WHITE CHRISTMAS IN THE COMMUNITY. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Southington, the Village of Plantsville, and the Southington rail-trail. Free to the public. Transportation between the two locations will be provided via trolley car along Main Street, hay rides on the linear trail, and shuttle buses. Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, tree lightings on both greens, entertainment, a family-oriented Christmas craft, horse-drawn carriage rides, a live nativity and more. All property owners and retail establishments that are situated within proximity of the event are asked to display white lights in windows, storefronts, trees, etc. to help make the evening special. Linear trail will be lit with lighted structures, and Mr. Magic performs on all trolley rides. More info, call Dawn Miceli, (860) 681-8006; Rob Flood, (860) 609-4620; or Joanne Alfieri, (860) 628-4957.
SATURDAY, DEC. 2
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 145 Main St. St. Paul’s Church is looking for area crafters to share their talents for the 11th Holiday Boutique. Holiday and general handcrafted items are preferred, and tables are provided at 8 feet by 5 feet. For applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS TEA AND BAZAAR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Features include knitted and craft items, unique ornaments, gift items, homemade Christmas cookies and fudge, plus a tea luncheon with finger sandwiches, fancy cookies and beverages. For more info, call (860) 628-6996.
NOW thru DEC. 27
WINTER REGISTRATION AT TUNXIS. Registration is underway for the accelerated credit courses during the winter session, which runs Dec. 27 to Jan. 12 at Tunxis Community College located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. New students can enroll by email, mail, fax, or in person. Records Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Dec. 25. More info at (860) 773-1441 or email@example.com.
HONORING LOCAL WARTIME VETERANS. The Southington Veterans Committee is seeking veterans who entered the military from The Town Southington, received an honorable discharge, but have not been honored for their military service. The Veterans Committee is keeping a data base and is planning a future date to upgrade the monuments on the town green. They are looking for veterans that served during World War I (April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918); World War II (Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946); Korea (June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955); Vietnam (Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975); Lebanon and Grenada (Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984); Panama (Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990); Persian Gulf (Aug. 2, 1990 until cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. government.) Contact: John DeMello Sr., (860) 302-4666 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Dec. 2, 16.
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.