Blog Archives

Kids listings, starting for April 8

April 6, 2016
By

APRIL 8-10 OTHER ‘PENNY AND THE PIRATES.’ Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. New Britain Youth Theater. Actors ages 6 to 9. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. $8 for adults, $6 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org SUNDAY, APRIL 10 BRISTOL FAMILY SUNDAY. 12…

Read more »

Support group listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
By

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.…

Read more »

Senior listings, starting April 8

April 6, 2016
By

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An independent and assisted living community. Coffee. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and…

Read more »

Living History tours offer up insider information at Twain home

April 1, 2016
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new program at the Mark Twain House and Museum will allow visitors to receive a little inside information about the Clemens family. The historic home in Hartford, which housed the famous author of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” in the late 19th century, has introduced a new Living Tour…

Read more »

Compounce wants to know your fears; be among first to ride Phobia

March 30, 2016
By

Starting today, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is inviting guests to share their deepest, darkest phobias with park officials via www.lakecompounce.com/phobiaphearcontest. Twelve riders will be chosen to be the first to experience Phobia Phear Coaster on the park’s opening day, May 7 at 11 a.m. The 12 chosen guests will be highlighted on the park’s…

Read more »

Eversource helicopters to be surveying over Bristol, Southington

March 30, 2016
By

Look up in the skies, it’s a bird, it’s Eversource. As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the power grid and increase reliability, Eversource announced in a press release it will be surveying vegetation growing near its high voltage transmission lines. The work involves using two helicopters to cover more than 800 miles of…

Read more »

Music listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
By

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. $45. (203) 438-5795, RidgefieldPlayhouse.org TONY BENNETT. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $59, $39. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL HOLDEN IT TOGETHER. A fund raiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring Cajun Ray and the…

Read more »

Performance listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
By

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.’ 8 p.m. Musical about famed recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 and up. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373. ‘APRIL FOOLS: STORIES ABOUT GETTING DUPED.’ Part of The MOuTH at The Mark Twain House and…

Read more »

Health listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
By

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org OTHER UNDERSTANDING CHANGES IN THE THYROID IN OLDER ADULTS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Register. RSVP. (860) 561-8180. APRIL 6, 13 OTHER…

Read more »

Dining listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
By

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. 5 to 7 p.m. Benefit for “Charity: Water” Hosted by Team Clean Water. Raise money to construct drilled wells, spring protections, and Bio Sand filters to provide clean water to communities around the world. Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, and coffee. Special appearance by Christine Ieronimo, author of…

Read more »