“All Around Litchfield” - works by Lorraine Ryan of New Milford: Runs through May 31. Library, 62 Main St. South. For more information, call 860-354-6937. For more information, call 860-354-6937.


“Then and Now” - works by Thomas Franken of South Kent: Runs through June 30. Reception with artist, May 13, 2-4 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP to the reception, call 860-927-3761.

Exhibit of works by the late Barbara Goodspeed: Runs through May 14. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989 or visit www.kentart.org.


Exhibit of works by Suzan Scott: Runs through May 21. At The Smithy, 10 Main St.


“Art of Feast of Art” - works by four artists: May 13, 2-4 p.m. Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Hill. Featuring works by Jack Rosenberg, Elizabeth McDonald, Ann Mallory and Judy Jackson. For more information, call 860-355-0300.


“Twenty Two North” - photos by Rick Schatzberg: Runs through May 9. Library, Wykeham Road. For information, call 860-868-7586.


Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122 (film line). 860-354-9911 (office).

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.



Singing session: May 8, 7-9:30 p.m. Held second Monday each month. Bull’s Bridge Inn, Route 7. For more information, email davepatonmusic@gmail.com.


Concert with Berkshire Jazz Orchestra: May 6, 8 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. For more information and tickets, visit www.merrycallcenter.org.

Special Events


Senior center offerings: May 8: screening of “What About Bob?,” 6 p.m. coffee and cake. 6:30 p.m. movie. May 11: Mother’s Day lunch, noon. Includes program with makeup artist. Senior center, Hut Hill Road.

Children’s programs: May 10: MakerLAB for kids in grades 3-5, 3:30-4:15 p.m. May 11: Project Play, 3:30-4 p.m. Library, 62 Main St. South. For more information and registration, call 860-354-6937.

Bridgewater Grange meetings: May 10, 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main Street.


Spring arts and fine crafts show: May 6-7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, 1 Browns Forge Road. $2/adult. Free/child 12 and under.


Power-Up event: May 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Connecticut Machinery Association, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (next to Eric Sloane Museum). For more information, call 860-927-0050 or visit www.ctamachinery.com.

“The Habit of DeCluttering”: May 6, 2:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Deirdre Dolan Nesline, owner of DeClutter by Deirdre. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Dinner to benefit purchase of Lucas 3 Chest Compression System: May 12, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Kent Republican Town Committee at KVFD, 28 Maple St. $10/person. $15/couple. $25/immediate family. Benefits purchase of a Lucas 3 Chest Compression System for KVFD. For tickets or to purchase pies, call Susie Rundall at 860-927-4119 or Mike Petrone at 203-788-5347.


Portrait day: May 5. Runs every 20 minutes from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Makery Coworking, Bank Street. With photographer Emily Lee. $60. For more information and an appointment, email Roxbury.photography@gmail.com.

Document shredding day: May 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Co-presented by Rotary Club of New Milford and FileShred, LLC at Lore’s Plaza, Route 7. $10/standard copy box. Larger boxes will cost a little more.

Opening reception of Gallery 25 at new home: May 6, 5-8 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

Collection of goods for sale: May 7, noon-4 p.m. VFW, Avery Road. Accepted: clothing, shoes, household items, toys, books and electronics. Furniture and TVs will not be accepted.

Cinco de Mayo event: May 7, 3-6 p.m. Presented by New Milford Republican Town Committee at El Coyote, Lore’s Plaza, 129 Danbury Road. $20. For information, call Lois at 203-451-9776.

Parenting support and education group for young parents: May 9, 3-4 p.m. Hosted by Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For parents and expectant parents 23 and under. For more information and RSVP, call 860-210-2030.

Living Without a Partner bereavement group: May 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Garden Club meeting/program: “Secrets of the Cutting Garden”: May 9. Refreshments, 1 p.m. Guest speaker Julia Cencebaugh Kloth, 1:30 p.m. At Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 7 North.

AARP meeting: May 10, noon. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road. Features May tea and annual fundraiser.

Musical concert with Cameron Sutphin: May 10, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

E-book question and answer sessions: May 11 and 25, 11 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Tag sale: May 12-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Butter Brook Hill Apartments, off Hillside Avenue.

Spaghetti dinners: May 13 and June 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $12/adult. $10/senior. $4/child 6-12. Free/child 5 and under.

Program with beaver expert Mike Callahan: May 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Presented by Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust at Smyrski Farm, 238 Merryall Road. For more information and RSVP, email elizabeth@weantinoge.org by May 8.

“Second Saturday Stars” program - “Space Travel: A Survival Guide”: May 13, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 North.

Stamp Out Hunger: May 13. Leave bags of non-perishable groceries at mailbox. Items will be picked up by carriers. If cannot leave bag out, bags may be delivered to Social Services, 40 Main St., weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Caregivers Support Group: May 16, 10 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.


“Tea with the Friends”: May 6, 2 p.m. Library, South Street. Open to all ages. Stuffed animals and dolls welcome. $15/adult. $5/child. For more information, visit www.minormemoriallibrar.org.


“Dig In and Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden”: May 6, 10 a.m.-noon. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 North. $40/member. $45/non-member. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-8050.

Shred-It and spring clean-up fundraiser: May 6, 9 a.m.-noon. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society at Stop & Shop, routes 37 and 39, New Fairfield. Bring boxes of documents to be shredded. Donations of clothing, shoes, belts, ties, handbags, backpacks, table cloths, bedding (no mattresses), curtains and other household items will be collected, so long as they’re in boxes or bags. Furniture will not be accepted.

Cinco de Mayo celebration: May 6, 1-5 p.m. White Silo Winery, 32 Route 37 East. Features chicken tacos, vegetarian quesadillas, guacamole, salsa and chips, black bean soup, mini taco salad with seasoned ground beef, fruit salsa with cinnamon tortilla chips, and Mexican hot chocolate.

$5/item. For more information, visit www.whitesilowinery.com.

Annual art show and ice cream social: Art show: May 10-11, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with opening reception May 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Ice cream social: May 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Social sponsored by Sherman Education Association to benefit Pat Werde Scholarship Fund. Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East.

Wildlife Line, Inc. fundraiser: May 13, 6:30-9 p.m. At White Silo Winery, 32 Route 37 East. Includes wine tasting, snacks and silent auction. $25/person. For more information, advance tickets and list of items the organization welcomes as donations, visit www.thewildlifeline.org.


Arts heritage program: May 6, 10 a.m. At Warren Community Center, Sackett Hill Road. With local artist Albert Coffil, who will teach home-schooled, private-schooled and non-Region 6 students art. For more information and RSVP, email warrenhistorian@outlook.com or call Ellen Paul at 860-868-6724.


Rabies clinic: May 6, 2-4 p.m. Town garage, Blackville Road. $20.

Volunteer day: May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, visit www.horseofct.org or call 860-868-1960.

Book signing with Donna Marie Merritt: May 6, 3 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. To sign copies of her sixth book of poetry “No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk.”

“A Conversation on Refugees: Local and Global”: May 7, 2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

Program about bobcats: May 11, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. With Nora Hulton. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

Washington History Club at Night: May 16, 6:30 p.m. At library, Wykeham Road. Topic: service stations, garages, gas pumps, car dealers and mechanics then and now.



“Animal Farm”: Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., May 5-27, as well as May 21, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23. $18/student and military personnel. Pay-what-you-can night, May 11, 8 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-6863.


“The House of Blue Leaves”: Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., through May 13, as well as May 7 and 14, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $24/adult. $12/student who pays cash and carries valid student ID. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622.