Miscellaneous listings for March 5

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 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. PalaceTheaterct.org, (203) 346-2000.

SOUTHINGTON
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER. 1 p.m. Worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions coming together to observe a common day of prayer each year. This year’s program has been written by the women of the Bahamas. Preceding the prayer, at noon, a soup and sandwich lunch will be served for a donation. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. (860) 276-0578.

MARCH 6, 9
SOUTHINGTON
SURROUND SOUND 7. ‘THE FINAL FRONTIER.’ 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Billed as a “Theatrical Performance.” Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. Tickets available from Surround Sound performers, The Music Shop of Southington, and Apple Music in Southington. If available, tickets also at the door.

MARCH 6, 10, 13, 17
BRISTOL
BECOME A TUTOR FOR LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All prospective tutors ages 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent, good writing skills, good speaking skills are welcome. Pre-register. (860) 229-7323, lvccprogassist@gmail.com. LiteracyCentral.org

MARCH 6-8
OTHER
MONSTER JAM. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. Tickets start at $10 for children ages 2 to 12. Pit Party is Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-3000.

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.

PLAINVILLE
OPENING RECEPTION FOR EXHIBIT BY PHOTOGRAPHER JUDY HUMPHREY. 2 to 4 p.m. Titled, “Oh the Places I’ve Been,” featuring photos of her visits to Hawaii, Oregon, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Switzerland, France, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Greece. Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.

BRISTOL
THE BOUCHERS’ PARTY DE SUCRE 2015. 12 to 5 p.m. Celebration of the season of maple syrup production preserves traditional French Canadian meals and folk music. Live music from Patrick Ross and Jean-Nil Theroux, La Tire (Sugar on Sow), Daniel Boucher. Special performances by local musicians friends of Jam Francais as well as students of Louise VanGorder of Bristol String Orchestra. Menu includes eggs, creton (pork meat spread), patates toti (oven roasted potatoes), breakfast sausage, toast, tourtiere (meat pie), jambon dans le sirop (maple glazed ham), Soupe au Pois (pea soup), French Canadian beans, crepes. Dessert, tarte au Sucre (sugar pie), with vanilla ice cream. Contra Dancing with Bill Fischer. Cash bar. The Swedish Club, 38 Barlow St., Bristol. $27.50, $8.80 for ages 6 to 12. (860) 614-9970.

OTHER
PLYMOUTH MAPLE FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 10 a.m., tree tapping. Throughout the day, watch maple sap being boiled on an outdoor fire. Sample sugar on snow and maple sugar candy. Maple baked beans and maple ham for lunch while listening to live acoustic music in the Church Fellowship Hall. Connecticut grown maple products such as maple syrup and maple sugar candy will also be available for purchase. Plymouth Congregational Church, the green, 10 Park St., Plymouth. Admission is free.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8
SOUTHINGTON
PSYCHIC FAIR. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St., Southington. Spirit Circle at 6:30 p.m. with medium Althea DePascal, $30. (860) 276-0736.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10
PLAINVILLE
COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT. 6:30 p.m. Overview of the college selection and application processes. Information on financial aid. Tips from a college admissions representative. PHS alumni panel to share their experiences. Light refreshments. Underclassmen and their parents are welcome to attend. Plainville High School, Room 403 (choir room), Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville.

OTHER
‘BEYOND ENDURANCE: MY FAMILY’S MEMORIES OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.’ 10 to 11:30 a.m. University of Hartford history professor, Dr. Mari Firkatian. Tunxis Community College, Founders Hall, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. redwards@tunxis.com.

THE HISTORY OF LIBERIA AND THE STATE OF ITS HEALTH CARE. 5:45 to 7 p.m. Surgeon David Knight, M.D. Tunxis Community College, Room 6-127, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington.
 
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.

BRISTOL
THE 2015 BUSINESS FORUM FOR THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGION. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Event focusing on the challenges facing business owners today. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. Chamber members, $30. Non-members, $40. CentralCtChambers.org. (860) 584-4718.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
SOUTHINGTON
THE UNITED WAY OF SOUTHINGTON’S EIGHTH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION. 5:30 p.m., welcome and silent auction. 6:30 p.m., dinner, followed by a live auction and the “Southington Stars” awards ceremony. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $75 per person, $700 for a table of 10. Reservations must be made by March 12. (860) 628-4565.

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.

THE SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND BACKERS’ BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Leave Calendar House parking lot at 6 p.m. and leave Mohegan Sun at midnight. $35 per person, which includes transportation, a $15 voucher to any restaurant in the casino, and a $15 gambling voucher on the wheel. Proceeds benefit the SHS Marching Band program. All seats will be reserved upon receipt of payment. Checks are payable to SHS Band Backers. SHS Band Backers, c/o Tom Casey, P.O. Box 114, Plantsville, CT 06479. SHSMarchingBand.com, tom.c500@gmail.com

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

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26
BRISTOL
‘A NIGHT FOR OUR STARS TO SHINE!’ 5 p.m. Bristol Adult Recourse Center’s fifth annual fund raiser. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $55. (860) 582-9102.

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. Free parking, free admission. Rain or shine. 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.

BRISTOL SENIOR CENTER BUS TRIP TO SEE NEIL SEDAKA AT MOHEGAN SUN. Open to the general public. $102. (860)584-7895.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30
SOUTHINGTON
13TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE CHALLENGE/ SILENT AUCTION. 6 to 9 p.m. Held by Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. Pre-register. $50 by March 30. $55 after March 30. Dinner, cash bar, and dessert included. (860) 229-7323, lvccoffice@gmail.com, LiteracyCentral.org

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 MAY 31
OTHER
‘ANGRY ROBOTS LIQUEFIED MY BRAIN.’ The NEW/NOW exhibit by artist Karl Lund. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

NOW thru MARCH 31
SOUTHINGTON
DALE SPANER OF HAMDEN ART EXHIBIT. Dubbed “Potpourri.” Watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. Presented by The Gallery at The Orchards by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association, 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 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.

Organist Jason Roberts will accompany the silent film, ‘Steamboat Bill, Jr.’ being screened at the First Congregational Church in Southington Friday.

Organist Jason Roberts will accompany the silent film, ‘Steamboat Bill, Jr.’ being screened at the First Congregational Church in Southington Friday.

‘Angry Robots Liquified My Brain,’ featuring the work of artist Karl Lund, is now on display at New Britain Museum of American Art.

‘Angry Robots Liquified My Brain,’ featuring the work of artist Karl Lund, is now on display at New Britain Museum of American Art.

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