Arts

Bridgewater

-Art by Heidi Lindy: Runs through Oct. 31. Burnham Library, Route 133. For information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

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

-"Encounters in the Natural World" -- art by Sally Vagliano Pettus: Runs through Oct. 25. Ober Gallery, 14 Old Barn Road. A portion of sales will benefit Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust. For information, call 860-927-5030.

-Artwork by Wolf Kahn: Opening reception, Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m. Runs through Nov. 29. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.themorrisongallery.com.

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

New Milford

-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.

-"Views of Ladakh" -- photographs by Abby Ripley of New Milford : Runs through Nov. 14. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

-Exhibit of works by Christopher Magadini and Thomas Adkins: Runs through Dec. 31. Gregory James Gallery, 13 Main St. Open Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays and evenings by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3436.

Roxbury

-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.

Sherman

-Art by Kelly Mead Demarco: Runs through Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

Warren

-"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 through Oct. 31. Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road. For more information, call 860-868-7954.

Health

Kent

-Flu vaccination clinic: Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. Templeton Farm's common room, Swift Lane.

-Flex Appeal: Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Senior center, Swift Lane.

New Milford

-Free weight management course: Third Tuesday each month, 6 p.m. Curves, Route 202. For more information, call 860-354-4513.

Washington

-Free blood pressure screening: Third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. except will be held July 22, same time. Senior center, 6 Bryan Hall Plaza.

Area towns

-Spirit of Women Wellness Weekend: Oct. 17, noon-5 p.m. Hosted by Danbury Hospital at Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury. Includes health screenings, fashion shows featuring cancer survivors and other activities.

Movies

- Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford.

Where the Wild Things Are: PG. Friday 4, 6:45, 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m., 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9 p.m. Sunday 1:15, 4, 6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4, 6:45 p.m.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3D: PG. Friday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m., 1, 3, 7, 9 p.m. Sunday 1, 3, 5, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:30, 6:30 p.m.

Couples Retreat: PG-13. Friday 7:15, 9:25 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m., 1, 3, 7, 9 p.m. Sunday 1, 3, 5, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:30, 6:30 p.m.

God' Little Village: Not rated. Part of Polish Film Festival. Saturday, 5 p.m. $15.

-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.

Music/Dance

New Milford

-Music by Halfway Home: Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. Bank Street Coffeehouse, Bank Street.

-Music at S.J. Barrington's: 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.

Washington

-Music at G.W. Tavern: Oct. 24: The Bus Drivers. 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

Bridgewater

-Voter registration: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Town hall, Main Street.

-Senior center event: Oct. 23: Design on fall arrangements class, 10 a.m. Tuesdays: Computer Club, 10 a.m. Coffee hour, 10 a.m. Quilters, 1 p.m. Wednesdays: Walking group, 9 a.m. Wii bowling, 10:30 a.m. Senior center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.

Gaylordsville

-Poker run: Oct. 18. Registration, 9-11 a.m. Starts at Gaylordsville Market, 1 Riverview Road, and ends in Kent. $20. $10/additional rider. Benefits Benefit Individuals Needing Medical Assistance Foundation (BINA). For more information, call 860-927-7913.

-Turkey supper: Oct. 24, 5-7 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-12. Free/child 3 and under.

Kent

-Kent Memorial Library events: Oct. 16: Halloween dance for high schoolers, 8-10 p.m. $5. Oct. 17: reading of excerpts from "The Embers" with Hyatt Bass, 4 p.m. Oct. 24: "The Mock Interview and College Admissions Essay," 1-3 p.m. Nov. 5 and Dec. 17: Book discussion, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays: Lunch Bunch for all ages, 12:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

-Harvest Fair: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kent Congregational Church, Route 7 North.

-Green tour: Oct. 18, noon-3 p.m. Hosted by Kent Energy & Environmental Task Force throughout Kent. $10. For more information, call 860-927-3631 or visit www.kentedrive.org.

-Debate: Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Kent Center School, Judd Avenue.

-Republican pre-election breakfast: Oct. 25, 8 a.m. Fife 'n Drum, Route 7. For reservations, call 860-927-3509.

-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.

New Milford

-Youth Agency offerings: Oct. 16: Halloween dance for high schoolers, 8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 23: central booking show with live local bands, 7-11 p.m. Mondays: Snaxx at The Maxx. For more information on programs, call 860-354-0047.

-Fall festival: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Youth Agency's Sullivan Farm, Route 202.

-Pumpkin Festival: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Village Green.

-Voter registration: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Registrar of Voters, town hall, Main Streeet.

-Family farm open house: Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Hosted by Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust at Smyrski Farm, Merryall Road.

-Roast beef dinner: Oct. 17, 4:30-7 p.m. At Odd Fellows Hall, Route 7. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-12.

-Northville Residents' Association annual meeting: Oct. 18, 4 p.m. The Silo, 44 Upland Road. Includes business meeting and meet the candidates.

-New Milford Public Library events: Oct. 17: Bella's Ball, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Dec. 21: Stock Market game for beginners, Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 20-Dec. 21: Stock Market game for advanced playeres, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 21: "Exploring for Plants in Tropical Waterfalls," 6:30 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 and registration, call 860-355-1191.

-POW/MIA dance: Oct. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW, Avery Road. $10. For more information, call 860-355-2567.

-M. Joseph Lillis Historical Fall Lecture Series: program about New Milford African Americans who served in Civil War: Oct. 18, 2 p.m. HIstorical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

-Fire Prevention Day activities: Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Home Depot, Route 7. Includes variety of demonstrations, games and food.

-Merryall Chapel service: Oct. 18, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

-Meet the Democratic candidates: Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

-Senior center events: Oct. 19: Visually Impaired Support Group, 10 a.m. Oct. 20: Paper crafting demo, 10:45 a.m. "Conversations on Diabetes," 10 a.m. Oct. 21: Alzheimer's Couples Social Group, 1 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-6075.

-Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Cookhouse, Danbury Road (Route 7).

-Child safety seat clinic: Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walmart, Route 7 South.

-Halloween parade and costume contest: Oct. 24, 10 a.m. Village Green.

-"Junque in the Trunk": Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Church, Route 109.

-German night dinner: Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 7 North. $10/adult. $5/child 5-10. Free/child under 5.

-Breakfast with Frankenstein: Oct. 25, 9-11 a.m. VFW, Avery Road. Wear costumes. Donations accepted.

-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.

Roxbury

-Senior center events: Tuesdays: Soup's On, noon-1 p.m. Flex Appeal, 10 a.m. Wednesdays: Piano lessons, morning. Balance class, 2:30 p.m. Senior center, South Street. For sign up, call 860-210-0056.

-Open house showcasing more than 150 antique tractors and other equipment: Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. DD LIving History Farm, 102 Painter Hill Road.

Sherman

-Discussion of "The Painted Kiss": Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

-Naromi Land Trust benefit dinner and auction: Oct. 17, 5:30-10:30 p.m. S&L Farm, Briggs Hill Road. $125. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-0260..

-Jewish Community Center event: Oct. 18: "Yiddish Culture: From Rupture to Renewal in Eastern Europe," 11 a.m. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call 860-355-8050.

-Apple pie tasting contest: Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Sponsored by Sherman Democratic Town Committee at Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road.

Washington

-Voter registration: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Town hall. Republican Town Committee members will serve cider and doughnuts.

-Penny auction: Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, Baldwin Hill Road.

-Performance by musical comedy team of Brian Tom O'Connor and Debra Vogel: Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Washington Club Hall. $100. Benefits Our Towns for Sar-e-Pol. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7110.

-Institute for American Indian Studies events: Oct. 18: fall edibles walk, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23: haunted trail walk, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 25: ash splint basket workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

-"Jeepers Creepers" Riverside reptiles program: Oct. 17, 11 a.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7756.

-Craft/artisan/home-based consultant fair: Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shepaug Valley Middle School, South Street. To become a vendor, e-mail holmanforce@yahoo.com.

Area towns

-Chairish the Arts auction: Oct. 17, 2 p.m. At Mohawk Mountain Ski Lodge, 48 Great Hollow Road, Cornwall. $25/adult who would like wine. $15/adut without wine. Benefits several groups, including the -After School Arts Program in Region 12. For information, call 860-618-0075.

-Fall festival and vendor show: Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Four Wind Farm, 225 Old Sherman Hill Road, Woodbury. In case of rain, event will be held at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Road, Woodbury. $5. Benefits Little Britches Therapeutic Riding Program.

Support Groups

New Milford

-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.

-Bereavement support group: First and third Thursday every month, 7-8:30 p.m. New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call NMVNA at 860-354-2216.

-CARES Cancer support group: New Milford Hospital, Robison Room A, 21 Elm St. For cancer patients and their families. For more information, call hospital Social Work Department at 860-210-7442.

-Conversation with Dianne diabetes support group: Third Tuesday each month, 10-11 a.m. New Milford Senior Center, Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St.

-Diabetes support group for adults: First Wednesday of April, May, June, September, October and November, 10 a.m. New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St. For more information, call Dianne at 860-350-7264.

-Going Solo: Second Friday each month, 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.

-Hearing impaired support group: First Tuesday each month, 1-2 p.m. New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St.

-La Leche League of Lake Waramaug meeting: Meets third Tuesday of each month, 9:30 a.m. and first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. In the parish house of the First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For more information, call Brenda at 860-868-9294.

-Guido Tino Stroke Support Group: Last Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m. New Milford Hospital Robison Rooms, 21 Elm St. For survivors. Blood pressure taken at each meeting. Facilitated by Maureen Salerno, LCSW. For more information and sign up, call Ms. Salerno at 860-210-7442.

-Non-denominational 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.

-Orinda cancer recovery support group: For dates and locations, call Janice at 860-355-1893.

-Share Group: Third Thursday each month, 7-8 p.m. New Milford Hospital, Robison Conference Room, 21 Elm St. For parents experiencing loss of newborn baby, stillbirth of miscarriage. Facilitated by Jessica Fuentes, RN. For more information, call Ms. Fuentes at 860-355-2611, extension 4384.

-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 www.tops.org.

-Visually Impaired Support Group: For times and locations, call the New Milford Senior Center at 860-355-6075.

-Widow/Widower's Support Group: For more information and to sign up, call Chris at 860-355-0491.

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

Television/Radio

Greater New Milford

-"A New Day" TV show: Thursdays, 12 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Hosted by Daphne Clarke-Hudson of New Milford. Charter Community TV Channel 21.

-"A New Day" radio show: Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Hosted by Daphne Clarke-Hudson of New Milford. WDJZ 1530 AM or www.wdjzradio.com.

-"The Bible Speaks": Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Charter Community TV Channel 21.

-"Celebrate New Milford": Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Charter Community TV Channel 21.

-Faith Church's "Destined to Win": Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Charter Community TV Channel 21.

-Senior Happenings Plus: Regularly airs Mondays, 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Charter Community TV Channel 21.

Theater

Kent

-"The Nightwalkers: A Ghost Play": Oct. 17. Doors open 7 p.m. Play, 7:30 p.m. Kent Community House, Route 7 North. Donations accepted to benefit Kent Congregational Church.

New Milford

-"Kiss Me, Kate": Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Avenue. $28. For more information, call 860-350-6863.