Arts

Kent

"Lunch in the Garden" -- art by Ron Jones: May 1-June 30. Reception, May 7, 3-5 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

"Visual Dialog" - art by Donna Cleary, Derek Leka and Ginger Hanrahan: Opening reception, April 30, 3-5 p.m. Artist talk, June 5, 2 p.m. Runs through June 5. The Silo, 44 Upland Hill Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Oil painting exhibit -- art by Sheila Tintera: Runs through May 13. Bank Street Coffee House, 56 Bank St. For more information, call 860-350-2150 or email sheila.tintera@gmail.com.

Washington

Local farmer art exhibit -- photographs by John Kane and Wendy Carlson: Runs through April. The Smithy Market, 10 Main St. For more information, call 860-868-9003.

"Looking at Animals": Opening reception, May 7, 4-6 p.m. Runs through June 12. WAA, Bryan Memorial Plaza, 3 Bryan Hall. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-2878 or go to www.washingtonartassociation.org.

Health

KENT

Health and wellness fair: April 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Davis IGA, Kent Green. For more information or to sign up, call 860-927-4093 or email mtr@davisiga.com

New Milford

Program about fibromyalgia relief: May 4, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street.

Weight loss surgery seminar: May 5, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Hospital, 21 Elm St. Programs may be held at different hospital buildings. Inquire upon registration. For more information, call 860-355-2611.

Movies

Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122 (film line). 860-354-9911 (office). $9.50/adult $8.50/student. $7.50/senior or child. $5/bargain show before noon. $5/all-day Tuesday. $2 extra per 3D movie.

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. 203-796-7777. The theater recommends calling the box office to verify show times and prices.

Music/Dance

Kent

Kent Singers concert: May 7, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

New Milford

Music by Halfway Home: April 30, 8-10 p.m. Bank Street Coffee house, 56 Bank St.

SHERMAN

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert: April 30, 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center in Sherman, 9 Route 39 South. $20/member. $25/non-member. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5930.

Special Events

Gaylordsville

Merwinsville Hotel Restoration cleanup: May 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel Restoration group, Brown's Forge Road. $20/hotel member. $25/non-member.

Kent

Kiln opening: April 30-May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alison Palmer Studio, 48 Stone Fences Lane. For more information, call 860-927-4680.

Kent Memorial Library events: May 1: "The New Soldiers: The American Military in the 21st Century" series program with James R. Locher III. May 4: kids' poster contest party, 3:30 p.m. May 7: Mother's Day story hour for kids 3-9, 10:30 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-927-3761.

Bake sale: May 7, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. North Main Street, in front of Bain Real Estate. Benefits First Congregational Church of Kent.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Fashion show: May 1, 2 p.m. Presented by Women's Club at Community House, 27 Church St. $8 at door. $5 in advance. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-6657.

New Milford

Library events: April 29: murder mystery, 7 p.m. May 9: screening of "The Italian," 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Pratt Nature Center events: April 30: nature identification event, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $3/member. $5/non-member. May 7: square foot gardening course, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $10/member. $12/non-member. Pratt Nature Center, 163 Paper Mill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

ShredFest: April 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Rotary Club at Lore's Plaza, Route 7. $7/copy paper box. For more information and registration, call 860-350-2225.

"Seven Costly Mistakes Buyers Make": May 5, 7 a.m. BNI group, 11 Railroad St. With Jennifer Gattie of MetLife Home Loans.

AARP meetings: May 5: executive board, 1 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. May 11: annual tea and fundraiser, noon. The Maxx, Railroad Street. $10. Bring tea cup and non-perishable, non-glass food item. Must sign up by May 4. For more information, call 860-355-8999. To arrange for transportaion via senior center bus, call 860-355-6075 by May 4.

National Day of Prayer gathering: May 5, 6-7 p.m. Bandstand, Village Green.

Cinco de Mayo fundraiser: May 5, 5-8 p.m. Hosted by New Milford Republican Town Committee at Fajita's & Margarita's, 129 Danbury Road. $20/person. For more information, call 860-354-7137 or email kafrancis@earthlink.net.

Home brewing and wine making: May 6: home brewing course, 1-2:30 p.m. May 7: wine making course, 3-4:30 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $20/class. $35/two classes. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Wine and beer tasting: May 6, 6-8:30 p.m. The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $35 in advance. $40 at door. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Girl Scout mother-daughter dance: May 6, 7-9 p.m. New Milford High School cafeteria, Route 7 South. $12/person. Tickets available at Lennie's Flower Shop, 14 Elm St. and at Arkettype, 221 Danbury Road. For more information, call 860-355-5573 or email kimmoldan@att.net or stephnancy@aol.com.

"Spring Walk to End Alzheimer's": May 7. Registration, 9 a.m. Walk, 10 a.m. Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road. For more information or to donate, call 860-828-2828 or visit www.alz.org/ct.

Italian night dinner: May 7, 6-8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7). $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-10. Free/child under 5. For more information, call 860-354-3450.

Wine and beer tasting to support the Village Center for the Arts: May 7, 7-9:30 p.m. At space formerly occupied by Connecticut Memories, 77 Railroad St. $25 in advance. $30 at the door.

Roxbury

Shepaug River Association water quality new volunteer training: May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Town hall, Route 67. For more information and registration, email mruta@hvatoday.com.

Town-wide tag sale: May 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. View maps and directories at www.roxburyct.com/recreation or pick up at town field on Route 133 May 7.

Sherman

Program with "American Airpower: Bombers" author John Cilio: April 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Library, Sherman Center.

Roadside cleanup: April 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gloves and bags available at town hall April 26-29 and at Sherman School parking lot April 30. Safety vests available at Sherman Wine & Liquors. For more information, call Ruth at 860-355-1139.

Water testing for residents: April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Sherman Democratic Town Committee at Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East.

Ladies spring brunch: April 30, 10 a.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information, call 860-354-6114.

Screening of "They Came to

Play": May 7, 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. $10/member. $15/non-member. $2/student. Free/child under 12. $17/person at the door. For more information and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

Sherman School art show and ice cream social: Art show celebration: May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Also open May 11-12, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ice cream social: May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Benefits Ann Magoun Scholarship Fund.

Washington

Judea Garden volunteer meeting: April 30, 10:30 a.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-2880 or email info@judeagarden.org.

Rabies clinic: April 30, 2-4 p.m. Town garage, Blackville Road. $20/animal.

Guided tour of "Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers": May 1, 10 a.m. Part of Gunn Memorial Museum archive reading series. Gunn Memorial Museum, Wykeham Road. Senior center bus available for transportation from the center. For more information and to reserve a seat, call the center at 860-868-0735.

Events to recognize Civil War anniversary and opening of of "Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers" exhibit : May 1. Encampment, and opening of exhibit 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gunn Memorial Museum, Wykeham Road. Civil War church service, 10:30-11:30 a.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Organic gardening program: May 7, 1 p.m. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information and registration, call 860-868-2310.

Hickory Stick book signing: May 7: with Alexandra Styron, who will read "Reading my Father," 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-0525.

Barbecue dinner: May 7, 5-7 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, Baldwin Hill Road. $12/adult. $6/child 11 and younger. For more information, call 860-868-2794.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: May 8: wolf awareness event, 1 p.m. $10/adult. $8/mother. $6/kid. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

Health care reform laws forum for businesses: May 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Aita Financial Group at Bryan Memorial Hall. For more information and registration, email dmaita@aitafinancial.com.

Celebration of Young Writers and ASAP Benefit Auction: May 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. At Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Bryan Memorial Plaza. $50 general admission. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-0740.

Theater

SHERMAN

"The Bad Seed": Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. through May 14. May 1 and 8, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20. $10/student with valid id. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.shermanplayers.org.

AREA TOWNS

Auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": May 1: for kids aged 6-12. For adults, 4-8 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. For more information, call 203-775-0023.

"Sylvia": Fridays-Saturdays through May 14, 8 p.m. May 8, 2 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. $20/adult. $15-20. For more information and tickets, call 203-775-0023.