Arts

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Exhibit of paintings by Pamela Hochstetter: Opening reception, July 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Runs through July. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

Joy Brown sculpture and Kirill Doron still life painting exhibit: Runs through July 17, 5-7 p.m. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.themorrisongallery.com.

Art by Tom Baril, Feliciano Bejar, Knox Marti, Leonard Moskowitz, Lisa Pressman, Edward Ruscha and others: Runs through July 24. Scott & Bowne, Fine Art & Furnishings, 27 North Main St. #1. For more information call, 860-592-0207 or visit www.scottandbowne.com.

New Milford

"From life with a twist": Runs through July 17, ending with talk. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

"Art of the Housatonic": Runs through July 24. Gregory James Gallery, Main Street. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-3436 or go to www.gregoryjamesgallery.com.

Paintings by Mary Gates of New Milford: Runs through Aug. 6. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Roxbury

"Portrait, Nudes and Landscapes" -- art by Brandon Soloff: Opening reception, July 9, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 15. Library, 23 South St. Hours: Mondays, noon-7 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursdays, noon-5 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Artwork by John and Florence Maloney: Runs through July 31. Senior center, 7 South St. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 860-210-0056.

Washington

Artwork by Melanio Gonzalez: Runs through July. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.birdstone.org.

Paintings by Karen Pepper: Runs through July 31. Marty's Cafe, 4 Green Hill Road. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1700.

Historical/Museums

GAYLORDSVILLE

Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. July 10-Sept. 25. 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. July 10-Sept. 25. 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.

Movies

Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122 (film line). 860-354-9911 (office). $9.50/adult $8.50/student. $7.50/senior or child. $5/bargain show before noon. $5/all-day Tuesday. $2 extra per 3D movie.

-Zookeeper: PG. Daily 1:45, 4, 6:45, 8:50 p.m.

-Horrible Bosses: R. Daily 11:40 a.m., 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:35, 9:35 p.m.

-Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 3D: PG-13. DAily 12:30, 3:30, 6:20, 9:15 p.m.

-Cars 2 in 2D: G. Daily 12:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

-Cars 2 in 3D: G. Daily 11:20 a.m.

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. 860-567-1916 (box office). 860-567-0006 (show times).

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

KENT

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert series: July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 2, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $50/person for series. $25/adult. $20/student or senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

New Milford

SJ Barrington's events: July 8: Midnight Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Karaoke: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. SJ Barrington's, 48 Kent Road. For more information, call 860-355-9222.

Music by the Rev. Vit Fiala on cello and Amy Vinisko on piano: July 9, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. $20/adult. $10/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7264.

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert series: July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 3, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $50/person for series. $25/adult. $20/student or senior. $10/lawn seat. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

Civil War-era concert with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: July 10, 4 p.m. Sherman Historical Society Cobbler Shop Field, Sherman Center.

Special Events

Gaylordsville

"Wisdom Then and Now" series: July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 and 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. $15. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Kids' art program: July 12, 14, 19, 21, 10-11 a.m. Seven Hearths, corner of Route 7 and Studio Hill Road. $5/person. For more information, call 860-927-4587 or email kenthistorical@att.net.

Book sale: Runs through mid-October. Open Fridays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. and Saturdays and holiday Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Library, Main Street.

New Milford

"Portrait of an Artist as Caregiver" -- monologue and viewing of art by Barbara Soares: July 8-9, 8 p.m. Litchfield Hills Film Festival headquarters, 77 Railroad St. $10. For more information, visit www.hillsfilmfestival.org.

Thanksgiving in July car, motorcycle and truck show: July 9, 4-8 p.m. Rain date, July 16. Union Savings Bank, 100 Park Lane Road. $10/exhibitor. Free/spectator. Bring non-perishable food item. For more information, call 860-354-5303 or go to www.paradiceclassiccruisers.org.

Kids' night as part of Second Saturday Stars series: July 9, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, 388 Danbury Road. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

VFW Men's Auxiliary Post 1672 dance: July 9, 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW Hall, 11 Avery Road. $10. For more information, call 845-832-9911, 860-355-1904 or email vfwmensaux1672@aol.com.

Vacation Bible school: July 11-15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Northville Baptist Church, 9 Little Bear Hill Road. For more information and registration, call 860-350-8397.

"Lil' Spout: A Young Chef's Camp": July 11-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. $250/child. For more information and registration, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Robotics & Beyond camps: July 11-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road. For more information or to set up a time to observe the camp, call 860-355-8031 or go to www.roboticsandbeyond.com.

Library offering: July 11: screening of "Lemon Tree," 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

Summer classes: Variety of classes run July 11-Aug. 4. Studio D, 27 Main St. For more information and registration, call 860-350-2900, email studiodllc@aol.com or visit www.studiod4dance@aol.com.

BNI meeting: July 14, 7 a.m. New Milford Park & Recreation office, 47 Bridge St. With guest speaker Mia Burch of Union Savings Bank. For more information, call 203-743-0131.

Lecture with former Governor M. Jodi Rell: July 16. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Lecture, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. $35 reception. $20 lecture. $50 for both. For more information and reservations, email Monaghan@gjmpres@aol.com.

Poker run throughout Litchfield Counting and ending in New Milford: July 17. Registration, 9 a.m. Run, 11:30 a.m. Starts at Harley-Davidson Buell, 51 Federal Road, Danbury. Ends at Southworth's, Route 7. $20/rider, $10/passenger in advance. $25/rider, $15/passenger day of event. For more information, go to vetsrally@hotmail.com.

Merryall Chapel service: July 17, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road. With retired pastor, the Rev. Gregory Wismar of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown.

Village Fair Days: July 29-30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Village Green.

Roxbury

Pickin' 'n Fiddlin' Contest: July 9, 2 p.m. Hurlbut Park, Apple Lane. Rain date, July 10. Contestant registration, 1:30 p.m. $10/spectator. Benefits Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Sherman

Jewish Community Center events: July 10: book presentation and discussion with author Rabbi Harvey Tattelbaum, 11 a.m. July 14: screening of "Manhattan, 8 p.m. July 21: screening of "Crimes & Misdemeanors," 8 p.m. $8. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Washington

Green Fair: July 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

"Twilight in the Garden" -- viewing of the Hollister House Garden: July 9, 6-8 p.m. Rain date, July 10. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $17/member. $30/member couple. $20/non-member. $35/non-member couple. For more information, call 860-868-2200 or go to www.hollisterhousegarden.org.

Hickory Stick booksigning: July 17, 2 p.m. With Frances Hill, who will read and sign copies of "Deliverance of Evil: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials." Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-0525.

Library events: July 12: family program, "Spinning with a Friend" workshop, 6:30 p.m. July 14: discussion of "The Good War" with author Michael J. Williams, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and to sign up, call 860-868-2310 for children's or family programs and 860-868-7586 for all other programs.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Artifact identification day: July 16, 1-4 p.m. Village interpreter program, Saturdays-Sundays, July-August, noon-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

Area towns

Litchfield House Tour: July 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic at houses in Litchfield. $30 in advance at . $35 day of event. For more information and tickets, visit www.litchfieldct.com/cjr/tour.html.

"Caught in the Sandwich Generation? 3 Generations Bound by Caring" program: July 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by The Aging in Place Resource Center at The Watermark at East Hill, 611 East Hill Road, Southbury. For more information and a reservation, call 877-262-1671.

Theater

SHERMAN

"The Supporting Cast": Fridays-Saturdays, July 8-30, 8 p.m. July 17, 2 p.m. The Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20/person. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

Auditions for "An Inspector Calls": July 11-12, 7-9 p.m. The Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. For more information, call 860-354-3622.

AREA TOWNS

"Hansel and Gretel" -- Musicals at Richter's Fairy Tale Theater: July 9, 11 a.m. Grounds open at 10:30 a.m. Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury. $5. Bring blankets or chairs. For more information, visit www.musicalsatrichter.org.

"Three Little Pigs" and "Three Billy Goats Gruff" Musicals at Richter's Fairy Tale Theater: July 16, 11 a.m. Grounds open at 10:30 a.m. Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury. $5. Bring blankets or chairs. For more information, visit www.musicalsatrichter.org.

"Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. through July 23. July 10 and 17, 2 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. $20/adult. $15/student with valid id. For more information and tickets, call 203-775-0023.

"Sweeney Todd" -- Musicals at Richter: Fridays-Sundays through July 23, 8:30 p.m. Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. Grounds open at 7:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday tickets: $23/adult. $18/senior. $15/student and child. Sunday tickets: $18/adult. $14/senior. $12/student and child. For more information and reservations, call 203-748-6873 or visit www.musicalsatrichter.org.