"Fruitscapes" -- art by Risa Korris: Opening reception, Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Sept. 26. 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.


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


"Azul" -- artwork by Vanessa Mejia: Runs through Aug. 31. Hopkins Vineyard hayloft wine bar, 25 Hopkins Road. For more information, call 860-868-7954 or email


Art by Bryce Lafferty, Catherine Lan and Derek Leka: Opening reception, Aug. 27, 4-6 p.m. Runs through Sept. 18. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. Hours: TuesdaysSaturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

Basketry by Jennifer Lee: Runs through Aug. 31. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit



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.



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.


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.

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


New Milford

Music by The Bearcats: Aug. 21, 3 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.

Live music with JR Waters: Aug. 26, 9 p.m. Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe, 46 Old State Road. For more information, call 860-350-8569.

Special Events


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


Outdoor screening of "Toy Story 3": Aug. 20, 8:15 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road. Bring blanket, chairs and refreshments.

Deep fried turkey supper: Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-11. Free/child 3 and under. $30 maximum for immediate family members.


Library offerings: 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

Maxx events: Aug. 19: Mohawks and Skulls: music by bands. $10. Aug. 26: acoustic coffee house, 6-11 p.m. $3. Thursdays: Snaxx at the Maxx, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays: front room open, 6-11 p.m. The Maxx, 94 Railroad St.

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

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.

"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 or

ThriftMart bag sale: Aug. 26-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ThriftMart, 146 Danbury Road (Route 7).

"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.

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).

Apostolic prayer gathering: 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

Family fun bowl-a-thon: Aug. 28, 1-4 p.m. Hosted by Community Service Club of New Fairfield at Lore's Lanes, 145D Danbury Road, in Lore's Plaza, Route 7. For more information and registration, call 203-746-5697 or visit

Screening of "When Harry Met Sally": Aug. 24, 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

Deadline to submit 9/11 reflections for library Writers Support Group coffee house: Aug. 26. Coffee house, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. Library, Main Street. Submissions should be 8-10 minutes in length, original writing and include name, address, phone, email and a short bio. For more information, call 860-355-1191, extension 203.


Program with documentary filmmaker Elena Mannes : Aug. 21, 2 p.m. Minor Memorial Library, South Street. Copies of her book, "The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song," available to purchase and be signed.

Tag/bake sale: Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. Vendor space available. For more information or to reserve a space, call Sue at 860-354-1274 before 8:30 p.m.


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.

Sherman Art Show: Opening reception and awards, Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m. Also open Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South.


"Madness Under the Moon" dinner and dancing event: Aug. 20. Hollister House Garden. $150/member. $175/non-member. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-2200 or visit

Library events: Aug. 20: mother-daughter makeover, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22: workshop in public speaking with Dr. Josephine Johnson, 1 p.m. Aug. 25: social networking workshop, 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: 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

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


New Milford

"Beauty & the Beast": Aug. 26-27, 7:30 p.m. Warner Theater, Main Street, Torrington. Starring Courtney Savino of New Milford as Belle. $12. For more information and tickets, email