SATURDAY, JAN. 7
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. 8 a.m. to noon at Recreation Park, next to the first concession stand just beyond the playground. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 32, which meets at the First Congregational Church in Southington.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. REMEMBRANCE. 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. Speaker is Terold “Terry” D. Miller, M.Ed. Music will be provided by Spirit Joy Children’s Choir of St Thomas Church under the direction of Sister Marie Roccapriore with guitarist Jeff Bingham. Two local middle school students honored for representing the ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All are also invited to the reception which follows the service. Free to attend, but donations will be collected for Southington Bread for Life. More info at (860) 628-8121.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
12TH ANNUAL SLOPER PLUNGE. 1 p.m., at YMCA Camp Sloper. Proceeds benefit local youth with camp scholarships. Pledge on-line (Southington-cheshireymca.org/ onlineedge/fundraising.html) or with jumpers (plungers donate at least $100 per plunge). Contact: Mark Pooler, (860) 426-9508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW THRU JAN. 31
CHRISTMAS TEE PICKUP AND RECYCLING. Annual fundraiser for the Southington Land Trust. Plan ahead. Officials will pickup and recycle your Christmas tree after the holiday season. Trees will be turned into wood chips to be used at YMCA Camp Sloper. Cost is $15. Proceeds benefit the trust. More info at www.southingtonlandtrust.org or at (860) 690-2484.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
NOTTE D’AMORE (NIGHT OF LOVE): CHOCOLATE AND WINE. 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf, Mulberry St., Plantsville. Sponsored by Southington UNICO. Wine and chocolate tasting, full sit down, four- course surf and turf dinner, open bar, live music and raffles. Tickets: call Mark Mongillo, (860) 919-8374.
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 email@example.com.
DONATIONS OF USED PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES. The Rotary Club of Southington is collecting new and gently used Apple products to benefit the Music and Memory project for people with memory loss. Call Robin Morrell at (860) 302-7563 or RobinMorrell@msn.com.