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

"My Travels: Vegetables and Villages" --art by Susan Gold Purdy: Reception, Aug. 7, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 31. Marty's Cafe, 6 Green Hill Road.

"Traversed" -- art by Jon Olivieri of Roxbury: Reception, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 9. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2878.



Free screening for types 1 and 2 diabetes: Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Library, Main Street.


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.

-The Other Guys: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 11 a.m. 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.

-Dinner for Schmucks: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. 1:50, 4:10, 7, 9:25 p.m.

-Salt: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 11:20 a.m. 1:40, 4, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.

-Inception: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 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.



15th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival: Aug. 6-8. On grounds of Kent School, Route 341. $29/adult. Free/child under 12 with adult lawn seating. For more information, visit or call 860-361-6285.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 13, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, Route 7. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-355-5930 or visit


Music by Albert Rivera Quintet and members of Litchfield Jazz Festival: Aug. 7, 6 p.m. Hurlbut Park, Apple Lane.


Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 14, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-355-5930 or visit

Special Events


"The Mice of Merwinsville" play: Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Brown's Forge Road.

Workshops: Aug. 7: "More Use of Gifts," 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 10: "What Does that Mean," 10 a.m.-noon. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-8294.


SOPA 30th reunion: Aug. 8, 2-6 p.m. Kent Community House, Route 7. For more information, e-mail

Tag sale: Aug. 12-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Templeton Farm's, Swifts Lane.

Gear and outdoor apparel swap: Aug. 13-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Backcountry Outfitters, 5 Bridge St. For more information and to participate, call 860-927-3377.

Open house at Eric Sloane's personal studio: Aug. 14, 1 p.m. Sloane-Stanley Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). $3.75.

Marble Dale/New Preston

Tag sale and auction: Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. New Preston Congregational Church, Church Street. Live auction, 10:30 a.m.

New Milford

Car cruise: Aug. 6, 5-8 p.m. Held first Friday each month. Co-hosted by Paradice Cruisers and Peggy's Coffee Shop at the coffee shop, 89 Park Lane Road (Route 202).

New Milford Public Library events: Aug. 9: Screening of "Il Postino," 2 p.m. Aug. 10: program on the history of Gaylordsville, 9:30 a.m. at senior center. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Creativity workshop: "The `Don't Know' of Creativity" with artist and educator Fran Patnaude: Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Group meets monthly. The Silo, 44 Upland Road. $10. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-0300.

Voter registration: Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Registrar of Voters, town hall, Main Street.

Camp Jonathan: bereavement camp for children: Aug. 9-13. Hosted by New Milford VNA Hospice at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-2216.

Cut-a-thon benefit fundraiser for family of Christopher Vill, who died June 20: Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Len's Barber Shop, 28 Railroad St.

Elvis tribute with Drew Dyal: Aug. 15, 2 p.m. VFW, Avery Road. $10. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7995.

Cruizin' New Milford car and motorcycle cruise night: Aug. 15, 3-8:30 p.m. On grounds of Faith Church, 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

Merryall Chapel service: Aug. 15, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

Education Center open houses: Aug. 17-19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 29, 1-3 p.m. ice cream social open house. The Education Center based at New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7).


Beef barbecue: Aug. 7, 5:30-7 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, Church Road. $12/adult. $5/child 5-11. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-1978.

Library offerings: Aug. 8: PowerPoint program of Shawn Childs' travelogue around the world: 3 p.m. Aug. 14: "Bubble-Mania: Comedy...with a Drip," 11 a.m. Minor Memorial Library, South Street

Senior center events: Aug. 10: cooking demonstrations and classes, 2 p.m. Aug. 11; cooking class, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior center, South Street. For sign up, call 860-210-0056.


Connecticut Clay Artist show and sale: Reception, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m. Sale: Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South.

Book and barn sale: Kickoff barbecue and auction: Aug. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. $25/member. $30/non-member. $10/child 12 and under. Sale: Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sherman Library, Sherman Center.

Visit with "Portals in the Sky: A Collection of Vintage Cockpit Photographs" with author John Cilio of Sherman: Aug. 14, 2-4 p.m. Sherman Historical Society, 3 Route 37 Center.


Chicken barbecue: Aug. 6, 4:30-7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $10.


Institute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 7: annual green corn festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7-8: Indian market. Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8, noon-4 p.m. Call for details. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

Book signings: Aug. 8: With authors Peter Howe and Rachel McPherson, 1 p.m. Aug. 15: With Robert Crooke, author of "The Earth and Its Sorrows," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Gunn Memorial Library events: Aug. 10: "Go Hawaiian" beach party, 6:30 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-2310.


Greater New Milford

"WAA's July 2008 Calder Symposium": Part 1: Aug. 4, 10-11 p.m. Aug. 7, 2-3 p.m. Part 2: Aug. 11 and 14, 2-3 p.m. Part 3: Aug. 18 and 21, 2-3 p.m.


New Milford

Stage 2 production of "Rent": Aug. 6, 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 8, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $15. For more information, call 860-350-6863 or visit

Area towns

"Carousel": Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m. Grounds open, 7:15 p.m. Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. $23/adult. $18/senior. $15/student or child. For more information, call 203-748-6873 or visit