Arts

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"The Light Within: Country Walks and City Views -- photographs by Marc Isolda: Runs through May 31. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Kent

"Portraiture: from Master to Protege": Reception, May 4, 3-5 p.m. Runs through June 30. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Spring show: Runs through May 27. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

Art by Carroll Macdonald, Robert Lenz and Anne Huibregtse: Runs through May 26. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.morrisongallery.com.

New Milford

"Exploration" --art by Helen Cantrell, Clamance Gregory and Jennifer Sabella: Opening reception, May 11, 5-7:30 p.m. Runs May 4-July 7. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

"All About Hue II" -- art by Ralph Della-Volpe: May 4-June 2. Reception with artist, May 11, 5-7 p.m. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-3436 or visit www.gregoryjamesgallery.com.

"Art in Bloom: Celebrating 90 Years of the New Milford Garden Club": May 5-July 31. New Milford Historical Society and Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069 or visit www.nmhistorical.org.

Washington

"Focus: Hunter Brown's Egypt" -- photography by Hunter Brown: Opening reception, May 4, noon-2 p.m. Runs through June 8. 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. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants": Opening reception, May 5, 1-3 p.m. Runs through Jan. 12. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Native inspired art by Shepaug Valley Middle and High School students: May 11-June 9. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Health

New Milford

Blood pressure and glucose screenings: May 10, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Robison Conference Room A, New Milford Hospital, Elm Street.

Warren

Bend and stretch clinic: Thursdays, 10 a.m. through May 23. The Academy, Sackett Hill Road. For more information and registration, 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

KENT

Concert with Trumbull Chamber Singers: May 10, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 7 and 341. $10/adult. Free/student under 18.

New Milford

Music by Halfway Home: May 3, 7-9 p.m. Bank Street Coffee House, Bank Street. Kid friendly.

"Music and Moods" with pianist Jeremy Stone: May 5, 3 p.m. Temple Sholom, 122 Kent Road (Route 77). Donations accepted. For information, call 860-354-0273.

Music by Sherman Chamber Ensemble: May 12, 3 p,m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $15/individual show. For more information, call 860-354-7264.

SHERMAN

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

Très Cafe coffeehouse-style concerts: May 11, 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.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Bridgewater Grange meeting: May 8: "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," 7:30 p.m. Grange hall, Main Street. For more information, call Nancy Mascio at 860-354-2028 or Dean Perry at 860-355-4793.

Roast beef dinner: May 11, June 8 and Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m. Grange hall, Route 133. $12/adult. $5/child under 12.

Gaylordsville

Healing the shepherds retreat: May 3-4. Oratory of the Little Way, Oratory Lane. $50. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Family dinner featuring four-course Mexican dinner: May 4, seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Presented by Kent Community Nursery School at The Villager Restaurant, Main Street. $35/person, plus tax and gratuity. $10/child. For more information and sign up, call 860-927-1555.

"Come See Us Dance" --Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts benefit: May 4, 5-7:30 p.m. Kent Community House, Route 7 North. $150. For more information and tickets, call 860-350-6494 or visit www.emiadance.org.

"Take Control of Your Digital Photography": May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call 860-927-3761.

Tag sale: May 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Hosted by Kent Garden Club at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 7 and 341.

"Unlocking the Magic of the iPad": May 11, 1-2 p.m. Library, Main Street. . For more information and sign up, call 860-927-3761.

BBQ to support Kent Center School Scholarship Fund: May 11, 3-6 p.m. Hosted by St. Luke's Lodge #48 at Kent Center School, Judd Avenue. $12/adult. $6/child 6-12.

"The Iron Curtain Falls: Rebirth and Renewal": May 11, 4-6 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Dr. Joseph Baxer. For more information and sign up, call 860-927-3761.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Plant and bake sale: May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 247 New Milford Turnpike (Route 202).

New Milford

Wine and beer tasting: May 3, 6-8:30 p.m. Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $30 in advance. $45 at door. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-0300.

New Milford's Past Cemetery Tour: May 3, 8 p.m. Library, Main Street. Includes guided tours to Center Cemetery. For all ages. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

"Parents: You Matter! Drugs/Alcohol, Your Teen and You" parent workshop: May 4, 9:30-11 a.m. At The Maxx, Railroad St. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047.

"Cinderella ~ In Motion": May 4, 2 p.m. May 5, 4 p.m. Presented by Studio D at New Milford High School, Route 7 South. Tickets available one hour before each show. $16/adult. $8/child.

Planning a garden and kids' gardening workshop: May 4, 3 p.m. Sullivan Farm, Route 202. $5/workshop. For more information, email sullivanfarmeducation@gmail.com or call 860-354-4600.

"The Life of a Revolutionary War Foot Soldier" with Damien Cregeau: May 4, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Walk to End Alzheimer's: May 4. Registration, 9 a.m. Walk, 10 a.m. Harrybrooke Park. For more information, call 800-272-3900.

"Bedtime Stories ~ In Motion": May 4, 6:30 p.m. May 5, noon. Presented by Studio D at New Milford High School, Route 7 South. Tickets available one hour before each show. $16/adult. $8/child.

Artisan and craft fair: May 4-5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Silo, Upland Road.

Ham dinner: May 4, 6 p.m. St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, Aspetuck Avenue. $10/adult. $8/senior 65 and older. $5/child 10-18. For more information and reservations, call 860-488-1299.

Chicken scarpiello dinner: May 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. VFW, Avery Road. $15. Cash bar. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7995 or 203-948-8294.

"New Milford in the Civil War": May 5, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Cinco de Mayo fundraiser party for Republican Town Committee: May 5, 3-6 p.m. Fajitas and Margaritas, 129 Danbury Road, Lore's Plaza. $20 at door or in advance by visting www.nmrepublicans.org.

"The Tobacco Industry in New Milford": May 7, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With New Milford Historical Society reps. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Mid-day Bible study group: May 8, noon-1:30 p.m. Evening prayer gathering: May 10, 6-9 p.m. Morning Glory worship service: May 12, 8-9:30 a.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

AARP general meetings: May 8, noon. Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 7 North.

Young Adult Council: May 8, 6:30 p.m. For students in grades 6-12. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

"The First Church on the Green": May 8, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With the Rev. Michael Moren of the First Congregational Church. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

"Murder at Candlewood Lake: Who Killed the Journalist?" murder-mystery party: May 10, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Perennial plant sale: May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, parking lot of entrance, Frank's Lane.

Shredding day: May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Rotary Club at Lore's Plaza, Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/copy box. To shred large quantities, call 860-350-2225.

"Woodland Native Lifeways": May 11, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Spaghetti supper: May 11, 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.

"Exploring the Outer Solar System": May 11, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Bird walk: May 12, 7:30 a.m. Sunny Valley Farm Trails across from 98 Sunny Valley Lane. Wear appropriate footwear and bring binoculars. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-3716 by May 8.

Roxbury

Program on recognizing and eradicating invasive plants with panel of experts: May 5, 2 p.m. Library, South Street. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

"Navigating the College Admission Process with Your HIgh School Student: Trends, Myths and Practical Truths": May 7, 7-9 p.m. Library, South Street. For more information and registration, call 860-350-2181.

Sherman

Adult book discussion: May 3, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by library at senior center, Sherman Center. Discussion of "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens. For more information and registration, email mloeb@biblio.org.

Bake sale: May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Outside Sherman IGA, Route 39, Sherman, and Stop & Shop, New Fairfield.

Rabies clinic: May 5, 1-3 p.m. Presented by Dr. Dale Krier or Creature Comforts Mobile Veterinary Clinic in Sherman at town garage, 43 Route 39 North. $20/vaccine. Dogs must be leashed; cats in carrier. Bring proof of past rabies vaccinations. Benefits Wildlife-Line.

Washington

Art auction to benefit Shepaug Valley High School junior class: May 3, 7 p.m. American Legion Hall, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Features auction of works by numerous local artists.

Earth Day celebration: roadside cleanup, farmers' festival: May 4. Roadside cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon. Farmers' festival, noon-2 p.m. River Walk Pavilion, School Street.

Book signings: May 4: with Ann Y. Smith, author of --Ehrick K. Rossitter -- Designs for Modern Living," 2 p.m. May 11: with Nan Rossiter, author of "More than You KNow," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Rabies clinic for dogs and cats: May 4, 2-4 p.m. Town garage, Blackville Road. $20 cash.

Strawberry festival: May 5, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Institute for American Indian Studies at River Walk Pavilion, School Street. Bring picnic lunch.

Reading of "Mr. Gunn As the Citizen" by Ehrick K. Rossiter in 1887: May 6, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. With representative from Gunn Memorial Museum.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: May 6-10: Litchfield Archaeology Club field school. May 11-June 9: Art exhibit by students at Shepaug Valley Middle and High School. May 12: "The Laleo Project: A Survey of Paleo-Indian Distributions and Migration Routes in Connecticut," 3 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

New Beginnings single life support group: Starts May 8. Runs for 10 weeks. Meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. Registration required by calling 860-868-0569.

Dementia program for caregivers: May 10, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza.

Smith program about new Ehrick Rossiter book: May 11, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-7586.

Celebration of Young Writers: May 11. Cocktails, 5 p.m., followed by live and silent auctions. Hosted by After School Arts Program at First Congregational Church on the Green. Tickets vary in price. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-0740.

New Beginnings divorce support group: Starts May 14. Runs for 10 weeks. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. Registration required by calling 860-868-0569.

Area towns

Kids Expo: May 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Danbury Sports Dome, 2 Shelter Rock Road, Danbury. $10/person 12 and older. $7/child 3-11. For more information and tickets, visit www.danburykidsexpo.com.

Theater

New Milford

"Seascape": Fridays-Saturdays, May 3-25, 8 p.m. May 19, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23. Pay-what-you-can night, May 9, 8 p.m. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

Auditions for "Earnest Or What's In a Neame?": May 6-7, 7-9 p.m. TheatreWorks, Brookside Avenue. Seeking six men ages 25-65 and four women ages 18-60. For more information, visit www.theatreworks.us.