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Health listings for March 25

March 25, 2016
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TUESDAY, MARCH 29 PLAINVILLE INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Taught by Jessica Lagassey. Essential oils will be available to smell and sample. Plainville Public Library, Peter F. Chase Auditorium, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446. BRISTOL PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN. 6 to 8 p.m. Learn what skills elementary schools expect children to…

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Dining listings for March 25

March 25, 2016
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TUESDAY, MARCH 29 OTHER FARMINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 5TH ANNUAL PIZZA TASTING. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. $10 for 13 and older, $5 for children 3 to 12. 2 and under eat free. Soda, beer, wine available. No reservations needed. FarmingtonChamber.com SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. 5…

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Miscellaneous listings for March 25

March 25, 2016
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MARCH 25, 26 BRISTOL ‘SHOWBOAT.’ Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. Movie starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, and Ava Gardner. Shown on film, not video, plus classic cartoons. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation all ages. (860) 583-6309. PreserveHollywood.org. SATURDAY,…

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Kids listings for March 25

March 25, 2016
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SATURDAY, MARCH 26 BRISTOL INDOOR EASTER EGG HUNT. 9:30 a.m. Children of all ages invited. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790. Made possible by the support of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. OTHER EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Ride the Naugatuck Railroad along the…

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Meetings listings for March 25

March 25, 2016
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Senior listings for March 25

March 25, 2016
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SATURDAY, MARCH 26 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. 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 the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides,…

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The Rocket Summer lets the muse take its time

March 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Three-and-a-half years have passed since The Rocket Summer released its last album. But as Bryce Avary, who in the studio is The Rocket Summer but gathers musicians for his live act, explained in a phone interview, he didn’t spend all of that time idle before releasing the new album, dubbed…

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Creativity that you can wear

March 25, 2016
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Fashion, like ceramics, lays somewhere between the realms of utility and art. Fashion is something we wear to fulfill a function, whether it’s modesty or to protect us from the elements. It can be pretty or cool, but the bottom line, this kind of fashion has function. But fashion can fulfill its author’s sense of…

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Program on sleep problems presented Monday

March 24, 2016
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Grace Lutheran Church of Plainville will hold its Health Ministry program on Monday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. The topic is “Sleep-Just for the Health Of It,” presented by Nancy Cosgrove BS, RGSPT, RRT. She will describe normal sleep and abnormal sleep problems as well as the treatment of common sleep disorders. Cosgrove has lectured…

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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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