Yoga to begin
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 a.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 Southington Assessor’s Office is accepting applications for the elderly homeowners program which helps reduce property taxes. Income levels are $35,300 for single residents and $43,000 for married couples. One spouse in the household must be at least 65 years of age as of last Dec. 31. Those who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits may apply regardless of age.
The office also is accepting applications for the Tax Stabilization (tax freeze). One spouse in the household must be 70 years of age as of last Dec. 31 and if married, his or her spouse is 62 years of age or over as of last Dec. 31. Income limits are $32,000 for single residents and $37,000 for married couples. Under this program the deferred amount of taxes, with interest, shall be liened against the property.
For either program, applicants must file by May 15 and bring the Federal Income Tax return and Social Security 1099 statements for 2017. For more information, call 860-276-6205.
The Youth Volunteer Program, originally a summer program, will now be offered year-round starting in March. This program is for youth 14-15 years of age and will match you with a community service project of your interest. Applications will be available at Youth Services and your guidance office. For more information call 860-276-6281.
Antique and Collectable Appraisals.
The Southington Historical Society will provide free antique and collectable appraisals and museum tours during its weekly open house hours every Saturday 12 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 239 Main St.
Free exhibit space to local artists
The Gallery at the Southington Public Library provides a venue for local community residents to share their artistic talents in the visual arts with the general public. To learn more about having an exhibit at the Gallery call 860-628-0947 ext. 6513 or email email@example.com.
The Southington Community Cultural Arts will have open registration for its winter classes for youth and adults. For more information, call 860-276-1581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything must go charity auction
The Southington Lions Club will conduct its 27th annual “Everything Goes” Charity Auction on Saturday, March 3, doors open at 6:15 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church Hall, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Wine Tasting and to preview auction items. The auction will commence at 7:15 p.m. Admission is charged and includes entry into the drawing for the Grand Door Prize, plus several bonus door prizes. Tickets are available from any Southington Lions Club member and are available at the door. All purchases payable in cash or check. Proceeds from the auction benefit Southington Lions Club Eye Research and community services projects. If you have a question please contact Lion Bruce Vagts at (860) 628-4861.
Dinner dance fundraiser
Arc of Southington will host its annual Denim, Lace and Pearls dinner dance fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight, Satuday, March 3, at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St. For more information, or tickets call 860-628-9220.
Southington UNICO will hold its annual Unico Italian Dinner on Monday, March 19, at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center Street Southington.
UNICO to host Italian dinner
A full Italian meal will take place Monday, March 19, at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 S. Center St. Menu will include antipasto, pasta e fagioli, macaroni and meatballs, soffritto, chicken parmigiana, roasted potatoes and insalata. Ticket price is per person! The evening begins at 6 p.m. For reservations call Dawn Miceli at 860-681-8006.
The UNICO Club of Southington is a service organization that annually distributes more than $30,000 to local and national charities and initiatives. Currently, the club is served by more than 80 members, all of whom subscribe to the motto of “Service above Self.”
Parent information series
The Youth Services will present Helping children overcome anxiety, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the offices 196 N. Main St. The presenter will be Dr. Thomas Finn. In the Month of April the topic will be ‘handling childen’s anger,’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Youth Services offices. To register call 860-276-6281.
The Southington Recreation Department, in conjunction with Elevation Volleyball Acadamy, is offering a Boys Volleyball League for ages 7-14; there are no residency requirements. A completed registration form and payment must be submitted to the Recreation office no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.
The Southington Recreation Department will hold its 14th annual Girls Volleyball Program on Tuesdays from March 13-May 15 in the Derynoski Elementary School gymnasium, 240 Main Street. This program is open to Southington residents only. Registration is held on a first come, first served basis. Space is extremely limited. A completed registration form and payment must be received in the Recreation Department by Feb. 28.
SOUTHINGTON — The Southington Youth Services is opening on Friday, March 23, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a one weekend event only. Kristen’s Kloset will be located at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. in the Freshman Café. Kristen’s Kloset is open to any high school student who is looking to attend their prom and not spend a lot of money. There is inventory of over 500 new and gently used gowns. Girls may obtain vouchers for gowns and accessories from the guidance counselors or may offer a small donation to the program. Kristen’s Kloset is named to honor the memory of Kristen Warner, a middle school student who died tragically in a car accident in 2004. Students must bring their school ID. For more information, call 860-276- 6281.