Exhibit of works by Christmas M. Vitarello of New Milford: Exhibit of works by Christine Vitarello of New Milford: Runs through Jan. 26. Library, 62 Main St. South.


“The Farm” - exhibit of works by Susan Hennelly: Runs through Dec. 29. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP to reception, call 860-927-3761.


Exhibit of abstract paintings by Heather Neilson of Winsted: Runs through Jan. 6. Loft Gallery at Smithy Store, 10 Main St.


“From the Mountains to the Shore: The Transcendence of New England Moments” - new paintings by Thomas Adkins of Southbury: Runs through Dec. 31. Gregory James Gallery, Route 202.


“Dynamics” - works by illustrator Robert Giusti: Runs through Dec. 8. Library, South Street. Hours: Mondays, noon-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Works by the late Inga-Britta Mills: Opening reception, Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. Runs through Jan. 26. Library, South Street. Hours: Mondays, noon-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-2181.


“Grain Paintings” - works by Clark Gifford: Opening reception, Dec. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 9. Library, Sherman Center.


Exhibit of art quilts designed and sewn Norma Schlager of Danbury: Runs through Jan. 5. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.



Irish happy hour with Uncle Bill Whiskey, aka Bill Wisnowski: Dec. 9: no happy hour. Dec. 16: with guests Chris Durham, RivaJean Martin and Dale Jones, 5 p.m. Dec. 23: with guests Julie Sorcek, Wendy Matthews and Dale Jones, 5 p.m. Dec. 30: with guests Steve O’Tree and Friends and Dale Jones, 5 p.m. The Abbey, 132 Danbury Road. For more information, call 860-799-6464.



Hilltop Center (Bridgewater Senior Center) activities: Dec. 20: December lunch, 12:15 p.m. Followed by Hilltop Singers singing Christmas carols and an ugly sweater contest. $10. Sign up required. Mondays: line dancing, 11 a.m. Tuesdays: Dawn MacNutt appointments, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Computer Group, 10 a.m. Silver Needles, 1 pm. VNA with blood pressure check, second Tuesday of each month, 1 pm. Wednesdays: Mahjongg, 1 p.m. Thursdays: special events. Fridays: poker, 10 a.m. Chair yoga, 10:30 a.m. Canasta, 1 p.m. Hilltop Center, 132 Hut Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3090.


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.

Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust annual member meeting and holiday party: Dec. 8. Annual meeting, 3-4 p.m. Holiday party, 4-6 p.m. At Kent Community House, 93 North Main St.

Program about the book “Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut”: Dec. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Marty Podsckoch and Marge Smith. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Book discussion group: Dec. 13: “Stay with Me” by Avobami Adebayo, 5-6:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. With Dr. Betty Krasne. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.


New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Morning Glory worship: Sundays, 8-9:30 a.m. Education hour: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Worship, 11-12:30 p.m. Future dates: Dec. 9, 16 and 23 (no service Dec. 30). Mid-week worship/Bible study: Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m. Future dates: Dec. 12, 19 and 26. Worship/prayer gathering: second and fourth Friday, 6-9 p.m. Future dates: Dec. 14 and 28. Christmas Eve service: Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. New Year’s Eve service: Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-12:15 a.m. At 25 Church St. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Pearl Harbor Day ceremony: Dec. 7, 9 a.m. At VFW Hall, Avery Road.

Spaghetti dinner: Dec. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $4/child 6-12. Free/child 5 and under. $25/family maximum.

“Second Saturday Stars” program, “Insight: NASA’s Next Mission to Mars”: Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory, behind New Milford High School, Route 7 South.

Winter market: Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building, 40 East St. Parking available behind building. For more information, call 860-210-2030.

Free poetry writing workshop: Dec. 10, 6:15 p.m. Library, Main Street. With James Scrimgeour, poet laureate of New Milford. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Housatonic Business Alliance meetings: Dec. 13: with Wayne Locke of Matson Financial Advisors, 7 a.m. Dec. 20: with Scott Coulter of Children’s Movement Center, 7 a.m. Dec. 27: with Audrey King of Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, 7 a.m. Jan. 3: with Dorothyann Freifeld of Massage By Dorothyann, 7 a.m. At 19 Main venue, 19 Main St.

Chamber of Commerce Business Scene: Dec. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Housatonic River Brewing, New Milford Rotary Club and Webster Bank at Housatonic River Brewing, 30 Kent Road (Route 7 North). Bring unwrapped toy or non-perishable foods.

Roast beef dinner: Dec. 15. Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $14/adult. $12/senior. $5/child 4-12. Free/child under 4.

Caregivers Support Group: Dec. 18, 10 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.


Deer Pond offerings: Dec. 10: “Nature Explorations” walk with Deirdra Wallin, program coordinator and fellow Connecticut Audubon Society Master Naturalists, 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 20: winter bird walks with Miley Bill, senior director of science and conservation, 9 a.m. Deer Pond, 57 Wakeman Hill Road. For more information and RSVP, visit www.ctaudubon.org.


Gala dinner-concert to benefit Warren Congregational Church organ restoration fund: Dec. 15, 6 p.m. At Warren Congregational Church, Sackett HIl Road. Features Goshen Festival Singers and a four-course, gourmet dinner. $25. Reservations required by calling 860-868-7106.


Book signing with Sharon Ruchman: Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. Author of “The Gift of Rudy.”

“The Herstory of Washington, Part Two, 1640-1730”: Dec. 11, 7 p.m. At Rumsey School’s Maxwell A. Sarofim Performing Arts Center, 201 Romford Road. With Louise van Tartwiik, author and former director of Gunn Historical Museum.



“Man of La Mancha”: Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 7-Jan. 5, 8 p.m., as well as Dec. 23 and 30, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave. $30 for reserved seating. $25 for students and military personnel and veterans with ID. Pay-what-you-can night, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. For more information and RSVP, call 860-350-6863.

Auditions for “Race”: By appointment only Dec. 9, 2-6 p.m. and Dec. 10, 7-10 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. A cast of three men, including two Caucasian and one African-American, ages 30 to 50, and one African-American woman ages 20 to 30 is sought. Actors should be prepared with a monologue and to read selected sides from the script. It is very important to be familiar with the script before auditioning. Interested actors should bring a head shot and resume. For more information or to make an appointment, call the 5 Brookside Ave. theater at 860-350-6863 or email info@theatreworks.us.


“Picasso at the Lapin Agile”: Dec. 14-15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Presented by Shepaug Dramatics at Shepaug Valley School, South Street. $10/adult. $5/student and senior. For more information, call 860-717-2444.