Nov. 6

November 4, 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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Senior listings for Nov. 6

November 4, 2015
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TUESDAY, NOV. 10 OTHER FRIENDSHIP CLUB .10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free trial day. Gives adults the opportunity to make new friends. Transportation, activities, meals, exercise, and more provided. Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. (860) 357-4264. THURSDAY, NOV. 12 OTHER LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM, ‘HEALTHY MINDS.’ Presented…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ adds new dimension to ABBA’s hits

November 1, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s Shakespeare on the written page. And there’s Shakespeare in performance. Although Shakespeare’s work is great in text, you can get a grasp of its poetry and the plot, it doesn’t truly come alive until it’s on stage. A great director blessed with great actors can help the audience understand…

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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

October 30, 2015
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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

By MIKE CHAIKEN STAFF WRITER The class of 2015 at the International Institute of Cosmetology were told to be proud of their careers as hairdressers as the students graduated in a ceremony Sunday. The graduation was a mix of awards presentation and fashion show. Students were honored for completing their course work at the school,…

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A big ‘Deal’ for a big game show fan

October 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Mark L. Walberg was a fan of game shows as a kid. Walberg, calling from his home in Los Angeles, said as he was growing up he loved to watch shows like “The Price is Right,” “$10,000 Pyramid”… and “Let’s Make A Deal.” Now Walberg not only can claim to…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ Fans won’t let the songs of ABBA go

October 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Even though it has been many years since ABBA has released new music—or even performed together—their infectious hits still perk up ears when they come on the radio. “It’s classic music,” said Andrew Tebo of the songs from…

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Music listings for Oct. 30

October 28, 2015
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SATURDAY, OCT. 31 OTHER THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL. 8 p.m. Infinity Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford. $29 to $39. 1-866-666-6306. InfinityHall.com/Venues/Infinity-Hartford. SOUTHINGTON STORM ROLLER. Southern Rock favorites. Blackstone Irish Pub, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington. SUNDAY, NOV. 1 OTHER MUSIC ON THE RIDGE. 1 p.m. Joyful Noise, BCC Hand Bell Choir, Young…

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Health listings for Oct. 30

October 28, 2015
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TUESDAY, NOV. 3 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org ] BRISTOL CHILDREN AND SELF-ESTEEM. Part of the Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital’s School Age and Development and Discipline Series. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center,…

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Performance listings for Oct. 30

October 28, 2015
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FRIDAY, OCT. 30 OTHER ‘THE PRODUCERS.’ 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $64, $57, $52. ‘MAMMA MIA!’ Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $22. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900. IMPROV CAGE MATCH. 8 p.m. Contenders are KnucklePuck, Kidney…

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