Arts

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"Animals Amongst Us: Selected Works of Melody Asbury": Runs through September. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Kent

"Florals from the Garden" --art by George Laurence Nelson": Runs through September. Historical society's Seven Hearths museum, Route 7. Free admission. For more information, call 860-927-4587.

Washington

"Potential" --art by Mary Terrizzi and Naya Bricher: Sept. 21-Nov. 16. Reception, Sept. 28, noon-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

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.

Movies

Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122 (film line). 860-354-9911 (office).

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.

Music/Dance

BRIDGEWATER

Jazz Vespers: Sept. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Route 133. For more information, call 860-868-1759.

KENT

Music with Kent School faculty: Sept. 29, 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 7 and 341. Free/student. Donation/adult. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

New Milford

Music By Higher & Higher: Sept. 21. 7 p.m. open for picnicking. 8 p.m. show. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $20. For information, call 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.

Special Events

Gaylordsville

"Praying for PTSD": Sept. 25. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Tag sale: Sept. 20-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Templeton Farm Apartments, Swifts Lane.

Dinosaur story time for kids: Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Free guided tour of Kent Iron Furnace: Sept. 21, 1 p.m. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). Call ahead to register at 860-927-3849.

Family Fun Day to benefit Kent Education and Learning Foundation: Sept. 22, 2-7 p.m. At Club Getaway, 59 South Kent Road. $10/child. $10/adult. For more information, call 860-927-3855.

"Nature of Creativity" workshop: Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by Center for Innovation at South Kent School, at 170 South Kent Road. With Irish poet Anne F. O'Reilly. For more information, visit www.natureofcreativity.org.

Book talk/signing with author A.H. Wellewood: Sept. 28, 3-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Harvest celebration: Sept. 21-22, noon-5 p.m. Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road. $30. Free/child under 12. For more information, visit www.hopkinsvineyard.com.

New Milford

Fundraiser for John Pettibone School PTO: Sept. 20, all day. Tasty Waves, Main Street.

Dog Days: Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road. $3/person. $5/family.

Shred Fest: Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Rotary Club in Lore's Plaza, Route 7. For more information, call 860-350-2225.

Program about Operation Christmas Child: Sept. 21, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Bible Baptist Church, 126 Kent Road (Route 7 North). Bring non-toiletry items.

Pratt Nature Center events: Sept. 21: screening of "Wall E," 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27: exploration at night for kids 6-14. $15/member. $20/non-member. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. $50. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

Roast beef dinner: Sept. 21, 4:30-7 p.m. Hosted by Good Shepherd Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road (Route 7). $12/adult. $10/senior. $5/child 4-12.

"Cuts for Caleb" fundraiser for Caleb Gaylord: Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. En Vogue Salon, 18 Bank St. $20/cut. Drawings for baskets, food and more offered.

Country Fair & Car Show: Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hosted by Lions Club at Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship service: Sept. 22, 8-9:30 a.m. Mid-day Bible study group: Sept. 25, noon-1:30 p.m. Evening prayer gathering: Sept. 20 and 27, 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Walk A Mile for A Meal to benefit food bank: Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m. Start at Big Y, buy groceries and walk them to the food bank at Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St.

"Floral Decor: New Ideas For Your Next Party": Sept. 22, 3 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. Hosted by Garden Club on Village Green. $10. For information, call Sally at 860-355-3055.

Attorney-Realtor event: Sept. 24. Breakfast/program: 9 a.m. breakfast. 9:30 a.m. program, "Identifying Problematic Issues that Continue to Delay or Terminate Transactions" with an attorney panel. 1:30-4:30 p.m. program: "Connecticut Real Estate Law Update." For more information, fees and registration, call Janet at 860-355-0994.

Informational program for veterans: Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m. At VFW hall, Avery Road. For more information, call 860-354-7795.

"Building Social Competence and Independence": Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road. Hosted by Parents As Partners, a venture by the New Milford Public Schools' Office of Special Services. For more information, call 860-354-2654.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meeting: Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. Parish house of First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For information and RSVP, call 860-354-8232.

Girl Scout information and sign-up night: Sept. 26, 7 p.m. John Pettibone School, Pickett District Road. For more information, email jill@newmilfordgirlsouts.org.

Fundraiser for Schaghticoke Middle School/Rachel's Challenge: Sept. 27, all day. Tasty Waves, Main Street.

New Milford VNA & Hospice celebration: Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. At The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. Celebrating 95 years of home care and 30 years of Hospice. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2216 or email dmatta@newmilfordvna.org.

Foundation 4 Orphans wine tasting fundraiser: Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m. McLaughlin Winery, 14 Alberts Hill Road, Sandy Hook. Foundation founded by former New Milford resident the Rev. Wayne Lavender. $50/person. For more information and RSVP, visit www.f4o.org.

CD release party for Don Lowe's "Out Here" and live performances: Sept. 27, 8-11 p.m. Hosted by Blue Yodels at River Bistro Cafe, 300 Kent Road (Route 7). Includes performances by The Blue Yodels, Don Lowe and The Lowedowns. CDs, $10.

Open Farm Day: Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunny Valley Preserve, Sunny Valley Lane.

Hazardous waste collection: Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Patriot's Way near railroad station. For information, visit www.newmilfordhealth.org.

Visit/book signing with author Judi Barrett: Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bank Street Book Nook, Bank Street. Will sign copies of "Planet of the Pies" and "Grandpa's Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Cookbook." Screening of "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2" to follow at Bank Street Theater, 1:30 p.m.

Dinner-dance to benefit National Kidney Foundation: Sept. 28. Buffet dinner, 6:30 p.m. Music and dancing, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $15/person. $15/couple. For more information and tickets, call 860-488-3279.

Sherman

Adult book discussion: Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by library at senior center, Sherman Center. Discussion of "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Pettersen. For more information and registration, email mloeb@biblio.org.

Raspberry festival: Sept. 21-22, noon-5 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. $5/plate of raspberry food. Also features music each day and farm/winery tours. For more information, visit www.whitesilowinery.com.

"Sephardic Jews: From Scholars to Pirates": Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Washington

Book signings: Sept. 21: with Florence and Wendell Minor, who will sign copies of "If You Were a Panda Bear," and Wendell Minor, who will also sign copies of "How BIG Could Your Pumpkin Grow?," 2 p.m. Sept. 22: with Robert Steele, author of "The Curse," 2 p.m. Sept. 28: with Sharyn Gale, author of young adult novel "Goddess Gilda," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-0525.

HORSE seminar: Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.

Book signing and presentation with David Farber: Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Author of "Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob." For more information, call 860-868-7586.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Sept. 22: Native American heritage walk, 2 p.m. Sept. 29: wolf talk, 1 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Screening of "The Emigrants": Sept. 23, 1 p.m. Hosted by Gunn Memorial Museum at library, Wykeham Road.

Free positive discipline parenting classes: Mondays starting Sept. 23. Runs for seven weeks. Washington Montessori School, 240 Litchfield Turnpike. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-0551.

Music and movement class for parents/caregivers and children ages 18 months to 2 1/2: Tuesdays starting Sept. 24. Ends Oct. 29. Washington Montessori School, 240 Litchfield Turnpike. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-0551.

Book talk about "Hanna's Daughters" with Jennifer (Johnson) Whittlesey: Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Hosted by Gunn Memorial Museum at library, Wykeham Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-860-868-7756.

Screening of "The New Land": Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Hosted by Gunn Memorial Museum at library, Wykeham Road.

Area towns

"The Irish & The Iron Industry: A Social History of St. Bridget Parish": Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Meet at St. Bridget Church parking lot in Cornwall Bridge. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7138.

Watertown House Tour: Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain or shine. Hosted by Watertown Historical Society. Will feature five homes. $25 in advance. $30 day of event. For more information, visit www.watertownhistoricalsociety.org.

Theater

New Milford

"The Cripple of Inishmaan": Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

Auditions for "BOEING BOEING": Sept. 23-24, 7-9 p.m TheatreWorks, Brookside Avenue. Seeking two men ages 25-50 and four women ages 20-65. For more information, visit www.theatreworks.us.

SHERMAN

"The Maids": Runs Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Sept. 22, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20/person. $10/student with id and cash. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.