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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
KATHERINE HEPBURN: FROM HARTFORD TO HOLLYWOOD. 1:30 p.m. Presentation by the Connecticut Historical Society and Library. A complete picture of how Katherine Hepburn became the woman and star she was. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
BRISTOL REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE LINCOLN DINNER. 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. Keynote speakers are Congresswoman Nancy Johnson, and Middletown Board of Education commissioner, Ed Ford Jr. Tickets available through Bristol Republican Town Committee Facebook Page, or by calling (860) 266-7812.
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 MGM CASINO. 9 a.m. departure from OLM church in Plainville. Cost is $25 and includes promotional package worth $30. Leaves casino at 3 p.m. Sponsored by Plainville AARP. Contact Sally Miller, (860) 747-1732.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
ANNUAL ALL THINGS GREEN PROGRAM. 12 to 3:30 p.m. Environmental Learning Centers of CT, St. Patrick’s Day activities, crafts, facts, and treats. Members pay $3 per child, adults and seniors free, non-members pay $6 per child, $5 per adult or senior (65+). Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. Contact: (860) 583-1234, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
GOLF CLINICS. 7 to 8:15 p.m. First class in a five-week course presented by the Plainville Recreation Dept. Jack McConachie a P.G.A. professional will instruct the course covering basic fundamentals, short game, course management, full golf swing, exercises for golf, specialty shots, rules and etiquette, and safety. The last two classes will be on a local course. Wheeler School, 15 Cleveland Memorial Dr. (860) 747-6022.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
ST 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, MARCH 20
BRISTOL, PLAINVILLE, SOUTHINGTON
CONNECTICUT BUSINESS DAY. 9 a.m., to noon. Join the Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, New England Spring and Metalstamping Association, and Southington Chamber at the State Legislative Office Building. Free for members of Central CT Chamber, NESMA, and Southington Chamber. Meet at Chamber for 7:30 a.m., 440 N Main St., register at centralctchambers.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
PLAINVILLE ADULT RESOURCE CENTER SPRING DANCE. 6 to 10 p.m. Family style dinner, two hours of beer and wine, a DJ, dancing, prizes. Ticket $50 per person or $30 per student or PARC member. Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Center St., Bristol. Deadline Friday, March 22. (860) 747-0316.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
BRISTOL COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER. 10 a.m., and 6 p.m., 5 High St., Bristol. Parents-to-be can meet community leaders and friends. Prizes. Information. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787 x. 6.
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.
MONDAY, MAY 23
‘THE DEAN MARTIN TRIBUTE SHOW.’ Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Bus trip to the Brownstone in Paterson, N.J. featuring Johnny Petiello. Lunch is served family style and includes chicken marsala, sausage and peppers, ziti marinara, salad, vegetables, and dessert. Two complimentary drinks. $115 per person. Deadline April 29. (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, 720 Pleasant St., Southington
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.
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
FRIDAY, NOV. 29
SHS CLASS OF 2009 REUNION. 7:30 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. RSVP by Nov. 22 at shsclassof09.ezevent.com
NOW thru MARCH 30
ARTIST OF THE MONTH – RENALD (RAY) FECTEAU. At the Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St, Southington. Renald (Ray) Fecteau of Southington will be exhibiting his paintings for the Southington Arts and Crafts Assoc. in a show titled, “Landscapes and Such.” More info at (860) 628-5656.
NOW to MARCH 3
USED BOOK SALE. 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
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: 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
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