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Kids listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5 OTHER ‘SESAME STREET LIVE “LET’S DANCE!”’ 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. $18, $25, $37, $77. (203) 325-4466, SCALive.org SATURDAY, APRIL 23 BRISTOL R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance…

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Meetings listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2 PLAINVILLE CONNECTICUT STATE BUTTON SOCIETY SPRING MEETING. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 12:45 p.m., annual button auction. Coffee and dessert. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Route 10, Plainvillle. ConnecticutStateButtonSociety.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet…

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Support group listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. 10 a.m., Wednesdays at Bristol Recovery Club, 67 West St., Bristol. Saturdays at 11 a.m., Bristol Hospital “E” Floor in the back of the cafeteria, Brewster Road, Bristol. (860) 681-3937. ADULTS TAKING CARE OF AGING PARENTS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to all Bristol residents. Share ideas and knowledge with…

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If the Blues get a strikeout, Shepard Meadows will make out… for veterans

March 29, 2016
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The Bristol Blues and Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (SMTRC) will run a season-long fund-raiser to ensure the local riding center can continue to support veterans and residents with equine therapy sessions. “Shepard Meadows is expanding our support to the veteran community and increasing number of local residents who are thriving in our riding programs,”…

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Lincoln College of New England celebrates 50 years

March 29, 2016
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

This year, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) is celebrating a 50-year tradition of student-centered academics. Founded in 1966 as Briarwood College, LCNE offers a wide variety of professional programs and an active alumni network to help students succeed in their job search. “At LCNE, our students discover and appreciate the benefits of a college…

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Southington trio honored by Howley Group

March 28, 2016
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Panera Bread
365 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 621-3536

Three Southington Panera Bread employees were honored by one of Panera’s foremost franchisees, the Howley Bread Group, at its Leadership Meeting held recently at the Holiday Inn Hartford in East Hartford. The Howley Bread Group owns and operates 28 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Greater Hartford/Eastern Connecticut, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets.

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Free Social Security forum at Manor Inn on April 26

March 26, 2016
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The former Social Security Administration’s regional communications director, Kurt Czarnowski, will discuss strategies for maximizing Social Security benefits at a free seminar sponsored by the Southington Economic Development Department in conjunction with the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event is the second installment of a four-part business series. On Tuesday, April 26, Czarnowski will lead…

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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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