Here's what's happening in our community this holiday season
äHoliday gift sale and Christmas tree sale: Gift sale runs through Dec. 21. Bridgewater Congregational Church, 10 Clapboard Road. For more information and hours, call (860) 354-0146.
äLife-size crèche exhibit: Open for public viewing daily through Jan. 12, 5-11 p.m., except Christmas Eve, Christmas night and New Year's Eve, when it will be lit until 1 a.m. At the home of Charles and
äTree of Life ceremony: Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. Swift House, Maple Street. Presented by NMVNA Hospice. For more information, call (860) 354-2216.
äService of carols and prayer: Dec. 16, 10 a.m. First Congregational Church
äHoliday festivities: Dec. 13: Bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Dec. 22: Holiday boutique. Open Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 23: Craft party of Christmas decorations, 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 29: Christmas story time, 2 p.m. Dec. 30: Snow party, 1 p.m. Kent Memorial Library, Main Street. For more information, call (860) 927-3761.
ä"Mrs. Bob Cratchit 's Wild Christmas Binge": Dec. 12-13, 18-20 and 31, 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $20. $50 for Dec. 31 gala performance. For more information, call (860) 350-6863.
äHoliday open house: Dec. 13-14, 20-21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way.
äPet parade: Dec. 13, noon. Village Green.
äPictures of pets with Santa: Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Barkery Boo'tique, Bank Street.
äLive nativity presentation: Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. Bible Baptist Church , 126 Kent Road.
äChristmas concert: Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.
ä"Holiday on the Green" hayrides: Dec. 14, 1-3 p.m. Village Green. Includes visit with Santa. Bring cameras.
äBreakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus: Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m. VFW Hall, 11 Avery Road. Donations accepted to benefit future children's programs. For more information, call (860) 354-7995.
äFloral holiday craft workshop: Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. Senior center, Main Street. For ages 60 and older.
äHoliday art show: Dec. 17-18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
äHands-on train display: Dec. 21-31, noon-4 p.m. except Christmas when it's closed.Railroad station, 11 Railroad St.
äAnnual Carol Sing: Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. Bandstand, Village Green.
äOpen studio ornament making: Dec. 23, 6 p.m. Village Center for the Arts , 12 Main St. Step by step ornament creation. Ages 6 to 15. $20.00 For more information, call (860) 354-4318.
äChristmas Eve service: Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road. With the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg.
äHoliday workshops: Dec. 20: Gingerbread house making, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 24: Holiday cookies, after school-6 p.m. Dec. 27: Caldoresque mobile, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 27 or 29: Paint pet portrait on canvas, 10 a.m.-noon. Dec. 28-30: Crazy clay days, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 31: Make New Year's feathered mask, 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 3: Chocolate making for adults, 1-4:30 p.m. Village Center for the Arts, 12 Main St. For more information, registration and fees, call (860) 354-4318.
äToy and food drive: Runs through Dec. 22. Donations may be dropped off at Body Graffiti Tattoo, Bank Street. Candlewood Valley Motor and New Milford Cycle, Route 7 South. Levine Automotive, Route 7. Meet and greet Santa Dec. 14, noon-4 p.m. at Uncle Al's Hot Dog & Grill, 71 Newtown Road, Danbury.
äChristmas tree sale: Runs until trees are gone. Northville Volunteer Fire Department , Route 202, Northville.
äHoliday tree donations: Runs through holiday season. Donations of children's hats, gloves, mittens and scarves, and monetary gifts for the local fuel bank accepted in the mayor's office, town hall, Main Street.
äRemembrance service: Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church , 4 Weller's Bridge Road. Light a candle in celebration of loved one(s). For more information, call (860) 355-3695.
äGiving Tree donations: Runs through Dec. 22. Residents invited to buy gift indicated on ornament on tree in town hall, Route 67.
äBreakfast with St. Nicholas: Dec. 13, 9 a.m. Holy Trinity Church , Routes 37 and 39. $6. For reservations call (860) 355-0097 or (860) 354-9522.
äChristmas pageant, concert: Children's pageant: Dec. 14, 10 a.m. Concert, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road.
äCommunity Carol Sing: Dec. 21, 5 p.m. Sherman gazebo, Veterans Field. For more information, call (203) 746-5155.
ä"The Winter Rose" Christmas cantata: Dec. 28, 10 a.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road. For more information, call (203) 746-5155.
äHoliday shopping hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Sherman Historical Society 's Old Store, Sherman Center . Includes sale of museum gifts and holiday items.
äHoliday in the Depot: Dec. 12, 6 p.m. Town hall, Bryan Memorial Plaza, and vicinity.
äChristmas open house: Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call (860) 868-1960.
äDramatic reading of "A Christmas Carol": Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m. Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road. For more information, call (860) 868-7247.
äHoliday concert: Dec. 16, 7 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green. With Gunnery musicians.
äHoliday events: Children's holiday shopping: Dec. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 13: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. "Holiday Magic": Dec. 27, 1 p.m. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road.