Calendar

Arts

Kent

"Town & Country" -- works by Susan Grisell: Runs through April 29. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

MaRBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

"Portraits from the Farm" -- works by Melody Asbury and Jonathan Beckerman: Opening reception, April 30, 3-5 p.m. Runs through May 24. The Loft Gallery at The Smithy, 10 Main St.

New Milford

"1907: The Loan Exhibition": Runs through April 26. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Works by Joel Spector and Banjie Getsinger: May 2-June 7. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information, call 860-354-3436.

"Eye Candy" -- exhibit of works by Ken Cornet and Tyler Farmen: Runs through May 5. The Silo, Upland Road. For information, call 860-355-0300.

Washington

"Hither, Thiter and Yon: People and Places, Real and Imagined" -- works by Faith Stewart-Godong: Opening reception, May 2, noon-2 p.m. Runs through June 13. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

AREA TOWNS

"Connecticut Artists' Spring Show": May 1-4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception, May 2, noon-4 p.m. Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main St. South, Southbury. For more information, visit www.finelineartgalleryconnecticut.com.

Movies

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

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. 860-567-0006.

AMC: Still River Corporate Center, 4-6 International Drive, Danbury. 888-AMC-4FUN.

Music/Dance

New Milford

"In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute" concert: April 25, 8 p.m. New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $25. For more information and tickets, call 203-948-1059.

Concert with Lily Press on harp and Simon Linn-Gerstein on cello: April 26, 2 p.m. Housatonic Quaker Meeting, 300 Danbury Road. $20/person or $35/two or more in family. $15/student. For information, call 860-355-1205.

Roxbury

Jazz concert with Doug White Quintet: April 25, 7 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

Washington

Ken Cornet memorial concert: April 25, 3 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

AREA TOWNS

Concert with Cosy Sheridan and special guest Jake Klar: April 25, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Groovin' at New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37, New Fairfield. $10. Dinner catered by Bruno's Restaurant will be offered before the show for a fee. For more information, email grcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Bridgewater Grange dinner and community service award program: April 24, 6:30 p.m. At St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

"Lyme Disease and Animals: Protect and Prevent": April 26, 1:30 p.m. Library, Route 133.

Gaylordsville

Merwinsville Hotel Restoration potluck and meeting: April 24. Hors d'oeuvres, 6 p.m. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. Meeting, 7:15 p.m. Program with Richard Rosiello of Meadowbrook Gardens, 7:30 p.m. Hotel, 1 Brown's Forge Road. Bring dish to share. Burgers, hot dogs provided.

Kent

"Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later: A Journey Beyond Hate": April 25, 3 p.m. Town hall, Kent Green Boulevard. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Earth Day town-wide cleanup: Runs through April 26. Around town. For more information, call 860-927-4262.

Wellness series program: April 29: to be determined, 5-6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

KentPresents, an ideas festival: April 30, 4-6 p.m. Cumming House at Kent School, Route 341. For more information and RSVP, email danielle@kentpresents.org or call 917-881-3918.

Spring Power-Up event: May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Route 7 North. $5/adult. $2/kid 6-10. For information, call 860-927-0050.

New Milford

"Powerful Tools for Cargivers" series: Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. through May 28. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-6075.

Can and bottle drive: April 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by NMHS band and color guard at NMHS, Route 7 South.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Worship/prayer gathering: second and fourth Friday, 6-9 p.m., April 25. 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., April 26. Mid-day worship/Bible study: Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m., April 29. At railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Penny Plus Auction: April 25. Biddings, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities run to 3 p.m. Hosted by Woman's Club at United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7).

"Second Saturday Stars" program: "The State of the Earth": April 25, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South.

Cooking classes: April 25. The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

"Junk in the Trunk" tag sale: April 26. Location to be announced. Benefits NMHS Grad Party. $25 vendor space. For information, email angela@angelachastain.com.

Living Without a Partner bereavement group: April 28, 10 a.m. Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Free parent support group: April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council at The Maxx, Railroad Street. Geared toward parents and older adults concerned about a young person's drug or alcohol use. Call Laura at 860-354-0047.

"Computer Security: Challenges and Solutions" for start-up and small- to mid-sized businesses: April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce at railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-6080 by April 27.

NMHS Grad Party fundraisers: April 30: At 1st and 10 Sports Bar & Grill, noon-10 p.m. Ten percent of proceeds from sales that day will benefit the Grad Party.

AWANA Bible-based program for kids preschool-sixth grade: Thursdays through April 30. Riverview Baptist Church, 126 Kent Road (Route 7). $4 registration. $1 weekly dues. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-0733.

Rotary Club document shredding day: May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Rotary Club at Lore's Plaza, Route 7. For information, call 860-350-2225.

Men's choir of Teen Challenge Connecticut ministry and testimony: May 3, 10:30 a.m. First Assmebly of God, 47 Old Park Lane Road. For more information, call 860-355-0812.

Concert: May 3, 3 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. For information and RSVP, call 860-354-7593.

Teen book club meeting: May 4, 6-7 p.m. Meets first Monday each month, 6-7 p.m. Library, Main Street. Open to teens in grades 7-12. For information, call 860-355-1191.

Cinco de Mayo fundraiser: May 4, 3-6 p.m. Hosted by Republican Town Committee at Fajitas & Margaritas, Lore's Plaza, 129 Danbury Road. $20. To RSVP, call 203-451-9776.

Sherman

"Bee Colony Collapse: A Threat to Global Agriculture": April 25, 2 p.m. Presented by town of Sherman, Naromi Land Trust and library at the library, Sherman Center. Screening of "Silence of the Bees" and talk with beekeeper Ray Crawford.

"AudioBody" performance: April 30, 6:30 p.m. Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East. $10/person 14 and older. $5/kid 4-13. Free/kid 3 and under. For information and tickets, call the school 860-355-3793.

"Home Orcharding for the Aspiring Pomologist": May 3, 2 p.m. Hosted by Sherman Garden Club at Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. With Peter Montgomery of Montgomery Gardens in Warren.

"Great Decisions" series program: 10 a.m. May 3: "Privacy in the Digital Age." Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-8050.

WaRREN

Program with Peter Vermilyea: April 26, 2 p.m. Warren Community Center, Sackett Hill Road. Author of "Hidden Litchfield."

Washington

Parent-Child Program for children ages 0 to 18 months: Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m., through May 20. Washington Montessori School, 240 Litchfield Turnpike. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-0551.

Basic horse care semianr: April 25, 10 a.m.-noon. HORSE, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-1960.

Junior library events: April 25: American Girl tea party, 1 p.m. May 2: wind chime workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For information, call 860-868-2310.

National Independent Bookstore Day celebration: May 2. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road.

Area towns

The Sharon Historical Society annual meeting: April 25. Trustees' meeting, 10 a.m. Followed by presentation by Christine Pittsley of the Connecticut State Library. At historical society, 19 Main St., Sharon. Open to public. For more information, call 860-364-5688.

Shred-it fundraising event: April 25, 9 a.m.-noon. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare at Stop & Shop, routes 37 and 39, New Fairfield.

"Huntington's Disease Benefit Dinner: The Fred Maher's Family Journey" benefit dinner: April 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Bantam Fire Department, 92 Doyle Road, Bantam. $35 in advance. $40 at door. $15/child 2-10. $425/table of 10. For more information and RSVP, call 203-421-9216 or visit www.gofundme.com/gu8f0.

"Caring and Preserving Your Family's Papers": May 1, noon. Sharon Historical Society, 18 Main St., Sharon. For more information, call 860-364-5688.

Theater

New Milford

"Souvenir": Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., May 1-23. May 10 and 17, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23/person. $18/military personnel and student with ID. April 7, free preview for seniors, 8 p.m. April 30, pay-what-you-can-night, 8 p.m. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to www.theatreworks.us.

Auditions for "Time Stands Still": May 4-5, 7-8:30 p.m. TheatreWorks, Brookside Avenue. Seeking two men ages 30-55 and two women ages 21-45. Visit www.theatreworks.us.

SHERMAN

"1984": Runs Fridays-Saturdays through May 3, 8 p.m., as well as May 3, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $22/person. $11/student with ID and cash. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.