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Holiday listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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For the latest holiday-related listings, look for our holiday gift guide inserted in this week’s Observer. You’ll find concerts, craft shows, performances, and more with a holiday them in our “Holiday Happenings.”

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Health listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc., 1610 West St. Southington. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. THURSDAY, DEC. 18 SOUTHINGTON LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATION WITH DR.…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229. DEC. 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays. Fun for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate.…

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Music listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Music listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON CELEBRATE THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE BENNETT FAMILY. 4 p.m. Family of 11 from Cheshire will present a program of music celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Familiar Christmas carols on a myriad of instruments. Nativity sets from around the world will be displayed in the church parlor from 3…

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Support group listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Support group listings for Dec. 12

TUESDAY, DEC. 16 PLAINVILLE GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING GRANDCHILDREN INFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORT PROGRAM. 10:30 a.m. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. Free. (860) 747-5728. BRISTOL MILITARY AWARENESS GROUP. 5:30 to 8 p.m. To help service members, veterans and family members recognize and be aware of health issues that can occur with reintegration with…

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Senior listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Senior listings for Dec. 12

SATURDAY, DEC. 13 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS AND THE ORCHARDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. The Orchards, an independent and assisted living community, 34 Hobart St.,, Southington. RSVP (860) 276-1020 for Mulberry Gardens or (860) 628-5656 for The…

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Kids listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Kids listings for Dec. 12

DEC. 12-21 OTHER ‘SEUSSICAL, JR.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performed by Newington Children’s Theatre Company. Join over 35 area children as they bring this Dr. Seuss musical to life. NCTC Theatre, 743 North Mountain Rd., Newington. $12 for adults in advance, $15 at the door. $10…

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Gas prices at pump in Connecticut lowest in 4 years

December 11, 2014
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Gas prices at pump in Connecticut lowest in 4 years

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ For the first time in more than four years, Connecticut motorists are paying less than $3 a gallon for regular gas. AAA said Wednesday the average price of regular gasoline in Connecticut is $2.995. That’s down 24 cents in the last month and 67 cents less than at this time last…

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High school students show appreciation for veterans

December 10, 2014
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High school students show appreciation for veterans

Sixty students from Bristol Eastern High School created certificates of appreciation that were distributed to veterans attending the Iwo Jima memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Maggie Wernicki, a 3rd grader at Plantsville Elementary School in Southington, presented two Iwo Jima survivors with certificates created by the BEHS students.

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Queen Ann Nzinga Center to celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 27

December 9, 2014
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10, seniors and children (under 12) and can be purchase on our website or call the office at (860) 229-8389. Kwanzaa, an…

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