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Connecticut Women Artists' 84th annual national open juried show, with works by Pamela Hochstetter of Bridgewater: Reception, Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Sept. 27. 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 www.slatermuseum.org.

"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.

Kent

Art by Esteban Vicente Opening reception, Sept. 7, 5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 6. 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.

"Paintings of New England" -- art by David Merrill: Opening reception, Sept. 7, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Elected artists and invitation solo show -- works by Laura Bleau, Jennifer George Andrea and David Boyjian: Sept. 8-Oct. 14. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

Washington

"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.

"River Alive": Sept. 14-Oct. 20. Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Plaza. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878.

"Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants": Runs through Jan. 12. Gunn Historical Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Health

Historical/Museums

GAYLORDSVILLE

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.

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

Music/Dance

New Milford

Music by Larry Deming Quartet:Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $20/individual show. For more information, call 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.

SHERMAN

Très Cafe coffeehouse-style concerts: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. Meets second Saturday each month, 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center. $15. For more information, email Rob Brereton at rob@robertbrerton.com.

Live at the Lake House coffee house: Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. Variety of musicians to perform. $20.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Wine and cheese party fundraiser and silent auction: Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. Senior center, 132 Hut Hill Road. $20. For more information, call 860-355-3090.

Bridgewater Grange meetings: Sept. 11: discussion of back to school, 7:30 p.m. Grange hall, Main Street. For more information, call Nancy Mascio at 860-354-2028 or Dean Perry at 860-355-4793.

Program retelling 40-year-old tale Bridgewater resident and writer Burton Bernstein wrote in The New Yorker: Sept. 14, 4 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Roast beef dinners: Sept. 14 and Oct. 12, seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Music to follow at 7:30 p.m. Grange hall, Route 133. $12/adult. $5/child under 12 for dinner. Hootenanny to follow at 7:30 p.m. $3.

Gaylordsville

Oratory of the Little Way events: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 11 and 18: "Understanding PTSD." Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and registration, call 860-354-8294.

Potluck meeting and program with John Pawloski: Sept. 13. Hors d'oeuvres, 6-6:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Meeting, 7:15-7:30 p.m. Program about the late 19th Century photographs of the late Clarence Evans. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Kent

Global issues fourm with Dr. Joseph Baxer: Sept. 14, 2-3:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Book discussion group: 5-6:15 p.m. Sept. 19: "The Man from Saigon." Library, Main Street. With Dr. Betty Krasne. For more information and sign up, call 860-927-3761.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Chicken barbecue: Sept. 7, 5-7 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 247 New Milford Turnpike (Route 202). $12.50/adult. $6.50/child 10 and under.

New Milford

FineLine Theater for the Arts registration days: Sept. 6, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FineLine, 77 Railroad St. For more information, call 860-210-1444.

Welcome back Sunday: Sept. 8. Worship, 10 a.m. Church school, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

New Milford Apostolic Inc. events: Morning Glory worship service: Sept. 8, 15 and 22, 8-9:30 a.m. (normally Sundays weekly). Mid-day Bible study group: Sept. 11, 18 and 25, noon-1:30 p.m. (normally Wednesdays weekly). Evening prayer gathering: Sept. 20 and 27, 6-9 p.m. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Scenic reading program: Tuesdays. Starts Sept. 10. Hosted y Youth Agency. Open to students at SMS and NMHS. Transporation and snacks provided. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-0047.

Clam bake: Sept. 14, 10 a.m-5 p.m. VFW hall, Avery Road. For people 21 and older. Music by String Matters band, 1-5 p.m. $40/person. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7995.

Christian Singles Connect volleyball, cookout and potluck: Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. At Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road. For more information, call 860-354-0733.

Spaghetti suppers: Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $9/senior 65 and older. $4/child 6-12. $25 family maximum.

Annual auction: Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. $50. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

"Wanderers: the Inner Planets": Sept. 14, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.

Merryall Union Chapel service: Sept. 15: with the Rev. Stephen B. Klots, chaplain of South Kent School, 4 p.m. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

Lecture with Marlene Sanders, triple Emmy-Award winning correspondent, producer, writer and news executive: Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. $20. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.

Roxbury

Sunset celebration: Sept. 7, 5 p.m. Hosted by Roxbury Land Trust at Gavel Family Preserve, off Dorothy Diebold Lane off Route 317.

Sherman

Voices of Poetry poetry and musical event: Sept. 15, 2-4 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, Routes 37 and 39.

WaRREN

Special evenings of music: Sept. 11-13, 7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road.

Roast beef dinner: Sept. 14, 4:30-7 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $12/adult. $5/child 12 and under. Free delivery for Warren residents 70 and older. For more information, call 860-868-7106.

Washington

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

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.

"From the Earth to the Sea" clam bake and drumming event: Deadine, Sept. 7. Event, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Rain date, Sept. 15, 4-6 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.

"In Washington: Education is Our Business": Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Presented by Washington Democratic Committee at library, Wyekham Road. With panel of local educators.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Sept. 14: "From the Earth and Sea" clambake and drumming fundraiser, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 22: Native American heritage walk, 2 p.m. Sept. 29: wolf talk, 1 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Tag sale: Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hosted by Republican Town Committee at pavilion, School Street.

Program on the history of the Vasa Order of America: Sept. 15, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. With Paul W. Ljunggren. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

Hollister House Garden: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. in September. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. For more information, visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org.

Washington History Club meeting: Sept. 16, 10 a.m. Discussion of Woodville and New Preston. Bring photos. Group meets third Monday of each month, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2502.

Theater

SHERMAN

"The Maids": Runs Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 13-Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Sept. 22, 2 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.