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Kids listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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THURSDAY, FEB. 12 BRISTOL STORYTELLER MERIS PALMER VISITS. 10 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the Bristol School Readiness Council. FRIDAY, FEB. 13 SOUTHINGTON FOX-A-THON. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Organized by fifth grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. Raises money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Class will collect any amount…

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Dining listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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TUESDAY, FEB. 10 BRISTOL FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT KEYSTONE CLUB OF BRISTOL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. 5 to 8 p.m. Wayback Burgers of Bristol, 123 Farmington Ave., Bristol. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11 BRISTOL 99 RESTAURANT FUND RAISER FOR BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL 2015 PROJECT GRADUATION. 5 to 8 p.m. Bring flyer. Available on website or pick…

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Health listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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TUESDAY, FEB. 10 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. OTHER FREE BARIATRIC WEIGHT LOSS INFORMATION. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Centers for Surgical Weight Loss. 6 p.m. The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General Campus, 100 Grand St.,…

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Performance listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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FEB. 12, 15 OTHER ‘THE IRISH CURSE.’ Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., Berlin. $30. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248. NOW thru FEB. 7 OTHER GODFREY. Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 to $50.…

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Music listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 6 OTHER 80S EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT. With The Pointer Sisters, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Andy Bell, Club Nouveau, Berlin, Lisa Lisa, Shannon. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $68, $48. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000. SATURDAY, FEB. 7 OTHER FLEETWOOD MAC. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $195, $125. TUESDAY, FEB. 10 OTHER FLYLEAF. 8 p.m. The Stafford…

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Jam on! Monster trucks read to stomp in Hartford

February 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tom Meents is a legend in the Monster Jam Truck series. The driver of the 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, custom-designed truck, Max-D, is the sport’s only 11-time World Champion. He is also the most successful competitor of the Monster Jam World Finals. Additionally, he has six…

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Pop diva Debbie Gibson’s fans are loyal through the decades

February 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as readers of The Observer heard via Facebook that an interview with 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson was imminent, the “likes” and comments began to rain down. It was clear from the tone of the comments and the volume of “likes,” that Debbie Gibson—who gave the world songs…

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Make plans to meet a princess

February 3, 2015
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The annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Sunday, April 19 at the Aqua Turf in Southington from noon to 4 p.m. There will be opportunities for photographs with all of the princesses. There also will be face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing stations, hair design stations, DJ, light refreshments, raffles…

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Meeting for Jr. Miss Southington pageant set for Feb. 17

February 3, 2015
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will host its annual fund raiser/ community service pageant on Sunday, May 3 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Contestants are needed between the ages of 5 to high school senior, who are residing in Connecticut. This is an open pageant. Areas of competition are interview skills, talent, and…

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With impending storm, governor urges caution Monday

February 1, 2015
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With a winter storm bearing down on the state, a press release from the governor’s office said, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and, if possible, avoid travel during the height of the storm on Monday morning. The release also said Malloy has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency…

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