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Eat ice cream and help Drew Fowler

February 6, 2015
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On Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunphy’s Ice Cream Parlor in Bristol will celebrate “Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day” in honor of Drew Fowler, a 6-year-old Terryville resident diagnosed with an optic nerve glioma brain tumor. The event is open to the public, and will serve as a fundraiser. The…

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‘Nice Work…’ on the screwballs and song and dance

February 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The art of the screwball comedy for the most part has been lost. Screwball comedies, which found their heyday on stage and screen, in Broadway’s golden days and when black and white film ruled the roost, were earmarked by over the top characters, lots of physical humor, hints of romance…

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Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 6 SOUTHINGTON SAINT THOMAS SCHOOL WINTER GALA. 6 p.m. to midnight. Throwback to the 1980s with musical guest Marty Q. State Senator Joseph Markley will be the guest MC. Open bar, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, and dancing. $70. Checks are payable to Saint Thomas School, attention Gala Committee. Open…

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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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