"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.

Connecticut Women Artists' 84th annual national open juried show, with works by Pamela Hochstetter of Bridgewater: Aug. 31-Sept. 27. Reception, Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m. Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent St., Norwich. Hours: Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit


"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

"Taking Over" --exhibit of works by Henry Klimowicz: Runs through Sept. 1. 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

Presidents' show: Runs through Sept. 2. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.


"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 Cafe, 4 Green Hill Road. Hours: daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1700.

"From Textile to Design" --art by Ken Cornet: Runs through Sept. 15. 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. For more information, call 860-868-7586.



"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Tuesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Fridays, 2-3:15 p.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 25. Kent Specialty Care Center, 46 Maple St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

New Milford

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11:15 a.m. Runs through Aug. 30 and Sept. 9-Oct. 25. First Congregational Church at 36 Main St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.


"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-3:15 p.m. Sept. 9-Oct. 23. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.



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.



Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 30, 8 p.m.St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Routes 7 and 341. $30. $25/student and senior. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or visit

New Milford

Concerts on the Green: Aug. 24: Altwater Donelly. Aug. 31: Easton Banjo Society. All concerts, 7:30 p.m. Bandstand on Village Green. Bring blanket or lawn chair.


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

Music with David Roberts: Aug. 24. Doors open, 7:30 p.m. Show, 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 South. $20/member. $25/non-member. $10/student. For more informatin and RSVP, call 860-355-8050.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $30. $25/student and senior. $10/lawn ticket. For more information, call 860-355-5930 or 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


Oratory of the Little Way events: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28: "Advanced Deliverance." Sept. 4: "Gifts of Discernment and Knowledge." Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Flea market: Sept. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at firemen's field, Route 7.


Program and book signing with James C. Goodale: Aug. 24, 4-6 p.m. Library, Main Street. Author of "Fighting for the Press: the Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles." 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

Events for teens at The Maxx: Aug. 23: middle school school race night, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Aug. 24: "Fast and Furious" movie night, time to be announced. Aug. 20: pool tournament and open mic night, 7-11 p.m. $5. Aug. 31: The Gathering Draft for grades 6-12, 7-10 p.m. $15 draft. Saturdays: front room open to all area high school teens, 6-11 p.m. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, visit

Cat adoption event: Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barkery Boo'tique, Bank Street.

Hair donation kickoff for American Cancer Society's Pink Angels and Joe's Free Wig Fund: Aug. 25, 10 a.m. With Woman's Club of Greater New Milford at Joe's Salon + Spa, Bank Street. $20 donation/haircut. For more information and appointments, call 860-354-4806.

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.

Studio D open house and registration: Aug. 28, 4-7 p.m Studio D, 27 Main St. For more information, call 860-350-2900.

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meeting: Aug. 29, 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 author Vince LaFontan: Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-noon. At farmers market, Village Green. Author of "The Little Boy Who Ate Dirt Pudding and Roasted Pine Cones."

Program about upcoming health care reform: Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call 860-355-1191.

Caregivers Support Group: Sept. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. New Milford Visting Nurse Association & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-2216.


Roxbury Democratic Town Committee meeting: Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Town hall, Route 67.

Tag sale: Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.


Centering prayer group: Sept. 4. Meets first Wednesday of each month, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Shtherman Center. For more information, call 860-354-1414.


Judea Garden open garden day: Aug. 24, 2-4 p.m. Judea Garden, at Steep Rock's Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian St.

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.

Screening of "More than Honey": Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.

September sale: tag, book, children's items and bake sale: Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Hollister House Garden garden fair: Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. $10. For more information, visit

Interview and book signing with author Paul N. Frenkel: Sept. 7, 11 a.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Author of "Life Reclaimed: Rural Transylvania, Nazi Camps and the American Dream." For more information and sign up, call 860-868-7586.

Hollister House Garden: Saturdays 8-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. through August and 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. in September. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. For more information, visit

Concerts on Green

The Edwin Kinkade summer concert series on the Village Green in New Milford will feature two more shows.

The free concerts suitable for all ages will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the bandstand.

The series is sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts.

The lineup includes Atwater Donnelly (American folk music and dance, original songs and poetry) Aug. 24 and the Easton Banjo Society, sponsored by GoodWorks-New Milford Insurance, Aug. 31.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.

Cat adoption event

The Barkery Boo'tique on Bank Street in New Milford will hold a cat adoption event for Passion 4 Paws Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kittens up for adoption will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabies and distemper.

The adoption fee is $125, and an online application is available at

Applications will also be available at the event.

For more information, call 860-210-1312.