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March 3-4: Mountain Laurel Glass Club Annual Glass, China & Pottery Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, 647 North Mountain Rd, Newington, Fri 6-9 pm (wine & cheese pvw; adm $4.50), Sat 10 am-5 pm, adm $4; 860-233-8039.

March 4-5: Greenwich Spring Antiques Show & Sale, Greenwich Civic Center, Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm, adm $7, dealers from CT, GA, MA, ME, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC & VA, catered refreshments; 203-618-0009 (show phone 203-637-4583).

March 5: 21st Annual Newtown Historical Society Antiques Show & Sale, Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, adm $5, dealers from across state & region will have diverse offerings, proceeds to benefit historical society; 426-5937.

March 5: 21st Spring Edition Glastonbury Antiques & Collectibles Show, Glastonbury High School, Hubbard St, Glastonbury, 10 am-4:30 pm, adm $6 (includes adm to Greater Hartford Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show & Sale, see details below), 85 booths, antique lighting restoration; 860-342-2540.

March 5: Special Edition of Greater Hartford Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show & Sale, Glastonbury High School, Hubbard St, Glastonbury, 10 am-4:30 pm, adm $6 (includes adm to Glastonbury Antiques & Collectibles Show, see details above), approx 45 booths; 860-342-2540.

March 10-12: Ephemera Society of America’s Ephemera 26, The Westin, One First Stamford Place, Stamford, Fri (conferences) 9 am-4 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm (members’ only pvw 9 am, memberships available at show), Sun 11 am-4 pm (also conferences 9-11 am), adm $12 ($10 ESA members), 80+ dealers, appraisals (Sat 12-3 pm, $5/item), also talks & special exhibits; 631-261-4590.

March 11-12: 32nd edition Cheshire Academy Antiques Show, Rte 10 at 68, Cheshire, Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 10:30 am-4 pm, adm $6; 860-342-2540.

March 11-12: Antiques at CT College Show & Sale, CT College’s Crozier Center, 270 Mohegan Ave/Rte 32, New London, Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, adm $5.50; 860-625-4860.

Art Exhibits, Museums Historic Places__ _____

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-4519.

Through March 12: “Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration,” works by 6 contemporary Pakistani artists – Aisha Khalid, Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Talha Rathore & Saira Wasim.

Through March 12: “Todd Hebert: 2005 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Recipient.”

Through March 12: “Cyrilla Mozenter: More saints seen,” series of small-scale vessels made primarily from cream-colored felt.

Through March 12: “John Giglio: BlowHomes – A Main Street Sculpture Project,” site-specific soft sculpture is inflatable one-third scale replica of Victorian house that serves as front of Aldrich.

The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St, Bridgeport. Call 203-331-1104.

Permanent exhibit: “Grand Adventure: A Celebration of the American Spirit in Bridgeport,” permanent exhibit on museum’s 2nd floor provides in-depth exploration of Bridgeport’s 19th Century industrialization & urbanization w/ emphasis on P.T. Barnum’s role in the city’s growth.

Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. Call 426-4533.

In Olga Knoepke Meeting Room (lower meeting room) — *(new show) Through March 31: “Surroundings,” oils & watercolors by Anita Gregorski, depicting familiar scenes of New England & surrounding areas.

In first floor display cases — Through March 31: “North American Animals,” carved wooden animals by Newtown resident Wayne Smith, painted by Carol Smith, incl foxes, moose, wolves, cougars, bears, skunks, coyotes, squirrel, rabbit & lynx.

Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd (Rte 25), Brookfield. Call 775-4526.

Through March 26: “Bend-Twist-Wrap: Contemporary Work in Wire,” new sculpture by artists from across the country.

Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St, Danbury. Call 778-8337.

Permanent exhibitions on railroad history (museum is along old New Haven RR line & housed in former Danbury station & railyard), also original & restored rolling stock incl a New Haven RR Mack FCD railbus, Alco RS-1 diesel locomotive, fully operating turntable, etc. (see Misc calendar for ongoing programs schedule)

Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd (at corner of Center St), Easton. Call 261-0134.

Through April 4: “American Photography,” 40+ photos by Larry Roberg taken in CT, MA, CA & Fl in color & black & white, highlighting some of Mr Roberg’s dramatic landscape & scenic photography.

Golden Age of Trucking Museum, 1101 Southford Rd/Rte 188, Middlebury. Call 203-577-2181.

Through April 16: “Big Boys & Little Treasures,” new series of paintings by self-taught artist Kiki Michalek depicting classic trucks, also hand painted cigar boxes BY Ms Michalek featuring classic trucks.

Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington. Call 860-868-0518.

Through March 31: “The Hopkins Archaeological Site,” artifacts from one of the first prehistoric sites documented in Litchfield County, which indicate site was seasonal camp regularly used for thousands of years, ca 10,000-7,000 BC.

Through March 31: “Bear Dancers,” original Native American-inspired watercolors & prints by Connecticut artist & New York City native Joan La Rocca, whose inspiration comes from nature, the American Southwest & Native American spirituality.

Through March 31: “Southwestern Indian Pottery,” pottery spanning more than 1,000 years of Southwestern pottery development, focusing on Tewa & Keresan speaking peoples of Pueblo communities of presented New Mexico & Arizona.

Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St/Rte 7, Kent. Hours: Sat-Sun 12-4 pm. Call 860-927-3989.

*(new show) March 4-12: “11th Annual Secondary Student Art Show,” works by students in 25 regional public & private secondary schools; March 4, opening reception & awards ceremony, 2-4 pm.

Miller Studio & Gallery, 495 Main St/Rte 6, Woodbury. Call 203-263-3939.

Through March 30: “Winterludes,” group exhibit featuring works to warm the coldest winter days w/ paintings by Thomas C. Adkins, Ella Crampton-Knox, Pete Bergeron, Robert Crawford, Susan Falato, Robert Holden & Robert Kozora, new works will rotate into show at different times during 11-week presentation.

Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, Roxbury. Hours: Mon 12-7 pm, Wed 10 am-7 pm, Thurs-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm. Call 860-350-2181.

Through March 18: “Continuum,” recent oil paintings & collages by Kezia Hearn, reflecting the great variety of plant forms the artist finds in her garden.

Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven. Call 203-432-5050.

Through spring (exhibition dates extended): “Landscape Under Siege: Invasive Plants of Connecticut,” botanically accurate watercolors by members of Greater New York chapter/Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, w/ identifying names & descriptions, of the New England landscape.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford. Hours: Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, Wed-Fri 11 am-5 pm (open to 8 pm first Thurs/month). Call 860-278-2670, TDD 860-278-0294.

*(new show) March 11-Aug 13: “Revivals: Costumes for Song & Dance,” Raoul Pené du Bois’ sketches & Barbara Matera’s costumes from 1971 Broadway revival of No, No Nanette.

Through April 9: “Restored To Life: Benjamin West’s ‘The Raising of Lazarus,’” presentation of major acquisition, which was commissioned as an altarpiece for England’s Winchester Cathedral in 1780, & complete timeline of its recent restoration.

Through April 30: “Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation,” traveling exhibition of 62 bronzes drawn from one of world’s most comprehensive collections is first major exhibition in CT of works by the French master, ranging from earliest bust of his father to later studies of dancing figures, also features his most famous sculpture, “The Thinker.”

Washington Art Association, Bryant Plaza, Rte 47, Washington Depot. Call 860-868-2878.

*(new show) March 4-26: “Thurston, Kramer & Powell,” paintings & sculpture by Sam Thurston, drawings & oil paintings by Majorie Kramer, landscape paintings by Jolene Powell; March 4, opening reception, 3-5 pm.

Yale Center For British Art, 1080 Chapel St (at High St), New Haven. Call 203-432-2800.

Through April 23: “London: John Virtue,” approx 80 recent works by Mr Virtue, done during 2003-05, while he was assoc artist of The National Gallery, London, in which he focused on buildings, their relationships between structures & the overall topography of London.

Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St at York, New Haven. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-6 pm. Call 203-432-0600.

Through spring: “Private Faces of Public People: 1750-1900,” 29 portrait miniatures of notable Americans incl George Washington taken soon after his election as President & Capt James Lawrence, War or 1812 naval hero & commander of Chesapeake.

Auditions, Juried Events  _____

Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield. Call 203-431-9850.

March 6-7: Auditions for Craig David Rosen’s comedy Straight Men Can’t Dance, 7:30-9:30 pm (callbacks March 11, read-through March 13), openings for 5 men & 1 woman, character list, story line & directions to theater at TheaterBarn.org, play to be directed by Mr Rosen, performances to be weekends April 21-29..

Sherman Players, at Sherman Town Hall (not at the playhouse), 9 Rte 39 North, Sherman. Call 860-354-3622.

March 5-6: Auditions for Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, Sun 2-5 pm, Mon 7-9 pm, director Marc Cameron has openings for 4 women & 2 men, all ages 50-70, cultural diversity encouraged, prepare monologue or read from script, production will open Arpil 28.

Sons of Portugal Marching Band, Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd, Danbury. Call 942-9303.

Openings for trumpet players in senior band, must have at least 4 yrs experience, rehearsals are Sun mornings 10 am-noon at cultural center, band performs in parades & concerts all year, plays current American standards to Portuguese marches, call for details.

Wilton Playshop, 15 Lover’s Lane (off Rte 33, Wilton. Call 203-762-7629.

March 12-13: Auditions for Joe DiPietro’s Over The River and Through the Woods, March 12-13, 7 pm, director Tom Rushen has roles for 3 men & 3 women, performances will be weekends May 5-20, visit WiltonPlayshop.org for cast breakdown & other details, contact director at TMR42865@aol.com.

Concerts, Musical Events ____

Through March 12: Broadway Bound at Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd, Danbury, tickets $35 adults, $25 students, performances Fri-Sat 5:30 (reception, then dinner at 6 & show at 8), Sun 12:30 pm (reception, dinner at 1, show at 3), revue of some of Broadway’s best musicals follows buffet dinner; 470-7528.

March 3: Doot! at Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main St, Waterbury, 5:30-7:30 pm, adm $10 ($5 museum members) incl performance, light refreshments & access to some of museum’s current exhibitions; 203-753-0381 x20.

March 4: NUMC Coffee House, 7:45–10:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church’s Rauner Hall, 92 Church Hill Road, adm $3 for those attending earlier pasta dinner (see separate Misc listing), $4 otherwise, live bluegrass & folk music, refreshments, suitable for all ages; 426-9998.

March 4: 3rd Annual Winter Cabaret, Valley Presbyterian Church, 21 West Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, 7:30 pm, call for ticket details & reservations, performers to incl VPC Men’s Choir, The Valley Choir, tenor Joe Mayon, Elizabeth Amari, et al, music of Cole Porter, Carousel & other familiar selections; 775-2624.

March 4-5: “Broadway Tonight!” at St James Church, 25 West St, Danbury, Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 5 pm, tickets $12/adv, $15/door (dinner packages available, call for details), beloved & classic songs from Broadway blockbusters incl Phantom, West Side Story, The Producers & others will be performed by soloists Paris Cheffer (baritone), Brian Cheney (tenor), Culver Casson (soprano) & Jennifer Toohey (soprano), also The Hat City Singers & Hat City Kids, all accompanied by Arnie Gross; 746-2694.

March 11: 4th Annual NBLA Dinner & Country Dance, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, adm for dinner & dance $25, dance only $10, chili cook-off begins at 6 pm, dinner is at 7, square & contra dancing begins at 8 (live music by Bill Fischer & The Wild Notes); 791-4853.

March 11: Lorena Garay in concert, WCSU Student Center Theater, 181 White St/Rte 6, Danbury, 7:30 pm, guitarist who loves the blend of classical guitar & Latin rhythms will perform concert in honor of Women’s History Month; 837-8486.

March 11: Cantabile at Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St, Danbury, 8 pm, free concert will incl music by Purcell, Thompson, Mozart & Brahms, also selections from an operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan, performed by octet of local singers; 748-1716.

March 11: 20 & Hot! by CT Gay Men’s Chorus, Western CT State University’s Ives Concert Hall, White St/Rte 6, Danbury, 8 pm, tickets $30 & $35, 20th birthday lollapalooza will feature greatest numbers from 20 years of CGMC performances; 800-644-2462.

March 12: Jon Gailmor in concert, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, tickets $20 adults, $15 ages 3-12, free ages 2 & under (must sit on lap), performance by Vermont-based singer-songwriter will benefit The Montessori Community School of Brookfield; 426-6155.

March 12: CT Master Chorale Spring Concert, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 3 pm, tickets $15/adv, $20/door, performance of Parker’s Hora Novissima (The Newest Hour), also works by Mozart in celebration of composer’s 250th birthday, CMC to be accompanied by CT Master Chorale Orchestra; 743-0473.

March 12: Judy Handler & Mark Levesque at The Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd/Rte 25, Brookfield Center, 3 pm, free concert by acoustic guitarists & recording artists will incl Brazilian, Latin, swing, gypsy, European & classical influences; 775-6241 x104.

Fireside Inn, 123 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-7001.

Social Ballroom Dancing, every Wed, begins 7 pm, adm $15 incl dinner buffet, dance lesson & coffee.

Country & Western Dancing, last Thurs/month, begins 7 pm, adm $15 incl dinner buffet, dance lesson & coffee.

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, at Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203-459-4249, 203-452-0003.

March 18, Annual Young Peoples Concert: Mozart’s Birthday Party, at Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd, Bridgeport, 11:30 am, tickets $6 adults, $4 children, performances by all 4 ensembles will incl special salute to Mozart on 250th anniv of his birth.

Newtown Friends of Music, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown. Call 426-6470.

Concerts at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 3 pm, $18 adults, $16 seniors, free ages 5-14 w/ ticket-holding adult (subscriptions available), reception follows performances: March 12, Cavani String Quartet, works of Mozart (Adagio & Fugue, K 546), Beethoven (String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op 130) & (quartet member) Merry Peckham (Breakfast at The Ibis).

Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield Univ, 1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield. Call 203-254-4010, 877-ARTS-396 (877-278-7396).

Performances 8 pm unless noted: March 10, Richie Havens, Janis Ian & Tom Paxton, 8 pm, tickets $35 & $40 (pre-concert lecture “Politics & Music: Society’s Child and Leonard Bernstein,” 7-7:40 pm, by Fairfield Univ Prof Brian Torff); March 12, 20 & Hot! by CT Gay Men’s Chorus, 3 pm, tickets $30 & $35, 20th birthday lollapalooza will feature greatest numbers from 20 years of CGMC performances (call 800-644-2462).

Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies & Performing Arts, 80 East Ridge Ave, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-5795.

Performances 8 pm unless noted: March 3, Dave Mason, $45; March 11, An Evening with Lucie Arnaz, 8 pm, tickets $45 & $55; March 15, Little Feat, 7 pm, $55 & $65; March 21, Robert Cray Band, $70 & $80.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Call 203-438-3889.

Concerts at Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, 8 pm, tickets $15-$50: March 18, “Classical Masters,” Haydn’s Symphony No. 2, J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in D minor (w/ guest pianist Michelle Kim) & Haydn’s Symphony #83 (The Hen).

Ridgefield Symphony Youth Orchestra, at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-3889.

March 5, RSYO Spring Concert, 4 pm, tickets $10-$15, call for program details.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. Call 203-574-4283.

Concerts at Naugatuck Valley College Fine Arts Center, 750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, 3 pm, tickets: $25-$40 adults, $5 students: March 5, Faure’s Suite from Please et Melisande, Walton’s Concerto for Violincello (feat cellist Christopher Pegis) & Sibelius’ Symphony #5.

Films _________________

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-4533.

Independent Film Festival, free, screenings 7:30 pm: March 7, film shorts (incl Sangam, Inja, Mt Head & others; call for schedule).

Danbury Library, 170 Main St (at West), Danbury. Call 797-4533.

Independent Film Series, free, screenings at 2 pm: March 5, Witnesses.

Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-2475.

March 3-9: Cheaper By The Dozen 2 (PG), Fri-Sat 7 & 9 pm, Sun-Thurs 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun 1 & 4 pm, Tues 1 pm.

Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies & The Performing Arts, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-5795.

Lost & Found Film Series, 7:30 pm screenings followed by guest speakers for Q&A, tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7.59 students: March 10, The Jazz Singer, Lucie Arnaz will be guest at Q&A w/ Morton Dean & Ira Joe Fisher.

For Kids & Families _________

March 5: Concert by Ridgefield Symphony Youth Orchestra at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, 4 pm, tickets $10-$15, call for program details; 203-438-3889.

March 11: Cinderella by Young People’s Theatre, Kennedy High School auditorium, Highland Ave, Waterbury, 3 pm, all seats $7, family-oriented presentation of classic fairy tale offers spectacle, song & special effects suitable for all ages; 203-577-2377.

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-4533 (children’s dept 426-3851).

Children’s programs, free unless specified: March 11, St Patrick’s Day Craft Program, 1 pm, $3 materials fee due at registration, Marie Walker will lead one-hour program for ages 6 & up.

Downtown Cabaret Children’s Theatre Co., 263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport. Call 203-576-1636.

Goldilocks, through Feb 26, curtain Sat-Sun 12 & 2:30 pm, all seats $12.50; also (Sat) Feb 4 at 9:30 am; no 2:30 show (Sun) Feb 12.

Flanders Nature Center, Flanders at Church Hill Rd, Woodbury. Call 203-263-3711.

March 11, Kids’ Adventure Club: Going Green, 10 am-noon, $12 ($10 members), registration required & space limited, students in grades K-5 (parents welcome, free) can learn about St Patrick’s Day & wonders of the natural world incl hands-on activities, hike to nature center (dress appropriately) & stories.

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, at Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203-459-4249.

March 18, Annual Young Peoples Concert: Mozart’s Birthday Party, at Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd, Bridgeport, 11:30 am, tickets $6 adults, $4 children, performances by all 4 ensembles will incl special salute to Mozart on 250th anniv of his birth.

Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington. Call 860-868-0518.

March 18, Annual Maple Sugaring Festival, 11 am-3 pm, adm $6 adults, $4 ages 5-16, ongoing Native American sugar making demo, also pancakes served w/ local maple syrup (11 am-1 pm only), games & crafts for children (1-3 pm),also gently used book sale.

Miscellaneous ___________

March 3: CWU World Day of Prayer, Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St, Newtown, 1 pm, all welcome, worship service presented by Church Women United/Newtown-Bethel will celebrate “Signs of the Times” through prayer, Scripture readings, hymns & presentation by Peace Corps volunteer Laura Hickey; 426-9024, 426-5192.

March 4: NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church’s Rauner Hall, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 5-7:30 pm, adm $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3.50 children, full spaghetti dinner incl salad, desserts, and soft drinks/coffee raises funds each month for church, all welcome, coffee house/musical event follows (see separate Concerts listing); 426-9998.

March 4: CT ConTacts Singles Dance, at Fireside Inn, 123 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown, 8 pm-1 am, adm $17 incl dinner & dessert buffets, dancing to DJ selections (Top 40, classic rock, recent oldies & requests), no bluejeans; 203-468-1144.

March 4: Gala Art Auction at Southbury Volunteer Fire Dept Hall, 461 Main St/Rte 6, Southbury, 7 pm, tickets $10, auction of art sponsored by Southbury Jr Women’s Club will benefit charities supported by SJWC; 264-6393.

March 5: Open House & Demonstrations, Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 10 am-4 pm, free adm, ongoing demonstrations of count thread cross stitch by Peg Forbell & theorem painting by Lorraine van DerVende, also docent tours of historical society’s headquarters; 426-5937.

March 5: Flanders’ Annual Pancake Breakfast, at Woodbury Emergency Services Building, Quassuk Rd (just off North Main St/Rte 6), Woodbury, 8 am-1 pm, $6 ages 12 & up, $4 ages 5-11, free ages 4 & under, breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, fresh juice & hot beverages, proceeds will support Flanders Nature Center’s educational programs; 203-263-3711.

March 5: Baseball Card & Sport Memorabilia Show, Ramada Inn, 225 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, adm $3 adults, 99¢ ages 10 & under, special appearance by pitching legend Denny McLam (12-1 pm only), dealers from 5 states w/ sport & vintage cards, memorabilia, supplies, autographs & more;364-1209.

March 6: BookTalk, Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main St South/Rte 6, Southbury, 2 pm, free, Evelyn Copeland will lead discussion of her book Very Nearly Me, Adventures of An Anglophile; 262-6123.

March 6: The American Civil War: The Peninsula Campaign, Brookfield History Society Museum, Rte 133 at 25, Brookfield Center, 7 pm, free, historical society board member Peter Cronin will discuss the events of March-July 1862 campaign, which pitted 200,000 Union soldiers against 70,000 Confederate defenders, attendees encouraged to bring Civil War artifacts to show; 740-8140.

March 7: American Sewing Guild/CT chapter Comfy Quilts Sew-In, Yankee Quilter, 1481 Southford Rd/Rte 67, Southbury, 10 am-3:30 pm (volunteers welcome for any amount of time they can offer), quilters of all levels & backgrounds invited to join ASG/CT chapter members to make lap quilts for cancer patients in area hospitals, call for list of needed supplies; 203-888-5869.

March 7: “Lorena Garay: My Life & Music,” WCSU Warner Hall (midtown campus), White St/Rte 6 at Fifth Ave, Danbury, 11 am, free lecture by Ms Garay, a guitarist, will incl discussion of the impact of being a Puerto Rican woman on her professional life (note: Ms Garay will be performing in concert on March 11, call for details); 837-8486.

March 7: “What You Should Know About Body Fat,” New Morning Natural & Organic Store, 738 Main St South/Rte 6, Woodbury, 5:30-6:45 pm, free (registration required), nutritional consultant Elizabeth Lenkowski, MS, will give free body fat analyses, tips for minimizing body fat through healthy lifestyles, & share info about potential indicators for heart disease, wear loose clothing; 203-263-4868.

March 8: “Rock Gardening in Connecticut,” Newtown Senior Center, Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, 7:30 pm, free slide program by avid rock gardener John Spain is sponsored by Town & Country Garden Club, all welcome.

March 8: Nutmeg Quilters Guild meeting, Ridgefield Community Center/The Lounsbury House, 316 Main St/Rte 35, Ridgefield, 7 pm, non-members $5, “Bee Charmed” program will have attendees adding charms to bracelet as they move among demonstrators w/ new products & techniques incl triangle paper, electric quilt, sticky paper piecing & more; 203-834-2208.

March 10: “Foodchild: How Family Eating Traditions Shape Us,” Western CT State Univ Student Center Room 202, White St/Rte 6, Danbury, noon, free workshop by Prof Irene Sherlock (adjunct professor, English) will cover food questions & concerns raised by attendees, space limited; 837-8292, 837-8486.

March 11: 4th Annual NBLA Dinner & Country Dance, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, adm for dinner & dance $25, dance only $10, chili cook-off begins at 6 pm, dinner is at 7, square & contra dancing begins at 8 (live music by Bill Fischer & The Wild Notes); 791-4853.

March 11: Indoor Flea Market, Church of The Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Rd, Orange, 8 am-2 pm; 203-934-4446.

March 11: Growing Healing Herbs, at Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St South/Rte 6, Woodbury, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, free (reservations required), naturalpathic physician, medical herbalist, professor, author & talk show host Dr Eugene Zampieron will share knowledge about herbs & help participants grown & use their own medicinal herbs; 203-263-4868 (New Morning Store).

March 11: “The Practice of Reike,” New Morning Natural & Organic Store, 783 Main St South/Rte 6, Woodbury, 2 pm, free one-hour program by Doug Green (author, Reike-Free Yoga) will incl discussion & demonstration of the ancient Japanese system of relaxation & stress reduction; 203-263-4868.

March 11: Veterans Holding Corporation Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, at Second Meeting House, 40 Main St, Bethel, continuous servings 5-8 pm, adm $15 dults, $10 ages 6-11, free ages 5 & under, all-you-can-eat corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots & onions, also soft drinks & desserts; 748-6112.

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-4533.

Programs free unless noted: March 7, Non-Fiction Book Group, 1 pm, discussion of All the Shah’s Men by Stephen Kinzer, newcomers welcome; March 9, Phantom Train & Rails to Trails program, 7:30 pm, author Sue Delbianco will offer slide show related to her book The Last Phantom Train & offer history about local Rails To Trails efforts; March 10, A History of Beer, 7 pm, free (registration required, must be age 21-plus to participate), join Steve Small for history & beer tastings; March 11, Intermediate Computing, 9 am-noon, $10 (& registration needed), class covers Web issues incl downloading files, saving photos, also time for Q&A; March 13, Daytime Book Group, 1 pm, discussion of An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde.

Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington. Call 860-868-0518.

March 11, Winter Beading Workshop, 11 am-3 pm, $30 ($25 members) incl materials, join master beader & IAIS educator Janis Us to make small change purse decorated w/ traditional Iroquois raised beadwork designs.

Newtown Hikers. Call 788-1398 (Ester Nichols), 270-4340 (Newtown Parks & Rec).

Hikes leave from lower lot @Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 9:30 am (later start during winter season), free, all welcome (children must be accompanied), bring bag lunch/beverage, wear sturdy shoes, destinations & leaders as follows: March 4, Lake Waramaug Pinnacle, New Preston (Mike Cianciolo, 860-355-5896); March 11, Southbury Preserve, Southbury (Ester Nichols, 788-1398); March 18, Lake Waramaug, Rangers’ Area, New Preston (Claire Sivacek, 744-0086).

Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall (lower level), 45 Main Street, Newtown. Call 270-4377.

Shop is open every Wed 12-3 pm & Sat 9 am-noon, access is from town hall’s back parking lot, shop carries discounted items from local businesses & private donors incl clothing, sm home accessories & more.

Shepaug Eagle Observation Area, Shepaug Housatonic Hydroelectric Station, River Rd, Southbury. Call (Tues-Fri 9 am-3 pm) 800-368-8954.

Seasonal: Observation area open to March 17 only, Wed, Sat-Sun 9 am-1 pm, free adm but reservations absolutely required.

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-6654.

Meetings 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: March 8, acrylic landscape painting demo by Anda Styler.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-6224.

Non-profit weight loss support group meets every Mon 6-8 pm (weigh-ins 6-6:45, meetings 7-8), meetings $2/week, membership $20/year.

Treehouse Comedy Productions.

Shows at The New Sorrento, 32 Newtown Rd, Danbury, 9:30 pm, tickets $15 unless noted: March 4, Rich Vos, tickets $17.50; March 11, headliner Vic DiBitetto, opening acts by Garry Levy & Keith Anthony; March 18, headliner Mike Yard, opening act by Anne Kissel, addt’l opener TBA.

Wednesday Night Poetry, at Molten Java, 102 Greenwood Ave, Bethel. Call 426-3388 (Faith Vicinanza), 739-0313 (Molten Java).

Series presented ev Wed 7:30-10 pm (featured poets 8:30 pm, poetry workshop 9:15 pm), adm $1 ($3 requested if out-of-state or major guest poet), guest/featured poets as follows: March 8, Ira Joe Fisher; March 15, Lou Orfanella.

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March 15: The Vagina Monologues, WCSU Student Center Theater, 181 White St/Rte 6, Danbury, 7:30 pm, suggested donation $10 (proceeds going to Women’s Center of Greater Danbury), special performance as part of WCSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month; 837-8486.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport. Call 203-576-1636.

Nunsense A-Men!, through March 12, curtain Fri 8 pm, Sat 5:30 & 8:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm, tickets $10-$30, discounts for seniors, students & groups, rush tickets ($25) 1 hour before curtain if available.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin La, Ridgefield. Call 203-431-9850.

Lend Me A Tenor, through March 24, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (March 5 only) 2 pm, tickets $20 adults, $17 seniors & students; also (Thurs) March 23, 8 pm.

Seven Angels Theatre, Hamilton Park Pavilion, Plank Rd, Waterbury. Call 203-757-4676.

Laughter on The 23rd Floor, through March 5, curtain Thurs-Sat 8 pm, mat Thurs, Sat-Sun 2 pm, call for ticket prices; Feb 24, Dessert Night; March 3, Wine & Martini Night.

TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave, New Milford. Call 860-350-6863.

The Last Five Years, through March 18, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (March 5 only) 2 pm, tickets $20; Feb 23, Pay-What-You-Want Night, 8 pm, name your ticket price.

Western CT State University’s Berkshire Theater, Osborne St, Danbury. Call 837-8732.

As You Like It, through March 11, curtain Thurs-Sat 8 pm, tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors & students.


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