Arts

Kent

"Fresh Paintings" -- works by Catherine M. Elliott: Reception, Nov. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31. Library, Main Street. For information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

Works by W. David Herman: Unveiling of new works, Nov. 8, 4-8 p.m. Runs until further notice. W. David Herman Gallery, Railroad Street.

Holiday show: Opening reception, Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m Runs through Jan. 10. Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church St.

AREA TOWNS

"Festival in Color": Nov. 7-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main St. South, Woodbury. For more information, visit www.finelineartgallery-connecticut.com.

Movies

Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122 .

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.

Music/Dance

KENT

"Dreaming of Vienna: Music by Composers Who Lived and/or Worked in Viennta" recital: Nov. 9, 3 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Routes 7 and 341. $15/adult. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

Washington

Concert with New York Polyphony: Nov. 16, 5 p.m. St. John's Epsicopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. $30.

SingOut! CT performance: Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Sponsored by library at First Congregational Church on the Green.

AREA TOWNS

Goshen Festival Singers concert: Nov. 7-8, 8 p.m. Old town hall at the rotary, Goshen. Featuring singers from the Greater New Milford area. $28. Benefits Torrington Area Parkinson's Group. For more information and tickets, visit www.goshenplayers.org.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Holiday bazaar: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Route 133.

Kids' keepsake wooden box workshop: Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Library, Route 133. For grades 3-5. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-6937.

Program/demonstration about touch therapy: Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Gaylordsville

"Sweetening the Marriage" retreat: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-8294.

Kent

Night of a Thousand Pies: Nov. 8. Sale of pies and luncheon, during day at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, routes 7 and 341. Benefits Kent Affordable Housing. For more information, call 860-927-3684.

Book signings: Nov. 9: with Patricia Books, author of "God is in the Little Things" book series, 2-3 p.m. Nov. 15: with E.J. Simmons, author of "Death Logs In," 3-4 p.m. House of Books, Main Street.

Food drive for Kent Food Bank: Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Food bank, back of Kent Community House, Route 7.

Program to honor Kent World War I veterans: Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Veterans Day ceremony: Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial, Maple Street.

Kent Informal Club meeting: Nov. 12, 2 p.m. Town hall, Kent Green Boulevard. With guest speaker First Selectman Bruce Adams.

Book discussion group: Nov. 13: "Intuition" by Alegra Goodman, 5-6:15 p.m. Dec. 18: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver, 5-6:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Dr. Betty Krasne. For more information and sign up, call 860-927-3761.

Program about witch hunts in Connecticut: Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Presented by historical society at town hall, Kent Green Boulevard.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Holiday fair: Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by New Preston Women's Club at community house, 27 Church St.

Women's Club meeting and program: Nov. 20, 7 p.m., followed by program with Nancy M. Cappello, director and founder of Are You Dense, Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy. Women's Club, 27 Church St.

New Milford

"Transforming Anger to Personal Power" workshop: Wednesdays through Dec. 10, 3-4:30 p.m. Youth Agency, 50 East St. For students in grades seven through 10. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-0047.

Horgan Academy of Irish Dance free lesson: Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m. First Congregational Church, Marsh Parish Hall, 36 Main St. Limited enrollment. For more information, call 203-758-1885.

Teen leadership program: Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 5:45 p.m. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. For students entering 10th grade and higher. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

Pasta dinner: Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 66 at Odd Fellows Hall, Route 7. $10/adult. $5/student and senior. $20/family with maximum of six people.

Flags of Valor exhibit: Nov. 8-Dec. 6. On lawn at historical society, Aspetuck Avenue.

Fall cleanup at Harrybrooke Park: Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive.

"Stuff the Gazebo": Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bandstand, Village Green. Bring non-perishable goods for Thanksgiving dinner to help those in need. Monetary donations also accepted.

Opening of "Flags of Valor": Nov. 8, 11 a.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Cat adoption: Nov. 8, noon-3 p.m. Barkery Boo'tique, Bank Street.

Spaghetti suppers: Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m. Takeout, 4:30-7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $12/adult. $10/senior 65 and older. $4/child 5-12. $25 family maximum.

"Second Saturday Stars" program: "Mapping the Universe": Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South

Schlachtfest dinner-dance: Nov. 8. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Dancing/music, 7-11 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. $30/member. $40/non-member. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-7593.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Worship/prayer gathering: Meets Nov. 14 and 28, 6-9 p.m. Morning Glory worship: Sundays, 8-9:30 a.m. Education hour: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meets Nov. 9, 16 and 23. Mid-day worship/Bible study: Meets Nov. 12, 19 and 26. At St. Peter's Masonic Lodge hall, 11 Aspetuck Ave.

Garden Club meeting: Nov. 11, 1 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road. With Kathleen Nelson. Topic, invasive plants.

Living Without a Partner bereavement group: Nov. 11 and 25. Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Bereavement workshop: Tuesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. VNA, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2216.

Flu clinics for public: Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. NMVNA & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For information, call 860-354-2216.

"Anxiety: Treatments that Really Work" webinar: Nov. 12, 8 a.,m.-4 p.m VNA & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road. $30, plus $20 for 6.25 optional CEUs. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2216.

Computer courses: Nov. 12: "Skype Video Calling," 1-3 p.m. Nov. 17 and 19: "Facebook 2: I'm on Facebook, Now What," 1-3 p.m. Library, Main Street. Must attend first part of each course in order to attend second class. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Evening book discussion group: Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Meets second Wednesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Abby Ripley. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Housatonic Business Alliance meeting: Nov. 13: with Linda Thomas of LT Organizing, 7 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

College essay help sessions: Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191.

Screening of "Divergent" for teens in grades 5-12: Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Library, Main Street. For RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Harvest of bargains tag sale: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road.

Holiday bazaar: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by Animal Welfare Society at railroad station, Railroad Street.

"Thanks for the Giving III" poetry and music event to benefit Loaves and Fishes: Nov. 15, 5 p.m. Hosted by Voices of Poetry at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. $20. Bring boxed or canned goods too.

Roast beef dinner: Nov. 15, 5-7 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.

POW/MIA benefit dance: Nov. 15, 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW hall, Avery Road. $10. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-2567.

Open Street kick-off for Church Street businesses: Nov. 15. All businesses will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Church Street.

"What's In Our Backyard?": Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Pratt Nature Center, Papermill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

Caregivers Support Group: Nov. 18, 10 a.m. Meets first and third Tuesday each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

"BusinessKillers: Avoiding the Six Mistakes that can Destroy Your Business & Your Future" breakfast-seminar: Nov. 18, 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 8 a.m. meeting. Presented by Chamber of Commerce at railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-6080.

Roxbury

Program about "Great Garlic: A Complete Guide to Nature's Spiciest Spice": Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Library, South Street. With authors George Feifer and Billy Steers. For more information and to sign up, call 860-868-2310.

Sherman

Discussion of "The Attack": Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. For more information or to RSVP, call 860-354-2455 or email mloeb@biblio.org.

Christmas fair: Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman Center.

Screening of "Live and Become": Nov. 14. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Movie, 7 p.m. JCC, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

WaRREN

Roast beef dinner: Nov. 8, 4:30-7 p.m. Sponsored by Warren Veterans Memorial Committee at Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road. $15/adult. $5/child 12 and under.

Warren Public Library 100th anniversary celebration: Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hopkins Vineyard, Hopkins Road. $25/person for wine tasting, food and cake. $15/person for beverages, food and cake.

Silver Tea and Christmas Fair: Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Warren Congregational Church, Sackett Hill Road.

"Holiday at Hopkins Ladies Night": Nov. 15, 1-8 p.m. Hopkins Vineyard, Hopkins Road. Vendors, food, more. Benefits Warren Library's 100th anniversary.

Washington

"Meet an Author": Nov. 7, 5 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. With Michael Blanding, author of "The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps." For information

Junior library events: Nov. 8: tour of "Over There: World War I" exhibit and craft, 1 p.m. Nov. 15: arts with Art Rocks, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and to sign up, call 860-868-2310.

and sign up, call 860-868-0525.

Food drive: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by fire department and ladies auxiliary, Bryan Plaza.

Holiday bazaar: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Route 47.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: Nov. 8: archaeology roundtable, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9: Veterans Day celebration, noon. Nov. 15: late autumn evening hike, 4-6 p.m. Fee. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, reservations and fees, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

"Stone Cultural Features and Ceremonial Landscapes" archaeology roundtable: Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. At Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. $5. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

"Chemical Warfare in World War I": Nov. 9, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. With Dr. Ralph Kerr.

Readings from selected works by First Thursday group participants: Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road.

Veterans Day event: Nov. 9. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

Program with author Amy Julia Becker: Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Author of "Small Talk: Learning from My Children About What Matters Most."

Plan of Conservation and Development update meeting: Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Town hall, Bryan Plaza.

HORSE of Connecticut tack sale: Nov. 14-16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960 or visit www.horseofct.org.

"Flying for France: The Lafayette Escadrille and the Lafayette Flying Corps in World War I": Nov. 15, 11 a.m. Library, Wykeham Road.

Harvest dinner: Nov. 15. Doors open, 5:45 p.m. Grace, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:40 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. $18/adult. $15/senior. $5/child under 10. $45/family maximum, with two adults and two kids.

Washington History Club meeting: Nov. 17, 10 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2502.