FRIDAY, MAY 1
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Esca Restaurant, 437 Main St., Middletown. You buy your dinner. (860) 582-8229.
PALACE 10.0. 7:30 p.m. Six parties at once to celebrate theater’s 10th anniversary. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $65. (203) 346-2000, PalaceTheaterCT.org
THOMAS G. MAYER WILL EXHIBIT, ‘FLORIDA LANDSCAPES.’ The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, Second Floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 629-5656.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
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.
THE ARC OF SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY SHRED-IT DAY. 9 a.m. to noon. Shred up to four boxes of documents (except three-ring binders) for a donation. Remove all plastics before shredding. The Arc of Southington, 201 West Main St., Plantsville. (860) 628-9220 ext. 100.
TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Housewares, embroidery, gift items, Ukrainian gift items, crystal. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., New Britain behind the Newbrite Plaza.
SUNDAY, MAY 3
11TH ANNUAL PEQUABUCK RIVER DUCK RACE. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce and the Forestville Village Association. 11 a.m., block party. 2 p.m., duck race. 5,000 numbered ducks will be dumped into Pequabuck River, prizes for the ticket holder with the corresponding number. Portion of Central Street in Forestville will be closed. Food vendors, local businesses, shopping, face painting, balloons, and more. Craft show with 50 vendors. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
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.
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
FRIDAY, MAY 8
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 5 p.m. One Fifty Central, 150 Central St., Bristol. No charge. (860) 223-7755.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
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 reqires 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.
BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER. CHARITY BRIDAL EVENT AND TRUNK SALE. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., VIP event with light 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER SEMINAR. Presented by Thomaston Savings Bank and West End Association. 6 p.m. Part of the bank’s educational series designed to provide insight and information to consumers and businesses regarding savings, investing, and borrowing. Riverview Apartments Community Room, 171 Laurel St., Bristol. Space limited. RSVP by May 15. (860) 283-3608. ThomastonSavingsBank.com
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
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
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
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.
TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA 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 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 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
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.