FRIDAY, OCT. 24
WINE TASTING AND DANCING FEATURING EIGHT TO THE BAR. 7 to 8:15 p.m., wine and ale tastings, networking, appetizers, and carousel rides. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., music, wine and ale for sale by glass. Hosted by Team New Horizons, an official charity of the Northeast Utilities Hartford Marathon. Funds raised will be applied to purchase an ultrasound device used to prevent more invasive procedures. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.
ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER. 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:45 p.m. sittings. Menu: sauerkraut, roast pork, hot dogs, bratwurst, mashed potatoes, apple sauce, beets, beans, bread, gravy, homemade apple pie, coffee, tea. Immanuel Lutheran School, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens 65 plus, $10 for students K-8, children under 5 free. Walk-ins and takeout. Benefits the seventh and eighth grade trip to Washington D.C.
EIGHTH ANNUAL OM PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. 5 to 7 p.m. Pasta, meatball, chicken provided by Greer’s chicken. Giamatti Little League Baseball Center, 335 Mix St., Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at front desk of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, Laurel Street, Bristol. Held by the Older Members Association of the Boys and Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol to benefit the club and Family Center.
PASTA MEATBALL DINNER. Held by the Southington Apple Valley AARP 4943. 5 to 7 p.m. Includes beverage and dessert. Mary Our Queen Church Hall, Savage Street, Southington. $10 for adults. $5 for children. (860) 628-0865, (860) 621-0890. No tickets at the door. Proceeds benefit the community of Southington.
SUNDAY, NOV. 2
‘A PLATE AT THE TABLE.’ 12 to 4 p.m. Fund raiser for For Goodness Sake, Bristol-based not-for-profit that gathers donations of furniture and other household goods for individuals and families recovering from homelessness. Cranberry chicken, penne a la vodka, salad, and bread. Coffee, tea, and soda included. Cash bar. Live music, silent auction that includes an autographed Derek Jeter ball. Anthony Jacks Wood Fire Grill, Southington. ForGoodnessSake.org (860) 463-7137.
MONDAY, NOV. 3
ITALIAN DINNER. Held by the Unico Club of Southington. 6 p.m. Pasta fagioli, antipasto, pasta and meatballs, chicken parmigiana, roasted potatoes, salad. Wine served with the meal. Reservations. (860) 276-9789, (860) 628-2227.