Mary Villa of Silk Road Curtain Trading Company based in New Milford, formerly Newtown Curtains LLC, will teach kid's beginner and intermediate summer sewing classes at various local sites in coming weeks.

Kids ages 8 and up will use sewing machines to make pillows, beach bags, quilts and more.

Intermediate classes will focus on clothing such as dresses, skirts or shorts.

The weeklong classes will run or three hours each day.

Classes will be held July 8-12 and at New Milford Parks & Recreation, Bridge Street, New Milford. To register, call 860-355-6050.

Classes will also be offered July 15-19 and Aug. 12-16 in Ridgefield (203-431-2755) and July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9 in Newtown (203-270-4340).

Silk Road Curtain Trading Company provides custom soft furnishings to residential and commercial clients and serves Connecticut and New York. For more information, visit

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