DEC. 4-JAN. 30
‘FROM HIGH COLLARS TO BEE’S KNEES: THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA IN CONNECTICUT.’ Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curated by the Connecticut Historical Society’s Fashion and Textile Council, the exhibit explorers fashion trends that reflected the tumultuous social events occurring in the early 20th century. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 and over), $4 for students (with valid college ID) and youth (6-17). CHS.org
DEC. 6-JAN. 17
‘YVES TANGUY: SURREALIST PAINTER/ COUNTRY GENTLEMAN.’ Opening reception, Dec. 6, 2 to 4 p.m. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.
DEC. 6-JAN. 17
‘THE ILLUMINATION SHOW.’ Art piece created by Lauren Booth. She approached some of the world’s most celebrated figures with the request they write an inspirational word or short phrase. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
MONDAY, DEC. 7
SINGLES JAZZ NIGHT AND DINNER. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Eat dinner then listen to the Hartford Jazz Orchestra. Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, DEC 8
PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM BANKING SCAMS. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9
ANTHONY TROLLOPE: THE GREATEST ENGLISH NOVELIST YOU’VE (PROBABLY) NEVER READ. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
THURSDAY, DEC. 10
GLUTEN FREE COOKIE BAKING WORKSHOP. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
ONYX II FINE JEWELERS HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL TRUNK SHOW TO BENEFIT PALACE THEATER. 6 to 9 p.m. Elegant showcase of Onyx II and New York designer Freida Rothman’s collection of cosmopolitan jewelry. Rothman will make her Connecticut debut with a personal event and will discuss the craftsmanship behind her line of accessories. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. RSVP. (203) 346-2002.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10
COMPUTER CODING WORKSHOP. 4 to 8 p.m. All ages invited. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Register. www.FarmingtonLibraries.org. (860) 673-6791.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12
BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Visitors have a chance to win a free copy of “Images of Bristol.” Hundreds of image of Bristol, including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Temporary exhibit of Bristol-made clocks and New Departure bells. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017. email@example.com
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985 30TH REUNION. Dinner, music, dancing, catching up with old friends. Details, contact Kevin Bechard at (860) 929-2079, BristolEastern85@gmail.com
NOW thru MAY 7
‘PEDAGOGY AND PLACE: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION AT YALE.’ Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explores the relationship between teaching architecture, and the spaces in which that education takes place. Yale School of Architecture, Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., New Haven.
NOW thru DEC. 29
JAY BABINA OF BRANFORD ART EXHIBIT. Oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Run by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru JAN. 17
‘STONE ROBERTS: STREET SCENES, STILL LIFES AND FIGURES.’ Exhibit displays nine of the artist’s oil paintings exploring human encounters with every day life. Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults. $10 for seniors. $8 for students. Free for children under 12. Free admission from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. NBMAA.org
NOW thru DEC. 13
BRISTOL ARTIST RICK FITZSIMONS. Exhibit and sale, “Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons” will display over 30 works in a variety of mediums. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave. Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission includes the New England Carousel Museum, the Museum of Fire History, the Restoration Department, the two fine art galleries and the Museum of Greek Culture. Admission for adults is $6, seniors: $5.50; children between the ages of 4 to 14 are $3.50. (860) 585-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thecarouselmuseum.org.
INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. email@example.com
CHARLESMAGNE CARD GAME. Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol.
BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale.
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.
BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.
BINGO. Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee. St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.
ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays for beginners, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights for leagues 7 to 10 p.m. Wheeler YMCA , 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631, ext, 127, TimGabbardghymca.org, GHYMCA.org