Tonight, Carbone’s on 588 Franklin Ave., Hartford will hold its 9th annual Cigar & Scotch Social.
Staged in a tent outside the South End landmark eatery, the evening includes Carbone’s Italian food, a selection of aged single malt scotches, a selection of cigars, boutique beers, fine wines and music. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Petit Family Foundation.
Co-honorary chairs are Paul Pasqualoni, head UConn football coach, and Colin Cowherd of ESPN’s The Herd.
And as an added bonus, shaves for the guys courtesy of Rooster’s of Glastonbury.
It’s Father’s Day Sunday and the American Diabetes Association will honor two fathers at a reception Friday at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Honorees are Don DeVivo, president and owner of DATTCO Inc. and Ernest J. Mattei, a partner in Day Pitney, LLC.
On Saturday, head over to the Klingberg Home in New Britain for its annual Klingberg Vintage Motor Car Festival. The charity event benefits the non-profit that offers programs and support services for families and children.
Grand marshals for the event are celebrated car expert and reality show star Wayne Carini and his father Bob Carini.
The show is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There are two big Juneteenth celebrations Saturday evening, annual events marking the end of slavery.
At the New Britain Museum of American Art, Curtis and Sheila Robinson, who own the largest minority construction management company in the East, will be the honory chairs of the party. The evening includes music, food, and the premier of “Ultimate Goal” a four-part documentary short film by Torrance M. Conaway. Ethnic or formal attire is encouraged.
At the Amistad Center in Hartford, the party at the Wadsworth Atheneum will not only celebrate Juneteenth but the center’s 25th anniversary as well.
Titled “Jubilation” gala honorary chairs are Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, wife of the late Arthur Ashe who was a founding trustee, and Henry Parker, former Connecticut State Treasurer. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Also on Saturday, Prudence Crandall Center will host its 7th Annual Silent No More Auction and dance at Central Connecticut State University Alumni Hall from 7-11 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support the domestic violence programs and services provided by Prudence Crandall Center to the towns of Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Terryvlle. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information about the event or to make a donation, please visit www.prudencecrandall.org
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