Monday, January 27, 6-9 p.m., Handmade Spoons Workshop with Reinaldo Cruz, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden. $75. Carve a classic wooden spoon from New England hardwood. An introduction to traditional techniques by a master of the art (with a little modern technological help to get things started.) Bring utility and beauty from a piece of wood once considered dead, and perhaps en route to the wood stove. No experience necessary. For ages 17 and over. Register athttps://www.eliwhitney.org/7/handmade-gifts.