Burnham School student artwork: Aug. 6-25. Library, 62 Main St. South.
Members’ II Show: Opening reception, Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 25. Kent Art Association Gallery, 21 South Main St.
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Photography by Ellen Lynch: Runs through Aug. 26. Smithy, 10 Main St.
The Little Red Schoolhouse: Sundays, 2-4 p.m., July 8-August. Gaylord Road. Free. Donations accepted. Schoolhouse was built in 1740 and used until 1967.
Merwinsville Hotel: Sundays, 2-4 p.m., July 8-August. Brown’s Forge Road. Free. Hotel was built in 1843 and features authentically furnished station waiting room and museum of local memorabilia from early Gaylordsville families.
Brown’s Forge: Sundays, 2-4 p.m., July 8-August.Brown’s Forge Road about 1/4-mile beyond Merwinsville Hotel. Free. Forge was built in 1871 and has original blacksmithing tools.
Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: Aug. 10: “The Heart and Soul of Beethoven, Op. 132,” 8 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Route 7. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Route 7. $30/general admission. $25/senior and student. Free/child 15 and under who is accompanied by an adult. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5930.
“An Afternoon of Story and Song” with musician Steve Katz: Aug. 11, 4 p.m. Presented by library at Fife ’n Drum, 56 North Main St. $20. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.
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Summer jazz series: Aug. 10: sol performance TBA, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24: duo performance TBA, 5-7 p.m. At The Smithy, 10 Main St. Free.
Irish happy hour with Bill Wisnowski: Aug. 5: with Jonathan Chapman, 5 p.m. Aug. 12: with guests Julie Sorcek and Rich Bessel, 5 p.m. The Abbey, 132 Danbury Road. For more information, call 860-799-6464.
Discussion and rehearsal of Beethoven’s “String Quartet, Op. 132”: Aug. 11, 2 p.m. Library, Sherman Center. With Sherman Chamber Ensemble.
Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert series: Aug. 11: “The Heart and Soul of Beethoven, Op. 132,” 8 p.m. Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Leach Hollow Road. $30/general admission. $25/senior and student. Free/child 15 and under who is accompanied by an adult. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5930.
Concert series with New Baroque Soloists: Aug. 3 and 10, 5:30 p.m. Washington meetinghouse, 6 Kirby Road. Advance tickets: $25 at www.WashingtonCT4Music.blogspot.com, 860-868-917,4 as well as at The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 2 Green Hill Road. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students at the door. Children will be admitted free of charge.
Digital device help: First Saturday of each month: one-on-one instruction with Michael Jay, noon-1:30 p.m. Bring iPhone, iPad, MacBook, etc. Second Saturday of each month: device solutions with Bryan Gundel. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.
Annual book sale: August hours: Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Library, Main Street.
Kent Sidewalk Festival: Runs through Aug. 5. In and around Kent. Includes sales, car show, food, demonstrations and more. For more information, visit www.kentct.com.
KAA Clothesline Art Sale: Aug. 3-5, 1-5 p.m. each day. Kent Art Association Gallery, South Main St.
Tool box workshop: Aug. 4, 1-3 p.m. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). For ages 6 and older. $10. For more information, call 860-927-3849.
“DJ Red Supreme Dance Party” for children: Aug. 8, 11 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.
Programs about KAA founders: Aug. 11: with Deborah Chabrian and Ed Martinez, who will discuss Willard Dryden Paddock, 3 p.m. = KAA Gallery, 21 Main St. South. For more information, call 860-927-3989.
Farmers market: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Village Green.
Summer series of visiting pastors: Sundays, 10:30 a.m. through Sept. 2. Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m. Church school, 11 a.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.
“Cooking as a Life Skill” classes for children ages 8 and older: Registration, ongoing. Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-17, 9:30 a.m.-noon or 1:30-4 p.m. Community Culinary School of Northwest Connecticut at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. $200/child. For more information and RSVP, call 203-512-5791.
Merryall Center for the Arts offerings: Aug. 4: music by Song Horse featuring Chuck Cundari, Felicia Michael and Nancy Janutolo. Aug. 10: square dancing. Aug. 11: American folk music and dance with Atwater/Donnelly. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. For more information, including ticket prices, visit www.merryallcenter.org.
Connecticut Clay Artists show and sale: Runs through Aug. 28. Artists’ reception, Aug. 11, 5- 7 p.m. At Gallery 25, railroad station, Railroad Street.
NMVNA 100th anniversary celebration: Aug. 3, 4-10 p.m. Village Green. Includes raffles, music, food, entertainment, games and activities for all ages. $15/adult. $5/child 12 and under. $40/family of four or more. Tickets can be purchased at www.newmilfordvna.org.
Book signing with R. C. Goodwin: Aug. 4. Bank Street Book Nook, Bank Street. For information, call 860-354-3865.
Caregivers Support Group: Aug. 7, 10 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.
Fall registration sessions: Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-noon. Studio D, 27 Main St. For more information, call 860-350-2900.
Cruise night: Aug. 8, 7- 9 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Cruise News at Candlewood Valley Country Club, Danbury Road (Route 7 South).
Program with representatives from Aquarion Water: Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. Free shower timers for the first 50 registrants. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.
Housatonic Business Alliance meetings: Aug. 9: with Evan Garrity of Garrity Water Solutions, 7 a.m. Aug. 16: with Attorney Katherine Webster O’Keefe, 7 a.m. At 19 Main venue, 19 Main St.
Movie screening on the Village Green: Aug. 10: “Grease” (PG-13), 8:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by New Milford Film Commission and Bank Street Theater on Village Green. Free.
“Second Saturday Stars” program, “The Evolution of Curiosity’s Sampling Capability During Operations”: Aug, 11, 8-10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South.
Merryall Chapel service: Aug. 12: with Pastor Alan Freeman of the Connecticut Chaplaincy, 4 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.
Roxbury Jazz Festival: Aug. 11. Gates open, 1 p.m. Music starts, 3 p.m. Headliner band, 8 p.m. At Munson Meadow. Performers will include The Hot Club of Black Rock; Medusa, with Jocelyn Pleasant and Corey Hutchins; the Kathy Thompson Band; Marc Wager and the Roxtones; and The Doug White Quintet. VIP cocktail party, $30, which includes free drinks from 1 to 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., the party will change to a cash bar. Free/children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Roxbury Market as well as on Eventbrite and Facebook. For information and tickets, visit www.roxburyjazzfestival.com.
Blood drive in memory of Julia Malsin: Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Co-hosted by Julia’s Wings Foundation, Holiday Point Association and American Red Cross. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is Julia.
Old Store open: Thursdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m., or when the flag is flying. The Old Store and Museum, 3 Sherman Center.
Sherman Volunteer Fire Department annual ball: Aug. 4. At firehouse. $35 in advance. $40 at door. For more information and tickets, visit www.shermanvfd.org.
“Twelfth Night”: Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 1 p.m. Co-presented by Jewish Community in Sherman and Sherman Playhouse at JCC, 9 Route 39. $15/member. $20/non-member. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-8050.
Tack sale: Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road.
Discussion and book signing: Aug. 5, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. With local author and conservationist Edwin Matthews, who will discuss and sign copies of his new book of essays “Litchfield Country Journal: Notes on Wildness Around Us.”
Movie screenings: Aug. 6: “Chappaquiddick,” 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road.
Summer reading Tuesday programs for youth: Aug. 7: lip sync battle for ages 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14: “School of Rock” (PG-13) movie night, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-2310.
“How We Got the Lake from Green to Clean,” focusing on Lake Waramaug: Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. With Sean Hayden, Lake Waramaug Task Force Executive Director. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.
Discussion and book signing: Aug. 12, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. With author/painter Adam Van Doren who will discuss and sign copies of his new book “The Stones of Yale.”
“An Act of God”: Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 4, 8 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $25/reserved seat. $20/student and military personnel with ID. For information and tickets, call 860-350-6863.