Arts

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Art by Karen Cashman of Roxbury: Runs through August. 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.

GAYLORDSVILLE

"Art is Timeless" -- functional art/clocks by Michael Johnston and oils, watercolors and ceramics by Jessie Novik: Runs through Sept. 2. Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). For more information, call 203-746-5533.

Kent

Abstract art by Cleve Gray: Opening reception, Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. Runs through Sept. 30. 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.

"Old Fashioned Values" --works by folk artist Anthony Kleem of Ohio: Runs through Aug. 23. 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.

"Fresh Pop!" -- sculpture by Jim Felice: Runs through Sept. 3. 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. Exhibit about the Civil Conservation Corps: Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7 North). Runs until further notice. Open Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $/adult. $6/senior 60 and older and college student. $5/youth 6-17. Free/child 5 and under. For more information, call 860-927-3849 or visit http://www.ct.gov/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=2127&q=302262.

New Milford

"Inspirations" --art by Susan Ernst, Rich Pomerantz and Raychel Wengenroth: Opening reception, Aug. 11, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Sept. 16, ending with artist talk at 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Paintings by Paul Sakren: Aug. 13-Sept. 22 Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

"Heirlooms from the Attic": Runs until further notice. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. New Milford Historical Societyand Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069 or visit www.nmhistorical.org.

ROXBURY

"An Artist's Journey --Fulfilling a Dream" -- art by Jay Pinchbeck: Opening reception, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Sept. 17. 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.

Washington

"Driven to Abstraction" --art by Eric Schweitzer: Reception, Aug. 11, 4-7 p.m. Runs through Sept. 23. 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.

"60 Artists/60 Years": Runs through Sept. 30. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

Artwork by Johnnie Lujan of the Pueblo of Isleta: Runs through September. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Historical/Museums

Gaylordsville

Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Runs through September. Brown's Forge Road. Free. Hotel was built in 1843 and features authentically furnished station waiting room and museum of local memorabilia from early Gaylordsville families.

The Little Red Schoolhouse: Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Runs through September. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.

Brown's Forge: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Runs through August. Brown's Forge Road about 1/4-mile beyond Merwinsville Hotel. Free. Forge was built in 1871 and has original blacksmithing tools.

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

Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert series: 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.

New Milford

Concerts on the Green: All at 7:30 p.m. on the Village Green. Aug. 11: Roger Young's Dixieland Jazz. Aug. 18: James Walker & His Steel Drum Band. Aug. 25: Easton Banjo Society.

Musical event at Merryall Center for the Arts: Aug. 19: The Bearcats 3 p.m. $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.merryallcenter.org or call 860-354-7264.

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert: Aug. 11, 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.

Washington

Music at G.W. Tavern: Aug. 11: Gerst Lite, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18: Eran Troy Danner, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25: Bob McLaughlin Trio, 9:30 p.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

Concert with cellist Owen Young: Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. $10.

AREA TOWNS

Litchfield Jazz Festival: Aug. 10-12. Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen. For more information, visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.

Special Events

Kent

Informational meeting about Stuart Farm: Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Town hall, Kent Green.

Library offerings: Aug. 17: screening of "The Lorax," 6 p.m. Aug. 18: book signing with Nan Parson Rossiter, author of "The Fo'c'sle: Henry Beston's Outermost House & Words Get in the way," 3-5 p.m. RSVP. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Informal walking tour of Eric Sloane Museum: Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). $8/adult. $6/senior and student. $5/child 6-17.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Tag sale: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. New Preston Congregational Church, 15 Church St.

Tag sale: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by New Preston Women's Club at Community House, Church Street.

New Milford

Events for teens at The Maxx: Aug. 10: jazz and funk night, 6:30-11 p.m. $5. Mondays during the summer: Snaxx at the Maxx, 2:30-5 p.m. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.themaxxclubonline.com.

For Children Only open house: Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For Children Only, Pickett District Road.

Program about composting: Aug. 11, 4-5 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Sullivan Farm at Sullivan Farm, Route 202. $5. For more information and registration, call 860-354-4600 or email farmmanagersullivanfarm@gmail.com.

"It's About Time" kids' night: Aug. 11, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Book signing with Joe Hurley of New Milford: Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m. At Digrazia Vineyards, 131 Tower Road, Brookfield. Author of "Ten Million Steps on Route 6: A Fresh Look at America & Americans from Cape Cod to California." Includes wine tasting. For more information, visit www.route6walk.com.

Chicken barbecue: Aug. 11, 4-7 p.m. Water Witch Hose Co. No . 2, 8 Grove St. $10.

Apostolic Prayer Gathering of New Milford, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship service: Aug. 12 and 18, 8-9:30 a.m. Mid-day Bible study group: Aug. 22, noon-1:30 p.m. Evening prayer gathering: Aug. 17 and 24, 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack25@comcast.net.

Registration for Camp Jonathan bereavement day camp for kids 6-18: Ongoing. Camp, Aug. 13-17. Presented by VNA Hospice at St. John's Episcopal Church hall, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2216.

Vacation Bible school: Aug. 13-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10. Scholarships available. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-4596 or visit www.newmilfordumc.org and click on the "Vacation Bible School" link.

Garden Club meeting with guest speaker Lennie Lillis: Aug. 14, 1 p.m. Taylor Room of First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Library offerings: Aug. 15: screening of "E.T.," 6 p.m . Aug. 22: screening of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark," 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

Business Scene: Aug. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber event co-sponsored by All American Waste, Salisbury Bank & Trust Company and the Law Offices of Cecilia Buck-Taylor at Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

Pratt Nature Center events: Aug. 17: family campout, 6 p.m. $10/family. Registration required. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3137 or visit www.prattcenter.org.

Marathon bingo: Aug. 19. Doors open at 9 a.m. VFW hall, Avery Road. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-3474.

Roxbury

Beef barbecue: Aug. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. $15/adult. $5/child 4-12. Free/child 3 and under.

Sherman

Jewish Community Center event: Aug. 12: "A Rabbi in the Marines: Tales of Laughter & Tears" with Rabbi Harvey Tattelbaum, 11 a.m. Aug. 17-19: Connecticut Clay Artists Show. Reception, Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. JCCS, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Adult book discussion: Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. Discussion of "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann. For more information and registration, call 860-354-2455.

Blackberry Festival: Aug. 18-19, noon-5 p.m. White Silo Farm, 32 Route 37 East.$5/portion of food.

Dog walk and pet fair to benefit New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society: Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain or shine at Naromi Land Trust's trailhead near Sherman town hall, Route 39. $25/person for walk or vendor. For more information, call 860-354-1358 or email nfsawpets@gmail.com.

Washington

Special events in honor of Washington Art Association's 60th anniversary: Aug. 10: papier mache mask class, 3-5 p.m. WAA. Aug. 11: silver point class with Banjie Getsinger Nicholas, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11: watercolor painting en plein air with Diane Dubreuil, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. WAA. WAA studio. Aug. 12: "Four Modern Villas and Their Landscapes" lecture with Alex Purves, 4 p.m. WAA studio. Aug. 17: paint a T-shirt, 3-5 p.m. WAA. Aug. 18: "Art Inspired Flower Arranging: Eye on the Prize." Reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 19: wire sculpting class with Will Talbot, 2-4 p.m. At Talbot Studios. Aug. 19: "Shoot Me: Speed Daring with a Camera", 1-5 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-2878 or visit www.washingtonart.org.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 11-12, 25-26: Village Interpreter program, noon-4 p.m. $5/adult. $4.50/senior. $3/child. Free/member. Aug. 26: program with North American porcupine, 1 p.m. $6/adult. $4/child. Free/member. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Book signings: Aug. 11: With Karen Thompson Walker, author of "The Age of Miracles," 3 p.m. Aug. 18: with Benjamin Busch, author of "Dust to Dust," 6:30 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. Senior center events: Aug. 15: program with John Meeker who plays the accordion, 10 a.m. Aug. 21: skin cancer screening, 10-11:15 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.

Library events: Aug. 16: lecture and demonstration on benefits of acupuncture, 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.

Tag sale to benefit After School Arts Program: Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18-19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 92 Bee Brook Road.

Washington History Club meeting: Aug. 20: discussion of New Preston. Bring photos. Group meets third Monday of each month. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2502.

Annual garden study weekend: Aug. 24-26. Co-sponsored by Hollister House Garden and Garden Conservancy. Features lectures, garden tours, cocktail party and champagne breakfast. Most events to be held at Washington Montessori School. Tickets vary in price. For more information and registration, visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org or call 860-868-2200.

Hollister House Garden: Saturdays 8-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. through August and 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. in September. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $5. For more information, visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org.

Theater

New Milford

"South Pacific" featuring two New Milford residents: Aug. 10-11, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 2:30 p.m. The Gary-The Olivia Performing Arts Center, Flanders Road, Bethlehem. With Susan Hackel and Nico Apicella. For more information and tickets, visit www.thegarytheolivia.com.