JAN. 29, 30
‘KING KONG.’ Rescheduled dates. Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou movie series presented by The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Classic film with Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot. An exact replica of the “Kong” animation armature will be on display. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. (860) 583-6309, PreserveHollywood.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30
BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICK OFF AND CELEBRATION. 2 p.m. Children and families invited to celebrate and honor the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
SUNDAY, JAN. 31
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP. Presented by the Connecticut Songwriter’s Association. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn myths and truths of the craft, business of songwriting, and top songwriting techniques that get results. Also get professional feedback on your songs. Lyric sheet required. First Church of Christ, Congregational 1652, Amistad Hall, 75 Main St., Farmington. $25 per person. Snow date Feb. 21. Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org; (860) 309-9704.
JAN. 31, FEB. 28, MARCH 20
FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES. 2 p.m. on Sundays. All levels of artists invited. Led by Post University drawing and life drawing instructor and painter Sheri Schwartz. The museum will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring fundamentals of capturing the figure. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $10 for students. $15 for museum members. $25 for non-members. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com
TUESDAY, FEB. 2
SEN. HENRI MARTIN. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Town Hall meeting. State senator will discuss key issues facing Connecticut, preview the upcoming session of the Connecticut legislature, and answer questions from taxpayers. Councial Chambers, 1 Central Square, Plainville. Free. 1-800-842-1421.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3
4 CHAPLAINS SERVICE. Presented by American Legion Post 209, and Asbury United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. Four U.S. Army chaplains sacrificed their lives so others could live. Honor their sacrifice. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville.
THURSDAY, FEB. 4
DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT. Fund raiser for Plainville High School Project graduation. $60 for a team of six players. Prizes awarded to winning team member. Plainville High School, Kegel Gym, Robert Holcomb Way. General admission $2. (860) 205-9911 or call the high school to register your team. Open to the public.
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. Masks and anniversary glasses at the museum gift shop. (860) 585-5411.
SINGLES FIRST FRIDAY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Meet other singles. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Bristol. $15 includes light hors d’oeuvres, wine, or beer for $3. (860) 582-8229.
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 13
MOHEGAN BUS TRIP. Hosted by Animal Rescue Foundation. Bus leaves commuter parking lot off of Route 8, exit 39 at 3 p.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. $40 and includes a $15 food voucher and $15 gambling voucher. Seating is limited Payment must be received by Feb. 6. www.ARFCt.org, (860) 798-6084.
THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Thursday, 9 .am. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., a bag sale. $5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag. Sale includes thousands of gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, videos, audio books, CDs donated by the community. Books are priced 25 cents to $2. Wednesday, Feb. 24 is an opening night preview sale for a $5 admission from 3 to 7 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, meeting rooms in the lower level, Bristol.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
THE 15TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Social hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event whose proceeds support grants fro programs that make it possible for women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth Southington, and Wolcott improve the conditions and opportunities in their lives. Guest is Kara Sundlun of WFSB. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org
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
VOCATION HOLY HOUR. 4 to 5 p.m., third Friday of every month. Pray for the Archdiocese of Hartford. St Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.
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
FATIMA/ DIVINE MERCE HOLY HOUR. 2 p.m., second Sunday of the month. Bring a friend, spiritual healing, brown scapular enrollment. St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St., New Britain.