Arts

Bridgewater

-Paintings by Joan Stracks: Opening reception, Aug. 29. Runs through September. Burnham Library, Route 133. For more information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

-Artwork by Cleve Gray: Opening reception, Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m. Runs through Oct. 4. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.themorrisongallery.com.

-"Metamorphosis" -- art by Suzanne Benton: Opening reception, Aug. 29, 3-6 p.m. Runs through Oct. 14.. Robin Alexander Ltd., 5 Fulling Lane.

-Exhibit of paintings by Scott Bricher: Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Reception, Sept. 12, 3-5 p.m,. Library, 32 North Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

-"Leaves of Autumn" -- art by James Napolean of Kent: Sept. 1-30. Reception, Sept. 12. The Mocha Cafe, 4 Glen Road, Sandy Hook.

-"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.

New Milford

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

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

-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 Banjie Nicholas and Abby Rieser: Runs through Sept. 6. Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Mondays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Roxbury

-Art 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

-"Wine, Women and Art IV" multimedia exhibit: Runs through Sept. 13. 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.

Warren

-"Urban Energy" -- art by Ruth Newquist: Opening reception, Sept. 5, noon-2 p.m. Runs through Oct. 17. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

-"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.

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

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

-"Lillian Bassman: Lingerie Cracks": Runs through Sept. 5. KMR Arts, 2 Titus Road. For more information, call 860-868-7533.

Washington

-"Shifting Sets" -- art by Wilfredo Ortega: Opening reception, Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. 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.

Health

New Milford

-Hospital offerings: Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17: Freshstart smoking cessation program, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10: "Wake Up to Solutions for Better Sleep," 6:45 p.m. Hospital, 21 Elm St. For more information and sign up, call (800) 350-1595.

Historical/Museums

Gaylordsville

-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. August-September. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.

-Brown'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

-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.

Movies

-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.

Inglourious Basterds: R. Friday, Monday-Thursday 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m,.

Shorts: PG. Friday, Monday-Thursday 4:15, 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 7, 8:55 p.m.

The Final Destination 3D: R. Friday, Monday-Thursday 4, 7, 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

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

-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

Bridgewater

-Music by Monthei Brothers: Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Bridgewater Pavilion, Sarah Sanford Road.

Kent

-Kent Singers auditions: Sept. 9 and 16, 7-9 p.m. Kent Center School, Judd Avenue. For more information, call 860-354-2156.

-Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Sept. 4, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, Main Street. $25/adult. $20/senior and student. For more information, visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

New Milford

-Music with Halfway Home: Aug. 28, 8 p.m. Bank Street Coffee House, Bank Street.

-Music at S.J. Barrington's: Aug. 28: Shadow Creek, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.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).

-Concert with Easton Banjo Company: Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. Village Green. Free.

Sherman

-Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Sept. 5, 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

-Music at G.W. Tavern: Aug. 28: Bob Semanchik, 10 p.m. Aug. 29: Corkscrew, 10 p.m. Sept. 3: Chris Casey and Donn Doucette, 7 p.m. Sept. 4: Bob Donn, 10 p.m. Sept. 5: Eran Troy Danner and Hot Dallas, 10:30 p.m. 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

-Registration and/or enrollment for electors entitled to vote in Sept. 15 Democratic primary: Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m. Second floor, town hall.

-Promisek 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

-Giant tag sale: Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. United Methodist Church, 687 Kent Road (Route 7).

Kent

-Kent Fireman's Fair: Aug. 28, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 29, 5-11 p.m. Fireman's field, Route 7. Aug. 28, $4, plus free admission Aug. 29. Aug. 29, $3.

-Kent Memorial Library events: Thursdays: Lunch Bunch for all ages, 12:15 p.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.

New Milford

-Little People Nursery School open house: Aug. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Little People, 47 Old Park Lane Road. For more information, call 860-355-1837.

-Free screening of "Race to Witch Mountain": Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. Village Green.

-Hand-quilting workshop: Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-3069.

-Program with artist Kita Macon, artist-in-resident at the farm: Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. For more information, call at 860-355-0300.

-New Milford Public Library events: Sept. 2: Program about green parenting, 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.

-AARP meetings: Board meeting: Sept. 8, 2 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. Regular meeting: Sept. 9, noon. The Maxx, Railroad Street.

-Farmers' market: Saturdays 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: Aug. 28: Screening of "Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," 1 p.m. 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.

Sherman

-Jewish Community Center event: Aug. 29: Play reading of "Engagement Rules" by Rich Orloff, 7:30 p.m. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and fees, call 860-355-8050.

-Divorce care meetings: Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m. Runs for 13 weeks. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-6114.

-Adult discussion of "The Forever War": Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For more information, call 860-354-2455.

Washington

-Institute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 29: Make your own arrows, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 22-23, Aug. 29-30: Village Interpreter Program, noon-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and fees, call 860-868-0518.

-Single Life Discussion Program: Sept. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Runs for 10 weeks. First Congregational Church on the Green. For more information and registration, call 860-868-0230.

-Hollister 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.

Area towns

-The German Language School of Danbury classes: Classes start Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m. The German Language School of Danbury, 18 Clapboard Ridge Road (Route 39), Danbury. For more information, call Elaine at 860-354-2120 or 203-775-8243.