SUNDAY, JAN. 13
CHILI CONTEST. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave., Southington. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit Alta at the Pyne Center. Sample a wide variety of homemade chili and cast your vote for your favorite. Sponsored by Bread for Life and Alta.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER. 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. Free to military members and veterans, $10 plus service fee for immediate family members, and $15 plus service fee for all other guests. Appetizers, buffet dinner, and dessert. Reserve tickets by Jan. 19. No tickets at the door. Call Denise Johnson at (860) 707-6838 or buy tickets at eventbrite.com (search “Elks). Donations accepted at the dinner to purchase Uber/M7 Taxi passes, bottled water, Walmart gift cards, Super Cuts gift cards, postage stamps, Keurig regular coffee cups, padlocks and flash drives for veterans.