ST PATRICK’S DAY DINNER. 6 p.m. at the Mary Our Queen Church hall, Savage St. Corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions, Irish soda bread, dessert, and beverage. Entertainment by the Old Tyme Bristol Fiddlers. Proceeds to benefit church’s scholarship fund. Tickets are $15 ($5 for children) and are on sale Feb. 25 to March 5 after all masses or call Vinnie and Gloria at (860) 276-0654. No tickets at door.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
LOVE OUR HEROES SPRING FLING DANCE.
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 Center St. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary. Cost is $35 per person for buffet dinner, cash bar, raffles and dancing with live entertainment. Tickets or info, contact Sherri Valentin, (860) 655-7210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. The Southington Knights of Columbus will serve a buffet-style breakfast to assist with its support of local charities. Cost is $7 (seniors and children $6, children under 6 are free). Tickets available at the door.
LENTEN DINNER SERIES – BLESSED ARE THE CRAZY. 12:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. All are welcome. Sarah Lund, an ordained minister that has served as pastor to churches in Brooklyn, N.Y., Minneapolis, Minn., and New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and will discuss the work that received her the Bob and Joyce Dell Award for Mental Health Education from the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network in 2015 for “her outstanding authorship and leadership in breaking the silence about mental illness in family and in church and offering healing and hope.” Bring a dish to share. A free-will offering will be accepted. More info at FCCSouthington.org or (860) 628-6958.
MONDAY, MARCH 20
‘WELCOME SPRING’ FREE ITALIAN ICE. Noon to 9 p.m. at Rita’s, 279 Queen St. Enjoy free Italian Ice for the first day of spring.
SPRING ITALIAN DINNER PARTY. 6 p.m. at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 S. Center St. Hosted by Southington UNICO. Tickets are $30, and include a stuffed porchetta meal with wine, pasta fagioli, antipasto, ziti with meatballs, suffritto and salad. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit UNICO charities. Contact Dawn Miceli, (860) 681-8006.
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
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS GALA. 6 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf. Tickets are $80 per person, includes open bar and DJ, along with raffles and silent raffle. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Southington. More info at (860) 628-9220, ext. 100.
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.
NOW thru APRIL 4
LENTEN DINNER SERIES – OUR RELIGIOUS NEIGHBORS. Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4, beginning at 6:15 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Each evening will begin with a light dinner followed by a program and discussion led by a guest speaker from a different religion. The public is welcome. RSVP at (860) 628-5595.