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donated $2,900 to the Connecticut Humane Society on Nov. 27 as part of the bank’s Pet Adoption Project that was launched in March 2017.

The Bankwell Pet Adoption project is an ongoing program to raise awareness and find homes for rescued animals in need. More information about the program can be found at mybankwell.com/pleaseadoptme.

Bankwell is a community bank that serves the banking and lending needs of residents and businesses throughout Connecticut. The bank’s mission is to provide outstanding service to customers and give back to the communities it serves.

Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for events at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.

Music at the Library: Ten members of the Duke’s Men of Yale, an internationally esteemed a capella ensemble from Yale University, will perform Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room.

The group will perform hits from Queen, Fleet Foxes, Miley Cyrus, and Paul Simon, among others, and include a special Christmas song just for their New Canaan Library audience.

Robots for Autism: The use of robots as a tool for enhancing therapeutic and diagnostic options for individuals with autism spectrum disorder has been developing over the last decade.

Yale professor Brian Scassellati will speak about the topic Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. This talk will focus on how robots can help prompt, measure, and evaluate social behavior in individuals with autism.

Bankwell invites the community to help spread some extra holiday cheer this season through three collections in Bankwell’s Fairfield County branches.

For Person-to-Person’s “Keeping Warm” annual coat drive, Bankwell is collecting new and gently-used winter outerwear for all ages and sizes to benefit the those in need through Dec. 31.

Through Dec. 6, the bank is also collecting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. All donations will be distributed to kids and families in need throughout Fairfield County as part of Inspirica’s holiday gift collection.

Drop-off locations:

Bankwell in Norwalk: 370 Westport Ave.

Bankwell in New Canaan: 208 Elm St.

Bankwell in Wilton: 47 Old Ridgefield

Bankwell in Fairfield: One Sasco Hill Road and 2220 Black Rock Turnpike

Bankwell in Stamford: 612 Bedford St.

Finally, Bankwell is helping out Kids Helping Kids and their annual “Gift of Giving” collection.

Through Dec. 7 Bankwell is collecting gently-used and new toys, sports equipment, games, crafts, puzzles for kids, and jewelry, frames, household items, wallets, like-new clothing, accessories for adults. Please label all bags and boxes “KHK Gift of Giving Event.” KHK creates a pop-up store on Dec. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Boys and Girls Club in Stamford.

Drop-off locations:

Bankwell in New Canaan: 208 Elm St.

Bankwell in Stamford: 612 Bedford St.

The Fairfield Museum invites professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to participate in the IMAGES 2018 Juried Photography Show.

Submissions will be accepted from Dec. 1 through Jan. 22. IMAGES 2018 provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public.

A jury of artists, photographers, and curators selects approximately 40 submitted photographs for exhibition in the IMAGES 2018 show, which will be on display at the Fairfield Museum and History Center from March 1 to April 15, 2018.

For rules and details, visitgogophotocontest.com/fairfieldmuseumimages2018.

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery entitled, “Worth a Thousand Words.”

The exhibit will run from Jan. 29 to May 11 at the gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk.

Every picture tells a story — it can communicate to anyone in the world a complex idea with just a single image, no translation needed. The Maritime Garage Gallery is seeking work that captures how the artist would communicate their stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, humanity, etc. into works of art. The exhibit will be curated by Nadia Martinez.

For online guidelines and submissions, go tonorwalkpark.org/callforart. Please email maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org with any questions. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 16.