Arts

Kent

"In the Looking Glass: Portraits by George Laurence Nelson": Aug. 3-31. Open Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historical society's Seven Hearths museum, Route 7. Free admission. For more information, call 860-927-4587 or visit http://www.kenthistoricalsociety.org.

Presidents' show: Runs through Sept. 2. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

"Images of Litchfield County" --photographs by Jeff Pudlinski: Runs through Aug. 21. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

"Taking Over" --exhibit of works by Henry Klimowicz: Runs through Sept. 1. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.morrisongallery.com.

New Milford

"Barns and Farms" --art by the late Eric Sloane, Woldemar Neufeld, Kate Neufeld, and works by Frank Tosto: Opening reception, Aug. 2, 5-7:30 p.m. Runs through Oct. 5. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

ROXBURY

"Field Workd: Photographing for `Edible Nutmeg'" --photos by Robert Lockhart: Runs through Aug. 19. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Washington

"From Textile to Design" --art by Ken Cornet: Opening reception, Aug. 3, noon-2 p.m. Runs through Sept. 15. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Far and Near: Uganda and Connecticut" --art by Ann Harriet Carew: Runs through August. Marty's Cafe, 4 Green Hill Road. Hours: daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1700.

Historical/Museums

GAYLORDSVILLE

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.

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.

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. 888-AMC-4FUN. The theater recommends calling the box office to verify show times and prices.

Music/Dance

KENT

"Kent Has That Jazz": Aug. 5-7, 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Litchfield Performing Arts at Kent School, 1 Macedonia Road (Route 341). Free will donation.

Litchfield Jazz Camp student performance: Aug. 6, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Fife n Drum, Route 7.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 9, 8 p.m.St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Routes 7 and 341. $30. $25/student and senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

New Milford

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $30. $25/student and senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

Washington

Washington Friends of Music summer concert series with New Baroque Soloists: Aug. 8 and 15, 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. $25 in advance, $30 at door, $15 for first-time guests, $10 for students. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-9174.

Special Events

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: Aug. 3: "Christian Four R's," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month: "Eat Well. Lose Weight. Feel Better," 6:30 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Beer tasting and movie screening: Aug. 10. Hosted by Merwinsville Hotel Restoration at hotel, Brown's Forge Road. $20/member. $25/non-member. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Kent

Library junior room activities: Aug. 3: sidewalk chalk mural contest, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4: safesitter training for ages 11 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7: Jester Jim, 1 p.m. Aug. 10: create a Chess set, 1:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Kent Sidewalk Festival: Aug. 2-4, various times. In and around downtown Kent.

Local author's day: Aug. 3. Library, Main Street. Michele Dwyer, Judi Barrett and Betty Krasne, noon-1 p.m. Ann Jamieson, Joanna Kelly and Sergio Troncoso, 1-2 p.m. Georgianne Kent, Harmon D. Smith and Karen Chase, 2-3 p.m. E. Barrie Kavasch, Joana Kelly and Dan Kellams, 3-4 p. m. E. Barrie Kavasch, Frank Delaney and Diane Meier, 4-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Program with Congressman John Lewis, one of the organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Aug. 4. Hosted by library. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

Classic movies in the park: Aug. 2: "High Noon." Aug. 9: "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad." Aug. 16, 23 and 30: TBA. All movies, dusk. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive.

Clearance tag sale: Aug. 3,10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Thank you dinner for World War II veterans and a guest: Aug. 3, 2 p.m. VFW hall, Avery Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-3474.

Wine and beer tasting: Aug. 4, 4-7 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Harryrbooke Park at the park off Still River Drive. $25 in advance by calling 860-354-3841, emailing leecolville42@hotmail.com or visiting www.harrybrookepark.org, or $30 at the door.

Camp Jonathan bereavement day camp for children: Aug. 5-9. Hosted by New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. For children 6-18. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-2216.

Program about the bombing of Hiroshima: Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Mark Albertson. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Beneath the Surface teen/tween summer program: Aug. 7: Iron Chef 2013, 6 p.m. Aug. 15: mother/daughter spa night, 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191.

Robotics And Beyond open house for business and industry professionals: Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. Rescheduled from July 24. At New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, call 860-944-6175.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Evening prayer gathering: Aug. 9, 6-9 p.m. Morning Glory worship service: Aug. 4, 11, 8-9:30 a.m. Mid-day Bible study group: Aug. 7, 14, noon-1:30 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Seminar on the origin and preservation of Holy scriptures: Aug. 9: "The Birth of the Bible," 7 p.m. "The Canon of the Holy Scriptures," 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10: "Preservation of the Scriptures From Ancient Times," 9 a.m. "The History of the English Bible," 11 a.m. "The Living and Abiding Word of God," 1 p.m. New Milford Church of Christ, 129 Litchfield Road (Route 202). For more information and sign up, call 860-355-0489.

Summer reading program: Runs Runs through Aug. 9. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191.

Star party, with emphasis on learning and navigating the August sky, using laser pointers, the Stellarium planetarium computer program, and observation with several telescopes of different sizes and types: Aug. 10, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Dog wash day to benefit New Milford Animal Welfare: Aug. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. At A Paw Print Grooming Salon, 801 Federal Road (Route 7), Brookfield. $15-40 depending on weight. $10 more for double coats. $5 more for nail clipping. For more information and an appointment, call 203-775-6942.

"Making a Small World" terrarium program: Aug. 13, time and location to be announced. Hosted by Garden Club on Village Green.

Sherman

"The Sword in the Stone": Aug. 3, 6 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. $15/adult. $10/child under 12. $40/family of four. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-0271 or visit www.whitesilowinery.com.

Annual fireman's ball: Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Sherman Volunteer Fire Department's firehouse, Route 39 Center. $30 in advance. $35 at door. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-9273 or visit www.shermanvfd.org.

JCC kids' oferings: Aug. 5-9: environmental earth arts and crafts for ages 5-11, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 12-14: recycle your pants for ages 8-15, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19-23: movemenet, storytelling and theater crafts for ages 7-15, 2-5 p.m. Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, sign up and fees, call 860-355-8050.

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

American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Julia Maslin: Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East. For more information, call 800-RED-CROSS.

Dog walk and bazaar: Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society. $25 registration. For more information, call 860-354-1358 or email nfsawpets@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible school: Aug. 12-16. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-6114.

WaRREN

Chicken barbecue: Aug. 2, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12.

Notes in the Woods musical fundraiser: Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. Presented by Warren Public Library at Warren Woods, 251 Brick School Road. $10/person. $30/family. For more information, call 860-868-2195.

Washington

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 3: annual green corn festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3-4: Native American arts and crafts market, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 11: "Meet the Beekeeper," 1 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Lunch, talk and book signing with author Nichole Bernier: Aug. 6, noon-1:30 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. $14. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-0525.

Parson's Table: Aug. 7, 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.

Program and book signing with James C. Goodale: Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Author of "Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles." For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

HORSE showing: Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.

Village Interpreter Programs: Aug. 10-11, 24-25, noon-4 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Area towns

Litchfield Jazz Festival: Aug. 9-11. Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63. For more information, visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com, call 860-361-6285.