Miscellaneous listings for April 24

FRIDAY, APRIL 24
BRISTOL
‘BRINGING UP BABY.’ 7 p.m. Howard Hawks comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Popcorn and refreshments available. $3 donation requested.

OTHER
BUDGET COUNSELING FOR UTILITIES. 2 to 5 p.m. Keep the Power On clinic. The Hospital of Central Connecticut. New Britain General campus, Lecture Room 2, 100 Grand St., New Britain. (860) 545-8581. Broswig@ConnecticutChildren.org.

COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Open to students, faculty and staff from colleges and universities throughout th estate. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

APRIL 24, 25
PLAINVILLE
TAG SALE. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church, Parish Hall, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission for Friday only.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
BRISTOL
AN EVENING OF WINE AND JAZZ. Hosted by the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble and the Memorial Boulevard Task Force. 7 to 11 p.m. Wine tasting stations, range of appetizers, dessert bar, live jazz entertainment, silent auction. Special Scotch tasting room for additional charge. Part of the ongoing efforts to restore the former Memorial Boulevard School theater as an arts and culture hub for Bristol. Chippanee Golf Club, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol.

ST. MATTHEW ANNUAL AUCTION. 5 to 10 p.m. Entertainment, food, fun. St. Matthew School, 33 Welch Dr., Bristol. $30. Reserve. (860) 589-5409. TrishStavens@yahoo.com

OTHER
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.

BOOK FAIR FUND RAISER FOR THE PALACE THEATER IN WATERBURY. 12 to 4 p.m. Emmy-award winning news anchor, Kara Sundlund will hold a book signing for “Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter” at 2 p.m. Portion of all in-store purchases made by book fair supporters will benefit the theater’s education initiatives. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 235 Union St., Waterbury. PalaceTheaterCT.org

TRASHION FASHION SOIREE. 7 to 9 p.m. Exclusive local conscious-cocktail hour with designers and a retrospective trashion design show. Live music. Dance performances, Choreographed runway with selected trashion designs on models and ballerinas. Hartford City Hall, 550 Main St., Hartford. $50.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
BRISTOL
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, kcarmeli@bristolhospital.org

28TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY EVENT. 1:30 p.m. Meet Kevin Estela, writer for various magazines and a teacher for the Bristol schools. Education presentation, guided walk. Hoppers Birth Pond Nature Preserve, Bristol. Take Route 69 and turn at the Birge Pond sign near Jennings School onto Cypress Street. Follow Cypress to pond parking lot. Rain cancels. WalkCT.org/walks/hoppers-birge-pond-nature-preserve.

SOUTHINGTON
INVASIVE SPECIES CLEANUP. Held by the Southington Land Conservation Trust. 2 p.m. Participants will receive instructions on how to remove this invasive species along Rails to Trails. Bring gloves and pruning shears. Park at Mill Street or Burritt Street, Southington. (860) 877-4449.

CAR WASH FUND RAISER. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefit for Southington High School boys and girls rugby teams. Southington Auto Wash, Queen Street, Southington.

OTHER
THE 3RD ANNUAL FARMINGTON CAR SHOW. 2 to 6 p.m. Antique, classic, sports, and muscle cars. No year cutoff. Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Show car donation is $10 to American Cancer Society. Spectators are free. Door prizes for show car owners. FarmingtonCarShow.weebly.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 28
BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON
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

SOUTHINGTON
CONNECTICUT STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST DR. BRIAN JONES. Presented by the Southington Genealogical Society. 7:30 p.m. He will discuss the Ground Penetrating Radar survey on the Merriman Cemetery. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

PLAINVILLE
AMATEUR ASTRONOMER JAMES HANNON. 7 p.m. Talk on observing the universe and then, weather permitting, a chance to view a close up detail of the moon and the planet of Jupiter using a travel telescope. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

BRISTOL
INDIAN DABBAWALLA. 1 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2007.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
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.

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. $55. Dinner, cash bar, and dessert included. (860) 229-7323, lvccoffice@gmail.com, LiteracyCentral.org

BRISTOL
PASTA SUPPER FUND RAISER. 5:30 to 8 p.m. For Mayor Ken Cockayne. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $20 per person. RSVP. Reelectmayorken@yahoo.com

SATURDAY, MAY 2
PLAINVILLE
GFWC/ THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF PLAINVILLE, INC. PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL TEA AND FASHION SHOW. 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, cookies. View the latest in women’s fashion. Raffle prizes. More. Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave., Plainville. $20.

SUNDAY, MAY 3
BRISTOL
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.

SOUTHINGTON
LINE DANCE WORKSHOP.  2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open dancing follows. Beginner to intermediate. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. JusGotta@megahits.com

MAY 3-10
BRISTOL
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
BRISTOL
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.

SATURDAY, MAY 16
BRISTOL
RABIES CLINIC. 2 to 4 p.m. Held by Bristol-Burlington Health District. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be on leashes. To receive a new three year rabies vaccination provide a current rabies certificate. Connecticut law requires all cats and dogs over three months of age to be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs over six months of age, by law, must be licensed. Rockwell Park Pavilion, Dutton Avenue, Bristol. (860) 584-7682.

OTHER
BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER. CHARITY BRIDAL EVENT AND TRUNK SALE. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., VIP event with lite bites, signature beverages and giveaways. 2 to 5 p.m., general admission. Vendors, gowns from $75 to $1,800, average price of gown is $600, take your gown home with you, giveaways, interest free layaway plan. Fund raising effort for the Health Support Network, which provides free cancer related programs and services to children, adults, families, and caregivers. Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capitol Blvd., Rocky Hill. $20 for VIP. $5 for general admission. 1-877-721-HOPE. Bridesabc.org

SUNDAY, MAY 17
SOUTHINGTON
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.”. $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, pillarent@aol.com

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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
BRISTOL
ANNUAL DIABETES MOTORCYCLE RUN. Benefit for American Diabetes Association. Sign up from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Depart at 11 a.m. Food and entertainment after the ride. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 for riders, $10 for passengers.

SUNDAY, JULY 19
SOUTHINGTON
NASCAR IN LOUDON, N.H. BUS TRIP. Held by the Sons of the American Legion. Leaves Southington at 7 a.m. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Includes bus ticket and race ticket. Meet at Southington American Legion Post 72, 66 Main St., Southington. $90 per person. Free pit pass raffles. See bartender to sign up. Call (860) 621-4243. Cut off is June 1.

THURSDAY, JULY 23
PLAINVILLE
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.

SEPT. 26-28
BRISTOL
TRIP TO PHILADELPHI FOR THE MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. Trip features attendance at the Papal Mass, a guided tour of the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, one of America’s first saints, born in Philadelphia in 1858. $541. Includes transportation, two nights hotel, one dinner, two breakfasts, and admission to other attractions. (860) 589-5597.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17
SOUTHINGTON
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 putinontheritz@aol.com, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at jean.amenta@gmail.com.

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

NOW thru MAY
OTHER
ARTIST JANE M. WHITE OF SOUTHINGTON ART EXHIBIT. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Norfolk Artisans Guild, Norfolk. Housescapeart@hotmail.com, (860) 621-4424.

NOW thru APRIL 25
PLAINVILLE
AMATEUR ART GROUP EXHIBIT. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

NOW thru APRIL 30
SOUTHINGTON
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
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 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 MAY 2
SOUTHINGTON
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
OTHER
‘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

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.

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