SATURDAY, FEB. 16
‘THE CAT AND THE CANARY.’ 7 p.m. Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou Series. Film with Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard from 1939. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments available. PreserveHollywood.org
34TH ANNUAL BRISTOL HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Jenks Productions. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17
BIG HOUSE NON-TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE. 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington. A music-based service which includes an opportunity for Communion, interactive prayer, and a brief message linking life to faith.
MONDAY, FEB. 18
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. Hosted by the St Aloysius Church men’s club. Cost is $30 and includes $30 coupons for food, shopping, and a free money wheel bet. Proceeds benefit the Holy Name Society scholarship fund. RSVP Frank Castellano, (860) 276-4011.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
REP. PETIT AND SEN. MARTIN TO HOST COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOUR. 8 to 9 a.m. State Representative Dr. William Petit (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them for their monthly Coffee and Conversation events to hear about and discuss the 2019 legislative session. Bolo Bakery and Care, 33 Whiting St., Plainville. Petit, (800) 842-1423, and Martin, (860) 240-0022.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
REP. PETIT TO HOST NEW BRITAIN PIZZA AND POLITICS LEGISLATIVE EVENT. 6 to 7 p.m.. State Representative Dr. William Petit (R-22) will be hosting a Pizza and Politics event, allowing residents of the 22nd District to hear about and discuss the start of the 2019 legislative session. CREC Academy Cafeteria, 600 Slater Rd., New Britain Questions or comments, firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 842-1423.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST. 8 to 10 a.m. State senators and representatives from Central Connecticut were invited. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. $30 for chamber members, $35 for non-members. CentralCTChambers.org, info@CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Sponsored by Singles Social Connection. 7 p.m. Eat, play games, hang out. Dress casual. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. Members free. Guests $5. (860) 463-6906.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Singles Social Connections. 11 a.m. Old railroad track was paved for walk area. After go for lunch. No charge for walk. Farmington Canal Greenway, Mill Street, Southington. (860) 463-6906.
TUESDAY, FEB. 26
CONNECTICUT 169 CLUB: 6:30 p.m. Southington’s Historical Society will host travel and history author Martin “Marty” Podskoch as he shares his new book, “Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.” Podskoch is a retired teacher, historian, author and Connecticut resident who will give a presentation of his discoveries. A book signing will take place after the presentation.
FEB. 27- MARCH 3
USED BOOK SALE. Preview night, Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. for $5. Regular sale hours Thursday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m., to 7 p.m., Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Free admission. Sale to include more than 10,000 gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, audio books, and CDs. Prices range from $0.25 to $2. Proceeds benefit Bristol libraries. Bristol Public Library, lower level meeting rooms, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
‘THE LOST VALENTINE’ MOVIE. 1 p.m. Movie based on the novel, “The Lost Valentine,” by James Michael Pratt starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Betty White and Sean Faris. PG. Free..Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Ages 5-12. Register at (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
28TH ANNUAL ‘EVERYTHING GOES’ CHARITY AUCTION. Sponsored by the Southington Lions Club. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for registration and to preview items. 7:15 p.m., auction begins. Something for everyone, including baseball tickets to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, YMCA family membership, etc. Mary Our Queen Church Hall, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Admission is $5 and includes entry into a drawing for a grand door prize, a 32 inch LED HDTV. Tickets available from Lions Club members and at the door. Proceeds benefit Southington Lions Club Eye Research and community service projects. (860) 628-4861.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
ADAMS FARM BUS TRIP. Sponsored by the St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Take a sleigh ride. Lunch at New England House in Brattleboro followed by a visit to a log cabin for music, hot chocolate, shopping. $117. Deadline Feb. 14. (860) 585-1020.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS (BUS TRIP). A semi-final game, featuring the UConn Huskies at Mohegan Sun Arena. Cost is $99 per person through Feb. 17, includes food voucher and casino bonus. Proceeds benefit the St. Matthew Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Call (860) 585-1020.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
BUS TRIP TO ‘RHYTHM OF THE DANCE.’ Sponsored by the St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, N.Y. Three Irish tenors, dancers, musicians. Complete lunch included. $115 per person. Deadline Feb. 19. (860) 585-1020.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
- PATRICK CELEBRATION. Sponsored by the St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Lunch of corned beef and cabbage, baked scrod, all the fixings including dessert. Live Irish entertainment with Padraig Allen and the Maclean Avenue Band. Sing and dance along. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plainville. $82 per person. Deadline is Feb. 28. (860) 585-1020.
‘GAELIC MEETS GARLIC.’ The St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers bus trip. Family-style meal: corned beef and cabbage and chicken parmesan. Grand Oak Villa, Oakville. $72 per person. (860) 589-5597.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
BROADWAY SHOW BUS TRIP. Sponsored by the St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Choice of “Kiss Me Kate” or “The Cher Show.” Orchestra/ front mezzanine tickets. Family style lunch at Carmine’s on 44th Street. Enjoy salads, platters of penne a la vodka, chicken Marsala, eggplant parmigiana, and tiramisu for dessert. $249 per person. March 13 deadline. (860) 585-1020.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
SPRING CRAFT FAIR VENDORS SOUGHT. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wolcott Public Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. Interested vendors, call (203) 910-5238, email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
BUS TRIP TO CULINARY INSTITUTE. Held by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Dine at the Caterina De’Medici Ristorante in Hyde Park, N.Y. Three-course meal includes Risotto al Pomodoro, Polla alla Valdostana and Profiterole allo Zabagtione. After lunch, visit the Millbrook Winery. $130 per person. Deadline March 20. (860) 585-1020.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
THE FLOOD OF ’55 EXHIBIT. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bristol Public Library history room, 5 High St., Bristol. The exhibit includes original images, little known facts and rare color images of the flood of 1955 in Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2005.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
BUS TRIP TO WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE. Held by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. See musical, “Newsies.” Deadline April 4. (860) 585-1020.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
BUS TRIP TO THE MATINEE PERFORMANCE OF ‘MAMMA MIA.’ Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. At the Warner Theater in Torrington. First, dine at San Marino restaurant in Waterbury with choices of veal parmigiana, stuffed sole, or chicken marsala. $105 per person. Deadline April 14. (860) 585-1020.
MAY 31-JUNE 1
RELAY FOR LIFE OF SOUTHINGTON. Begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 31 through 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Southington High School turf field.
THE ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH GOLDEN AGERS BUS TRIP. Trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Penn. To see the showing of “Jesus.” Two nights at Comfort Suites Lancaster family style meal at the Homestead of Henry and Linda Stoltzfus and more. $473 per person double/ triple; $593 per person single. Deposit of $150 per person due by March 12. (860) 589-5597.
NOW thru FEB. 28
‘FIX FLUX.’ Art show. Monday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Highlights collaboration and international friendship between Partium Christian University of Romania and Central Connecticut State University’s Art Department. CCSU Art Galleries, second floor of the Samuel S.T. Chen Fine Arts Center, Maloney Hall, at corner of Stanley Street and Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Britain. (860) 832-2633.
NOW thru MARCH 1
‘EARLY BIRDS: GREATER NEW BRITAIN ARTS ALLIANCE ARTIST MEMBERS SHOW. Gallery open by appointment. Featured artists Nancy McClure Brockett, Clinton Deckert, Kimberly DiMilia, Maxx Gianni, Paul Gobell, Joshua Menko, Ronnie Newberry, Ryan Newberry, Sarah Presslier, Alex Ranniella, Sara Scheiderman, Corrin Zareck. Stockman Gallery, Trinity-on-Main Annex, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. (860) 818-1112, (860)-229-2072.
NOW thru JAN. 30, 2019
ART OF ELIZABETH HUNDT SCOTT OF BETHANY. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com
NOW thru MARCH 30
ART EXHIBIT OF RENALD FECTEAU. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
SHS CLASS OF 1959 REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. at Manor Inn Restaurant, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Tpk., Milldale. Contact: Pat Tarfano at (860) 628-0069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS. At SoCCA, Main Street and Berlin Avenue. Gather a group of least five friends and book a private paint night on Wednesdays or any other night of the week. Choice of subject by your group available, snacks and wine provided for $45 per person ($35 pp if BYOB).
SOCCA CLASSES. Registration available for youth, teen, and adult classes. Visit southingtonarts.org or call Mary at (860) 276-1581
BULKY WASTE TRANSFER STATION HOURS. The bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be open, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the following Saturdays, weather-permitting: Feb. 16; March 2, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24; Sept. 7, 14, 21; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 9, 23; Dec. 7, 21. 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