-"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. Open Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays and evenings by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3436.

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

-"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.


-"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. 22: Food learning series, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 23: Community CPR class, 10:30 a.m. Hospital, 21 Elm St. For information and sign-up, call 800-350-1595.


-Free blood pressure screening: First Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. tonoon, Warren Prime Time House, 8 Sackett Hill Road.


-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 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 1:30, 4, 6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4, 6:45 p.m.

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

The Wolfman: R. Friday 4:30, 7:15, 9:35 p.m. Saturday 1:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:35 p.m. Sunday 1:15, 7:15 p.m. Monday-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 at S.J. Barrington's: Feb. 26: music by Shadow Creek, 9:30 p.m. March 5: music by Muddy Paws, 9:30 p.m. Karaoke: Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-closing. S.J. Barrington's, 48 Kent Road (Route 7 North).


-Music at G.W. Tavern: Feb. 20: Those Guys, 10 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


-"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

-Family skating party: Feb. 21, 3:15-5:15 p.m. Hosted by library's Parents' Committee at Kent School rink, Route 341. $4/adult. $2/child. $10/family.

-Kent Memorial Library events: Thursdays: Lunch Bunch for all ages, 12:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

-Winter guard and drumline show: Feb. 20, 2 p.m.. New Milford High School, Route 7 South. With more than 29 color guard groups from the tri-state area. $10/adult. $5/senior, child and student.

-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. 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.

-Free kitchen design clinic: Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. Home Depot, 104 Danbury Road (Route 7). For more information, call 860-350-0304.

-Evening of family entertainment: The Magic of Christopher and "A Tribute to Michael Jackson" with Joby: Feb. 26, 7 p.m. New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $10 in advance. $12 at door. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5661 or 860-566-0318.

-Sign up for Hospice volunteer training: Ongoing. Classes start March 18 at VNA, Route 202. For more information and sign up, call Mary Peitler at 860-354-2216.

-Youth Agency offerings at The Maxx: Feb. 19: sixth-grade dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Feb. 22: Advisory Board meeting, 3 p.m. Feb. 26: seventh- and eighth-grade dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Feb. 27: open for activities, 6-11 p.m. 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.

-Wine and beer tasting to benefit Grad Party: Feb. 27, 7-10 p.m. At Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). $10/person.


-Jewish Community Center events: Feb. 25: "How to Know If Your Children Are On Drugs," 7 p.m. Feb. 27: Dinner and screening of "Waltz with Balshir," 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.

-Scholarly book discussion, "Critique of Western Philosophy and Social Theory": Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-2455.

-Kindergarten registration: Feb. 26, variety of times. For more information, call 860-355-2793.

-Men's fellowship breakfast: Feb. 27, 8 a.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-6114.


-Pancake breakfast: Feb. 28, 7:30-11 a.m. Hosted by Women's Auxiliary of the Warren Volunteer Fire Company at town hall, Sackett Hill Road. $5/adult. $2/child.


-Institute for American Indian Studies events: Feb. 20-21: winter film festival, 2 p.m. Feb. 21: "Herbs for the Nervous System," 1-3 p.m. Feb. 28: artifact identification day, 1-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

-"The 1960s: The Decade America's Fuse Blew" talk with Ted Morse: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road.

-Pot roast dinner: Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by New Preston Congregational Church at Washington firehouse, Route 47. $10/adult. $5/child under 12.

Area towns

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


New Milford

-"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": Friday and Saturday nights, 8 p.m., Feb. 26-March 27. March 7, 14, 21, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. For registration, call 860-350-6863.


-"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.