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Compounce opens May 9; new features touted

March 13, 2015
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Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the park. New additions to the park include: a new Dinosaur Expedition attraction, new Season Pass…

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Seniors listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 SOUTHINGTON MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day, and memory community. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent assisted living and memory…

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Support group listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meeting listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OTHER THE CT POSTCARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet fellow collectors, browse cards, and bid in March auction. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 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…

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Kids listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to noon. Easter crafts, light refreshments, an Eastern Egg Hunt, and a visit from Easter bunny. Held by St. Joseph School, 335 Center St., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 582-8696. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 BRISTOL FAMILY SUNDAYS: CAROUSEL COOKIES CREATIONS. 12 to 2 p.m. Use the carousel animals as…

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Miscellaneous listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 OTHER INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held by Wheeler Clinic. Torrington Library, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington. (860) 793-7277. SATURDAY, MARCH 14 PLAINVILLE SIXTH ANNUAL WHEELER YMCA O’MAZING RACE. 4:45 p.m. Two-hour St. Patrick’s Day themed scavenger hunt around town for a unique night of entertainment. Teams…

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Dining listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 PLAINVILLE A ‘SWEET AFFAIR’ DESSERT SHOWCASE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. A fund raiser for Plainville High School class of 2015. Desserts from area businesses such as Aqua Turf, J. Timothy’s, Mangiafico’s, D’Amico’s Ristorante, Saint’s, and Gnazzo’s. Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. (860) 919-6225. Tickets also can be bought at…

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Performance listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 OTHER SPINATTOS HYPNOTIC HYSTERIA. 10:30 p.m. Comix Comedy Club, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. Foxwoods.com MATT FRANCO. 8 p.m. Winner of “America’s Got Talent.” Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30.Foxwoods.com MARCH 13, 14 OTHER ‘6 BOOBS AND A PIANIST.’ Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m. Presented by…

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Health listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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TUESDAY, MARCH 17 BRISTOL PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN. 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by the Parent and Child Center. Mountain View Elementary School, 71 Vera Rd., Bristol. $6 per parent. $7 per child care provider. Register. cgaray@BristolHospital.org, (860) 585-3895. SATURDAY, MARCH 28 BRISTOL KIDS DENTAL FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Presented by Kids Dental Care of…

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Music listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. City Sports Grille, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol. ST. PATRICK’S DAY MUSIC WITH ROGER TINCKNELL. 1 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Irish-themed refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023. OTHER JOHN GORKA. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41…

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