FRIDAY, DEC. 5
THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR UNITED WAY 4TH ANNUAL WINE GALA. 5:30 p.m., doors open. Tastings until 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. Sample over 70 wines, try many delicious hor’s d’oeuvres. Raffles. Maple End Package Store in Bristol will provide the wine and will take orders for the holiday season. Wines will be available to be picked up in mid-December to give as gifts or bring to holiday gatherings. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. $50. (860) 582-9559. UWWestCentralCt.org/young-professionals-united-way
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by HQ Dumpsters and Recycling and Miss Southington Pre-Teen. Help Southington Social Services gather gifts for families in need. Bring a gift for a boy or girl and enjoy breakfast with Santa. Every toy donation enters you into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card. Donuts, hot chocolate, homemade Christmas cookies. HQ Dumpsters and Recycling, 897 South Main St., Plantsville.