REDMAN CONVENTION. 4 p.m. opening ceremony on Friday at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury, followed by the memorial service, the Past Great Sachems Association meeting, and the hospitality room. Session re-convenes on Saturday at 9 a.m. with lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. and happy hour at 5 p.m., followed by the banquet and entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Members contact Chairman David L. Perlot, (860) 628-0831.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
PLANT AND CRAFT SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Proceeds benefit Orchard Valley Garden Club. A large variety of plants will be available grown by members as well as raffles, baked goods and crafts. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOUCH A TRUCK. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. The Southington Conservation Commission will be handing out free seedlings while supplies last. Tickets are $3 for kids ($1 adults). Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and Southington Parks and Recreation. Rain date is May 15.
FRIENDS OF THE SOUTHINGTON LIBRARY BOOKSTORE OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the library, 255 Main St. Celebrate the store’s 20th anniversary with a free drawing for book-themed gift baskets and demonstrations on how to make things out of old books. Scrapbooks depicting the store’s history and half-price books. Light refreshments will be served.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
UNICO GOLD MEDAL AWARD CEREMONY. 6 p.m. at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. This year’s honoree is Sister Marie Rose Roccapriore, M.P.F. Tickets available at Verizon Simply Wireless in the Shop Rite Plaza; Fasulo and Albini CPAs, West Main Street, Plantsville; Town Hall, in Deputy Town Manager Mark Sciota’s office; and at the St. Thomas Rectory on Bristol Street.
SUNDAY, MAY 22
123RD SOUTHINGTON REDMEN ANNIVERSARY. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Nucchi’s Restaurant in Forestville. Cost is $25 per person for members ($40 per person for guests). RSVP by April 1. Make checks payable to Wonx Tribe #28 IORM and send to Al DePaolo, 376 Pond View Dr. Southington, CT 06489 Contact Larry DePaolo at (860) 628-2265 or Gene Meccariello (860) 628 7535 for more info.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
WHEN I’M IN CHARGE. 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Southington Youth Services office, 196 North Main St. The course is intended for youth who are in grades 4-6 and is focused on how to keep safe when they are left at home on their own. It is taught by Red Cross certified instructor, Terri Benoit. There is a small fee. To register, call Youth Services, (860) 276-6281.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966. At Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. Contact: Barbara Nardi Alfano, (860) 276-0497, or Betty Ann Cantito Goulet, (860) 589-4574, or Paul Doty, (860) 919-3358.
NOW thru MAY 27
ART SHOW. Cathy Michanczyk of Plantsville is one of two artists that will be presenting their collection of oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor paintings in a show entitled “Captured Moments” at the Spear Community Gallery at Stanley-Whitman House, High Street, Farmington. A reception for the artists scheduled for Sunday, May 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call (860) 677-9222 or www.stanleywhitman.org.
NOW thru MAY 31
THOMAS MAYER AT THE ORCHARDS. Thomas Mayer of Southington is the May artist of the month at The Orchards of Southington. Day and evening viewing hours. Contact: (860) 628-5656 or visit www.southingtonartsandcrafts.com or www.southingtonorchards.org
FLOCK A FRIEND. Boys Scout Troop 45 is holding their annual fundraiser. Send a flock of plastic flamingos to your neighbors or friends. Donation is $20. Order forms available at www.troop45.net. Contact: (860) 680-9927 or email@example.com.
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. 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. Nan Sheridan at (860) 628-6958 or email@example.com
PLANTSVILLE COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL. Open to 3-year-olds, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or 4-year-olds, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with optional 4 days. (860) 628-8878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.