SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
GLORIA DEI CARING FOR KIDS’ ITALIAN DINNER. 4 to 7 p.m. Wheels for Jake, fund raiser to benefit Jake Small, 6 years old, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and needs a wheelchair accessible van. To make a donation, make checks payable to Caring for Kids c/o Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Menu is baked stuffed shells, Penne pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and butter and desserts. Drinks: Juice, water, tea, and coffee. $15 for adults, $6 for ages 6 to 10, free for under 5. (860) 965-0570, email@example.com, (860) 620-4166, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, SEPT. 21
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 hame, and home fries, bread and butter, juice, and coffee or tea. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Benefit for the rAise the roof fund. Pancakes (including gluten-free), sausage, juice, and coffee. $5 for adults, all you can eat. Children under 5 years are free. The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
CHARITY CYCLING CHALLENGE 4TH ANNUAL RAISE YOUR GLASS KICK-OFF EVENT. 7 to 10 p.m. Part of the annual campaign to raise funds and awareness for one of many charities supported by the group. Wine, beer, and cheer tasting. Appetizers, desserts, Fascia’s Chocolates. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $40 in advance. email@example.com
SATURDAY, OCT. 4
ANNUAL ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes and vegetables, assorted breads and apple crisp for dessert. Silent gift basket auction. Plainville United Methodist church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. $12 for adults, $6 for children, 4 and under free. Reservations suggested. (860) 747-2328.
SUNDAY, OCT. 12
AUNT BUB’S PASTA SUPPER. 4 to 6 p.m. Dinner served at 5 p.m. Bring your own wine. Pasta, eggplant parmigiana, chicken, salad, bread, dessert, soft drinks. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 years old and under. Free for children 5 years old and under. A portion of the price will go to the Amelia Lauretano-Desmond memorial fund to benefit the museum. RSVP by Oct. 8. Make checks payable to the Carousel Museum and mail to 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. (860) 585-5411.
COMMUNION BREAKFAST. Held by the Plainville Knights of Columbus. All members and Catholic men are invited to gather for mass at 8:30 a.m. and then partake in a full breakfast together at the OLM monthly breakfast at the Parish Center, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Cost is $4 per person.