“Members Show II”: Opening/awards reception, Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Sept. 2. Kent Art Association, 21 North Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

“Into the Hood” - recent landscapes by Robert Lenz of Kent: Runs through Aug. 14. Morrison Gallery, housed temporarily at 25 North Main. St. For more information, visit www.morrisongallery.com.

“Secrets of the Friendly Woods - Rex Brasher’s Birds”: Aug. 20: program and video about Brasher, followed by a reception, 4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 30. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Exhibit of works by Carol Brightman Johnson: Runs through Aug. 31. The Good Gallery, next to caboose in downtown Kent. For more information, call 860-927-5065 or visit www.thegoodgallerykent.com.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Works by Lori Racicot-Burrous and photos by Kate Uhry: Runs through Aug. 21. The Loft Gallery at The Smithy, 10 Main St. For more information, visit www.thesmithystore.com.

NEW MILFORD

Mixed media by Mario Zecca: Runs through Aug. 13. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860 355-1191.

“Portrait Retrospective” - works by Susan Steinberg Waldman: Runs through Aug. 17. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road.

“Strange Paradise” - photography by Martin Parr: Runs through Aug. 27. The Harts Gallery, Bank Street. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays, noon-3 p.m. For more information, call 917-913-4641.

“Beyond Boundaries” - art by Jorge Silveira: Runs through Sept. 4. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information about the show, call 860-354-3436.

ROXBURY

“On the Edge: The Littoral and the Liminal”: Runs through Sept. 17. Library, South Street. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

SHERMAN

Exhibit of works by Edmund Smith: Runs through Sept. 16. Library, Sherman Center. For information, call 860-354-2455.

WASHINGTON

“Olio, A Public Showing” - color photography by Harvey Yaverbaum: Runs through Aug. 27. Library, Wykeham Road.For information, call 860-868-7586.

AREA TOWNS

Series of site-specific outdoor installations by Lauren Booth: Runs through Sept. 10. Presented by the Harts Gallery at Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225, Route 37, bordering Sherman and New Fairfield. For more information, call 917-913-4641.

Historical/

Museums

GAYLORDSVILLE

The Little Red Schoolhouse: Sundays through August, 2-4 p.m. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted.

Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays through August, 2-4 p.m. Brown’s Forge Road. Free. Built in 1843 and features authentically furnished station waiting room and museum of local memorabilia from early Gaylordsville families.

Brown’s Forge: Sundays through August, 2-4 p.m. 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. 860-354-2122 (film line). 860-354-9911 (office).

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.

Music/Dance

KENT

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert series: Aug. 12: “Sweet Diversions with Mozart,” 8 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $30/adult. $25/student or senior citizen. Free/child age 15 and under accompanied by an adult purchasing a ticket. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

NEW MILFORD

Bearclaw’s After Dark Music Showcase: Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m. Bearclaw’s Academy of Music, 39 Park Lane Road, Unit 4. With George Mallas, Doug Mahard and Johnny Owens. $10. For more information, visit www.bamnewmilford.com or call 806-210-1717.

Edwin Kinkade Concert on the Green Series: Aug. 13: Superhero, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20: Sounds of Afrika, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27: Songhorse, 7:30 p.m. Bandstand, Village Green.

Coffeehouse Series: open mic night: Aug. 13, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $5 in advance. $10 at door. Free/performer. For more information, visit www.merryallcenter.org.

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble free children’s concert: Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. Re-telling of “Ferdinand the Bull” and “Peter and the Wolf.” For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 13: “Sweet Diversions with Mozart,” 8 p.m. At Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $30/adult. $25/student or senior citizen. Free/child age 15 and under accompanied by an adult purchasing a ticket. $10/lawn ticket available only at event. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

Free summer concert series: Aug. 14: with The Funnels, 3-6 p.m. Sept. 24: with Goodtime Charlie’s, 2-5 p.m. Presented by Sherman Park & Rec at pavilion at town park.

WASHINGTON

Washington Friends of Music summer concert series: Aug. 12: with New Baroque Soloists, 5:30 p.m. Party at Hollister House Garden to follow, with tickets available by calling 860-868-9174 or visiting Hickory Stick Bookshop. At First Congregational Church of Washington on the Green. $25 in advance. $30 at door. $20 for first-time guest. $10 for student. $90/four-concert package. For more information, call 860-868-9174.

Special Events

BRIDGEWATER

Bridgewater Country Fair: Aug. 19, 4-11 p.m., with opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and parade at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 20, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On grounds behind firehouse, Route 133. $8/adult. $6/senior. Free/child under 12. $16/three-day pass.

KENT

Book sale: August hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10a .m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September and October hours: to be announced. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

NEW MILFORD

Cruise night: Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. Between Webster Bank and Panera Bread at Litchfield Crossings, Route 7.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship: Sundays, 8-9:30 a.m. Education hour: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Worship, 11-12:30 p.m. Future dates: Aug. Aug. 14, 21 and 28. Mid-week worship/Bible study: Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m. Future dates: Aug. 17, 24 and 31. Worship/prayer gathering: second and fourth Friday, 6-9 p.m. Future dates: Aug. 12 and 26. Screening of “Miracles from Heaven, Aug. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Screening of of “The Ten Commandments,” Aug,. 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m. At railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

“TV Serial Dinners”: Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2 pm. Charter Public Access Channel 192. With Dee Biglin of New Milford.

Connecticut Clay Artists show: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. through Aug. 28. Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church St.

Children’s/youth programs: Aug. 12: back to school craft, 3-4 p.m. Aug. 17: Teen Café, 4 p.m. Aug. 24: speed read, 4 p.m. Registration required. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

“A Conversation About Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Same Sex Relationships”: Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Temple Sholom, 122 Kent Road (Route 7 North). With Temple Sholom Rabbi Ari Rosenberg and the Rev. John Rankin, president of the Theological Education Institute. For more information, call 860-354-0273.

“Formation of the Earth” - Second Saturday Stars program: Aug. 13, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Animal Welfare Society pet thrift shop and sale: Aug. 13, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road. For more information, call 860-354-1350.

Dog wash day to benefit Animal Welfare Society, Inc. in New Milford: Aug. 14, 8 a.m. At A Paw Print Grooming Salon, 801 Federal Road (Route 7), Brookfield. $15 for breeds less than 20 lbs., $20 for breeds 20 to 49 lbs., $30 for breeds 50 to 100 lbs. and $40 for giant breeds. Patrons should add $10 for double coats and $5 for nail clips. Dogs will be washed (not fully groomed) and damp dried. For more information, call 203-775-6942.

Book discussion group for science fiction readers: Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Caregivers Support Group: Aug.16, 10 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Discussion of “Firefly Summer” with author Nan Rossiter: Aug. 17. 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Housatonic Business Alliance meetings: Aug. 18: with Anne McClelland of First Bite, LLC, 8 a.m. Aug. 25: with Steve Koliltz of United Alarm, 8 a.m. Sept. 1: with Steve Coulter of The Children’s Movement Center, 8 a.m. Sept. 8: with Hedy Kinney of Payroll Ease, 8 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

Bereavement Support Group: Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m. New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Aug. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by All American Waste, Salisbury Bank & Trust Company and the Law Offices of Cecilia Buck Taylor at Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Road (Route 7).

Roast beef dinner: Aug. 20, 4:30-7 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $14/adult. $12/senior. $5/child 4-12. Free/child under 4.

FineLine Theatre for the Arts open house: Aug. 21, noon-5 p.m. FineLine Theatre for the Arts, 77 Railroad St.

Merryall Union Chapel services: Aug. 21, 4 p.m. With the Rev. Jack Gilpin of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road. For more information, visit www.merryallchapel.org.

Computer courses: Aug. 22 and 24: course on how to protect oneself on the computer, 1-3 p.m. each day. Must attend both classes. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Parenting support and education group for young parents: Aug. 23, 3-4 p.m. Hosted by Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For parents and expectant parents 23 and under. For more information and RSVP, call 860-210-2030.

Living Without a Partner bereavement group: Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Coffee with Library Director Sally Tornow: Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-noon. Library, Main Street.

Program with professional wrestling legend Bob Backlund: Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. Author of ““Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling World Champion.” For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

ROXBURY

Tag/bake sale: Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

SHERMAN

Screening of movie and dessert: Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Offered third Friday of each month through November. Jewish Community Center, Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Discussion of “On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of Nomads” by Tim Cope: Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For more information, call 860-354-2455.

Word Weavers: Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information, call Carol at 203-702-7006.

WARREN

Warren Historical Society scavenger hunt: Aug. 13. Clues available Aug. 10 at Warren Town Hall and Warren Public Library and downloadable at http://warrencthistory.org. Clues will be found in one of three areas of town Aug. 13: Warren town center, which includes town Hall, the Warren Community Center, the Academy, the Warren Public Library and the two cemeteries; the Brick School and Warren Woods; and the northeast shore of Lake Waramaug, including the Hopkins Inn.

WASHINGTON

IAIS events: Aug. 12: archery competition for ages 11 and up, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13: a “Women Leaders and Culture Keepers” program in the center’s Algonkian village, noon-4 p.m. Fee. Aug. 20: screening of “Christmas in the Clouds,” 7 p.m. Institute of American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

Letterboxing treasure hunt: Aug. 13, 9-10:30 a.m. Hosted by Steep Rock Association. Meet at parking lot adjacent to Hauser Footbridge off Tunnel Road (to get there, pass the riding ring and follow Tunnel Road as far as it goes) at Steep Rock Preserve. For more information and RSVP, visit http://www.steeprockassoc.org/explorations-in-nature/ or call the office at 860-868-9131.

Junior library offerings: Aug. 13: end of summer reading challenge. Aug. 16: ice cream social and Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-2310.

Scenes from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: Aug. 14, 3 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. With performers from Shakespeare Society and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Includes conversation with performers and artistic directors of each organization. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

Screening of “Two for the Road” (not rated): Aug. 15, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

“Meet An Author for Lunch”: Aug. 17, noon. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. With Camilla Trinchieri, author of “Seeing Alice.” For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-0525.

Theater

NEW MILFORD

Auditions for “Private Lives”: Aug. 22-23, 7-8:30 p.m. by appointment. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. For more information and an appointment, email director Frank Arcaro at frank.arcaro@gmail.com.