Arts

Bridgewater

ä"A Thousand Words" -- photography by Marc Isolda: Runs during August. Burnham Library, Route 133. For more information, call (860) 355-1069.

Kent

äExhibit of art by Jonathan Perlowsky: Opening reception, July 25, 5-7 p.m. Runs through Aug. 23. Morrison Gallery, Kent Village Barns.

äTaylor and Moore art exhibit: Runs through Aug. 23. Robin Alexander Ltd., 5 Fulling Lane.

ä"Human Nature": Runs through Aug. 16. 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.

New Milford

ä"The Lincoln Era": Runs through July. Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

ä"A Smorgasbord of Images" -- photos by Abby Ripley: Runs through July. La Piccolina, 27 Main St.

äWatercolors by Sharon Farber: Runs through Aug. 22. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call (860) 355-1191.

ä"Landscapes: Here and Beyond" -- art by Kathy O'Flinn: Runs through Sept. 2. 30 Bridge Street Building.

Roxbury

äArt by Nancy Lasar and Inga-Britta Mills: Opening reception, July 25, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Sept. 9. Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. For more information, call (860) 350-2181.

Sherman

äArtwork by Edmund Smith: Runs through Aug. 22. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. Hours: Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

ä"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.

Warren

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

Washington

ä"Penguins on Parade" --photos by Hank Meirowitz of New Milford: Aug. 4-31. Reception, Aug. 9, 2-5 p.m. Marty's Cafe, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

äExhibits: "The Provocative Line" runs through Aug. 8. Sculpture by Tony Caretta and Richard Klein: Opening reception, July 25, 6-8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 23. 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.

ä"Inner Voices": Runs trough Aug. 29. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call (860) 868-7586.

ä"Observe the Living Traditions of Indian New England: Village Interpreter Program": Runs through August. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, (860) 868-0518.

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

Health

New Milford

äHospital offering: July 25: Skin cancer screening, 9 a.m.-noon by appointment. Hospital, 21 Elm St. For more information and sign up, call (800) 350-1595.

äAmerican Red Cross training course: July 28: community CPR class. Fees. For location and sign up, call (860) 354-3415.

Historical/Museums

Gaylordsville

äMerwinsville 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.

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

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

New Milford

äNew 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.

Movies

äBank 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.

G-Force in scope 3D: G. Friday-Thursday 11:10 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 7, 8:55 p.m.

Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince: PG. Friday 11 a.m., 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Saturday 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m., 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.

Ice Age 3D: PG. Friday-Thursday 1:45, 4, 6:45, 8:45 p.m.

äBantam Cinema: Route 209, Bantam. Call (860) 567-0006 or (860) 567-1600, or visit www.bantamcinema.com.

äAMC: 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

Kent

äFree "Jazz Around Kent" prelude concerts to Litchfield Jazz Festival: July 27-29: Mattison auditorium, Kent School, Route 341, 7:15 p.m. July 29: Fife 'n drum, Route 7, 9 p.m. July 25: Library, Main Street.

äLitchfield Jazz Festival: Gala, July 31. Morrison Gallery. Festival, Aug. 1-2. Kent School, Route 341. For more information and a schedule, visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.

New Milford

äConcert: July 25: The Shufflers, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $20. For more information, call (860) 354-7264.

äMusic at S.J. Barrington's: July 27-28: Seacrets, 9 p.m. 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).

äConcert on the Green with Dr. Ya Ya's Gumbo Party Band: Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. Bandstand, Village Green. Free.

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

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

Washington

äMusic at G.W. Tavern: July 25: Bus Drivers, 10 p.m. July 30: Stormin' Norman and Suzy, 9:30 p.m. Dinner special before show. $45 for dinner and show. $10 for show. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call (860) 868-6633.

äJD 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

äPromisek garden open: Open last Sunday of each month through August, noon-4 p.m. At Three Rivers Farm, Skyline Ridge Road. $5. For more information, call (860) 354-1788 or visit www.promisek.org.

Kent

äBenefits checkup screening: July 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Town hall, Kent Green. For more information or to make an appointment, call (860) 927-1586.

äKent Sidewalk Festival: Aug. 6-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Kent and vicinity.

äKent Memorial Library events: Aug. 1: Sale and book-signing of "The Art and Craft of Screenwriting: Fundamentals, Methods and Advice from Insiders" with Shelly Frome, 1-3 p.m. July 31: diabetes screening, noon-2 p.m. Aug. 1: diabetes screening, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call (860) 927-3761.

äBook 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

ä"One Book, One Lake" series offerings: July 26: food demo and tasting at The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, visit www.onebookonelake.org.

äFree youth summer programs: July 24: high school girls' hike, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 6: nature photography/hiking,. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays: breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the Youth Agency at (860) 354-0047.

äVillage Fair Days: July 24-25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Village Green.

äTag sale: July 24-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

äTag sale: July 24-25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. First Congregational Church, Main Street.

äNMHS Class of 1989 reunion: July 25-26 at locations in Danbury and Bridgewater. For more information, call (203) 770-2327.

äArtist talk with Hy Charniak and Anita Balkun: July 26, 3 p.m. Hayloft Gallery at The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road.

äThanksgiving in July car cruise: July 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The First National Bank of Litchfield, 100 Park Lane (Route 202).

äSpaghetti dinner to benefit Creative Playground: July 29, 5-8p.m. At The Maxx, Railroad Street. $5/person. $20/family. For more information, call (860) 355-6050.

äPoker run: Aug. 2. Sign up, 8:30-10:30 a.m. VFW, Avery Road. Prizes. For more information, call (860) 354-7995.

äMerryall Center for the Arts annual meeting: Aug. 2, 6 p.m. At the center, Chapel Hill Road. For more information, call (860) 354-7264.

äSign up for Camp Jonathan: Ongoing. Camp, Aug. 10-14. Meets at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information about the bereavement camp for kids, call (860) 354-2216.

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

äNew Milford Public Library events: July 29: Screening of "Defiance," 6 p.m. July 31: Endof for women only favorite book contest. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call (860) 355-1191.

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

Roxbury

äWalking tours of historic Roxbury: July 25, 7 p.m. Meet at senior center, South Street. $25-30. For more information, call (860) 354-6083.

äSenior center events: Tuesdays: Soup's On, noon-1 p.m. Flex Appeal, 10:15 a.m. Balance class, 2 p.m. Wednesdays: Piano lessons, morning. Senior center, South Street. For sign up, call (860) 210-0056.

Sherman

äCar, motorcycle show: July 26, 1-6 p.m. Volunteer Park, Route 39. Show cars welcome at 1 p.m., $10. Spectators welcome at 2 p.m., $5/car.

äSherman Art Show: Opening reception, July 31, 5-7 p.m. Show, Aug. 1-2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South.

ä"One Book, One Lake" series offering: July 29: program about Native American communitites and culture in Connecticut's Northwest corner, 7:30 p.m. For more information and registration, visit www.onebookonelake.org.

äJewish Community Center events: July 25: cinema and supper with screening of "Elsa & Fred," 7 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. movie. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call (860) 355-8050.

Washington

äReading and book-signing with Hyatt Bass: Aug. 1, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot.

äASAP summer camp: Aug. 3-14. Washington Montessori School, Route 202. For more information, visit www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.

äGunn Memorial Library events: July 28: "Oh Fudge," 6:30 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information, call (860) 868-7756.

äInstitute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 8: Green Corn Festival, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Aug. 30: Village Interpreter Program, noon-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call (860) 868-0518.

Support Groups

New Milford

äAl-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.

äAlcoholics Anonymous: For times and locations, call (860) 354-9843.

äBereavement 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.

äCARES 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.

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

äGoing 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.

äLa 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.

äGuido 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.

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

äShare 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.

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

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

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

Theater

New Milford

ä"Doubt: A Parable": Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 1, 8 p.m. July 26, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Avenue. $20. For more information, call (860) 350-6863.

Sherman

ä"Salome": Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. July 24-Aug. 15 Aug. 2, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, intersection of Routes 37/39. $20. Pay-what-you-can-night, July 30, 8 p.m. For more information, call (860) 354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

äAuditions for "Gaslight": July 27-28, 7-9 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, intersection of Routes 37/39. For more information, call (860) 354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

Area towns

äAuditions for "Much Ado About Nothing": July 27, 7-9:30 p.m. Callbacks, July 28, 7-9:30 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. For more information, call (203) 775-0023.

ä"Dear Edwina" workshop and performance for young people: Aug. 3-9. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. For more information, call (203) 775-0023.