Arts

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"Elemental Surrender" -- tempera on paper paintings by Jean Jusko of Bridgewater: Runs through January. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1069.

Art by Carolyn B. Fisher of Bridgewater: Runs through December. Senior center, Hut Hill Road.

GAYLORDSVILLE

Exhibit of art by Peach Pair and Jage: Runs through Dec. 31. Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). For more information, call 203-746-5533.

Kent

Art by John Geyer, art by Arista Baltronis, photographs by Scott Tully and oversized work by Alex Echevarria: Runs through Jan. 15. Seti Gallery, 5 Kent Green Boulevard. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 860-927-7170.

"A Holiday Collection of Katie Atkinson's Paintings": Runs through Dec. 31. Kent Memorial Library, Main Street. For more information and registration for the reception, call 860-927-3761.

Paintings by Chris Armstrong and sculpture by Peter Kirkiles: Runs through Jan. 22. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.morrisongallery.com.

New Milford

One-man show featuring works by Christopher Magadini: Runs through Jan. 15. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-3436 orvisit www.gregoryjamesgallery.com.

Roxbury

"Passing the Tradition" -- oil paintings by Harriet Carew, Edward Spaulding DeVoe and Tina Underwood: Runs through Dec. 31. Library, 23 South St. Hours: Mondays, noon-7 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursdays, noon-5 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

"Wild" -- exhibit and sale of photos by Jacquie Gaess of Roxbury: Opening reception, Jan. 14, 2-4 p.m. Snow date, Jan. 21. Runs through Feb. 18. Library, 23 South St. Hours: Mondays, noon-7 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursdays, noon-5 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Artwork by Patty Baillargeon: Runs through Jan. 20. Senior center, South Street.

Washington

"Saturated Hues": Runs through Dec. 24. 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.

"The Magical Christmas Horse" exhibit: Runs through Jan. 22. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. Based on "The Magical Christmas Horse" book by Mary Higgins Clark and illustrated by Wendell Minor. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

"Color and Music" -- display of art by Karen Pepper of Washington: Jan. 7-Feb. 18. Reception, Jan. 14, noon-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

"Native American All Stars: Contemporary American Indian Heroes": Runs through Jan. 31 Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Health

Kent

StrongWomen, Strong Bones program for middle-aged women: Two sessions: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Jan. 4-Feb. 18 and March 7-April 21. Offered by New Milford Hospital at The Kent Specialty Care Center. $85/session. For more information and sign up, call 800-350-1595.

New Milford

Flu clinic for people 6 months and older: Dec. 27, 9-11 a.m. VNA, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-2216.

StrongWomen, Strong Bones program for middle-aged women: Two sessions: Mondays and Fridays, 10-11:15 a.m. Jan. 2-Feb. 17 and March 5-April 20. Offered by hospital at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. $85/session. For more information and sign up, call 800-350-1595.

Area towns

Walk-in flu and pneumonia clinics: Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road, Unit F, Bantam. Open to adults 18 and older. Medicare and some private insurance, including Aetna, Anthem or ConnectiCare, accepted. $35/flu shot without insurance. $45/pneumonia shot without insurance. For more information, call 860-567-6000.

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

New Milford

SJ Barrington's events: Karaoke: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. SJ Barrington's, 48 Kent Road. For more information, call 860-355-9222.

Washington

New Baroque Soloists concert: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. $40 reserved seating. $35 free will donation for adults. $10 free will donation for students and low-income seniors. For more information, call 860-868-7355.

Wykeham Consort concert: Jan. 5, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Featuring English and Spanish Christmas songs of the Renaissance. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-7586.

Special Events

Gaylordsville

Neapolitan crèche: Crèche will be lit 5-11 p.m. every night except Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve when it will be lit until 1 a.m.

Oratory of the Little Way events: Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 13 and March 5: "Hearing God's Voice," 10 am.-noon. $40. Jan. 28: "Biblical & Contemporary Uses of Essential Oils," 10 a.m-1 p.m. Snow date, Feb. 4. $20. Third Saturday each month: Saturday soaking prayer, 10 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday each month: healing prayer service, 10 a.m.-noon. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Jerrod Cattey Trio performance of "A Charlie Brown Christmas": Dec. 23. Doc's Trattoria, 9 Maple St. For more information, call 860-927-3810.

Library offerings: Dec. 27: kids' screening of "Mr. Popper's Penguins," 2 p.m. Dec. 28: "Zoo Truck" for kids 3 and older, 11 a.m. Dec. 29: discussion of "Writers as Ventriloquists," 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 30: "Cartooning with Rick Stromoski" for students in grades 3 and up, 1 p.m. Dec. 30: screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" for children 9 and older, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31: New Year's Eve day story hour for children 3-9, 10:30 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

"An Arabian Adventure" program with Tanglewood Marionettes: Dec. 29, 2 p.m. Hosted by library at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 341 and 7. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Gingerbread Festival: Runs through Dec. 30. Kent Gingerbread Station, 1 Kent Green Boulevard. Gingerbread creations on display at station Thursdays-Mondays, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. through Dec. 23 and daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 26-30. For more information, visit www.kentct.com.

Holiday boutique: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 23. Library, Main Street.

Historical society calendar for sale: $12 color calendar for sale at House of Books, Heron Gallery, Richard Linsey-Bookseller, town hall and historical society.

New Milford

Maxx holiday events Dec. 23: screening of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," 6-11 p.m. Dec. 31: Blackhole FM New Year's Eve Ball of Fire event, 6:30 p.m. The Maxx, Railroad Street.

Apostolic prayer gathering: Dec. 23. 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.

Charity Pilates classes: Dec. 24, 9 a.m. Mind-Body Connection, A Pilates Studio, 143 West St., Unit W. Bring monetary donation of non perishable food item for those in need.For more information, visit www.mind-bodyconnection.com.

Christmas Eve services: Dec. 24. Lessons and carols, 7 p.m. followed by Christmas caroling by candelight on Green. Candelight and communion, 10 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Merryall Chapel Christmas Eve service: Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Merryall and Chapel Hill roads. With the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg of the United Church of Christ.

Christmas open house: Dec. 26, noon-3 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Library offerings: Dec. 28: screening of "The Help," 6 p.m. Jan. 9: screening of "Midnight in Paris," 1 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

New Year's Eve dance: Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. VFW, Avery Road. With music by Shadow Creek. $15. Only for people 21 and older. For more information, call Jimmy Vincent at 860-355-1904.

Tree of Warmth: Donations of children's hats, gloves, mittens and scarves sought for tree on display at town hall, Main Street. Accepted in mayor's office Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-6010.

Christmas shop open: Open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Dec. 24. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Hands-on train display: Runs through Dec. 31. Open daily, noon-4 p.m. except Christmas. Presented by Chamber of Commerce at railroad station, Railroad Street.

New Year's Eve dance: Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. VFW, Avery Road. With music by Shadow Creek. $15. Only for people 21 and older. For more information, call Jimmy Vincent at 860-355-1904.

Holiday shopping cart sale: Runs through Jan. 2. Hosted by FRIENDS of NMPL at library, Main Street.

Bereavement Support Group: First and third Thursday each month, 7-8:30 p.m. New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call NMVNA at 860-354-2216.

Roxbury

Messiah Community Sing: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. Presented by Shepaug Friends of Music at Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

Sherman

The Old Store open: Ongoing. The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop, part of Sherman Historical Society, 3 Route 37 Center. Open Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m.

Washington

Christmas services: Dec. 24: service of lessons and carols and blessing of the nativity, 4:30 p.m. Caroling by choir, 10 p.m. Mass, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 25: Low Mass with hymns, 10 a.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-2527.

Christmas services: Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m. Dec. 25: less formal service of lessons and carols, 10:30 a.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-2794.

"Focus: Art and Design" holiday gift gallery/sale: Runs through Dec. 24. Washington Art Association, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

Library events: Dec. 29: interactive family concert with Les Julian, 4:30 p.m.Jan. 19: program with author and architect Hicks Stone, 6:30 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.

Fly tying workshop for high schoolers and adults: Starts Jan. 2. Hosted by ASAP at Shepaug Valley Middle School, South Street. Fee. For more information, and registration, visit www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.

Theater

New Milford

"Present Laughter": Friday and Saturday nights through Jan.. 7 , 8 p.m. Gala performance, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $20. Dec. 31 gala: $60. For more information, call 860-350-6863.