NOW thru MARCH 20
WHO IS MY RELIGIOUS NEIGHBOR. Tuesdays, Feb. 20 to March 30, 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Open to the public. Suggested donation $5. Lenten series includes representatives from Hindu, Jainism, Unitarian Universalist, Society of Friends (Quaker), and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). More info or to RSVP, contact church office at (860) 628-5595 or FCCSouthington.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
STOP AN OPIOID OVERDOSE – NARCAN TRAINING. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Southington Police Department, 69 Lazy Ln. Sponsored by the STEPS Coalition. Ana Gopoian, the facilitator of Southington’s Hope & Support Group will present this free community event. Learn how to give someone a second chance at life. Beacon Pharmacy will be facilitating Narcan (Naloxone) training and disseminating free Naloxone kits. To register, email Megan Albanese at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
SEF’S SPRING FOR EDUCATION GALA. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mountain Room at Mount Southington. The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) gala returns after a 3-year hiatus. Tickets cost $50 per person ($40 for Southington Public School staff) and includes buffet dinner, live music by The Damn Hippies, cash bar, and silent/live auctions. Proceeds benefit SEF. Sponsorships available, call Michelle LeBrun-Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration at southingtoneducationfoundation.org/gala.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
ELKS GONE COUNTRY. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elks Club, 114 Main St. DJ Mike Germain will pay country favorites for an evening of fun and dance. Lessons will be provided. Cost is $10. Register early at the tap room for entry into the early bird raffle. Then, two-step over to the photo booth.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave. More than 50 vendors will be showcasing crafts, including homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, and candles. Raffles and fall lunch menu. Admission is $1. A few crafter spaces available, but no jewelry or food. More info, contact email@example.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Vendor deadline is April 1. Wheelchair-accessible. More info at (860) 628-6958 or FCCSouthington.org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
SEF COMMUNITY SPELLING BEE. 7 p.m. at the Southington High School auditorium. Teams of three representing local citizens, politicians, businesses, educators, students, police, fire, and public officials will try to upend two-time defending champion, the Rotary Club of Southington, as the town’s best spellers. The bee master is Steve Profitt. Judges include Southington superintendent Timothy Connellan and language arts coordinator Stephanie Lawlor. Costumes and mascots are encouraged. Cost is $100 per person ($300 per team) and proceeds benefit the Southington Education Foundation. To register or donate, contact southingtoneducationfoundation.org/spellingbee or Jan Galati at SEF.Donations@gmail.com.
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 March 17; April 7, 21, and 28; May, 5, 12, and 19; June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 14, 21, and 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; Nov. 3 and 17; Dec. 1 and 15. Transfer station tickets are available at the Town Clerk’s office. Renewals can be done by mail. Info and forms at southington.org.
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
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.