COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – DISABILITY AND FAITH COMMUNITIES. 5:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. All are welcome. Potluck supper followed by discussion led by Gabrielle M.W. Bychowski, a doctoral candidate at George Washington University, author of “Mad for Margery: Disability and the Imago Dei in the Book of Margery Kemp.” The event will include community discussion about experiences of faith and embodiment, working towards a more accessible faith community. A free-will offering will be accepted. More info at FCCSouthington.org. RSVP at (860) 628-6958.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
FREE PAMPERED CHEF DEMO. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. A night of cooking hosted by the Southington Emblem Club No. 527. Pampered Chef demonstration p;roceeds will benefit their community service fund. For questions, call Sherlee, (860) 276-9380.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
SEF FAMILY DAY AT CRYSTAL BEES. Noon to 5 p.m. at Crystal Bees, 240 Spring St. Proceeds benefit the Southington Education Foundation Tickets are $54 per family ($12 per person) and includes up to one hour of bowling, shoe rental, $5 arcade card (for family tickets). Event will have a silent auction with donations from each school’s PTO and a 50/50 raffle. More info at southingtoneducationfoundation.org/familyday or contact Gail Duffy, email@example.com or Michelle LeBrun-Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW THRU MARCH 17
CERT TRAINING REGISTRATION. Through March 17 at the Southington Fire Headquarters, 310 N. Main St. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, April 5 thru May 24, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Applications are available on the Town of Southington website at www.southington.org (forms and services tab) or at SFD headquarters. CERT is a program that trains residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue team organization, and disaster medical operations. All CERT members will receive the necessary supplies, equipment, and uniform upon completion of the course.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – TRUE COLORS. 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. All are welcome. Potluck supper followed by discussion comprised of panelists from True Colors, an organization that works with social service agencies, schools, and community organizations. Panel will span the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identification, speaking about creating affirming, supportive spaces in their own faith communities. A free-will offering will be accepted. More info at FCCSouthington.org. RSVP at (860) 628-6958.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
RISE AGAINST HUNGER. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. Meal packaging event sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and aid. Volunteers needed to package meals. More info at events.stophungernow.org/SPE2017.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – AGING ON PURPOSE. 12:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. All are welcome. Potluck supper followed by Southington Care Center exercise physiologist Mark Colello discussing how physical changes can affect mindset and vice versa. Suggested $5 donation. More info at FCCSouthington.org. RSVP at (860) 628-6958.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
‘WACKY WEDDING’ FUND RAISER. Held by Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congegation. 6:30 p.m. Dinner theater evening. “Celebrate Moishe and Maria’s Wacky Wedding” as guests. The theater-goers will become part of the show. Four course meal, cash bar, tea cup auction, dancing. Free tea cup auction is included with each ticket sold before March 1. Hawks Landing Country Club, Southington. $50, choice of three entries can be made when buying tickets. email@example.com, (860) 276-9113.
NOW THRU APRIL 7
SCS EASTER BASKETS. Registration through April 7 at Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville. Open to Southington residents through high school seniors. Participants must provide proof of income and proof of residency to qualify. Call (860) 628-3761.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
ST PAUL CATHOLIC HS CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic HS, 1001 Stafford Ave. Over 50 vendors. Crafts include homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles, and more. Full lunch menu and drawings. Free drawing ticket with $1 admission. A few crafter spaces available, but no jewelry or food. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LANCASTER TRIP. 7 a.m. departure from First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. Two-day trip to Lancaster, Pa. to see the Sight & Sound Theatre production of “Jonah.” Over-night accommodations will be at The Country Inn of Lancaster.Tour of Philadelphia and time at the Redding Terminal. Contact: Bev Tooley, (860) 628-8121.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
THE 16TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. 5:30 p.m., social hour with silent auction, food stations, cash bar, networking. 7 p.m. guest speaker Silvia Baldini, winner of Food Network’s “Chopped.” Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $55. RSVP by April 14. (860) 583-6363.
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.