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Photo exhibit by Erik Landgren: Opening reception Aug. 10, 3-6 p.m. Runs through September. 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 information, call 860-354-6937.

Kent

Exhibit of works by Alexander Liberman, Cleve Gray and Luke Gray: Opening reception Aug. 2, 5-7 p.m . Runs through Sept. 7. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays 1-4 p.m. For information, visit www.morrisongallery.com.

"The World Above: Artists Celebrate the Sky" exhibit: Runs through Aug. 3. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). For information, call 860-927-3849.

Juried president's show: Runs through Sept. 1. Kent Art Association, 21 S. Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m. For information, call 860-927-3989.

"Iron, Wood and Water: Essential Elements of the Evolution of Kent": Runs through September. Seven Hearths, 4 Studio Hill Road. Hours: Weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Milford

"A Woman and Her Passion," exhibit about Ruth Henderson: Runs through Aug. 3. The Silo, Upland Road. For information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

"Meditations on Water," fine art prints by Barbara Soares and Jim Stasiak: Runs through Aug. 9 Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

"Livin' Is Easy": Runs through Sept. 13. Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church St. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information, email newmilartscomm@gmail.com.

ROXBURY

"Thirty or 40 Scratchy Drawings of American Presidents" by Barry Blitt: Opening reception Aug. 2, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Sept. 13. Library, 23 South St. Hours: Mondays noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays noon-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 860-350-2181.

SHERMAN

"Silk Works," by Gay Lynette Morris: Aug. 2-Sept. 26. Reception Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library, 1 Sherman Center. For information, call 203-803-5273.

Washington

Faculty exhibit: Opening reception Aug. 2, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 23. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Plaza. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call 860-868-2878.

"Over There: Washington and The Great War": Runs through Jan. 18. Gunn Historical Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m. For information, call 860-868-7756.

AREA TOWNS

"Seb Zeb --Artists in Contrast," featuring works by Sebastian Tillinger, of Washington, and Zeb Mayer, of Roxbury: Opening reception July 26, 5-9 p.m. Runs through Aug. 24. The Gallery, 44 Lakeside Road, Morris. Hours: Saturdays-Sundays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. For information, call 917-539-3130.

Historical/Museums

GAYLORDSVILLE

Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays through Sept. 28, 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 2-4 p.m. Runs through August. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.

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.

Movies

Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. Call 860-354-2122 (film line), 860-354-9911 (office). Cost: $9.50 adults, $8.50 students, $7.50 seniors or child; $5 bargain show before noon, $5 all day Tuesday, $2 extra for 3D movies.

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. Call 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

New Milford

Edwin Kinkade Concerts on the Green: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2: Atwater-Donnelly. Aug. 9: the Housatonic River Jazz Band. Hosted by Commission on the Arts at bandstand on Village Green. Free. Bring blankets/lawn chairs.

Free jazz concerts by Litchfield Jazz Camp: Aug. 4-6, 7-8:30 p.m. At Maguire Auditorium at Canterbury School, Aspetuck Avenue. For information, visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.

Music by Fairly Famous: Aug. 9, 10 p.m. 1st & 10, Route 7 South.

Washington

Summer concert festival with New Baroque Soloists: Aug. 7 and 14, 5:30 p.m. Meetinghouse at First Congregational Church on Green; $2 in advance, $30 at door, $15 first-time guests, $10 students. For information, call 860-868-9147.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Bridgewater Country Fair: Aug. 15-17. Fairgrounds, Route 133.

Gaylordsville

Beer tasting and screening of outdoor movie: Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road; $20 hotel members and Pay Pal, $25 others. For information, visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Kent

Quality Thrift Shop sales: Aug. 5-9: summer sale. Aug. 12-16: bag sale. Quality Thrift Shop, next to First Congregational Church, Route 7.

Chess events: Aug. 7: Chess coaching and tutoring, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 8-9: Chess play al fresco, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 10: spontaneous poetry and chess play, noon-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For information, call 860-927-3761.

Poetry events: Aug. 7: "Poetry as an Easy Flow" for all ages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8: "Haiku: Brief Joyful Observations of August," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9: create poetry journal, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10: spontaneous poetry and chess play, noon-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For information, call 860-927-3761.

Program with art conservator Paul Gould: Aug. 8, 4 p.m. Kent Art Association, 21 S. Main St. Also with William Gould. Free estimates of paintings being considered for restoration. For information and to register, call 860-927-3989.

Kent Sidewalk Festival: Aug. 8-10. Downtown Kent. Includes sales, games, food, music and more. For information, visit www.kentct.com.

"Clare Boothe Luce in Love, War and Nirvana: A Conversation Between Christopher Buckley and Sylvia Jukes Morris": Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Hosted by library at Mattison Auditorium, Kent School, 1 Macedonia Road. $20. For information and to register, call 860-927-3761.

Annual book sale: August hours: Fridays noon-5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September-October hours to be announced. Library, Main Street.

New Milford

"Summer Thursdays" for youths entering grades four to eight: Thursdays through Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Youth Agency at 50 East St. For information and to register, call 860--354-0047.

"Where's Waldo?" party: Aug. 1, 4-6 p.m. Bank Street Book Nook, Bank Street.

Screening of classic movies: Aug. 1, 8 and 22, dusk. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive; $2 donation.

"ArtWalk": Aug. 2, noon-6 p.m. Hosted by Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio and New Milford Commission on the Arts in downtown New Milford.

"The Energetic Well-Being of Children": Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Upper Room Reiki, 6 Main St. $45. For information and to register, call 860-868-4038.

Wine and beer tasting: Aug. 3, 4-7 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive; $25 in advance at Bridge Fine Wine & Liquors, by contacting Lee at 860-354-3841 or visiting www.harrybrookepark.org.

Vacation Bible school: Aug. 4-8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road; $10. For information and registration, call 860-354-4596.

Caregivers Support Group: Aug. 5 and 19, 10 a.m. Meets first and third Tuesdays each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For information, call 860-354-2216.

"Is there Water on Zork?," Way Out Wednesday program for youths: Aug. 6, time to be announced. Library, Main Street. For information and to register, call 860-355-1191

Program about Northeast songbirds: Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With naturalist John Root. For information and to register, call 860-355-1191.

Housatonic Business Alliance meetings: Aug. 7: with Marc Audette of Audette Electrical Services Inc., 7 a.m. Aug. 14: with Gary Passineau of William Raveis Real Estate, 7 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street. With guest speaker Michael Giacona of Full Circle Promos LLC.

"Civil War -- 150": Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. Variety of offerings; $10 adults, $5 children 5-16, $8 seniors and veterans, free children under 5. For information and to register, call 860-355-0300.

"Second Saturday Stars" program about Saturn: Aug. 9, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South.

Old-fashioned family picnic: Aug. 10, noon-5 p.m. Hosted by Democratic Town Committee at Conn Pavilion at Harrybrooke Park off Still River Drive. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, $25 family maximum. For information and to register, call 860-915-1098 or 860-355-3268.

NMHS band, color guard fundraiser: Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tasty Waves, Main Street.

Evening book discussion group: Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Meets second Wednesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Abby Ripley. For information, call 860-355-1191.

Sherman

Discussion of "The Big Rock Candy Mountain": Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For information or to register, call 860-354-2455 or email mloeb@biblio.org.

Dog Walk and Bazaar: Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society at Naromi Land Trust's Mallory Trail near town hall, Route 39; $15 before Aug. 9, $20 day of event. For information, call 203-746-2925 or email nfsaw@att.net.

Chicken barbecue: Aug. 9, 4-8 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39; $20 adults, $10 children 6-12. For information and tickets, call 860-355-8050.

Washington

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 2: Green Corn Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17: "Spirit of the Drum," 1-4 p.m. Sept. 7: artifact identification day, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 20: "Fire as a Tool," 1-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Tuesday family programs: Aug. 5: "Splish, Splash Science," 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12: "Whish, Whoosh and Wings," 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19: pizza party to conclude summer reading program, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For information and to register, call 860-868-2310.

HORSE of Connecticut showing: Aug. 9, 2-4 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For information, call 860-868-1960 or visit www.horseofct.org.

Screening and discussion of "Flyboys" with director Tony Bill: Aug. 11, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road.

Area towns

Program about computer security, one's identity: Aug. 5. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Meeting, 7 p.m. Program, 8 p.m. Hosted by Danbury Area Computer Society at Danbury Hospital auditorium. For information, visit www.dacs.org.

Dog wash to benefit Animal Welfare Society of New Milford: Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A Paw Print, 801 Federal Road, Brookfield; $15 small breed (less than 20 pounds), $20 for dogs 20-49 pounds, $30 dogs 50-100 pound, $40 giant breeds; add $10 for double coat and $5 for nail clippings. For information, call 203-775-6942.

Theater

New Milford

"Bonnie & Clyde: Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Aug. 2. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave; $23 adults, $18 students and military personnel with ID. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or visit www.theatreworks.us.

SHERMAN

"The Rainmaker": Runs Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North; $20, $10 for students with ID and cash. For information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.