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.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
WWI DIGITIZATION DAY. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion hall, 64 Main St. Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Bring your collection to be scanned or photographed for free. More at southingtonhistory.org or ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
TORIES, SPIES & TRAITORS: DIVIDED LOYALTY IN REVOLUTIONARY CT. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Free presentation by Natalie Belanger from the CT Historical Society inspired by the show “Turn” on TNT. More at southingtonhistory.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20
WWI CT YANKEE DIVISION: THE LIFE OF A CT SOLDIER IN FRANCE. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Free presentation by the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living Group re-enactors. More at southingtonhistory.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
WITCHES IN CT. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Free presentation by Taylor McClure from the CT Historical Society. This programs always draw a full house. More at southingtonhistory.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 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.