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The “Ridge House,” built in 1981 by Woodbury builder Peter Gaug and currently owned by artist Linda Leidel, is one of five homes to be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, for the Woman’s Club of Woodbury’s Holiday House Tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance for…

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WOODBURY — Main Street Ballet will present its annual “Nutcracker” at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 22, at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Rd. in Southbury.

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There is a Christmas Letter Station at the Oakville Branch Library, 55 Davis St., for residents to write letters to Santa to send to the North Pole mailbox. Santa will visit the library and read a story at the library’s annual Christmas Storytime Extravaganza at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 19…

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LITCHFIELD — St. Michael’s Parish will host the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, in the candlelit church at 25 South St., just off the Litchfield green.

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NAUGATUCK— There will be a Roast Beef Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Hillside Covenant Church, 100 Hillside Ave.

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TORRINGTON — The First United Methodist Church will host a holiday brass concert at 2:30 Sunday, December 15 at the church, 21 Fern Dr. 

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.

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NEW LONDON — The United States Coast Guard Band will present a pair of free concerts to ring in the holidays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15.

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WATERTOWN — The Parks and Recreation Department has announced that due to this morning's snow, all morning activities are cancelled for Wednesday, December 11, including Little Bean Open Play.

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WATERBURY — The Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association has rescheduled its annual Christmas Tree lighting in Bunker Hill Park across from Walnut Hill Community Church to Sunday, December 15 due to the recent snow storm. At the Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa Claus will arrive on a fire truck at…

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Community Choir will present “Let There Be Christmas,” a cantata by Joseph M. Martin, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 182 Robbins St., Waterbury, and 4 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, 9 Division St.…

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WATERBURY — Brass City Ballet will present its 23rd annual production of “The Nutcracker” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the Fine Arts Center Mainstage of Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy. A special, one-hour narrated version, “Nut…

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church will host its 52nd annual Gingerbread Village and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 7; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 8; 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, December 9 to 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14. The…

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WOODBURY — Members of the Woodbury United Methodist Church will host their annual Christmas Cafe from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in conjunction with the Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.

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SOUTHBURY — The Greater Southbury Chapter of Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14 for a short meeting to be followed by a Holiday Luncheon-Get Together buffet from noon to 2 p.m. at Senor Pancho’s, 385 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — The Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd., will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7, as part of the annual Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library will host the program, Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 at the library, 248 Main St.

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Nonnewaug GradNite will host its sixth annual Grinch pancake breakfast, pictures with the Grinch, a surprise from the Grinch and a chance to win gift cards from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, December 8, at the Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. North, Woodbury. Children’s admission is $5, adult …

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WOODBURY — The Pierce Campbell Trio will present A Jazzy Christmas at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 5 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. This trio features former Connecticut State Troubadour Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on acoustic bass and Loren Evarts…

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host its annual Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, with a snow date of Sunday, December 8. The event will include hourly tours to meet the organization’s many horses, pony rides from noon to 2 p.m. and a silent auction wit…

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WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies’ Native American Holiday Arts and Crafts Market will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and 14, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 8 and 15, at 38 Curtis Rd. Visitors can shop for a variety of Native American crafts, j…

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host the 14th annual Christmas Celebration of Lights at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 when colleagues, family and friends will gather to celebrate the Christmas season and to remember loved ones, living and deceased. The St. Mary’s Hospital Christ…

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WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum, 63 Prospect St., will offer several programs and exhibits in December. Holidays in 19th Century Waterbury: A Very Chase Christmas will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 11. Historian Christina Volpe will di…

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OAKVILLE— There will be a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony on noon Saturday, December 7 at the left side of the Pearl Harbor Bridge on Main Street (Route 73). Oakville VFW Post 7330, Watertown VFW Post 5157 and the American Legion Post 195 will be present at the ceremony. The event is open to the public.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown United Methodist Church plans the annual Holly Berry Fair and Silent Auction from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 29, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 30, at the church, 305 Main St. There will be two floors of shopping offered by crafters and direct store…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Women’s Forum will host Yale University music students Yun Han, cellist, and Yun Janice Lu, pianist, for a holiday music event at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at St. Michael’s Parish, 25 South St. The event is open to non-forum members with a $10 fee at the doo…

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Visitors to the Union Congregational Church Bazaar, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, will have the opportunity to meet Santa, take a photo with him and send him a personal letter. Letters that include a return address will receive a personalized response within two weeks. The b…

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will host its sixth annual Christmas Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at the department headquarters, 25 Quassuk Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society will host a program by Peter Christoph entitled, Discover the Owls of New England, at 7 p.m. Monday, December 2 at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd. 

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GOSHEN — St. Thomas of Villanova Church of the St. Louis de Montfort Parish is hosting their 15th annual Christmas Cookie Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, December 7 at the church on Route 63 North.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Library will host a Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 5 at the Watertown Gold Club, 246 Guernseytown Rd. 

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library’s annual Festival of Trees cocktail party will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, in the historic Wykeham Room, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host the 14th annual Christmas Celebration of Lights at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 when colleagues, family and friends will gather to celebrate the Christmas season and to remember loved ones, living and deceased.

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DANBURY — The Western Connecticut State University Opera will present its 25th annual production of the holiday classic, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” at 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in Ives Concert Hall at WCSU, 181 White St. 

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NEW LONDON — The U.S. Coast Guard Band will present a pair of free concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15 at Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave.

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OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs and recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.