Calendar

Arts

Kent

"Landscapes of New England" -- works by Ray Olsen of Cornwall Bridge: May 4-June 30. Reception, May 16, 3-6 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Spring juried show: Runs through May 25. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.

MaRBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

"Portraits from the Farm" -- works by Melody Asbury and Jonathan Beckerman: Opening reception, May 2, 3-5 p.m. Runs through May 24. The Loft Gallery at The Smithy, 10 Main St.

New Milford

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

"Eye Candy" -- exhibit of works by Ken Cornet and Tyler Farmen: Program with Farmen and Joe Mustich, May 3, 1-2 p.m. Runs through May 5. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

ROXBURY

"Colorful Memories" -- works by Rita Maduro Frenkel: Runs through May 30. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

SHERMAN

Works by Katharine Manning: Runs through May. Library, 1 Sherman Center. For more information, call 860-354-2455.

Washington

"Hither, Thiter and Yon: People and Places, Real and Imagined" --works by Faith Stewart-Godong: Opening reception, May 2, 2-4 p.m. Runs through June 13. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

"Between Two Worlds: The Photography of Nell Dorr": Opening reception, May 3, 1-3 p.m. Runs through Oct. 31. 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.

Exhibit of Wampum jewelry and other natural materials by Elizabeth James-Perry: Runs through May 31. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For information, call 860-868-0518.

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.

Northlight Arts Center student show: Runs through May 1. Sharon Historical Society & Museum's Gallery, 18 Main St., Sharon. For more information, call 860-364-5688 or visit www.sharonhist.org.

Health

Kent

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:15 a.m. May 12-June 25. Kent Specialty Care Center, 46 Maple St. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For more information and RSVP, call 860-614-1737.

New Milford

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (pick two days), 10-11:15 a.m. May 11-June 26. At New Milford Hospital. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For information and RSVP, call 860-684-1737.

Washington

"Strong Women, Strong Bones program: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-3:15 p.m. May 11-June 24. Senior center, Bryan Plaza. Presented by New Milford Hospital. $85/series. For information and RSVP, call toll-free 800-355-1595.

Movies

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

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. 860-567-1916.

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

Music/Dance

New Milford

Music at Merryall Center for the Arts: 8 p.m. May 9: folk music with Kristen Graves. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. $25. For information, call 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.

Washington

Concert by St. Luke's Steel Drum Band: May 3, 5 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Green Hill Road.

Special Events

Gaylordsville

Prayer event for National Day of Prayer: May 7, 5:30 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, Oratory Lane.

Kent

Wellness series: May 6: to be determined, 5-6:30 p.m. May 13: abundance medicine, 5-6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

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.

Quilt presentation: May 3, 3 p.m. Library, Main Street.

"Sound of Music" program with author Tom Santopietro: May 9, 2 p.m. Hosted by library at town hall, Kent Green Boulevard. For information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Stone classes with master stonemason Carl Dill : May 9, May 16 and July 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Eric Sloane Museum, Route 7. $50/class. For information, call 860-927-3849.

Kent Informal Club meeting: May 13 2 p.m. At Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St.

New Milford

Zumba party: May 2, 8:5-10 a.m. Hosted by Relay for Life's Methodist's Movers at Phys-Ed, Still River Drive.

Tag sale: May 2, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 31 at United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road.

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.

National Independent Bookstore Day event: May 2, noon-2 p.m. Bank Street Book Nook, Bank Street. Discounts, giveaways and book signing with Velya Jancz-Urban, author of "Acquiescence."

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.

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

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

Relay for Life meeting: May 4, 6:30 p.m. Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road.

Evening general book discussion group: May 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Abby Ripley. For information, call 860-355-1191.

Caregivers Support Group: May 5 and May 19, 10 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For information, call 860-354-2216.

Cinco de Mayo celebration: May 5, 2-5 p.m. Hosted by WHEELS program at Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St.

Writer's support group: May 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meets first Thursday each month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, call 860-355-1191.

Positive parenting course series: May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Runs for six weeks. Offered by the Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. $50. For more information and RSVP, call 860-210-2030.

Housatonic Business Alliance meetings: May 7: with Wayne Locke of Matson Financial Advisors, 7 a.m. May 14: with Linda Thomas of LT Organizing, 7 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

Book reading and signing with author Courtney King Dye: May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bank Street Book Nook, Bank Street. Author of "Courtney's Quest."

"A Course in Mindfulness Drawing": May 9, 1-4 p.m. Enchanted New Age Gifts & Toys, 285 Litchfield Road. For more information, call 860-350-3898.

Spaghetti suppers: May 9, 5-7 p.m. Takeout, 4:30-7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road.

"Second Saturday Stars" program: "Hubble Telescope's 25th Birthday Party": May 9, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South.

SHERMAN

Cinco de Mayo event: May 2, 1-5 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East. $5/item.

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.

Junior library events: May 2: wind chime workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9: Mother's Day craft, 1 pm. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-2310.

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

Parson's Table: May 6, 12:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church house, 9 Parsonage Lane. For more information, call 860-868-2527.

"Meet an Author": May 8, noon. Hickory Stick Bookshop, Green Hill Road. With M.J. Rose, author of "The Witch of Painted Sorrows" ($25) and Alyson Richman, author of "The Garden of Letters" ($16). Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-868-0525.

Earth Day Roadside Cleanup: May 9, 9 .m.-noon. Presented by Washington Environmental Council. Bags available at town hall. For information, email wec-ct@charter.net.

"Honoring Our Elders at 40: & Fabulous: Celebrating Family and Future": May 9, 4:3--6:30 p.m. Instutute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-0518.

Area towns

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

"From S&H Green Stamps to U.S. Postage Stamps" talk with Sally Andersen-Bruce of New Milford: May 7, 2:30 p.m. Hosted by Women's Forum of Litchfield at Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road.

Theater

New Milford

"Beauty & The Beast Jr.": May 1, 7 p.m. May 2, 11 a.m. Presented by PAC at 32 Below, Connecticut Sports Arena, 32 Still River Drive. $10/adult. $5/child under 10.

"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 RSVP, 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. For more information, visit www.theatreworks.us.

"Alice in Wonderland ~ In Motion": May 9, 6:30 p.m. May 10, 4 p.m. Presented by Studio D at New Milford High School, Route 7. $15/adult and $12/child through May 1 by calling 860-350-2900. Or, $20/adult and $15/child at door.

"Once Upon a Time ~ In Motion": May 9, 2 p.m. May 10, noon. Presented by Studio D at New Milford High School, Route 7. $15/adult and $12/child through May 1 by calling 860-350-2900. Or, $20/adult and $15/child at door.

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.

"Talley's Folly: Runs Fridays-Saturdays, May 8-17, 8 p.m. Also May 3 and 17, 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.

Auditions for "Arsenic and Old Lace: May 11-12, 7-9 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. Seeking 10 men ages 16-80 and three women 20-90. For more information, visit www.shermanplayers.org.