Jan 6-7: 39th Papermania Plus, Hartford Civic Center Exhibition Halls, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, adm Nov6, 150 exhibitors; 860/529-7582.Jan 6-7: Mystic Antiques Show 11:02 A11/P11 Sale, Mystic Hilton, Coogan Blvd, Mystic, Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 10
Jan 6-7: 39th Papermania Plus, Hartford Civic Center Exhibition Halls, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, adm Nov6, 150 exhibitors; 860/529-7582.Jan 6-7: Mystic Antiques Show 11:02 A11/P11 Sale, Mystic Hilton, Coogan Blvd, Mystic, Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, adm Nov4.50 ###early buying 10 am, adm Nov10); 860/536-7729.Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:02 A11/P11 Sat-Sun 1-5 pm, Fri 12-8 pm. Docent tours every Sun 2 pm. Call 203/438-4519.Through Jan 7, âInk Jet: Matt Chansky, Claire Corey 11:02 A11/P11 Tom Moody,â paintings by three classically/traditionally trained artists who use computers, ink jet prints 11:02 A11/P11 markmaking techniques ###raising the question âare these âpaintingsâ?â). Through Jan 7, âGlee: Painting Now,â an examination of artistsâ renewed confidence in painting in the face of new visual technologies, presents work by 20 artists.The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St, Bridgeport. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun 12-4:30 pm. Call 203/331-1104.Through Jan 21, âLifeâs A Circus11,â brightly-colored collages depicting family life in the American circus featuring the unique works of NY artist Marilyn Cohen.Beaux Arts Gallery, Barclay Square/16 Sherman Hill Rd, Woodbury. Hours: M-F 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Call 263-3939.Through Jan 9, âLuminary Landscapes: Scenes of Woodbury, Southbury and Marthaâs Vineyard,â major exhibit presenting two years of work by painter Tom Adkins.*###new show) Jan 9-Feb 24, âWater, Land and Sky,â selected works by Laura Evans, Robert Holden, Carey McDougall, Patricia Melvin, Frank Metz, Anda J. Styler, and others. Bethel Arts Junction, 5 Depot Place, Bethel. Hours: Wed 12-4:30 pm, Thurs-Sat 12-9 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm. Call 798-2193.Through Jan 6, âHolidays at The Junction,â handmade gifts 11:02 A11/P11 original artwork.Burnham Library, Rte 133, Bridgewater. Hours: Tues 1-5 pm, Wed 9 am-6 pm, Th 9 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-1 pm. Call 354-6937.*###new show) Through Jan 31, fused glass pcs by Linda Banks.Danbury Museum 11:02 A11/P11 Historical Society, 43 Main St, Danbury. *Museum will be closed Dec 29-May 1 for winter season; research library 11:02 A11/P11 gift shop only will be open Sat 1-4 pm. Call 743-1131.Museum will be closed through May 1 for winter season. See hours above for research library and gift shop.The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm. Call 203/372-3521.Through Jan 7, âThe Hay House 11:02 A11/P11 The Mandala,â two-part exhibit, first is installation by David Brown which replicates the rectangular house may of hay in which the artist lives, âmandalaâ portion presents works by artists who create art in the form of the mandala, often a circle or other shape w/ a center. Through Jan 12, âTechno Antiquity,â video sculpture installation by Liz Dodson 11:02 A11/P11 Jim Brenner. Also, permanent exhibit âHoop Smarts,â virtual reality exhibit that allows visitors to play like pros while learning how geometry, light reflection 11:02 A11/P11 biomechanics are science 11:02 A11/P11 math of basketball.Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart Univ, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield. Hours: M-Th 12-7:30 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Call 203/365-7650.Through Feb, three large-scale sculptures by David Boyajian ###âSeed Form IV,â âBlossom Form Iâ 11:02 A11/P11 âFolded Form Iâ) in SHUâs Outdoor Sculpture Walk.Grey Horse Gallery, 3 Washington Ave/Rte 34 ###in old Masonic Temple, 1st floor; behind St Johnâs Episcopal Church), Sandy Hook. Hours: Tues-Sat 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Call 270-1199.Permanent display of works by Dick McEvoy, Ken Evans, et al.Housatonic Museum of Art/Burt Chernow Galleries at Housatonic Community College, 90 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport. Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Thurs 8:30 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-3 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Call 203/332-5000.Through Jan 15, âRemnants: Ancient Forests and City Trees,â four series of works by Hartford artist Prilla Smith Brackett w/ drawings, paintings 11:02 A11/P11 mixed media works âconveying the uncertain survival of old trees, using fragments or âfracturedâ images as visual metaphors for environmental abuse.âMaritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St, Norwalk. Hours: daily 10 am-6 pm. Call 203/852-0700.Through Jan 28, âDinosaurs 11:02 A11/P11 Sea Creatures,â special exhibit of moving, roaring, life-sized robotic beasts incl T-rex, Triceratops 11:02 A11/P11 Thalassomedon, also hands-on Fossil Lab. Through March 15, âSounds of the Sea,â explore the âsurprising symphonyâ of animal, natural 11:02 A11/P11 manmade sounds beneath the ocean surface through audio samplers 11:02 A11/P11 computer echolocation game, et al. Permanent exhibit featuring river otters Bell 11:02 A11/P11 Sprite; Shark Touch Pool; hands-on displays about fish; âSandy Shoreâ habitat; âJellyfish Encounter,â displays about 11:02 A11/P11 close studies of sea creatures common to Long Island Sound. ###See film calendar for IMAX listings.)Military Museum of Southern New England, 125 Park Ave, Danbury. Hours: Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm. Call 790-9277.Permanent life-size interior dioramas w/ major military vehicles, extensive outdoor displays, also âNames on the Wallâ computer program to help locate names on Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, Roxbury. Call 860/350-2181.Through Jan 17, woven paintings ###loom-woven oils on canvas) by Paula Renee reflecting the artistâs studies of ancient Peruvian weaving 11:02 A11/P11 travels through France, Morocco, Mexico, Brazil 11:02 A11/P11 Hudson River Valley.New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St, New Britain. Hours: Tues, Thurs-Fri 11:02 A11/P11 Sun 12-5 pm, Wed 12-7 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm. Museum Highlights Tour offered each Sun at 2 pm. Call 860/229-0257.*###new show) Jan 5-Feb 7, âRoadworks: Photographs by Linda McCartney,â primarily black-and-white images by the late Mrs McCartney representing one aspect of her prolific work: life on the street, depicting the obscure 11:02 A11/P11 the strange; Jan 5, First Friday opening reception, 5:30-8 pm, reception will feature refreshments based on Mrs McCartneyâs vegetarian recipes, also live music by Tequila11; Jan 10, âArt Happy Hour: Photography on the Road,â 5:30-6:30 pm.*###new show) Jan 6-Feb 18, âNew/Now: Ellen K. Levy,â traditional paintings to computer-generated prints reflecting changes brought about by science 11:02 A11/P11 modern technology; Jan 7, opening reception, 2-7 pm.Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan. Hours: Tues-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. Call 203/966-5617.*###new show) Jan 7-Feb 4, âAdrienne Cullom: Masks,â works in knotted fiber by Mr Cullom; Jan 7, opening reception, 2-4 pm.*###new show) Jan 7-Feb 4, âVincent Baldassano: Mindscapesâ; Jan 7, opening reception, 2-4 pm.*###new show) Jan 7-Feb 4, âNew Members: New Work,â works of the 18 artists recently selected for membership at Silvermine Guild; Jan 7, opening reception, 2-4 pm.Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford. Hours: Tues-Sun 11 am-5 pm. Call 860/278-2670.Through Jan 7, âChristian Jankowski: The Matrix Effect/Matrix 142,â video installation by Berlin-based video artist reflecting on the 25-yr history of the atheneumâs Matrix program. Through Feb 18, âBustles and Bows: Fashions from the 1870s,â mannequins dressed in ensembles such as those seen in the paintings by Manet, Monet 11:02 A11/P11 Renoir in the simultaneous exhibit âThe Impressionists at Argenteuil.â Through May 6, Simple Forms For Modern Life: Shaker Furniture from the Mary Grace Carpenter Collection,â first public display of âgenerous 11:02 A11/P11 important giftâ from Charles H. Carpenter in memory of his wife incl sewing desk by Elder Henry Greene, 6 rocking chairs 11:02 A11/P11 side chair from Mt Lebanon, NY, rocking butter churn, etc, all made between 1875-1900.Walnut Hill Community Church/The Corner Gallery, 156 Walnut Hill Rd, Bethel. Call 796-7373.Through Jan 31, âA Wintry Mix: Snow Paintings by Gardella, Barkman, Macon 11:02 A11/P11 Newquist,â works by Maggie Gardella, Pat Barkman, Kita Macon and Ruth Newquist depicting winter scenes.Washington Art Association, Bryant Plaza, Washington Depot. Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm ###closed Wed), Sun 2-5 pm. Call 860/868-2878.*###new show) Jan 5-28, â2001 Young Talent Exhibition,â annual showcase of work by artists under age 30 this year incl abstract paintings by Lee Arnold, also paintings by J. Allen Bentley, Brian Dupont, Mike Hill, Chris Lyon, Marlene Rye, and sculpture by Scott White; Jan 6, opening reception, 3-5 pm.Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton. Hours: Wed-Sun 8:30 am-5 pm. Call 203/834-1896.Through March 31, âThe National Park Service, Ten Years at Weir Farm: The Creative Tradition Continues,â timeline of artists J. Alden Weir, Mahonri M. Young 11:02 A11/P11 Sperry Andrews, timeline of development of farm into Natâl Park Service site, works from 5 former visiting artists, highlights of cultural landscape 11:02 A11/P11 building restoration projects, 11:02 A11/P11 future plans for the site incl new artistsâ studio.Yale Center For British Art, 1080 Chapel St ###at High St), New Haven. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm. Call 203/432-2800.Through Jan 7, â The School of London And Their Friends: The Melvin and Elaine Merians Collection,â 70+ masterpiece drawings 11:02 A11/P11 paintings from Meriansâ private collection of works by School of London artists ###considered to be the finest 11:02 A11/P11 most comprehensive collection in the world) offers a fresh introduction to contemporary figure painting in England. Through Jan 14, âEdward Lear and The Art of Travel,â landscapes of Mediterranean, the Middle East 11:02 A11/P11 India by Lear ###1812-1888) and his contemporaries of the Victorian era, also celebration of 1997 gift to YCBA by Yale Univ alumnus 11:02 A11/P11 former YCBA curator Donald C. Gallup.Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St at York, New Haven. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-6 pm. Masterpiece Tours of Permanent Collection every Sat 1:30 pm, Sun 3 pm. Call 203/432-0600.Through March 25, âCall and Response: Journeys of African Art,â African masks, sculpture 11:02 A11/P11 mixed media works from 2 private collections augmented by postcards, books, maps 11:02 A11/P11 textiles to guide visitors on journey of changing forms, circumstances 11:02 A11/P11 definitions; Jan 16, gallery talk w/ doctoral candidates Lyneise Williams 11:02 A11/P11 Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, 2 pm, free; Jan 18, gallery talk w/ doctoral candidates Lyneise Williams 11:02 A11/P11 Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, noon, free.Through April 1, âPrinted Portraits from the Time of Elihu Yale,â 50 printed portraits by contemporaries of Yale ###1649-1721) incl kings, queens 11:02 A11/P11 others in power, writers, artists, architects 11:02 A11/P11 composers constituting a time capsule of the world of Yale incl first mezzotint made in America 11:02 A11/P11 âalmost certainlyâ the first printed portrait from life of a Native America; Jan 10, âCirca 1701â Art Ã la Carte program, 12:20 pm, free.Connecticut Choral Society. Call 264-0012, 264-3010 or 740-1636.Jan 8: Openings in CCS for spring session, all experienced singers invited to audition ###by appt only), weekly rehearsals are Mon eves 7:15-9:45 at South Britain Cong Church Hall, new season begins Jan 8 ###auditions ongoing for few weeks), call 203/263-7603 or 800/555-5250 to make appt.Jan 20: Completed applications due for 4th Annual Kannengeiser Scholarship Award, will go to 11th or 12th grade student in public or private school, call either of the above numbers or talk to choral directors at high school ###packets were mailed to all choral directors in late Nov).Jan 6: NUMC Coffee House, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 7:45-10:45 pm, adm Nov4 ###or Nov3 if staying after Pasta Dinner earlier that evening), bluegrass music 11:02 A11/P11 other styles led by Roger Sprung, et al, choice of desserts, soft drinks/coffee; 426-9998.Jan 6: âSonatas for Violin and Piano,â Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St, Danbury, 8 pm, free performance by violinist Han de Loos 11:02 A11/P11 pianist Rowena Mariano, works of Franck, Brahms 11:02 A11/P11 Debussy; 748-1716.Jan 7: âAn Afternoon with Johannes Brahms,â St Margaretâs-McTernan School Recital Hall, 565 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, 3 pm, tickets Nov15 ###series tickets available), pianist Oleg Polianskyi, clarinetist Dr Vincent deLuise 11:02 A11/P11 cellist Yegor Dyachkov will perform works of Brahms in concert sponsored by Greater Waterbury Classic Concerts; 203/754-5590.Jan 12-13: Pilobolus at Shepaug Valley Middle-High School, Washington, 7:30 pm, tickets Nov25 gen adm, Nov50 Sponsor, Nov100 Patron, Nov15 student, performance by internationally recognized dance troupe will benefit Washingtonâs After School Arts Program ###ASAP); 860/868-2070.Acoustic CafÃ©, 2926 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203/335-FOLK ###3655).Open mic every Tues, sign ups 7 pm, performances begin at 8; Video Nights Wed 11:02 A11/P11 Thurs, 8:30 pm ###call for each nightâs selection, or just show up).Jan 5, Off The Wall, 8 pm, adm Nov8, improv by Fairfield High School students, also young Magician Jesse Friedman; Jan 6, Washboard Slim 11:02 A11/P11 The Blue Lights, 9 pm, adm Nov10, cafÃ©âs monthly benefit for radio station WPKN; Jan 11, Lara 11:02 A11/P11 La Rama, 8:30 pm, Nov5, Latin/folk; Jan 12, Gandalf Murphy 11:02 A11/P11 The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, 9 pm, Nov10, self-described as âfolk/hillbilly/Floyd/Beatlesâ; Jan 13, Nate Borofsky, Daniel Barrett 11:02 A11/P11 Kristin Cifelli, 9 pm, Nov5, alternative folk/edgy singer-songwriters from Boston; Jan 14, pianist Alesia Gragula, 5 pm, Nov10.Hartford Symphony Orchestra, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford. Call 860/246-6807.Performances 8 pm, tickets Nov10-Nov50: Jan 5 11:02 A11/P11 6, âA Viennese New Year,â works of Leoncavallo, Ponchiello, Korngold, love theme from The Godfather, etc, guest conductor Martin Fischer-Dieskau returning; Jan 12, âBerlioz, BertÃ³k 11:02 A11/P11 Beethoven,â guest conductor Steven Smith, also Paul Beubauer on viola, Berliozâs Le Corsaire Overture, BertÃ³kâs Viola Concerto 11:02 A11/P11 Beethovenâs Symphony No 3 ###âEroicaâ), free preview 7 pm.New Haven Symphony Orchestra, ###box office) 33 Whitney Ave; performances in Woolsey Hall, College 11:02 A11/P11 Grove St, New Haven. Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. Call 203/776-1444, 800/292-NHSO.Performances 7:30 pm, tickets Nov15-Nov48 unless indicated: Jan 11, Symphony Series: Mozart and More, NHSO soloists on oboe, bassoon, violin 11:02 A11/P11 violincello, works of Prokofiev, Haydn 11:02 A11/P11 Mozart.Recorder Society of Connecticut, New Milford-Danbury. Call 860/354-1856.Playing sessions/membership meetings Sat 10 am-12:30 pm as follows ###call for membership details), non-members welcome for one free trial meeting: Jan 13, at Ives Concert Hall/WCSU midtown campus, 181 White St at Fifth Ave.Sweet Harmonyâs Coffee House, St Andrewâs Church, Rte 202 11:02 A11/P11 Wheaton Rd ###at light), Marble Dale. Call 860/868-2275.Jan 13, Karen Savoca, 8 pm, tickets Nov12/reserved, Nov15/door.Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave, Bethel. Call 778-2100.Jan 5-11: 102 Dalmations ###G), mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:10 11:02 A11/P11 3:05 pm; All The Pretty Horses ###PG-13), daily 6:50 11:02 A11/P11 9:15 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:30 11:02 A11/P11 4:20 pm; Quills ###R), daily 7 11:02 A11/P11 9:25 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:20 11:02 A11/P11 4:05 pm; Traffic ###R), daily 6:40 11:02 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1 11:02 A11/P11 3:50 pm; You Can Count On Me ###R), daily 7:20 11:02 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 5 pm.Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown. Call 426-2475.Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk/IMAX Theatre, 10 N. Water St, Norwalk. Call 203/852-0700.Now playing: Everest, Sat-Sun 5 pm; Galapagos, Mon-Fri 11 am, 1, 2 11:02 A11/P11 3 pm ###extra 4 pm show nov 24), Sat-Sun 11 am, noon, 1, 2, 3 11:02 A11/P11 4 pm; Mysteries of Egypt, Mon-Fri noon.IMAX double features: Through Jan 11: Galapagos and The Journey Inside, Fri-Sun 7 pm.Mark Twain Library, Redding. Call 203/938-2545.âFabulous Film of the Fiftiesâ series, free screenings 8 pm, then lecture/discussion of featured film: Jan 6, Roman Holiday; Jan 13, Five Fingers.Jan 13: Knights of Columbus Basketball Free-Throw Contest, Edmond Town Hall gym, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 12:30-3:30 pm, free, all boys 11:02 A11/P11 girls ages 10-14 invited, winners in each division advance to K of C district contest; 426-1696.Beardsley Zoological Gardens, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203/394-6565.Jan 17, Super Bear Sunday, 12-3 pm, crafts, winter activities, Super Bowl trivia, etc.Tours of zoo every Sat 11:02 A11/P11 Sun through March, incl w/ zoo adm.Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St, Danbury. Call 797-4505, 797-4528 ###Jr Library Dept).Programs, free: Jan 10, Nutmeg Childrenâs Book Elections Pizza Party, 5:30-7 pm, free ###reservations by Jan 8), area 4th-6th graders invited to enjoy pizza while hearing excerpts from 2001 Nutmeg nominee Deep Doo Doo by Michael Delaney.Downtown Cabaret Childrenâs Theatre Co., 263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport. Call 203/576-1636.Snow White, Jan 13-March 4, curtain Sat 12 11:02 A11/P11 2:30 pm, Sun noon only, tickets Nov10.50.Through Jan 6: âHolidays at The Junction,â Bethel Arts Junction, 5 Depot Place, Bethel, Wed 12-4:30 pm, Thurs-Sat 12-9 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, handmade gifts 11:02 A11/P11 original artwork by regional artisans; 798-2193.Jan 6: Monthly Pasta Project Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 5-7:30 pm, adm Nov8 adults, Nov7 seniors, Nov3.50 children, full spaghetti dinner w/ choices of sauce, garlic bread, salad, desserts 11:02 A11/P11 soft drinks; 426-9998.Jan 6: Readings by poets Kimberly Cloutier Green 11:02 A11/P11 Steve Lautermilch, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St/Rte 35, Ridgefield, 4 pm, adm Nov5, readings from published manuscripts will be by the winners of Biennial Larry Aldrich Poetry Competition, reception w/ refreshments follows, reservations requested; 203/438-4519.Jan 7: Model Trains Show 11:02 A11/P11 Sale, Sheraton Hotel, 3580 East Main St, Waterbury, 9 am-2 pm, adm Nov4, age 12 11:02 A11/P11 under free, model trains of all popular gauges, railroad art, manufacturers, etc, presented by Classic Shows, LLC; 203/926-1327.Jan 7: Baseball Card 11:02 A11/P11 Sport Memorabilia Show, Ramada Inn Stratford, 225 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, adm Nov3 adults, 99Â¢ age 10 11:02 A11/P11 under, vendors from 5 states w/ sports cards 11:02 A11/P11 memorabilia incl Beanies, Pokeman, etc, special autograph guests; 203/364-1209.Jan 8: âAn Orphanâs Journeyâ series opener, East Hill Woods auditorium, 611 East Hill Rd, Southbury, 1:30 pm, free progam will present the autobiography An Orphanâs Journey on audio discs during 8 monthly sessions, presented by the author, Heritage Village resident Michael Lerner; 262-6161.Jan 8: BookTalk discussion, Southbury Public Library, 561 Main St So, Southbury, 2 pm, free book discussion led by Joyce Ware will concern Lee Smithâs Fair and Tender Ladies; 264-1716, 262-6123.Jan 9: âThe Town Historianâs Annual Lecture: The True and Complete History of Newtownâs Schools,â C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7:30 pm, free lecture by Dan Cruson is sponsored by Newtown Hist Scty; 426-5937.Jan 9:Book discussion concerning Louis de Bernieresâ Corelliâs Mandolin, Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, 7:30 pm, free program will be moderated by freelance writer 11:02 A11/P11 editor Lauren Baratz-Logsted; 794-8756.Jan 9: Script Talk11, Stratford Library, 2203 Main St, Stratford, noon, free adm, monthly drama 11:02 A11/P11 film discussion series, discussion leader Tom Holehan will moderate discussion of Anton Chekhovâs Uncle Vanya, guest speaker is Chekhov scholar William McGovern; 203/385-4162.Jan 12: Student-Level Square Dance, Hayestown School, Hayestown Ave, Danbury, 8 pm, soft-soled shoes required, calling by Randy Page, refreshments, non-dancers/beginners invited to watch 11:02 A11/P11 also learn about dancing opportunities in area, presented by Mad Hatters Square Dance Club of Danbury; 746-5985.Jan 13-21: Society of Creative Arts of Newtownâs âColor in January,â Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 150 paintings by SCAN members presented during annual winter show, opening reception Jan 13 ###2-4 pm), free artist demos each Sat 11:02 A11/P11 Sun at 12:30 ###Jan 13, oil painter Barbara Goodspeed; Jan 14, watercolorist Richard Ochs; Jan 20, watercolor artist Janice Baragwanath; Jan 21, pastel portrait artist Kita Macon); 426-6654.Jan 14: New Year Psychic Fair, Ethan Allen Inn, 25 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, 11 am-6 pm, free adm, area psychics, clairvoyants, astrologers, tarot 11:02 A11/P11 gemstone readers, vendors, sponsored by PHDâs Center for Conscious Living; 792-2939.Active Singles. Call 860/489-9611 or visit www.activesingles.org.Hikes for singles ###ages 30s-50s) 1st 11:02 A11/P11 3rd Sun/month, 10 am, free, no dogs or children allowed, 4 skill levels available, bring/wear hiking boots 11:02 A11/P11 bring water: Jan 7, hikes at Beacon Falls State Park, Cold Spring Rd, Beacon Falls.Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Call 203/438-4519.Jan 6, readings by Biennial Larry Aldrich Potery Competition winners Kimberly Cloutier Green 11:02 A11/P11 Steve Lautermilch from their published manuscripts, 4 pm, adm Nov5, reception w/ poets follows.Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave, Bethel. Call 794-8756.Free programs: Jan 9, book discussion concerning Louis de Bernieresâ novel Corelliâs Mandolin, 7:30 pm, all welcome, moderated by freelance writer 11:02 A11/P11 editor Lauren Baratz-Logsted.Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St, Danbury. Hours: 10 am-4 pm daily ###April 1-Nov 26). Call 778-8337.1st Sat each month ###April-Nov), Rail Yard Local, adm to msm incl rides through rail yard in 1920s era passenger coach w/ stop on stateâs only operating turntable. ###see details in Arts listings for permanent exhibit info)Wednesday Evening Events series, 7:30-8:30 pm, sm donation requested, weekly programs follow weekly museum member meetings, subjects as follows: Jan 10, âCalifornia Railroads and Museums,â by Stan Madyda; Jan 17, âBMT and Traction Railroads,â by Steve Gould.Devilâs Den Preserve, 33 Pent Rd, Weston. Call 226-4991.All events free, reservations required: Jan 5, family nature walk, 1-3 pm, natural history guides will lead walk 11:02 A11/P11 discuss animals 11:02 A11/P11 plants of the den, also watch for resident birds 11:02 A11/P11 creatures; Jan 7, 5-mile hike, 1-4 pm, hike will follow denâs eastern loop through historic ruins, past Godfrey Pond 11:02 A11/P11 among evergreen laurel, dress for the weather; Jan 14, family nature walk, 1-3 pm, a guided walk to examine winter features at the preserve.Flanders Nature Center/Van Vleck Farmhouse, Flanders 11:02 A11/P11 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury. Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm. Call 263-3711.Through March 28, Wednesday Wanderings, 9:30 am, weekly walks w/ Ronnie Kamphausen along Van Vleck Farm Sanctuaryâs trails to observe 11:02 A11/P11 enjoy changes in plants 11:02 A11/P11 animals through second half of winter season, sm donations for center appreciated.Newtown Hikers. Call 426-2897, 270-4340.Hikes leave from lower lot @Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 9 am, free, all welcome, bring bag lunch/beverage, wear sturdy shoes, destinations as follows ###call hike leader if weather doubtful): Jan 6, The Pinnacle, New Preston ###Dolores 11:02 A11/P11 Patty Caputo, 263-7797); Jan 13, Macedonia Brook/dirt road ###Rita Qubick ###268-4119); Jan 20, Platt Park, Southbury ###Tim Hanbury, 203/888-3025).Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall ###lower level), 45 Main Street, Newtown. Call 270-4377.Shop is open every Wed 12-3 pm 11:02 A11/P11 Sat 9 am-noon, access is from town hallâs back parking lot ###separate door for thrift shop), shop carries discounted items from local businesses 11:02 A11/P11 private donors incl clothing 11:02 A11/P11 sm home accessories, etc.Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St, Ridgefield. Call 203/438-2282.Free programs: Jan 16, Criticâs Circus Book Group will discuss Melissa Bankâs The Girlâs Guide to Hunting and Fishing, 7 pm, non/new members welcome.Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. ###SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, Main St, Newtown. Call 426-6654.Jan 13-21, Annual âColor in Januaryâ Show 11:02 A11/P11 Sale, at Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, show open during reg business hours, free adm, presentation of 150Â± paintings by SCAN members, artist demos each Sat 11:02 A11/P11 Sun at 12:30 ###Jan 13, oil; Jan 14, watercolor; Jan 20, watercolor; Jan 21, pastel portrait), opening reception Jan 13, 2-4 pm ###public invited).Meetings 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: Jan 10, program by acrylic artist Anda Styler.Wednesday Night Poetry Series, Bethel Arts Junction, 5 Depot Place ###in former railroad station bldg), Bethel. Call 426-3388 ###Faith Vicinanza), 270-6202 ###Michael Seri), 748-2828 ###BAJ).Series presented ev Wed 7:30-10 pm ###doors open 7 pm, featured poets 8:30 pm, poetry workshop 9:15 pm), adm Nov1 ###Nov3 if out-of-state or major guest poet), guest/featured poets as follows: Jan 10, Dennis Holt, reading his work 11:02 A11/P11 that of Robinson Jeffers 11:02 A11/P11 Charles Olson; Jan 17, Netherland poet Donald Gardner with âHow to get the most out of your jet lagâ; Jan 24, Roger Bonair-Agard.Woodbury Yoga Center, 122 West Side Rd, Woodbury. Call 263-2254.Sunday programs w/ guest speakers, begin 6:45 pm, free, meditation instructions 11:02 A11/P11 silent meditation follows program, light refreshments: Jan 7, âBecoming A Somebody, While Being A Nobody: The Middle Way of Empowerment and Surrenderâ by David Van Handel; Jan 14, âForgiveness: A Daily Processâ by Nancy Bennington.Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield. Call 203/365-7541, 203/371-7908.The Sound of Music, through Jan 14, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 3 pm, tickets Nov17-Nov20; special New Yearâs Eve performance 7 pm.Hartford Stage, 50 Church St, Hartford. Call 860/527-5151.Oedipus the King, Jan 11-Feb 11 ###previews Jan 11-16; opening night Jan 17), curtain Tues-Thurs 11:02 A11/P11 Sun 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 2 pm, Sun 2:30 pm ###also Thurs, Jan 25, 2 pm), tickets Nov20-Nov55, group discounts; Afterwards programs follow Tues eve performances 11:02 A11/P11 weekday performances beginning Jan 23.Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven. Call 203/787-4282.Mainstage: The Third Army ###world premiere), Jan 10-Feb 11 ###previews Jan 10-16, opening night Jan 17), curtain Tues 7 pm, Wed-Fri 8 pm, Sat 4 11:02 A11/P11 8:30 pm, Sun 2 11:02 A11/P11 7 pm, tickets Nov15-Nov45, group discounts; Jan 11, Pay-What-You-Can performance, Nov1 minimum, 4-ticket limit; also Jan 11, Theatre 101, 7 pm, pre-show crash course on the world of theatre.Polka Dot Playhouse, 177 State St, Bridgeport. Call 203/333-3666.Over the River and Through the Woods, Jan 18-Feb 25, curtain Thurs-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 4 pm, Sun 2 pm, tickets Nov23-Nov30.Parallel Portrait series, performances 8 pm, tickets Nov30:Seven Angels Theatre, Hamilton Park Pavilion, Plank Rd, Waterbury. Call 203/757-4676.On Stage II ###community theatre): The Good Doctor, Jan 12-14, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, tickets Nov15.TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave, New Milford. Call 860/350-6863.The Taming of The Shrew, through Jan 6 ###production dates extended), curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, tickets Nov12.50 adults, Nov10.50 students 11:02 A11/P11 seniors.Yale School of Drama, Holcome T. Green Hall, 1156 Chapel St, New Haven. Call 203/432-1234.The Master and Margarita, Jan 15-20, curtain Mon 7 pm, Tues-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm, tickets Nov12-Nov15, student 11:02 A11/P11 senior discounts; Jan 15, Pay-What-You-Can night ###Nov1 minimum).*******************Events that appear by date have Newtown events listed first, with additional events listed by their start time. At the time of printing, the information here is accurate as presented; a call ahead is always a good idea to be safe.DEADLINE INFORMATIONPress releases for the Enjoy calendar of events or the Enjoy section must be received by MONDAY NOON for publication in that weekâs edition of The Newtown Bee. 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