Meetings listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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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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Kids listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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TUESDAY, MARCH 10 BRISTOL FIRST ROBOTICS DEMO. 6 p.m. Demonstration is for all ages 6 to 19-plus, conducted by FIRST Robotics program, FRC, and Lego League. Hear how you can get involved with Operation PEAACE Robotics. Light refreshments served courtesy of the Bristol Public Library. F.N. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.…

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Dining listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 BRISTOL FROM THE VINE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wine tasting, fondue, grape stomping, sweets. Auction. Creativity stations. Jazz guitarist Sinan Bakir. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets at the museum or ImagineNation.org. (860) 540-3160. Doreen.Stickney@imaginemuseum.org SATURDAY, MARCH 7 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT…

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Performance listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 SOUTHINGTON ‘STEAMBOAT BILL JR.’ 7 p.m. Silent film accompanied by organist Jason Roberts. Film starring Buster Keaton about a the owner and captain of a paddle steamer that has seen better days. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. $10 per person, $25 for families of three or more. FirstChurchSouthington.org. (860) 628-6958.…

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Health listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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MARCH 9, 16 BRISTOL THE STRONG-WILLED CHILD. Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $11 per parent or $12 per child care provided. Reduced thank to a grant by the Petit Family Foundation and the Rotary Club of Bristol. Scholarships available for low-income families. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org TUESDAY,…

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Miscellaneous listings for March 5

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 BRISTOL CREATIVITY ABOUNDS. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception. Exhibition showing art and craft work of 15 staff, volunteers, and board members of the New England Carousel Museum. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.com OTHER GUIDED TOUR OF THE PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Palace, 100…

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Music listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 106-160 Charter Oak St., Manchester. THE AMERICAN VINYL ALL STAR BAND. 8 p.m. Featuring Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers/ Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (Boston), Fran Sheehan (Boston), Leroy (LRS) Romans (The Wailers/ Third World), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild).” Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort…

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The bittersweet success for the late guitar great Johnny Winter

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It was one of those rock and roll stories with a bittersweet twist. Rock and blues guitarist Johnny Winter had gone through a good deal of hard times in the decades after he first hit the scene as a musical wunderkind in the early 1970s. He battled all sorts of…

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Rockers friends now, but strangers way back when

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The prime movers of the band known as The American Vinyl All Star Band were burning up the charts and filling the arenas during the same moments of rock history. But, oddly enough, until they were pulled together for a benefit a decade ago, these soldiers of classic rock never…

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