Arts

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Painting exhibit by Leila Orienter: Runs through May. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1069.

Kent

"Origami: Off the Wall, the Ancient Art of Paper Folding" reception: May 21, 3 to 5 p.m. Library, 32 North Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

New Milford

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.

Photography of Ukraine nuclear power plant by Christina Falise: May 16 to June 26. Library, 24 Main St. For more information, call 860-355-1191.

30 Bridge St. open house and exhibit: May 20, 4 to 6 p.m. 30 Bridge St. building.

New Milford Historical Society program -- woodwork by Fallon and Wilkinson: May 22, 2 p.m.

Historical Society, Aspetuck Ave. $5/non-member. Free/member.

Roxbury

"Barns and Gardens" -- art by Bettina Skor: Opening reception, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m. Runs through

July 2. Library, 23 South St. For more information, call 860-350-2181.

Washington

"Reflections" -- paintings and monotypes by Liz Dexheimer and ceramics and porcelain by Elizabeth MacDonald: May 13 to June 19. Opening reception: May 14, 2 p.m. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655.

Painting exhibit by Diane Dupuis of Washington: Runs through May 14. Cornwall Library, 30 Pine St. Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

-Bridesmaids: R. Friday 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. 1:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 1:15, 4:40, 7:10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:40, 7:10 p.m.

-Thor in 3D: PG-13. Friday 4:15, 7:05, 9:20 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:20 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 1:30, 4:15, 7:05 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:15, 7:05 p.m.

-Something Borrowed: PG-13. Friday 4, 7:25, 9:40 p.m. Saturday 11:15 a.m. 1:45, 4, 7:25, 9:40 p.m. Sunday 11:15 a.m. 1:45, 4, 7:25 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:30, 7:10 p.m.

-Fast Five: PG-13. Friday 4:30, 7, 9:25 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. 1:20, 4:30, 7, 9:25 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m., 1:20, 4:30, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:30, 7 p.m.

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 14, 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $10/adult over 12. $8/senior. Free/child under 13.

New Milford

Studio D's "Alice in Wonderland" production: May 14, 6 p.m. May 15, 3 p.m. New Milford High School auditorium, 388 Danbury Road. In advance: $12/adult. $6/child. At door: $16/adult. $8/child. For more information, call 860-350-2900.

Washington

Choral festival: May 22, 5 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-2704.

Special Events

Bridgewater

Historical lecture on Punderson family art: May 13, 7 p.m. Burnham Library, 62 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-6937.

Roast beef dinner: May 14, seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Bridgewater Grange hall, Main Street. $12/adult. $5/child under 12.

"Artful Cooking" chef series: May 20, 7 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Burnham Library at Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road. $20 in advance. $25 at door. For more information, visit Burnham Library on Main Street.

Gaylordsville

Tag sale: May 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, 685 Kent Road (Route 7).

Merwinsville Hotel Restoration membership meeting and potluck: May 20, 6 to 9 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel Restoration, Brown's Forge Road. For more information, go to www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Kent

Kent Memorial Library events: May 14: origami workshop, 10 a.m. to noon. Informal Club, 2 p.m. May 21: poetry workshop, 10 a.m. Chess Club, 1 to 3 p.m. Night of improv for kids in fifth grade, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-927-3761.

Portrayal of local Civil War vet: May 15, 2 p.m. Hosted by historical society at town hall, Kent Green. With Ernie Barker.

New Milford

Maxx events: May 13: alternative show, 7:30 p.m. $8 or $10. May 20: sixth-grade dance and games, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $8 with student ID. May 27: coffee house with acoustic bands. $3. Mondays: Snaxx@The Maxx, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays: front room open, 6 to 11 p.m. The Maxx, 94 Railroad St. For more information or to RSVP, call 860-354-0047 or e-mail stacey@youthagency.org.

Pratt Nature Center events: May 13: full-moon hike, 8 p.m. May 17, 19:

teen drug abuse program, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pratt Nature Center, 163 Paper Mill Road. For more information, call 860-355-3137.

Junk in the Trunk fundraiser: May 14, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

Spring fair: May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Housatonic Friends Meetinghouse, intersection of Route 7 South and Lanesville Road.

Harrybrooke Park Creative Arts Festival: May 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road. For more information, call 860-355-1098, email flarasim@yahoo.com or visit www.harrybrookepark.org.

Canine costume contest: May 14, 12:30 p.m. Hosted by Girl Scout Troop No. 40256 at CandleWoof dog park, Pickett District Road. $5/dog. For more information, email dallen3983@charter.net.

Spring lecture "The Greening of the Older Home": May 14, 2 p.m. Hosted by Trust for Historical Preservation at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlessey Ave. For more information, call 860-354-9437.

Voice for Joanie pizza party and magic show: May 14, 6 to 10 p.m. VFW hall, 11 Avery Road. $20/adult. $10/child. For more information, call 860-350-9034.

Programs about Steinways: May 14: "Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diaries, 1861-1896" lecture, 6 p.m. May 21: "Steinway Yesterday and Today" with Robert Wyatt, 6 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. $25/member. $35/non-member. $5/student. For more information and registration, call 860-355-0300.

FineLine Theater Arts performances: May 14, 7 p.m. May 15, 2 and 6 p.m. Canterbury School, Aspetuck Ave. $15/adult $10/student. For more information, call 860-210-1444.

Telescope workshop: May 14, 7 to

10 p.m. John J. McCarthy Observatory at high school, 388 Danbury Road. For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.com.

Arion Singing Society 150th anniversary celebration: May 15. Amber Room Colonnade, Stacey Road, Danbury. Free concert, 2 to 4 p.m. Dinner-dance, 5 to 9 p.m. $65/person for dinner-dance. For more information and reservations, call 203-426-6969 or 860-354-7593.

"Navigating through the Teen Years" two-part workshop: May 17 and 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information and registration, call 860-354-0047.

Library events: May 18: Candlewood Lake presentation by Ray Crawford, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays: technology instruction, 9 to 10 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information or registration, call 860-355-1191.

BNI: On Track meeting: May 19: discussion of Lutron products, 7 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street. May 26: "Master Your Programmable Thermostat," 7 a.m. At Union Savings Bank, 100 Park Lane (Route 202). For more information, call 203-743-0131.

AARP driver safety program: May 20, 9 a.m. tp 1 p.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. $14/non-member. $12/AARP member. For more information, call 860-355-6075.

Chamber of Commerce 80th

anniversary party: May 20, 5:30

to 8:30 p.m. Phys-Ed Health & Performance, 10 Still River Drive.

Plant sale: May 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Garden Club on Village Green.

Health & Fitness Expo: May 21,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phys-Ed Health & Performance, 10 Still River Drive. For more information or registration, call 860-355-4354.

Pork dinner: May 21, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Hosted by Good Shepherd Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $10/person 12 and older. $8/senior. $5/child 4-11.

Merryall Chapel service: May 22, June 26, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

Lunch & Learn seminar about social media: May 26, noon-1:30 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street. For more information and registration, call the Chamber at 860-354-6080 by May 20.

Roxbury

Safeguarding the Shepaug River Watershed session: May 22, 2 p.m. Town hall, 29 Route 67. For more information, call 860-354-2634.

SOHO Brown Bag Luncheon: Last Thursday each month, noon. Roxbury Congregational Church, Church Street. For home-based business folks.

Sherman

"The Lacuna" book discussion:

May 13, 7:30 p.m. Library, 1 Sherman Road. For more information and registration, call 860-354-2455.

Latin American Mission message by Pablo Carrillo: May 15, 10 a.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

Jewish Community Center events: May 15: members-only brunch, 11 a.m.; May 22: discussion of "Hunger: The Biology and Politics of Starvation," 11:30 a.m.; May 28: supper and screening of "Moolade," 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South. For more information, fees and reservations, call 860-355-8050.

"Difficult Conversations, Touchy Subjects" workshop: May 21,

10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sherman School, 2 Route 37 East. For more information, call 860-354-2414 or email shermanseniorcenter@charter.net.

Bible study group: Kicks off May 22, 5 to 6 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information or registration, call 860-354-6114 or email theshermanchurch@aol.com.

Charity golf classic & business challenge: May 23, 11:30 a.m. The Club, River Oaks. $175/person. For more information, call the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce at 860-354-6080.

WARREN

Pancake breakfast: May 15, 7:30

to 11 a.m. Warren Volunteer Fire Company, 7 Sackett Hill Road. $5/adult. $2/child 3 and older. Free/child under 3.

Washington

"Me, Myself and Everyone Else" one-person show: May 13, 7 p.m. Shepaug Valley High School, South Street. With SVHS senior Jamie Davenport.

HORSE of Connecticut open house: May 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960.

Institute for American Indian Studies events: May 14: primitive skills day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15: artifact identification, 1 to 4 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

Gunn Memorial Library events: May 14: harp performance by Marcie Swift, 1 p.m. May 19: Civil War lecture by Zachary Bodnar, noon. Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information and registration for programs, call 860-868-2310.

Hickory Stick booksigning: May 14: with Candace Bushnell, author of "Summer and the City," 4 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-0525.

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

Lasagna dinner: May 21, noon to

5 p.m. First Congregational Church, Washington Green. $15/pan. For more information or to place an order, call 860-868-0569 or email liddyadams@prudentialadams.com.

Children's choir performance:

May 21, 7 p.m. First Congregational Church, Green. $10/adult. $5/child over 3. For more information, call 860-868-0569 or email congreg.church@snet.net.

Area towns

Open forum on domestic violence, bullying and collective violence: May 19, 6 p.m. Newsroom Cafe of the Register Citizen, 59 Field St., Torrington. For more information, go to aclu_nwct.blogspot.com.

Sherman Wildlife-Line Inc. bake sale: May 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sherman IGA, Routes 55 and 37 For more information, call 860-355-5797 or visit www.TheWildlifeLine.com.

"Live Well" workshop: Wednesdays through June 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon. VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road, Unit F, Bantam. For more information, call 860-567-6000.

Theater

New Milford

Auditions for Lynn Redgrave role for "The Shakespeare for My Father": May 23, 7 to 9 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. For more information, call 860-350-6863.

"Great American Trailer Park Musical": Opens May 20. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through June 18. June 5, 12, 19, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $28. Free preview for seniors, May 19,

8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can-night,

May 26, 8 p.m. Parking available behind Catherine E. Lillis Building

off East Street. For more information, call 860-350-6863.

SHERMAN

"The Bad Seed": Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. through May 14. 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

"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.