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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will showcase paintings by Connecticut artist Gerry Sacks in the library’s Gallery for the month of August at 2969 Main St. South. There will be a reception for the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 5. The artist will also be in the library…

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BETHLEHEM – Members of the Bethlehem Christmas Town Festival Committee announced last week that the much-anticipated annual event will be held this year, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

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The work of artist Mary Jane Ives of Oxford is on display during August at Waterbury Hospital. Ms. Ives’ oil paintings include “Vintage Buick,” shown above. Self-taught from an early age, the artist said she prefers working with oils because of their brilliance and durability. Her subjects i…

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SOUTHBURY — The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will host artist Janet Newman, from Tuesday, August 3, through Monday, August 30. The library is located at 100 Poverty Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer a free week for children from Tuesday, August 17 to Monday, August 23.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop will welcome New York Times bestselling author Julie Metz to discuss her latest novel, “Eva and Eve,” an unforgettable account of her late mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Austria and the parallels she sees in present-d…

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The Gunn Historical Museum will host weaver Ellen Goldman at the Washington Town Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 8, at the Spring Hill Arts Gathering, 292 Bee Brook Rd., Washington. Admission is free. Ellen Goldman will perform her craft on a floor loom and discuss the basics of weavin…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society will host its annual outdoor picnic and birds of prey presentation at 6 p.m. Monday, August 2, at the Boyd Woods Audubon Sanctuary off Route 254.

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Blueberry Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, located at the intersection of Route 188 and Tucker Hill Road. 

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ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library will host National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solar System Ambassador William Cloutier for a Perseids Star Party from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, on the library lawn, 23 South St.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will roll a fire truck loaded with fresh water at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, to “water the kids,” at the town’s Hollow Park.

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ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library will host Hot Acoustics at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31 on the library’s lawn at 23 South St. There will be a Pop-Up Bar for drinks. Those attending may bring their own picnics, as well as lawn chairs and blankets. There is no charge for this program.

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The Bethlehem Land Trust will hold its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25 at the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve. The public is invited to attend the meeting which will be held near the barns followed by a musical performance presented by The Rakes, a local Bethlehem band. The concert is fre…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the program, Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternfly and Asian Longhorned Beetle with Dr. Claire Rutledge at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7, via Zoom.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the free 11th annual Celebration for the Bats at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at 80 Whitehall Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the Zoom program, Volanoes, hosted by Tom Alena, at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31.

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SOUTHBURY — A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, …

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OXFORD — The Oxford Center Fire Company plans its 11th annual Car Show from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the main fire station, 484 Oxford Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — “Las Vegas Legends,” the closing performance of the Southbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Series, is available from Monday, July 26, to Monday, August 9, via a link on the library’s website, www.southburylibrary.org/events.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department will welcome the White Memorial Conservation Center live on Zoom for the program Get Into Insects at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 29.

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KENT — The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum is holding its annual Antique Engine Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday July 24, at the museum 31 Kent Cornwall Rd., (Route 7).

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What’s On in Woodbury will host the 102D Army Band, Ripchord, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 at Hollow Park. Ripchord will perform current top pop and rock chart hits. Ripchord’s  mission is to provide music throughout the entire spectrum of operations to instill in the Armed Forces …

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Litchfield artist Jim Laurino returns to the Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo with beautiful New England landscapes from July 8 to Saturday, August 7 at 564 Middlebury Rd. Mr. Laurino is an award-winning plein air painter influenced by American and French Impressionist painters. He has sol…

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KENT — The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum is holding its annual Antique Engine Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the museum, 31 Kent Cornwall Rd., (Route 7).