TUESDAY, JAN. 26
COOKING DEMONSTRATION: INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN CUISINE. 6 p.m. Featuring Auntie Arwe Spices. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27
EVENING OF CONVERSATION WITH THE HOST OF ‘LIDIA’S KITCHEN,’ LIDIA BASTIANICH. 7:30 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $56, $46, $36. PalaceTheaterCT.org. (203) 346-2000.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pot roast or stuffed fish. Choice of soup or salad, potato vegetable, bread and butter, and coffee or tea. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $8 per person. Call ahead for fish. (860) 583-3350.
SUNDAY, JAN. 31
CHILI CHALLENGE AND KING OF THE WING CHALLENGE. Benefit for PARC. 1 p.m., chili event. 3 p.m., King of the Wing. Central Café, 24 Whiting St., Plainville. (860) 747-0405.
NEWMAN MASSE BENEFIT BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds to assist in offsetting medical/ prescription costs. 360 King St., Bristol. $7 per adult. Children 6 and under eat free. (860) 940-3847.
SATURDAY, FEB. 6
THE BRISTOL CHOCOLATE EXPO. 12 to 4 p.m. Bristol DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. TheBristolChocolateExpo.com, (860) 597-4835.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 LUNCHEON. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Court, Bristol. Prices vary depending on order placed. Take out call ahead orders available by calling in advance. Supports American Legion and programs. (860) 589-0088.