KENNY ROGERS. ‘THE GAMBLER’S LAST DEAL’ CHRISTMAS AND HITS TOUR. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville.
MISS CONNECTICUT HOLIDAY SOCIAL. 7 to 9 p.m. Mix and mingle with Miss Connecticut Alyssa Taglia and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Samantha Anderson. Dessert reception to celebrate the holiday season. Square Foot Theatre, 950 Yale Ave., Wallingford. $10 or $5 with new unwrapped toy. RSVP. CTMAOInfo@gmail.com
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
OPEN FARM AND GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP. 12 to 5 p.m. Meet herd of dairy goats and spend some time on a working farm. Make handmade gifts for the holidays in soap shop. Learn how to package it. You can make your own shea butter lip balm as a drop-in project. No appointment necessary. Bradley Mountain Farm, 537 Shuttle Meadow Rd., Southington. (860) 385-GOAT.
SINGLES HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Dress to impress. $10 grab bag gift. BYOB. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10. (860) 582-8229.
HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. “Holiday Cirque Spectacular.” 2 and 7 p.m. Features feats and acrobatics choreographed to seasonal favorites. Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $25. Student tickets, $10. (860) 987-5900. HartfordSymphony.org
SUNDAY, DEC, 18
HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH MICHEAL CASTALDO. 3 p.m. Classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter, composer, and music producer. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattMuseum.org
SATURDAY, DEC. 31
SINGLES NEW YEAR’S PARTY. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. Join the festivities. Dress to impress. BYOB and appetizer/dessert to share. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10. If you don’t bring food, extra $5. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.
11TH ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ring in the New Year celebrating cultures and traditions from Denmark and other places around the world. Create confetti, masks, noisemakers, and a visit from Father Time. Music, dancing. March in a New Year’s Parade at 11:30 a.m. After, gather in Imagine Nation Times Square and count down the ball drop for noon. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. Admission, $12 per person, $6 for members. www.ImagineNation.org
NOW THRU DEC. 28
FOOD FOR FINES COLLECTION PROGRAM. Donate food for Southington Community Services to help restock their shelves for the holidays and remove library fines. Acceptable donations include canned vegetables, juice boxes, soups, toiletries, paper goods, snacks, shampoo and conditioner. Most needed items include cereal, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, canned fruit, children’s snack items. Bring your library card, overdue items, and donations to the lending desk. Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., Southington.
THE MITTEN TREE. The library Mitten Tree display collects new hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and socks. All items will be delivered to the Southington Community Services Department. Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., Southington.
NOW THRU JAN. 31
CHRISTMAS TEE PICKUP AND RECYCLING. Annual fundraiser for the Southington Land Trust. Plan ahead. Officials will pickup and recycle your Christmas tree after the holiday season. Trees will be turned into wood chips to be used at YMCA Camp Sloper. Cost is $15. Proceeds benefit the trust. More info at www.southingtonlandtrust.org or at (860) 690-2484.