Oil paintings by Ed Little: July 4-31. Burnham Library, Route 133. For more information, call 860-355-1069.


Sculpture by Peter Woytuk: Runs through July 4. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit

New Milford

"Hidden Treasures Reprocessed" --photographs by Camden Fisher: Runs through July 10. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.


"Images of the Roxbury Land Trust Preserves": Runs through July 26. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.


Art by Nancy Sutera, Deb Wood and Amy Schott: Runs through July 4. Library, Sherman Center.


Summer Solstice Festival: Runs through July 10. 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.

Animal portraits by Melody Asbury: Runs through Aug. 7. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.



Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Open July-September, except July 4. Brown's Forge Road. Free. Hotel was built in 1843 and features authentically furnished station waiting room and museum of local memorabilia from early Gaylordsville families.

The Little Red Schoolhouse: Sundays, 2-5 p.m. July-September, except July 4. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.

Brown's Forge: Sundays, 2-4 p.m., July-August, except July 4. Brown's Forge Road about 1/4-mile beyond Merwinsville Hotel. Free. Forge was built in 1871 and has original blacksmithing tools.


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.

-Twilight Eclipse: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 11 a.m. 1:30, 4, 7, 9:30 p.m.

-Grown-Ups: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 11:05 a.m. 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m.

-Toy Story in 3D: G. Friday-Thursday noon, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 p.m.

-Knight and Day: PG-13. Friday-Wednesday 11:15 a.m. 1:45, 4:15, 7:10, 9:25 p.m. Thursday 1:45, 4:15, 7:10, 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.



Free outdoor concert with One World: July 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Golden Falcon Lot off Main Street.

Free concert with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: July 9, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: July 9, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, Route 7. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-355-5930 or visit

New Milford

"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.


Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: July 10, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-355-5930 or visit

Special Events


Book sale: Fridays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Columbus Day. Library, Main Street.

Marble Dale/New Preston

Worship at the Old Stone Church: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. through August. Old Stone Church, New Preston Hill Road.

New Milford

Fourth of July events: Lions Club carnival: July 2, 6-11 p.m. July 3, 5-11 p.m. Young's Field. Fourth of July festivities: July 3 in and around downtown New Milford. Music, ice cream giveaway, 5 p.m. Woman's Club cake construction and giveaway, 6 p.m. Opening ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Music by Curtis T, 7 p.m. and after fireworks. Fireworks over Fort Hill, about 9:30 p.m.

New Milford Public Library events: July 7: program about bats, 6:30 p.m. July 12: screening of "The Wooden Camera," 2 p.m. First and third Wednesday of each month: Writer's Support Group, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Second Wednesday of each month: Chess Group for K-12 students, 4 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Second Saturday Stars program: July 10, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory at New Miford High School, Route 7 South.

Thanksgiving in July car, motorcycle and truck show: July 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Union Savings Bank parking lot, 100 Park Lane Road (Route 202). $10/vehicle entry. Non-perishable food item or items/patron admission.

Youth Agency offerings at The Maxx: Thursdays beginning July 8: free breakfasts for NMHS students, 10 a.m.-noon. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information on programs, call 860-354-0047.

Vacation Bible school: Signup, ongoing. Program, July 26-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). For more information and sign up, call 860-354-4596.

Farmers' market: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Runs through Oct. 30. Village Green.

Bingo: Knights of Columbus bingo, Mondays, 6:45 p.m. VFW bingo, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. VFW hall, Avery Road.

Creativity networking workshop featuring : July 11, 2 p.m. Group meets second Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. The Silo, 44 Upland Road. $10. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-0300.


Pickin' & Fiddlin' Contest: July 10, 3:30 p.m. until end. Rain date, July 11, noon. Hurlbut Park, 18 Apple Lane. $10/adult. Free/child under 10.

Senior center events: July 2: art class, noon-2 p.m. July 6: healthy eating class, noon-2 p.m. JUly 7: cooking classs, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays: Soup's On, noon-1 p.m. (restarts in September) Wednesdays: computer supportive services, 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure screening, 11:30 a.m. Piano lessons, mornings. Thursdays: Tai Chi, 11 a.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Saturdays: piano lessons, mornings. Senior center, South Street. For sign up, call 860-210-0056.


Appalachian Craft Fair: July 9, noon-8 p.m. July 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Holy Trinity Parish, Route 37 Center.

Falconry/birds of prey program and Naromi Land Trust meeting: July 9. Bird flyover, 6:30 p.m. Program, 7 p.m. Meeting, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, intersection of Leach Hollow Road and Route 37 South.

Jewish Community Center events: XX. Ongoing: yoga and gentle yoga, call for dates and times. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call 860-355-8050.

Women's Bible study: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.


Summer Bliss Fest: July 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Town hall and vicinity. Variety of health and art offerings.

Fourth of July events: July 4. Stephen Reich Freedom Run:Register at Steep Rock Horse Ring at 8:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. start. Picnic and fireworks: Gates open for picnic at 3 p.m. at Shepaug Valley Middle High School, South Street. Gates close for fireworks at 8:45 p.m. at the school. Must have $20 pass to get in. If fireworks show is in progress and is called off, there is no rain date or refunds. For more information, call 860-868-1519.

Gunn Memorial Library events: July 6: Traveling Touch Tank, 6:30 p.m. July 13: All Things Fishy, 6:30 p.m. July 8: concert with self-taught Mark Elkins, 6:30 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information about adult programs, call 860-868-2310. For more information and registration for kids' programs, call 860-868-2310.

Green Fair: July 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. On the Green at First Congregational Church.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: July 10: "Dreamweaver" dreamcatcher making workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Aug. 27: summer camp. Call for details. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

Annual Pilobolus ball: July 10, 6 p.m. preview. 7 p.m. general ball. On lawn of Quatre Vents. $250 for preview. $$175 for general admission. For more information and tickets, call Kris MacDonald at 860-868-0538, extension 15.

Area towns

ACLU of Connecticut's Northwest Chapter meeting: July 6, 7:15 p.m. Tack Room of Litchfield Inn, 432 Bantam Road (Route 202), Litchfield.