SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. Sponsored by Boy Scouts from the Sleeping Giant District. Proceeds benefit Bread for Life soup kitchen and Southington Community Services food pantry.
THANKSGIVING PIE SALE. Fundraiser for Southington Care Center’s Sunshine Club. Orders must be received by Nov. 15 for 10-inch pies (apple, caramel apple nut, blueberry, fruits of the forest, pecan, pumpkin). Cost is $10. Pies can be picked up at Southington Care Center on Monday, Nov. 21. More info, call (860) 621-9559.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16
FESTIVAL OF TREES AND TRADITIONS. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry St. Sponsored by United Way of Southington. Dozens of trees and other holiday items will be featured along with hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, wine raffle and a unique elves workshop. Cost is $15 ($10 for seniors 55 and over). Donations accepted. Call Barb McKay at (860) 628-0700 or United Way at (860) 628-4565.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17
KELLEY SCHOOL SHOPPING NIGHT. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Urbin T. Kelley School, 901 Ridgewood Rd. Admission is $2.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
CHAMBER TOWN GUIDE COVER CONTEST. Contest for Southignton students ages 12 to 18 may provide entries for a cover design for the chamber’s 2016 Community Guide. Contact: (860) 628-8036 or visit the chamber office at One Factory Square.
FRIDAY, NOV. 26
STUFF MY MOM’S SUV FOR CCMC. 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. AT 2223 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. 7th annual toy drive to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Donations accepted for new, unwrapped toys. Sponsored by Reilley Walden, a 10th grade student at Southington High School.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1
TRIP TO WILLIAMSTOWN. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. Visit the Williams Inn for a day filled with merriment and a Christmas Feast. Entertainment by Miss B. Haven Cabaret Troupe. Then, a visit to Bright Nights light display in Springfield. Cost is $115 per person. Call Bev Tooley, (860) 621-3024.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
WHITE CHRISTMAS IN THE COMMUNITY. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Southington, downtown Plantsville, and the rails-to-trails park. Event is coordinated by the Merchants of Downtown Southington and the Village of Plantsville Association. Free transportation will be provided for travel between events. An array of activities and programs at both venues and combined events, such as hay rides along the Linear Trail, a trolley running up and down Main Street and a family Christmas ornament craft station at both locations. Sponsorships start at $100. More info, call Dawn Miceli, (860) 681-8006 or Rob Flood, (860) 609-4620.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8
BUS TRIP TO FOXWOODS CASINO. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. Includes buffet. Entertainment by Barbara & Frank’s Holiday Show. Cost is $79. Call Bev Tooley, (860) 621-3024.
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 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 17.
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.