American Legion meeting
WALLINGFORD — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 73 will meet Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Foreign Hall 23 Prince St. Wallingford.
Boys vs Girls
WALLINGFORD — The second annual Ulbrich 8th Grade Boys vs Girls basketball game will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road. Tickets can be purchased at the door; doors open at 6 p.m. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit two local charities, Ben Callahan Foundation and In a Heart Beat Foundation.
Corned beef dinner
MERIDEN — South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main St., will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner at 4:45 and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Discounted advance seating available. For tickets call 203-237-8209; also available at the door.
WALLINGFORD — Our Lady of Fatima Parish will hold an ‘All You Can Eat’ St Patrick`s corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 10, in the Parish Hall at 382 Hope Hill Road, Yalesville. Cake, coffee , tea and juice are also included. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Irish Steppe Dancers will perform at 7 p.m. A hot dog and fries dinner will also be available for children. For tickets and information, contact Bob linsley at (203) 949 9122 or call the Parish Center.
Y’s Men meeting
MERIDEN — Y’s Men of Meriden will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 at the YMCA, 110 West Main St. Bruce Burchsted, club member, will present a program on “Harpers Ferry, an Amazing History Worth Revisiting.” Membership in the Y’s Men is open to residents of Meriden and surrounding communities who are retired or semi-retired. Call 203-238-7784 for information.
Device Free Family Dinner
MERIDEN — Meriden Health Department in collaboration with Meriden Family Resource Centers is offering families with elementary school children a free device-free family pizza dinner on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at John Barry School, 124 Columbia St. Cell phones, tablets, ipods or other tech devices will not be allowed during this fun dinner. Participants should bring a small centerpiece from home for their table. Seating is limited to the first 20 families. For reservations, call 203-238-2316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALLINGFORD — The Hungarian Community Club along with several other Connecticut Hungarian organizations is sponsoring a commemorative program to mark the anniversary of the 1848 War of Independence. The program will feature representatives from the the Hungarian Consulate of New York as well as several Connecticut Hungarian churches and organizations including the Hungarian Scouts. The program will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Hungarian Community Club, 147 Ward St. The program will be in both Hungarian and English. There is no admission charge but donations are gratefully accepted.
Yoga to begin
SOUTHINGTON — The Southington Arts Council, Inc., has scheduled a six week course of yoga from March 5 through April 16. All levels will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Beginners will meet Fridays at 6:30 p.m. All classes will take place at the Historical Society building, 239 Main St. For more informaton or to register call 860-621-2787.
The Cheshire Wallingford League of Women Voters will choose three women applicants for scholarships that are designed to assist them to go back to an educational program they may have started years ago or to train for a new career. Each scholarship was established in memory of a League member who had returned to the working world after some kind of retraining. The scholarships are specifically for residents of Cheshire, Wallingford and Prospect and named for Elizabeth Giardino, of Cheshire, Madeline Erskine, of Wallingford and Joyce Kathan, of Prospect.
Applications will be available in each of the town’s public libraries or may be requested on line at ScholarLWV@yahoo.com. Completed applications, which will require a letter of recommendation and evidence of enrollment in a program of study, will need to be submitted by May 15.
CHESHIRE — Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., hosts Adult Loft Knitters, for advanced/intermediate knitters, monthly on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. Come to socialize, learn, and share your techniques with other knitters. Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own and don’t forget to ask your friends to join. This adult program has a required registration. To register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.