Miscellaneous listings for July 10

FRIDAY, JULY 10
OTHER
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. TJ’s on Cedar Bar and Grill, 14 East Cedar St., Newington. Half price appetizers and drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m. No charge. (860) 582-8229.

BRISTOL
BRISTOL GOES TO THE MOVIES. ‘The Graduate.’ 7 p.m. Film directed by Mike Nichols with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 request. Refreshments and popcorn will be served.

JULY 10, 24, AUG. 7, 21
BRISTOL
THE BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. 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. On permanent display 100 historic images of the city including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Visitors can win a free copy of the book, “Images of Bristol.” Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017, jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.ct.us

SATURDAY, JULY 11
PLAINVILLE
PLAINVILLE CAMPGROUNDS COTTAGE TOUR. 2 to 5 p.m. Sixteen cottages. Self-guided tour $10 per person. Wristbands and tour booklets available. From dusk to 10 p.m., grounds will be illuminated with hundreds of lights and lanterns. Illumination Night is free and open to the public. Plainville Campground, 320 Camp St., Plainville.

SOUTHINGTON
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Boys Scout 32 will collect. Soda, beer, and water bottles are returnable in Connecticut. Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington in concession stand just beyond the playground.

OTHER
RUN FOR RECOVERY 5K RACE AND KIDS FUN RUN. Benefit for Community Mental Heatlh Affiliates. Register at 7:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. 9 a.m. Music, activities for children and more. Central Connecticut State University Student Center. $25 for adults ($30 day of). $10 for kids. CMHACC.org

JULY 11-AUG. 2
OTHER
ART SHOW, ‘EVOLUTION OF IMMEDIACY.’ Open weekends, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seven artists: Elizabeth Gourlay, Cat Balco, Karen Schifano, Lucy Mink, Susan Post ,Hannah Calcagni, and Kathryn Frund. Ball and Socket Arts, Art Garage, 530 West Main St., Cheshire.

SUNDAY, JULY 12
OTHER
SINGLES BLOCK ISLAND DAY TRIP. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 a.m. meet at 2 Ferry St., New London at the gate for high-speed ferry. Ferry leaves at 8:30 a.m. Return on 4:55 p.m. ferry. Round trip is $45. To reserve a seat, call ferry at (860) 444-4624. (860) 582-8229, (860) 434-6426.

THURSDAY, JULY 16
BRISTOL
BRISTOL GOES TO THE MOVIES. 7 p.m. Bob Adamczyk will relate the history of the movie theaters that once existed in downtown Bristol. He has put together a booklet on the history of these theaters and other venues in the downtown. They will be for sale. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Admission is free to society members. $5 for non-members. Refreshments. BristolHistoricalSociety.org. (860) 583-6309.

‘HISTORY BEYOND THE ORDINARY: SAYING GOODBYE IN VICTORIAN AMERICA.’ 1 p.m. Presented by historian and library board member Tom LaPorte. Multi-media presentation featuring an interesting and sometimes humorous account of how Victorians dealt with the mourning process and its related customs. There will be a second “mystery” program of historical and entertainment interest to follow. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

SATURDAY, JULY 18
PLAINVILLE
GE5K PASTA DINNER AND FAMILY FUN. 5 to 8 p.m. Carnival games, arts and crafts, live music, face painting, open photo booth, door prizes, more. 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville. PetitRoadRace.com

SUNDAY, JULY 19
SOUTHINGTON
BUS TRIP TO SEE NASCAR IN LOUDON, N.H. Leaves Southington American Legion, 66 Main St., Southington at 7 a.m. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Bus ride, race ticket. $90. See bartender to sign up. Bring your own cooler. No refunds. (860) 621-4243.

PLAINVILLE
THE 8TH ANNUAL GE 5K ROAD RACE. 7 to 8:30 a.m., registration. 8:30 a.m., Kid’s Fun Run. 9 a.m., 5K Run/Walk. 10 a.m., raffle. (Pre-registration and pick up on Saturday, July 18, 12 to 4 p.m., 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville.) Plainville. PetitRoadRace.com

OTHER
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Walk along the ocean’s edge. Then go to lunch later. Boardwalk area, Baptist Lane, Niantic. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229, (860) 434-6426.

JULY 23, AUG. 20
OTHER
‘MIDSOMER MURDERS.’ Viewings of the television series. 1 p.m. Served with tea and biscuits. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. FarmingtonLibraries.org

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.

MONDAY, JULY 27
BRISTOL
BRISTOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10:30 a.m., register. Lunch follows. Scramble starts at 12:30 p.m. Dinner awards and raffle follow the 18 holes of golf played. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Interested in entering a foursome or being a sponsor, contact Hank Lodge (860) 583-5342 (soleful@aol.com) or Brian Faller, (860) 490-8486, bmfarrell1@comcast.net

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
OTHER
PAINT NITE. Benefit for Animal Rescue Foundation. 6 p.m., appetizers and drinks. 7 p.m., painting starts. Martino’s Restaurant, Bristol. Tickets are $45 and must be bought on-line. Paintnite.com/pages/events/views/hartfordnewhaven/896860. Seating is limited. ARFCT.org

SATURDAY, AUG. 8
BRISTOL
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS BENEFIT. Dinner, 7 p.m. Band, 9 to 1 p.m. Pasta and meatball dinner. Avenue Groove. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20 donation. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com, Bristol Polish Club, Brooks Oil, 1 Canal St., Plymouth, DAV, 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 940-8116, (860) 324-0206.

SOUTHINGTON
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION. 2 to 6 p.m. Cook out-type buffet, cash bar, soft drinks and coffee included. Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, sausage patties, cole slaw, pasta salad, and chips. Southington Country Club Pavilion, Southington. Advanced payments only up to July 15. Make checks out to SHS Class of 1975, 40th reunion, P.O. Box 582, Plainville CT 06062. Questions, contact (860) 930-5580. For those want to golf before the event, members will be at the golf course at 9:30 a.m. for nine or 18 holes. For reservations, email Norm Rodrigues at norm@springfieldspring.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
SOUTHINGTON
TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE. Held by The Arc of Southington. Tag sale is open to residents, businesses, organizations of Southington, Plantsville, Marion, Milldale and will be held at their individual locations. Listings and maps will be available for $1 the week of the event at locations to be announced. (860) 628-9220, ext. 1000.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
SOUTHINGTON
7TH ANNUAL SOUTHINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA. 7 p.m. to midnight. Come in your favorite sports jersey and enjoy an evening of “Tailgating at the Turf,” with food stations, open bar, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $65 ($75 after Sept. 1). SouthingtonEducationFoundation.org

SEPT. 26-28
BRISTOL
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.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27
OTHER
NEW BRITAIN HOUSE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. 1 to 5 p.m. 55th reunion. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. www.NBHS1960.com

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.

NOV. 17-19
BRISTOL
BUS TRIP TO SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER IN LANCASTER, PENN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Travelers. See “The American Music Theatre” and “The Miracle of Christmas.” Cost is $43 per person twin/ triple, $563 per person single and includes deluxe motorcoach, two nights hotel, two breakfast,s two dinners, two shows, sightseeing and admissions. (860) 589-5597.

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

NOW
PLAINVILLE
150 YEARS ON PLAINVILLE’S CAMPGROUND HILL. Summer display at the Plainville Historic Center. Covers events and activities that took place on campground. Thousands of people took part in the activities there. During the early years of camp meetings, tents were the main shelter. A large one in the middle of the circle of tents was the tabernacle, where most activities took place. Over time, tents were replaced by small, brightly colored Victorian cottages. Today, it is a seasonal residential community. Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577.

NOW thru JULY 31
SOUTHINGTON
ARTIST MARIA MONTANA OF MILLDALE. Exhibit of paintings, “Pot Pourri.” The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org, SouthingtonArtsAndCrafts.com

NOW thru OCT. 3
OTHER
BALL AND SOCKET ARTS PRESENTS ART GARAGE. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features works by Andy Cunningham, Kevin Daly, Bob Gregson, Cynthia Beth Rubin, and Jonathan Waters. 530 West Main St., Cheshire.

NOW thru OCT. 24
OTHER
50 OBJECTS/ 50 STORIES. Exhibit asks, “If an object could define Connecticut, what would it be.” Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. CHS.org

NOW thru SEPT. 6
OTHER
LIQUID SUNDAYS. DJs, celebrity guests, pool party. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20. Foxwoods.com/liquidSundays.aspx

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.miscellaneous

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