Classical French concert at Salem church, and more

Kim J. Clark

The following programs, events, and happenings are taking place in the greater New Milford area:

New Milford: Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio to present “Wild and Domestic” show

Gallery 25 presents “Wild and Domestic” featuring interpretations of this title by member artists. The show includes fresh new paintings, photographs, fused glass, ceramics, jewelry and woodworks based on the theme. The show runs from May 27-July 17.

In addition, as part of the gallery’s monthly Featured Artist Program, which hosts nonmembers for a month, painter Ed Arrabis will be presenting a showing of lively still lifes from May 27-June 26.

An Opening Reception for both shows will be held on June 4 from 2-4 p.m. with music by Hummingbird Duo (Gallery 25 members Barbara Soares and Jim Stasiak). Light refreshments will be served.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio New Milford Commission On the Arts is at 11 Railroad St., New Milford. Visit

June book club at Washington library

This year’s summer reading theme at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will focus on Reading Beyond the Beaten Path. Readers can sign up for a summer reading passport and take literary journeys all through the summer. To kick things off, the book club will read Amor Towles’ latest novel, “The Lincoln Highway.”

Register at Limited copies of the book are available. The summer reading program for adults begins June 1 and runs through August.

Gunn Memorial Library and Museum is at 5 Wykeham Road. For more information, call (860) 868-7586, e-mail:[email protected] or visit

Classical French concert at Salem Covenant Church in Washington

The concert is June 4 at 7 p.m. at Salem Covenant Church in Washington Depot. The concert will feature: Jennifer Anthony-Bogue (flute), Daniel Williams (clarinet), Peter Wortman (oboe), Ron Castonguay (saxophone) and Susan Anthony-Klein (piano). These musicians will be performing music by French composers such as Saint-Saëns, Milhaud and Debussy.

There will be a light reception following the concert.

June young adult events at New Milford Public Library

These are events for grades 6-12. Most events are in person at the Marsh Parish House unless otherwise indicated. RSVP for all programs by emailing [email protected] or register at

Graphic Novels Book Club is June 5 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Intergenerational Book Club — Reading with participants at the Senior Center June 7 at 4 to 5 p.m.

Young adult activists/volunteers — Need some community service hours? Come June 17 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Drumming in the Sun! Make some noise at a drum circle on the Summer Solstice — June 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Nature Journaling—Learn how to take time in nature and create a journal — June 24 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Dungeons & Dragons meets two times this month on Zoom, June 6 and 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Game On: Games & Chess Club is June 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Write Stuff, a casual creative writing workshop, is June 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Washington library celebrates Juneteenth in Poetry with Frederick-Douglass Knowles

Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

The Gunn Memorial Library, the Minor Memorial Library and the Burnham Library welcome poet, activist and educator Frederick-Douglass Knowles II to the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington on June 14 at 6 p.m. for a poetic performance, reading and discussion that illustrates what Juneteenth is all about, why it is so important, and the significance of it being a federally recognized holiday, a release said. This is an in-person event that is free and open to the public.

Registration is requested by visiting Frederick-Douglass Knowles II is an Educator and Activist fervent in achieving community augmentation through literary arts.

Washington library: Shark tagging: The Life History of White Sharks in the Northeastern Pacific

The development of cutting edge electronic tagging technology has allowed for new discoveries into the lives of white sharks to be made at an incredible pace, a release said.

Dr. Michael Domeier’s decades long research on the life history of white sharks has helped completely rewrite what scientists thought they knew about this species, the release said.

On June 16 at 4 p.m., there will be a program at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington to learn about how his project combined new satellite tagging technology with much more basic tools, like cameras, to describe where these sharks mate, give birth, and everything in between.

New Milford — Artist Danielle Mailer’s Night Bird Flies High on the Red Barn Exterior of Merryall Art Center

When the Merryall Art Center opens for the season, there will be a giant fantasy Night Bird on its exterior created by Connecticut artist Danielle Mailer, a release said.

Night Bird can be viewed at Merryall Art and Community Center located at 8 Chapel Hill Road in New Milford. For memberships, sponsorship info and tickets, visit

Gaylordsville: Dedication ceremony for Washington Oak Park

On May 21, the Roger Sherman Chapter, NSDAR, will have a dedication ceremony for the Washington Oak Park at 11 a.m. The Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent, Christy Hendrie will be in attendance along with other executive officers, members and guests.

After the ceremony, they will be going over to the Merwinsville Hotel, 1 Brown Forge Road, Gaylordsville.

At 11:30 a.m., there will be an Historic Preservation plaque ceremony from the Roger Sherman Chapter. The Merwinsville Hotel Board of Directors have been invited as well as other dignitaries. A luncheon will be served.

New Milford museum to host outdoor tag sale

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum, at 6 Aspetuck Avenue, will host an outdoor tag sale, one of the museum’s chief fundraisers.

The event is June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum’s campus. There will be no charge for admission.

Tag sale items will include artwork, antiques, furniture, lamps, jewelry, books, household items and more.

Donated dropoffs may be made when the museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, please call 860-354-3069 or visit

Sherman Historical Society barn sale

The Sherman Historical Society Memorial Day weekend barn sale is May 28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and May 29 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It is at their big red barn at 10 Rte. 37 Center.

Items include estate donations, quality furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, fine china/crystal, kitchen & household, linens, lamps, garden, tools, toys & games, sports, and outdoor items.

Please note: cash and personal checks only. No credit cards. There will be a self-packing station with supplies, but feel free to bring your reusable totes for your purchases.

The Society’s Old Store Gift Shop (across the street) will be open as well and they gladly accept credit cards.

Convenient parking is nearby at the Sherman School (2 Route 37 East) or at Veterans’ Field (on Sawmill Road). Limited Handicapped parking in the Society lot.

Proceeds from this volunteer-run nonprofit’s fundraiser go toward maintenance of Society properties and its programming. For more information, visit

The Sherman Library (right next door to the Old Store) will be holding its book sale from 9-3 on Saturday (early bird 8-9, $10) and Sunday from 9-12.

Movie matinees at Washington library this June

June Movie Matinees at the Gunn Memorial Library are as follows:

June 6 at 1 p.m.- Humans- Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, The Humans follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the crumbling building, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. R 1h 48m.

June 13 at 1 p.m.- Licorice Pizza- the timeless story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Featuring performances by Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Tom Waits and Benny Safdie. R 2h 13m.

June 20 at 1 pm- Death on the Nile- Although Belgium’s premiere sleuth Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) plans a spectacular Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer, the trip turns into a terrifying search for a murderer after a picture-perfect couple’s honeymoon is cut tragically short.

Monday, June 27 @ 1 pm- Everything, Everywhere, All at Once- An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. R 2h 19m.

Register in advance for these showings at

Roxbury senior center painting reception demo

On June 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., The Center at 7 South, Roxbury Senior Center will host local watercolorist Sandra Cointreau with a reception of selected works in support of aid to Ukraine. She will be making her newest watercolor paintings available with a commitment of 30 percent of the sale price donated to Ukraine Red Cross emergency relief. Select paintings feature the interface of land and water in the “Water’s Edge Series.”

During the event, she will provide a live demonstration of her technique, painting one large watercolor of sunflowers which will be available for purchase with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Ukraine Red Cross. Selected paintings will remain available at The Center through the month of June.

‘Washington Gardens and Gardeners, Past & Present’

On June 13 at 10 a.m., the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington will host “Washington Gardens and Gardeners, Past and Present.”

Just about everyone who has ever lived in Washington, CT has grown flowers or vegetables in a garden at their home. Throughout history, gardening was either for sustenance or for pleasure. Many Swedish, Irish and Italian immigrants tended the gardens of the Washington’s great estates, a release said.

There were also florists, nurseries, and landscaping companies in Washington like the Morning Glory Flower Shop. The Washington Garden Club was founded in 1914 and has been beautifying our community for over 100 years. What do you grow in your garden in Washington? Who were Washington’s great gardeners over the past three centuries? Bring memories, stories, photographs and objects to share about Washington gardens and gardeners, past and present.

Everyone attending this free indoor in-person program is required to wear a face mask. Registration is requested, but not required, to attend this program at:

The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot. Call 860-868-7756 or view for more information.

New Milford Rotary Club duck race

The New Milford Rotary Club will hold its 27th Annual Great Housatonic Duck Race May 30 at Young’s Field Road, following the Memorial Day Parade. Five cash prizes: $500, $400, $300, $200, $100, $100 will be awarded. Tickets are available from any Rotarian and at several local businesses. For information on buying tickets visit or email: [email protected].

Roxbury Congregational Church to hold Rummage/Bake Sale

The event will be May 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We offer gently used clothing, household items of all kinds, some small furniture, plants, books and whatever else appears. They also offer baked goods for sale created by our excellent bakers. Exercise/sports equipment, electronics, TVs, luggage, text books and baby items are not accepted. Coffee is free all day. At 1:30 p.m., there is a $5 bag sale – everything you can fit into a paper grocery bag for $5. Sale proceeds support the church’s mission in the community.

If you are vaccinated and had a booster, masks are optional. If you have not been vaccinated or had a booster, masks are required, and social distancing is requested.

Clothing donations must be either on hangars or folded in boxes. Clothing in garbage bags or plastic grocery bags will not be accepted.

The church is at 24 Church Street (Rt. 317). Rain or shine.

For information, to make a donation, or to bake for the bake sale, call Sue at 860-354-1274 before 7 p.m.

Washington: HORSE of CT: Open House May 21

The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut), now celebrating their 41st year, will hold its annual Spring Open House May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a rain date of May 22.

At 10 a.m., there will be hourly tours to meet one of their newest arrivals, Norman, a rescue from a North Carolina kill pen and his friends from miniature ponies to draft-crosses.

There will be a bake sale with a variety of home baked goods. There will also be gifts. All the proceeds from go directly toward helping to care for the horses. There will also be a tack sale.

There are several horses available for sponsorship, a program that includes four visits a month during which you can groom, spend time with, and hand-walk the horse for only $50. In addition to horses for sponsor, there are several available for lease and adoption as well. H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut is Connecticut’s oldest equine nonprofit, 501(c)3 rescue organization located at 43 Wilbur Road, Washington. For more information, visit or call 860-868-1960.

Kent Art Association: A Call to Artists

Email [email protected] by June 20 with your intent to enter the President’s Show; Receiving dates are Friday, June 3 from 3-5 and Saturday, June 4 from 10-12. Opening reception is Friday, June 10 from 6-8 with awards given at 7 p.m. The show runs through June 25. For more information, visit

New Fairfield/Sherman animal welfare shelter open house

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare will hold an open house on May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of its shelter at 223 State Route 37 in New Fairfield.

The day’s festivities will include games, crafts, food, and adoptable animals.

Roxbury, Bridgewater Garden Club plant mart

The Roxbury-Bridgewater Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Mart on the lawn of the Bridgewater Firehouse on Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 am to 1 pm.

Featured at the sale will be member dug and divided perennials, herbs, organic tomatoes and vegetables and garden boutique items. Shepaug Agriscience Greenhouse is donating about 100 plus native plants to the Pollinator Booth. Students will also be selling their herbs and vegetable plants. Garden Club members will be available for advice on and recommendations for your spring planting.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the annual scholarship, education, senior and youth programs, and the planting and maintenance of our town community gardens.

Those with perennials that need dividing please note that club members will dig and divide and take the remainders for their sale.

New Milford: Merryall Center’s
WPKN benefit performance by Barbra & Litmus of Fusion Jazz Fame

There will be performers from May 21 to late fall.

“Merryall’s an intimate personal space offering unique entertainment. It’s a combination of off-Broadway, cabaret and a place for friends, neighbors, theater buffs and art lovers to come out and enjoy great performances and conversations with interesting people,” said Dean Gray, president of Merryall’s Board of Directors.

This season’s highlights will continue in June with a trio of performances paying homage to Gay Pride: Nick Petrone, who has performed alongside Donna Summer; trans singer-songwriter and four-time Outmusic nominee, Namoli Brennet; and Connecticut duo Violet Willows.

Then, there’s more Jazz in July when Ali Ryerson Jazz Quartet, featuring pianist Peter Levin, takes the stage. In August there’s Frank Brocklehurst Gypsy Jazz Quartet featuring Luke Hendon on guitar.

Merryall is a nonprofit arthouse and community center located at 8 Chapel Hill Road in New Milford. For membership, sponsor or ticket information, visit

Judea Garden summer planting days, New Preston

Judea Garden, The Giving Garden, grows and distributes organically grown produce to those neighbors in need, a release said.

Help get warmer weather plants in the ground on planting days on May 28 and May 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Judea Garden at Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian St., New Preston. For more information, visit

Music Lineup for Washington’s 2020 Music on the Green Series

Music on the Green will take place Friday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 10 through July 29 (except July 8) on the Washington Town Green.

The series will feature a variety of musical styles and genres. This year’s series is sponsored by Wright Electrical Company and is free to attend.

The 2022 schedule of musical acts will be:

June 10 – Indigo Sway: Quintet performing jazz standards and lounge rock-n-roll

June 17 – The Joint Chiefs: Quartet performing a mixture of acoustic originals and unexpected covers

June 24 – Eva Millay Evans: Original songs with an old-soul Joni Mitchell feel and a modern Taylor Swift take on love

July 1 – Jerry Phelps: Pianist/vocalist performing Broadway tunes, pop, and R&B

July 15 – Kayla Barone: Vocalist with guitar accompaniment performing an indie pop set of originals and upbeat popular songs

July 22 – Kevin Vidou & Daniel Varghese: Acoustic/vocal duet performing original works and popular covers

July 29 – Ron Castonguay: A one-man-band performing smooth jazz; polished tracks featuring saxophone

Bring a blanket and chairs. Food and treats will be served at The Po Café on The Green.

For more information, follow @thepocafe on Instagram or Facebook.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Presents “The Marvelous Mr. Mozart”

The event will be May 21 in Sherman and May 22 in Washington. Despite his life of 35 years, Mozart’s rapid pace of composition resulted in more than 800 works of virtually every genre of his time, a release said.

Many of these compositions are acknowledged as pinnacles of the symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral repertoire.

Audiences will hear a sampling of his works played by the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 40th anniversary year, in an all-Mozart concert, “The Marvelous Mr. Mozart.”

The program will include selected duos, the Flute Quartet in D, K. 285 and Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563. Performers are SCE Artistic Director and cellist Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz (flute), Doori Na (violin), and Sarah Adams (viola). The concerts will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at The JCC in Sherman, 9 CT Route 39 and on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington.

General admission tickets are $25, and children ages 15 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. For information or reservations call 860- 355-5930 or email [email protected].

For all spring performances, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a valid ID and masks are required. Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.

Washington: Yoga for Seniors with Caroline Kinsolving

Award winning yoga instructor Caroline Kinsolving, will give an introductory Yoga for Seniors class at the Gunn Memorial Library on June 2 at 2 p.m.

Kinsolving will teach different stretches, poses, and breathing techniques that one can easily incorporate into their daily routine to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, a release said. Registration is free and open to the public and can be found by visiting

Institute for American Indian
new quilting project: “Blocks of Hope and Healing”

This community-quilting project is a way to support and bring attention to the MMIWG2S epidemic, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2-Spirit People.

There will be a workshop May 22 at 11 a.m. that will be conducted by Education Director Director Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation).

The Institute will give all participants a quilt block packet, complete with all necessary materials and instructions for creating a section of the community quilt. Call 860-868-0518 or email [email protected] to reserve a section on this community quilt, sign up for a quilting workshops, or for questions.

Sherman, New Fairfield — Great Hollow Juried Painting and Photography Show

Sponsored by the Great Hollow Photographers Club, this year’s show features over 100 selected works of art by 40 different artists that depict beautiful scenes of nature within and near the preserve, a release said.

The show is a fundraiser for Great Hollow, with 25 percent of all sales going to support Great Hollow’s environmental education, research, and conservation initiatives.

The in-person show will begin with a reception May 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and be open for viewings and sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21-22 in the Gate House Barn. The show will also be online for sales from May 20 to June 30. Visit For more information, visit the Event/Art Programs page at

Washington: Actor Tim Daly to Host ASAP! Fundraising Gala

Actor and producer Tim Daly (Wings, The Sopranos, Superman: The Animated Series, Madam Secretary) will host ASAP!’s annual spring fundraising gala, ASAP! Celebrates Community.

Daly is board president of the Creative Coalition which tackles issues of direct importance to the arts and entertainment community, including First Amendment rights, public funding for the arts, and arts education in the public schools.

ASAP! Celebrates Community will be held at The Frederick Gunn School in Washington on June 4. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. Ticket sales will support ASAP!’s mission to foster hands-on learning through the arts. To learn more, visit

Garden Club of New Milford to host annual plant sale

Rain or shine, the Garden Club of New Milford will hold their annual plant sale on the town Green, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pollinator-bee friendly perennials, annuals, shrubs, pre-planted containers, herbs, and vegetable plants, including several varieties of tomatoes will be for sale.

Proceeds from this fundraiser are used to fund the many town gardens and other nonprofit projects benefiting the town. For more information, visit

Washington: “Learning to Recognize the Diverse Forms of Antisemitism”

The program, sponsored by The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life (GWCJL), is May 22 at 10 a.m.

Gary Jones, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Western CT, will speak about the belief that Jews are inherently conspiratorial, that all Jews are equally guilty of the acts of any Jew, that Israel is a manifestation of all that is intolerable to progressives as well as other examples of inherent dislike of Jews, a release said.

GWCJL invites the public to attend via Zoom and to call 860-868-2434 or email [email protected] for additional information and to obtain the Zoom link.

Farmers Market — Washington

The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens hosts a weekly farmers market for the 2022 season.

The farmers market will run each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May 21 through Nov. 19.

Vendors will offer locally grown and raised food in addition to handmade, artisanal products for the body, home and garden.

Washington: Spring Hill Arts gathering June festival

Spring Hill Arts Gathering, also known as SHAG, launched a new website and shared its lineup for the June Festival. The celebration of art, music, and community takes place at Spring Hill Vineyards (292 Bee Brook Road, New Preston).

An Opening Night Celebration will take place on June 16, followed by a weekend of art and music, June 17-19.

Headliners Grateful Shred and Cautious Clay are joined by Lido Pimienta, BJ The Chicago Kid, Abraham Alexander, Raye Zaragoza, and Nat Myers, with Pride Party co-headlined by Betty Who and Deborah Cox.

Tickets are available at

Kent Art Association announces Juried Photography Show

The show runs to May 22 and is open Thursday to Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

KAA is preparing for the KAA Outdoor Festival and Artists Tag Sale Weekend May 27 to May 29. The hours are Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Kent Art Association is at 21 South Main Street (Rt. 7) in the town of Kent. For more information, visit [email protected].

Sherman Library activities and events

At the Sherman Library Book Sale, peruse the collection of new and gently used books while supporting the library. Early Bird and Dealers’ hour is May 28 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and costs $10 for admittance. Regular hours are May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and May 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.

On June 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Sherman Library will host its third annual Golf Tournament fundraiser to be held at the Whippoorwill Country Club, 150 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk, NY. There will be complimentary on-course refreshments, a post-round barbeque, socializing, silent auction, and open bar.

Tickets are available at

Book Discussion Group through Zoom: May 20, 7:30 p.m. “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell, discussion led by Pat Corrigan. Copies of the book are available at the library. To participate, email [email protected].

Golf Tournament, library fundraising event, June 27, registration is at 9 a.m., tee off 10 a.m.

New Milford: YardScapes LandScapes professionals have 14th annual spring day of service

YardScapes Landscape Professionals recently had their 14th Annual Spring Day of Service for area nonprofit organizations.

At 9 a.m. sharp, teams headed to their assigned location for the morning. One team hiked up Mt. Tom to cut back and remove an exceptionally large area of invasive barberry for the Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy. Other beneficiaries of the day were Pratt Nature Center, Village Center for the Arts, Nathan Taylor House for the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation, New Milford Senior Center, and Bull’s Field, a release said.

House of Books, Kent — Upcoming events

Visit for more information and a list of participating stores.

Event calendar: ● Sergio Troncoso May 27 ● Courtney Maum in conversation with Victoria Hood May 28 ● Victoria Buitron June 10 ● Lisa Taddeo June 16. All of the upcoming events are free.

Washington Art Association presents artists Greenberg, Spilner

Both Marilyn Greenberg and Candy Spilner have been inspired by ceremonies experienced in southeast Asia ranging from Balinese dance to funerary rites and festivals. Both artists have brought these experiences home to their studios like mystical treasures to enrich the western canon of 20th century abstract painting, a release said.

All of the work is made on and with paper.

“Evoking the Muse” will be on exhibit to June 5, Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday at noon to 4 p.m.

New Milford library young adult events

Here are May young adult events for grades 6-12. Most events are in person at the Marsh Parish House unless otherwise indicated. RSVP for all programs at [email protected].

· Let’s Talk About “Encanto”! Play “Encanto” kahoot, then make some decorations for the Teen Zone. May 26 from 4-5:30 p.m.

New Milford Public Library event

Foreign Film Fridays in May, a series at The Maxx from 4 to 6 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Bridgewater library to display art by Denise Schlesinger

Burnham Library will display works in acrylics by artist Denise Schlesinger of Sherman. The show is entitled “Big, Little Details” and will be on display to May 28.

The Burnham Library is at 62 Main St. in Bridgewater. For additional information, visit or call 860-354-6937.

Sherman Library Women’s Soiree Sip

The event is May 27, offering a chance to socialize, sip wine, nibble on passed hors d’oeuvres, and celebrate summer’s arrival by scoring a fashion victory or two, a release said.

This event features a silent auction and the sale of handbags, scarves, jewelry, and other accessories, all to benefit the Sherman Library.

Advance tickets are $30 and are available for purchase at the library or online through 6 p.m. on May 26, after which tickets will be $35 online and at the door. Online ticket sales close at noon on May 27.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, or contact Jamie Cantoni at 860-354-2455 or [email protected].

The Sherman Library presents “Through My Eyes,” paintings by Ed Smith

Smith’s paintings are a combination of realistic and impressionistic, capturing the beauty around us, its moods, and light. Smith’s show will be on display at the Sherman Library to June 1.

Ed Smith’s paintings cover a wide range of subjects including, cityscapes, landscapes, and portraiture. To see more, visit

Tim Donoghue collages at Roxbury Library

“Tim Donoghue Collages,” an exhibit of works by Tim Donoghue at Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St., Roxbury, runs through June 25 except when the Community Room is in use for a special library program. Call the library at 860-350-2181 for information and directions.

Washington’s Hollister House Garden is giving a series of “Barn Talks”

The lectures are taught by experienced garden professionals and are designed to inspire and educate new and experienced gardeners. Reservations are strongly suggested.

May 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Barn Talk: Development of a Garden, presented by Leslie Needham

May 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Barn Talk: Container Counsel: Tips and Tricks for Creating Successful Container Plantings, presented by Robert Clyde Anderson

Barn Talks are held on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the renovated 18th century barn at Hollister House Garden. Reservations can be made at

HHG members pay $25, other pay $35.

The garden will also offer a full program of art and photography workshops. A complete listing of dates, times and registration links for all upcoming events can be found at

Washington: “The Alternative Photography of Robert Gumpper”

At Gunn Memorial Library, Valerie Gumpper shares a collection of photographs by her father, Robert Gumpper, showing a wide range of antique processes.

Gumpper’s photographs will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library to June 11.

Gunn Memorial Library is at 5 Wykeham Road. For more information call 860-868-7586 or email [email protected].

Gallery 25, Creative Arts Studio holds “Sounds of Spring” and new featured artist show, “A Summer Place”

Paintings are by Christine Lombardi. Gallery members are bringing in new photographs, paintings, pottery, jewelry, fused glass and woodworks to celebrate spring. The Gallery show will be up through May 28. For more information, visit

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