Arts

Bridgewater

-"Not Your Ordinary House Pet" -- photography by Hank Meirowitz: Runs through Feb. 28. Burnham Library, Route 133. For information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

-Exhibit of paintings by Kent Center School students: Runs through Feb. 27. Library, 32 North Main St. For information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

-"Man and Beasts" -- photography by Abby Ripley: Runs through Feb. 14. Bank Street Coffee House, Bank Street.

-Art exhibit by Bill Hughes: Runs through Feb. 20. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Roxbury

-"Paintings" --art by Desiree Alvarez: Runs through Feb. 13. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Washington

-Exhibit of valenki (Russian footware): Opening reception, Feb. 6, 1-3 p.m. Runs through March 6. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

-"Buoyant Gravity": Opening reception, Feb. 6, 4-6 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28. Washington Art Association, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

-"Younger Talent": Runs through Feb. 14. Washington Art Association, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

-"Scenes of Washington" -- photos by Washington Art Association artists: Runs through March 13. Gunn Library, Wykeham Road.

Health

Gaylordsville

-"The Five Love Languages": Feb. 9, 10 a.m. Oratory of the Little Way, Oratory Way. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-8294.

New Milford

-Hospital offerings: Feb. 8, 15 and 22: Food learning series, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 11: stroke risk assessment, 9 a.m.-noon. Feb. 12: quick blood sugar screening, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 23: Community CPR class, 10:30 a.m. Hospital, 21 Elm St. For more information and sign-up, call 800-350-1595.

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. $7.50/matinee before 4:30 p.m. $5/super matinee before noon. $5/all-day Tuesday. $2 extra per 3D movie.

Lovely Bones: PG-13. Friday 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Saturday 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Sunday 1:15, 4, 6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4, 6:45 p.m.

Tooth Fairy: PG. Friday 4:15, 6:15 p.m. Saturday 11:10 a.m. 1:45, 4:15, 6:15 p.m. Sunday 11:10 a.m. 1:45, 4:45, 6:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:15, 6:15 p.m.

It's Complicated: R. Friday 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8 p.m.

Edge of Darkness: R. Friday 4:30, 7, 9:25 p.m. Saturday 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:25 p.m. Sunday 1:30, 4:30, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:30, 7 p.m.

-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. 203-796-7777. The theater recommends calling the box office to verify show times and prices.

Music/Dance

Kent

-"Afternoon of Music": Feb. 6, 4-6 p.m. Kent School, Route 341. $10-40. For more information and tickets, call 860-672-1098 or stop by the Fife 'n Drum, House of Books, the library, Kent Coffee & Chocolate, the Villager or Kent Wine & Spirits.

-Cabaret with Lynn Henderson: Feb. 6, 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, Main Street. $20/adult. $10/student.

New Milford

-Music by Halfway Home: Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Bank Street Coffee House, Bank Street.

-Music by the Northwest Quartet (with special guests The Blue Yodels): Feb. 6, 8:30 p.m. Dan's Dining Car, Railroad Street.

-Music at S.J. Barrington's: Karaoke: Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-closing. S.J. Barrington's, 48 Kent Road (Route 7 North).

-"Strictly Ballroom": Second Friday each month, 7:30-10 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church parish hall, Whittlesey Avenue. For all dancers. $10. For more information, call Jerry King at 860-355-4211.

-Country line dancing: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church hall, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information, call 860-868-2683.

Washington

-Music at G.W. Tavern: Feb. 6: Bus Drivers, 10 p.m. Feb. 13: Joe West and the Creative Force, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14: JC Trio Jazz brunch, noon-3 p.m. Saturdays, at various times. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

-JD Tuckers, live piano music by Hank Milligan: Thursdays 7-10 p.m., Sundays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 38 Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-9605.

Special Events

Bridgewater

-"Golden Years of Horticulture": Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Presented by Roxbury-Bridgewater Garden Club at St. John's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Kent

-Chocolate Fest: Feb. 10, 3:40-6 p.m. Snow date, Feb. 11. Kent Center School, Judd Avenue. $5/person.

-Kent Informal Club meeting: Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. With guest speaker Kent First Selectman Bruce Adams.

-Kent Memorial Library events: Feb. 13: program with author and independent journalist Donald S. Connery, who will talk about "The Lessons of the Peter Reilly Case and Why Miscarriages of Justice Keep on Happening in Connecticut," 4 p.m. Feb. 18:program and book signing with Terry Walters, author of "Clean Food: A Seasonable Guide to Eating Close to the Source," 7 p.m. Thursdays: Lunch Bunch for all ages, 12:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

-"Fabulous Fund-raiser Crop": Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. At St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittelsey Avenue. $55. Benefits VNA Hospice. For more information and sign up, call Marnee Palladino at 203-758-8402.

-Party to honor Rich Pettibone: Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. For more information and reservations, e-mail jfay@theatreworks.us.

-New Milford Public Library events: Feb. 7: family board games, 2 p.m. Feb. 8: Screening of "Yes Nurse! No Nurse!," 2 p.m. Feb. 10: Young Adult Council, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

-Animal Welfare Society meetings: Feb. 8. Regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. Special purpose meeting to fill board vacancies of vice president and treasurer. Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St.

-AARP meetings: Board meeting: Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. General meeting: Feb. 10, noon. The Maxx, Railroad Street.

-KinderCare open house: Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m. KinderCare Learning Center, 204 Danbury Road (Route 7). For ABCs of pre-school program. For more information, call 860-210-1844.

-Chocolate-making workshop: Feb. 12, 1-4:30 p.m. Village Center for the Arts, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-4318.

-Relay For Life Valentine's dance: Feb. 13, 7-11 p.m. At VFW, Avery Road. $10.

-Valentine's karaoke contest: Feb. 13. Registration starts 8 p.m. Contest starts at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Healing the Children Northeast at Matteo's Restaurant, Route 202. $15 admission.

-Valentine's Day dinner and wine pairing: Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m. At The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. $90/person. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-0300.

-Spaghetti dinner: Feb. 13, 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.

-Valentine's Day dance for children and teens with special needs and their family and friends: Feb. 14, noon-3 p.m. At The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, call the Youth Agency at 860-354-0047 by Feb. 10.

-Creativity networking series: Feb. 14. Held second Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. $10. For more information and registration, call 860-355-0300.

-Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Greater New Milford Spectrum and its sister paper, The News-Times, at Joey's Restaurant, 188 Danbury Road (Route 7).

-Hawaiian luau buffet dinner: Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m. St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, 11 Aspetuck Ave. $15/adult. $8/child 12 and under. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-3373.

-Youth Agency offerings at The Maxx: Mondays: Snaxx at The Maxx. Tuesdays: open to seventh- and eighth-grade students, 2:30-5 p.m. For more information on programs, call 860-354-0047.

Roxbury

-Shrove Tuesday pancake supper: Feb. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Wellers Bridge Road and South Street. $6/adult and child 12 and older. $3/child 3-11. Free/child under 3. $20/large family.

Sherman

-Jewish Community Center events: Feb. 7: Chinese New Year celebration, 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 13: Comedy night with Linda Belt, with opening act Mike Sheehan, 8:30 pm. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ongoing: yoga and gentle yoga, call for dates and times. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call 860-355-8050.

-Sherman Nursery School open house and registration: Feb. 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sherman Nursery School at Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-8262.

Washington

-"Patterning Nostalgia: The Designs of Laura and Sir Bernard Ashley": Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road.

-Valentine Chocolate Fest: Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by Washington GOP at American Legion Hall, Bryan Memorial Plaza. $5/adult. $2/child. For more information, call Joan Lodsin at 860-868-7715.

-After School Art Program (ASAP) workshops: Registration ongoing. At various locations in Region 12 school district. For more information and registration, call 860-868-0740.

-Institute for American Indian Studies event: Feb. 13: winter games, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16 and 18: Kids' craft days, 12:30 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

-Bridal fair: Feb. 14, noon-4 p.m. Snow date, Feb. 28. Washington Club Hall, Route 47.

Theater

Sherman

-Auditions for "Enchanted April": Feb. 15-16, 7-9 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, intersection of Routes 37/39. For more information, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

Area towns

-"Love Letters": Feb. 5-6, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. $15/each. $25 for two tickets. For more information and tickets, call 203-775-0023.