FRIDAY, FEB. 1
ST MAXIMILIAN KOLBE PARISH AUCTION. 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lyceum Event Center, 181 Main St., Terryville. Tickets are $20 (10 for $100). Includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes, babysitting. Proceeds benefit ministry programs. Tickets available at Parish Center, 19 Electric Ave., Terryville or Beacon Prescriptions, 214 Main St. Terryville.
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Singles Social Connections. 5 p.m. Mix and mingle. Ocho Café, Bishops Corner, 330 North Main St., West Hartford. (860) 463-6906.
FEB. 1-MARCH 30
ART EXHIBIT OF RENALD FECTEAU. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2
‘MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN.’ 1 p.m. Movie featuring music of ABBA. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. RSVP. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787 ext. 3.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8
SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Singles Social Connections. 7 to 11 p.m. Disc jockey. Buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dress casual and door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $15 for members, $20, guests. (860) 463-6906.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southington High School auditorium lobby. Proceeds benefit the Blue Knights boys swimming and diving team. If you are unable to bring the cans and bottles to the school, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10
HUMAN TRAFFICKING – WHAT CAN YOU DO? Our Lady of Mercy Church hosting presentation conducted by the Human Trafficking Task Force of the Archdiocese of Hartford in the Parish Center. 7 p.m. 19 S Canal St., room 106, Plainville. Program is free and all are invited.(860) 747-6825.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
CERT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OPEN HOUSE. 6 to 8 p.m. at Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Learn how to prepare for disasters and emergencies through interactive demonstrations created by Bristol CERT members. Learn about trainings, events, and how to help in a disaster. Light refreshments, raffles. More at bristolcert.com or facebook.com/bristolcert.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT. Benefit for Plainville High School Project Graduation. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $10 per player, team of six players, $2 spectator admission fee. Snacks. Register. (860) 690-3571.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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 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
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