AMERICAN LEGION POST 33 CAR SHOW. 2 to 6 p.m. DJ, food, fun. American Legion, 7 Race Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-4872.
SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artisans of the community will have crafts on display for purchase. SoCCA, 93 Main St., Southington.
MONDAY, JULY 22
‘FIRST MAN.’ 6 p.m. Evening movie with Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark. About astronaut Neil Armstrong. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 3.
JULY 22 THRU AUG. 12
BEGINNER POTTERY AT SoCCA. Learn from a master potter in a class designed for the novice pottery student. Sessions occur at SoCCA, 93 Main St., Southington, every Monday at either 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call (860) 276-1581.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
COMMUNITY CRAFTING GROUP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your arts and crafts project to work on, among other handcrafters. Table space, quite music, and light refreshments provided. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
‘GALILEO: THE STARRY MESSENGER.’ 1 p.m. Adaptation about Galileo’s discoveries. Performed by actor, physics teacher, and lecturer Mike Francis. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 3.
NOW thru JULY 27
JOHN ATASHIAN’S ‘FACES OF SOUTHINGTON.’ Art exhibit at SoCCA, 93 Main St., Southington. Open to public during business hours.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
MUSIC ON THE FARM AT INDIAN ROCK. 1 to 6 p.m. Live musical acts. Beer from Firefly Hollow Brewing will be available, and food and wine items will be available for purchase. Event is rain or shine. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. (860) 583-1234. www.elcct.org.
THURSDAY, AUG. 1
RODD’S RESTAURANT ANNIVERSARY. 5 to 7 p.m. Celebrate the 31st anniversary of Rodd’s Restaurant and the second anniversary of Rodd’s On the Go with the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Register. www.centralctchambers.org.
BOOKS AND BAGELS. 10:30 a.m. Book reviews, bagels, refreshments. Free. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, AUG. 3
OUTDOORS BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL. 8 to 10 a.m. Blueberry pancake breakfast. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendor fair with blueberry treats, pie slices, cobbler, sundaes, grilled hot dogs, and more. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. Rain or shine. Vendor fee is $20. Bring your own table. email@example.com. (860) 584-0529.
MONDAY, AUG. 5
28TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration 10:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m., to noon in pavilion. Also features ladies only nine-hole tournament. Tunxis Country Club, 87 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. Register. www.centralctchambers.org.
SoCCA SUMMER SMORGASBORD. Different art project and art medium each day of the week-long workshop. Register for the whole week or choose individual days. SoCCA, 93 Main St., Southington. Register. southingtonarts.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 13
FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Leave Our Lady of Mercy, 19 South Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave casino, 4 p.m. Promo package included. $25. (860) 747-1732.
THURSDAY, AUG. 15
BLOCK ISLAND BUS-FERRY TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $137. Bus to Point Judith, R.I. and ferry to Block Island. Deadline is July 25. (860) 585-1020.
DREAM RIDE EXPERIENCE.. Benefits Special Olympics and the Hometown Foundation.Weekend of activities, entertainment, and cars and motorcycles. Farmington Polo Club, 152 Town Farm Rd., Farmington To get passes, learn more, or register your car or motorcycle for the show, visit DreamRide.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 REUNION. 6 to 11 p.m. Westbrook Elks Lodge, 142 Seaside Ave, Westbrook. $45 ($50 after June 24). 40yrSHS79@gmail.com or tickets at payit2.com/event/104281
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATER TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $111. Deadline is Aug. 8. (860) 585-1020.
NOW thru AUG. 31
PLAINVILLE THROUGH THE YEARS. Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Exhibit features maps, photographs, and artifacts from different eras of Plainville’s 150 year history. Plainville Historical Center, 29 Pierce St, Plainville. (860) 747-6577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GALLERY AT THE ORCHARDS. Dolores “Dee” Krampitz of Plainville will exhibit her acrylic paintings in the upstairs community room at the Orchards at 43 Hobart St., Southington.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5
SEPT. 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM IN NYC TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Lunch included. Cost is $119. Deadline is Aug. 15. (860) 585-1020.
UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT ANNUAL GOLF OUTING. Chippanee Country Club, 6 Marsh Rd. $225 per golfer includes lunch, snacks on the course, dinner, and awards. Sponsorships and tee box signs available, contact Judi Ann Lausier, email@example.com.
CENTRAL CT CHAMBERS BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m., Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Register. www.centralctchambers.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
CROCODILE CLUB. 138th reunion dinner. Speakers, many of whom are public officials, put aside political difference to celebrate the club. Noon, social hour with beer and wine cash bar. Ride carousel noon to 1 p.m. Dinner to follow, politicos will be guest speakers. Fundraiser for New England Carousel Museum. Lake Compounce, 185 Enterprise Dr., Bristol. $55. Tickets available at New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.org/crocodileclub. (860) 585-5411.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 38TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING. 11 a.m., to 8 p.m. Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Rd., New Britain. (860) 747-6867, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.plainvillechamber.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
BIG E TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $55. Deadline Aug. 28. (860) 585-1020.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
ARC OF SOUTHINGTON CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, vendors, music, raffles and family fun. Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike., Southington.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
NYC BROADWAY SHOW TRIP. Lunch included. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $249. Deadline Sept. 4. (860) 585-1020.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE JOB AND CAREER FAIR. 9 a.m., to noon, and 2 to 6 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. (860) 594-4718. www.centralctchambers.org.
OCT. 4 -6 AND 11-13
INDOOR ARTISAN SHOWCASE DURING THE APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL. Showcasing artists from around the state at SoCCA, 93 Main St., Southington. Become a vendor by contacting SoCCAevents2011@gmail.com.
MONDAY, OCT. 7
ROBERT J. BUTLER MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC. The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford.
SEPT. 30-OCT. 6
NEW ENGLAND TOUR WITH TRAINS ACROSS MA, NH, VT AND ME. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $2,319. Deadline Sept. 2. (860) 585-1020.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
VERMONT FALL FOLIAGE IN BRATTLEBORO TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $119. Deadline Sept. 19. (860) 585-1020.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
THOMASTON, CONN. TRAIN RIDE TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $109. Deadline Sept., 24. (860) 585-1020,
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. Manor Inn Restaurant, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Tpk., Milldale. Contact: Pat Tarfano at (860) 628-0069 or email@example.com
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
OCTOBERFEST AT THE LOG CABIN IN HOLYOKE, MASS. TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $106. Deadline Oct. 1. (860) 585-1020.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
A SPELLBINDING DAY IN SALEM, MASS. TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $128. Deadline Oct. 8. (860) 585-1020.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT WINE TASTING. Sample wines, beers, and spirits from various distributors just in time for pre-holiday ordering. Food stations, music, and raffles available. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. (860)582-9559.
THURSDAY, NOV. 7
TRIBUTE TO GLEN CAMPBELL AND JOHN DENVER IN NEW JERSEY TRIP. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $115. Deadline Oct. 17. (860) 585-1020.
THURSDAY, NOV. 14
‘AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’ AT WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATER, NY. Sponsored by St. Matthews Church Ladies Guild of the Blessed Sacrament. Cost is $110. Deadline Oct. 24. (860) 585-1020.
FRIDAY, NOV. 29
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2009 REUNION. 7:30 p.m. Hawks Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. RSVP by Nov. 22. shsclassof09.ezevent.com
SOUTHINGTON DRIVE-IN. Saturdays through Oct. 26, 6 p.m. gates open and movies start at sunset. Cost for Southington residents is $2 per person ($12 per carload). Non-resident carloads coast $18. Eric Korp will entertain children and families before the movies. Food and ice cream trucks are on site. (Sponsors are in parenthesis). More info at SouthingtonDrive-In.org.
- July 20, “Weekend at Bernie’s” (Southington Rotary)
- Aug. 3, “Ice Age” (Mill Foundation)
- Aug. 10, “Lady and the Tramp” (Southington Valley Midget Football)
- Aug. 17, “Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope” (Southington Travel Football)
- Aug. 24, “Tangled” (STEPS)
- Aug. 31, “Ferdinand” (Southington Land Trust)
- Sept. 7, “Captain Marvel” (Bread for Life)
- Oct. 26, “Halloween Festival” (Lions Club/SoCCA)
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: July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCCA CLASSES. Registration available for youth, teen, and adult classes. Visit southingtonarts.org or call Mary at (860) 276-1581