Southington Miscellaneous listings for the Jan. 29 edition

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SATURDAY, JAN. 30

SOUTHINGTON

MILITARY APPRECIATION DINNER. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. (Snow date is Jan.30). Free to military members and veterans. Cost is $5 for immediate family members and $10 for all other guests. Buffet dinner includes sliced roast pork and gravy, chicken crunch, baked pasta, roasted potatoes, vegetable medley, caesar salad, rolls and butter, and dessert. Open to the public. For more info or tickets, call Denise Johnson at (860)707-6838.

FEB. 1-29

SOUTHINGTON

PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com

TUESDAY, FEB. 2

SOUTHINGTON

ZUMBA FUNDRAISER FOR PLANTING PENCILS. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Presented by Kennedy Middle School and Zing Fit Zumba. All of the proceeds will benefit Planting Pencils (www.plantingpencils. org).

THURSDAY, FEB. 4

SOUTHINGTON

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Southington Youth Services Department, 196 North Main St. This class is for Southington youth residents over 12 years of age, and is limited to 16 slots. Both sessions must be attended to obtain the certification. Cost is $45 and is made payable to the Town of Southington. Credit/debit card payments and online payments are accepted. Call (860) 276-6281 to register.

SATURDAY, FEB. 6

SOUTHINGTON

13TH ANNUAL VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Held by the American Legion Auxiliary. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade chocolate candy, bake sale, handmade flower arrangements, theme basket raffles, Valentine gifts for everyone. Enjoy lunch, gourmet desserts, and beverages in the café. Legion Post Home, Main Street, Southington.

SATURDAY, FEB. 13

SOUTHINGTON

MOVIE NIGHT AT FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH. 6:30 p.m. at 243 Laning St. Faith Baptist Church will present the 2015 movie, “War Room.” The 2015 movie, starring Alena Pitts, T.C. Stallings, Priscilla Shirer, and Karen Abercrombie, focuses on a family that struggles under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when they meet a new client, Miss Clara (Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer. There is no charge, and all are welcome.

SUNDAY, FEB. 14

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Cost is $44 pp. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 5-hour stay at the casino (afternoon departure time); $15 food voucher; $20 free slot play.

SATURDAY, FEB. 20

SOUTHINGTON

ARC OF SOUTHINGTON DINNER DANCE. 6 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The evening consists of hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner with meal selections, open bar, dancing, raffles, and silent auction items. Cost is $80 per person. Contact the Arc office at (860) 628-9220, ext. 100.

MARCH 15-17

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO ATLANTIC CITY. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Cost is $294/pp single; $224/pp double; $214/pp triple-quad. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Resorts Casino Hotel; Casino Bonus Package: $25 slot play and 2 buffet coupons; all baggage, taxes & service charges. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

MARCH 15-17

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC ‘ON YOUR OWN’ BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $64 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; leisure time for shopping, dining and sightseeing (maps and restaurant suggestions will be provided). Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

SOUTHINGTON

‘ON YOUR OWN’ PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $64 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

SOUTHINGTON

THE 15TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Social hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event whose proceeds support grants fro programs that make it possible for women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth Southington, and Wolcott improve the conditions and opportunities in their lives. Guest is Kara Sundlun of WFSB. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org

NOW thru JAN. 31

SOUTHINGTON

DIANE BARILE ART EXHIBIT. Acrylics. The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org

NOW thru JAN. 31

OTHER

SOUTHINGTON ARTIST JANE M. WHITE EXHIBITS. The Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. (860) 395-3184.

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. jusgotta@megahits.com

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.

VILLAGE GREEN NURSERY SCHOOL. Currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year at 37 Main St. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the option for an extended day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to schedule a tour, contact Nan Sheridan at (860) 628-6958 or vgnsstaff@gmail.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO 9/11 MEMORIAL AND ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $120 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; admission to One World Observatory, the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Museum. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

MAY 28-30

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO BAR HARBOR AND ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $744/pp single; $544/pp double; $524/pp triple-quad; $354/child sharing w/2 adults. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge in Bar Harbor; 2 deluxe continental breakfasts; 2 dinners; admission to the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland; guided tour of Acadia National Park; carriage ride along Acadia National Park carriage roads; narrated nature cruise in Bar Harbor; leisure time in Bar Harbor, Camden Village and Freeport Village; all baggage, taxes & service charges. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

JUNE 14-16

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO CAPE MAY, N.J. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $662/pp single; $530/pp double; $494/pp triple-quad. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Marquis de Lafayette hotel; 2 buffet breakfasts; tea luncheon at the Carriage House; 1 dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant; 1 dinner & show at Elaine’s Dinner Theatre; morning boat cruise around Cape May Point; guided and narrated Physick Estate and Trolley Tour; leisure time at Washington Mall; visit to Cape May Point and Sunset Beach; tour and wine tasting at Natali Vineyards; all baggage, taxes & service charges. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

SOUTHINGTON

‘ON YOUR OWN’ PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $64 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, JULY 9

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $108 per person with Island Tour; $95 per person without Island Tour. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; round-trip Steamship Authority from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs; island tour with a local guide (optional); leisure time for shopping & dining.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $84 per person ages 18 & over; $74 per child ages 17 & under. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; round-trip Statue Cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; audio tour for both Liberty Island and Ellis Island; leisure time at Times Square. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, AUG. 13

SOUTHINGTON

PLYMOUTH WHALE WATCH. Sponsored by Southington Parks & Red. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $94 per person ages 13 & over; $84 per child ages 12 & under. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; whale watch on board Captain John Boats departing from Town Wharf in Plymouth; visit to Plymouth Rock. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO HAMPTON BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $82 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation to the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SEPT. 23-25

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $632/pp single; $528/pp double; $518/pp triple-quad; $304/child sharing w/2 adults. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Radisson Hotel Fallsview; 2 full American breakfasts at the hotel; 1 buffet dinner at the Fallsview Restaurant; tour of Niagara Falls; “Maid of the Mist” boat ride; tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake; all baggage, taxes & service charges. *Passports are required. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

SOUTHINGTON

VERMONT FALL FOLIAGE BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $132 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; ride on the Green Mountain Railroad through Chester and Ludlow; visit to the Vermont Country Store; dinner at the New England House (meal choices: pot roast, roast turkey or herb crusted whitefish). Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SOUTHINGTON

JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR AT ROGER WILLIAMS ZOO BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $118 per person ages 13 & over; $99 per child ages 3-12. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; admission to the Roger Williams Park Zoo; admission to the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular; Harvest Buffet dinner at the Zoo; leisure time at Federal Hill for shopping and sightseeing. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

SOUTHINGTON

SALEM ‘HAUNTED HAPPENINGS’ BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $78/pp – Witch Museum; $82/pp – Cry Innocent; $92/pp – Both Attractions. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; admission to one or both of the following attractions: The Salem Witch Museum; and/or “Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop” at Salem’s Old Town Hall; leisure time to enjoy the “Haunted Happenings” around Salem (maps, restaurant suggestions & event schedules will be provided). Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

OCT. 31-NOV. 1

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY IN PHILADELPHIA. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $414/pp single; $334/pp double; $324/pp triple-quad; $264/child sharing w/2 adults. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 1 night hotel stay (location TBD); “Terror Behind the Walls” tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary; Ride the Ducks in Philadelphia; lunch at the Hard Rock Café. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

THURSDAY, NOV. 24

SOUTHINGTON

MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $66 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO CHRISTMAS SHOW AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: TBD (Prices to be announced in June 2016.) Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; ticket to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; leisure time for shopping, dining and sightseeing. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

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