[Editor's Note: For a calendar of holiday events, see Page S14.]



"Three Generations of Artists: A Rannestad Family Affair": Dec. 1-Jan. 31. 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.


"Are You Related?" --art by family of Scott Bricher, Mary Terrizzi and their daughter, Naya Bricher: Runs through Dec. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761. HOLD Exhibit of new works by American sculptor Don Gummer: Runs through Nov. 17. Morrison Gallery, 8 Old Barn Road. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. For information, call 860-927-4501 or visit www.morrisongallery.com.

New Milford

Dust jacket drawings by Ron Crowcroft: Runs through Nov. 30. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Exhibit of oils and pastels by Susan Grisell of Gaylordsville: Runs through Dec. 7. Bank Street Coffee House, Bank Street.

Art by Shelley Lowell: Runs through Jan. 4. Library, 24 Main St. For information, call 860-355-1191.

"150 Years of Dedication: Celebrating Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2" exhibit: Runs through January. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860-354-3069.


"Harmonized Contrasts" -- art by Tyler Farmen: Runs through Jan. 11. Library, 23 South St. Hours: Mondays, noon-7 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursdays, noon-5 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 860-350-2181.


Prints & Pottery" -- art by Alison Palmer and Missy Stevens: Nov. 23-Jan. 18. Reception, Nov. 24, 2-4 p.m. 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.

"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 information, call 860-868-7756.


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: Dec. 1, 3 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Route 341 and Main Street.

Music in the Nave events: "Evensong." Dec. 1: "Jazzing Up the Classics" with Sherman Chamber Ensemble." Dec. 6: "The Messiah" sing-in. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 7 and 341. For information, call 860-927-3486.

New Milford

Line dancing: Fridays: line dance party, 7 p.m. Bring dessert/snack to share. $5. Tuesdays: learn how to line dance. Beginners, 6:30 p.m. Mixed bag of lessons, 7 p.m. Intermediate level, 8 p.m. Open dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe, 46 Old State Road. $5. Bring dessert/snack to share.


Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Nov. 30, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road.


Concerts by Bill Lauf: Nov. 22-23, 8 p.m. Concerts to be held at Milton Hall, Route 202, Litchfield. For more information, visit www.billlauf.com.

Special Events


Bingo: Nov. 22, noon-4 p.m. Firehouse, Route 133.

New Milford

"Growing though Grief" program for grieving children ages 5-12 and their parents/caregivers: Started Nov. 7. Meets Thursdays for five weeks, 6-7:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. Sponsored by VNA & Hospice. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-2216.

Community bereavement workshop for adults: Meets Tuesdays through Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. VNA & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-2216.

Events for teens at The Maxx: Nov. 22: sixth-grade dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Nov. 23: video game night, 6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 29: pop punk night, 7 p.m. (doors open, 6:30 p.m.). Nov. 30: ping pong tournament, 5:30 p.m. 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.

Pratt Nature Center events: Nov. 22: exploration at night for kids 6-14. $15/member. $20/non-member. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. $50. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

Pies for Carnegie fundraiser: Runs through Nov. 22. Hosted by Studio D's D-Tour dance company. For more information and to order pies from American Pie, call the studio at 860-350-2900.

Nutmeg Festival: Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information, visit www.nutmegbookfestival.wordpress.com.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship: Sundays, 8-9:30 a.m. Meets Nov. 24. Education hour: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Meets Nov. 24. Sunday worship: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meets Nov. 24. Mid-day worship/Bible study: Wednesdays, Nov. 27. Worship/prayer gathering: first and third Friday, 6-9 p.m. Meets Nov. 22. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Marathon bingo: Nov. 24. Doors open, 11 a.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. VFW, Avery Road. $45. For more information and RSVP, call 203-770-3665 or 860-354-7995.

Living Without a Partner bereavement group: Nov. 26. Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 10-11:30 a.m. New Milford VNA & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meeting: Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m. Parish house of First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For information and RSVP, call 860-354-8232.


SOHO Brown Bag Lunch: Nov. 21, noon. Roxbury Congregational Church, Church Street. With guest speaker Reiki practitioner Susan Stauffacher.


Institute for American Indian Studies events: Nov. 23: hands-on family herbal fun event, noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 29: A time for stories, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1: artifact identification day, 1-4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

Library events: Nov. 23: painting dala horse, 1 p.m. Nov. 30: entertainment by Sciencetellers, 1 p.m. Various days: story times for children. Call for details. 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.

Book talk and signing: Nov. 24, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. With Suzanne Staubach, author of "Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden," potter Guy Wolff and photographer Joseph Szalay. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

Tour of museum's Swedish exhibit and Swedish Dala Horse craft for kids: Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Gunn Historical Museum, Wykeham Road.

HVA auction: Nov. 24. 1 p.m. music and reception, 3 p.m. live auction. Washington Primary School, School Street. For tickets, call 860-672-6678.

Book signings: Nov. 29: with Stuart Woods, author of "Doing Hard Time," 2 p.m. Nov. 30: with Marilyn Singer, author of "Tallulah's Nutcracker," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. For information, call 860-868-0525.

Reading of "Gunnery Sports" by Clarence Deming (1887): Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. With representative from Gunn Memorial Museum.

Area towns

Hope Heals community tree lighting: Nov. 30, 1 p.m. VNA Northwest, 507 Bantam Road, Litchfield. $10 ornaments available to purchase. For more information, call 860-567-6000.

Bereavement group: Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 1 p.m. VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road, Unit F, Bantam. For information, call 860-567-6000.


New Milford

"John Lennon & Me": Nov. 23, 8 p.m. Nov. 24, 2 p.m. FineLine Theatre Arts, 77 Railroad St. $15. For more information and tickets, call 860-210-1444.