SUNDAY, NOV. 16
PET PARTNER EVALUATION TESTS. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For people interesting in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, PetPartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave, Southington. (960) 681-9244, Lisadeangelo@sbcglobal.net
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 1 to 6 p.m. Bristol Elks Lodge, 126 South St., Bristol.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: MAINTAINING A POSITIVE IMAGE DESPITE ILLNESS. 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Aimed at women to help them feel great about themselves despite illness. Psychologist and wardrobe and image consultant on hand. Lecture Room 2, Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St., New Britain. Register. 1-800-321-6244.
FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. By appointment. Provided by licensed physical therapists. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. (860) 378-1234. Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 229-3707.