Arts

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Abstract paintings and sculpture by Basil John Perrone: Runs through July 28. 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.

GAYLORDSVILLE

"Pictures, Pottery and Precious Gems" --art by several artists: Opening reception, July 1, 1-5 p.m. Runs through July 29. Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). For more information, call 203-746-5533.

Kent

"Exploration: A Journey of Artistic Possibilities" --art by Elise Black : Opening reception, June 30, 3-5 p.m. Runs through July 29. 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.

Art by Wolf Kahn: Opening reception, June 30, 5-7 p.m. Runs until further notice. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.morrisongallery.com.

"Landscaping" -- art by resident Jacque Petersen: Runs July 1-Aug. 31. Reception, July 7, 3-5 p.m. April 30. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Members Show II: Runs through July 15. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

"Emergence" -- art by Lisie S. Orjuela and Linda Petrocine: Runs through July 15. Scott & Bowne, Fine Art & Furnishings, 27 North Main St. #1. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call, 860-592-0207 or visit www.scottandbowne.com.

New Milford

"No Explanation": Opening reception, June 30, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Aug. 5, ending with artist talk at 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

ROXBURY

"undercurrents" -- graphite pencil drawings by Michael Rivera, art teacher at Shepaug Valley High School: Opening reception, June 30, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 6. 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.

Exhibit of art by William N. Ale: Runs through June 30. Senior center, South Street.

SHERMAN

Group show: art by Brett Hillman, Ron Jones, Lynn Jones and Taylor Gorman: June 29-July 15. Reception, June 30, 1-4 p.m. White Silo Winery and Gallery, 32 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-355-0271.

Washington

Atelier sale: Runs through July 1. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Hall Plaza. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

"Cityscapes -- East Meets West" --art by Ronnie Maddalena of Warren: Runs through July 14. Library, Wykeham Road. Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert series kickoff: July 6, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $25/adult. $20/student and senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

New Milford

"A Night at the Crossroads": June 29-30, 6-8 p.m. Presented by BBC Driven student Ministries at Young's Field, Young's Field Road.

Music with Margarita Nuller: July 7, 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

Sherman Chamber Ensemble summer concert series kick off: July 7, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $25/adult. $20/student and senior. $10 lawn tickets available. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit www.shermanchamberensemble.org.

Washington

Music at G.W. Tavern: June 30: Joe West & The Creative Force, 9:30 p.m. July 6 : Gerst Lite, 9:30 a.m. G.W. Tavern, Bee Brook Road. For more information, call 860-868-6633.

Special Events

Kent

Library offerings: June 29: comic mania, 7-8:30 p.m. July 5: filmmaking, 7-9 p.m. July 6: concert with Sherman Chamber Ensemble, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Bell ringing to commemorate July 4: July 4, 2 p.m. Sloane-Stanley Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7 North). Museum open that day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Milford

Children's high tea and party based on "Peter Rabbit" theme: June 24, 1-3 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. $10. For more information, call 860-354-3069 or visit www.nmhistorical.org.

Book signing with Nan Parson Rossiter: June 30, noon-2 p.m. Nordica, Main Street. Author of "Fo'c'sle"

Cruise nights: July 5, 5-9 p.m. Co-sponsored by Paradice Classic Cruisers and Friendly's at Friendly's, Route 7 South. Open to antique, classic, street rod and muscle cars through 1985 only. For more information, visit www.paradiceclassiccruisers.org.

Historical walk along Village Greeen: July 6, With Bob Coppola. Presented by historical society. For more information, visit www.nmhistorical.org.

Carnival: July 5, 6-10 p.m. July 6, 6-11 p.m. July 7, 5-10:30 or 11 p.m. Presented by Lions Club at Young's Field, Young's Field Road. $1/ticket. $28/book of tickets. $20/wristband to ride rides July 5 only.

Classic movies: July 6: screening of "The African Queen," 8:15 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27: to be announced. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive. For more information, visit www.harrybrookepark.org.

Fourth of July celebration: July 7. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Village Green. Opening ceremonies, 6 p.m. Music by Curtis T, 7 p.m. and after fireworks. Fireworks over Fort Hill area, about 9:30 p.m.

High school girls' summer group: Starts July 9, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Presented by Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047.

Vacation Bible School: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Northville Baptist Church, 9 Little Bear Hill Road. For more information, call 860-350-8397.

Genealogy Group: July 10, 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Christina Eriques-Cerullo, author of "Our History in Stone: the New England Cemetery Dictionary." For more information, call 860-355-1191.

BNI: On Track Chapter meetings: July 12, 7 a.m. Railroad station, 11 Railroad St. With Wayne Locke of Matson Financial Advisors. For more information, call 860-354-4464.

Kindergarten Kids' Club Playdays: Thursdays, 10 a.m. July 12-Aug. 23. At Creative Playground, Pickett District Road. Open to children who will enter kindergarten in the fall. For more information and registration, call 860-799-6181 or email nmkidsclub@gmail.com.

Sherman

Comedy/magic show: June 29, 2 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

Free concert and community picnic with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: June 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Town green, Routes 37 and 39

Klezmer night with Yale Strom: June 30, 8 p.m. $25/member. $30/non-member. JCCS, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Dramatic reading of "The Civil War Letters of Captain David Hoag": July 8, 11:30 a.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and registration, call 860-355-8050.

Appalachian craft fair: July 13, noon-6 p.m. July 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15, noon-5 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center.

Washington

Book signings: June 30: with Francine du Plessix Gray, author of "The Queen's Lover," 2 p.m. July 7: with dale Ryan, author of "Sleeping with the Beast," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Library events: July 3: "Blast Off" family program, 6:30 p.m. July 10: pajama party family program, 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.

Fourth of July celebration: July 4. Stephen Reich Memorial Freedom 5K walk/road race: registration, 8:30 a.m. Event, 9 a.m. Meet at Steep Rock Horse Ring. Picnic and fireworks: gates for picnicking open at 3 p.m. at Shepaug Valley High School, South Street. Fireworks, dusk.

"Glimpses of Japan through Fiction and Film" series: July 5: discussion of "The Samaurai's Garden," 6 p.m. July 12: discussion of "Plum Wine," 6 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.

Green Fair: July 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

Hopkins family heritage festival: July 7, noon-5 p.m. Rain date, July 8 Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road.

Twilight in the Garden party: July 7, 6-8 p.m. Rain date, July 8. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $25/non-member. $45/non-member couple. $20/member. $35/member-couple. For more information and reservations, call 860-868-2200 or visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org.

Archaeology field school: July 9-13. At Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, fees and registration, call 860-868-0518.