Arts

Kent

Elected artists' invitational and solo show by Patrick Purcell of New Milford: Sept. 11-Oct. 16. Reception, Sept. 17, 1-5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 16. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

"America....Home Sweet Home: Photographs of Flag Houses in 9/11": Runs through Oct. 31. Reception, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m. Kent Memorial Library, Main Street. For more information and registration for the reception, call 860-927-3761.

Art by John Geyer, Scott Geyer, Rosemary Connor, Regina Custer, John Goodman and Alex Echevarria: Runs through Sept. 12. Seti Gallery, 5 Kent Green Boulevard. For more information or reservations, call 860-927-7170.

"Up, Up and Away" -- art by the late David Klein: Opening reception, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m. Runs through Oct. 18. Scott & Bowne, Fine Art & Furnishings, 27 North Main St. #1. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call, 860-592-0207 or visit www.scottandbowne.com.

SHERMAN

"Wine, Women and Art" -- art by Ann Kromer, Adele Moros and Paula Renee: Runs through Sept. 18. White Silo Winery and Gallery, 32 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-355-0271.

Washington

Art workshops/classes: Starts Sept. 12. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

Art by Bryce Lafferty, Catherine Lan and Derek Leka: Runs through Sept. 18. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

"Bare Essentials: The Nude Figure": Runs through Sept. 18. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

Health

Kent

Blood pressure screening for Kent seniors: First Wednesday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Hosted by New Milford Visiting Nurse Association at Kent Senior Center, Swift Lane. For more information, call 860-927-1003.

New Milford

"Strong Women, Strong Bones" health program: Seven-week series for women starts Sept. 12 and Oct. 31 at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Hosted by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information, visit www.newmilfordhospital.org or call 8600-350-1595.

"A New Weight to a Healthier You" series: Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5, noon-1:30 p.m. Hospital, Elm Street. For more information and sign up, call 800-1595 or visit www.newmilfordhospital.org.

"Eat Smart, Play Hard, Have Fun" healthy eating series for families: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-Nov. 8. Presented by hospital at various locations. For more information and sign up, call 800-1595 or visit www.newmilfordhospital.org.

Movies

Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122 (film line). 860-354-9911 (office). $9.50/adult $8.50/student. $7.50/senior or child. $5/bargain show before noon. $5/all-day Tuesday. $2 extra per 3D movie.

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. 860-567-1916 (box office). 860-567-0006 (show times).

AMC: Still River Corporate Center, 4-6 International Drive, Danbury. 203-796-7777. The theater recommends calling the box office to verify show times and prices.

Music/Dance

KENT

"Music in the Nave" -- piano gala with Edmund Norris, Margarita Nuller, Dolph Traymon, Elizabeth Chamberlin and others: Sept. 18, 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $25/adult. $20/student and senior. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

New Milford

Concert with Black Hand, known as Apache Stone on "Rescue Me," to benefit Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2: Sept. 16, 8 p.m. At 1st and 10 Bar and Grill, Route 7 South. $10 cover. For more information, visit www.wwhc2.com.

Music by Lynn Henderson: Sept. 17, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Merryall and Chapel Hill roads. $20/adult. $10/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7264.

ROXBURY

Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers concert: Sept. 17, 2 p.m. Library, South Street. $10. $8/senior.

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble "Live at the Lake" Coffee house: Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $15. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-5930.

Julliard student concert: Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Roast beef dinner and music by Hootenanny: Sept. 10. Seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Grange hall, Main Street.

Gaylordsville

Evening with Bishop Alex McCullough: Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information, call 860-354-8294.

9/11 service of remembrance: Sept. 11, 10 a.m. Gaylordsville United Methodsit Church, Route 7.

Kent

Library offerings: Sept. 10: origami workshop, 10 a.m.-noon. Sept. 17: "More than a Barrel of Monkeys" craft, 10:30 a.m. POetry workshop, 10 a.m. Sept. 19: discussion of "The Key to Rondo," 3:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Connect 'n Kent members' meetings: Sept. 15, 8 a.m. Third floor dining room, Kent Specialty Care Center, 46 Maple St. For more information, call 860-927-7913.

Program about South Kent School's plan for school's use of 200-acre Arno farm it purchased: Sept. 18, 2 p.m.Hosted by Kent Historical Society at town hall, Kent Green.

"Business in Connecticut An Introduction to Starting and Operating a New Business" series: Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, 30-7:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. Free. For more information and registration, call 860-927-3761.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Pot luck supper for members, family and friends: Sept. 15, 6 p.m. Hosted by New Preston Women's Club at Community House, 27 Church St. For more information, call Iona at 860-868-7786 by Sept. 13.

New Milford

Maxx events: Sept. 9: sixth-grade student welcome dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $8. Thursdays: Snaxx at the Maxx, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays: front room open, 6-11 p.m. The Maxx, 94 Railroad St.

Apostolic prayer gathering: Sept. 9 and 23, 6-9 p.m. Meets second and fourth Friday of each month, 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pbcilla@sbcglobal.net.

Pratt Nature Center event: Sept. 9: full moon hike, 8 p.m. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3137 or visit www.prattcenter.org.

Lecture about American Revolution with Steve McGrath: Sept. 10, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. $20/adult. $10/student. For more information, call 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.

Library offerings: Sept. 10: Writers Support Group coffee house featuring 9/11 recollections, 1 p.m. Sept. 12: screening of "Potiche," 2 p.m. Sept. 13: program with Thomas Craughwell, author of "The Greatest Brigade: How the Irish Brigade Cleared the Way to Victory in the American Civil War," 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

Gem, jewelry and mineral show and sale: Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $5/adult. $4/senior and full-time student with valid ID. Free/child 12 and under and Scout in uniform.

Dog Days of Summer: Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road. Will include demonstrations, try-its, face painting and other activities. $3/person. $5/family.

Writers Support Group coffee house about 9/11 reflections: Sept. 10, 1 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191, extension 203.

"New York Celebration" -- a multi-media lecture by Susanna Dunne and Jeffrey Berg, owners of H.A. Dunne & Company: Sept. 10, 2-4 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $15. For more information and registration, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Book signing with Garry Camp Burdicks, author of "West to Big Water": Sept. 10, 2 p.m. Litchfield Hills Film Festival, Gallery 77, 77 Railroad St. For more information, visit www.hillsfilmfestival.org.

Spaghetti supper: Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $9/senior 65 and older. $4/child 6-12. $25 family maximum.

Spaghetti dinner-dance with music by Shadow Creek: Sept. 10. Dinner, 6-8 p.m. Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW hall, Avery Road. $15. Cash bar. For more information, call 860-832-9911 or 860-355-1904.

Star nurseries program: Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South.

9/11 ceremony: Sept. 11, 8:48 a.m. Patriot's Way. Participants asked to assemble at 8 a.m.

Merryall Chapel service: Sept. 11, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

Discussion about Alzheimer's caregiving with Celia Pomerantz of New Milford: Sept. 11, 2 p.m. The Heart at Southbury, 655 Main St., Southbury.

Beer and wine tasting to benefit Harrybrooke Park: Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, Lanesville Road. $22 in advance by visiting www.harrybrookepark.org or calling Lee Colville at 860-354-3841 before Sept. 10. $25 the day of event.

Corvette Show and Shine: Sept. 11. Rain date, Sept. 18. Bennett Automotive Services, Danbury Road (Route 7). $20 registration for most vehicles. $5 general admission. Free for children under 12. For registration details and applications, visit www.cvalleycorvettes.com.

AARP general meeting: Sept. 14, noon. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7 North).

United Way campaign breakfast: Sept. 14, 8-9:30 a.m. At The Maxx, Railroad Street. $15. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-8800 or email kathy.thomas@uwwesternct.org.

BNI: On Track Chapter meeting: Sept. 15, 7 a.m. Railroad Station, 11 Railroad St. With Audrey King of Scott's Landscaping. For more information, call 203-743-0131.

Discussion of New Milford Pottery with Jeanne Garvey Stax: Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Historical society, Aspetuck Avenue. Free/member. $5/non-member. For more information and registration, call 860-354-3069.

Screening of "Soul of People" documentary: Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Litchfield Hills Film Festival, Gallery 77, 77 Railroad St. For more information, visit www.hillsfilmfestival.org.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Patriot's Way, near railroad station.

Open Farm Day: Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunny Valley Preserve, 8 Sunny Valley Lane.

Country Fair and Car Show: Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Hosted by Lions Club at Harrybrooke Park, Lanesville Road. For more information and vendor opportunities, call Tammy Deak at 860-354-4645, email Mrs. Deak at tjdeak@aol.com or visit www.newmilfordlions.org.

First annual Still River Waterway and Greenway Cleanup: Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain or shine.

NMHS Booster Club Harvest Moon Dance: Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m. At Harris Hill Farm, Ridge Road. $50. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8911 or email gailhigg@aol.com.

"A Very Dance Tale" children's event: Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. $5. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7264.

Wooffest canine event: Sept. 18. Agility run-throughs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Games, vendors, food, noon-3 p.m. Carlson's Grove, Wheaton Road. Benefits Australian Shepherd Rescue.

"Lunch & Learn": Sept. 22, noon-1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, railroad station, Railroad Street. With Attorney David Gronbach. For more information and registration, call 860-354-6080 or email at nmcc@newmilfordchamber.com by Sept. 19.

Ladies night out: Bunco for breast health : Sept. 23. Doors open, 5 p.m. Bunco, 6 p.m. At VFW hall, Avery Road. $25. Tickets available at hospital gift shop, 21 Elm St., Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or at the hospital imaging center Mondays-Fridays., 8 a.m-4 p.m.

Sherman

Sherman House and Garden Tour: Sept. 10, 10 a.m. Ticket holders may pick up tickets at Sherman School, Route 37 East, where they will get maps. $20 in advance. $25 the day of event. For more information, call 860-350-4390.

Book and Barn Sale: Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

Sundays in September: Sept. 11, 19 and 25, noon-5 p.m. Victoria's Garden, 94 Route 39 North. Includes workshops with dancer/performer Adelka Polak. For more information, visit www.adelkapolak.com or call 203-885-2158 to register for a workshop.

Discussion of "Zeitoun": Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

Country Fair: Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

WARREN

Roast beef dinner: Sept. 10, 4:30-7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12/adult. $5/child 12 and younger.

Washington

"Art for Haiti": Sept. 9-11. Preview reception, Sept. 9, 6-10 p.m. Exhibit and sale, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-2527 or visit www.stjohnswashington.org.

Fall craft show/tag sale: Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Knights of Columbus at Riverwalk Pavilion, School Street. For vendor opportunities, call 860-868-6773.

Fall Festival: Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Library events: Sept. 10: "Party Like a Princess" kids' event, 1 p.m. Sept. 11: program with Civil War re-enactor Mary Lou Pavlick, 1 p.m. Sept. 17: Home Depot woodworking kids' workshop, 1 p.m. Book talk and signing with Florence deDampierre, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and to sign up, call 860-868-2310 for children's or family programs and 860-868-7586 for all other programs.

9/11 ceremony: Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. Firehouse, Bee Brook Road.

Single Life Support Group series: Ten-week series starts Sept. 14. Meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. Registration required by calling 860-868-0569.

Harvest Celebration: Sept. 17-18, noon-5 p.m. Hopkins Vineyard, Hopkins Road. $27 at door. $22 in advance at www.hopkinsvineyard.com. $12/child under 12. $12/designated driver.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Sept. 17: "From the Earth and the Sea: A Clam Bake and Drumming," 6-8 p.m. Rain date, Sept. 18. $35/member. $40/non-member. $10/child 12 and under. Sign up by Sept. 10. Sept. 18: stone knife making workshop, noon-5 p.m. Native American heritage walk, 2 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information or reservations, call 860-868-0518.

Book signing with Lane Smith, author of "Grandpa Green" and "It's a Little Book": Sept. 17, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Theater

New Milford

"Shakespeare for My Father" -- Lynn Redgrave's playwriting debut: Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Sept. 15, free rehearsal for seniors. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $20. Sept. 22, pay-what-you-can-night. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

SHERMAN

"An Inspector Calls": Fridays-Saturdays Sept. 9-Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20/person. $10/student. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

Auditions for "Sleeping Beauty": Sept. 11: for female ballet dancers aged 10-20 only, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 12-13: for singers and actors only, 7-9 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. For more information, visit www.shermanplayhouse.org.

WASHINGTON

"Wizard of Oz": Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Glenholme School, Sabbaday Lane. $10.

AREA TOWNS

"The Gingerbread Lady": Sept. 9-10 and 16-17, 2 p.m. Repertory Theatre of New Britain. Starring Emma Okell, daughter of Lou and Andy Okell, owners of Arkettype in New Milford. For more information and tickets, visit www.nbrep.org.