Arts

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Exhibit of abstract paintings by Kari DelVecchio: 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. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

"The Four Seasons of the Field" -- art by George Wittman: Runs through Sept. 5. Scott & Bowne, Fine Art & Furnishings, 27 North Main St. #1. For more information call, 860-592-0207 or visit www.scottandbowne.com.

Art by John Geyer, Scott Geyer, Rosemary Connor, Regina Custer, John Goodman and Alex Echevarria: Runs through Sept. 12. Seti Gallery, 5 Kent Green Boulevard. For more information or reservations, call 860-927-7170.

New Milford

Black and white photos by Raymond Kwiatkoski: Runs through Sept. 17. 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.

Roxbury

"Portrait, Nudes and Landscapes" -- art by Brandon Soloff: Runs through Aug. 15. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

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.

Health

Washington

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

Historical/Museums

Gaylordsville

Brown's Forge: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through August. Brown's Forge Road about a quarter-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.

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

-Smurfs: PG. Daily 1:30, 4, 6:50 p.m.

-Smurfs in 3D: PG. Daily 8:50 p.m.

-The Help: PG-13. Daily 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.

"Music in the Nave": Aug. 12. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. With the Sherman Chamber Ensemble. $25/adult. $20/student and senior. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

New Milford

Music by The Bearcats: Aug. 21, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Merryall and Chapel Hill roads. $20/adult. $10/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7264.

SHERMAN

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/nonmember. 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.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Bridgewater Country Fair: Aug. 19, 4-11 p.m. Aug. 20, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fairgrounds, Route 133. $8/adult. Free/child under 12. $16/three-day pass. $5/senior 60 and older Aug. 20-21. For more information, visit www.bridgewaterfair.com.

Kent

Firemen's Fair: 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.

Library offerings: Aug. 13: end of summer story hour, 10:30 a.m. Origami workshop, 10 a.m.-noon. Aug. 20: poetry workshop, 10 a.m. Chess Club, 1-3 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

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

Edwin Kinkade concerts: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13: Atwater-Donnelly. Aug. 20: The Barons. Aug. 27: The Woods Tea Company. Bandstand on Village Green.

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. 19: Mohawks and Skulls: music by bands. $10. 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.

Chicken barbecue: Aug. 13, 4-7 p.m. Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2, Prospect Hill (Route 67). $10.

Cruizin' New Milford Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night Show & Shine: Aug. 14, 1-8 p.m. On grounds of Faith Church, 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

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.

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

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

Colonial toy and game event for kids 8-11: Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m. Presented by historical society at Hill and Plain one-room schoolhouse, Old Town Park Road.

Roast beef dinner: Aug. 20, 4:30-7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-12.

"An Evening for Women" service with Evangelist Linda Gove: Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. First Assembly of God, 47 Old Park Lane Road. For more information, call 860-355-0822.

Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by All American Waste, Salisbury Bank & Trust Company and the Law Offices of Cecilia Buck Taylor at Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Road (Route 7). Nine-hole golfing special available. To sign up for golfing, call Jennifer at 860-354-9359 by Aug. 18.

Screening of documentaries: Aug. 18: "Bakhtiaria Alphabet" and "Mezzanotte Obscura", 7 p.m. Litchfield Hills Film Festival headquarters, 77 Railroad St. $5. For more information, visit www.hillsfilmfestival.org.

Introduction to PhotoShop workshop: Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call 860-355-1191.

BNI: On Track Chapter meeting: Aug. 18, 7 a.m. Railroad Station, 11 Railroad St. With Wayne Locke of Matson Financial Advisors. For more information, call 203-743-0131.

"Beautiful Back" lecture: Aug. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Phys-Ed Health and Performance, Still River Drive. With Gail Henderson. For more information, call 860-355-4354.

"Unfurling the Creative Spirit" women's art journaling course: Aug. 22-25, 6:30 p.m. Fineline Theater Arts, 66 Railroad St. $175. For more information or to sign up, email julescz@aol.com or DBTrach@aol.com.

"Smokin' the Hills" barbecue dinner and silent auction: Reservations, ongoing. Event, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $75. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-0300.

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.

Bingo: Knights of Columbus bingo, Mondays, 6:45 p.m. VFW bingo, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. VFW Hall, Avery Road.

Sherman

Jewish Community Center events: Aug. 14: "The Sherman We Know: A Mallory Legacy" with Gloria Thorne, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16: "Garden Delights" cooking class, 11 am.-2 p.m. 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.

Connecticut Clay Artists show and sale: Opening reception, Aug. 19, 5-8 p.m. Also open Aug, 20-21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South.

WaRREN

Town picnic: Aug. 13, 4-9 p.m. Sponsored by Parks & Rec at Warren Woods, Brick School Road. Features dessert contest. For more information, visit www.warren.webtownhall.com.

Washington

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.

Dahlia walk: Aug. 13, 5 p.m. Hollister House Garden, 294 Nettleton Hollow Road. $10. For more information, visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org.

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."

Library events: Aug. 18: "Maria Calass: `The Master Class,'" informal talk and audio presentation, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20: mother-daughter makeover, 11 a.m.-1 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: Aug. 27: stone knife flintknapping workshop, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sign up by Aug. 22. Village interpreter program, Saturdays-Sundays through August, noon-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information or reservations, call 860-868-0518.

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.

Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags: Aug. 20-21. Lebanon Valley Dragway, Lebanon, N.Y. For more information, visit theforum at www.doverdragstrip.com

Theater

AREA TOWNS

"Oliver!": Fridays-Sundays, 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 13. 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.