FRIDAY, APRIL 17
SINGLES SPRING DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to The Instigators. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
APRIL 17, 18
‘THIS ISLAND EARTH’ AND ‘THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.’ Plus another Flash Gordon serial. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. Part of the “Hollywood at the Bijou” series presented by Cortlandt Hull. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation for all ages. Refreshments, popcorn.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
THE 41ST ANNUAL PENNY SALE. Held by Plainville Rotary Club. 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Items donated by local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Proceeds support various local causes with much of the money going to scholarships for high school graduates. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $1.
BENEFIT FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Vendors, demos, speakers. Readers, tai chi, infinity scarves, massage healers, custom jewelry, reiki, henna, unique bottle lights, more. The Loop, 161-B Woodford Ave, (Unit 58), Plainville. Free admission. Bring donations for Plainville Food Pantry.
COGAN COMPUTER FAIR. Held by SHS Band Backers. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Computer merchandise at discount prices. Free electronics recycling with paid admission. Southington High School cafeteria, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. $7 all day. Students and parents free with student ID.
GIANT INDOOR TAG SALE. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Southington High School auditorium. Sponsored by the SHS Band Backers. Band families will be selling antiques, housewares, collectible, crafts, sporting goods, toys, baby items, furniture, books, and more.
BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main St., second floor, New Britain. NBIndustrial.org, NewBritainIM@gmail.com
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
TRASHION FASHION SHOW. 1 to 3 p.m. Trashion fashion made from 90 percent waste from the waste stream. Ballerinas, dance performances, live music, living art installations. Vendors and food trucks. Eco market. Hartford City Hall, Main Street, Hartford. $10. TrashionFashionShow.com
CT POSTCARD CLUB 34TH ANNUAL SPRING POST CARD SHOW. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Members only, 9 to 10 a.m.) Comfort Inn, 900 East Main St., Meriden. $3 admission or $2 with ad or flyer. PostCardLady@comcast.net.
MONDAY, APRIL 20
GENO AURIEMMA. Held by Southington Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Buffet set at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut’s Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach and owner of Geno’s Grille in downtown Southington. Appearance will coincide with his team vying for its 10th national title. Master of ceremonies, Kevin Nathan, sports director NBC30. $50 per person for chamber members and $60 for non-chamber members. Reservations accepted at chamber’s office, One Factory Square, Southington. (860) 628-8036.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
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.
POETRY SLAM SOCIAL. 2 p.m. Bring your favorites or your own original works. Come to read, to discuss, or to listen. Manross, 260 Central St., Forestville. ElizabethLivingston@ci.bristol.ct.us (860) 584-7790.
FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 7:30 p.m. Ann Patchett’s “State of Wonder.” Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
CONTEMPLATED WORSHIP. Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., Southington.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23
‘BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.’ 2 p.m. Movie with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Light refreshments. (860) 584-7790.
VICTORIAN TEA, DOWNTON ABBEY-STYLE. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Victorian Lady, Kandie Carle. Victorian etiquette and games, prizes and surprises, sandwiches and sweets. Cash bar is available . Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $25. (860) 276-3370, (860) 793-2765.
MASTER CRAFTSMAN ED BASSETT, FURNITURE MAKER TURNED VIOLIN MAKER. Presented by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. 7 p.m. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Open to public. Seating limited. (860) 621-6552.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Everyone decides what movie to see. After, go nearby for refreshments. Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 261-5765.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
BOWL-A-THON. Hosted by the Bristol Hospital Parent and Child Center. 1 to 3 p.m. “Strike Out Abuse” during April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Raise funds to support the Blue Ribbon Campaign for the prevention of child abuse. Funds will be used to support parenting education programs at the Parent and Child Center of Bristol. Spare Time Bowling, Route 6, Bristol. $15 per individual, $90 for a team of six. (860) 585-3895, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
THE 14TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Held by the Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation. 5:30 to 7 p.m., social hour. 7 to 8:30 p.m., program. Special guests are WFSB’s Irene O’Connor and Scot Haney. $55 per person. RSVP by April 17. (860) 583-6363. Office@MainStreetFoundation.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
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. $55. Dinner, cash bar, and dessert included. (860) 229-7323, email@example.com, LiteracyCentral.org
SUNDAY, MAY 3
BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK. Held by St. Gregory Church. Departs St. Gregory CCD Center, 235 Maltby St., Bristol at 7:30 a.m. and returns about 7:30 p.m. Go see “New York Spring Spectacular, Radio City Music Hall.” The show, starring the Rockettes, is a celebration of the energy, places, people, and promise of New York. 2 p.m., show. Prior eat lunch at DaRosina Ristorante. Choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert. $162 per person. Limited seating. (860) 589-2295.
MUSIC CITY TOURS: MEMPHIS, NASHVILLE, AND NEW ORLEANS. Held by the Bristol Senior Center. Open to the general public. $2,649. (860) 584-7895.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Sponsored by the Columbus Association of the Knights of Columbus Palos Council No. 35. Departs at 4 p.m .and leaves the casino at 11 p.m. Bus leaves parking at Middle Street and Lake Avenue Bristol. $40 per person, includes bus, $15 meal voucher, and $15 wheel bet. (860) 690-1516.
SUNDAY, MAY 17
THIRD PRIDE IN AMERICA MOTORCOACH TOUR. 7:45 a.m., board bus. Meet at the commuter parking lot located just off I-84 west, exit 29 at South Main Street, Route 10, Plantsville. Held by Knights of Columbus, Southington Isabella Council 15 and its affiliated 4th Degree Assembly 122. Destination is New York City. Visit the 911 Museum and Memorial, The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, including the aircraft carrier Intrepid, submarine Growler, and the Concord Shuttle Enterprise, the New York City Fire Museum featuring the “Evolution of Fire Fighting” from bucket brigades to the FDNY 911 Memorial. $99 per person. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at planned stops en route and on return. Advance reservations required. Make check payable to K of C, 26 Riverside Ct., Southington, CT 06589-1777. (860) 628-0446, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MAY 30
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.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
A WHALE WATCH FROM BOSTON, MASS. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Leave from Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Have lunch at Boston restaurant. After board a multi-level whale watch vessel for three-hour excursion. Naturalist will talk about the whales. $119. (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 50TH REUNION. 6 p.m. Looking for classmates. Any information appreciated. Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 S. Center St., Southington. Joanne (Casale) Salerno at email@example.com, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. Sign-up at Classmates.com
NOW thru MAY
ARTIST JANE M. WHITE OF SOUTHINGTON ART EXHIBIT. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Norfolk Artisans Guild, Norfolk. Housescapeart@hotmail.com, (860) 621-4424.
NOW thru APRIL 25
AMATEUR ART GROUP EXHIBIT. Meet the artists reception Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
NOW thru APRIL 30
EXHIBITION OF ROBERT REMBISH’S PHOTOGRAPHY. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonOrhcards.org, SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com
NOW thru MAY 31
‘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 MAY 10
‘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 MAY 2
PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE’S FIFTH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION. Entries judged by artists Tao and Amy LaBossiere. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville
NOW thru APRIL 30
‘MEET US AT THE FAIR.’ Look back at New Britain’s prize winning participation at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main St., New Britain. (860) 832-8654, Newbritainim@gmail.com, NBIndustrial.org
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.