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


-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

-"Pastel Invitational": Opening reception, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m. Runs through March 27. Gregory James Gallery, 13 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-3436.

-"Man and Beasts" -- photography by Abby Ripley: Runs through Feb. 21. Bank Street Coffee House, Bank Street.


-"Roxbury and Beyond" -- art by Carol Brightman: Opening reception, Feb. 20, 2-4 p.m. Runs through March 22. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.


-"Younger Talent" and "Buoyant Gravity": "Younger Talent" runs through Feb. 14. "Buoyant Gravity" 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.


New Milford

-Hospital offerings: Feb. 12: quick blood sugar screening, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 15 and 22: Food learning series, 9-11 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.


-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.

Percy Jackson: PG. Friday-Sunday 11:05 a.m. 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Monday 11:05 a.m. 1:30, 4, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 4, 6:45 p.m.

Valentine's Day: PG-13. Friday-Sunday 11:15 a.m. 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:25 p.m. Monday 11:15 a.m. 1:45, 4:15, 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 4:15, 7 p.m.

The Wolfman: R. Friday, Sunday 11 a.m. 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35 p.m. Saturday 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35 p.m. Monday 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 4:30, 7:15 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.


New Milford

-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).


-Music at G.W. Tavern: Feb. 13: Joe West and the Creative Force, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14: JC Trio Jazz brunch, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 20: Those Guys, 10 p.m. Saturdays, at various times. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

Special Events


-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. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

-"Enabling Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things" summit: Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Kent Energy and Envrionmental Task Force at Kent Center School, Judd Avenue. $12 in advance. $15 at door. For more information and sign up, visit or e-mail

New Milford

-Chocolate-making workshop: Feb. 13, 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.

-Roast beef dinner: Feb. 13, 4:30-7 p.m. Hosted by Good Shepherd Lodge No. 65 at Odd Fellows hall, 25 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-11.

-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.

-Valentine cat open house and bake sale: Feb. 13, noon-2 p.m. Animal Welfare Society , 8 Dodd Road.

-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.

-New Milford Public Library events: Feb. 17: program on raising daughters with a positive self-image, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21: "Freedom, Slavery and the Roots of the American Music" with Ray Kamalay, 2 p.m. Feb. 24: Screening of "The Time Traveler's Wife," 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.


-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.


-Jewish Community Center events: Feb. 13: Comedy night with Linda Belt, with opening act Mike Sheehan, 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25: "How to Know If Your Children Are On Drugs," 7 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.

-"Hearts for Haiti" pancake breakfast: Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center. $8/adult. $5/child under 10.


-Pork roast dinner: Feb. 13, 4:30-7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12/person 13 and older. $5/child 12 and under.


-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.

-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. Feb. 20-21: winter film festival, 2 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.

-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.

Area towns

-Pilobolus performance with ASAP kids: Feb. 19-20. Pomperaug High School, Southbury. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-0740



-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


-"Once on This Island": Feb. 19-20, 7 p.m. The Gunnery, Green Hill Road.

Area towns

-Staged reading of "Auntie Mame": Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. For more information and tickets, call 203-775-0023.