Arts

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Paintings of historic barns of Bridgewater, Roxbury and New Milford by Lorraine Ryan: Runs through May 30. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. Hours: Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Kent

Exhibit of works by Liz Mullins, Ali DePrisco, Arista Baltronis and Sandra Bertrand : Runs through May 20. Seti Gallery, 5 Kent Green Boulevard. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 860-927-7170.

New Milford

"Entitled Women": Opening reception, May 19, 3-5 p.m. Runs through June 24 when show ends with artist's talk at 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

"Heirlooms from the Attic": Opens May 20, 1-4 p.m. Runs until further notice. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For information, call 860-354-3069 or visit www.nmhistorical.org.

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

ROXBURY

"In Retrospect" -- art by resident Susan Kapilow: Opening reception, May 19, 2-4 p.m. Runs through June 25. 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.

Washington

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

"Life Through Letters: Samuel Jay's Story": Opening reception, May 14, 5-8 p.m. Runs through June 11. Shepaug Valley Middle School, South Street. For more information call 860-868-6207, extension 5501.

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

KENT

Music in the Nave events: May 18: music with Trumbull High School Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m. $10/adult. Free/student 18 and under. May 26: Kent School chamber recital, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 341 and 7. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

New Milford

Music with Sherry Winston: May 19, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.merryallcenter.org or call 860-354-7264.

SHERMAN

Music at JCCS: May 19: concert with Daniel Yue, 7:30 p.m. $20/member. $25/non-member. $10/student. May 26: "The Legendary Hammersteins: Five Generations of Musical Legacy." Cocktails, 7 p.m. Show, 8 p.m. $25/member. $30/non-member. JCCS, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-8050.

Washington

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

Music at G.W. Tavern: May 19: Bob McLaughlin Trio, 9:30 p.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

Special Events

Bridgewater

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.

Roast beef dinners: May 12, June 9, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Grange hall, Route 133. $12/adult. $5/child under 12. Music to follow at 7:30 p.m. $3.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: May 11: "An Evening with Alex," 7-9 p.m. May 19: "But I Say... (Coordinating Life Principles)," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $30. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, 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.

Tag sale: May 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7.

Kent

Library offerings: 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. May 17: four-part series, "Tales of the One Percent," 5 p.m. Registration required. 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.

Book series: May 17, 5-6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Betty Krasne. For more information and registration, call 860-927-3761.

"It Matters" lecture: May 17, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Kent Energy & Environmental Task Force at Kent School, Route 341. With guest speaker Ariana Bain.

Barbecue lunch to benefit Kent Center School Scholarship Fund: May 19, noon-2 p.m. At Kent Center School, Judd Avenue. $10/adult. $6/child 6-12. Free/child under 6.

Kent Historical Society program: May 20, 2 p.m. At town hall, Kent Green. With Deborah and Melode Brasher, grandnieces of the artist Rex Brasher.

New Milford

Library offerings: 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. May 16: "Color Your World: Explore Your Hidden Creativity" with Anne Adams, 6:30 p.m. May 31: screening of "Albert Nobbs," 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

Benefit for 3-year-old Mackenzie Newsome of Danbury, who is battling stage 4 cancer: May 12. Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. $5. Bake sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner-dance, 6-8 p.m. $20. Music with Gunsmoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road.

"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.

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

Mother's Day breakfast: May 12, 9-11 a.m. VFW, Avery Road. $10. For more information, call 860-354-7995.

"Snow White -- In Motion" and "Wonderful Wizard of Oz --In Motion": "Snow White": May 12, 1 p.m. May 13, noon. "Wizard of Oz": May 12, 6 p.m. May 13, 4 p.m. Presented by Studio D at New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $15/adult. $7/child. For more information, call 860-340-2900 or visit www.rebeccadarling.com.

"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 and exhibit guidelines, visit www.newmilfordumc.org or 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.

SEPTA meeting: May 16, 7 p.m. Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road.

Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: May 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by New Milford Insurance Agency and Coldwell Banker at The Cookhouse, 31 Danbury Road (Route 7).

"Becca's March for Peace and Justice" in memory of Rebecca Payne: May 20. Boston. Bus will leave New Milford High School, Route 7 South, 9 a.m. Bus will return about 8 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-6625.

"Heirlooms from the Attic" exhibit, tours of museum and games for kids: May 20, 1-4 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, visit www.nmhistorical.org.

FineLine cabaret: May 20, 5 p.m. FineLine Theater Arts, Railroad Street. Donations for scholarships welcome. 860-210-1444.

Roxbury

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

Sherman

Plant/bake sale: May 12, 9 a.m-1 p.m. Hosted by Sherman Garden Club outside Sherman IGA, Sherman Green.

Jewish Community Center events: May 12: screening of "Yellow Submarine" 2 p.m. $1/adult. 50 cents/child. May 19: cooking series with Adrienne Sussman. May 20: members recognition day brunch, 11 a.m. 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.

Sherman School art show: Opening reception, May 16, 6:30-8 p.m. Also open May 16-17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East.

Sherman School ice cream social: May 16, 6:30-8 p.m. Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East.

Charity Golf Classic & Business Challenge: May 21. Presented by Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce at The Club at River Oaks. For more information and registration, call 860-354-6080.

Program with children's author Ryan SanAngelo: May 25, 3 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. Author of "Spaghetti Eddie" and "Bye Bye Balloon." For more information and reservations, call 860-354-2455.

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.

Barrel tasting event: May 19-20, noon-5 p.m. Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road. $22 in advance by visiting www.hopkinsvineyard.com by May 17 or $27 at door. Free/child under 12. $12 designated driver ticket available.

Washington

"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.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: May 12: family wilderness skills day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19: indoor and outdoor gardening workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 20: beekeeping and gardening, 1 p.m. June 2: Alpaca day with Bella Alpaca Farms, 2 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Senior Center events: May 14: program with Hearing Aid Specialists audiologist, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays May 17-June 21: pilates, 10:30 a.m. $25 for six weeks. $5 for walk ins. Wednesdays May 23-June 13: beginners watercolor painting class, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. A variety of ongoing health and wellness offerings, exercises and games are offered throughout the week. Senior center, Bryan Hall Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.

Interview and program with author Michael Quadland: May 17, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.

Rabies clinic for cats and dogs: May 19, 2-4 p.m. Town garage, Blackville Road. $20. Cash only.

Shepaug Valley Relay for Life: May 19, 6 p.m. River Walk Pavilion, School Street. For more information, call 860-350-1115 or 203-563-1503, or email marie.castagna@cancer.org or cuznadeau@aol.com.

Washington History Club: May 21, 10 a.m. Talk of fairs, carnivals and entertainment in Washington. Group meets third Monday of each month. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2502.

Area towns

Tag sale: May 19-20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Brookfield Lacrosse Club at Cadigan Park, Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield.

"What's It Worth" antique appraisal: May 19, 5-8 p.m. Senior/Community Center, 265 Main St. South, Woodbury. $20/guest for one item, with additonal appraisals at $5 as time permits. For more information, call 203-263-5372.