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
äHoliday festivities: Through Dec. 22: Holiday boutique. 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.
äHoliday workshops: Gingerbread making session: Dec. 20, noon-5 p.m. Open studio ornament making: Dec. 23, 6 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
äHoliday choral/instrumental music: Dec. 20, noon-4 p.m. The Silo/Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road. Performance by Schagticoke Middle School Choral Singers. Free.
ä"Mrs. Bob Cratchit 's Wild Christmas Binge": Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $20. $50 for Dec. 31 gala performance. For more information, call (860) 350-6863.
äNMHS concert: Dec. 21, 3 p.m. New Milford High School , 388 Danbury Road. Featuring the chorus, the advanced chorus, and the orchestra. For more information, call (860) 350-6647.
äHoliday open house: Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way.
äHands-on train display: Dec. 21-31, noon-4 p.m. except Christmas when it's closed.Railroad station, 11 Railroad St.
äServices: Dec. 21: The Longest Night service, 6 p.m. Service of hope for people feeling blue. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Bible
äAnnual Carol Sing: Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. Bandstand, Village Green.
äChristmas Eve service: Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road. With the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg.
äChristmas Eve services: Dec. 24, 7 p.m. lessons and carols. 10 p.m. candelight service with communion and carols. First Congregational Church , 36 Main St. For more information, call (860) 354-8232.
äToy and food drive: Runs through Dec. 22. Donations may be dropped off at Skin Deep Ink Tattoo, Bank Street; Candlewood Valley Motor and New Milford Cycle, Route 7 South; and Levine Automotive, Route 7.
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.
äGiving Tree donations: Runs through Dec. 22. Residents invited to buy gift indicated on ornament on tree in town hall, Route 67.
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.
äDramatic reading of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol": Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. With William Kinsolving. Free. For more information, call (860) 868-7247.
äCommunity carol sing-a-long: Dec. 21, 5 p.m. First Congregational Church, 6 Kirby Road. For more information, call (860) 868-0569.
äWinter Solstice Celebration: Dec. 21, 2-9 p.m. St. John's Church, 78 Green Hill Road. All proceeds to benefit Connecticut Center for Nonviolence . $45 suggested donation. For more information, call (860) 868-7116.
ä"Holiday Magic": Dec. 27, 1 p.m. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road.