Arts

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Painting exhibit by Leila Orienter: Runs through May. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

"Lunch in the Garden" -- art by Ron Jones: May 1-June 30. Reception, May 7, 3-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Art by six artists: Runs through May 29. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.themorrisongallery.com.

New Milford

Oil painting exhibit -- art by Sheila Tintera: Runs through May 13. Bank Street Coffee House, 56 Bank St. For more information, call 860-350-2150 or email sheila.tintera@gmail.com.

Photography of Ukraine nuclear power plant by Christina Falise: May 16-June 26. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Roxbury

Exhibit of handmade rugs by Jane Doyle and furniture by Charlie Jackson and Harry Ong: Runs through May 16. 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

"Looking at Animals": Opening reception, May 7, 4-6 p.m. Runs through June 12. WAA, Bryan Memorial Plaza, 3 Bryan Hall. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878 or go to www.washingtonartassociation.org.

"Nature's Sinuous Curve": Runs through May 8. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655.

Painting exhibit by Diane Dupuis of Washington: Runs through May 14. Cornwall Library, 30 Pine St. Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

"Reflections" --paintings and monotypes by Liz Dexheimer and ceramics and porcelain by Elizabeth MacDonald: Opening reception: May 14, 205 p.m. Runs May 13-June 19. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655.

"Jewels of the sea" -- sea paintings by Joanna Conant: Runs through May 21. Library, Wykeham Road. Hours: Mondays and Fridas, 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.

"Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers": Runs through Oct. 30. Gunn Memorial Museum, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Health

KENT

Blood pressure screening for Kent seniors: First Wednesday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Hosted by New Milford Visiting Nurse Association at Kent Senior Center, Swift Lane. For more information, call 860-927-1003.

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Seven Hearths: Open Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historical society's Seven Hearths museum, Route 7. Free admission. For more information, call 860-927-4587 or visit http://www.kenthistoricalsociety.org.

SHERMAN

The Old Store & Museum and Gift Shop: Open for season. Sherman Center. Open Thursdays-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. or whenever flag is out on front porch. For more information, call 860-350-3475.

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).

-Water for Elephants: PG-13. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 2:30, 5:15, 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday 2:15, 7:15 p.m. Thursday 7:15 p.m.

-Win Win: R. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 2:30, 5:15, 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday 2:15, 7:15 p.m. Thursday 7:15 p.m.

AMC: Still River Corporate Center, 4-6 International Drive, Danbury. 203-796-7777. The theater recommends calling the box office to verify show times and prices.

Music/Dance

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Kent Singers concert: May 7, 8 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

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Kent Singers concert: May 14, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Senior center events: A variety of ongoing health and wellness offerings, exercises and games are offered throughout the week. Senior center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.

Gaylordsville

Merwinsville Hotel Restoration group events: May 7: spring cleanup, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20: potluck dinner group meeting 6-9 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel Restoration, Brown's Forge Road. For more information, go to www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Oratory of the Little Way events: Women's Bible group: second Monday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. $15 registration. $16 book fee. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and to sign up, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Kent Memorial Library events: May 7: Mother's Day story hour for kids 3-9, 10:30 a.m. May 14: orgigami workshop, 10 a.m.-noon. Informal Club, 2 p.m. May 24: discussion of "The White Tiger," 5-6:30 p.m. June 21: discussion of "A Fierce Radiance," 5-6:30 p.m. Saturdays: yoga, 8:30 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-927-3761.

Bake sale: May 7, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. North Main Street, in front of Bain Real Estate. Benefits First Congregational Church of Kent.

Portrayal of local Civil War vet: May 15, 2 p.m. Hosted by historical society at town hall, Kent Green. With Ernie Barker.

New Milford

Home brewing and wine making: May 6: home brewing course, 1-2:30 p.m. May 7: wine making course, 3-4:30 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $20/class. $35/two classes. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Wine and beer tasting: May 6, 6-8:30 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $35 in advance. $40 at door. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Maxx events: May 6: Music, 7 p.m. $10. May 13: alternative show, 7:30 p.m. $8 or $10. May 20: sixth-grade dance and games, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8 with student id. May 27: coffee house with acoustic bands. $3. Mondays: Snaxx@The Maxx, 2:30-5 p.m. Saturdays: front room open, 6-11 p.m. The Maxx, 94 Railroad St. For more information or to RSVP, call 860-354-0047 or e-mail stacey@youthagency.org.

Girl Scout mother-daughter dance: May 6, 7-9 p.m. New Milford High School cafeteria, Route 7 South. $12/person. Tickets available at Lennie's Flower Shop, 14 Elm St. and at Arkettype, 221 Danbury Road. For more information, call 860-355-5573 or email kimmoldan@att.net or stephnancy@aol.com.

Pratt Nature Center events: May 7: square foot gardening course, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $10/member. $12/non-member. May 13: full moon hike, 8 p.m. May 17, 19: teen drug abuse program, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pratt Nature Center, 163 Paper Mill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

"Spring Walk to End Alzheimer's": May 7. Registration, 9 a.m. Walk, 10 a.m. Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road. For more information or to donate, call 860-828-2828 or visit www.alz.org/ct.

Emergency drill: May 7, 9:15-11:15 a.m. New Milford Railroad Station, 11 Railroad St. For more information, call 860-355-6035.

Italian night dinner: May 7, 6-8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-10. Free/child under 5.

Wine and beer tasting to support the Village Center for the Arts: May 7, 7-9:30 p.m. At space formerly occupied by Connecticut Memories, 77 Railroad St. $25 in advance. $30 at the door.

Mother's Day breakfast: May 8, 9-11 a.m. VFW Post 1672, 11 Avery Road. $10/person. For more information, call 860-354-7995.

Library events: May 9: screening of "The Italian," 2 p.m. May 12: young adult council meeting, 6-9 p.m. First Wednesday of each month: Creative Writing Club for grades 5-12, 4-5 p.m. First and third Wednesday of each month: Writer's Support Group, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Second Wednesday of each month: Chess Group for K-12 students, 4 p.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month: Teen Talk Book Club, 4 p.m. Third Wednesday of each month: Anime and Manga Club for students in grades 6-12, 4 p.m. Third Friday each month: Book discussion group, 1 p.m. Last Wednesday of each month: The Sandwich Club for those worrying about grown children and aging parents, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Junk in the Trunk fundraiser: May 14, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road. For more information, call 203-470-5040 or 860-355-5885.

Canine costume contest: May 14, 12:30 p.m. Hosted by Girl Scout Troop No. 40256 at CandleWoof, Pickett District Road. $5/dog. For more information, email dallen3983@charter.net.

Spring fair: May 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Housatonic Friends Meetinghouse, intersection of Route 7 South and Lanesville Road.

Harrybrooke Park Creative Arts Festival: May 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road. For more information, call 860-355-1098, email flarasim@yahoo.com or visit www.harrybrookepark.org.

Spaghetti dinner: May 14, 5-7 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $8/senior citizen. $4/child 6-12. $25 family maximum.

Voice for Joanie pizza party and magic show: May 14, 6-10 p.m. VNA Hall, 11 Avery Road. $20/adult. $10/child. For more information, call 860-350-9034.

Studio D's "Alice in Wonderland" production: May 14, 6 p.m. May 15, 3 p.m. New Milford High School auditorium, 388 Danbury Road. In advance: $12/adult. $6/child. At door: $16/adult. $8/child. For more information, call 860-350-2900.

"Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diaries, 1861-1896" lecture: May 14, 6 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. $25/member. $35/non-member. $5/student. For more information and registration, cal 860-355-0300.

Telescope workshop: May 14, 7-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory at high school, 388 Danbury Road. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.com.

Arion Singing Society 150th anniversary celebration: May 15, Amber Room Colonnade, Stacey Road, Danbury. Free concert, 2-4 p.m. Dinner-dance, 5-9 p.m. $65/person for dinner-dance. For more information and reservations, call 203-426-6969 or 860-354-7593.

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.

SNIS box-top collection: Send to Leah c/o SNIS, 25 Sunny Valley Road, New Milford. For more information, e-mail leahforsnis@yahoo.com.

Senior Center events: A variety of ongoing health and wellness offerings, exercises and games are offered throughout the week. Senior Center, 40 Main St. For more information and to sign up, call 860-355-6075.

Bingo: Knights of Columbus bingo, Mondays, 6:45 p.m. VFW bingo, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. VFW Hall, Avery Road.

Roxbury

Town-wide tag sale: May 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. View maps and directories at www.roxburyct.com/recreation or pick up at town field on Route 133 May 7.

Roxbury Valley Relay for Life fundraiser: May 7, noon-4 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. For more information, call 203-313-0056 or email BriannaGoldstein@gmail.com

SOHO Brown Bag Luncheon: Last Thursday each month, noon. Roxbury Congregational Church, Church Street. For home-based business folks.

Senior center events: A variety of ongoing health and wellness offerings, exercises and games are offered throughout the week. Senior center, 7 South St. To sign up, call 860-210-0056.

Sherman

Screening of "They Came to

Play": May 7, 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, fees and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Sherman School art show and ice cream social: Art show celebration: May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Also open May 11-12, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ice cream social: May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Benefits Ann Magoun Scholarship Fund.

The Old Store open: Ongoing. The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop, part of Sherman Historical Society, 3 Route 37 Center. Open Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m.

Women's Bible study: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

WARREN

Pancake breakfast: May 15, 7:30-11 a.m. Warren Volunteer Fire Company, 7 Sackett Hill Road. $5/adult. $2/child 3 and older. Free/child under 3. For more information, call 860-868-2187.

Washington

Fundraiser for The Aschiana Foundation -- run by Emily Zibell: May 7, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Steep Rock. $2-3/event. For more information, call moving4peace@gmail.com.

Gunn Memorial Library events: May 7: program about organic gardening with Renee Giroux, 1 p.m. May 12: screening of "Through the Tunnel," 6:30 p.m. May 14: harp performance by Marcie Swift, 1 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information and registration for programs, call 860-868-2310.

Hickory Stick booksignings: May 7: with Alexandra Styron, who will read "Reading my Father," 2 p.m. May 14: with Candace Bushnell, author of "Summer and the City," 4 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-0525.

Barbecue dinner: May 7, 5-7 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, Baldwin Hill Road. $12/adult. $6/child 11 and younger. For more information, call 860-868-2794.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: May 8: wolf awareness event, 1 p.m. $10/adult. $8/mother. $6/kid. May 14: primitive skills day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15: artifact identification, 1-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

Health care reform laws forum for businesses: May 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Aita Financial Group at Bryan Memorial Hall. For more information and registration, email dmaita@aitafinancial.com.

"Me, Myself and Everyone Else" one-person show: May 13, 7 p.m. Shepaug Valley High School, South Street. With SVHS senior Jamie Davenport.

HORST of CT open house: May 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of CT, 43 Wilbur Road. Price (if applicable). For more information, call 860-868-1960.

Celebration of Young Writers and ASAP Benefit Auction: May 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. At Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Bryan Memorial Plaza. $50 general admission. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-0740.

Theater

SHERMAN

"The Bad Seed": Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. through May 14. May 8, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20. $10/student with valid id. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.shermanplayers.org.

AREA TOWNS

"Sylvia": Fridays-Saturdays through May 14, 8 p.m. May 8, 2 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. $20/adult. $15-20. For more information and tickets, call 203-775-0023.