-Exhibit of photography by members of Candlewood Camera Club: Runs through April 30. Burnham Library, Route 133. For more information, call 860-355-1069.


-Artwork by Warner Friedman: Opening reception, April 17, 5-7 p.m. Runs through May 16. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit

-Spring juried show: April 18-June 6. Opening reception, April 23, 5-7 p.m. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

New Milford

-Origami, folded paper art by Howard Ho, 11, of New Milford: Runs through April 30. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

-Exhibit of art by Karen Cashman of Roxbury: Runs through April 29. Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery, Aspetuck Avenue. Hours: Mondays-Tuesdays, Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-210-3800.


-"Brush and Clay: Continuous Passion" -- art by Aya Itagaki and Ann Mallory: Runs through May 3. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.


-Photos by Abby Ripley of New Milford and jewelry by Karin Smith of Kent: Runs through April 25. White Silo Winery and Gallery, 32 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-355-0271.

-Handcrafted haiku picture books by Sherman School sixth-grade students: Runs through April. Library, Sherman Center.


New Milford

-American Red Cross blood drive: April 17, 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Maxx, 94 Railroad St.

-Hospital offerings: April 19 and 26, May 3 and 10: "A New Weigh to a Healthier You," 2-3:30 p.m. April 19 and 26, May 3 and 10: "We Can: Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition," 4-5 p.m. Hospital, 21 Elm St. Programs may be held at different hospital buildings. Inquire upon registration.


-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.

Clash of the Titans in 3D: PG-13. Friday 4:15, 7, 9:05 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday 11:15 a.m. 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:05 p.m.

How to Train Your Dragon in 3D: PG. Friday 4:30, 7:15, 9:15 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday 11 a.m. 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

Date Night: PG-13. Friday 5, 7:30, 9:25 p.m. Saturday-Monday 11 a.m. 1, 3, 5, 7:30, 9:25 p.m. Tuesday 1, 3, 5, 7:30, 9:25 p.m. Wednesday 11 a.m. 1, 3, 5, 7:30, 9:25 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

-"The Best of Broadway" concert: April 25, 5:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave. With Zoe Vandermeer's female vocal ensemble Circle of Voyces. Reception and potluck to follow. For more information, call 860-354-1442.


-Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: April 25, 8 p.m. At Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 North. $20/JCCS member. $25/non-member. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5930.


-Music by Washington resident Sharon Ruchman: April 20, 1 p.m. Jewish Communities, 444 Main St., Southbury.

Special Events


-"The World in Miniature": April 23, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street.

-Senior center event: April 22: bingo, 10:30 a.m., and dinner with Plow to Plate representatives, $5, call for time. Senior center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.


-Ham dinner: April 17, 5-7 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7. $10/adult. $8/senior citizen. $5/child 4-12.

-Merwinsville Hotel spring cleanup: April 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hotel, Browns Forge Road. For more information, call 860-350-4443.

-Oratory of the Little Way programs: April 22: "Songs in the Night, the God Story Behind the Songs," 9:30 a.m.-noon. April 24: "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-8294.


-Screening of "Company Retreat": April 21. Reception with writer/director Campbell Scott, 7 p.m. Screening, 8 p.m. Kent Community House, Main Street. $15/person screening only. $30/person screening and reception. For more information, visit

-Kent Film Festival: April 22-25. Around Kent. $8-$500, depending on numbers of events a person wants to attend. For more information, visit

New Milford

-Youth Agency offerings at The Maxx: April 16: Music by local bands, 6:30 p.m. $8. April 23: Music by local bands, 6:30 p.m. $8.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.

-Senior center events: April 16: Veterans Administration informational session, 9:30 a.m. April 17: The STAR Group's Lunch Bunch, 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Terri at 860-355-8999. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-6075.

-Ladies spring fling to benefit Alzheimer's Association: April 16, 5:30-8 p.m. Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, 30 Park Lane East. Includes vendor booths. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-0971.

-Doctor Dad workshop: April 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WOW Kids Learning Center at Faith Church, 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). For more information and sign up, call 860-210-3623.

-Roast beef dinner: April 17, 4:30-7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lodge, 25 Danbury Road. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-12.

-New Milford Public Library events: April 17: "Learn about Money" for students in grades five and older, 2:30 p.m. April 20: going green seminar with Ross Solar Group, 6 p.m. April 21: Program with Doris Tomaselli, author of "Ned Anderson: Connecticut's Appalachian Trailblazer, Small Town Renaissance Man," 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

-Bavarian Volksfest dinner-dance: April 17. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Dancing, 7-11 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). $30/member. $40/guest. For more information and tickets, call 203-746-3489 or 860-354-7593.

-Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust volunteer trail runner session: April 21, 7 p.m. Weantinoge offices, 24 Bank St. For more information, call 860-355-3500 or e-mail

-Lunch & Learn session on branding for small businesses: April 22, noon-1:30 p.m. Presented by Chamber of Commerce at railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-6080 by April 16.

-Harrybrooke Park cleanup: April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain date, April 25. Harrybrooke Park, Lanesville Road.

-Christian Singles Connect hike: April 24. For people 20 and older who are unmarried, divorced or widowed. Meet at Bible Baptist Church, Route 7, at 12:45 p.m. to carpool to Kent or meet at Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent at 1:30 p.m. For more information and sign up, call J Roberts at 203-731-7069.

-Italian night dinner: April 24, 6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 7 North. $10/adult. $5/child 5-10. Free/child under 55.

-Spring fling: April 24, 6-8 p.m. VFW, Avery Road. Includes ham dinner and games. $10/person in advance. $12/person at door. For more information and tickets, stop by the VFW or call 860-354-7995.

-Rebuilding Together work day: April 24. At a variety of homes in Greater New Milford. For more information or to volunteer, call 860-350-2290.

-Screening of "Forever Wild": April 25, 1 p.m. Presented by Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust at Bank Street Theater, Bank Street. Followed by Weantinoge program at its offices, 24 Bank St. $5. For more information, call 860-355-3500.


-Senior center events: April 16: art class, noon-2 p.m. April 21: Lunch Bunch book discussion, 12:30 p.m. April 22: cooking demonstration, 2 p.m. Senior center, South Street. For sign up, call 860-210-0056.


-Jewish Community Center events: April 16: American line and partner dancing fundraiser for Odyssey of the Mind in Sherman, 7:30-10 p.m. April 17: "An Evening with Matisyahu," rebroadcast of "92nd St. `Y,'" 7:30 p.m. April 18: "Turning Curses into Blessings: A Concept for Negev Development" with Profesor Avigad Vonshak, director of the Jacob Blaustien Institutes for Desert Research Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 10 a.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.


-Pancake breakfast: April 18, 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 3 and older.


-Shepaug Valley High School senior projects: April 16: "Donating Your Body to Science," 1:45 p.m. All at SVHS, South Street. April 10: dance marathon organized by Aimee Reutzel, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at town hall, Bryan Hall Plaza.

-HORSE of Connecticut volunteer day: April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. HORSE, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.

-Live painting demonstration with Travis Schlaht: April 17, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Washington Art Association, Bryan Hall Plaza.

-Institute for American Indian Studies events: April 17: program about natural skin care, 1-3 p.m. April 24: kids' Earth Day, noon-2 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

-Readings and book signings: April 17: Scott R. Singer, author of "How to Hit a Curve Ball, 2 p.m. April 18: William Bingham, author of "The Lesson in Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Book shop, 2 Green Hill Road.

-Gunn Memorial Library events: April 17: family craft, 2 p.m. April 20: screening of "Where the Wild Things Are," 3:30 p.m. April 22: "Blown Away by Art: One Reporter's Perspective" with Tracey O'Shaghnessy, 6:30 p.m. April 24: seeds and garden craft, 1 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-2310.

Area towns

-Art and estate auction: April 17. Preview, 6 p.m. Auction, 7 p.m. At Litchfield firehouse, 258 West St., Litchfield. Benefits Martina Animal Sanctuary in Bethlehem.

-Imagination conversation: April 19, 7 p.m. UConn's Greater Hartford campus, 1800 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. For more information and registration, visit

-Connecticut Family Support Network-Northwest Parent Support Group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs: April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Family Services of Waterbury, 34 Murray St., Waterbury. For more information, call Alice at 203-709-3850 or 860-350-6205.


Greater New Milford

-Program about The Fresh Air Fund: April 18, 4 p.m. April 20, 8 p.m. Charter Community TV Channel 21.


New Milford

-"No Dogs Allowed": April 24, 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. April 25, 1 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $15. Suitable for preschool and elementary-aged children. For more information, call 860-350-6863.


-"Enchanted April": Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. April 23-May 15. May 2, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, intersection of Routes 37/39. $20. $10 preview night, April 22, 7 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-3622 or visit

Area towns

-Auditions for "Once On This Island": April 24, 4-7 p.m. Sign in at 3:30 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. Singers and dancers aged 16 and older sought. For more information, call 203-775-0023.