Events in Westport today -- Wednesday, Dec. 4

Maintenance Study Committee: 8 a.m. Town Hall.

UN Hospitality Committee: 10 a.m. Town Hall.

Chuck Close: About Face:" 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. Exhibit traces the transformation from photos into paintings by Close. For details, check http://bit.ly/1acLCK9

"Framing the Past, Present and Future" and "A Westport Original: Walt Reed's Illustrator in America." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. Exhibits on Westport's arts legacy through Jan. 4. http://bit.ly/1bf2ser

Chess Club: 4 p.m. Westport Library. http://bit.ly/18Z8n4I

Beautification Committee: 4 p.m. Town Hall.

Town Christmas tree-lighting ceremony: 5 p.m. Town Hall. http://bit.ly/1g4jhdy

Celebrate the Season of Giving: 5:30 p.m. Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church hall, 55 Myrtle Ave. Holiday reception sponsored by Downtown Merchants Association. http://bit.ly/1ix9pL2

Shellfish Commission: 6:15 p.m. Town Hall. http://bit.ly/1eN1mnZ

Maker Space Special: 7 p.m. Westport Library. "Succeeding as an Inventor." http://bit.ly/ID7Hax