SATURDAY, FEB. 9
‘NOTTE D’AMORE’ (NIGHT OF LOVE): CHOCOLATE AND WINE’. 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry St., Southington. Tickets are $75 and includes a cocktail hour, open bar, wine, bourbon and chocolate tasting, full sit down four-course dinner with choice of three entrees (prime rib, pan seared salmon or chicken Florentine), dessert table with a chocolate cordial bar. Music by DJ Dave Zee. Door prizes and raffles. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call Marc Ingriselli at (860) 628-7429, Luigi Barbato at (860) 628-2241, Mark Mongillo at (860) 919-8374, Antonio Cusano at (860) 681-3451, or Fasulo & Albini at (860) 276-9787.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10
COUNCIL 35 FUND RAISER BREAKFAST. Held by the Knights of Columbus. 8 a.m. to midnight. Menu is eggs, omelet, scrambled eggs, sausages, ham, home fries, pancakes, fruit cocktail, bread, butter, orange juices, coffee, tea, milk. Columbus Association Hall, 360 King St., Bristol. $8 per person. Children under 6 free. Tickets at the door. (860) 690-1516.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 BREAKFAST. 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct, Bristol. Cost is $7. Build your own omelet, eggs any style, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, orange juice, tomato juice, coffee, tea. Takeout orders are available
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
CHICKEN BARBECUE. 4:45 and 6 p.m. seatings, 4 to 6:30 p.m. take-out, at The Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton. Cost is $14 ($8 for children under 12) includes a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Pre-order dinners to be delivered to local shut-ins, elderly and homeless shelters. (860) 485-1318.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ‘CHARITY: WATER.’ 5 to 7 p.m. Hosted by Team Clean Waterbury. Last year, $2,000 raised to help children who die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, coffee. $10, adults. $5 for kids. Raffles. (860) 573-0845, YesFamily@comcast.net.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA BUS TRIP, HYDE PARK, N.Y. Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Dine at the Caterina De’Medici Ristorante. Three-course meal includes Risotto al Pomodoro, Pollo alla Valdostana, and Profiterole allo Zabagtione. After lunch, visit the Millbrook Wintery. $130 per person. March 20 deadline. (860) 585-1020.