Call to artists, ART 4 PAWS Exhibition (June 29-Aug. 24) for portraits of animals, with or without humans; paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, graphic design, etc., include a few words stating what inspired work; receiving June 23 and June 24, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave.; benefit for Milford Animal Shelter; prospectus at; prizes for awards; only original and recent pieces accepted; details: Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or website.

Taconic Opera invites choral singers, to participate in world premiere of new comedic opera, In Bocca al Lupo, by company’s founder, general manager and artistic director, Dan Montez, to debut in October. All voice parts welcome, particularly men. Experienced choristers not required to audition. No dues to sing with chorus, but members required to secure own music. Requests to participate in chorus accepted until June 24. New members may be accepted after June 24 based on experience and musical abilities. Info: Mary Corda at [email protected] or 914-649-1826;

Music on the Hill, call for Summer Chorus singers for Schubert Mass in E-Flat, rehearsals Tues.-Thur., 7-9 p.m., starting June 27 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton, 36 New Canaan Rd.; concert July 27; no audition, register in adv. to [email protected] or 203-529-3133; suggested contribution $40. Students welcome.

Adult artists who live or work in Wilton, invited to submit one or two works in categories of paintings, drawings, sculptures or pastels for Wilton Library’s 73rd annual Summer Show (opening July 14). Submissions accepted Fri., June 30, and Sat., July 1, 10-4. Info and entry forms at or circulation desk; contact Janet Crystal, [email protected], 203-762-6324.

2017 photo contest, Norwalk Public Library’s “The Way We Read Norwalk,” accepting entries through Aug. 18 from those 13 and older at Judges to select 2 semifinalists from pets, teens, Norwalk landscapes and technology transforms categories (one photo per category), with voting online for winners, who receive gift cards, and their photos displayed on library’s Photo Gallery. Info: [email protected]

Loft Artists Association, with studios and galleries in Stamford, calls for entries for Visual Narratives, 4th annual tri-state juried exhibition (Aug. 26-Sept. 24); submission deadline: July 24; entry form and prospectus at     

Symphony Society, welcomes string players over 18 years (violin, viola, cello and double bass); meeting Tuesdays, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Ave., Norwalk; info., visit; no auditions required.

Westport Community Band, call for musicians, woodwind, brass and percussion players; rehearsals every Mon. 7:30-9:30 p.m., September through June, Bedford Middle School, North Ave., Westport; no auditions required; info., or call email [email protected].

Call for Public Art, for 2017 Art On The Stepney Green, sculptors and artists; exhibitions over a 3-month period; send digital portfolio and contact info. to Lee Hossler, [email protected] or call 203-261-5702 for the Public Art Application Packet.