Arts

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"Three Generations of Artists: A Rannestad Family Affair": Runs through Jan. 31. 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

"Are You Related?" --art by family of Scott Bricher, Mary Terrizzi and their daughter, Naya Bricher: Runs through Dec. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

"Cape Cod" -- exhibit of works by John Belfontaine of Gaylordsville: Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Reception, Jan. 11., 3-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

Art by Shelley Lowell: Runs through Jan. 4. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Paintings by Thomas Adkins of Southbury: Runs through Jan. 6. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3436 or visit www.gregoryjamesgallery.com.

"150 Years of Dedication: Celebrating Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2" exhibit: Runs through January. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

New Milford history exhibits: Ongoing. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Features "Tobacco Farming in New Milford," "New Milford Pottery Company 1887-1903," "Black Life in the History of New Milford: A Perspective of 150 Years since the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863-2013" and "New Milford's Pre-Colonial Peoples." Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

ROXBURY

"Harmonized Contrasts" -- art by Tyler Farmen: Runs through Jan. 11. 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

"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.

"Prints & Pottery" -- art by Alison Palmer and Missy Stevens: Runs through Jan. 18. 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.

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

"Best of Baroque" concert: Jan. 5, 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. With Sherman Chamber Ensemble. Advance tickets: $25/general admission. $20/student and senior. At door: $30/general admission. $25/student and senior. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5930.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Jazz Christmas concert: Dec. 21, 4-6 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Route 133. $20. Free/child 18 and younger. For more information, call 860-354-8269.

Santa Express: Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-noon. Hosted by fire department, in conjunction with Santa. $50/household. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-9937 or email chief@bvfd.org by Dec. 19.

Fair-trade global handcrafts store and Christmas tree sales: Runs through Dec. 23. Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road. Hours: Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-8283.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: January: Christian Healing Ministries School of Healing Prayer Levels I, II and IV. First and third Wednesdays: soaking prayer, 10 a.m. Second Saturday and fourth Tuesday: healing service, 10 a.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Junior Library offerings: Dec. 21: graham cracker gingerbread decorating workshop for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23: casual craft party, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 26: Screening of "Elf," 2 p.m. Dec. 27: Nappy's Puppets sing-a-long, 11 a.m. Dec. 27: teen quiz night, 7 p.m. Dec. 30: Lego party, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 31: Music and Rhyme for ages 0-3, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2: hot cocoa story time, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3: Science Tellers, 1 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.

Christmas services: Dec. 24: family service, 5 p.m. Traditional candelight service, 9 p.m. First Congregational Church of Kent, Main Street.

Holiday boutique: Through Dec. 31. Library, Main Street. Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Milford

Events for teens at The Maxx: Dec. 20: holiday event and dance for sixth graders, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8 admission. Dec. 21: Magic the Gathering, 6:30-11 p.m. Dec. 27: Screening of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," 6:30-11 p.m. Dec. 28: video game and ping pong night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $2. Dec. 31: New Year's Eve bash for high school teens, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.themaxxclubonline.com.

Homeless vigil: Dec. 21, 6-6:45 p.m. Hosted by Homeless Shelter Coalition on Village Green.

New Milford Apostolic Inc. events: Morning Glory worship: Sundays, 8-9:30 a.m. Meets Dec. 22 and 29. Education hour: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Meets Dec. 22 and 29. Sunday worship: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meets Dec. 22 and 29. Mid-day worship/Bible study: Wednesdays. Worship/prayer gathering: second and fourth Friday, 6-9 p.m. Meets Dec. 27. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Luminary Night: Dec. 21. Hosted by First Congregational Church. Luminary kits available for $10 at the Main Street church and at www.nmchurch.org through Dec. 13. For more information, visit www.nmchurch.org.

Gingerbread house decorating and holiday party for kids ages 10: Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191.

"Nutcracker Ballet": Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 1 and 6 p.m. Presented by FineLine Theatre Arts at New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $15/adult. Free/child under 12.

ThriftMart open for shopping: Dec. 22, noon-4 p.m. ThriftMart, 149 Danbury Road (Route 7).

Christmas carol sing-a-long: Dec. 23, noon-1 p.m. Tasty Waves, Main Street

Merryall Union Chapel service: Dec. 24: with the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg of United Church of Christ, 9 p.m. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

First Apostolic Gathering Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve services: Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Gathering meets at St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, Aspetuck Avenue. For more information, call Priscilla Black at 203-431-9768.

Christmas services: Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Christmas: High festival Eucharist, 10 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road.

Bake and craft sale to benefit Relay For Life: Dec. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hosted by Devil Walkers team outside Walmart, Route 7.

Health insurance enrollment sessions: Dec. 27, Jan. 3, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, noon-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, call Carmela at 203-792-4515, extension 1126.

Pratt Nature Center events: Dec. 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.

Holiday shopping cart sale: Runs through Dec. 30. Hosted by FRIENDS of NMPL at library, Main Street.

Tree of Warmth: Donations of children's hats, gloves, mittens and scarves sought for tree on display at town hall, Main Street. Accepted in mayor's office Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-6010.

Roxbury

"Blue Christmas" service: Dec. 22, 4 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. For more information, call 860-355-1978.

Christmas services: Dec. 25, 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St. For more information, call 860-868-2600.

Open house for one-room schoolhouse on Widmark Preserve: Dec. 28, 2-4 p.m. Hosted by Roxbury Land Trust. For more information, call 860-350-4148 or visit www.roxburylandtrust.org.

"Computer Tips & Tricks": Jan. 6, 5:30 p.m. Library, South Street. With Bill Chin. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

"Voices of Poetry/In a Minor Key II": Jan. 12, 2-4 p.m. Hosted by Voices of Poetry at library, South Street.

Sherman

Town-wide Christmas carol sing: Dec. 22, 5 p.m. Pavilion at Veterans Field, Saw Mill Road. Bring flashlight.

Washington

Service of comfort and peace: Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

Christmas services: Christmas Eve: 4 and 7 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road. Christmas: 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St., Roxbury. 10:30 a.m.

"The Jester Jim Show": Dec. 28, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road.

New Year's old-fashioned tea party: Jan. 4, 1 p.m. Gunn Historical Museum, Wykeham Road. Bring tea cup. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7756.

Area towns

Health insurance enrollment sessions: Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, 3-5 p.m. Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St., Danbury. Dec. 28, 1-5 p.m. and Jan. 8, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 10 and March 24, 4-7 p.m. Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, call Carmela at 203-792-4515, extension 1126.

Theater

New Milford

"Boeing Boeing": Fridays-Saturdays through Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Gala fundraising performance, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $75. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23/general ticket. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

TheatreWorks kids program "Introduction to Musical Theater" for ages 4-7: Starts Jan. 4, 10 a.m. Runs. Ends with performance. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. For more information, call 860-350-6863.

SHERMAN

"Aladdin": Runs Fridays, 8 p.m. through Jan. 4 and Saturdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. through Jan. 5. 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.