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Arts

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"Bridgewater Eight" -- including art by Marta Marsco, Charlotte Cilley, Susan Schefflein and Pamela Hochstetter: Opening reception, March 2, 3-5 p.m. Runs through March 30. 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.

Kent

Member show: Opening reception, March 10, 1-5 p. m. Runs through April 14. Awards reception, March , 2-4 p.m. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Event to present works of art created especially for J. Seitz by celebrity designer and television personality Ron Norsworthy: March 3. Reception, 3-6 p.m. J. Seitz & Co., 9 East Shore Road.nm

New Milford

Acrylic and oil-based paint marker art by Ron Crowcroft: Runs through March 9. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Photography by Patrick Hackett: March 1-April 20. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

"Starlight Drive" --art by Chris Osborne: Runs through April. Inn at Newtown, 19 Main St., Newtown.

ROXBURY

"Watercolor Odyssey: A Personal Journey" -- art by Cal Fortbrook: Runs through March 4. 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.

"Atmospherics" -- art by New Preston artist Diane Dupuis: Opening reception, March 9, 2-4 p.m. Runs through April 15. 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

Fiber works by Vera Longtoe Sheehan: March 4-May 31. Reception with artist, April 7, 1-3 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Art by members of the Connecticut Fiber Art Collective: Runs through March 16. 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.

Invitational group show: Runs through March 31. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays-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

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Tuesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Fridays, 2-3:15 p.m. March 5-April 19. Kent Specialty Care Center, 46 Maple St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

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 program: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11:15 a.m. March 4-April 19, May 13, June 28, July 8-Aug. 23 and Sept. 9-Oct. 25. First Congregational Church at 36 Main St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

Blood pressure and glucose screenings: March 8, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Robison Conference Room A, New Milford Hospital, Elm Street.

Community Health Center of Danbury's Mobile Medical Clinic: March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 11. In 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. March 4-April 17, May 13-June 26, July 8-Aug. 21 and Sept. 9-Oct. 23. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. 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

Concert with Diana Herold and jazz quartet: March 1, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Route 7. $10/family with children. $20/adult. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

New Milford

Karaoke for a Cause fundraiser: March 2: semi-finals. March 9: finals. $10/person each time one competes. Registration, 8 p.m. or by calling 860-355-9222. SJ Barrington's, 48 Kent Road. For more information, call 860-355-9222.

SHERMAN

Musical events: May 4: with jazz singer/pianist Daryl Sherman, 8 p.m. May 11: with Sherman Chamber Ensemble, 8 p.m. July 27: Benny Carter tribute concert, 8 p.m. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Très Cafe coffeehouse-style concerts: March 9, 7:30 p.m. Meets second Saturday each month, 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center. $15. For more information, email Rob Brereton at rob@robertbrerton.com.

Washington

Music at G.W. Tavern: March 2: Eran Troy Danner, 9:30 p.m. March 9: Bob McLaughlin Trio, 9:30 p.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

AREA TOWNS

Music by Black 47: March 1. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven. Band includes New Milford native Joe Burcaw on bass. $12.50 in advance. $15 at door. For more information, call 203-624-8623.

Special Events

Kent

Library offerings: March 2: Dr. Seuss story hour for kids ages 3-8, 10:30 a.m. March 9: screening of "Twilight Breaking Dawn, Part 2" for kids in grades5 and up, 7 p.m. March 14: Nutmeg Discussion Group for kids, 3:30 p.m. March 15: screening of "Rise of the Guardian," 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Rhythm and Rhyme, 10:45 a.m. Thursdays: Lunch Bunch, 12:15 p.m. Varying times: story times for children, call for details. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

Teen dating violence awareness and prevention program: "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not:Jessica's Story": March 1, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Hosted by Youth Agency at The Maxx, 94 Railroad St. Transportation available from NMHS to The Maxx. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047 or email laura@youthagency.org.

Screening of "The Lorax": March 2, 10 a.m. Hosted by Pratt Nature Center at Bank Street Theater, Bank Street. $15/adult. $12/child.

Maple-syrup making workshops: March 2-3 and March 9-10, 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. each day. Sullivan Farm, Route 202. $5. For more information and sign up, visit www.sullivanfarmnm.org.

Corned beef dinner: March 2, 5-7 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road (Route 7). $12/adult. $5/child 4-12. Free/child under 4.

Irish night: March 2, 6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7 North). $12/adult. $5/child. Free/child under 5. $40 family maximum.

Program about real estate and 2013 fiscal cliff: March 6, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Kindergarten parent orientation: March 6, 7-8:30 p.m. At each of the elementary schools.

BNI: On Track Chapter meetings: March 7: with Marc Audette of Audette Electrical Services, 7 a.m. At railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information, call Audrey King at 860 350-8295 or Hedy Kinney at 860 927-3882, or visit BNINewMilford.com.

AARP executive board meetings: March 7, 1 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Evening prayer gathering: March 8 and 22, (second and fourth Friday each month), 6-9 p.m. Morning Glory worship service: March 10 and 24 (second and fourth Sundays each month), 8-9:30 a.m. Mid-day Bible study group: Feb. 27 (second and fourth Wednesday each month), noon-1:30 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

AAA driving improvement course for experienced drivers: March, 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. At library, Main Street. For more infomration and registration, call 203-937-2595, extension 4684.

Spaghetti suppers: March 9, 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.

Comedy fundraiser: March 9, 7-10:30 p.m. Hosted by New Milford Youth Baseball and Softball at Connecticut Sports Arena, 32 Still River Drive. With omedians Moody McCarthy, Mick Thomas and Dan Naturman. $35. For more information, visit www.nmybbsb.com.

"Orion: The Constellation that has it All": March 9, 7-9 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Sherman

Jewish Community Center event: March 3: "Sonia Sotomayor with Thane Rosenblum," rebroadcast of "92nd Street Y," 11:30 a.m. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Centering prayer group: March 6. Meets first Wednesday of each month, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center. For more information, call 860-354-1414.

Divorce Care program: Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Runs through April 30. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information and registration, call 860-354-6114.

WaRREN

Roast beef dinner: March 9, 4:30-7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12/adult. $5/child 12 and under. Free delivery for Warren residents 70 and older. For more information, call 860-868-7106.

Washington

Institute for American Indian Studies event: March 2: maple sugaring festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10: lecture about "Lonetown: Warrups, Reads and the Colonial Frontier" with archaeologist Dr. Stuart Reeve and Redding town historian Kathleen Von Jena, 3 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Book signing: March 2: with Ann Leary, author of "The Good House," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Library events: March 2: duct tape crafts for kids, 1 p.m. March 9:bingo for kids, 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.

Parson's Table: March 6, 12:30 p.m. Meets first Wednesday of each month, 12:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church house, 9 Parsonage Lane. For more information, call 860-868-2527.

After School Art Program (ASAP) workshops: Registration for a variety of classes ongoing. At various locations in Region 12 school district. For more information and registration, call 860-868-0740 or visit www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.

Area towns

"Living Longer, Living Smarter": March 5, 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Women's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield and AARP Connecticut Decide. Create. Share. intiative at Hatters Park Hall, 7 East Hayestown Road, Danbury. For more information and registration, call 203-917-4731.

Theater

New Milford

"Adrift in Macao": Fridays-Saturdays through March 23, 8 p.m. March 10 and 17, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $28. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.