Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 20

FRIDAY, FEB. 20
BRISTOL
SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ. Buffet. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12, members. $17, guests. (860) 582-8229.

SOUTHINGTON
CELEBRITY ROAST OF ART SECONDO, SOUTHINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT. 6:30 p.m. Held by the Southington chamber. 12 guest speakers will each verbally roast Secondo, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2003. Former town councilor, journalist, and owner of a sports lounge he opened in 1978. Guests include Bobby Valentine, former major league baseball manager, town councilors, former co-workers, state representatives, and friends. Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St., Southington. Open to the public. (860) 628-8036.

PLAINVILLE
TRI-TOWN LINCOLN DAY DINNER. 6 p.m. Held by the Farmington, Plainville, and New Britain Republican town committees. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., (Route 4), Farmington. $35. (860) 747-5995, (860) 747-6474.

SATURDAY, FEB. 21
SOUTHINGTON
A COGAN COMPUTER FAIR. Held by the Southington High School Band backers. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Variety of computer dealers in one spot to sell computer merchandise at discount prices. Free electronic recycling with admission. Southington High School cafeteria, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. $7 all day. Students and parents free with student ID.

PLAINVILLE
PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION CLOTHES DRIVE DROP OFF. 9 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-4942 for information or to arrange clothes pick up.

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN PLANVILLE. 2 p.m. Program presented by Gail Williams. Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577. Handicapped accessible.

OTHER
THE BRASS CITY YOUNG MARINES SIGN-UP SESSIONS. 10:30 a.m. Bring birth certificate, Social Security number, and must be accompanied by a guardian. Duggan School, 38 West Porter Rd., Waterbury. (203) 525-6018.

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour. 2 and 7 p.m. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. $20. Harlemglobetrotters.com, XLCenter.com, 1-877-522-8499.

BRISTOL
THE BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Houses the local history collection of the Bristol Public Library. Books about Bristol, pictures and postcards, maps, diaries, church and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death and marriage indexes, city directories and yearbooks. Nearly a hundred historic images of Bristol on permanent display including photographs of Lake Compounce and a temporary display of a New Departure door alarm, objects made by the National Marine Lamp Company, the American Silver Company, and Holmes and Tuttle. (860) 584-7787, jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.ct.us

2ND ANNUAL CUT-A-THON FOR RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM OF PLAINVILLE TEAM DRAGON. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Half of the sales will be donated for the American Cancer Society. Sassu Cuts, 195 Central St., Forestville.

FEB. 21-22
BRISTOL
30TH ANNUAL CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bristol Eastern High School, King St., Bristol.

SUNDAY, FEB. 22
OTHER
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. 11 a.m. Held by Social Connections. Walk and then go out to lunch after Walnut Hill Park, Park Place, New Britain. (860) 582-8229.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24
SOUTHINGTON
MY GENEALOGY DO-OVER—A YEAR OF LEARMING FROM RESEARCH MISTAKES. A webinar presented by the Southington Genealogical Society. 7:30 p.m. The Orchards at Southington, second floor community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. No admission fee. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com , SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

WEDNESAY, FEB. 25
BRISTOL
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Free laser tag for members and their families, hors d’oeurvres, salad, pasta, and cash bar. Spare Time, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Register. CentralCTChambers.org

FEB. 25, MARCH 25, APRIL 22
SOUTHINGTON
CONTEMPLATED WORSHIP. Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., Southington.

FEB. 25-MARCH 1
BRISTOL
ANNUAL WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Held by The Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale ends with a bag sale ($5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag) on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. A preview sale ($5 admission) will be held Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. Books, DVDs, videos, CDs. Books are priced 25 cents to $2 with specially priced books also available. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Proceeds help the Friends provide the Bristol libraries with items and services not included in the annual budget such as the summer reading program for adults, teens, and children.

THURSDAY, FEB. 26
BRISTOL
‘FOR GREATER GLORY.’ 1 p.m. Film starring Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Peter O’Toole, based on the story of the Mexican Cristiada. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Light refreshments. Register. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28
SOUTHINGTON
1ST HOME AND BUSINESS SHOW. Held by Derynoski Elementary School PTO. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Derynoski Elementary School, Main Street, Southington.

SINGLES DINNER EVENING. 6:30 p.m. Held by Social Connections. Meet old and new friends. Brio Tuscan Grille, 1500 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.

LOVE IMPACTS-SEMINAR. 11 a.m. Recharge, reconnect, restore relationships. Taught by Melissa Eriksen-Salmon, who has been studying two forms of Japanese psychology, Morita and Naikan for over 20 years. Couples will learn new tools to enhance how they relate to each other and increase feelings of gratitude. A positive foundation for love allows one the freedoms to pursue your individual purpose, which will lead to fulfilling your unique destinies. No charge for Feb. 28 session. Next two sessions, March 14 and 28 at 11 a.m. will cost $25 per person. One Center Street, 3rd floor, Southington. Reservations. (860) 276-1966, abalancedlife@aol.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 5
OTHER
BEGINNING FLY FISHING SCHOOL. 7 p.m. every Thursday through March 19. Held by Connecticut Fly Fishing Association. Two classes to be announced are practicals, probably on a Saturday. First, outside casting at pondside with instructors. Second is at the Willimantic River with instructors, fishing. Cabela’s, 475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford. $50 for non-members, $40 for members, $30 for 16 and younger. Information, reservation, CTFlyFish.org, (860) 620-2317, (860) 839-2070.

MARCH 5-26
SOUTHINGTON
INCLUSIVE MUSIC THERAPY GROUP PROGRAM. Offered by Southington Park and Recreation Department. Thursdays, 5 to 5:45 p.m. Uses music intervention to promote physical, emotional, and social needs in a fun and creative environment. Participants will sing, dance, and play instruments. For Southington residents only. Limited to seven children. $80 per child. Pre-registration, payment required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/musictherapy.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7
SOUTHINGTON
24TH ANNUAL ‘EVERYTHING GOES’ CHARITY AUCTION. Conducted by the Southington Lions Club. 6:15 p.m., registration, wine tasting, and preview of auction items. 7:15 p.m., auction commences. This year will feature baseball tickets to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game. Household items, dining packages, theater tickets, entertainment packages, YMCA and Camp Sloper certificates, paintings, home decorator items, carpeting, professional services, automotive services, etc. Mary Our Queen Church Hall, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Admission is $5. Tickets available from any Lions Club member and at the door. Payable in cash or check. Benefits Southington Lions Club Eye Research Fund and community service projects. (860) 628-4861.

MARCH 10, 12
BRISTOL
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM. 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Instructor Michael Ptaszynski, MD. Protect yourself, your family, and your community from today’s criminal. Bristol Hospital, Level E Classroom, Brewster Road, Bristol. $30. (860) 582-4388.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP DAY OF IRISH CELEBRATION. The comedy of George Casey from County Clare, Ireland, vocalist and guitarist Liz McNicholl, and Irish Step Dancers. Fox Theater, Foxwood Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Promotional package included—lunch buffet and $10 slot pay. $74. (860) 747-1732.

MARCH 13-15
OTHER
‘LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT OF CLINICAL WORK.’ A weekend retreat for mental health professionals. Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford. $250 plus accommodations. CopperBeechInstitute.org

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 of four will walk, run, and drive to complete tasks and collect items while collecting points to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights. Begins at The Loop, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. Registration is now open and is $200 for a team of four. Fund raiser for the YMCA Annual Campaign. Register at the Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631 ext. 109.

MARCH 18-MAY 13
SOUTHINGTON
INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM AND SWING DANCE LESSONS. Offered by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Plantsville Elementary School cafeteria, 70 Church St., Plantsville. $50 fee per couple. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/ballroom

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
SOUTHINGTON
ST. THOMAS SPRING FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. (860) 628-2981.

BRISTOL
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 40 vendors will be showcased. Crafts include homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles, and more. Full lunch menu and lots of drawings. Free drawing ticket with $1 admission. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Crafter spaces available but no jewelry. Lynn.damboise@snet.net

SATURDAY, APRIL 11
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO YANKEE STADIUM. Held by the St. Paul Falcons Softball Booster Club. Leave St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol at 9 a.m. Game time is 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees. Tickets are $125. Coach bus service, beverages on the bus, ticket to the game. GaryHov@aol.com, (860) 690-5959.

INDOOR TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 40 vendors. Spaces available for rent. Space including a table rents for $20, one with a table is $15. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 583-9553.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO SEE NEIL SEDAKA AT MOHEGAN SUN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $102 per person. Includes ticket, meal voucher, and gaming package. Valid photo ID required. Show starts at 3 p.m. Seats are in the lower level section of the arena. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.

MAY 18-20
BRISTOL
SPRINGTIME IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. Visit North Conway, Castle in the Clouds, Mt. Washington Discovery Museum, take a trip on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Spend two nights at the North Conway Hotel with two breakfasts, two dinner, sightseeing, and admissions. Costs $383. Deposit due Feb. 23. (860) 589-5597.

SATURDAY, MAY 30
PLAINVILLE
BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. 8 a.m., leaves Plainville Municipal Center. 7 p.m., leaves Boston. Drop off and pick up in the Quincy Market area where participants are free to pursue their own interests. Participants interested in visiting The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will be transported to the museum and returned to Quincy Market. (860) 747-6022, or reserve in person at the Recreation Office, 50 Whiting St., Plainville.

JUNE 9-10
PLAINVILLE
AARP TRIP TO COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. Deluxe motor coach transportation. One night at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Erie Canal Cruise through the locks. Visit to Fly Creek Cider II and then to the hall. Reservations. (860) 747-1732.

SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com

NOW thru MARCH 5
OTHER
TUNXIS ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY ART SHOW. Mondays through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Works by Tunxis Faculty. Tunxis Community College, 600 Building, Routes 6 and 177, Farmington. wkluba@tunxis.edu

NOW thru FEB. 28
SOUTHINGTON
DIANE SPERRY OF PLAINVILLE WILL EXHIBIT HER PAINTINGS. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

NOW thru MAY 10
OTHER
‘OTIS KAYE: MONEY, MYSTERY, AND MASTERY.’ Exhibition will display Kaye’s “trompe l’oeil” (fools the eye) technique. 34 oil paintings, pastel works, and etchings. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

NOW thru FEB. 28
OTHER
‘ESSENTIAL IMPERMANENCE: THE WORK OF DEBRA LOSADA AND MICHELE KISHITA.’ Losada paints oil on pane. Kishita presents an installation composed of 8,000 paint stir sticks. Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., Windsor. (860) 688-2528, WindsorArtCenter.org

NOW thru MARCH 20
OTHER
‘SIDE SHOW.’ An exhibition dedicated to the “Believe It Or Not” world of the American sideshow. Tuesdays to Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Ave., New Haven.

ONGOING
BRISTOL
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.

BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

NOW thru MARCH 15
OTHER
‘SEEING RED.’ Art exhibit explores the color red. Sanford B. Low Gallery Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. ALNB.org, (860) 229-1484.
NOW thru FEB. 22
OTHER
34TH CONNECTICUT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. $16 for adults, $14 for seniors age 62 and only (Thursday and Friday only). $4 for children 5 to 12. Free under 5. CTFlowershow.com

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