"Animals Amongst Us: Selected Works of Melody Asbury": Runs through September. 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.


"Images of Litchfield County" --photographs by Jeff Pudlinski: Runs through Aug. 21. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

"In the Looking Glass: Portraits by George Laurence Nelson": Runs through Aug. 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 or visit

New Milford

Folk art paintings by Robert Ferrucci: Runs through Sept. 8. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3436 or visit


"Weapons, Wampum and Soapstone Pipes" -- art by Roger and Linda Longtoe Sheehan: Runs through August. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit

"Far and Near: Uganda and Connecticut" --art by Ann Harriet Carew: Runs through August. Marty's Café, 4 Green Hill Road. Hours: daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1700.



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.


New Milford

Concerts on the Green: Aug. 17: John Marshall and the Terra Coda Percussion Quartet. Aug. 24: Altwater Donelly. All concerts, 7:30 p.m. Bandstand on Village Green. Bring blanket or lawn chair.

Music at Merryall Center for the Arts: Aug. 18: The Bearcats, 3 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $20/individual show. Subscriptions available. For more information, call 860-354-7264 or visit


Music by Heart & Soul: Aug. 25, 3 p.m. Library, South Street.


Performance by Rebecca Moore & Friends: Aug. 23, 6-9 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 2 Route 37 East. $20. For more information, visit


Family-friendly concert with Jason Spooner: Aug. 24, 5-8 p.m. River Walk Pavilion, School Street. $10/adult. $5/child 12 and under and seniors. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-1519.

Special Events


Bridgewater Country Fair: Aug. 16, 4-11 p.m. Aug. 17, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fairgrounds, Route 133. $8/adult. Free/child under 12. $5/senior Aug. 17-18. Three-day pass available.


Oratory of the Little Way events: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21: "Understanding the Family Blessing. Aug. 28: "Advanced Deliverance." Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.


Family dinner and sceening of "Jack and the Giant Slayer,": Aug. 16: 6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.


Paint the Town: Aug. 31. Meet artists and silent auction, 4 p.m. Live auction, 5 p.m. New Preston Congregational Church, Church Street.

New Milford

Drive-in for classic movie in the park: Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Rain date, Aug. 23. Screenin of "The Amazing Colossal Man." Pre-1980 classic cars welcome. Bring chairs/blankets. $5/classic car. $2/non-classic car. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Evening prayer gathering: Aug. 16, 6-9 p.m. Morning Glory worship service: Aug. 18 and 25 (Sundays weekly), 8-9:30 a.m. Mid-day Bible study group: Aug. 21 and 28 (Wednesdays weekly), noon-1:30 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email

Roast beef dinner: Aug. 17, 4:30-7 p.m. Hosted by Good Shepherd Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road (Route 7). $12/adult. $10/senior. $5/child 4-12. Free/child under 4.

Tag sale: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road.

Jazz picnic featuring music of the Bearcats: Aug. 18, 3-5 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. $30/person for picnic and show. $10/Merryall members and subscribers. For more information and tickets, visit

PSAT practic session: Aug. 22, noon-3 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call 860-355-1191.

Artists In Motion auditions: Aug. 22, 3-5 p.m. At FineLine Theater for the Arts, 77 Railroad St. For more information, call 860-210-1444.

Downtown block party, featurin concert with the Renegators, and downtown shopping: Aug. 22. Music, 7-9 p.m. Sidwalk sale, starts at 5 p.m. Downtown New Milford.

Family river day: Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m. Hosted by Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust at Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-3137.

"Smokin' in the Hills" farm-to-table barbecue dinner and auction: Aug. 25, 6 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. Tickets start at $85. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-0300.

Merryall Union Chapel service: Aug. 25: with retired pastor, the Rev. Dan Morton, 4 p.m. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.


Connecticut Clay Artists show: Aug. 16: opening reception with artists, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17-18: show and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South.

Adult book discussion: Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by library at senior center, Sherman Center. Discussion of "Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef" by Gabrielle Hamilton. For more information and registration, email

Blackberry festival: Aug. 17-18, noon-5 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. Live music, 1-4:30 p.m. Plates of food with blackberry available to purchase. For more information, call 860-355-0271.


Family ice cream social: Aug. 20, 6:30 pm. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-2310.

Village Interpreter Programs: Aug. 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

HORSE volunteer picnic and adopters reunion: Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.