Arts

Kent

Spring juried show: Runs through June 3. Reception, May 4, 5-7 p.m. Awards reception, May 5, 2-4 p.m. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

"Kent and Beyond" -- art by resident Michael Danon: Opening reception, May 5, 3-5 p.m. Runs through June 30 Library, Main Street. For more information and reservations for the reception, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

"An Eclectic Mix": Runs through May 13. Artists' talk, May 6, 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Exhibit of origami by Carly KleinStern: Runs through May 31. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

ROXBURY

"42 Years -- Then and Now: A Retrospective Exhibition" -- art by Keith Hatcher: Runs through May 14. Library, 23 South St. For information, call 860-350-2181.

Washington

"Zen of Contemplation": Opening reception, May 6, 4-6 p.m. Runs through June 17. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

"Wandering Impressions: A Printmaking Memoir of the Artist's Travels" by Jeff Evans: Runs through May 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.

"Mastering Serenity: Asian Art and Its Influences": Runs through May 13. 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.

AREA TOWNS

Connecticut artists' spring show: May 4-6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception, May 5. Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main St. South, Woodbury.

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.

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

New Milford

SJ Barrington's events: May 4: Delayed Reaction Band, 9:30 p.m. Karaoke: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. SJ Barrington's, 48 Kent Road. For more information, call 860-355-9222.

Study of classical Indian music and dance with Anindita Nanda: May 5, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. Free. For more information, call 860-354-7264.

Washington

Music at G.W. Tavern: May 5: Gerst Lite, 9:30 a.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

Concert with Galvanized Jazz Band: May 12. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. $40.

AREA TOWNS

Cello and piano concert with Amy Vinisko and Vit Fiala: May 6, 3 p.m. Richter Association for the Arts, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Artful cooking fundraiser, "Pizza Fresca": May 5, 6 p.m. Presented by Friends of Burnham Library at firehouse, Route 133. With chef Cassandra Purdy. $25 in advance, with tickets at Burnham Library. $30 at door. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Pre-Mother's Day breakfast: May 12, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Firehouse, Route 133. $8/adult. $5/child and senior. Family maximum, $25.

Gaylordsville

Chili and chowder cookoff: May 5, noon-3 p.m. Firehouse, 700 Kent Road (Route 7 North). $10/adult. $5/child.

Oratory of the Little Way event: May 11: "An Evening with Alex," 7-9 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information, call 860-354-8294.

Sculpture Fest 2012: Weekends May 12-June 17. Peter Lawrence Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7 North). For more information and tickets, visit the gallery, call 860-799-0232 or visit www.sculpturefest2012.com.

Flea market: May 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by GVFD Ladies Auxiliary at fireman's ball field, Route 7. To be a vendor, call 860-354-9512.

Kent

Spring "Power Up" event: May 5, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Route 7 North. $5/teen and adult. $2/child 6-12. Free/child under 6 and CAMA members.

"Come See Us Dance": May 5, 6-8 p.m. Presented by Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts at Kent Community House, Route 7 North. $150. Benefits EMIA summer intensive scholarship fund. Children 4 and up invited to just-for-kids area. For more information and tickets, call 860-350-6494.

Library offerings: May 9: book week party for kids, 3:30 p.m. May 12: Mother's Day story hour for children ages 3-8, 10:30 a.m. May 14: Nutmeg Discussion Group for young adults, 3:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Health & Wellness Fair: May 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Davis IGA, Kent Green.

Interview with opera singer Marilyn Horne: May 13, 2 p.m. Hosted by library at Kent Community House, Route 7. For more information, call the library at 860-927-3761.

New Milford

"A Taste of Spring" wine and beer tasting: May 4, 6-8:30 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $10 brown bag wine grab bag. $40 in advance. $45 at door. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-0300.

Tag sale: May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 31 at United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7).

Customer Appreciation Day: May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New Milford Block and Supply Co., 574 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

Book signing with local author Christina Vrba: May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nordica Toys, Main Street. Author of "Goodnight Connecticut."

Library offerings: May 5: Cinco de Mayo celebration for kids 4-8, 10:30 a.m. May 6: family program with the Bat Lady, 2 p.m. May 11: Young Adult Council, 6:30 p.m. May 12: Pokemon game day tournament for kids 8-14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 14: screening of "As It Is In Heaven," 1 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

ShredFest: May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date, May 6. Hosted by Rotary Club, in conjunction with EcoShred, in Lore's Plaza, Route 7. $10/standard copy paper box. For more information and if a resident or business has more than 25 boxes, call 860-350-2225.

Cinco de Mayo fundraising party: May 5, 5-8 p.m. Hosted by New Milford Republican Town Committee at Sole Cafe and Lounge, 10 Railroad St. $20. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-3878, email tavolinski@gmail.com or visit www.nmrepublicans.org.

Pizza/pasta party and magic show: May 5, 6-10 p.m. Hosted by Voice for Joanie at VFW hall, Avery Road. $20/adult. $10/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-350-9034.

"Ethical Issues and End of Life Care" Hospice Foundation of America teleconference: May 8, 2-5 p.m. May 12, 9 a.m.-noon. Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane (Route 202). CEUs available. For more information and registration, call 860-354-2216.

Ceremony to honor the late Kathy Fischer: May 9, 4-5:30 p.m. Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road.

BNI: On Track Chapter meeting: May 10: with Ed Sawyer of Sawyer Plumbing, 7 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information, call 860-354-4464.

Workshop with photographer Rich Pomerantz: May 12: "Farm Places and Open Spaces" photography session at farm, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-0300.

"Stamp Out Hunger" food drive: May 12. Leave bag of non-perishable by mail box for carriers to pick up. Donations will be given to food bank.

"God Is Here: A Photo Essay" photo exhibit: May 12, 2-7 p.m. May 13, 2-5 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). For more information, call 860-354-4596.

Spaghetti supper: May 12, 5-7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $9/senior 65 and older. $4/child 6-12. $25 family maximum.

Italian night dinner: May 12, 6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7 North). $10/adult. $5/child 5-10. Free/child under 5.

FineLine Theatre for the Arts AIM performance: May 12, 7 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church hall, Whittlesey Avenue.

Spring dance with Buck Edwards & the Buckshots: May 12, 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW, Avery Road. $10.

Spring dance: May 12, 8 p.m.-midnight. Hosted by VFW men's auxiliary at VFW, Avery Road. $10. With Buck Edwards & The Buckshots. $10.

"Great Venus Transit of 2012": May 12, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Roxbury

Town-wide tag sale: May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date, May 12. Meadow across from town hall, Route 67.

Pancake breakfast: May 12, 8-10 a.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. $7/adult. $5/child. Benefits church mission trip.

Sherman

"Shadows & Light" FineLine Theatre Arts show: May 5, 2 and 7 p.m. May 6, 2 and 6 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $15/adult and seniors. $10/students in grades K-12.

Jewish Community Center events: May 5: Senior Moments music of 1940-60s and more. 7 p.m. hors d'oeuvres. 8 p.m. show $25/member. $30/non-member. May 12: screening of "Yellow Submarine" 2 p.m. $1/adult. 50 cents/child. JCCS, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Dog and cat rabies clinic: May 12, 2-4 p.m. Town garage, Route 39. $20 cash only.

WaRREN

Pastor Don's Cajun Style Shrimp Boil Dinner/Fundraiser: May 12, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12/adult. $5/child 12 and under.

Washington

Book signings: May 5: with Susanna Salk, author of "Be Your Own Decorator," 2 p.m. May 6: with Nan Rossiter, author of "Words Get in the Way," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Veteran of the Month ceremony for former New Preston resident, the late Leonard Moore: May 5, 10 a.m. Veterans' memorial, Route 202, just north of Bantam Market, Bantam.

New Beginnings open house/dance: May 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. Bring appetizer, dessert or beverage to share. For more information, call 860-868-0569.

"Art from the Earth: Early American Stoneware" lecture: May 5: "The Birds of Bennington" with Steven Leder, 1 p.m. Part of Gunn Memorial Museum art exhibit. Lectures to be held at library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Famous Heavenly Kitchen BBQ dinner: May 5, 5-7 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road. $12/adult. $6/child 10 and under.

Coffee hour reading of "The Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Porter" written by Lora Nettleton Hollister: May 7, 10 a.m. With Gunn Memorial Museum staff at senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: May 6: learn to play the courting flute II, 1-2:30 p.m. May 12: family wilderness skills day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

"Tips & Trends in Long-term Health Care": May 10, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.

"Celebration of Young Writers": May 12. Reception and silent and live auctions, 5 p.m. Performances to follow starting about 5:30 p.m. Presented by After School Arts Program at town hall. $50/general admission. Other tickets available. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-0740 or visit www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.

Area towns

Free workshop on Clean Energy Communities Program: May 8, 5-7 p.m. White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, off Route 202. For more information, call 860-665-5061 or email mccard@nu.com.