-Paintings by Joan Stracks: Runs through September. Burnham Library, Route 133. For more information, call 860-355-1069.


-"Going Places": Runs through Sept. 27. Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, 10 North Main St. Hours: Saturdays-Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-927-3129.

-"Leaves of Autumn" -- art by James Napolean of Kent: Runs through Sept. 30. The Mocha Cafe, 4 Glen Road, Sandy Hook.

-Artwork by Cleve Gray: Runs through Oct. 4. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit

-"Metamorphosis" -- art by Suzanne Benton: Runs through Oct. 14. Robin Alexander Ltd., 5 Fulling Lane.

-Exhibit of paintings by Scott Bricher: Runs through Oct. 31. Library, 32 North Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

-Artwork by members of the Housatonic Art League: Runs through Oct. 3. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

-Art exhibit by Sheila Tintera: Runs through Oct. 18. Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Mondays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-0300.


-Exhibit of collages by Rita Valley of Bridgewater and Peter Wooster of Roxbury: Runs through Oct. 19. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.


-"Coming Home" -- art by Cynthia O'Connor: Runs through Oct. 1. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. Hours: Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

-"Focus 2009: Why Is Our Town Named Sherman?" -- exhibit celebrating Roger Sherman: Runs through Oct. 4. Historical society, Sherman Center. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-3083.


-"Urban Energy" -- art by Ruth Newquist: Runs through Oct. 17. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

-Hopkins Vineyard 30th anniversary Hopkins family album exhibit: Runs trough Oct. 31. Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road. For more information, call 860-868-7954.


-"Shifting Sets" -- art by Wilfredo Ortega: Runs through Sept. 27. 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.

-"Washington Club: A Century in the Community" and "Jerome Titus: The Story of Civil War Soldier from Washington": Runs through Dec. 31. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

-"The Keepers of History: Scrapbooks and Albums": Runs through Oct. 31. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

-"From East to West, Across Our Homelands": Runs through January 2010. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, 860-868-0518.



-Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Open through September. 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. Through September. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.

New Milford

-New Milford Historical Society: Open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays through Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m. New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.


-Bank Street Theater: 48 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122. $9.50/adult. $7.50/student. $7.50/senior or child. $7.50/matinee before 4:30 p.m. $5/movie on Tuesdays.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: PG. Friday, Monday-Thursday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.

The Informant: PG. Friday, Monday-Thursday 4:10, 6:45, 9 p.m. Saturday 1:40, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Sunday 12:45, 4:45, 6:45, 9:15 p.m.

9: PG-13. Friday, Monday-Thursday 4:15, 7, 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 3, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

-Bantam Cinema: Route 209, Bantam. Call 860-567-0006 or 860-567-1600, or visit

500 Days of Summer: PG-13. Friday, Thursday 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 3, 5:15, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 2, 7 p.m.

Adam: PG-13. Friday, Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Saturday 3:15, 7:45 p.m. Sunday 2:30, 7 p.m.

Cloud 9: Not rated. Saturday 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 2:15 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

-Music at S.J. Barrington's: Open mike night: Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-closing. Karaoke: Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-closing. S.J. Barrington's, 48 Kent Road (Route 7 North).

-"Strictly Ballroom": Second Friday each month, 7:30-10 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church parish hall, Whittlesey Avenue. For experienced dancers. $10.

-Country line dancing: Mondays, 7-9:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church hall, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information, call 860-868-2683.

-Music with Lynn Henderson: Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $20. For more information, call 860-354-7264.


-Music by Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers: Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m. Senior center, South Street.


-Music at G.W. Tavern: Thursdays, Fridays and 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


-Basket weaving workshop: Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Road Kill Press, downtown Kent. For more information, call 860-927-4343.

-Kent Memorial Library events: Sept. 18: Summer memories scrapbooking party for ages 9 and older, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21: Nutmeg Discussion Group, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23: Program about college preparation, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 17: Book discussion, 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26: Knights and princesses story hour and crafts for ages 3 and older, 10:30 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

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

Marble Dale/New Preston

-Harvest Celebration: Sept. 19-20, noon-5 p.m. Hopkins Vineyard, Hopkins Road. $22 in advance online at or $27 at the door. Free/child under 12.

New Milford

-Wine tasting: Sept. 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hosted by Women's Guild at St. Francis Xavier Church, Route 109. $20. For more information, call 860-354-2202 or e-mail

-Senior center events: Sept. 18: "Heart Disease and Stroke" program for men, 9 a.m. Sept. 22: "Protecting the Family Jewels," 9:15 a.m. Sept. 24: Free hearing screening, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25: Lunch and program about The Watermark of East Hill, 11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-6075.

-Youth Agency offerings: Sept. 18: sixth-grade back-to-school dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Maxx, with $8 admission. Sept. 25: seventh- and eight-grade dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m., with id and $8 admission. Mondays: Snaxx at The Maxx. For more information on programs, call 860-354-0047.

-Can and bottle drive: Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by NMHS band and color guard at Stop & Shop, Route 7.

-Community health fair: Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, 30 Park Lane East.

-Singles trip to Catamount Adventure Park: Sept. 19. Hosted by Christian Singles Group. $43. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-0733 by Sept. 11.

-Open Farm Day: Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunny Valley Preserve, Sunny Valley Lane. Free. Variety of activities for children and families.

-Hazardous waste collection day: Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Railroad Street. For more information, call 860-355-6035.

-Roast beef dinner: Sept. 19, 4:30-7 p.m. Hosted by Good Shepherd Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-11. Free/child under 4.

-Manhattan Short Film Festival: Sept. 20, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Bank Street Theatre, Bank Street. $10. For more information and reservations, call 860-210-2099.

-Clam bake: Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. VFW, Avery Road. $35. For more information, call 860-354-7995.

-Merryall Chapel service: Sept. 20, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

-New Milford Public Library events: Sept. 22: "Let's Talk About Quilts," 6 p.m. Third Friday each month: Book discussion group, 1 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call 860-355-1191.

-Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Candlelight Farms, 214 Candlewood Mountain Road.

-"Dog Days of Summer": Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road.

-Colonial Day: Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m. Historical society, Aspetuck Avenue. $5/member. $7/non-member. $12/member family. $15/non-member family. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

-Farmers' market: Saturdays through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Village Green.

-Story times: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. Book Nook, Bank Street.


-Senior center events: Sept. 23: Summer harvest luncheon and fall prevention program, 12:30 p.m. $5. Tuesdays: Soup's On, noon-1 p.m. Flex Appeal, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays: Piano lessons, morning. Balance class, 2:30 p.m. Senior center, South Street. For sign up, call 860-210-0056.

-"Wind of Wings" raptor program: Sept. 27, 1 p.m. Gavel Family Farm Preserve, near preserve's parking area, Upper County Road off Route 317. In case of rain, the event would be held at the pavilion at Hurlburt Park on Apple Lane. Hosted by Roxbury Land Trust.


-Jewish Community Center event: Sept. 26: Scrrening of "Everlasting Moments" and Swedish dinner, JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call 860-355-8050.


-Institute for American Indian Studies events: Sept. 19: Eastern bow-making workshop, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20: Eastern bow-making workshop, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 20: Heritage walk, 1 p.m. Sept. 27: "Historic Indian Comunities: What Local Town Histories Never Told Us," call for time. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

-Hollister House Garden: Open Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. in September. Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $3. For more information, call 860-868-2200.

Area towns

-Charter Communications' Community TV Channel 21 open house: Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown studio, 11 Commerce Road, Newtown.

-Tag sale to benefit Special Olympics: Sept. 26, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 50 Holley St. Ext., Danbury.

-Artists's studio tour: Sept. 26, 1-4 p.m. New Fairfield. $20. For more information, call Jackie Hutchings at 203-746-0268.


New Milford

-"Kiss Me, Kate": Friday and Saturday nights Sept. 25-Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 11 and 18, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Avenue. $20. Free preview for seniors, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can-night, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-6863.


-"Gaslight": Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., Sept. 18-Oct. 10. Sept. 27, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, intersection of Routes 37/39. $20. For more information, call 860-354-3622 or visit