Following is a holiday calendar featuring special events happening in the Greater New Milford area. For general calendar, see Page S23.

To submit a holiday press release, calendar item or place of worship service or event, email, fax it to 860-350-6794 or mail it to Deborah Rose, The Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford CT 06776. For more information, email Ms. Rose or call 860-355-7324.


Bridgewater Senior Center lunch: Dec. 20, noon. $8. Bridgewater Senior Center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.

Fair-trade global handcrafts store and Christmas tree sales: Runs through Dec. 23. Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road. Hours: Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, call 860-354-8283.


"Handmade/Local" holiday show: Runs through Jan. 6. Peter Lawrence Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). Hours: Fridays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For details, visit


Holiday pottery sale and reception: Opening reception Dec. 15, 5-10 p.m. Runs Dec. 15-23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alison Palmer Studio, 48 Stone Fences Lane. For more information, visit

Parade of Lights, open house at Community House, photos with Santa: Dec. 15. Photos with Santa at Backcountry Outfitters, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Cookie sale, photos with Santa and cookie decorating at Kent Children's Center, 99 N. Main St., to follow. Parade of lights 6 p.m. Starts at Kent Green and ends at firehouse on Maple Street.

Horse-drawn carriage rides: Dec. 16, noon-3 p.m. Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Route 7.

Holiday boutique: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 22. Library, Main Street.

Christmas services: Dec. 24: Christmas Eve worship, with family worship at 5 p.m. Traditional candlelight service of lessons and carols, 9 p.m. First Congregational Church, Route 7 North.

"Selected Estate Finds for the Holidays: Antique to Contemporary Art, Tabletop, Serving, & Barware" holiday exhibit and sale: Runs through Jan. 13. Scott & Bowne, 27 N. Main St. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, call 860-592-0207.


Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus: Dec. 15, 8-11 a.m. VFW, Avery Road. $5 for age 2 and older.

Holiday cookie decorating: Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Lower level Marsh Parish House at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Bring one dozen pre-baked cookies; supplies provided. Bring toiletries for family in need.

Delivery of Christmas presents by Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 and Santa Claus: Dec. 15-16. For more information and registration, visit

"The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)": Fridays-Saturdays Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $28. Dec. 31: gala performance, $75. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or visit

Holiday on the Green: Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Prudential Connecticut Realty and Housatonic Valley Insurance.

Christmas production: Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 9 and 11 a.m. Faith Church, 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). For more information, call 860-354-7700 or visit

Mind-Body Connection holiday charitable classes: Vinyasa power flow with Kristi: Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. Pilates barre with Marion: Dec. 19, 9 a.m. Pilates on the ball with Karen: Dec. 27, 9 a.m. Mind-Body Connection, 143 West St., Unit W. Class proceeds benefit Animal Welfare Society. Donations of goods for AWS also accepted. For more information, call 860-350-3643.

Carol Sing: Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Village Green.

Holiday hands-on train display: Daily, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 22-30. Railroad station, Railroad Street. Hours: daily, noon-4 p.m. except Christmas.

Gingerbread house workshop: Dec. 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m. For students in grades six-12. The Maxx, Railroad Street. Youth Agency transportation provided. $10. For more information and to register, call 860-354-0047.

Christmas shop open: Saturdays through Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Merryall Chapel Christmas Eve service: Dec. 24: with the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

Sale of historical society 2012 medallion: $12 medallion available at historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.; Robertson's Jewelers, Main Street; and Bank St. Book Nook, Bank Street.

Holiday open house: Saturdays-Sundays in December, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way. For more information, call 860-350-0676.

Tree of Warmth: Donations of children's hats, gloves, mittens and scarves sought for tree on display at Town Hall, Main Street. Accepted in mayor's office Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, call 860-355-6010.

"Small Treasures & More" holiday art show: Runs through Jan. 30. Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202). Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. For details, call 860-354-3436 or visit


Hanukkah party: Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 S. $15 donation/adult. For details and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Wine and chocolate holiday party: Dec. 15. Tastings at 2, 4 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 E. $15. Tickets must be purchased at

Food drive: Runs through Dec. 15. Sherman IGA, Routes 37 and 39.

Christmas program of hymns and a carol sing-along: Dec. 16, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

Christmas pageant: Dec. 16, during 10 a.m. service. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. Followed by presentation about Lion of Judah Academy.

Christmas Eve services: Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m. family worship. 11 p.m. service of lessons and carols. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Open through holiday season. The Old Store, Sherman Center.


Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Town center.

Indian market: Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 16, noon-4 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-1649 or visit

Christmas services: Christmas Eve: 4 and 7 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road. Christmas: 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St., Roxbury. 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Holiday exhibit: Runs through Dec. 30. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

Concert with Washington Friends of Music: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

"It's a Small, Small World: Dollhouses and Miniatures" holiday exhibit: Runs through Jan. 20. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.


Holiday show: Runs through Dec. 29. Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main St. S., Woodbury. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit