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. firstname.lastname@example.org
‘TAPPING INTO TWAIN’ OKTOBERFEST. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Selection of locally produced beers and artisanal ales. Food from local restaurants including pizza, pasta, jambalaya, sliders, and pulled pork. Music of Ben Clark. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. $40 for museum members. Designated driver tickets are $20. Tickets include beer, except for designated drivers. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org
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.