FRIDAY, NOV. 21
NEWINGTON SKI CLUB OPEN HOUSE. 7 p.m. Raffle gifts, food, DJ. Save on lift tickets and join a club. Polish American Club, 140 Wilson Ave., Newington.
ANNUAL YANKEE PEDDLAR FAIR. 6 to 9 p.m on Friday. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday. A country breakfast will be offered at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Apple fritters, homemade apple pies, fresh baked goods, and homemade soups. Many crafters. Yankee Peddlar Grill open Friday and Saturday. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.
CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford. $10 for adults. $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 admitted free. 1-800-251-1563. ConnAutoShow.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 22
HOLIDAY FAIR VENDORS SOUGHT. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unique gifts. 20 vendors. Cookies sold by the pound, raffle. Lunch at the Whistle Stop Café, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Avon Health Center, 652 West Avon Rd., Avon. (860) 673-2521 ext. 11.
QUILT AND BASKET RAFFLES FRANCISCAN CHRISTMAS FAR. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden/ Cheshire life. FLCenter.org
NATIONAL FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center will be joined by Team ESPN employees and volunteers from the United Way of West Central Connecticut. A Points of Light signature day of service that will demonstrate and celebrate the power of families who volunteer together. Children and families invited to make Thanksgiving napkin ring holders for patients at Bristol Hospital, nursing homes, and shelters. Refreshments. Free admission to Imagine Nation. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. (860) 314-1400. ImagineMuseum.org
PARC’S 12TH ANNUAL BOWLING CLASSIC. 4 to 7:30 p.m. E-Z Pass pre-registration is available. Members of bowling teams that pre-register will be able to proceed directly to the bowling lane where there will be event t-shirts for each person, bowling shoes, door prize tickets, and food and drink coupons. Door prizes, gift baskets. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $25 per person Each bowler will receive three games of bowling, shoes, hot dog and beverage, a T-shirt and door prize ticket. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Registration checks and donations can be sent to PARC, 28 E. Maple St., Plainville, CT 06062. PARC.Plainville@gmail.com, (860) 747-0316.
ANGEL FAIR. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, readers. 2 p.m., Psychic Medium Rebecca Anne LoCicero will offer messages from heaven for $10 per person. The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville. Free admission. Free parking.
SUNDAY, NOV. 23
TRAIN SHOW. Held by the Cheshire High School Marching Band Parents Association. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St., Cheshire. Adults, $6. Children under 10, free.
MONDAY, NOV. 24
BE STILL: CONTEMPLATIVE WORSHIP SERVICE. 6 p.m. The First Congregational Church of Southington, on the green, 37 Main St., Southington.
NOV. 25 to JAN. 4
HOLIDAY MEMORIES: TALES AND TRADITIONS OF AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHRISTMAS. Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with admission to the museum. Free to members. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.org
NOV. 28-30, DEC. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21
LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays. Fun for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate. Kiddieland rides and family-themed rides will be in operation. Train will be transformed into the North Pole Railway with uniformed train conductor with a tale to tell. Indoor activities including cookie decorating and gingerbread house making. Write a letter to Santa. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Carolers. Ice carver. Clowns. Photos with Santa. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 822 Lake Ave., Bristol. $14.99 for adults. $10.99 for children 4 to 10. Free for children 3 and under. LakeCompounce.com
SUNDAY, NOV. 30
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Sessions Woods, Burlington Avenue, Burlington. After, go to lunch. No charge for the walk. (860) 582-8229.
COUPLE DANCE WORKSHOP WITH PAULA AND MICHAEL. 3 to 6 p.m. Partner Pattern, Two Step, Nite Club. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. firstname.lastname@example.org
ART EXHIBIT FEATURING WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER. By members selected to be part of the 7th Annual Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods in Southbury: Wendell Copeland, Ellen Couture, June Demanski Eugene Kelsey, Don Liljedahl, Diane Misko, and third place senior juried art show winner Judy Humphrey. Exhibit open to public Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. .to 1 p.m. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.
MONDAY, DEC. 1
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON OF THE BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Boutique. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., program. 12 p.m., luncheon. Speaker, Jena Brescia, Floral Designer. “A Very Riverside Holiday: Dazzling Ideas for your Hearth and Home.” The Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. $40 per person. Reservations. Pat Andrews, (860) 583-4629. Joan Nyerick, (860) 589-7166.
WEDNESDAY, DEC 3
SEASONS BOUTIQUE. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non-food vendors and crafters are wanted. The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. Open to the public. (860)628-0364.
FRIDAY, DEC. 5
FRIENDS OF THE CAROUSEL HOLIDAY PARTY. Annual meeting. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For museum members. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. RSVP by Dec. 1. (860) 585-5411. email@example.com
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters sought. St. Matthew School, Forestville. (860)583-5214.
BUS TRIP TO WRENTHAM PREMIUM OUTLET MALL IN MASSACHUSETTS. Held by The Woman’s Club of Plainville, Inc. Leave the Plainville Public Library at 8 a.m. and return to the library by 6:30 p.m. Transportation to and from Wrentham Premium Outlet Mall, the tip for the driver, bus bingo, raffle prizes, morning and afternoon light snacks, bottled water, a DVD movie shown during the return trip to Plainville, and throughout the day, storage will be made available under the bus for your purchases. $35. Purchase tickets by making checks payable to the Woman’s Club of Plainville. Including your name and phone number, the number of tickets. Mail to Linda Roche, P.O. Box 295 Plainville, CT 06062.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. Held by the St. Aloysius Ladies Guild. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gift baskets, vendors, baked goods, swags, handmade items, etc. Lunch/ refreshments served. St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville.
CHILDREN’S CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to noon at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. Kid crafters wanted. All items must be made by children 12 years or younger. All items for sale will be $5 or less. In person registration is required. For more info, contact the Children’s Dept. at (860)628-0947 ext. 3.
ST. PAUL’S NINTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday and general handcraft items featured. Vendors needed. Deadline, Nov. 21. 8 feet by 5 feet space and table will be provided. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486.
THE UGLY SWEATER RUN—A HOLIDAY THEMED-5K. 11 a.m. Bushnell Park, Hartford. TheUglySweaterRun.com
TUESDAY, DEC. 9
DISCOVER CHRISTMAS AT THE NEWPORT MANSIONS. Held by the Cruz’in Congos. Tour the Breakers and the Elms, two of the most famous mansions decorated for Christmas. Cost includes deluxe motor coach, admittance to mansions, and lunch at the Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant. (860) 628-8982, firstname.lastname@example.org
MOHEGAN BUS TRIP. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave Mohegan at 4 p.m. $21 per person. Current casino promotional package will be given. No monies will be collected on the bus. All seats are to be paid for prior to trip. Reservations. (860) 747-1732.
THURSDAY, DEC. 11
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TRIP TO WILLIAMS INN BOAR’S HEAD FEAST AND BRIGHT NIGHTS. Leave First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington at 9 a.m. All invited. Reservations. (860)621-3024 or (860) 770-1557.
NOW thru JAN. 4, 2015
‘FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS/ MATRIX 170.’ Art exhibition. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 to Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org
NOW thru NOV. 30
ARTWORK OF SUSAN PATLA BRERETON. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru JAN. 4
TWO ART EXHIBITS. “Steven Rockefeller: A Park Bench View,” “Nathaniel Donnett: Alone In My Four Cornered Room.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru JAN. 11
‘NELSON AUGUSTUS MOORE: CONNECTICUT, WATER, HILLS AND SKY.’ From the collection of Todd and Marenda Stitzer. Features paintings and photographs by Moore, a 19th century American landscape artist who captured images of his hometown Kensington. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org
NOW thru DEC. 5
‘NOT OF THIS WORLD.’ Art exhibition. Discover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore. College of East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown. Wesleyan.ed/ceas/exhibitions/not_of_this_world.htm. (860) 685-2330.
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.