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Miscellaneous listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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APRIL 8-9 BRISTOL ’20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH’ and ‘EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. (860) 583-6309. PreserveHollywood.org APRIL 8-9 PLAINVILLE FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL…

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Kids listings, starting for April 8

April 6, 2016
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APRIL 8-10 OTHER ‘PENNY AND THE PIRATES.’ Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. New Britain Youth Theater. Actors ages 6 to 9. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. $8 for adults, $6 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org SUNDAY, APRIL 10 BRISTOL FAMILY SUNDAY. 12…

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Support group listings, starting April 8

April 6, 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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Senior listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 9 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An independent and assisted living community. Coffee. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and…

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Living History tours offer up insider information at Twain home

April 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new program at the Mark Twain House and Museum will allow visitors to receive a little inside information about the Clemens family. The historic home in Hartford, which housed the famous author of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” in the late 19th century, has introduced a new Living Tour…

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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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