Miscellaneous listings for the Aug. 26 edition

miscellaneousFRIDAY, AUG. 26

BRISTOL/SOUTHINGTON

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

SOUTHINGTON

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

MULBERRY GARDENS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Light refreshments will be served. More info, call (860) 276-1020.

SUNDAY, AUG. 28

SOUTHINGTON

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

SOUTHINGTON

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. 4

SOUTHINGTON

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS. 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St. All are welcome to bring pets, photos or stuffed animals.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

SOUTHINGTON

GIANT TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Rain or shine.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

SOUTHINGTON

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.

BEGINNING SEPT. 12

SOUTHINGTON

FREE ITALIAN LESSONS. Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (beginners) or Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (intermediate), at Sons of Italy Club, 139 Center St. Classes are free but students will need to purchase a book. To register, call John Albini email rangerguy999@yahoo.com or call (203) 272-7822.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

SOUTHINGTON

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

SOUTHINGTON

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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

SOUTHINGTON/BRISTOL

  1. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. 7 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol. Tour the school, meet the faculty and staff. More info, call Admissions Director Matthew Crowley, (860) 584-0911, ext. 34 or mcrowley@spchs.com. Register online at www.spchs.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

ESSEX TRAIN AND RIVERBOAT TRIP. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Southington. Cost is $91 per person. Lunch at the Griswold Inn and an excursion on the Valley Railroad Steam Train with a one-hour riverboat tour. Lunch has a choice of pan-seared chicken breast or top sirloin cmplete with trimmings. Call (860) 621-3024.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1981. Contact Kathy Cavanaugh Rickard at Kathy@compumail.net.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

SOUTHINGTON

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 rozzel@icloud.com, or Kim Lebrun Altieri at (860) 490-4407 or altierikim@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

SOUTHINGTON/BRISTOL

  1. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol. Tour the school, meet the faculty and staff. More info, call Admissions Director Matthew Crowley, (860) 584-0911, ext. 34 or mcrowley@spchs.com. Register online at www.spchs.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

SOUTHINGTON/BRISTOL

  1. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol. Tour the school, meet the faculty and staff. More info, call Admissions Director Matthew Crowley, (860) 584-0911, ext. 34 or mcrowley@spchs.com. Register online at www.spchs.com.

NOW thru OCT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET. Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the town green.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

SOUTHINGTON

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

SOUTHINGTON

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 lynn.damboise@snet.net.

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

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. 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 support@kiltonicpost72.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 vgnsstaff@gmail.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 pcns1955@gmail.com.

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