342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT Phone: 860-435-1029.

Award-winning artist and Emmy Award winning writer of the PBS Series "Landscapes Through Time," David Dunlop, whose standing-room only lectures have become a signature event at The White Gallery, returns on Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm for his final lecture of the 2011 season, Music and Art, How We Sing Like a Painting and Paint like a Song.  Winter hours are Friday and Sunday, 11 - 4pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 8pm. or on Facebook/White Gallery. 860-435-1029.

Holidays with The Jerrod Catey Jazz Trio at Beardsley and Memorial Library-Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 between 11AM and 2PM come celebrate the Holidays with The Jerrod Cattey Jazz Trio at Beardsley and Memorial Library Open House.  Refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.

Harwinton Hometown Holiday Celebration

12/03/2011 to 12/04/2011

Route 202, Harwinton, CT 06791.

Hometown Holiday Celebration, a three hour event will take place on December 3rd from 4-7PM at the Town Hall-Harwinton Public Library complex.  Several local organizations will participate.  Dr. Seuss "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will be read at the library with the Grinch in attendance.  Santa Claus will pose for pictures with children.  There will also be a mail drop for letters addressed to the North Pole.  Hay rides and games are planned along with fire barrels, coffee and hot chocolate for keeping warm.  Animated christmas movie shorts will be played either inside Town Hall or outside.  Come and enjoy the celebration.

BUBBLIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wine Education Classes at McLaughlin Vineyards


14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT Phone: (866)599-9463.

Saturday, December 3rd 6:00-8:30. BUBBLIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. It's time to pick up some sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays(sparkling wine? Champagne? What's the difference??). Bubbly comes in all styles and prices from all over the world. Tonight you will sample a wine variety and perhaps find a new favorite. Appropriately paired appetizers will be served. $60pp.

Holiday Tea at the Rider House Presented by Danbury Museum and Historical Society


43 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

12:30PM to 2:30PM at the Rider House a Holiday Tea will be held.  Treat yourself, your Mom or your best girlfriend to a special afternoon in Danbury's own historic Rider House.  Create some great memories with the wonderful women in your life--tea, shopping and fun for all ages.  Cost $25 per person and will include a variety of teas and an assortment of sandwiches, savories and sweets.  The Danbury Museum's Holiday Bazaar will also be open for your shopping pleasure.  Reservations are required--space is limited.  Call for further information.

Sharon Tree Lighting and Sharon Historical Open House


18 Main Street, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

On Sat. at 4:45 p.m. The tree is lite on the Green and everyone is invited to enjoy hot chocolate and homemade cookies furnished by Sharon residents at The Sharon Historical Society decorated for Christmas.  Also Holiday ornment making for kids.  For more information call or visit the website.

Kids create while you shop! The Institute for American Indian Studies


38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. With our Gift Shop holiday sale for the entire month of December as well as the opening weekend of our Winter Indian Arts & Craft Market, the time is perfect for a trip to IAIS. Get your holiday shopping done while your children enjoy a special craft. Join IAIS Educator and artist, Matthew Barr and make your own corn husk holiday angel. Many Native Americans have adopted Christianity and celebrate Christmas while still maintaining their time-honored traditions. This craft combines traditional Native American corn husk dolls withaholidaytwist. Pleasecallforreservations    Fee:$4

First Holiday House Tour Sponsored by Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society


44 Railroad Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8226.

On Sunday,December 4, 2011 the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society held the First Holiday House Tour with five residents opening their homes.  Bunny Williams's home was on the tour.  The money raised is to be used for roof repair at the museum.

Annual Holiday Wine Tasting at Western CT State Univsity--Danbury


43 Lake Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 877-837-9278.

On Sunday, December 4, 2011 WCSUniversity will host its Annual Holiday Wine Tasting to benefit student scholarships from 4 to 7PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center.  Proceeds will support the Caraluzzi Scholarship Endowment.  Reservations are limited.

Naugatuck Historical Society Hosts Trains, Trains, Trains Exhibit


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

On December 4, 2011 from 9Am to 4PM come down to the historic railroad station and home of the Naugatuck Historical Society Museum to watch and hear the sounds of the trains chugging along the tracks.  The Valley Ho Trak model train club will be setting up an entire display for the enjoyment of all train lovers.  Admission is $5 per person or cal for information on family prices.