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Halloween is ready to come a-haunting

October 16, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Halloween is creeping up quickly. And children, teens, and adults looking to celebrate the spooky holiday probably are planning the perfect costume for trick or treating or going to a party. But what are the hot trends for costumes this year? Spirit Halloween, which has pop-up stores throughout the state…

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Music listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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FRIDAY, OCT. 16 BRISTOL AL FENTON BIG BAND. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15. BYOB. SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, Pine Street, Bristol. OTHER THE FRONT BOTTOMS. 300 York St., New Haven. JOE WALSH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $39.50. SATURDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL THE CHAPPARALS. 7 to 11…

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Health listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21 BRISTOL FLU CLINIC. Held by the Bristol-Burlington Heatlh District. 10 a.m. to noon. Bristol-Burlington Health District, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Bring proof of residency, Bristol or Burlington. Bring all insurance cards. Wear short sleeves. (860) 584-7682. THURSDAY, OCT. 22 BRISTOL YOUR PERSONAL PLATE. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nutrition as a way to…

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Performance listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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OCT. 16-31 OTHER ‘ROCKY HORROR SHOW.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Midnight shows, Oct. 17, 24, and 31. Cash bar and refreshments. Costumes welcomed. Participation bags available. $22 in advance $24 at the door. VIP seating available first five rows center, $26 in advance, $29 at the door. (860) 229-2072. TrinityonMain.org OCT. 22-25 OTHER…

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Dining listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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SATURDAY, OCT. 17 PLAINVILLE ANNUAL FALL PASTA SUPPER OF THE PLAINVILLE FIRE COMPANY. 4 to 8 p.m. Bake sale of home baked goods will be held too. Plainville Firehouse, West Main Street, Plainville. $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and children 6 to 12. Children under 6 eat free. Tickets available at door. BRISTOL…

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Kids listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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Kids listings for Oct. 16

FRIDAY, OCT. 16 BRISTOL ‘MILK AND BOOKIES BOOK-RAISING FAMILY EVENT.’ 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children are invited to bring their favorite new or gently used storybook to give to a local child in need. They also will create special bookmarks, one to keep and another to include with their book donation. Also, guest storytellers, crafts,…

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Meetings listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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SUNDAY, OCT. 18 OTHER THE CONNECTICUT POST CARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet fellow collectors, browse thousands of cards, more Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. MONDAY, OCT. 19 PLAINVILLE THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Art League is participating in “The Festival of Trees” so they…

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Support group listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 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 Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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MONDAY, OCT. 19 BRISTOL FREE LIVING WILL AND FREE POWER OF ATTORNEY. 1:30 p.m. These documents prepared by attorneys. But you may have them done at no cost. Attorney Marilyn Denny of Hartford Legal Aid Services will be on hand at the request of Advocates for Bristol Seniors. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol.…

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Here’s the scoop: ‘Newsies’ dance up a storm

October 14, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re looking for some athleticism out of your musical theater… and you are a firm believer that there is no “I” in team, I have the musical for you. Disney’s “Newsies”—the musical about a paperboy strike against the newspaper moguls of the early 20th century now playing at The…

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