Arts

GAYLORDSVILLE

"Obsession" --art by James Napoleon of Kent and David Land: Sept. 7-Oct. 7. Reception, Sept. 9, 1-5 p.m. Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). For more information, call 203-746-5533.

Kent

"Happy Paintings" -- art by Connie Horton of Amenia: Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Reception, Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

"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.

Elected artist invitational and solo show by Laura Wilk: Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Reception, Sept. 15, 1-5 p.m. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

Abstract art by Cleve Gray: 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.

New Milford

"Favorite Places" --art by Thomas Adkins: Sept. 1-Oct. 6. Reception, Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m. 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 or visit www.gregoryjamesgallery.com.

"Inspirations" --art by Susan Ernst, Rich Pomerantz and Raychel Wengenroth: 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: Runs through Sept. 22 Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

ROXBURY

"An Artist's Journey --Fulfilling a Dream" -- art by Jay Pinchbeck: 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.

SHERMAN

"Wine, Women and Art VII" -- art by Judith Taylor of Roxbury, Adele Moros, Paula Renee and Ann Kromer: Aug. 31-Sept. 16. Reception, Sept. 2, 2-4 p.m. White Silo Winery and Gallery, 32 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-355-0271.

Washington

"Wunderkammer" -- art by Scott Bricher: Opening reception, Sept. 8, noon-2 p.m. Runs through Nov. 11. 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.

"Driven to Abstraction" --art by Eric Schweitzer: 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.

"Art from the Earth: Early American Stoneware": Runs through Oct. 14. Gunn Memorial Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Health

New Milford

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays and Fridays, 10-11:15 a.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 26 and Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 24. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

Community Health Center of Danbury's Mobile Medical Clinic: Sept. 11. Comes to town the second Tuesday of each month, 2:30-5 p.m. Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St. For more information and registration, call 860-355-6079.

Washington

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-3:15 p.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 24. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

Bend and stretch exercise series for older adults: Mondays Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 9-10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Presented by VNA Northwest. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

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: 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.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble jamboree: Sept. 2, 1 p.m. Village Barn Shops, Main Street.

New Milford

Music with Doug White Quartet: Sept. 1, 8 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. $30/adult. $5/student. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-0300.

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble jamboree: Sept. 1, 2 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert: Sept. 1, 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: Sept. 1: Those Guys, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8: Gerst Lite, 9:30 p.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

AREA TOWNS

Music: Live piano music: Fridays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Scott the Riddle Man (appropriate for children and families): Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Casablanca Restaurant, 834 Danbury Road (Route 7), Brookfield. For more information, call 203-740-1000 or visit www.casablancact.com.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Roast beef dinners: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Grange hall, Route 133. $12/adult. $5/child under 12. Music to follow at 7:30 p.m. $3.

Senior center events: Sept. 10: how to use an iPad, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13: how to download pictures and work with photo gallery, 7-8:30 p.m. A variety of ongoing health and wellness offerings, exercises and games are offered throughout the week. Senior center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.

"Dinner on the Farm": Sept. 15. Sponsored by Bridgewater Land Trust. For more information, visit www.bridgewaterlandtrust.org.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: Starts Sept. 5: Christian Healing Ministries School of Healing Prayer Level III, 6-8 p.m. Starts Sept. 6: "Healthy Living God's Way," 6:30 p.m. $10. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Merwinsville Hotel Restoration meeting and program: Sept. 7. Hors d'oeuvres, 6 p.m. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. board of directors elections, 6:45 p.m. Program with author Michael-John Cavallaro, 8 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road. For more information, visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Kent

Kent Singers rehearsal: Sept. 5, 7-9 p.m. Kent School. Open to people interested in joining. For more information, call 860-619-8110.

"Icons as a Window to this World: Exploring Russia, Bulgaria and Romania": Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Dr. John Baxer and his wife Barbara Bacewicz. For more information and registration, call 860-927-3761.

"An Introduction to Money Matters for Women": Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Bag sale: Runs through Sept. 1. VNA Northwest, Inc. Thrift Shop, 233B Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202).

New Milford

BNI: On Track Chapter meetings: Sept. 6: with Bonni Manning of Bonni Manning Catering, 7 a.m. At railroad station, Railroad Street, 7 a.m. For more information, call 860-354-4464.

Events for teens at The Maxx: Aug. 31: acoustic night and art show, 6:30-11 p.m. $5. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.themaxxclubonline.com.

Oktoberfest: Sept. 1-2. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). Rain or shine. $10/adult. Free/child under 12.

AARP executive board meetings: Sept. 6, 1 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St.

Summer's end bag sale: Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ThriftMart, 146 Danbury Road (Route 7).

Historical walk: Sept. 7: location to be announced. Presented by historical society. For more information, visit www.nmhistorical.org.

Can and bottle drive: Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by NMHS Band and Color Guard outside Stop & Shop, Route 7 South.

Clam bake: Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain date, Sept. 9. VFW hall, Avery Road. $40 person. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7095, 203-770-3665 or stop by the hall.

Smokin' in the Hills celebration: Sept. 8, 6 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm Trust, Upland Road. $85. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-0300.

Gem, jewelry and mineral show: Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. New Milford High School, Route 7 South.

Apostolic Prayer Gathering of New Milford, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship service: Sept. 9 and 23 (second and fourth Sundays each month), 8-9:30 a.m. Midday Bible study group: Sept. 12 and 26 (second and fourth Wednesday each month), noon-1:30 p.m. Evening prayer gathering: Sept. 14 and 28 (second and fourth Friday each month), 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack25@comcast.net.

Literacy Volunteers on the Green tutor-training program: Sept. 11, 13 and 20, 6-9 p.m. Parish hall of St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information and registration, call 860-355-0830.

AARP general meetings: Sept. 12, noon. Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 7 North.

A Taste of New Milford: Sept. 12, 5-7:30 p.m. A Chamber event sponsored by Nicholas/Tobin Insurance on Village Green. $10/person 11 and older. $5/child 10 and under.

Roxbury

Picnic to honor volunteers: Sept. 9, noon. Hurlburt Community Park, Apple Lane.

Sherman

Family event: Sept. 8, 6- 10 p.m. Sherman School, Route 37 East. Includes food, screening of "The Lorax" under the stars, music and silent auction. $5/person. $20/family. Benefits fourth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Washington

Special events in honor of Washington Art Association's 60th anniversary: Aug. 31: "Mixing Paints" class with Ed DeVoe, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 8: "Anyone Can Draw" class with Vincent Giarrano, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. WAA studio. Sept. 8: sidewalk chalk painting, 1-4 p.m. town hall. Sept. 8: Gallery talk with March Chabot and Richard Klein, 4-5:30 p.m. WAA galleries. Sept. 8: fashion show, 5-7 p.m. Town hall. Sept. 9: "The Art of Sushi" with Chef Makoto Sekikawa, 5-7 p.m. Highmeadows Kitchen. For more information and registration, call 860-868-2878 or visit www.washingtonart.org.

Open auditions for St. John's Episcopal Church choir: Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Route 47. For more infomration, call 860-868-2527.

Library events: Sept. 6: program and interview with Philip Delves Broughton, author of "The Art of the Sale: Learning the Masters about the Business of Life," 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, book and bake sale, and silent auction: Sept. 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Children's special events in honor of Washington Art Association's 60th anniversary: Sept. 8: exhibit of children's art, 1-5 p.m. Town hall. For more information and registration, call 860-868-2878 or visit www.washingtonart.org.

Reunion for Washington High School attendees and graduates pre-1973: Sept. 9, noon-3 p.m. Shepaug Valley High School, 159 South St. For more information, call Lorraine Slaiby Levesque at 203-264-9076.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Sept. 9: program about North American bears, 1-3 p.m. $10/adult. $8/member. $6/child. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Four-part family training seminar for families of Alzheimer's patients: Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Alzheimer's Association at the Village at East Farms, 80 Scott Road, Waterbury. For more information and sign up, call 860-828-2828.

The German Language School of Danbury classes: Registration, ongoing. Classes start Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m. The German Language School of Danbury, at Immanuel Lutheran School, 18 Clapboard Ridge Road (Route 39), Danbury. For more information, call Elaine at 860-354-2120 or 203-775-8243.

Litchfield Hills Food, Wine and Opera Gala: "A Musical Feast": Sept. 8, 6-10 p.m. The Country Loft, 557 Main St. South, Woodbury. $100. For more information and reservations, call 203-266-4500.