Holiday sweets and children

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to a holiday sweets workshop on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 11 to 12:30, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. They will learn about mendiants, a traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits, usually made during the holidays, and often given as a gift.

Like chocolate bark, they can be made with dark, milk or white chocolate. Museum educator Lola Chen will discuss their history as the children make — and sample — nut-free versions.

The cost for members is $10 per child, $25 per family; $15 per child for non-members, $35 per family. Register: or call 203-762-7257.