Calendar

Arts

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"Creative Realism: Selected Works by the Students of Edward Spaulding DeVoe": Runs through July. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Kent

Presidents' show: pening reception, July 26, 5-7 p.m. Awards reception, July 27, 2-4 p.m. KRuns through Sept. 2. Oent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

"Trash Art: Re-Use, Re-cycle, Re-Imagine, Re-Purpose" -- art by area residents: Runs through July 27. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7).

"Who Is GLN?" -- at by lives of the Nelson/Hirschberg family: Runs through July 31. Open Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historical society's Seven Hearths museum, Route 7. Free admission. For more information, call 860-927-4587.

New Milford

"Art in Bloom: Celebrating 90 Years of the New Milford Garden Club": Runs through July 31. New Milford Historical Society and Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

"Barns and Farms" --art by the late Eric Sloane, Woldemar Neufeld, Kate Neufeld, and works by Frank Tosto: Opening reception, Aug. 2, 5-7:30 p.m. Runs through Oct. 5. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

ROXBURY

"Field Workd: Photographing for `Edible Nutmeg'" --photos by Robert Lockhart: Runs through Aug. 19. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Washington

"A Black and White World": -- photography by Ira Mandlebaum: Runs through July 27. Library, Wykeham Road. or more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Healthyville" --interactive exhibit for kids: Runs through July. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"From Textile to Design" --art by Ken Cornet: Opening reception, Aug. 3, noon-2 p.m. Runs through Sept. 15. Library, Wykeham Road.For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Threshold of Infinity" --art by Jon Oliveiri and Joe Wheaton: Runs through Aug. 4. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

Historical/Museums

GAYLORDSVILLE

Brown's Forge: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Runs through August. Brown's Forge Road about 1/4-mile beyond Merwinsville Hotel. Free. Forge was built in 1871 and has original blacksmithing tools.

Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Runs through September. Brown's Forge Road. Free. Hotel was built in 1843 and features authentically furnished station waiting room and museum of local memorabilia from early Gaylordsville families.

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

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. 888-AMC-4FUN. The theater recommends calling the box office to verify show times and prices.

Music/Dance

New Milford

"Noisy Joy to the Bonehouse Blues" cabaret: July 27. Doors open, 7 p.m. Show, 7:30 p.m. The Silo at Hunt HIll Farm, Upland Road. $35. $100/reserved seating. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-0300.

SHERMAN

Benny Carter tribute concert: July 27, 8 p.m. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, reservations and fees,m call 860-35$30/JCC member. $40/non-member.. For more information, call 860-355-8050.

Washington

Washington Friends of Music summer concert series with New Baroque Soloists: Aug. 1, 8 and 15, 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. $25 in advance, $30 at door, $15 for first-time guests, $10 for students. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-9174.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Friends of the Lake dine around: July 27. First water taxi departs from Route 133 boat ramp at 4 p.m., and then every 15 minutes until 5:15 p.m. Guests should expect 15-25 minutes at each home on the lake. $20. Adults only. For more information and RSVP, email rsvp@friendsofthelake.org.

Dramatic lecture and presentation about Betrix Farrand: July 28,2 p.m. Promisek at Three Rivers Farm, 694 Skyline Ridge Road. $5. For more information, visit www.promisek.org.

Promisek at Three Rivers Farm open: July 28, noon-4 p.m. and by appointment. Promisek at Three Rivers Farm, 694 Skyline Ridge Road. $5. For more information, visit www.promisek.org.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: July 31: Christian Healing Ministry level Oratory of the Little Way events: July 31: Christian Healing Ministry level four, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Aug. 3: "Christian Four R's," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Library children's summer reading offerings for kids entering grade 5 and higher: July 27: Indiana Jones-style scavenger hunt, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 2: Hobbit quiz and movie, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Library junior room activities: Aug. 3: sidewalk chalk mural contest, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4: safesitter training for ages 11 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7: Jester Jim, 1 p.m. Aug. 10: create a Chess set, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16: family dinner and sceening of "Jack and the Giant Slayer," 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Book sale: July and August hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through early October. Library, Main Street.

Kent Sidewalk Festival: Aug. 1-4, various times. In and around downtown Kent.

Local author's day: Aug. 3. Library, Main Street. Michele Dwyer, Judi Barrett and Betty Krasne, noon-1 p.m. Ann Jamieson, Joanna Kelly and Sergio Troncoso, 1-2 p.m. Georgianne Kent, Harmon D. Smith and Karen Chase, 2-3 p.m. E. Barrie Kavasch, Joana Kelly and Dan Kellams, 3-4 p. m. E. Barrie Kavasch, Frank Delaney and Diane Meier, 4-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Program with Congressman John Lewis, one of the organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Aug. 4. Hosted by library. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

Village Fair Days: July 26-27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Village Green.

Tag sale: JJuly 26-27: tag sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Tag sale: July 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. First Congregational Church, Main Street.

Events for teens at The Maxx: July 26: middle school game night, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Saturdays: front room open to all area high school teens, 6-11 p.m. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.themaxxclubonline.com.

Classic movies in the park: July 26: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30: TBA. All movies, dusk. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive.

Connecticut Center for CranioSacral Therapy open house: July 26-27. 4 Main St. Open during Village Fair Days.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Evening prayer gathering: July 26, 6-9 p.m. Morning Glory worship service: July 28, 8-9:30 a.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

NMHS Class of 1973 reunion: July 27, 7-11 p.m. At Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Road. $55/person. For more information and sign up, call 860-350-2504.

White elephant sale: July 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittelsey Avenue.

Ceremony to recognize 60th anniversary of Korean Armstice: July 27, 10:30 a.m. Village Crest Health & Rehabilitation Center, Poplar Street.

Free cooking and nutrition class for pregnant and young moms: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. through July. Hosted by Youth Agency at The Maxx, 94 Railroad St. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047.

Beneath the Surface teen/tween summer program: July 31: murder mystery, 2 p.m. Aug. 7: Iron Chef 2013, 6 p.m. Aug. 15: mother/daughter spa night, 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191.

Studio D open house and registration session: Aug. 1, 5-8 p.m. Studio D, 27 Main St. For more information, call 860-350-2900.

Caregivers Support Group: Aug. 1, 1-2:30 p.m. New Milford Visting Nurse Association & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Thank you dinner for World War II veterans and a guest: Aug. 3, 2 p.m. VFW hall, Avery Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-3474.

Wine and beer tasting: Aug. 4, 4-7 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Harryrbooke Park at the park off Still River Drive. $25 in advance by calling 860-354-3841, emailing leecolville42@hotmail.com or visiting www.harrybrookepark.org, or $30 at the door.

Camp Jonathan bereavement day camp for children: Aug. 5-9. Hosted by New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. For children 6-18. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-2216.

Program about the bombing of Hiroshima: Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Mark Albertson. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Sherman

Puppet theater workshop: July 28. For kids 4-6: 1-2:30 p.m. For kids 7-9:3:30-5:30 p.m. At Robbyn's Nest Montessori, 2 Jane Lane. $30. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-8989.

Annual fireman's ball: Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Sherman Volunteer Fire Department's firehouse, Route 39 Center. $30 in advance. $35 at door. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-9273 or visit www.shermanvfd.org.

JCC kids' oferings: Aug. 5-9: environmental earth arts and crafts for ages 5-11, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 12-14: recycle your pants for ages 8-15, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19-23: movemenet, storytelling and theater crafts for ages 7-15, 2-5 p.m. Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, sign up and fees, call 860-355-8050.

WaRREN

Truck show: July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. At Warren Woods, Brick School Road. To have vehicle judged or to vote for peopel's choice award, guests must arrive by 11:30 a.m. $10/vehicle registration. $5/general admission. Free/child under 12.

Chicken barbecue: Aug. 2, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12.

Notes in the Woods musical fundraiser: Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. Presented by Warren Public Library at Warren Woods, 251 Brick School Road. $10/person. $30/family. For more information, call 860-868-2195.

Washington

"Trash to Treasure": July 26, 3:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and to sign up, call 860-868-2310.

Village Interpreter Programs: July 27-28, Aug. 10-11, 24-25, noon-4 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: July 28: artifact identification day, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 3: annual green corn festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3-4: Native American arts and crafts market, noon-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Basic horse care clinic: July 28, 10 a.m.-noon. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.

"Channeling FDR: What He'd Say To President Obama": July 28, 4-5:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. With father/daughter duo of Katrina and William vanden Heuvel. $35/individual. $250/Angel on the Green. For more information and RSVP, call 860-567-0613.

Kids' library programs: July 30: "Dinosaur Dig," 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and to sign up, call 860-868-2310.

New Beginnings divorce support group: Starts July 30. Runs for 10 weeks. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. Registration required by calling 860-868-0569.

Area towns

"Christmas In July" benefit for Alzheimer's Association: July 30, 4-7 p.m. The Hearths at Southbury, 655 Main St. South, Southbury.

Theater

New Milford

"Earnest or What's In A Name?": Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 3, 8 p.m. July 28, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

SHERMAN

"Anne of Green Gables": Runs Fridays-Saturdays through July 27, 8 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20/person. $10/student with id and cash. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

AREA TOWNS

"Sweet Charity": July 26-Aug. 10. Fridays-Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Musicals at Richter, Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. $23/adult. $18/senior. $15/student and child. For more information and tickets, call 203-748-6873 or visit www.musicalsatrichter.org.

"The Wizard of Oz": July 27, 11 a.m. Craft, 10:30 a.m. Musical at Richter's FaIry Tale Theater. At Wooster School, Miry Brook Road, Danbury. Rain or shine. $5. For more information and tickets, call 203-748-6873 or visit www.musicalsatrichter.org.