Arts

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Exhibit of abstract paintings by Kari DelVecchio: Opening reception, Aug. 6, 5-8 p.m. Runs through August. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

"Bare Essentials: The Nude Figure": Opening reception, Aug. 13, 4-7 p.m. Runs through Sept. 18. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

New Milford

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

"Im'Print": Runs through Aug. 28 when show ends with an artist's talk at 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road.

SHERMAN

Art exhibit with works by Marcia Korotkin, Ellen Lazarus and Justin Perlman: Opening reception, Aug. 13, 2-4 p. m. Runs through Aug. 28. White Silo Winery and Gallery, 32 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-355-0271.

Washington

"Potential Space Connecticut Artists: Form and Function" exhibit: Runs through Aug. 14. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. Hours: Tuesday-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

Health

Washington

CPR certification courses: Aug. 9, 5-9 p.m. at firehouse, Bee Brook Road, or Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m. at First Congregational Church on the Green. $30/person. For more information and registration, call 860-868-0569.

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.

-The Change Up: R. Daily 11:10 a.m., 1:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 p.m.

-Smurfs: PG. Daily 4, 6:50, 8:50 p.m.

-Smurfs in 3D: PG. Daily 1:30 p.m.

-Captain America: PG-13. Friday-Tuesday 1:45, 4:15, 7 p.m.

-Captain America in 3D: PG-13. Friday-Tuesday 11:05 a.m., 9:20 p.m.

-The Help: PG-13. Wednesday-Thursday 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:30 p.m.

-Crazy Stupid Love: PG-13. Daily 11:15 a.m., 1:40, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 p.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: Aug. 12 and Sept. 2, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $25/adult. $20/student or senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

ROXBURY

"Roxbury Rocks -- Gently, Quietly" with sextet Heart and soul: Aug. 7, 3 p.m. Library, South Street.

SHERMAN

"Lost and Found Cabaret":

Aug. 6. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Show,

8 p. m. Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 South. $30/member. $35/non-member. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-8050.

Benny Carter Memorial concert with Michelle LeBlanc Quartet:Aug. 13. Hors d'oeuvres, 7 p.m. Show, 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 South. $30/member. $35/non-member. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

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

WaRREN

Notes in the Woods: Aug. 6, 6:30-10 p.m. Warren Woods, 255 Brick School Road. $10/person. $30/family. For more information, call 860-868-2195.

Washington

New Baroque Soloists concert: Aug. 11, 5 p.m. First Congregational Church meetinghouse on the Green. For more information, call 860-868-0569 or go to www.firstchurchwashington.org.

Special Events

Bridgewater

"Design Strategies for Great Gardens" with Rich Pomerantz: Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. Hosted by Roxbury-Bridgewater Garden Club at Bridgewater Senior Center, 40 Hut Hill Road. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-7069.

Gaylordsville

"Wisdom Then and Now" series: 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

Library offerings: Aug. 7: Safestitter training for kids 11 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. Aug. 10: celebration for end of summer reading program, 11 a.m. Aug. 13: end of summer story hour, 10:30 a.m. Origami workshop, 10 a.m.-noon. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Firemen's Fair: Aug. 11, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 6-11 p.m. Firemen's Field, Route 7. Major highlights: parade, Aug. 12, 6:45 p.m. and fireworks display, Aug. 13, 9:15 p.m. Aug. 11: $5 per person over 12 includes free admission Aug. 12-13. Aug. 12: $4 per person over 12 includes free admission Aug. 13. Aug. 13: $3.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Thrift Shop bag sale: Runs through Aug. 6. VNA Northwest Inc. Thrift Shop, 233B Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202). $8/bag of clothing, shoes and accessories. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Book signings: Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m. J. Seitz & Company, 9 East Shore Road. With Todd Eberle, author of "Empire of Space," and Glenn O'Brien, author of "How to Be a Man."

New Milford

Old-time family picnic: Aug. 6, noon-4 p.m. Presented by Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut at Harrybrooke Park, Lanesville Road. $10/adult. $5/child 5-12. For more information and tickets, call 203-512-5791.

Vacation Bible school: Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. New Milford Church of Christ, 129 Litchfield Road. For more information and enrollment, call 860-355-0489.

Cocktails & Cabaret benefit for TheatreWorks: Aug. 6. Cocktails, 6-7:30 p.m. at private home. Cabaret, 8:30 at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $75/person. For more information, call 860-946-0019 or email thine@theatreworks.us.

Edwin Kinkade concerts: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6: The Kerry Boys. Aug. 13: Atwater-Donnelly. Bandstand on Village Green.

Culinary workshop for teens: Aug. 7, 14, 21, noon-3 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. $65/per class. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or go to www.hunthillfarmtrust.com.

Vacation Bible school: Aug. 8-11, 5-8 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). For more information and registration, call 860-354-3250.

Screening of "A Brief Vacation": Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

Camp Jonathan bereavement camp for kids 6-12: Registration, ongoing. Camp, Aug. 8-12. Hosted by Hospice at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. For more information, call Mary Peitler at 860-354-2216.

Apostolic prayer gathering: Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Meets second and fourth Friday of each month, 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pbcilla@sbcglobal.net.

Maxx events: Aug. 12: band music. $10. Saturdays: open front room, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 5: dance for youths entering seventh and eighth grades, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays: Snaxx at the Maxx, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays: front room open, 6-11 p.m. The Maxx, 94 Railroad St.

"Saturn's Mystern Moon, Enceladus": Aug. 13, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory behind New Milford High School, Route 7.

Program with Elvis tribute artist Drew Dyal: Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m . VFW, Avery Road. $10. For more information, call 860-354-7995.

New Milford TRIAD for senior safety kick off: Aug. 15, 9 a.m. Auditorium at New Milford High School, Route 7.

Merryall Chapel service: Aug. 14, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Merryall and Chapel Hill roads. With the Rev. Matt Yukon of Northville Baptist Church.

Christian Singles house tour, hike and picnic: Registration ongoing. Event, Aug. 28. Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield. Meet at Bible Baptist Church, 126 Kent Road (Route 7 North), at 2 p.m. or meet at park at 3 p.m. For more information, call J Roberts at 203-731-7069.

Roxbury

Beef barbecue: Aug. 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. $14/adult. $7/child age 5-11. Free/child under 5. For more information or reservations, call 860-355-1978.

Sherman

"The Sherman We Know: A Mallory Legacy": Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m. With Gloria Thorne. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Vacation Bible school: Aug. 15-19. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information and registration, visit www.shermanchurch.org and follow the link.

WaRREN

Barbecue: Aug. 5, 4:30-7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, 4 Sackett Hill Road. $12/person. For more information, call 860-868-7288.

Washington

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Aug. 6: Green Corn Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Village interpreter program, Saturdays-Sundays through August, noon-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information or reservations, call 860-868-0518.

Tag sale: Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. New Preston Congregational Church, 15 Church St. For more information or to drop off items, call 860-868-7805.

Tag sale to benefit ASAP: Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. At 38 Bee Brook Road.

Summer Food Festival: Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road.

Summer Harvest Dinner: Aug. 13. Cocktails, 6:30 p.m. Diner, 7:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. $75. For more information and reservations, call 860-868-2527.

Book signings: Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. With poets Sally Van Doren, author of "Sex at Noon Taxes," and Joanna Marsden Solfrian, author of "Visible Heavens."

Area towns

Summer sizzler scrapbooking event: Registration, ongoing. Event: Aug. 12, 4-11 p.m. Danbury Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Road, Danbury. With local independent Creative Memories consultants Missy Erdtmann and Julie Stuart. For more information and sign up, call 860-350-1491 or 860-355-4638.

Theater

AREA TOWNS

"Oliver!": Fridays-Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Grounds open at 7:15 p.m. Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. $23/adult. $18/senior. $15/student and child. For more information and tickets, call 203-748-6873 or email info@musicalsatrichter.org.