Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., First Congregational Church of Stamford, Walton Place, Stamford. Info: call 203-323-0200 to register.

*Great Trains Holiday Exhibit, Nov. 24, 12-4 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Runs through Jan. 15. Tickets $10 adult non-members, free for members and children. Info:

Christmas Tree Sale, Nov. 25, 12 p.m., Sterling House Garden, 2283 Main St., Stratford. The proceeds from this annual fund-raiser event will benefit Sterling House social, educational and recreational programs. The sale will continue until the trees are sold out. Info: call 203-378-2606, ext. 113.

Boy Scout Troop 82 Christmas Tree Sale, Nov. 25 – Dec. 17, First Church Congregational 148 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Trees are priced at $40. Info: call 203-829-8205.

Celebration of American Crafts, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St., New Haven. Exhibition and sale of fine crafts and special events run through Dec. 24. Shop Wednesday – Sunday. Info:

Bridgeport-The Way We Were in the 40s and 50s, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Paul Baudner will speak at the annual holiday gathering, the Bridgeport Community Historical Society will collect unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Info: call 203-371-6397.

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, Dec. 1-3, Eastern Greenwich Civics Center, 90 Harding Rd., Greenwich. Info: call 203-869-6899.

Holiday Book & Gift Sale, Dec. 1-3, Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. Info:

Silvermine’s Annual Holiday Sale, Dec. 2-3, Sara Victoria Hall, Silvermine School of Art, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan. Visitors browse original artwork, including ceramics, prints, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and wearable art such as jewelry, scarves, felt hats, handbags and much more!  In the spirit of the season, a portion of the proceeds from the sales supports the School of Art Children’s Scholarship Fund. Info:

Holiday Sip and Shop, Dec. 2, 10-4 p.m., Wilton Historical Society,  224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. The market will feature wine and gift shopping.  Info:

James Baldwin Celebration, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport. It will include a panel discussion and and a film screening. Free. Info:

Celebration of Trees, Dec. 2-11, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. Hours for the event are weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Includes lunch with Santa on Dec. 2, bake sale on Dec. 8 and entertainment during the celebration which features dazzling theme-decorated trees, wreaths and baskets. Info: 203-647-6654.

*It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Dec. 3, 12- 5 p.m., Laurelton Hall, 200 High St., Milford. The event includes a holiday market, student performances and a visit from Santa. Tickets $10, free for children 12 and under. Info:

Wise Trees, Dec. 3, 4 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan. Acclaimed National Geographic photographers, Diane Cook and Len Jenshel will show their photos, share extraordinary stories and speak about the research in finding their more than 50 subjects as well as the behind-the-scene tales in taking their photos. Tickets $20. Info:

Egg Nog & Caroling, Dec. 3, 3-5 p.m., New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Richard Weidlich will perform holiday classics and lead the singing. Free. Info:

Woody Guthrie-inspired Hootenanny, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Lucille Lortel White Barn Center, 78 Cranbury Rd., Westport.  The free event invites the audience to bring an instrument, sing along, or clap to the rhythms. Register online. Info:

*Winter Backyard Birding, Dec. 9, 10 a.m., Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. For ages 12 and up. Free. Info:

American Association of University Women Bridgeport Branch Holiday Social, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Those attending are asked to bring knitted items for Wilbur Cross School in Bridgeport. Info: call 203-375-1284 by Dec. 1 to reserve spot.

*Georgetown Holiday Festival, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Main St., Georgetown. Event includes a parade, crafts for kids and a visit from Santa.   

Holiday House Tour, Dec. 10, 11-4 p.m., Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport. Visit seven historic houses in Westport. Tickets $50 members, $70 non-members. Info:

*Holiday Open House, Dec. 10, 12 – 4 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk. Hosted with Melissa Truelove of The Dance Pointe. The event will include dance and choral performances and an appearance from Santa Claus. Ticket $5. Info:

Friends of Square One Theatre Co. Holiday Social, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Info:

The 13th Annual Festive Home, through Dec., 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Rd., Ridgefield. Opening reception Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Info:

Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics, April 7, Compo Beach, 60 Compo Beach Rd., Westport. Take a frosty swim to raise money for the Special Olympics. Go online to register or see other Plunge locations. Info:


The Hickories Farm Stand, 136 Lounsbury Rd., Ridgefield, May-October, 11-6, Mon.-Sun.; November-May, 11-5, Fri.-Sun.; stand works on honor system;

Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., Paradise Green, Stratford;

Gossett Brothers’ Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1 year-round (indoors for winter), 7 vendors; 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem, N.Y.;

New Canaan Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, Old Center School municipal parking lot, corner of South Ave.-Maple St.-Main St., April 22-Dec. 16;