FRIDAY, OCT. 7
HARVEST WINE TASTING. 5 to 8 p.m Fund raiser for Meals for the Needy, Bristol’s oldest soup kitchen. Over 15 different wines, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. Entertainment provided by Woof. Meet sommelier Marvin from Maple End Package Store. American Legion Hall, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. $20 per person in advance (RSVP by Sept. 30), $25 at the door. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. C.firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
PORK ROAST DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION. 6 p.m. Includes raffles, silent auction, trips, sports items, antiques, more. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $35. $50 for two. (860) 919-7669.
ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes and vegetable and homemade apple crisp for dessert. Silent gift basket auction as well. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. $12 for adults, $6 for children, 4 and under are free. Reservations suggested. (860) 747-2328.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
AUNT BUB’S PASTA SUPPER. 4 to 6 p.m. A meal of pasta, eggplant parmigiana, chicken, salad, bread, dessert, and soft drinks served at 5 p.m. Bring your own wine. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. Children 5 or under are free. Portion of sales will go to the Amelia Lauretano Desmond memorial fund for the museum. (860) 585-5411, email@example.com. thecarouselmuseum.org
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
TIP-A-FIREFIGHTER. 6 to 10 p.m. Held by Bristol Fire Union Local 773 in conjunction with Chili’s Bar and Grill in Bristol. Customers may dine all day and if they have the event flyer, Chili’s will donate 10 percent of the check to Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter. From 6 to 10 p.m., Bristol firefighters will serve as wait staff and bartenders alongside Chili’s regular staff. Any tips collected will be donated. Raffles, door prizes, and event-t-shirts for purchase will be available. Chili’s, 1425 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Donations may go direct to Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter by sending them to P.O. Box 1150, Bristol, CT 06011-1150.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
LOCAL HEROES CHILI COOK-OFF. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring local police officers, firefighters, military personnel, medical responders. Vote for your favorite chili. Money raised will be donated to Partners in Caring. ShopRite of Bristol, 1200 Farmington Ave., Bristol.