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Kids listings, starting Jan. 29

January 27, 2016
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MONDAY, FEB. 1 BRISTOL SPRING STORYTIMES BEGIN. Weekly story times is held on various days and times. For children 2 to 5. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790. TUESDAY, FEB. 2 OTHER HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS AT NEW BRITAIN YOUTH THEATER. Performance program for children ages 6 to 12. Children help to…

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Meeting listings, starting Jan. 29

January 27, 2016
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FEB. 2, 16 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens…

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Support group listings, starting Jan. 29

January 27, 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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Senior listings, starting Jan. 29

January 27, 2016
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Doesn’t require fasting. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $10. Pay at the appointment. Appointments. (860) 747-5728. Plainville Senior Center members only.…

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Free program on seasonal affective disorder Feb. 3

January 26, 2016
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BRISTOL – During the winter months, it is not uncommon for some individuals to feel depressed, have less energy, trouble concentrating or feel more tired. This condition is referred to as seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring a free program about this mood disorder on Wednesday, Feb. 3,…

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Main Street foundation offering grants, scholarships

January 26, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from residents of Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Southington, Wolcott, and other towns. Scholarships are available from over 60 funds in 2016, and they are available to students at various points in their educational careers. The “2016 Scholarship Directory,” which lists all scholarships and eligibility criteria, and the…

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Queen Ann Nzinga open house rescheduled for this Saturday

January 26, 2016
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc., which provides arts enrichment activities for children and teens ages 5 to 17, has rescheduled its open house and registration for new participants. The Queen Ann Nzinga Center promotes positive youth development among children of all races and abilities throughout Connecticut, but primarily to children in the greater Plainville,…

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Tunxis holding forum on ‘Hazard Mitigation Plan’ Feb. 9

January 26, 2016
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FARMINGTON—Tunxis Community College will hold a public forum on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Tunxis Library Room 7-222 to provide a brief overview of aand answer questions.   Students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to learn and comment on the Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan draft, which will highlight some of…

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Bottle redemption centers seek new handling fees

January 26, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER With the 2016 Legislative Session scheduled to begin on Feb. 3, owners of local independent redemption centers hope to persuade state lawmakers to increase their handling fees for recycled bottles and cans. Currently, the state mandated handling fee, 1.5 cents per bottle or can, has not increased in 35 years.…

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The art and times of the Tom Tom Club

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Husband and wife Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth both attended the Rhode Island School of Design in their younger days, where they were members of a band called The Artistics. From there, Chris, a drummer, and Tina, a bassist, served as the rhythm section for one of the most artful…

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