Washington Art Association Summer Solstice Festival, more news

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

The event is June 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Abdo Ballester will orchestrate a fabulous feast for all senses. There will be Cuban music and performances by Thelma Ladiera and her Brazillian Dancers — along with a feast of foods produced and provided by over 20 chefs.

Usher in this long awaited festival and summer at the “FESTA” pop up space by Washington Town Hall, a release said.

To purchase tickets for Summer Solstice 2022, visit [email protected], call 860-868-2878 or email [email protected].

Tickets are $75 advance purchase or $100 at the door.

All proceeds from Summer Solstice Festival directly support WAA programming for studio classes and workshops, innovative exhibitions and special events, a release said.

Principles of Flight program presented to fifth grade at Booth Free School in Roxbury

Principles of Flight program developed at Booth Elementary School in Roxbury.

On May 16, the program was presented to the Fifth Grade Class of Booth Free School.

The students listened intently, with many questions, to an hour long slide show with hands on demonstrations, a release said.

The lecture topics included the “History of Flight,” “What Is Required for Fixed and Rotary Wing Flight,” and “Jet and Rocket Engines and How They Work.”

The morning culminated in six groups of three students building their own ESTES Rockets. During the second segment of the day, the class was divided into two groups. One went out to the playground behind the school and launched their prize possessions.

The remaining students went into the gym and got a chance to fly indoor miniature helicopters with a “Buddy Box,” with the master controller being in the hands of a licensed Introductory pilot Instructor approved by the AMA, a release said.

Every team had at least two rocket launches with a few misfires but finally got off the ground. Unfortunately the single rocket with a video camera was knocked off course by a gust of wind just as chute deployed which took it beyond the landing zone into a bog.

All students received an American Academy of Aeronautics Alpha rubber powered glider to take home and put together, a release said

Kent singers to have Messiah concert in New Milford

The Kent Singers will perform the complete Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel on June 12 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Milford.

They will perform with a Baroque orchestra and professional soloists, conducted by music director James Knox Sutterfield.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, with children under 12 admitted free; tickets and further information are available at 860-619-8110 or at kentsingers.com.

Washington: Byrde + the b to hold painting exhibit

There will be an exhibition of paintings by contemporary abstract artist and master colorist Steven Miller.

It will take place June 11 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate Miller’s opening exhibition.

Miller works in oils on canvas in combination with images inspired by nature, a release said.

Miller has exhibited his work across the United States from New York to Los Angeles and in Europe, from London to Cologne.

He is a Vinalhaven Fellow, a Rubenstein Scholar, and a Parsons School of Design Scholar. His work has been featured in “Sex in the City” and on the tv sitcom “Frasier” and in major Hollywood films.

For additional information, contact Byrde + the b 10 Titus Road, Washington. Call 860-619-0422.

There will be an opening reception June 11 from 4-6 p.m. Visit byrdeandtheb.com.

Photography retrospective of work by late Robert Gumpper on display in Bridgewater

The Burnham Library will have a photography retrospective with pieces by the late Robert T Gumpper (1928-2005) of Bridgewater.

This display has been curated by his daughter, Valerie Gumpper.

Bob Gumpper was influenced mostly by the pictorial movement and the photo secessionists, a release said. He also produced prints in a wide range of antique processes, namely Bromoil and Bromoil Transfer.

The photography may be viewed during library hours at the Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South, Bridgewater.

The show will run through June 30. For additional information, visit burnhamlibrary.org or by calling 860-354-6937.

Work by Gumpper on display at Washington library through July 30

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 through July 30.

Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington.

New Milford adult education graduation date announced

The New Milford adult education graduation and awards ceremony will be June 15 at 7 p.m.

It will take place in New Milford High School’s theater and the public is welcome to attend. COVID protocols will be determined at the time of graduation. Please join us for inspiring speakers, including student graduates, in this evening’s celebration of the graduates’ hard work and accomplishments.

For further information, please call 860-350-6647, ext. 1170.

Kent, House of Books celebrates homecoming

House of Books celebrates its Homecoming Summer with authors, events, and all things Connecticut. It moved back to its home, at 10 North Main St.

All through the warmest months, House of Books will feature local authors and new spins on nearby landmarks, a release said.

Among the event highlights are: ● Connecticut author Soon Wiley discusses his debut novel, When We Fall Apart, on June 4 ● Litchfield County’s own Lisa Taddeo, bestselling author of Three Women, launches her new short story collection, Ghost Lover, on June 18 ● Connecticut historians Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki explore their newest book Connecticut Farms and Farmers Markets on July 9 ● Local pastry cook Brian Levy teaches us how to bake with naturally sweet (and delicious) ingredients in his new cookbook, Good & Sweet, launching July 30 ● Author and editor Catie Marron discusses her time learning to garden in Connecticut in her new book Becoming a Gardener on Aug. 13.

Additionally, local multidisciplinary artist Danielle Klebes, who works as programming c oordinator at the Wassaic Project, will unveil an original painting of Kent Falls, which will be on display all summer at House of Books.

All of these upcoming events are free to attend. To learn more about House of Books’ event schedule, visit HouseOfBooksCT.com/events.

Knights of Columbus of New Milford has first annual car show

This event took place May 14 at St Francis Xavier Church. The turnout of show cars was around 69. Cars of all kinds attended. The idea is to continue and expand this event from this year on.

Thirteen custom made plaques were made and presented to the car show winners. Proceeds from the show are being dispersed to the Ukraine relief and the parish youth activities.

Art exhibit in Washington to feature abstract watercolor paintings

The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens welcomes Susan Harris and her art exhibit, “Life Patterns.”

Harris’s display will feature abstract watercolor paintings. The exhibit will be on view June 10 through July 5.

Harris studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. and Tufts University in Medford, Mass. In 1981, she was a curatorial assistant in the Medieval Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Harris’s show at the park will include examples of her abstract patterns. An opening reception will be June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. to welcome Harris and her exhibit.

Deer Pond Farm in Sherman announces programs for the month of June

All onsite programs are held outside. Visitor parking and programs meet at: 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, Call 860-799-4074

All programs are held outside. Registration is required at ctaudubon.org.

Cost is $5 for adults members and free for children, and $10 for others, and $5 for children.

Dress for the weather and wear proper clothes and footwear. Bring binoculars, camera, water, and a walking stick. Programs may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Visit ctaudubon.org for updates and cancellations. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman. Call 860-799-4074.

Fern id walk will be June 29, 10 a.m. to noon. There is no fee. Enjoy a shady stroll along the trails of Deer Pond Farm and discover the various ferns common to Connecticut.

Botanist and Connecticut Audubon Society Master Naturalist Jim Cortina and Connecticut Audubon Society Master Naturalist Diane Nizlek will co-lead this two mile hike, during which they will share the basics of fern identification and reproduction.

Learn a few fun facts on some of the oldest plants on our planet and how they support local birds. Please keep track of your nature observations.

National trails day nature hike: June 4, from 9 to 11 a.m., No fee.

Celebrate National Trails Day by joining us for a gentle 1.5-mile walk on the trails at Deer Pond Farm New England nature is at its exuberant peak during these longest days of the year as evidenced by nesting birds, blooming wildflowers, and croaking frogs.

Conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will lead the exploration of a variety of habitats including forests, meadows, wetlands, and streams. He’ll also provide tips for identifying the plant and animal species we encounter with traditional field guides as well as modern smartphone apps. Participants will also enjoy this opportunity to get to know the trails.

Summer bird count bird walk: June 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. See what warm-weather avian residents can be found throughout Deer Pond Farm. Join Habitat Steward and Stefan Martin on this guided bird walk, during which we will contribute observations and data collection to the New Milford/Pawling Summer Bird Count.

First Friday hike: June 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. There is no fee.

Join volunteers Mary Ann and Allison the first Friday of each month for a hike on the shade-covered trails at Deer Pond Farm. This is a great way to explore new trails, get some fresh air, exercise and see some of our 850 acres, a release said.

Visitor parking and guided programs meet at 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman. Call 860-799-4074.

Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. See the kiosks for trail and wildlife information.

Trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Reservations are required for all programs. Please visit ctaudubon.org.

Schedule your own private guided walk – Enjoy a two-hour, staff- or volunteer-led walk for up to 10 people. Available year-round. Pricing is based on program type. Please call Cathy Hagadorn, Director, at (860) 799-4074, ext.104 to schedule.

All onsite programs are held outside. Visitor parking and programs meet at 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman.

Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury to bring back summer concert series

The Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury is excited to bring back our Summer Concert Series on the library’s lawn, a release said.

The first concert will be June 18 at 3 p.m. It will be “Hot Acoustics” with Waterbury Symphony Concert Master Alyce Cognetta Bertz and Gary Bertz.

Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the music. There is no charge for this program.

The library’s second summer concert will be on Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. and will feature “Restless Mountain Band” and the third summer concert will be on Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. with the band “Roxbury Station.”

Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit minormemoriallibrary.org for more information and directions.

New Milford Public Library adult events

Foreign Film Fridays — a series at The Maxx from 4-6 p.m. for the first three Fridays in June. Popcorn and drinks will be served.

June 3- Lunana: Yak in the Classroom, Dzongkha w/English subtitles, not rated, 110 minutes.

A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service.

June 10 – Bread and Tulips, Italian w/English subtitles, PG-13, 84 minutes – Rosalba, a young housewife of Pescara, during a bus trip gets left behind by her family. Forgotten in a highway café, she decides not to wait for her husband and sons to come back to pick her up but instead decides to find her own way home. Adventures ensue.

June 17 – Cleo from 5 to 7, French w/English subtitles, NR, 90 minutes – Two hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on the longest day of the year in the life of a young Florence Victoire, who is better known by her stage name Cléo Victoire. Two days ago, she went in for some tests for cancer. She will be getting the results today at 6:30 p.m. She is certain that it will be a terminal cancer diagnosis. This belief affects how she approaches the day.

June 1, 8, 15, 22 (rain date 7/6), 6 p.m. on The New Milford Green Tai Chi on The Green

Tai Chi instructor Adam Tilbe will be teaching a beginner Tai Chi class on The Green outside the historic building of the Library, the first four Wednesdays of the month. Mats or towels to stand on must be supplied by the participant. No registration is needed.

June 2, 7 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House, Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. This book is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression, addiction, and grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, and love.

Come to the library to pick up the book or put a hold on a copy.

A book discussion will be held June 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House. Registration is recommended. Refreshments will be served.

June 9, 7 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House, Shades of Zentangle.

Zentangle is an American method for drawing, which not only promotes concentration and creativity but at the same time may help increase personal well-being, a release said.

With Zentangle they created a combination of meditation and art. Come learn to Zentangle using some color and shading with enthusiast Wendy McDonald.

June 11 marks the 17th – World Wide Knit in Public Day

To celebrate, the New Milford Public Library is offering two options. In the morning, there will be a workshop presented by New Milford fiber artist Jody Hyman.

Participants will learn how to make their own wooden knitting needles. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Marsh Parish House behind the Congregational Church on Main Street in New Milford. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, email [email protected], call 860-355-1191 or visit https://bit.ly/nmplprograms

In the afternoon, weather permitting, from 1 to 4 p.m., grab your knitting and join us on The Green to Knit in public.

All types of fiber crafting are welcome. This is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

June 14, 7 p.m. at The Maxx — Black Experience in New Milford Oral History Talk Part 1 of 2.

Norm Cummings will be giving a talk about the Oral History Project he did with the New Milford Historical Society and Museum in conjunction with the Museum’s permanent exhibit – The Black Experience in New Milford.

Part 2 will be on June 23 at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum.

June 16, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom Past Life Regression with Sydney Sherman

Past Life Regression can reflect the following – a feeling or deep connection with certain places, recognizing people you could never had met before, what draws you to a soulmate, physical ailments you have which you may have also experienced in a past life, and more, a release said. Author Sydney Sherman will discuss the science behind this phenomena and answer questions.

June 23, Part 2 of 2, a visit to the New Milford Historical Society and Museum. Sequel to the Black Experience in New Milford Oral History Talk. Details to follow.

June 28, 7 p.m. on Zoom The History of Pride Join author Sarah Prager as she shares stories from LGBTQ+ history. Learn why LGBTQ+ matters, how far back it goes, how it has shaped the world, and who some of the most interesting individuals from it are, a release said.

June Programs with New Milford Public Library will be on Zoom, The Marsh Parish House, 36 Main Street, New Milford, or on The New Milford Town Green.

Washington library short story group meeting

The Gunn Memorial Library in Washington has a dedicated group of short story enthusiasts that meet once a month online to discuss short stories from all different years, voices, and points of view.

On June 21 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, two stories will be discussed: Vanilla Slice by Julie Taylor takes us to a sunny afternoon in a park to enjoy a favorite treat- a peaceful moment interrupted by the darker recesses of the narrator’s mind.

In Three Women of Chuck’s Donuts by Anthony Veasana So, a mother and her two daughters are puzzled by a man who appears in their shop each night, orders an apple fritter, and never eats it, at one point imagining him to be a hitman hired by the rich uncle who has never been repaid the loan he gave them to open their business.

Registration for this group can be found on Gunn Library’s website at gunnlibrary.org/programs. Upon registration, you will receive access to the stories along with the Zoom link to the program.

Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, Washington, movies series

The movie screenings will be held at the park, at 1 Green Hill Road. There are four Friday evenings

All events are BYO chairs, blankets, food and beverages. Leashed pets are allowed. Movies start at dusk.

The schedule is:

June 3—Singing in the Rain, sponsored by National Iron Bank

July 1—In the Heat of the Night, sponsored by Rod Pleasants & Steve Godwin

August 5—The Secret Life of Pets (animated), sponsored by Depot Dog Boutique

Sept. 2—The Proposal, sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors

Kent — gem, jewelry, mineral show

The 21st annual show is June 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It will be at the museum grounds of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association at 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7), Kent.

Minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry will be for sale and trade. Tour the new exhibits in the mining museum. There is free admission. It will be rain or shine.

For additional information, visit ctamachinery.com or call (860) 927-0050.

Washington library spring fundraiser, Library Luminaries

The annual Library Luminaries event to raise funds for Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. is scheduled for June 11.

This year, eight simultaneous dinner parties will take place – all hosted by area residents in their homes and each highlighting a person of note as “Luminary.”

A pre-dinner cocktail party will be held at the library from 5:30-7 p.m., which is included in the cost of a dinner, and open for a contribution of $75 to those not attending dinners.

For information and reservations, visit GunnLibrary.org or call 860-868-7586. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47, opposite the green in Washington.

Washington, Steep Rock Association: Survey Blitz: A Community Science Project

Hunt dragons with Steep Rock Association (SRA) this summer and contribute to exciting wildlife research. Your help is needed to inventory all dragonfly and damselfly species inhabiting SRA’s expansive nature preserves.

On June 11, join us for the first of three summer blitz surveys. Our team of “dragon hunters” will meet at the main Steep Rock Preserve parking lot located at 2 Tunnel Road, Washington Depot.

We’ll start by providing a brief overview on Odonata ecology, training on capture technique, and review of data collection before breaking into groups and dispersing to sites for a full day of stalking along riverbanks and through meadows, wielding insect nets to capture these fascinating invertebrates.

The information obtained will aid both local and regional Odonata conservation. Participants should bring hiking boots and wading footwear (sandals or water shoes) for varied suitability at survey sites. Participants should also bring a small backpack for storing collected specimens. Register online at steeprockassoc.org/events-programs/.

New Milford River Trail Association hosts 10-mile round bike ride

As part of CT Trails Day on June 5, the New Milford River Trail Association is hosting a 10-mile-round trip casually paced bicycle ride on a fairly flat gravel/dirt surface. Enjoy a beautiful view of the river and woods through Sega Meadow and River Road. Please bring a helmet, snack, and water bottle.

Cyclists should meet at the parking lot at the corner of Boardman Road and Route 7 in New Milford, CT. The ride starts at 10 a.m. Any questions, please contact Susan Rosati at (203) 448-7895.

Washington: Hollister House Garden is expanding their special visiting hours for the months of June, July, and August.

Through Aug. 31, the garden will offer special opening hours for plein air artists and photographers to enjoy the beauty of the garden in the early light on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The $5 admission fee per visitor will apply.

The garden will also be open on Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. through Aug. 25.

First Fridays return to Hollister House Garden June 3rd, July 1st, and August 5th. As the light fades and day turns to evening, visitors are invited to enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors while seeing beauty of the garden in a different light. This is a special way to delight in the intimate outdoor spaces, bordered by dramatic hedges and overflowing exuberant plantings. Admission is $10 per person and includes a glass of rosé wine. Reservations are not required.

Sherman Players will present “Stepping Out”

The production will run July 1 – 23 at the Sherman Playhouse. STEPPING OUT is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of a misfit bunch to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio.

Face masks will continue to be required to be worn at all times while inside the theater. Stepping Out runs July 8, 9, 15, 16, 21 and 23 at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be two 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on July 10 and 17. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for students. On Thursday, June 30, all patrons are invited to attend a “Half-Price Preview Night” at 8:00 p.m., where tickets at the door are only $12. Students may see any performance for $12 if they carry a valid student ID. Reservations can be made online at shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622. The Sherman Playhouse is at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse).

Washington, Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens to host contemporary musician Jason Spooner

Spooner and his band will perform in a concert June 12 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Spooner has been a visible and respected presence on the northeastern and national live music circuits for close to two decades, a release said.

This concert is free and open to the public.

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 to 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 to 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 gallery25ct.com.

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 gunnlibrary.org/programs/. Limited copies of the book are available. The summer reading program for adults 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 gunnlibrary.org.

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 newmilfordlibrary.org.

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 gunnlibrary.org/programs. 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 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 www.nmhistorical.org.

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 p.m.- 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 gunnlibrary.org/programs.

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.

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 gunnlibrary.org.

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

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 kentart.org.

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 steeprockassoc.org.

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, 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 online to June 30. Visit greathollow.org.

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 asapct.org.

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. 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 springhillartsgathering.com.

Sherman Library activities and events

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 shermanlibrary.org/golf.

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

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.

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: “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].

#Contact: Isabel Elsinga (860) 350-2181

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