“The Beach” — works by Steve Eazarsky: Runs through Aug. 31. Library, Main Street. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Presidents’ juried show: Runs through Sept. 7. Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.


Art by Liz Mullins: Open house, Aug. 28, 6-9 p.m. Runs through August. The Sweet Spot, 60 Railroad St.

“Summer Fun”: Runs through Aug. 30. Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church St. For more information, email newmilartscomm@gmail.com.

Art by Ian Mcomber: Runs through August. Tonio’s Panino, 57 Bank St.


“The Art of the Book” - works by Wendell Minor: Runs through Sept. 5. Library, South Street. For information, call 860-350-2181.


Bank Street Theater: 46 Bank St., New Milford. 860-354-2122.

Bantam Cinema: 115 Bantam Lake Road (Route 209), Bantam. 860-567-0006 (show times).

AMC: Still River Corporate Center, 4-6 International Drive, Danbury. 888-AMC-4FUN.



Edwin Kinkade summer concert series: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22: Roadside Attraction. Aug. 29: Jolly Beggars. Presented by New Milford Commission on the Arts on the Village Green. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.


Music by Timerider: Aug. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. At Warren Woods, Brick School Road.


Washington Friends of Music concert: Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m. At meetinghouse of First Congregational Church on the Green.

Free concert with The New Desperation: Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. River Walk Pavilion, near Washington Primary School. Bring chairs, picnics.

Special Events


Bridgewater Country Fair: Aug. 21, 4-11 p.m. Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On grounds behind firehouse, Route 133. $8/adult. $6/senior. Free/child under 12. $16/three-day pass.


Oratory of the Little Way events: Aug. 22: healing workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 25: healing prayer service, 10 a.m. Aug. 26: “More than Healing, the Power of Words,” 10 a.m. Aug. 29: “Life After Death,” 9 a.m..-3 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, Oratory Lane. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-8294.


Program with professional landscape designer Jan Johnsen: Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by library and garden club at town hall, Kent Green Boulevard. Author of “Heaven is a Garden, Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection.” For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Handstone carving demonstration and lecture by stone carver Karin Sprague: Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lecture, 1 p.m. Eric Sloane Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road. For more information, call 860-927-3849.

Outdoor screening of “Back to the Future II”: Aug. 29, 8:30 p.m. Rear lawn of town hall, Kent Green Boulevard.

Safe Sitter Training Program: Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Library, Main Street. For kids 11 and up. $20. For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.

Book signing: Aug. 30, 2-3 p.m. House of Books, 10 North Main St. With Janice Kaplan, author of “The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life.”


Screening of “Sophie’s Choice”: Aug. 21, time to be announced. Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Road. For more information, visit www.merryallcenter.org.

Mini-golf outing: Aug. 22. Sponsored by Christian Singles Connect. Meet at GolfQuest, 1 Sand Cut Road, Brookfield, 6:30-6:45 p.m. Bring snack to share. For more information, email jorobwalk@yahoo.com.

Democratic Town Committee annual picnic: Aug. 23, noon-5 p.m. Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive. $10/person. $25/family. For more information, call 860-915-1098.

Merryall Union Chapel service: Aug. 23, 4 p.m. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road. With Pastor Gregory Wismar, retired, of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown.

Free parent support group: Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For more information, call Laura at 860-354-0047.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meeting/support group: Aug. 27, 9:30-11a.m. Parish house of First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For moms of kids newborn-5. For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-8232 or email mopsnewmilford@yahoo.com.

Housatonic Business Alliance meeting: Aug. 27, 7 a.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.With Audrey King of Kent Greenhouse & Gardens.

Coloring party for adults: Aug. 28, 2-3 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Parenting support and education group for young parents: Aug. 28, 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: Aug. 28, 10 a.m. Senior center, 40 Main St. For more information, call 860-354-2216.

Can and bottle drive: Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by NMHS band and color guard, NMHS, Route 7 South. Redemption slips also accepted.

Wine tasting to celebrate Animal Welfare 50th anniversary: Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. At Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road, New Preston. $25 in advance at www.aws-shelter.org and $30 at door.

“Save Our Steinway” music fundraiser: Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Merryall Center for the Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road. With pianist Tom Morris and soprano Jessica Smith. $88/non-member. $52/Merryall subscriber. $8/song request. $18/chance to play the Steinway. For information and RSVP, call 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org by Aug. 22.


Tag/bake sale: Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.


Blackberry festival: Aug. 22-23, noon-5 p.m. White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37. Wine and food available for a fee. Live music both days, 1-4:30 p.m.

Connecticut Clay Artists show and sale: Opening reception, Aug. 28, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 29-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South.

“Long Story Short: A Collection of Monologues” by Robin Frome: Aug. 22, 8 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39. Reservations not required.


“Voices of Poetry/Back on the Vine” poetry and music event: Aug. 23, 2-4 p.m. At Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road. $15.


“Screening of "Annie Leibovitz: Life through a Lens”: Aug. 24, 1 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, visit www.gunnlibrary.org.

Book signing: Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road. With Nan Rossiter, author of “Nantucket.”

“A Day in the 17th Century Woodlands”: Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. IAIS, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, RSVP and fees, call 860-868-0518.

Pilobolus Hop: Aug. 29, 5 p.m. 292 Bee Brook Road. Rain date, Aug. 30. Features dancing with Pilobolus dancers, music, food and bonfire. $125/person 30 and up for pizza, dancing and BYOB. $75/person 11-29 for pizza and dancing. Free/child under 10. $225/person for pizza, dancing and unlimited locally-made hard cider, wine and beer. For more information and RSVP, contact aduffey@pilobolus.org or call 646-795-4926.


Christ Church Nursery School open house: Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Christ Church Nursery School, Quaker Hill at 17 Church Road, Pawling, N.Y. For more information, call 845-855-7309.

“Lox of Laughter”: Aug. 23, 11 a.m. B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North, Southbury. For more information and RSVP, call 203-267-3394 by Aug. 18.