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

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

äExhibit of art by Jonathan Perlowsky: Runs through Aug. 23. Morrison Gallery, Kent Village Barns.

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

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.

äPhotographs by Abby Ripley: Runs through Sept. 13. La Piccolina, Main Street.

Roxbury

äArt by Nancy Lasar and Inga-Britta Mills: 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: Through Aug. 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: 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"Lillian Bassman: Lingerie Cracks": Runs through Sept. 5. KMR Arts, 2 Titus Road. For more information, call 860-868-7533.

ä"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.

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

ä"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.

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., through 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.

Julie & Julia: PG-13. Friday-Thursday 11 a.m. 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m.

Funny People: R. Friday-Wednesday 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:25 p.m. Thursday 3:40, 6:30, 9:25 p.m.

G-Force: PG. Friday-Thursday 11:10 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 7, 8:50 p.m.

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

Julia & Julia: PG-13. Friday 4:30, 7:15 p.m. Saturday 3, 5:40, 8:30 p.m. Sunday 4, 6:45 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 7 p.m. Wednesday 2, 7 p.m.

In the Loop: Not rated. Friday 5, 7:30 p.m. Saturday 3:15, 6, 8:50 p.m. Sunday 4:30, 7:15 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 7:15 p.m. Wednesday 2:15, 7:15 p.m.

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

New Milford

äConcerts on the Green: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8: Roger Young's Housatonic Dixieland Band. Aug. 15: Out to Lunch. Bandstand, Village Green. Free.

äMusic 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).

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.

Sherman

äFree children's concert with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

äSherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Route 37 and Leach Hollow. $25/adult. $20/senior and student. For more information, visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

Washington

äConcert with Jerry Gerst Band: Aug. 15, 6 p.m. River Park Pavilion, School Street.

äMusic at G.W. Tavern: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at various times. 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.

Gaylordsville

äScreening of "Miracle Run": Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7. Donations to benefit Autism speaks. For more information, call Mickey Titus at 860-355-0243.

ä"Disregarding the Shame, Reaching Out for the Joy": Aug. 13-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information, call 860-355-8294.

Kent

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

ä"Upscale Tag Sale and Treasures": Aug. 7, 6-9 p.m. Kent Community House, Route 7.

äKent Memorial Library events: Aug. 7: diabetes screening, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 8: diabetes screening, noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.: Rhythm & Rhyme for kids birth to 3. Thursdays: Lunch Bunch for all ages, 12:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

äScreenwriting workshop: Aug. 8, 1-3 p.m. Town hall. For more information and sign up, call 860-529-0059.

äTag sale: Aug. 13-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Templeton Farm Apartments, Swift Lane.

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.

Marble Dale/New Preston

äTag sale and auction: Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. New Preston Congregational Church, Church Street.

New Milford

äFree youth summer programs: Aug. 7: high school girls' hike, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays: breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the Youth Agency at 860-354-0047.

äNew Milford Public Library events: Aug. 10: Screening of "Viva Cuba," 2 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.

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.

ä"Global Warming Update: What the News Media and Your Government Won't Tell You": Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

ä"Planning and Planting a Shade Garden" workshop for adults: Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. Sullivan Farm, Route 202. To register, call 860-210-2030.

äRafting adventure: Aug. 15. Hosted by Christian Singles. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0733.

äCruizin' the Green: Aug. 16, 2-7 p.m. Village Green.

äMerryall Chapel service: Aug. 16, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

äBlacksmithing workshop: Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. Sullivan Farm, Route 202. For ages 12-15. To register, call 860-354-0047.

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

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

Roxbury

äOld-fashioned beef barbecue: Aug. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Congregational Church, Route 341. $12/adult. $5/child aged 5-11.

äSenior center events: Aug. 12: Cooking class, 11 a.m. 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

äFlea market: Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m Holy Trinity Church, Route 37/39.

äBarn Sale: Barbecue and best of the barn auction, Aug. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. $25/non-member. $20/member. $10/child 5-12. Sale, Aug. 15-16. Sherman Library, Sherman Center.

äVacation Bible school: Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-6114.

ä"Murder on the High C's" murder mystery: Aug. 15, 7 pm. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call 860-355-8050.

Warren

äCar and truck show: Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Warren Woods, Brick School Road. Hosted by Warren Volunteer Fire Company. $5/car to enter. Gates open at 9 a.m. $3 general admission. Free/child 12 and under.

Washington

äGunn Memorial Library events: Aug. 6: Creative floral design program, 6 p.m. Aug. 13: "Art in a Suitcase: Top 10 Picks from a Trip Around the Globe" program about contemporary art, 6:30 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7756.

äInstitute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 8: Green Corn Festival, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Aug. 15: "Root Diggin' Herbalism: Roots and Harvesting," 1-2:30 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.

äHollister House Garden: Open Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. in September and 8-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. June-August. Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $3. For more information, call 860-868-2200.

Theater

Sherman

ä"Salome": Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through Aug. 15. Sherman Playhouse, intersection of Routes 37/39. $20. For more information, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

Area towns

ä"Music Man": Through Aug. 23. TriArts' Sharon Playhouse, 49 Amenia Road, Sharon. For more information, call 860-364-SHOW.