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Antiques Shows __________________________

Sundays: Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market, Rte 7, New Milford,

7 am-2 pm (early buying 5:45, $20), adm $2, free ages 12 & under, leave pets home, vendors offer antiques, collectibles & misc, refreshments available; 508-265-9911.

May 8: 48th Annual Outdoor Ridgefield Antiques Market, Lounsbury House lawn, 316 Main St/Rte 35, Ridgefield, 10 am-5 pm rain or shine (outdoors & under tents), $7, free age 13 & under, proceeds to benefit Lounsbury House/Ridgefield Community Center; 914-273-4667 (914-589-1355 during show).

Art Exhibits ____________________________

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 9 Main St/Rte 61, Bethlehem;


*(new show) May 8-31: “Enchanted Forest Art Show,” presentation of entries received during competition to create artist woodland nymphs, fairies & other magical creatures using natural materials & organic found objects such as pinecones, dried weeds and flowers, sticks, bark, stones, pods, seeds, feathers & wool; May 8, opening reception & winners announced, 1-4 pm.

Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-426-4533.

In lower meeting room  — Through May 9: “40th Annual SCAN Spring Juried Art Show,” annual juried event of works in oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, graphics & sculpture in library’s lower meeting room.

Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd (Rte 25), Brookfield;


Through May 16: “Creativity 2010: A Celebration of Student Work,” works by 30+ BCC students in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry (incl Rachel Morris of Newtown), metal (incl Travis Hanna & Tyler Hanna, Sandy Hook) & wood.

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

*(new show) Through May 23: “The Connecticut and Vermont LEGO® Railway,” an operating model train layout made entirely of Legos by New England Lego Users Group (NELUG) members Bill Probert, Elroy Davis & Steve Doerner; May 8, National Train Day celebration, free train rides, rides on track car, children’s activities, coupling & uncoupling demos & more; May 9, mothers ride in-yard trains free w/ paid child ticket.

The Galleries at The Fraser-Woods School, 173 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown. Gallery hours by appt only; 203-3390 x312.

Through May 25: photographs by Mark W. Lyon from Washington, D.C. & paintings by Johnnie Kunanele & Sonia Mejia from Massachusetts.

Good News Café & Gallery, 684 Main St/Rte 6, Woodbury; 203-266-4663.

Through May 10: “All Dolled Up,” unique, handmade spirit dolls by Newtown resident & artist Paula Brinkman.

Koenig Frameworks and Art Gallery, 97 South Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-270-1887.

*(new show) Through May 29: “Blooms,” spring exhibition of 100+ photos by regional artists focuses on flowering plants, trees, shrubs, etc in bloom.

Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, Roxbury; 860-350-2181.

*(new show) May 8-June 4: “Spring Is Here,” paintings celebrating spring by Carrie Beckmann; May 8, opening reception, 2-4 pm.

Sculpture Barn, 3 Milltown Rd (at Rte 39), New Fairfield; 203-746-6101.

*(new show) May 8-June 13: “Susan Bradley: The Honey Bee And Its Culture,” sculpture, painting, drawing & monoprints that depict the mythical relationship between humans & bees from prehistoric times to the present; May 8, opening reception, 3-6 pm (incl interactive dance performance by Otis Cook of Pilobolus Dance Theater).

Auditions, Juried Events  _________________

Town Players of Newtown, The Little Theatre, Orchard Hill Rd, Newtown; 203-270-9144.

May 10 & 12: Auditions for Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, 7-9:30 pm each night, director Ruth Anne Baumgartner needs 5 men & 4 women of various ages, all should be capable of “good, plumy stage-English accent & Attitude,” director anticipates ensemble casting, cold readings from script (prior reading of play suggested), performances to be weekends July 9-25, also seeking those interesting in backstage & production work incl seamstresses, those unable to attend auditions (esp college students) invited to contact Ms Baumgartner at RuthAnneB@mindspring.com.

Concerts, Musical Events       ______________

May 7: Beyond the Wall in concert, Edmond Town Hall theater, 45 Main St, Newtown, 8 pm, $15, performance by Pink Floyd tribute band to incl full performance of The Wall, also guitar raffle; 203-426-2475.

May 7: Friday Night Family Dance, Stony Hill Firehouse, 59 Stony Hill Rd/Rte 6, Bethel, 7-9 pm, $5, $3 children/students, $15 max/family, calling by Patricia Campbell, music by The Reel Thing, contra, square & folk dancing, beginners welcome, wear comfortable shoes; 203-470-3790.

May 8: Dvorak’s Stabat Mater by Danbury Concert Chorus & Danbury Symphony Orchestra, at St James Episcopal Church, 25 Main St, Danbury, 8 pm, free performance by combined groups to honor Richard Price (DCC Music Director & Conductor), who is retiring, guests soloists to incl soprano Elisabeth Baer, mezzo-soprano Rosalie Sullivan, tenor Matt Morgan & bass Mark Uhlemann; 203-748-1716.

For Kids & Families _______________________

May 8: Dolly & Me Tea, South Britain Congregational Church parish house, 693 South Britain Rd (Rte 172 at East Flat Hill Rd), South Britain, 11 am-1:30 pm, tea sandwiches, sweets, tea & punch, also handmade items by The Knit Wits (church’s charitable knitters) for American Girl & other popular dolls, reservations required; 203-267-5312.

Miscellaneous ____________________________

May 7: Friday Night Family Dance, Stony Hill Firehouse, 59 Stony Hill Rd/Rte 6, Bethel, 7-9 pm, $5, $3 children/students, $15 max/family, calling by Patricia Campbell, music by The Reel Thing, contra, square & folk dancing, beginners welcome, wear comfortable shoes; 203-470-3790.

May 7-8: Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Ladies Auxiliary Mother’s Day Flower Sale, Sandy Hook main station, 18-20 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, Fri-Sat 9 am-6 pm, potted plants & flats, also hanging baskets, proceeds to benefit auxiliary’s efforts to support fire company.

May 7-8: Southbury Volunteer Firemen’s Assn Ladies Auxiliary Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale, Center Firehouse, 461 Main St South, Southbury, Fri 12-7 pm, Sat 9 am-mid afternoon (until inventory sells out), hanging baskets w/ ivy geraniums, begonias, fuchsias, petunias & other varieties, individual pots, annual begging plants & some perennials also available; 203-262-0615.

May 8: Town & Country Garden Club Plant Sale, The Inn at Newtown, 19 Main St, Newtown, 10 am-2 pm, perennials, trees, shrubs & concrete planters.

May 8: 28th Annual Fairfield Woman’s Club Craft Fair, Town Hall Green, Old Post Rd at Beach Rd, Fairfield, 10 am-4 pm rain or shine, 70+ crafters & artisans, homemade baked goods, flowers & plants, raffle booth, refreshments, proceeds to benefit club’s scholarship program & donations to regional non-profits; 203-255-3398.

May 8: Caroline’s Enchanted Garden Fairy & Wizard Festival at The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 9 Main St/Rte 61, Bethlehem, 1-4 pm, $7, $4 children, Woodland Creature Art Show & competition, music, magic, crafts, story time, nature walks & more, story hour hosted by Bethlehem Library, magic tricks & music while hunting for hidden fairies; 203-266-7596.

May 8: Annual Spring Auction, St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, 6:30-9 pm, free adm, live & silent auctions during evening, refreshments incl wine & cheese; 203-743-1494.

May 9: “Conscious Attention: Opening Our Minds to Intuition,” Woodbury Yoga Center, 122 West Side Rd, Woodbury, 7 pm, free program by yoga instructor Vin D’Alessio will be followed by group meditation (free instruction available) & informal reception; 203-263-2254.

May 10: “This History of Stevenson Dam,” C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7:30 pm, free program by retired engineer John Babina, hosted by Newtown Historical Society, refreshments to follow;


May 12: “Tracing Immigrant Ancestors from Central & Eastern Europe,” C.H. Booth Library lower meeting room, 25 Main St, Newtown, 7 pm, free presentation by noted genealogist Matthew Bielawa hosted by The Genealogy Club of Newtown, visitors welcome; 203-270-7887.

May 12: “Low Maintenance Landscapes,” Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, 7:30 pm, free program by UConn extension educator Carl Salsedo hosted by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown; 203-426-5359.

May 16: 3rd annual Orchard Hill Nature Walk, Orchard Hill Nature Center, Huntingtown Road, Newtown, 2-5 pm, free guided walks along trails, light refreshments, hosted by Town & Country Garden Club, Newtown Lions, Girl Scout Troop 599 and Parks & Rec; 203-426-5426.

Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-426-2475.

May 8-11: Dear John (PG-13), Sat 7 & 9 pm, Sun-Wed 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun 1 & 4 pm, Tues 1 pm.

Newtown Hikers. Call 203-788-1398 (Ester Nichols), 203-270-4340 (Newtown Parks & Rec).

Hikes leave from lower lot @Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 9 am (spring & fall start), free, all welcome (children must be accompanied), bring bag lunch/beverage, wear sturdy shoes, destinations & leaders (in parentheses) as follows: May 8, Westmoreland Sanctuary, Bedford, N.Y. no dogs (Jim Steck, 845-621-5559); May 15, East Rock Park, New Haven, easy to moderate (Minnie Ingardia, 203-801-8343); May 22, Bee Brook, Roxbury (Pat Callan, 203-264-2153).

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-426-6654.

Programs 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: May 12, encaustic techniques demo by Nash Hyon.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-426-6224 (ask for Betty) or 203-264-3728 (ask for Krista).

Non-profit weight loss support group meets every Mon 6:30-7:30 pm (weigh-ins 5:45-6:15, meetings 6:30-7:30), meetings $2/week, membership $24/year.

Treehouse Comedy Productions. Call 203-702-7577.

Shows at The Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Rd, Danbury, 9 pm, $15 unless noted: May 8, TV Warm-Up Comics Comedy Tour, tickets $19.50, performances by Joey Kola, RC Smith & Richie Byrne, stand-up, stories & backstage gossip, also audience Q&A.

Wednesday Night Poetry Series, at The Blue Z Coffee House, 127 South Main St, Newtown. Call 203-426-6242, 203-364-0631.

Open mic 7:30, featured poet follows: May 12, Jason Labbe; May 19, Crush Anthology by Faith Vicinanza book launch event, readings by contributors.

Theatre __________________________________

Pomperaug High School Drama Dept, 234 Judd Rd, Southbury;


Once In A Lifetime, May 7-9, curtain Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat 2:30 pm, $10, $5 students & seniors.

Sherman Players, Sherman Playhouse, Rte 37 at 39 (behind firehouse), Sherman; 860-354-3622.

Enchanted April, through May 15, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (May 2)

2 pm, tickets $20.

Square One Theatre Company, Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main St, Stratford; 203-375-8778.

Town Players of Newtown, at The Little Theatre, Orchard Hill Rd, Newtown; 203-270-9144.

Move Over Mrs Markham, May 7-23, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, tickets $20, $10 ages 10 & under; note May 7 & 14 shows are benefits, contact box office for details.

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport; 203-227-4177.

She Loves Me, through May 8, contact theater for curtain & ticket details.


Events that appear by date have Newtown items 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.


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