From ballet to BANG!

May 6, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you think of ballerinas, many thoughts may come to mind. But you would never think of a ballerina as someone whose ambition is to be shot out of a cannon at the circus. But Nicole Sanders—who started training in ballet at age 3—does just that when she steps into…

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Prom styles fit for a Hollywood starlet

May 6, 2016
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In film, the actress Gene Tierney carried a certain tough, elegant grace. Whether she portrayed the femme fatale in the classic film noir tale, ‘Laura’ or the doomed wife in ‘Leave Her to Heaven,’ Tierney fit firmly in the world of Hollywood glamour. Tierney also had ties to Connecticut, having attended Miss Porter’s School in…

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Music listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 6 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. OTHER WOMEN IN FOLK. 8 p.m. Co-headliners Caroline Doctorow and Lara Herscovitch. Opening is Connecticut state troubadour Kate Callahan. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $30, general admission. $75, with dinner. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9767. THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by…

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Health listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 10 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org BRISTOL CHILDREN AND SELF-ESTEEM. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3481. TUESDAY, MAY 11 BRISTOL BRISTOL-BURLINGTON HEALTH DISTRICT FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING. 1 to…

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Performance listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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MAY 11-15 OTHER RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM AND BAILEY PRESENTS ‘CIRCUS XTREME. XL Center, One Civic Plaza Hartford. Tickets start at $15. Children’s tickets are 412. XLCenter.com MAY 13, 15 BRISTOL ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC.’ Presented by Immanuel Lutheran School. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran School gymnasium, rear entrance, 154 Meadow St.…

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Dining listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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SATURDAY, MAY 7 PLAINVILLE ANNUAL HAM DINNER. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Home-baked ham with fresh potatoes and vegetables, assorted breads and dessert. Bake sale. $12 for adults. $6 for children. 4 and under are free. Reservations suggested. (860) 747-2328. SATURDAY, MAY 14 PLAINVILLE WINE TASTING FUND RAISER. Held by the Woman’s Club of Plainville. 7…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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  FRIDAY, MAY 6 OTHER SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. Reserve. (860) 582-8229. SOUTHINGTON PAUL’S YOUTH TAG SALE AND CAR WASH. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., tag sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., car wash. Benefits upcoming mission trip. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St.,…

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Meetings listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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TUESDAY, MAY 10 BRISTOL CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS BUILDERS. 9 to 10:30 a.m. The owners and management team of the Bristol Blues will discuss the value o fteammwork. Chippanee Golf Cub, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol. $20 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. Register. CentralCTChambers.org/events. (860) 584-4718, info@centralCTChambers.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS…

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Support group listings, starting May 6

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