DIANE BARILE ART EXHIBIT. Acrylics. The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org
SATURDAY, JAN. 2
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 630 p.m. Meet in lobby, everyone decides what movie to see. After go nearby for refreshments. Starplex Cinemas, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 582-8229.
THE ULTIMATE COMMITMENT. 7 to 10 p.m. Opening reception for art show curated by Mark McKee, features works by teaching artists. Hygienic Art Galleries, 70 Bank St., New London. Hygienic.org, (860) 443-8001.
ART SWAP. 7 to 10 p.m. Artists are invited to bring one to five pieces of any medium to swap with other artists. Art must be delivered to gallery before Jan. 2. Hygienic Art Galleries, 70 Bank St., New London. Hygienic.org, (860) 443-8001. Register at Hygienicart@gmail.com. $10 entry fee. Public welcome.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6
PARC’S ANNUAL JOHN SULLIVAN AWARDS. 6 p.m. Honorees will include Embroidery A2Z and parent volunteer Freida Buttemeyer. PARC, 28 East Maple St., Plainville. ParcdisabilitiesCT.org, (860) 747-0316.
THURSDAY, JAN. 7
THE MOVIE ‘EVEREST.’ 1 p.m. Inspired by events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. PG-13. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR, ‘SIMPLIFYING THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS.’ 6:30 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 8
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub at the Marriott/ Fairfield Inn, 400 New Britain Ave., Plainville. No charge. (8960) 582-8229.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Speaker is Barbara Atherton. Discussion on property and casualty insurance. Village Gate of Farmington, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org/event
TUESDAY, JAN. 12
AUTHOR WILLIAM HALL. 7 to 9 p.m. “The Haunted House Diaries; The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town at the Center of A Paranormal Mystery.” Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Refreshments. In case of inclement weather, program will take place Thursday, Jan. 28. (860) 793-1446.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
LECTIO DIVINA. 9 to 10 a.m. Facilitated by Celeste Calabotta, program describes a way of reading the Scriptures in which one gradually lets go and opens themselves to what God is saying. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. (860) 677-8519, email@example.com
MONDAY, APRIL 11
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH GOLDEN AGERS TRIP TO THE MOHEGAN SUN. Leave at 8:45 a.m. Return at 5:30 p.m. Bus leaves St. Stanislaus parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol. $30 and includes casino package and transportation. (860)589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
NOW thru FEB. 7
‘LOVE, ANDY.’ Highlights from the Andy Warhol Museum. The theme of romantic love in paintings, drawings, and photographs of hearts, cupids, and images of his paramours. Plus, “Canis Major: Andy Warhol’s Dogs and Cats.” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum, (203) 753-0381.
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 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 JAN. 17
‘YVES TANGUY: SURREALIST PAINTER/ COUNTRY GENTLEMAN.’ Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.
NOW thru 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. She turned those submissions into neon art. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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