Miscellaneous listings for the May 18 edition



WWI DIGITIZATION DAY. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion hall, 64 Main St. Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Bring your collection to be scanned or photographed for free. More at southingtonhistory.org or ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days


TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St.


TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant Also available will be baked goods and food.



ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. Plants including vegetables, perennials, annuals, herbs and flowers, along with baked good, garden crafts, and raffle baskets for sale. Proceeds benefit the Orchard Valley Garden Club scholarship. More on Facebook or at orchardvalleygardenclub.weebly.com.




BIG HOUSE SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE. Third Sunday of the month, beginning on May 20. 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Non-traditional Sunday evening worship service regardless of your place on your faith journey. Music and message followed by coffee hour.


NOW thru MAY 31


‘FLOCK A FRIEND’ FLAMINGO FUNDRAISER. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 45. Cost is $20 to position a flock of plastic flamingos on a friend’s lawn. Anti-flocking insurance is also available. Proceeds benefit Troop 45. Call (860) 680-9927 or troop45flocks@gmail.com.




TORIES, SPIES & TRAITORS: DIVIDED LOYALTY IN REVOLUTIONARY CT. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Free presentation by Natalie Belanger from the CT Historical Society inspired by the show “Turn” on TNT. More at southingtonhistory.org.




WWI CT YANKEE DIVISION: THE LIFE OF A CT SOLDIER IN FRANCE. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Free presentation by the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living Group re-enactors. More at southingtonhistory.org.




WITCHES IN CT. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St. Free presentation by Taylor McClure from the CT Historical Society. This programs always draw a full house. More at southingtonhistory.org




BULKY WASTE TRANSFER STATION HOURS. The bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be open for the following dates and times: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May, 19; June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 14, 21, and 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; Nov. 3 and 17; Dec. 1 and 15. 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 southingtonmilitaryveterans@gmail.com


DONATIONS OF USED PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES. The Rotary Club of Southington is collecting new and gently used Apple products to benefit the Music and Memory project for people with memory loss. Call Robin Morrell at (860) 302-7563 or RobinMorrell@msn.com.

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