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If you like the music, you’ll like ‘Motown;’ if you want more, well…

March 23, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I’m of two minds when it comes to “Motown the Musical,” which opened Tuesday night at The Bushnell in Hartford. I liked some of it and I had some serious problems with the rest of it. Like most of us of a certain age, I love the classic hits of…

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Foundation offering funding to community groups

March 23, 2016
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between May 1 and Aug. 31 are encouraged to apply today for funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, April 1. The initiative, begun in 2014 as…

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A way to help children and get rid of your old computer

March 22, 2016
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Not sure what to do with that old, outdated or nonworking computer or laptop? Planting Pencils, a Connecticut based education charity, has formed a partnership with ReBoot Computers in Bristol to collect and refurbish old computers for underserved children. The charity has been collecting school supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks and calculators. However, the…

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Infant massage classes offered, starting April 21

March 22, 2016
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Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby. Learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal cues and promote bonding. Parents will learn a series of gentle strokes from a qualified instructor, in a relaxed, baby-friendly atmosphere. This four session evening course begins on Thursday, April 21. Call Plainville Adult Education…

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Vocal fellowship offered by Bushnell for HS singers

March 22, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for May. Front, from left, Emma Panarella, Madison Chapman, Jordyn Rogala, Brycen Kennedy, Lauren Scarpa, Jada Vercosa, and Maya Wroblewski. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Luke Meade, Rachel Possidento, Abigail Abram, Megan Mikosz, Jolene Lacasse, and Principal Frank Pepe.

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting applications for audition for their Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship Program. The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship is a full-scholarship vocal program for a select number of very talented and highly motivated high-school-age singers interested in classical and theatrical music. Fellows receive a stipend to cover their professional vocal…

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St. Paul to present musical, ‘Rags;’ ticket sales begin March 29

March 22, 2016
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This year St. Paul Performing Arts presents a chance to see the 1986 Broadway musical, “Rags.” Set in 1910, “Rags” follows the story of Rebecca, a young Russian immigrant mother, arriving in America with her son, David, and forced to work in a sweatshop to survive while she endeavors to find her husband. The joy…

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Music listings, starting March 18

March 15, 2016
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FRIDAY, MARCH 18 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers, 300 Middle St., Bristol. SATURDAY, MARCH 19 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. A blend of country and country rock from the 1950s and 1960s. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Snacks and setups available for sale. $12 per person. (860) 585-5411. info@thecarouselmuseum.org. Reservations suggested.…

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Health listings, starting March 18

March 15, 2016
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Health listings, starting March 18

MONDAY, MARCH 21 BRISTOL ‘BE POISON SMART!’ 5 to 6 p.m. Tips to help keep children safe from common household poisons like prescription drugs and household clearners. Wheeler Health and Wellness Center, 10 North Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-6555. TUESDAY, MARCH 22 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 10 to…

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Dining listings, starting March 18

March 15, 2016
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SATURDAY, MARCH 19 SOUTHINGTON ‘SHAMROCKIN’ FOR KIDS DINNER DANCE.’ Benefit for the Mill Foundation for Kids. Inc. Raffles baskets, 50/50 raffle, live and silent auction. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $75 per person and includes dinner, open bar, and dancing. (860) 628-8745, (860) 426-1649. BRISTOL 3RD ANNUAL MARTINIS FOR MUTTS. Benefit for the Animal…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting March 18

March 15, 2016
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MARCH 18, APRIL 15 BRISTOL COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies available at A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Arts and Crafts, or Barnes and Noble. Bristol Historical Society will provide wine and cheese party. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5.…

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