Local ballerinas are poised to take dance exam in NYC

February 17, 2016
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Dancers at Dance Incorporated practice for their upcoming exam in New York City.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER At Dance Incorporated in Plainville, 13 young ballerinas stand at the barre pointing their toes in perfect unison. They introduce themselves with a graceful curtsey, confidently answer questions on ballet theory, and stand impressively straight as instructor Dorothy Zerio adjusts their posture and positions. On Feb. 15, the eight dancers from Southington,…

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Gymnasts soar after slow start; Knights win Valentine Invitational

February 17, 2016
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Rachel Williams leaps between the bars at the Valentine Invitational on Feb. 13. Williams scored 34.1 out of 40 points to pace the Lady Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-0) brought home the gold on Saturday, Feb. 13 when they placed first out of six teams at the Valentine Invitational at Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville. Southington posted a score of 135.4 and finished the meet with the best scores on vault, beam, and floor. The Knights’…

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Music listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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FRIDAY, FEB. 19 SOUTHINGTON POPA CHUBBY. Tipping Chair Tavern, Milldale. SATURDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. Snacks and set-ups available. BYOB. Singles welcome. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411. OTHER HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND GOODSPEED CELEBRATE THE BEST OF BROADWAY. 7:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave.,…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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FRIDAY, FEB. 19 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, AND ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ, buffet, door prizes. Dress casual. Nuchie’s 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. FOURTH ADULT COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese event and is open only…

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Health listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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SATURDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL FIRST AID FOR DAYCARE PROVIDERS. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, Bristol. (860) 314-0632. SUNDAY, FEB. 21 BRISTOL FAMILIES ARE FIRST MATERNITY UNIT TOUR. 7 p.m. Bristol Hospital, Level D Waiting Room, Brewster Road, Bristol. Register. BristolHospital.org/events FEB. 22-29 BRISTOL THE EXPLOSIVE CHILD. 6 to 8 p.m. Parent…

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Performance listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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FEB. 19-20 OTHER ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.’ Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. SATURDAY, FEB. 20 OTHER ‘REMEMBER YESTER-YEAR: MUSIC THROUGH THE ‘50S AND ‘60S.’ Dinner at 6 p.m. featuring roast beef and vegetables with side dishes and dessert. Entertainment will begin after dinner, about 7:15…

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Dining listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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SUNDAY, FEB. 21 PLAINVILLE PASTA DINNER. Held by Boy Scout Troop 76, chartered by VFW Post 574. 2 to 6 p.m. VFW, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville. $8 per person. Children 5 and under free. ONGOING BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 LUNCHEON. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker…

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Senior listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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SUNDAY, FEB. 20 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. MONDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL ‘MY SOCIAL SECURITY.’ Sponsored by The Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 2 p.m. With Benjamin Rhodes, public affairs specialist for Social Security. Learn about Social Security retirement, how to…

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Support group listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 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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