FRIDAY, MAY 30
FRANCES MAYES, WINE TASTING BOTTLE SIGNING FOR TUSCAN SUN WINES. 3 to 5 p.m. World Wide Spirits and Liquors, 480 Queen St., Southington. TuscanSunWines.com
SATURDAY, MAY 31
1ST ANNUAL BLOOMFIELD GRUB CRAWL KICK OFF EVENT. 1 to 5 p.m. Food, beer, live music. With the Kris Jenson/ Jaimoe and Friends Band. BloomfieldTown Green, Bloomfield. Advance tickets, $25. Day of event, $30. Children, $15. Rain date June 1.
PASTA DINNER TO BENEFIT BELLA HAMELIN. 4 to 7 p.m. Hamelin is an eighth grade student who will be a People to People Student Ambassador to Japan in July. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. $10 for adults. $5 for ages 6 to 12. Ages 5 and under are free. Tickets available at Nauti-Cuts Hair Salon, Route 6, Bristol, (860) 583-9864, or from Tracy Carlson, (860) 620-4166. Tickets available at the door as well.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1
FUND RAISER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE. 1 to 5 p.m. at Dunphy’s Ice Cream, Stafford Avenue, Bristol. Fund raisers for Relay for Life by Team St. Gregory to benefit American Cancer Society.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1
FLAPJACK FUND RAISER BREAKFAST. Held by the Giving Back Girls of Southington. 8 to 10 a.m. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4
COOKING CLASS: A TUSCAN SUMMER. 6:30 p.m. Tuscany is not just about the sun and sea. Many of the dishes recognized as traditional Tuscan foods are eaten in the summer months, when local fruits and vegetables are in season and plentiful. Prepare some summer Tuscan staples, discuss fundamentals of Tuscan cuisine, and how the foods and their preparation in this region differs from the rest of the Italian mainland. Dinner menu is Rossini (strawberry and Prosecco cocktail), Fiori di Zucca fritti (fried zucchini blossoms), panzanella (tomato and bread salad), Pollo al Mattone (chicken under a brick), Sorbetto al Limone (lemon sorbet). Martino’s Italian Market and Café, 948 Terryville Ave., Bristol. $60. Registration required. Limited to 12 people. (860) 583-3585. MartinosMarket.com
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shortcakes will be served at PlainvilleUnitedMethodistChurch. Delivery provided for orders of 10 or more. Plainville United MethodistChurch, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. Orders can be delivered to businesses and organizations. (860) 747-2328, (860) 793-9590.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
CHICKEN MARSALA DINNER. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Salad, entrée, potato, vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert and beverages. HollyTrinityChurch, 200 Summer St., Plantsville. Reservations. (860) 628-0736. Tickets at the door.