Arts

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"Atmospheric Landscapes: From New England to India and Back" -- art by Edward Muszala of Bridgewater: Opening reception, Oct. 5, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Kent

Art by Esteban Vicente Runs through Oct. 6. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.morrisongallery.com.

Elected artists and invitation solo show -- works by Laura Bleau, Jennifer George Andrea and David Boyjian: Runs through Oct. 14. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

"Paintings of New England" --art by David Merrill: Runs through Oct. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

"Views, Vistas, Figures and More" --works by Karen Cashman, Diane Dubreuil, Susan Grisell, James Hogue, Bill Merklein, Richard Stalter, Hendon Chubb and Cecilia Marshall: Opening reception, Oct. 12. Runs through Nov. 3. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

"A Tale of 2 Fleeces: The Journey from Sheep to Shawl" --works by Jody Hyman: Runs through Oct. 21. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

ROXBURY

Two Views" --art by Mary Lou Alberetti and Robert Alberetti: Opening reception, Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Nov. 9. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Washington

"River Alive": Runs through Oct. 20. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Plaza. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

"Potential" --art by MAry Terrizzi and Naya Bricher: Runs through Nov. 16. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants": Runs through Jan. 12. Gunn Historical 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

Flu clinics: Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m.-noon. New Milford VNA & Hospice, 68 Danbury Road (Route 202). Call 860-354-2216 for details and fees.

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

Thomas Holcombe recital and dedication organ: Oct. 6, 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church event at Kent School's St. Joseph's Chapel, Route 341. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

SHERMAN

Songwriter's Stage: Oct. 11, 7 p.m.. Sherman Playhouse, Route 37 and 39. With Lucinda Rowe and Michael Connolly and guests. $10.

Très Cafe coffeehouse-style concerts: Oct. 12, 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

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

Children's activities: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 and Jan. 15: brown bag book club for students in grades K-1, 3:15-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 20, Dec. 18 and Jan. 22: science explorers group for kids in grades 2-5, 3:15-4 p.m. Oct. 19: program about knights for grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 6, Dec. 4 and Jan. 8: Lego My Library for grades K-6, 3:15-4 p.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays: storytime for children ages 2-5, 10:30-11 a.m. through December.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: Oct. 9: "Praying with Faith and Authority." Oct. 16: "Healing among Christians." Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Arts and fine crafts show: Gala preview, Oct. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sale, Oct. 12-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hosted by Merwinsville Hotel Restoration at hotel, Brown's Forge Road. Gala, $20/member. $25/non-member at door. $20/non-member in advance at www.merwinsvillehote.org. Sale Oct. 12-14, $1. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Kent

"George Laurence Nelson and the Budding of an Art Colony in Kent, Early Twentieth Century": Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street.

Paint-Out and Auction: Oct. 12. Registration, 9-10 a.m. Refreshments, 3 p.m. Auction, 4 p.m. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

Harvest fair: Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kent Congregational Church, Route 7.

Voices of Poetry poetry and musical event: Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m. At House of Books, 10 North Main St.

"Controlling Your Future" wrokshop for Kent seniors and their families: Oct. 9, 9:30-11 a.m. Town hall, Kent Green Boulevard. For more information and registration, call 860-927-1586.

"Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Moving the Needle on Nuclear Security" global issues forum: Oct. 12, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. With guest presenter Ben Sanders, former UN nuclear inspector in Iran. For more information and sign up, call 860-927-3761.

Book sale: October hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through early October. Library, Main Street.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Tag sale: Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Route 202.

New Milford

Beer, wine and scotch tasting: Oct. 4, 5:30-8 p.m. Presented by Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 at Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. For more information and tickets, email waterwitch150th@yahoo.com.

"Spooky Halloween: Folk Tales Believe it Or Not": Oct. 4, 7 p.m. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. $5/member. $10/non-member. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

"God Is Here: A Photo Essay" photo exhibit: Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6, between services 9:30-11:30 a.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7).

Fall fair: Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road.

Spinning and Weaving Week and Felt United Day offerings: Oct. 5: hands-on needle felting for ages 12 and older, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8: twig loom tapestry weaving for ages 12 and older, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Fire Prevention Day event: Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Home Depot, Route 7. LifeStar, 10 a.m. Acceleration detection K9 demo, 10:45 a.m. Live burn demo, 11 a.m. Vehicle extrication demo, after burn demo. Hazardous chemical incident demo, noon. Ongoing events offered throughout day.

POW/MIA Connecticut Forget-Me-Nots benefit dance: Oct. 5, 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW hall, Avery Road. $10. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-2567.

Run for Joe: Oct. 6. Registration, noon-1 p.m. Run, 1:30 p.m. Canterbury School,, Aspetuck Avenue.

Manhattan Short Film Festival: Oct. 6, noon. Bank Street Theater, Bank Street. $10. For more information and tickets, call 860-210-2099.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship service: Sundays weekly. Future meetings Oct. 6, 13 and 29 (no service Oct. 27). Mid-day Bible study group: Wednesdays weekly. Future meetings Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, noon-1:30 p.m. Evening prayer gathering: Oct. 11 and 18, 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Living Without a Partner bereavement group: Oct. 8 and 22, 2 p.m. Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. New Milford VNA & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Meetings of newmilfodbusiness.com: Oct. 9: with Ivan Shiffman of Union Savings Bank, 8 a.m. Oct. 16: with Jill Weiss of Fat City, 8 a.m. Meets at railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.newmilfordbusiness.com.

Young Adult Council: Oct. 9. Library, Main Street. For students in grades 6-12. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191, extension 204.

Tag sale: Oct. 11-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Healing the Children Northeast, 219 Kent Road (Route 7 North).

Babysitting night: Oct. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Beehive Children's Center, 278 Danbury Road (Route 7). $30. Benefits Good Samaritan Fund. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-8534.

Sullivan Farm Fall Festival: Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sullivan Farm, 140 Park Lane (Route 202). $4/adult. $2/child 5-15. $10 family maximum.

Free practice SAT: Oct. 12, noon-4 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

"Thriller" flash mob rehearsals: Oct. 12, 19 and 26. Taught by Christine Teixeira Oberc. To be performed at Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 on Village Green. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-6050.

Spaghetti suppers: Oct. 12, 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.

Cooking classes: A variety of courses are offered throughout the season. The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Pratt Nature Center events: Oct. 14: vacation day camp for kids. $45/members. $50/non-member. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. $50. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

Harris Hill Farm open: Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through October. Harris Hill Farm, Ridge Road.

Roxbury

Pancake breakfast: Oct. 12, 8-10 a.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. Proceeds benefit Simply Smiles July trip to Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Sherman

"Getting Started, Getting Published": Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Presented by Word Weavers at Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. $20 in advance. $25 at door. For more information, call Carol Barnier at 203-702-7066 or visit www.berkshires.eventbrite.com.

Voices of Poetry fundraiser for American Cancer Society: Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. $15/person. $25/couple. Benefits American Cancer Society.

Washington

Washington Antiques Show: Oct. 4-6. Preview night cocktail party, Oct. 4, 6:30-9 p.m. Washington Primary School, School Street. 125/person. Collector's Party, Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m. WPS. $125/person. Show: Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. WPS. $10/person at door. Benefits Gunn Memorial Library. For more information and RSVP to parties, call 860-868-7586 or visit www.gunnlibrary.org.

HORSE of Connecticut volunteer day: Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Horse of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.

Book signings: Oct. 5: with Nancy Lazarus, author of "Moosewood Restaurant," 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12: with Dani Shapiro, author of "Still Writing," 3 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. For information, call 860-868-0525.

Library family activities: Oct. 5: Gunn Circus Fun, 1 p.m. Oct. 12: autumn crafts, 1 p.m. Oct. 19: pumpkin painting, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26: Halloween costume party and parade, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road.

Lecture and book signing with Rhonda Eleish and Edie Breems: Oct. 6, 1 p.m. Gunn Historical Museum, Wyeham Road. Authors of "Reflections on Swedish Interiors."

Reading of "Mr. Gunn as the School-Masster" (1887): Oct. 7, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. With representative from Gunn Memorial Museum.

"Living Trusts/Myths": Oct. 8, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-0735.

"Meet at Author at 5": Oct. 9, 5 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. With Marcia DeSanctis, Katherine Jamieson and Colleen Kinder, who contributed to "Best Women's Travel Writing Volume 9." $19.95 includes book, food, presentation and book signing. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-0525.

Book talk and signing with Sylvia Lyon Rodman: Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Author of "The Anglo Brambles." For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

Opening of Book Basement: Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13, noon-4 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Beginning Your Swedish History" with Dr. William B. Fagerstrom: Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Gunn Historical Museum, Wykeham Road.

Family Fun Day: Oct. 13, noon-2 p.m. Hosted by Washington Scholarship Fund at Riverwalk Pavilion, School Street.

Area towns

Bereavement group: Oct. 8. Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road, Unit F, Bantam. For more information, call 860-567-6000.

Fall festival and "Autumn Evening Under the Steeple": Oct. 12. Fall festival, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. "Autumn Evening": 7-9 p.m. With Debby Applegate, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher" and Winfred Rembert, African-American artist and author of "Don't Hold Me Back: My Life and Art" and "Winifred Rembert: Memories of My Youth." $20. Litchfield Congregational church on the Green. For more information, call 860-567-8705 or email first-congregation@sbcglobal.net.

"How to Get Free Publicity for Your Business or Organization" workshop: Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. For Danbury Library and SCORE Danbury. For more information, call 860-210-0149.

Theater

New Milford

"The Cripple of Inishmaan": Fridays-Saturdays, through 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.

AREA TOWNS

"Oleanna": Oct. 11-12, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Presented by Actors' Lab Repertory Theatre, hosted by Town Players of Newtown, at The Little Theater, 18 Orchard Hill Road, Newtown. $15 in advance by calling 203-270-9144.