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. Face painting and balloons. 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY BREAKFAST. 8 to 11 a.m. Egg omelets or egg sandwich on a hard roll or French toast or pancakes, choice of bacon, kielbasa, sausage or ham, and home fries, bread and butter, juice, and coffee or tea. Bristol Elks Club, 1126 South St., Bristol. $6 for adults, $4 for children under 11, under 5 free.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Chicken parmesan or stuffed fish. Choice of soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter, coffee or tea, and dessert. (860) 583-3350. Call ahead for fish. $8, all inclusive.
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.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. If you are a fallen away Catholic or need redemption, go to confession, then receive Holy Community. You can obtain complete forgiveness of all sins. DivineMercySunday.com, 1-888-732-0722.
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 neglected girls. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6958.
MAY 3, 10
PROSPECT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE DINNER. 6 p.m. This year’s theme is a “Scottish Fling.” Good food, fellowship, fun, and men in kilts. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $25 for adults. $15 for children under 10. Reservations must. No tickets at the door. (860) 582-8383.
SUNDAY, MAY 18
BOY SCOUT TROOP 76 FLAPJACK FUND RAISER. 8 to 10 a.m. $6. 75 percent of proceeds benefit the troop. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $6. email@example.com.