Updated 12:00 am, Thursday, July 5, 2012
Abstract paintings and sculpture by Basil John Perrone: Runs through July 28. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. Hours: Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-6937.
"Pictures, Pottery and Precious Gems" --art by several artists: Runs through July 29. Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). For more information, call 203-746-5533.
"Waters Edge" -- art by Joanne Conant: Opening receptions, July 6-7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Runs through July 28. The Good Portfolio & Gallery, 13 Railroad St. (next to the caboose). Hours: daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-5065.
"Landscaping" -- art by resident Jacque Petersen: Reception, July 7, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Aug. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.
Members Show II: Runs through July 15. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.
"Emergence" -- art by Lisie S. Orjuela and Linda Petrocine: Runs through July 15. 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.
Group show: art by Brett Hillman, Ron Jones, Lynn Jones and Taylor Gorman: Runs through July 15. Reception, June 30, 1-4 p.m. White Silo Winery and Gallery, 32 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-355-0271.
"Cityscapes -- East Meets West" --art by Ronnie Maddalena of Warren: Runs through July 14. 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.
"The Space Between"-- art by Charles Cajori and Tom Doyle: Runs through Aug. 5. 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.
"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays and Fridays, 1--11:15 a.m. July 9-Aug. 24 and Sept. 10-Oct. 26. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. July 9-Aug. 22. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.
"Eat Smart, Play Hard, Have Fun" series for families: Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. July 11-Aug. 22. Presented by New Milford Hospital at various locations. $50/family. For more information and sign up, call 800-355-1595.
"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-3:15 p.m. July 9-Aug. 24 and Sept. 10-Oct. 26. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.
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.
Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert series: July 6, Aug. 10 and Aug. 31, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $25/adult. $20/student and senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.
Musical program and picnic: July 8, 2 p.m. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.
Concert with Candlewood Brass Quintet: July 13, 7 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $15/adult. $5/student. Free/child under 10. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-0300.
Pickin' & Fiddlin' Contest: July 14, 2-9 p.m. Rain date, July 15, noon. Hurlburt Park, 18 Apple Lane. $10/adult. Free/child under 10.
Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert: July 7, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $25/adult. $20/student and senior. $10 lawn tickets available. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.
Music at G.W. Tavern: July 6: Gerst Lite, 9:30 a.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.
Library offerings: July 6: concert with Sherman Chamber Ensemble, 2 p.m. July 14: dance party with students from Earl Mosley Institute for the Arts, 1-3 p.m. July 13: horror writing workshop, 7-9 p.m. July 14: book signing with Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine, authors of "Double Life: A Love Story from Broadway to Heaven," 3-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.
Dance and game night for students entering seventh grade: July 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Maxx, Railroad Street. $8 with id.
Walk along Village Green with Bob Coppola: July 6. Presented by historical society. For more information, visit www.nmhistorical.org.
Carnival: July 6, 6-11 p.m. July 7, 5-10:30 or 11 p.m. Presented by Lions Club at Young's Field, Young's Field Road. $1/ticket. $28/book of tickets. $20/wristband to ride rides July 5 only.
Screening of "The African Queen": July 6, 8:15 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive. For more information, visit www.harrybrookepark.org.
Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 boot drive: July 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Intersection of Grove and East streets.
Fourth of July celebration: July 7. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Village Green. Opening ceremonies, 6 p.m. Music by Curtis T, 7 p.m. and after fireworks. Fireworks over Fort Hill area, about 9:30 p.m.
"What Is Normal Aging?": July 8, 2 p.m. Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, 30 Park Lane East. For more information and registration, call 860-355-0971, extension 11.
High school girls' summer group: Starts July 9, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Presented by Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047.
Garden Club meeting and program about stonewalls: July 10. Meeting, 1 p.m. Program about stonewalls in the state with Carl Dill, 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.
Genealogy Group: July 10, 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Christina Eriques-Cerullo, author of "Our History in Stone: the New England Cemetery Dictionary." For more information, call 860-355-1191.
BNI: On Track Chapter meetings: July 12, 7 a.m. Railroad station, 11 Railroad St. With Wayne Locke of Matson Financial Advisors. For more information, call 860-354-4464.
Kindergarten Kids' Club Playdays: Thursdays, 10 a.m. July 12-Aug. 23. At Creative Playground, Pickett District Road. Open to children who will enter kindergarten in the fall. For more information and registration, call 860-799-6181 or email email@example.com.
FRIENDS book sale: Preview: July 12, 9-10 a.m. $5. Sale: July 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by FRIENDS of New Milford Library at New Milford High School, Route 7 South.
"The War of 1812: Connecticut and Its People" lecture: July 12, 6:30 p.m. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.
Free cooking class for pregnant and teen moms: Offered by Youth Agency weekly. Kicked off July 3, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Next series starts Aug. 7. For more information and registration, call Alison at 860-354-0047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving in July car, motorcycle and truck show: July 14, 4-8 p.m. Rain date, July 21. Co-sponsored by Paradice Cruisers and Union Savings Bank at the bank, 100 Park Lane Road. Bring non-perishables to benefit town food bank. $10/exhibitor. Free/spectator.
Free practice SAT and ACT tests: July 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191, extension 206 or visit www.newmilfordlibrary.org.
Multiple Sclerosis rock show benefit: July 14, 1 p.m.-closing. Fast Eddie's, 46 Old State Road. $5.
Screening of "The Three Caballeros": July 9, 5 p.m. Library, South Street.
Dramatic reading of "The Civil War Letters of Captain David Hoag": July 8, 11:30 a.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and registration, call 860-355-8050.
Appalachian craft fair: July 13, noon-6 p.m. July 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15, noon-5 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center.
Adult book discussion: July 13, 7 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2455.
Sherman photography exhibit and workshop: Opening reception, July 20, 6-8 p.m. Show, July 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22, 10 am.-2 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-6050.
Book signing: July 7: with dale Ryan, author of "Sleeping with the Beast," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.
Green Fair: July 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.
Hopkins family heritage festival: July 7, noon-5 p.m. Rain date, July 8 Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road.
Twilight in the Garden party: July 7, 6-8 p.m. Rain date, July 8. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $25/non-member. $45/non-member couple. $20/member. $35/member-couple. For more information and reservations, call 860-868-2200 or visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org.
Archaeology field school: July 9-13. At Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, fees and registration, call 860-868-0518.
Library events: July 10: pajama party family program, 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.
"Pick Up the Crop" Garden Tour: Cocktail reception, July 20, 6-8 p.m. Location to be announced. Tour, July 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Washington Garden Club. Tour to feature six different working gardens, focusing on sustainable agriculture and home vegetable gardening. For more information, call Susan Magee at 860-266-7958 or email washingtongardenclubct.com.
GREATER NEW MILFORD
"Calder": July 7 and July 14, 2-3 p.m. July 11: part 3, 10-11 p.m. "The Questioning Citizen" on Charter Community TV Channel 21.
"Opera Comique": Fridays-Saturdays July 13-Aug. 4, 8 p.m. July 22, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20/person. $10/student with id and cash. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.