New Milford children in pre-kindergarten through grade five are invited to take part in a gala celebration of 1,000 Suns for New Milford at the John H. McCarthy Observatory June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. Children will plant more than 1,000 seedlings they have started as a project in their classrooms into a special bed in Galileo's Garden at the observatory behind New Milford High School on Route 7.

Games and refreshments will be offered, culminating in a prize drawing where one child from each school will win a Galileo telescope.

For more information, call 860-946-0312.