Holiday calendar

To have an event listed, mail the information to Deborah Rose, The Greater New Milford Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776, fax it to her at (860) 350-6794, or e-mail it to her at drose@newmilford.com. For more information, call Ms. Rose at (860) 355-7324.

BRIDGEWATER

�Holiday breakfast: Dec. 2, 8-11 a.m. Bridgewater firehouse, 100 Main St. $5/person. $15/family.

�Tree lighting: Dec. 7, 7 p.m. On the Green. Followed by refreshments at the Grange Hall.

Gingerbread house workshop: Dec. 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Burnham Library, Main Street. For pre-schoolers and children through first grade.

GAYLORDSVILLE

�Merwinsville Hotel decorated for holiday season, storytelling and tours of hotel: Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Brown's Forge Road.

KENT

Sherman Chamber Ensemble jazz concert: Nov. 25, 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, Main Street.

�Christmas concert with Kent Singers: Dec. 2, 3 p.m. St. Joseph's Chapel, Kent School, Route 341. $15 in advance. $20 at door. For more information, call (860) 354-2156.

�"Holiday Hope for Our Overseas Troops" collection drive: Runs through Dec. 3. Davis IGA, Kent Green. Non-perishables sought.

�VNA Hospice Tree of Life tree-lighting: Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. Swift House, Maple Street. To make a donation, call (860) 354-2216.

�Holiday boutique: Runs through Dec. 22. Bake sale, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kent Memorial Library, Main Street. Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

MARBLE DALE &

NEW PRESTON

�Christmas bazaar: Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Andrew's Church, Route 202.

NEW MILFORD

�New Milford "Festival of Lights" lighting of trees on Village Green: Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Village Center Organization, formerly the Downtown Business Alliance.

�Holiday studio open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Litchfield Artists Association at 119 Old Ridge Road.

�Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 9, 9-11 a.m. VFW, 11 Avery Road. Donations accepted.

�VNA Hospice Tree of Life tree-lighting: Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. New Milford Senior Center, Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St. To make a donation, call (860) 354-2216.

�Holiday gift wrapping fundraiser: Presented by New Milford High School Grad Party at Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury. For more information or to volunteer, call Pam Lavender at (860) 354-4619.

�30th annual Carol Sing: Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Village Green.

�Holiday hands-on train exhibit: Exhibit open every day, except Christmas, Dec. 22-31 from noon to 4 p.m. Railroad station, 11 Railroad St.

�"Love & Peace" holiday exhibit: Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (860) 355-0300.

�Holiday gift shop open: Open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 22. New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

�ThriftMart of New Milford holiday hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. ThriftMart, 146 Danbury Road (Route 7). For more information, call (860) 350-2153.

�Christmas Eve service: Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

�"Treasures & More" holiday exhibit: Exhibit runs through Jan. 13. Gregory James Gallery, 13 Main St. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call (860) 354-3436.

ROXBURY

�"A Festival of Holiday Trees": Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m. Roxbury Senior Center, South Street. Auction of table-top trees, music, raffle, food.

Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

�VNA Tree of Life tree-lighting ceremony: Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. Roxbury Senior Center, South Street. To make a donation, call (860) 354-2216.

SHERMAN

�Sherman Chamber Ensemble jazz concert: Nov. 24, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

�VNA Hospice Tree of Life tree-lighting: Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. IGA plaza, Routes 37 and 39. To make a donation, call (860) 354-2216.

Historical Society Museum gift shop: Open Wednesdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, 12-4 p.m. Sherman Historical Society, Sherman Center.

WASHINGTON

�Holiday exhibit: "Dolls Paradise": Opening reception, Nov. 25, 1-3 p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 13. Gunn Historical Museum, 5 Wykeham Road, Hours: Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 12-4 p.m.

�Christmas concert: Dec. 1, 5-6 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, Baldwin Hill Road.

�Holiday shopper treat: Dec. 1-23. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call (860) 868-0518.

�VNA Hospice Tree of Life tree-lighting: Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. Washington Senior Center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. To make a donation, call (860) 354-2216.

�Dramatic reading of "A Christmas Carol": Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road.

AREA TOWNS

�Holiday tours of Alpaca Farm: Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alpaca Connection Farm, 132 Orchard Ave., Woodbury. For more information, call (203) 266-9002.

�Craft fair: Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bantam firehouse, 92 Doyle Road, Bantam.

�Christmas bazaar: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Christ Church, Quaker Hill, Pawling, N.Y.

�Holiday bazaar: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Little Red School House, Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield.

�New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare holiday boutique: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Company A Firehouse, Route 39, New Fairfield.

�Christmas tree sale: Dec. 8-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bantam firehouse, corner of Route 202 and 209, Bantam.