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: email@example.com.
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.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18
BIG HOUSE SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE. 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. This is a music-based service which includes an opportunity for Communion and interactive prayer, and a brief message linking life to faith.
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.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
CHRISTMAS TEA AND BAZAAR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Features 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.
- 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.
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. 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