SATURDAY, FEB. 24
8TH ANNUAL MAPLE SUGARING DEMONSTRATION AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER. 8 a.m. Pancake breakfast with all the fixings, pure local maple syrup, maple sugaring and Native American demonstrations, live animals, kids’ crafts. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. $10 for adults. $5 for children (10 and under), free for children 2 and under. (860) 583-1234.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
FINE WINE TASTING. Presented by Connecticut ATTACK, an AAU basketball organization for girls. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Selection of beers from local breweries and liquor from local vendors. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $50. (860) 930-8973, (860) 209-7808.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 35 FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Menu is eggs (any style), omelet, sausages, ham, pancakes, bread, butter, home fries, orange juices, coffee, tea, milk. Knights of Columbus Association Hall, 360 King St., Bristol. $8 per adults. Children under 6 free. Tickets at the door. (860) 690-1516.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
FESTIVAL OF WINE AND SPIRITS. Presented by the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation. 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy an array of fine wine, beer, and spirit tastings from top distributors coordinated by Maple End Package Store. Food. Live music by The Billy Cofrances Jazz Quartet. Large screens for viewing the NCAA Final Four. Spirited silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the renovation of the emergency center. The DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. RSVP by March 27. (860) 585-3365.