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 SX.
To submit a holiday press release, calendar item or place of worship service or event, email the information to email@example.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 senior center lunch: Dec. 20, noon. $8. Bridgewater Senior Center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.
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.
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.
Colonial Christmas Celebration: Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Kent Historical Societyat Swift House, Maple Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860--927-4587.
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.
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 Santa and cookie decorating: at Kent Children's Center, 99 North Main St., to follow Backcountry Outfitters event. Parade of lights: 6 p.m. Starts at Kent Green and ends at firehouse on Maple Street.
Book signings with children's authors: Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Judi Barrett, author of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Santa From Cincinnati," Sal and Debra Barracca, authors of "The Adventures of Taxi Dog," Nan Parson Rossiter, author of "Rugby and Rosie" and "The Fo'c'sle," and Doreen Tango Hampton, author of "I Like Gum."
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.
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.
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.
Mind-Body Connection holiday charitable classes: 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 Barre with Marion: Dec. 19, 9 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.
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.
Holiday cookie decorating: Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Lower level Marsh Parish House at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Bring one dozen pre-baked cookies; supplies provided. Bring toiletries for family in need.
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.
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: daily, noon-4 p.m. except Christmas Day.
Gingerbread house workshop: Dec. 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m. For students in graes 6-12. The Maxx, Railroad Street. Youth Agency transportation provided to The Maxx. $10/person. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047.
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.
"Small Treasures & More" holiday art show: Runs through 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.
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.
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.
Wine and chocolate holiday party: Dec. 15. Tastings at 2 and 4 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. $15/person. Tickets must be purchased online at www.whitesilowinery.com.
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.
Christmas program of hymns and a carol sing-a-long: Dec. 16, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.
The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Open through holiday season. The Old Store, Sherman Center.
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.
Candlelight service of Advent lessons and carols: Dec. 9, 5 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Green Hill Road. With the Right Reverend Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan of Connecticut, the Rev. Susan J. McCone, rector of St. John's, and other clergy of the Litchfield Deanery. For more information, call 860-868-2527, or visit www.stjohnswashington.o
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.
Indian market open for holiday season: Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 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: 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.
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.
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.