EXERCISE BASICS. 11 a.m. to noon at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Mark Colello, exercise physiologist, will lead the free event sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Basics, tips and guidelines for proper exercise techniques. RSVP at (860) 621-9559.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21
COMMUNITY-WIDE SUMMER PICNIC. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Recreation Park. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and learn more about the community. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 276-9113.
PILGRIMMAGE TO A MASS AND HEALING SERVICE. Bus departs at 9a .m. from the commuter parking lot in plantsville. Bus pilgrimage to a mass and healingservice with Fr. Ralph DiOrio at Maironis Park in Shrewsbury, Mass. More info at www.rdohealingministry.org. Cost is $50 adults ($40 children), payable to Knights of Columbus, 26 Riverside Court, Southington, CT 06489. Contact: Richard Pillar at (860) 334-0005.
POKER BIKE RUN. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at Wolcott American Legion, 1253 Wolcott Road, Wolcott. Motorcycle ride followed by food, beverages and musical entertainment. Benefits the Ecuador Foundation Fund of First Congregational Church of Southington. $20 for riders/passengers/non-riders. Children under 10 are free. Visit FCCSouthington.org or call (860) 970-3663.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25
BUS TRIP TO LOG CABIN IN HOLYOKE. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Southington 581 Meriden Ave. Buffet includes chowder, lobster, BBQ ribs, chicken and more, followed by a tribute to the music of Patsy Cline. Call Bev Tooley, (860) 621-3024.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26
CROCODILE CLUB. Noon, social hour. 1 p.m., lamb dinner. 1 to 2 p.m., speechifying galore. Held by the New England Carousel Museum. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol. $40. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org
SATURDAY, AUG. 27
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ANNUAL TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. Toys, furniture, kitchen items, tools, books, electronics. Something for everyone. More info at FCCSouthington.org or (860) 628-6958.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST AT ROGERS ORCHARDS. 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Rogers Orchards, Longbottom Rd. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, doughnuts, cider, juice and coffee. Cost is $10 (5 for children under 12). Proceeds benefit Bread for Life. Tickets available at Rogers Orchards, at Bread for Life, or at the door. More info: (860) 276-8389 or www.southingtonbreadforlife.com
SUNDAY, AUG. 28
BBQ PICNIC FUNDRAISER FOR HIGH HOPES HOME FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED INDIVIDUALS. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Polish Falcon’s Nest, 33 Knowles Ave., Plantsville. Sponsored by Falcons Club. $20 donation gets you BBQ pulled port sandwiches with coleslaw, grilled BBQ and terryaki glazed chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, corn bread, potato salad, and pasta salad. Keg beer and DJ music. Proceeds will be used by Renegade Pigs Motocycle Club of Meriden to fulfill Christmas wish lists.
5TH ANNUAL ‘REV UP FOR A CURE’ CLASSIC CAR AND ALL AMERICAN MUSCLE SHOW. (Rescheduled from Aug. 14) Produced by All-American Productions presented by 2016 Team “Wings of Hope” and Katie and Mike Dragon. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, Aug. 28). $10 fee for show cars. All years welcome. No tuners. No charge for spectators, however donations will be appreciated. Raffles, awards, DJ, 50/50 drawing, vendors, more. Food and drinks for purchase. Benefits cancer research. Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Rd., Plantsville.
NOW thru AUG. 31
P.R. BAILEY (ABBE) OF PLAINVILLE AND RAY FECTEAU ART EXHIBIT. Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room on the second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
RALLY DAY WORSHIP. 11 a.m. at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St. The First Congregational Church will hold worship with a picnic immediately following. Main course and beverages will be provided. Bring a side-dish, salad, or dessert to share. All are invited. More info at FCCSouthington.org or (860) 628-6958.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
HOLOCAUST TORAH DEDICATION CEREMONY. 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church meeting hall, 37 Main St. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation are guardians and restorers of a saved Holocaust Torah which dates from the 17th century. More info at www.gsjc.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
TOWN WIDE TAG SALE. Rain date is Sept. 25. The tag sale is open to residents, businesses, and organizations of Southington, Milldale, Marion, and Plantsville, and will be held at their individual locations. Cost to participate is $15. An ad for the town-wide map cost $20. Plan your route in advance with a map ($1), available at The Arc of Southington office, Stop & Shop, or Tops Supermarket from Sept. 17-Sept. 23. Proceeds benefit Art of Southington. Contact: (860) 628-9220, ext. 100.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1981. Contact Kathy Cavanaugh Rickard at Kathy@compumail.net.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976. 40 year reunion at Hawks Landing CC. Cost is $75 per person, includes dinner, beer, wine. Contact: Rosalyn Boy Fahey at (203) 921-8087 or email@example.com, or Kim Lebrun Altieri at (860) 490-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW thru OCT. 30
FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET. Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the town green.
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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
6TH ANNUAL KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School, 1071 South Main St. Over 50 vendors will be showcasing their crafts. Items include purses, jewelry, clothing, chocolates, sports items, kids items, florals, healthy living items, holiday items, pampering products, personalized items, and more. Admission is $1. Questions or sponsorships, contact email@example.com.
BULKY WASTE TRANSFER STATION HOURS. The bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be open for the following dates and times: from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 20, 27; Sept. 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 9; and Dec. 3, 17.
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES HAS YOUNG WORKERS. The Youth Employment Service of Southington Youth Services has a willing and interested crop of young people 14-16 ready and raring to go for all your summer yard care, house cleaning, and babysitting needs. Call (860) 276-6281.
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.