ART EXHIBIT BY JOHN LANZL OF PLANTSVILLE. “An Expression of Form and Color.” The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER ECUMENICAL SERVICE. Soup and sandwich lunch at noon. Service at 1 p.m. at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. Written by the Women of Cuba and sponsored by Southington Church Women United. For info, call Nancy, (860) 276-0578.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
25th ANNUAL LIONS CLUB ‘EVERYTHING GOES’ CHARITY AUCTION. 6:15 p.m. doors open and wine tasting. Raffle starts at 7:15. Cost is $5, and includes entry into the drawing for the grand door prize, a 32-inch LED HDTV, plus several bonus door prizes. Auction includes tickets to a Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park, YMCA family memberships, a number of household items, dining packages, theater tickets, entertainment packages, YMCA and Camp Sloper certificates, paintings, home decorator items, carpeting, professional services, automotive services, the “instant auction raffle,” and the “mystery treasure chest.” Proceeds benefit Southington Lions Club Eye Research and community services projects. For more info, call Bruce Vagts at (860) 628-4861.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION BRAIN BALL. 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s AssociationConnecticut, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington. The event will feature interactive exhibits, an enchanted shoe drawing, small plate selections, dancing, an extensive live and silent auction and a program with master of ceremony Renee DiNino from iHeartMedia Communities. Cost is $175 per ticket with sponsorships available. Tickets are currently available for purchase online at alz.org/ct or via phone at (860) 828.2828.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO ESCAPE ALIVE. 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Southington High School. A free self-defense class for Southington women and girls 15 and over. This program is a partnership between Jane Doe No More and East Coast Training Systems and is being sponsored by five local organizations. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your place. Contact Southington Youth Services at (860) 276-6281 or at youthservices@ southington.org
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
UNITED WAY ANNUAL MEETING. 6 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. The United Way of Southington will honor three Southington heroes at their annual meeting. Cost is $75 per person ($700 per table) and includes includes beer and wine and a special dinner. The theme is Spring Break: palm trees, island music, special drinks, and limbo. A silent and live auction will highlight the event. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Southington. For more info or tickets, call (860) 628-4565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
LOVE OUR HEROES SPRING FLING. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Tickets cost $30 per person, and includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, cash bar, raffles. For tickets or info contact Sherri Valentin, (860) 655-7210 or at email@example.com.
SOUTHINGTON YOUTH SUMMER THEATER JUNIOR REGISTRATION. 10 a.m. to noon in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria. Open to Southington residents, entering grades 3-6. Copy of a recent report card is needed to verify residence and grade level. Program runs on Mondays and Fridays, from June 27 to July 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Southington High School with a performance on July 8. More info can be found at http://bit.ly/SYST2016. Contact: Lisa Carroll, program coordinator, at sysummertheater@ gmail.com.
‘ON YOUR OWN’ PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. Time TBA. Bus leaves from commuter lot in Cheshire. Fee: $64 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
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 for 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. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org
NOW thru FEB. 29
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
NOW thru MARCH 2
BALLROOM, LATIN, AND SWING DANCE LESSONS REGISTRATION. Classes on Wednesdays, March 2 to May 25, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Plantsville Elementary School cafeteria, 70 Church St. Cost is $50 per couple. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. Contact the Parks & Rec. office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and online registration available at www.southington.org/ballroom.
NOW thru MARCH 9
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES (BEGINNERS). Registration is underway. Classes on Wednesdays, March 9 to April 20, 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros, and dogs must be at least 3 montsh old by the first class. Dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations. Cost is $105 per dog. Payment must be made in full before the first class. More info and forms available at www.southington.org/DogObedience.
NOW thru MARCH 10
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES (INTERMEDIATE). Registration is underway. Classes on Thursdays, March 10 to April 21, 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros, and dogs must be at least 3 montsh old by the first class. Dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations. Cost is $105 per dog. Payment must be made in full before the first class. More info and forms available at www.southington.org/DogObedience.
PIEROGI SALE. Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., Plantsville,will be selling pierogi. Cost is $10 per dozen. Choices are Cheese, Sauerkraut, Sweet Cabbage, and Potato. Place your Easter order by March 10 by calling (860) 628-3690.
NOW thru MARCH 12
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Mondays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Library Book Store. Most paperback books are regularly priced at $0.50 and hard cover books regularly priced at $1 throughout the bookstore, but will be available at half price.
NOW thru APRIL 1
SOUTHINGTON YOUTH SUMMER THEATER FOOTLIGHTS REGISTRATION. Registration will begin on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to Southington students entering grades 7 and 8 (Grade 6 students may audition). Auditions will be held in mid-June with rehearsals Mondays through Fridays beginning on June 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Footlights will be performing the musical “Mulan Jr.” on July 15 and July 16 at Southington High School. More info can be found at http://bit.ly/SYST2016. Contact: Lisa Carroll, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHINGTON YOUTH SUMMER THEATER SPOTLIGHTS REGISTRATION. Registration will begin on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to Southington students entering grades 9-12. Auditions will be held on April 1 and April 3 in the Town Hall Council Chambers with rehearsals Mondays through Fridays beginning on June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spotlights will be performing the musical “Beauty and the Beast” on July 22 and July 23 at Southington High School. More info can be found at http://bit.ly/SYST2016. Contact: Lisa Carroll, program coordinator, at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
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.
PERSONALIZED PAVERS FUNDRAISER. The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 is replacing the sidewalk in front of the post at 64 Main St. Cost is $50 to inscribe a personal message to a loved one or dates of service for a veteran in your family on a paver for the walkway. Download a form at http://kiltonicpost72.org/ Forms/PaverOnlineStatic.pdf or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org