SATURDAY, APRIL 5
SPUD NIGHT AND A SILENT AUCTION. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Baked potatoes with a choice of any or all six toppings, or a bowl of chicken soup. Silent auction features gift baskets, gift cards, and donated services. Benefits youth mission trips. FirstBaptistChurch of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Charge to attend. Children under 5 admitted free. Tickets available in advance by calling (860) 628-8121, or available at the door.
PASTA DINNER EVENT. 5 p.m. The ILS Praise Band will be playing at 7 p.m. ImmanuelLutheranChurch, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. Adults, $10. Children, $5.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6
LIONS CLUB OF PLAINVILLE SPRING PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, French toast, strawberries, sugar-free and regular syrup, orange juice, regular, and chocolate milk. Special visit by Rocky Rock Cat. Door prizes. $6 per person. Under 7 admitted free. Tickets available from Lions Club member or at the door. Our Lady of MercyParishCenter, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Bring your used eye glasses and hearing aids for collection to send to Lions International and distributed to Third World countries.
PANCAKES WITH THE PRINCIPAL FUND RAISER. Benefits The Wheeler Playground Fund. 8 a.m. to noon. FrankT.WheelerElementary School, 15 Cleveland Memorial Dr., Plainville.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
COOKING DEMONSTRATION. 7 p.m. Paul Obarowski, executive chef at 50 West restaurant, will show how to make pan seared filet of salmon, mushroom and fennel slaw, faro, and mustard seed beurre blanc. Raffle for $20 gift certificate to the restaurant. All attending will receive a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free thanks to the Friends of the Plainville Library. Seating limited. (860) 793-1446.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
DINNER AND AUCTION. 5:30 p.m. Dinner includes baked fish, rice, vegetable, bread, dessert, and beverages. Asbury United MethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. $10 for adults, $6 for children 4 to 10, free for children 3 and under. (860) 584-0529.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Benefit for PARC. 8 to 10 a.m. Applebee’s ,270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. Proceeds donated to PARC, Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities. $6 in advance or at the door. (860) 747-0316.
BRISTOL LIONS CLUB 41ST PANCAKE FESTIVAL. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pancakes with your choice of many add-ons. All the pancakes you can eat. Giamatti Little LeagueCenter, Mix Street, Bristol. $5. Children under 6 eat free.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
PASTA FOR BEN. Held by The Giving Back Girls and The Arc of Southington. 5 to 8 p.m. In honor of Ben Buckley, a 7-year-old who passed away suddenly from an asthma attack in January. Pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs on the side. DJ Gary Racine of Ultimate Entertainment. raffles. Proceeds will go back to scholarships and grants to students in the schools in Southington and to fund allergy and asthma prescriptions and research. The Elks Club, 114 Main St., Southington. $10 for adults and $5 for children. Available in advance or at the door. Drop checks off at The Arc of Southington, 201 West Main St., Plantsville. (860) 628-9200.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
PASTA DINNER BENEFIT FOR STUART SHERMAN. Proceeds to National Education for Assistance Dog Services. 5 to 8 p.m. GraceBaptistChurch Gymnasium, 736 King St., Bristol. $10. Children under 10, $5. (860) 585-7976.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
SIXTH ANNUAL ANNA’S RAINMEN AUTISM PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Gluten-free pancakes are available. Capri’s Ristorante, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. $5 per person. Children under 5 are free. Plainville Cadet GS Troop No. 66544 volunteering.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
PANCAKE AND EGG BREAKFAST. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Held by the Ecuador Foundation Fund of the First Congregational church. Proceeds benefit Fundacion Sor Dominga Bocca, which provides services for abused and negletcted girls. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6958.