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Updated 9:17 pm, Sunday, December 2, 2012
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Following is a holiday calendar featuring exhibits, theater performances, festivals, fairs and other special events happening in the Greater New Milford area this holiday season. To see the general calendar, see Page S17.

To submit a holiday press release, calendar item or place of worship service or event, email the information to drose@newstimes.com, fax it to 860-350-6794 or mail it to Deborah Rose, The Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776. For more information, email Ms. Rose or call 860-355-7324.

BRIDGEWATER

Kent Singers holiday concert: Dec. 2, 3 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

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

Merwinsville Hotel holiday festivities: Opening reception, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $20/hotel member. $25/non-member. Also open Dec.1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with storytelling each day at 11 a.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road. Free admission Dec. 1-2. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or e-mail info@merwinsvillehotel.org.

Holiday bazaar: Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. -2 p.m. United Methodist Church, Route 7.

Holiday open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Little Red Schoolhouse, Gaylord Road.

Holiday open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, Oratory Lane. Variety of events planned. For more information, call 860-354-8294.

Ham dinner: Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. Firehouse, Route 7. $12/adult. $8/child 6 and older.

Town tree lighting: Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Outside firehouse, Route 7.

"Handmade/Local" holiday show: Runs through Jan. 6. Peter Lawrence Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). Hours: Fridays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.peterlawrencegallery.com.

KENT

Music in the Nave: Messiah sing-in with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $20. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

Tree lightings and photos with Santa: Dec. 1. Photos with Santa, 4 p.m. N.M. Watson Wild Bird Supply, Kent Green Boulevard. Tree lighting, 4:30 p.m. Kent Green. Caroling, cookies, refreshments: to follow tree lighting, at Fife 'n Drum. Tree lighting: to follow caroling, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Pancakes with Santa: Dec. 8, 8:30-11 a.m. Hosted by Kent Community Nursery School at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Bridge streets. $5/adult. $3/child 3-12. Free/child 2 and under.

Cookie decorating class for children with Patsy Stroble: Dec. 8. Kent Kitchen Works, 6 Kent Green Boulevard. $20 donation to Kent Food Bank. For more information and registration, call 860-355-2843.

Stuff-a-Truck: Dec. 9. Firehouse, Maple Street. Bring new, unwrapped toy or non-perishables.

Kent Singers holiday concert: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Holiday pottery sale and reception: Opening reception, Dec. 15, 5-10 a.m. Runs Dec. 15-23. Alison Palmer Studio, 48 Stone Fences Lane. For more information, visit www.alisonpalmerstudio.com.

Parade of Lights, open house at Community House, photos with Santa: Dec. 15. Photos with Santa: at Backcountry Outfitters, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Cookie sale, photos with Santaa and cookie decorating: at Kent Children's Center, 99 North Main St., to follow Backcountry Outfitters event. Parade of lights: to follow other events. Starts at Kent Green and ends at firehouse on Maple Street.

Horse-drawn carriage rides: Dec. 16, noon-3 p.m. Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Route 7.

Holiday boutique: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 22. Library, Main Street.

"Selected Estate Finds for the Holidays: Antique to Contemporary Art, Tabletop, Serving, & Barware" holiday exhibit and sale: Runs through Jan. 13. Scott & Bowne, 27 North Main St. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-592-0207.

NEW MILFORD

"'Tis the Season": Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 2 p.m. At New Milford High School, Route 7 South. Proceeds benefit Ann's Place in Danbury.

Christmas bazaar: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Animal Welfare Society at railroad station, Railroad Street.

Christkindlemarkt: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. For more information, visit www.arionsingingsociety.com.

Concert with SingOut! CT: Dec. 1, 3 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Evening of Wine and Song: Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. $30 in advance at Bridge Fine Wines, Spirits & Beer, the museum or from any museum board member. $35 at the door. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

"Small Treasures & More" holiday art show: Dec. 1-Jan. 30. 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.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 2, 8-10 a.m. St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, 11 Aspetuck Ave. $5/person. $10/family of four, plus $3 per additional person.

Open house: Dec. 2, noon-3 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

DAR and CAR Christmas luncheon and program: Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Christmas in a Box: 11:30 a.m. Joint business meeting, noon. "Fill Every Glass" and "In the Good Old Colony Days" with Hanford & Finlay programs: to follow meeting and lunch. Appropriate for kids 6 and older. Candlewood Valley Country Club, Route 7 South. $20/adult. Free/CAR member. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-5521.

"Greensleeves for a Winter Solstice" with Wykeham Consort: Dec. 2, 3 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. $15/concert. $15/post-reception. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Mind-Body Connection holiday charitable classes: Pilates Barre with Marion: Dec. 3, 6 p.m. Dec. 19, 9 a.m. Pilates Barre with Gretchen: Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. Gentle yoga with Jane: Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Vinyasa power flow with Kristi: Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. Pilates on the ball with Karen: Dec. 27, 9 a.m. Mind-Body Connection, 143 West St., Unit W. Class proceeds benefit Animal Welfare Society. Donations of goods for AWS also accepted. For more information, call 860-350-3643.

Holiday open house: Dec. 6, noon-4 p.m. Greater New Milford Spectrum and The News-Times office, 45B Main St.

Photos of pets with Santa Claus: Dec. 8, noon-2 p.m. Barkery Boo'tique, Bank Street.

Victorian Tea and holiday bazaar: Dec. 8. Tea, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. $8.

Holiday concert with Valley Voices: Dec. 8, 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. With Shepaug Valley Middle School select group vocal ensemble. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Arion Singing Society member Christmas party: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. Bring a dish. For more information, visit www.arionsingingsociety.com.

Songs of the season concert with Nobody's Business: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Pre-show gathering, 6:30 p.m. Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $35/adult. $10/child. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Local artisans show: Dec. 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

Holiday choral concert with Brookfield High School Chorus and Small Group: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Canterbury School chapel off Aspetuck Avenue.

Christmas concert with First Congregational concert choir and Village Ringers Dec. 9, 4 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue.

Community bereavement workshop for adults at holiday time: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Runs through Dec. 11. New Milford Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information and registration, call 860-354-2216.

Delivery of Christmas presents by Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 and Santa Claus: Dec. 15-16. For more information and registration, visit www.wwhc2.com.

"The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)": Fridays-Saturdays Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $28. Free preview for seniors, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can-night, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Dec. 31: gala performance, $75. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

Holiday on the Green: Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Prudential Connecticut Realty and Housatonic Valley Insurance.

Christmas production: Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 9 and 11 a.m. Faith Church, 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). For more information, call 860-354-7700 or visit www.faithchurchct.com.

Carol Sing: Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Village Green.

Holiday hands-on train display: Daily, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 22-30. Railroad station, Railroad Street. Hours

Christmas shop open: Saturdays through Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Merryall Chapel Christmas Eve service: Dec. 24: with the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

"Handmade/Local" holiday show: Runs through Jan. 6. Peter Lawrence Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). Hours: Fridays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.peterlawrencegallery.com.

Sale of historical society and museum 2012 medallion: $12 medallion available to buy at historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave., Robertson's Jewelers, Main Street, and Bank St. Book Nook, Bank Street.

Holiday open house: Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way. For more information, call 860-350-0676.

ROXBURY

Holiday vendor fair: Dec. 1, 9 a.m-2 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, Weller's Bridge Road.

Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, 12:30-4 p.m. twice as nice merchandise. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. For more information, call 860-355-1978.

Holiday festival: Dec. 1, 6;30-9 p.m. Roxbury Senior Center, 7 South St.

SHERMAN

Advent wreath-making event: Nov. 30, 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center. $15/person. $7/person with ring from last year. Bring treat to share.

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 8, 9 a.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center. $6. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-0097 or 860-354-9522.

Hanukkah party: Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. $15 donation/adult. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Food drive: Runs through Dec. 15. Sherman IGA, Routes 37 and 39.

The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Open through holiday season. The Old Store, Sherman Center.

WARREN

Holiday bazaar at Holiday on the Hill: Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Community Center, Sackett Hill Road. Includes sale of crafts and goods, lighting of town tree, caroling and mailbox for letters to Santa.

WASHINGTON

Holiday bazaar: Preview party: Nov. 30, 6:30-9 p.m. Bazaar: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Route 47. Preview party: $100/patron and $50/friend by Nov. 23. $65 at the door. For more information, call 860-868-2527.

Gingerbread house workshop for children: Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Bring bag of unwrapped holiday candy to share. For more information, call 860-868-2310.

Indian market open for holiday season: Saturdays-Sundays, Dec. 1-16, noon-4 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-1649 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Holiday exhibit: Reception, Dec. 1, 4-7 p. m. Runs through Dec. 30. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

Slices with Santa fundraiser: Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. Firehouse, Bee Brook Road. $10/adult. $5/child. Santa to arrive at 6 p.m.

Festival of Trees & Lights: Dec. 7: cocktail party, 5-7 p.m. $15/person $25/couple. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No charge. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

Christmas choir concert and carol sing: Dec. 8, 5-6 p.m. Salem Convenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Seasonal wreath making: Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Sign up required by calling 860-868-0735.

Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Town center.

Concert with Washington Friends of Music: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

"It's a Small, Small World: Dollhouses and Miniatrues" holiday exhibit: Runs through Jan. 20. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

AREA TOWNS

Bethlehem New England Christmas Town: Dec. 7: gala Christmas town festival, 5-8 p.m., with tree lighting at 6 p.m. Festival continues Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday boutique: Dec. 8, 10 a.m,.-4 p.m. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society in community room at New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37 North.

Holiday show: Opening reception, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Runs through Dec. 29. Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main St. South, Woodbury. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.finelineartgallery-connecticut.com.

"The Nutcracker Ballet": Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Presented by Main Street Ballet at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Road, Southbury. $25/adult. $20/person 65 and older and child 7-12. $12/child 6 and under. For more information and tickets, call 203-263-5107 or visit www.mainstreetballet.com.

Michael Berkeley's holiday cabaret: Dec. 9, 1 and 4 p.m. Lakeville Town Grove, Lakeville. $20/adult. $10/child. Reservations suggested. For more information and tickets, visit www.hmts.org.