FRIDAY, NOV. 2
FREE GIRLS NIGHT OUT. 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. Sponsored by the Southington Emblem Club. A vendor and beauty night. Free admission.
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT-WINE TASTING. 7 to 10 p.m. at Hawks Landing CC, Pattonwood Drive. Hosted by Flanders Elementary PTO. Tickets are $35, includes red, white, sparkling wine, Tito’s, craft beer, liquors; hot and cold hors d’ouevres, and a full dessert bar. Raffles and silent auctions. Informal black and white attire requested. Payment to Flanders PTO or Paypal (email@example.com, select Friends and Family for payment option).
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND POLISH FOOD LUNCHEON. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St. Keilbasa, pierogi, golabki, bigos, kapusta, and hot dogs, plus various vendors and crafters, teacup raffle, bake sale and more. Church is also collecting new sweatshirts, pants, knit caps, and gloves for veterans.
TAG SALE. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. Church fundraiser featuring collectibles, jewelry, housewares, books, toys, holiday decorations, baked goods and more. Free admission. More info at (860) 628-8121 or firstbaptistsouthington.org.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jensen’s Activity Club, 250 Redstone St. Crafters, raffles, cookie sales, food.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
FREE TRAINING FOR INTERVENTION PROCEDURES (TIPS). 9 to 11 a.m., at Craft Kitchen, 1244 Meriden Ave. Sponsored by the Southington STEPS Coalition. TIPS training includes recognizing signs of intoxication, preventing sale of alcohol to minors, quick intervention in potential problem situations, reasonable efforts to prevent alcohol abuse. Workbooks, handouts, ID booklets, and age verification sheets will be provided. RSVP to Megan Albanese at (860) 276-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
YE OLDE COUNTRY FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Handmade crafts and stitchery, homemade canned and baked goods, a gingerbread village, cookie walk, Christmas room, gift baskets, jewelry, books, a silent auction, quilt raffle and more. Admission is free. More info at (860) 6218-5595 or plantsvilleucc.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY. 10:55 a.m. at American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, 64 Main St. Hosted by the legion post. For more info, contact sr. vice commander Jason Cap at (860) 305-3673 or email@example.com.
MONDAY, NOV. 12
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St. Tickets cost $30, includes gaming coupon and lunch buffet. Sponsored by St Aloysius Church men’s club. Proceeds benefit the Holy Name Society scholarship fund. Contact Frank Castellano, (860) 276-4011.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS. 6 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. Honoring YMCA executive director John Myers, who will be retiring this year. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner and silent auction, 8:30 p.m. live auction, 9 p.m. dancing. Tickets are $75 ($750 for a table of 10). Tickets at sccymca.org/forever-in-blue-jeans.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St. Over 50 vendors will be showcasing crafts, including jewelry, clothing, chocolates, sports items, hand knitted and crochet items, florals, healthy living items, holiday items, pampering products, personalized items, and more. Full lunch menu and drawings. Admission is $1. Proceeds benefit the school. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRANCISCAN CHRISTMAS FAIR. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden. Living Crèche, Santa Claus, Franciscan pottery, homemade jams, jellies, pickles, breads, rolls, cookies, crafts, “almost new” items, children’s activities, fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, raffles, and refreshments. No entrance fee. More info at flcenter.org.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE. 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 750 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. Presented by the Southington Interfaith Clergy Association. Clergy from many local churches will be participating. Canned goods will be accepted for Southington Community Services and a freewill offering will be accepted for the Manna Fund benefiting Community Services. All are welcome.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
START CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY TREE: GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH FOR BEGINNERS (FREE). 7 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Parking available at the library. This 90-minute presentation shows novice family historians how to begin their search, whether their roots stretch back to the Mayflower or their family first arrived in the United States in the 20th century. Genealogists Diana Ross McCain and Carol Whitmer of “Come Home to Connecticut” lead this workshop. No reservation required.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
- MATTHEW SCHOOL CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Matthew School, 33 Welch Dr. Over 30 vendors and crafters, raffles, refreshments, and letters to Santa.
BIG HOUSE SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE. Third Sunday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Non-traditional Sunday evening worship service regardless of your place on your faith journey. Music and message followed by coffee hour.
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 Oct. 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 email@example.com
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.