Arts

GAYLORDSVILLE

"Obsession" --art by James Napoleon of Kent and David Land: Runs through Oct. 7. Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). For more information, call 203-746-5533.

Kent

"Happy Paintings" -- art by Connie Horton of Amenia: Reception, Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

Paintings by Sushobha Jenner: Runs Sept. 24-Nov. 3. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

ROXBURY

Art by Georgette Miller and Faith Stewart-Gordon: Opening reception, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Oct. 29. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

"Portrait of Place: Gardens and Vistas" -- art by Jim Stanton: Reception, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Nov. 2. Roxbury Senior Center, South Street.

Washington

"Driven to Abstraction" --art by Eric Schweitzer: Runs through Sept. 23. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

"Captured Moments" --art by Tom Yost: Runs Sept. 27-Nov. 11. Reception, Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

Historical/Museums

Gaylordsville

Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Runs through September. Brown's Forge Road. Free.

The Little Red Schoolhouse: Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Runs through September. Gaylord Road. Free. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.

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

Concert with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

Concert with violinist Lindsey Stirling: Sept. 22, 8 p.m. New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $25. For more information and tickets, visit www.lindseystirlingviolin.com.

Music with Tom Neilson: Sept. 29: 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.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Program about Lord George Gordon Byron: Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street.

Captain Burnham Day: Sept. 29, 2-5 p.m. Town center. Includes games, arts and crafts submissions from school, treasure hunt, music, lectures about Mr. Burnham and more.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: Sept. 21-22: "Healing the Shepherds." Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Deep fried turkey supper: Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7. $10/adult. $8/senior. $5/child 4-11. Free/child 3 and under. $30 immediate family maximum.

Kent

Activity for kids: Sept. 21: screening of "Hunger Games" and "Hunger Games Jeopardy" for kids in fifth grade and up, 6:30-10 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Program on history and genealogy of stonewalls with Dr. Stephen "Mitch" Wagener: Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7 North). For more information, call 860-927-3849.

Family fun day: Sept. 23, 2-7 p.m. Hosted by Kent Education and Learning Foundation at Club Get Away, South Kent Road. $10/child. $5/adult. For more information and reservations, call 860-927-3855.

Ukulele instruction with Jim Beloff: Sept. 29-30. At Alison Palmer Studio, 48 Stone Fences Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-927-4680.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Paint the Town: Sept. 29, 4-6 p.m. New Preston Congregational Church, Church Road. Painting display, 4 p.m. Live auction, 5 p.m.

New Milford

NMHS Class of 1952 : Sept. 21: dinner at River Bistro, Route 7. Sept. 22: gathering at Italia Mia, Route 7. For more information, call 860-350-2595.

Event for teens at The Maxx: Sept.21: live local/pop music night, 6:30-11 p.m. $8. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.themaxxclubonline.com.

Launch for Bela fundraiser: Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-noon. trainwithsmith, 461 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). $10/class. For more information, call 860-248-9760.

Country Fair & Car Show: Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hosted by Lions Club at Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road.

Dog Days of Summer: Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road. $3/person or $5/family.

Three free master sessions: Sept. 22. "Stretch, Leap, Turn," 2 p.m. "Street Dance," 3 p.m. "Theater Dance," 4 p.m. Studio D, Main Street. For more information, call 860-350-2900.

Event to recognize International Observe the Moon Night: Sept. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House celebration: Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m. At St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. Open to past and present volunteers, benefactors, contributors and guests. For more information and registration, call 860-488-4381.

"Setting Your Table with Colored Light" --program about depression glass: Sept. 23, 1 p.m. Historical society & museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-3069.

Walk a Mile for a Mile: Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Social Services. Starts at Big Y, Veterans Plaza, Route 7. Walkers walk to 40 Main St. with bags of non-perishables. For more information, call 860-355-6079.

Apostolic Prayer Gathering of New Milford, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship service: Sept. 23 (second and fourth Sundays each month), 8-9:30 a.m. Mid-day Bible study group: Sept. 26 (second and fourth Wednesday each month), noon-1:30 p.m. Evening prayer gathering: Sept. 28 (second and fourth Friday each month), 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Lecture on polling places and presidential electoral process:Sept. 23, 3 p.m. With Maurice "Mickey" Carroll. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $25.For more information and tickets, call 354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.

Open house for families of children with special needs: Sept. 23, 3-5 p.m. Hosted by Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information and registration, call 860-354-0047.

BNI: On Track Chapter meetings: Sept. 27: with Dave Seegers of Hudson Valley Preservation, 7 a.m. Oct. 4: with Hedy Kinney of Payroll Ea$e, 7 a.m. At railroad station, Railroad Street, 7 a.m. For more information, call 860-354-4464.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group: Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. Parish house of First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-8232.

Book signing with local authors Annette Parker Martin and Hamilton Brower: Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Gift shop at New Milford Hospital, Elm St. Authors of "Magnificent Words to Live By."

Business Scene: Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber event co-sponsored by Nicholas-Tobin Insurance and Sole Cafe and Lounge at Sole Cafe and Lounge, 10 Railroad St.

Tag sale to benefit Wilkinson and Fratino families: Sept. 29, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Odd Fellows hall, 25 Danbury Road (Route 7).

CPR Saturday: Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. New Milford Community Ambulance, 1 Scovill St. off Aspetuck Ridge Road. For more information and pre-registration, call 860-355-1769.

USBands competition: Sept. 29, 1-5 p.m. At New Milford High School, Route 7 South. Features bands and color guards from region. $10/adult. $5/child, senor and student in K-12.

Fire Prevention Day: Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At Home Depot, Danbury Road (Route 7).

Roxbury

Adult book discussion of "Unbroken": Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2455.

Treasure trove auction: Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 4 Wellers Bridge Road.

SOHO lunch: Sept. 237, noon. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. With Michelle Stuart of Stuart's Greenhouse & Floral Station. For people who work in home-based business.

Washington

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Sept. 22: clambake and drumming fundraiser, 6-8 p.m. $40/adult. $35/member. $10/child 12 and under. Rain date, Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 23: Native American heritage walk, 2 p.m. Sept. 29: walk, 12:30-3:30 p.m. $15/person. $12/member. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Potluck picnic to honor public safety volunteers: Sept. 22, 5 p.m. River Walk Pavilion, School Street. Hosted by Parks and Recreation Commission. Bring dish to share. For more information, call 860-868-1519.

"From the Earth and the Sea" clam bake and drumming fundraiser: Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m. Rain date, Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. $35/member. $40/non-member. $10/child 10 and under (includes kid-friendly food). For more information and tickets, call 860-868-0518.

Library events: Sept. 22: "Magic of Music" family program, 1 p.m. Sept. 29: "Fancy Nancy Party" family program, 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.

"Archaeological Evidence of early Stoneware in Manhattan" lecture: Sept. 23, 1 p.m. With Meta Janowitz of the African Burial Ground Project in New York City. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7756.

Book talk and book signing with Alex Prud'homme: Sept. 29, 11 a.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Author of "The Ripple Effect" and "The Fate of Freshwater in the 21st Century." For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.

Tack sale: Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road.

Area towns

Jason D. Lewis kids' fishing derby: Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Squantz Pond, New Fairfield. $5/family. For more information, visit www.jasondlewisfishingderby.com.

Community prescription drug take back day: Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike (Route 7), Falls Village. For more information, call 860-824-4720.

Theater

BRIDGEWATER

"Nunsense": Sept. 29: dinner-theater. Dinner, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Show, 8 p.m. $35. Sept. 30: matinee, 2 p.m. Reception to follow. $30. Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-8283 or email office@bwucc.org.

New Milford

"November": Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $20. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.