SATURDAY, JAN. 23
SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 7 p.m. Eat, play games, hang out. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $5. Reservations. (8960) 582-8229.
OPENING CELEBRATION OF FOUR ART EXHIBITIONS. 4 to 6 p.m. The First Juried Members Exhibition, Mixmaster, which runs through March 6; interdisciplinary artist Melanie Crean’s “Ellipses,” which runs through March 6; “Alison Safford: Rule of Thumb,” which runs through March 6. “Waterbury Colleges: The Greatest Muhammad Ali,” which runs through March 6. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org. (860) 753-0381.
SUNDAY, JAN. 24
WINTER WARM-UP AND SURPLUS LIBRARY SUPPLIES SALE. 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Snow date is Jan. 31) All books are 50 cents or three for $1. Library supplies, desks, typewriters, magazine shelving, priced as marked. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26
‘LET GO AND LIGHTEN UP!’ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., day program. 7 to 9 p.m., evening program. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $30 offering for day program. $20 offering for evening. Advance registration. (860) 380-7862. firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING BATTERIES. 7 p.m. Presented by The Complex Creators, a Farmington First LEGO League team. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27
STAFF PICKS: BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT MIXMASTER: JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION. 11 a.m. Director Bob Burns and Curator Dr. Cynthia Roznoy will lead the talk. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
BRISTOL CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Sonic, 1425 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Free to chamber members. Register. CentralCTChambers.org
JEWELRY MAKING CLASS FOR ADULTS. Held by the Plainville Recreation Department. Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Make a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Recreation Building, 50 Whiting St., Plainville. $25 covers materials. Register. (860) 747-6022.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
BRISTOL TOWN HALL MEETING. With State Sen. Henri Martin, Rep. Whit Betts, and Rep. Cara Pavalock. 6:30 to 8 p.m. All residents encouraged to attend and ask questions. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St. Bristol.
‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ FAREWELL TEA. 12:30 p.m., tea with light refreshments. 1 p.m., “The Edwardian Lady,” a presentation of humor, history and anecdotes concerning home life, fashion, and etiquette of the Edwardian period. Presented by historian and performer Kandi Carle in full Edwardian costume. Period dress optional. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787, ext 2023.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARDI GRAS. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Beads and doubloons, music and dancing, bourbon tasting, food, BYOB, King and Queen, 50/50 and auction. Masks and costumes encouraged. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $30 per person. RSVP by Feb. 1. Masks and anniversary glasses at the museum gift shop. (860) 585-5411.
SATURDAY, FEB. 6
13TH ANNUAL VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Held by the American Legion Auxiliary. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade chocolate candy, bake sale, handmade flower arrangements, theme basket raffles, Valentine gifts for everyone. Enjoy lunch, gourmet desserts, and beverages in the café. Legion Post Home, Main Street, Southington.
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. 8
THE NATIONAL ARTS/ LOCAL COLOR, COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM’S ANNUAL ART COMPETITION AND SHOW. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Capital Community College, 950 Main St., Hartford. (860) 560=5471, NancyS@CRTCT.org, CTRCT.org
NOW thru MARCH 11
‘BLACK PULP.’ A new exhibition at the Yale School of Art featuring 65 objects, including rare magazines, literary journals, novels, cartoons, and comics as well as contemporary art from the Black Diaspora. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, New Haven. (203) 432-2600, email@example.com
NOW thru JAN. 31
DIANE BARILE ART EXHIBIT. Acrylics. The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org
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 JAN. 31
SOUTHINGTON ARTIST JANE M. WHITE EXHIBITS. The Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. (860) 395-3184.
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. 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