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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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JUNE 10-11 BRISTOL USED BOOK MINI-SALE. Held by Friends of the Bristol Public Library. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday with adult fiction half-price sale Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children,teens, and adults priced from 50 cents to $2 and…

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Health listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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TUESDAY, JUNE 14 BRISTOL POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $6 for parents. $7 for child care provider. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org SOUTHINGTON’ FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org THURSDAY, JUNE 16…

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Performance listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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NOW THRU JUNE 11 OTHER ‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Matinee on Sunday, June 5. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater. Cast includes Peter Bailey of Bristol. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org,…

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Dining listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 LUNCHEON. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. Prices vary depending on order placed. Take out call ahead orders available by calling in advance. Supports American Legion and programs. (860) 589-0088.

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Support group listings, starting June 10

June 8, 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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Kids listings for June 10

June 8, 2016
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SATURDAY, JUNE 11 BRISTOL FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT. Kick off for summer reading. 1 to 3 p.m. Roger Tincknell presents “Songs and Singing Games.” Bring snacks, beach chairs, and blankets. Federal Hill Green, Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society, Bristol Public Library Children’s Department, and Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Rain location: Children’s…

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Chris Carrabba rekindles the fire for Dashboard Confessional

June 7, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Last year, Chris Carrabba reconvened Dashboard Confessional after putting the band on ice for a while. While Dashboard Confessional was on the shelf, Chris didn’t forego music altogether. Instead, he pulled together a more roots-acoustic oriented group called Twin Forks. He also did a slew of songwriting for other artists,…

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July 15 is Alzheimer’s Association Awareness Day at Compounce

June 7, 2016
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July 15 is Alzheimer’s Association Awareness Day at Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol. The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will be at the park to provide information and resources as well fun activities such as creating customized purple flowers to be displayed at the park throughout the day and complimentary face painting. Those coming to…

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Stained glass window now will greet museum guests

June 7, 2016
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A new addition to the New England Carousel Museum front door will greet you as you enter the building thanks to the talent of Sarah Segovia, local stained glass window artist. Sarah has designed and produced a new window for the front door entrance of the museum, depicting a carousel horse. In a press release,…

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Three times the music, three times the creativity

June 3, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In 2016, many artists are lucky if they release one or two albums in their lifetime before they return to a life solely based on pleasing fans on the road. Few artists would have the ambition (or would be allowed) to release a double album in 2016. But guitarist Ana…

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