[Editor's note: For a listing of holiday events, see the Holiday Calendar on Page S20.]



Photography exhibit by Judith Secco: Runs through December. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 355-1069.


Holiday show and sale: Runs through Dec. 5. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

Art exhibit by Richard Stalter: Runs through Dec. 31. Library, 32 Main St. For more information or registration, call 860-927-3761 or visit

New Milford

Photographs by Sally Anderson-Bruce and Colin Harrison: Runs through Jan. 8. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.


Washington Art Association event: Through Dec. 24: exhibit of designer toys by Bulz-i Studio. Bryan Memorial Plaza, 3 Bryan Hall. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878 or go to

"Light's Subtle Touch: The Changing Seasons of the Litchfield Hills" -- art by Tom Yost: Runs through Dec. 19. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655.



Flu shots: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, through Dec. 18. VNA, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). $35 without accepted insurances. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Hospital offerings: Dec. 6: Pre-diabetes awareness class, 10-11:30 a.m. To sign up, call 860-350-7264. Dec. 7: BEST meeting, 7-8 p.m. To sign up, call 860-210-5047. Hospital, 21 Elm St. Programs may be held at different hospital buildings. Inquire upon registration.

VNA flu shots: Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Faith Church, 586 Danbury Road. Age 6 months and older. For more information, call 860-354-2216.



Seven Hearths: Open Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historical society's Seven Hearths museum, Route 7. Free admission. For more information, call 860-927-4587 or visit


The Old Store & Museum and Gift Shop: Open for season. The Old Store & Museum and Gift Shop, Sherman Center. Open Thursdays-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. or whenever flag is out on front porch. For more information, call 860-350-3475.


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.

-Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1: PG-13. Friday 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 p.m. Saturday 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 p.m. Sunday 1, 3:45, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4, 6:45 p.m.

-Megamind in 2D: PG. Friday 4:30, 7, 9 p.m. Saturday 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9 p.m. Sunday 1:30, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:30, 7 p.m.

-Tangled in 3D: PG. Friday 4:15, 6:40, 8:55 p.m. Saturday 1:45, 4:15, 6:40, 8:55 p.m. Sunday 11:10 a.m., 1:45, 4:15, 6:40 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:15, 6:40.

-Unstoppable: PG-13. Friday 4:10, 7, 9:20 p.m. Saturday 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:20 p.m. Sunday 1:20, 4:10, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:10, 7 p.m.

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. 860-567-1916 (box office). 860-567-0006 (show times).

-Inside Job: PG-13. Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 2, 4:45, 7:30 p.m. Sunday 2, 4:45 p.m. Monday-Tuesday closed. Wednesday 2, 7 p.m. Thursday 7 p.m.

-Fair Game: PG-13. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 2:30, 5:15, 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30, 5:15 p.m. Monday-Tuesday closed. Wednesday 2:15, 7:15 p.m. Thursday 7:15 p.m.

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

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.

"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 Peggy King at 860-355-4211.


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


Senior center events: Tuesdays: Computer Club, 10 a.m.-noon. Coffee hour, 10 a.m. Quilters, 1 p.m. Second Tuesday each month: VNA blood pressure and sugar screenings, 1-2 p.m. First and third Wednesdays: Mahjong, 1 p.m. Thursdays: Walking Group, 9 a.m. Coffee hour, 10 a.m. Fridays: poker, 10 a.m., and canasta, 1 p.m. Senior center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.


Oratory of the Little Way workshops: Dec. 4: "Minimizing More Stress," 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14: "Observing Holidays," 10 a.m.-noon. Dec. 16: "Coping with Chronic Diseases, Auto-Immune Disease," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and to sign up, call 860-354-8294.


Kent Memorial Library events: Dec 4: babysitting, noon-4 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Dec. 4: Eclipse DVD release party, 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 9: "A Story of a Marriage" book discussion, 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 9: discussion of "American Rust," 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12: book talk and signing with Edmund Morris, 2-4 p.m. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd. Dec. 13: Nutmeg discussion group, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27: zoo station with the children's museum of Connecticut, 11 a.m. Dec. 28: rhythm and rhyme, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29: mad science, fire and ice, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30: Tanglewood marionettes, 2 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, 1 North Main St. Dec. 31: board games, 10:30-noon. Thursdays: Lunch Bunch for all ages, 12:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Program with Edmund Morris, author of "Colonel Roosevelt": Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. Town hall, Kent Green.

Senior center activities: Mondays: center opens at 10:30 a.m. for games, cards, bingo and Wii sports. Lunch, 12:30 p.m. $3. Tuesdays: Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO) at The Villager Restaurant on Main Street, 8:30 a.m. Wii sports and Park and Rec events, 9:30 a.m. Handiwork, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays: center opens at 10:30 a.m. for games, cards, bingo and Wii sports. Lunch, 12:30 p.m. $3. Blood pressure screening (first Wednesday of each month), 1-2 p.m. Thursdays: library bridge group, 1:15-4 p.m. Fridays: Special program (first and third Friday), 2-4 p.m. Center open for activities, (second and fourth Friday), noon-1:30 p.m. Luncheon program, noon. Senior center, Swift Lane. For more information, call 860-927-1586 or 860-927-1003.

New Milford

SJ Barrington's events: Dec. 3: "Those Guys" Top 40 hits band music, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 10: J.C. Short DJ music. SJ Barrington's, 48 Kent Road. For more information, call 860-355-9222.

"Halfway Home" concert: Dec. 3: 8-10 p.m. Bank Street Coffeehouse, 56 Bank St. For more information, call 203-948-8510.

New Milford Public Library events: 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. Fourth Wednesday of each month: Teen Talk Book Club, 4 p.m. Third Wednesday of each month: Anime and Manga Club for students in grades 6-12, 4 p.m. Third Friday each month: Book discussion group, 1 p.m. Last Wednesday of each month: The Sandwich Club for those worrying about grown children and aging parents, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Hospital gift shop events: Dec. 3: Yelangena Designs Jewelry and Hope Clips trunk show, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7: Leesa Sklover mind-body music meet and greet, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9: friends and family night, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 15: Sasha Chalif meet and greet, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Gift shop, 21 Elm St. For more information, call 860-210-7444.

Police Department promotional ceremony: Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Community Ambulance Headquarters, 1 Scovill St.

"An Evening of Wine and Song": Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Snow date, Dec. 5. $25/person. Tickets available at Dolly's on Railroad Street or by calling 860-354-3069.

Toy Run Fun Run -- "Girls in the Groove" and "Boys on the Move" runners: Dec. 5, 10 a.m. New Milford High School track, 388 Danbury Road.

"The Six Wives of Henry Lefay" screening: Dec. 5, 11 a.m. Bank Street Theater, 48 Bank St. $5 donation with either a nonperishable item to New Milford food bank or monetary donation to New Milford fuel bank. For more information, call 860-354-9911.

Internet program: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Sarah Noble Intermediate School, 25 Sunny Valley Road. Adults only. For more information, call 860-210-7892.

Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Webster Bank, New Milford Spirit Shoppe and The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm at The Silo, Upland Road.

Literacy Volunteers on the Green meeting: Dec. 18, 10 a.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave. For more information, call 860-355-0830.

Stock Market Game: Runs through Dec. 20. Library, Main Street. For kids in grades 5-12. For more information and to sign up, call 860-355-1191, extension 204.

Senior center events: A variety of ongoing health and wellness offerings, exercises and games are offered throughout the week. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information and to sign up, call 860-355-6075.

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


Senior center events: Dec. 8: New Adventures in Cooking "French Bistro Fare" class with Marianne De Silva, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $15/person. For more information or reservations, call 860-210-0056. Jan. 19: "The Widow's War" by Sally Gunning discussion, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays: computer supportive services, 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure screening, 11:30 a.m. Exercises, 2 p.m. Piano lessons, mornings. Thursdays: Tai Chi, 11 a.m. Mahjong, 1 p.m. Saturdays: piano lessons, mornings. Senior center, South Street. To sign up, call 860-210-0056.

Raku exhibit -- pottery by Eva St. John: Reception: Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m. Exhibit : Dec. 4-Jan. 10 during library hours. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. Library hours are: Mondays: noon-7 p.m., Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursdays: noon-5 p.m., Fridays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31. For more information, call 860-350-2181.


Jewish Community Center events: Dec. 5: "Delegitimizing of the State of Israel" lecture with Gary Jones. Ongoing: yoga and gentle yoga, call for dates and times. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-355-8050.

Family fellowship night: Dec. 10. Dinner, 6 p.m. Worship, 7 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-6114.

Senior center events: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Walking group, 9 a.m., at Sherman track. Mondays and Wednesdays: Pinochle card games, noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays: Bridge card games, 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Exercise with Wii, 9:30 a.m. Shopping, call for ride. Tuesdays and Fridays: Gentle yoga, 10:30 a.m. at JCC. Wednesdays: Shopping, call for ride. Fridays: Senior Dine, 11 a.m. at American Pie or last Tuesdays in Bethel. Senior center, old town hall, Sherman Center. For more information, call 860-354-2414.

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


GW Tavern music: Dec. 31: "Joe West and the Creative Force," 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 20 Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

Gunn Memorial Library events: Children's events: Dec. 9: Watercolors art reception -- art by the Kustodiev Children's Art School, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 1. For more information, call 860-868-7586. Adults' events: Dec. 9: piano performance by Gayle Martin Henry, 6:30 p.m. Snow date, Dec. 14. Jan. 27: music by Sandy Klesiner and Friends, 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.

Hickory Stick book signings: Dec. 4: Edmund Morris "Colonel Roosevelt," 2 p.m. Dec. 5: Lawrence Dorfman "The Snark Handbook Insult Edition" and "The Cigar Lover's Compenium Everything You Need to Light Up and Leave Me Alone," 2 p.m. Dec. 11: Wendell Minor and Gordon Titcomb. Dec. 12: Karen Romano Young. Dec. 18: Rod Funston. Dec. 19: Diane Smith. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-0525 or visit

Archive reading: Dec. 6: "Our Home in the Countryside," 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Hall Plaza.

Memorial Mass for Father Bennett: Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 203-405-1616.

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 or visit

Senior center events: Dec. 6: "Our Home in the Countryside" reading, 10 a.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756. Mondays: Exercises, 9 a.m. Van to mall (call for dates). Tuesdays: Exercises, 9 a.m. Bridge, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Exercises, 9 a.m. Computer instruction, 1 p.m. Thursdays: Exercises, 9 a.m. Zumba Gold, 10 a.m. Cooking class, 11 a.m. Needles & Things, 2 p.m. Fridays: Exercises, 9 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Hall Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.

Support Groups


Adoption Healing: For adoptees, adoptive families and birth families. For more information and dates, call Deborah at 860-355-8389 or John at 860-868-7652.

Al-Anon: Tuesdays and Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For other times and locations, call 888-825-2666. Open to friends and relatives of people with alcohol problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous: For times and locations, call 860-354-9843.

Breast Cancer Survivors Working Together (BEST): First Tuesday each month, 7-8 p.m. New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St. For more information or to sign up, call Denise Mariconda at 860-210-5047 or e-mail

Going Solo: Second Friday each month except July and August, 2:30-3:30 p.m. New Milford Senior Center, Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St. For widows and widowers. For more information, call 860-355-6075.

Nondenominational healing service: Third Sunday each month, 6-7 p.m. New Milford Hospital Interfaith Chapel, 21 Elm St. Service provided by Oratory of the Little Way.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Meets every Wednesday. Weigh-in, 6 p.m. Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marsh Parish Hall at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For more information, visit

Women in Abusive Relationships: Meets Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-731-5200.


New Milford

"Almost Maine": Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 30, 31 and Jan. 7, 8. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $20. A Pay-What-You-Want night will be Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.; a Holiday Party Night with refreshments will be Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. for $40; and on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, there will be a gala fundraising performance with refreshments and open bar for $60. For more information and reservations, call 860-350-6863.


"Wait Until Dark": Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 3-18, 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 2 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. Free preview for senior citizens, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. $20/adult. $15/student with ID. For more information and tickets, call 203-775-0023.