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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Jean (Wolak) Amenta at email@example.com.
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985. 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Hawk’s Landing, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $65, includes buffet, open bar, DJ. Prior to event, Reunion Golf Event. Special rates for 1985 alumni. Gina Cianci, (860) 919-9163, firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Polak, (860) 329-9114, email@example.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 18
3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK FOR BOB GARRY. 10 a.m. at the Southington Rails-to-Trails at the intersection of Mill St. Fundraiser for SHS Cares, a program in which families help other families in need. Registration is $15 ($7 for children) and includes a T-shirt, water, and lunch to follow the walk. To register or donate, contact Jackie, (860) 877-3402 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ali, (860) 877-3402 or email@example.com, or visit m.supportlocalstuff.com/event/memorialwalkforbobgarry2015
TUESDAY, OCT. 20
DINNER WITH THE DOC. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Dr. Brett Volpe and Southington Care Center physical therapists discuss therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This free program will examine the benefits of prehab, aquatic therapy and other outpatient options in the management of COPD. Complimentary dinner will be served. Spaces are limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call 860-545-1888.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HAM AND MAC AND CHEESE DINNER. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., Plantsville. Meal includes ham, mac and cheese, veggie, salad, bread and butter, and dessert. Cost is $10. To reserve tickets, contact (860) 628-0736.
POLISH FALCON NEST CHILI COOK OFF FUNDRAISER. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Polish Falcon Nest, 33 Knowles Ave., Plantsville. Featuring music from Shaka and the Soul Shakers. Cost is $15 per person ($5 to enter your chili into the contest). Cash prizes, music, and food (chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, keg beer, raffles, and bake sale. Proceeds benefit three annual $1,500 scholarships. For more info, call (860) 965-6583.
DANIELA’S RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. The Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of a local girl, 4-year old Daniela Ciriello, who requires blood transfusions every three weeks in order to live. For more info on blood donations, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
MUSIC OF THE KNIGHT. 3 p.m. at Fontana Field. The 23rd annual competition will feature 24 bands from Connecticut and Massachusetts. Tickets are available at the door the day of the event. General Admission is $10. For more information, visit the Blue Knights Marching Band website at www.shsmarchingband.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/shsbands or contact the SHS music department at (860) 628-3229 ext. 250.
SUNDAY, OCT. 25
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST. 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All-you-can-eat breakfast to support the Knights of Columbus. Tickets available at the door that day.
SATURDAY, NOV. 14
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH HOLIDAY FAIR. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St. Free admission. Over 35 crafters, along with free door prizes, bake sale and refreshments. Limited number of tables are still available. Contact Carol Paradis at (860) 384-4024 or carolp200@ gmail.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 21
FIFTH ANNUAL KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Kennedy Middle School, Southington. $1 admission includes free drawing ticket. A few non-jewelry spaces are available. Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWO DAY TRIP TO PENNSYLVANIA TO SEE THE ‘MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS.’ 7 a.m., bus will depart on Friday. Other activities include an Amish meal at an Amish home, a visit to the National Christmas Center, and time for shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village. Early reservations recommended. (860) 621-3024, (860) 770-1557.
SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE. Mondays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. Come meet the new director, Christopher Hartel. All voice parts are welcome to join. The concert will be on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.
NOW thru OCT. 30
ART EXHIBIT OF NECIA BALASAYGUN OF BRISTOL. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 621-4424.
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Southington High School. Openings available for 3, 4, and 5 year old children.Cost is $45 per semester. Call Erin Proctor, (860) 628-3229, ext. 345 or email at eproctor@ southingtonschools.org.