Weekend Best Bets

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:00
Written by Christopher Fortier

Staff Writer

Here’s a roundup of events taking place in and around New Britain:

SOUTHINGTON - A group of local musicians will perform tonight to benefit the Southington Community Cultural Arts organization and the New Britain-based Prudence Crandall Center.

Twelve local women, solo artists and duos, will play to support the nonprofit arts group and the Crandall Center, which helps women and children who have been the victim of domestic violence.

The program, “Women in Song,” runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.southingtonarts.org .

SoCCA is located at 93 Main St., the George M. Gura Building, in downtown Southington. For more information, call 860-276-1581.

NEW BRITAIN - Klingberg Family Centers will host “Cars & Coffee” as part of its Vintage Motorcar Series Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.

Organizers said these gatherings in the spring and fall provide a festival-like experience focused on meeting others with a shared interest in automobiles.

An auto restoration program is open at each “Cars & Coffee” event. The Klingberg History Museum will also be open.

The annual Klingberg Motorcar Festival will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 17. The festival and the “Cars & Coffee” programs take place at the Klingberg offices, 370 Linwood St.

For more information, call Mark Johnson at 860-832-5526.

NEW BRITAIN - A comedy show to benefit the after-school programs of the YWCA New Britain will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St.

Organized by Grace Church in partnership with the theater, the evening will feature James Lawson, Antoine Scott and Micah “Bamm Bamm” White. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 860-803-3977 or by visiting trinityonmain.org.


KENSINGTON - The New Britain Youth Museum’s Hungerford Park will celebrate its wildlife babies from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday with a “baby shower” in support of its care of wild animals.

The park, located at 191 Farmington Ave. in Kensington, takes care of over 200 wild animals each year. The event, for those ages 14 and older, will include information on how to volunteer to help injured or orphaned wildlife.

Admission is free, though attendees are asked to donate items including paper towels, toilet paper, liquid dish soap, the cage cleaner known as Poop Off, small shallow ceramic dishes, monetary donations in any amount or gift cards to stores such as Stop & Shop, LLL Reptiles, Amazon, Petco and Petsmart.

Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, or for more information, call the museum at 860-827-9064.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, on Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:00. Updated: Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:02.