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July 8: 9th Annual Westbrook Elks Antiques Show, Elks Lodge 1784, Seaside Ave ###off Rte 1), Westbrook, 9 am-4 pm rain or shine, adm Nov2.50, free age 12 11:21 A11/P11 under; 860-399-9191, 399-9704.Aldrich Museum of…



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July 8: 9th Annual Westbrook Elks Antiques Show, Elks Lodge 1784, Seaside Ave ###off Rte 1), Westbrook, 9 am-4 pm rain or shine, adm Nov2.50, free age 12 11:21 A11/P11 under; 860-399-9191, 399-9704.Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:21 A11/P11 Sat-Sun 1-5 pm, Fri 12-8 pm. Call 203-438-4519.Through July 8, “New Works: Haluk Akakçe,” site-specific wall painting incorporating sculptural elements, transforming gallery space into one of artist’s “futuristic, illusory 11:21 A11/P11 solitary works.”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 July 7, “Still Life: New Works by Robert Holden and Suzy Taylor,” realist still lifes by Mr Holden 11:21 A11/P11 impressionistic views by Ms Taylor.*###new show) July 8-Aug 15, “Summer On My Mind,” group show w/ works by Ella C. Knoc. Carey McDougall, Robert Holden, Anda J. Styler, Susan Falato, et al.Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St, Danbury. Hours: 10 am-4 pm daily ###April 1-Nov 26). Call 778-8337.Permanent exhibitions on railroad history ###museum is along old New Haven RR line 11:21 A11/P11 housed in former Danbury station 11:21 A11/P11 railyard), also original 11:21 A11/P11 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. Hours: Mon 11:21 A11/P11 Fri 10 am-5 pm, Tues 11:21 A11/P11 Wed 10 am-8 pm, Thurs 10 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm. Call 261-0134.*###new show) July 15-Sept 15, Sparks In Ink,” drawings by Anju Khanna inspired by ancient art forms of India, significance of works explained by accompanying posters by Mrs Khanna; July 15, opening reception featuring Indian foods 11:21 A11/P11 music to complement artwork.Fine Line Art Gallery, Sherman Village, 682 Main St So ###above Gepetto’s Toys), Woodbury. Hours: Th-Sun 11 am-5 pm. Call 266-0110.*###new show) July 12-Aug 26, “Some Like It Hot11” paintings by gallery members depicting CT lakes, landscapes 11:21 A11/P11 gardens.Grey Horse Gallery, 3 Washington Ave/Rte 34 ###in old Masonic Temple, 1st floor; behind St John’s 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.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 “Names on the Wall” 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 July 3, “The Artist’s Choice,” paintings 11:21 A11/P11 drawings by Georgette Miller, clay figures by Christina Bothwell, geometric abstract sculpture by David Colbert, clay sculptures by Gerard Heffernon, “art to wear” by Ellen Moon, “idiosyncratic paintings” by Irene Hardwicke Oliveri 11:21 A11/P11 knietic sculpture by Tim Prentice.*###new show) July 7-Aug 15, “The Pastels of Dick McEvoy,” Impressionist landscapes in pastel by Newtown artist Dick McEvoy; July 7, opening reception, 12-2 pm..Connecticut Poetry Scty, PO Box 4053, Waterbury 06704-0053.July 31: Deadline for postmarked entries into Annual Brodinsky/Brodine Poetry Competition, send SASE ASAP for complete rules.Country Players of Brookfield, Rte 25, Brookfield Center. Call 775-0023.July 8-9: Auditions for Exit the Body, Sun 4-8 pm, Mon 7-9 pm, openings for 5 women 11:21 A11/P11 5 men, performances weekends Sept 7-28, director is Gene Golaszewski, producer is Alexis Vournazos.Dramalites of Washington and Missoula Children’s Theatre, Shepaug High School, School St, Washington. Call 860-868-7057.July 16: Open auditions for students entering kindergarten-12th grade for week-long camp w/ Missoula Children’s Theatre actor/director team, auditions begin 9:30 am, camp will run July 16-20, final public presentation Sat, July 21, openings for 50± children, camp fee for those cast is Nov10, contact Carol Couch for details.Town Players, The Little Theatre, Orchard Hill Rd, Newtown. Call 203-438-4468.July 9-10: Auditions for Michael Frayn’s Alarms 11:21 A11/P11 Excursions, 7-9 pm, openings for up to 12 men and women, ages 20 and up, for presentation of one-act comedies, performance dates in Sept, contact director Mary Poile for details, also opening for sound technician ###demanding job).July 7: 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 11:21 A11/P11 other styles led by Roger Sprung, et al, choice of desserts, soft drinks/coffee; 426-9998.July 7: Kevin Briody at Memorial Park, New Fairfield, 6:30 pm, free concert by current CT State Troubadour of his original folk material; 312-5634.July 8: Le Petits Chanteurs du Comte de Flandre at St Theresa Church, 5301 Main St, Trumbull, 6 pm, free concert by French boys’ choir on US tour, only performance in CT; 261-3676.July 10: Housatonic River Jazz Band, Ashlar of Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Rd, Newtown, 7 pm rain or shine, free outdoor performance of music from 1920s-1950s continues Ashlar’s 15th Annual Summer Sounds Concert Series, bring blankets/lawn chairs; 426-5847.July 11: Peter Bremer at St James Episcopal Church for Wednesday Carillon Recital Series, 25 West St, Danbury, 12:30, free concert on church’s historic Bulkley Carillon, housed in church since 1928 ###11:21 A11/P11 first set of carillon bells made in US), performer is City Carillonneur from Brielle, Netherlands; 748-3561.July 13: Mary Beth Sippin and The Diamond Spurs at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7 pm, free concert  suitable for families/all ages, second of library’s 3-show outdoor summer series ###indoors if rain), bring blankets/low chairs for seating; 426-4533.July 14: 27th Annual Roxbury Pickin’ 11:21 A11/P11 Fiddlin’ Contest, Hurlburt Park, Apple La, Roxbury, adm Nov8 adults, free age 12 11:21 A11/P11 under, contestant registration 4 pm, performances begin 4:30 in fiddle jam, old-time fiddle, old-time banjo, mandolin, trick 11:21 A11/P11 fancy fiddle, open guitar ###finger 11:21 A11/P11 flat pickin’), vocal, bluegrass banjo 11:21 A11/P11 bands, youth 11:21 A11/P11 senior divisions, all acoustic performances, also vendors, playground, children’s arts 11:21 A11/P11 crafts tables, volleyball, lawn chairs and/or blankets recommended, benefit for Roxbury Vol Fire Dept; 860-354-2912.Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-4519.Stage A Performance, eclectic music 11:21 A11/P11 multi-media series showcase, performances 7 pm, tickets Nov30: July 13, Kristin Hersh ###folk rock, former Throwing Muses 11:21 A11/P11 Belly lead singer); July 27, Greg Osby 11:21 A11/P11 Jason Moran, jazz.CityCenter Danbury, Ives St 11:21 A11/P11 Patriot Dr, Danbury. Call 792-1711.2001 CityCenter Summertime Festival of the Arts, free concerts.Thurs/Family Night, performances 6:30, targeted for families 11:21 A11/P11 children: July 12, Dana 11:21 A11/P11 Her Dog Rowdy, original songs 11:21 A11/P11 unusual performance; July 19, The Zucchini Brothers, “The Beatles of kids’ music” perform “a stir-fry” of musical styles accompanied by guitar, keyboard 11:21 A11/P11 drums.Fri-Sat performances 7:30 pm w/ classic rock, opera, jazz, blues, oldies, Big Band, etc: July 6, US Coast Guard “Masters of Swing” ###rain location Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St), 7-pc ensemble performs Big Band classics; July 7, New Horizon ###rain location Tuxedo Junction, 5 Ives St), rock n’ roll from vintage classics to current Top 40; July 13, The Rafael Latin Jazz Band, original compositions 11:21 A11/P11 contemporary sounds of Santana to Jose Feliciano w/ blend of native Puerto Rican rhythms, jazz 11:21 A11/P11 classical influences.Ives Concert Park, WCSU westside campus, University Blvd, Danbury. Call 837-9226 ###or TicketMaster, 744-8100).Family Concert Series, tickets Nov10 adults, free ages 12 11:21 A11/P11 under: July 13, An Evening of Jazz with Doug Hartline, 7:30 pm.Summer Concert Series: July 8, The Go-Go’s, 7 pm, tickets Nov25-Nov60, children Nov10; July 15, Trisha Yearwood, 7 pm, tickets Nov25-Nov55, children Nov10.Merryall Center for the Arts, Chapel Hill Rd ###off Merryall Rd), New Milford. Call 860-354-7264.Performances 8:30 pm ###unless noted), tickets Nov15, season tickets available: July 7, “Portrait of Lincoln” by Louis Dubé, original drama performed by its author chronicles life 11:21 A11/P11 political challenges faced by our 16th President; July 14, Vikki True 11:21 A11/P11 Mark Kelso, duo will perform international music, blues 11:21 A11/P11 original compositions.Music Mountain, Music Mountain Rd ###near Rtes 63 11:21 A11/P11 126), Falls Village. Radio broadcasts on WMNR ###Monroe, 88.1 FM). Call 860-824-7126.72nd Season, tickets Nov17.50/adv, Nov20/door, Nov10 students.Chamber Concerts: July 8, Da Ponte String Quartet w/ guest pianist Daniel Epstein, works of Mozart 11:21 A11/P11 Brahms; July 15, Jacques Thibaud Trio w/ guest pianist Peter Basquin 11:21 A11/P11guest bassist Alvin Brehm, works of Brahms, Francaix 11:21 A11/P11 Hummel.Jazz Concerts, Sat 8 pm: July 7, The Mark Templeton Trio, swinging jazz standards from Joplin 11:21 A11/P11 Gershwin to Ellington performed w/ style 11:21 A11/P11 flair; July 14, Alto ###Joe Beck on alto guitar 11:21 A11/P11 Ali Ryerson on alto flute), jazz favorites 11:21 A11/P11 original compositions w/ “distinctive new sound.”Special Events: July 6, All Hands Around: Traditional Irish Music 11:21 A11/P11 Step Dancing, 8 pm, call for performer 11:21 A11/P11 program details.Summer Sounds of the World concert series, Bridgeport. Call 203-367-7917.Free concerts at three locations, suitable for all ages.Bridgeport Ferry Terminal, Water St, performances 5 pm: July 19, Washboard Slim 11:21 A11/P11 The Blue Lights, traditional 11:21 A11/P11 original jug band music, mixture of blues, early jazz 11:21 A11/P11 ragtime.Chase Plaza/City Hall Annex, Broad St ###downtown area), performances at noon: July 19, Urban Youth Xplosions11, performances of hip hop, breakdancing 11:21 A11/P11 slam poetry by CityKids, The FairHaven Breakers, RAW Word Collective, 11:21 A11/P11 surprise guests.Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave, Bethel. Call 778-2100.July 6-12: A.I. ###PG-13), daily 6:40 11:21 A11/P11 9:25 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1 11:21 A11/P11 3:50 pm; The Anniversary Party ###R), daily 6:50 11:21 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:30 11:21 A11/P11 4 pm; Bride of the Wind ###R), daily 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:20 pm; memento ###R), daily 9:05 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 3:40 pm; Sexy Beast ###R), daily 7:15 11:21 A11/P11 9:15 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:10, 3:10 11:21 A11/P11 5:10 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.Through Sept: Journey Into Amazing Caves, daily 11 am, noon, 1, 2 11:21 A11/P11 3 pm; All Access: IMAX Concert Film, Sat-Sun 5 pm; double feature Everest and Journey Into Amazing Caves, Fri-Sun 7 pm.Wadsworth Atheneum, 800 Main St, Hartford. Call 860-278-2670 x3027.Taboo11 Summer Film Series, screenings Thurs 11:21 A11/P11 Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm: through July 8, Two Women; July 12-15, The Terrorist; July 19-22, Kadosh.July 8: “Who’s Buggin’ You” program, Southford Falls State Park, Rte 188, Southbury, 11 am by the pond, free children’s program hosted by CT DEP/state interpreter will offer up-close look at critters that call the pond home incl amphibians, insects 11:21 A11/P11 fish; 264-5678.July 12: Café Bethel ###book discussion group meeting), Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave/Rte 302, Bethel, 6:30-8 pm, free discussion of Postcards from France by Megan McNeill Libby, students entering grades 6-12 invited, prior reading requested but not necessary; 794-8756 x4.July 13-15: “Day Out With Thomas™,” Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St, Danbury, 9 am-6 pm each day, tickets Nov13 ###early reservations recommended), 20-minute train rides pulled by steam engine replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, also games, Thomas 11:21 A11/P11 Friends video stations, interactive exhibits, hands-on entertainment, amusement rides, visits w/ Sir Topham Hatt, etc; 798-5825.July 16-20: ABCDE: Gospel Light’s Son Creek Junction Vacation Bible School, Beacon Hill Church, 371 Old Zoar Rd, Monroe, 9 am-noon daily, free, ages 4-grade 7 invited to discover 5 golden nuggets of truth, also take part in mission project to find Samaritan’s Purse; 268-8521.Kettletown State Park, Kettletown Rd, Southbury. Call 264-5678.Free programs for campers 11:21 A11/P11 public, evenings programs are at camp office, daytime events are at beach: July 6, “The Big Dipper,” 8:30 pm, stories about the constellation from around the world; July 7, “Fossil Frenzy,” 10:30 am, make a take-home “fossil,” dissect “fossil cookies” 11:21 A11/P11 find on-beach relics; July 7, visit w/ Smokey the Bear, 7:30 pm, learn about bears in CT, forest safety, see real DEP forest fire truck, enjoy bear-themed munchies 11:21 A11/P11 prizes; July 13, “Tales of Tricksters,” 8 pm, special Friday the 13th program w/ stories about tricksters such as snakes 11:21 A11/P11 coyotes, mystery boxes to open, “Un-Natural Trail” walks, etc; July 14, “Something’s Fishy,” 10:30 am, discover river-life in hands-on catch 11:21 A11/P11 release program; July 14, “Snakes of Connecticut,” 8:30 pm, live snakes, slide show.Musicals at Richter, Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury. Call 748-6873.Fairy Tale Theater, performances Sat 11 am, all tickets Nov5, rain or shine ###indoors if rain): July 7, Aesop’s Fables; July 14, Rapunzel and Stone Soup.Quick Center for the Arts/Fairfield Univ, North Benson Rd, Fairfield. Call 203-254-4010.Children’s Summer Theatre Camp, local students performing w/ professionals from Montana’s Missoula Children’s Theatre Company 11:21 A11/P11 Quick Center staff, public performances Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am, tickets Nov8 adults, Nov6 children: July 6-14, The Fisherman 11:21 A11/P11 His Wife. Polka Dot Playhouse, 177 State St, Bridgeport. Call 203-333-3666.Polka Dot Kids Theatre Series, monthly series w/ guest performers, shows at 10:30 am 11:21 A11/P11 1 pm, Nov12/show ###series tickets 11:21 A11/P11 discounts abvailable): July 14, “Sweet Potato Pie and Such11” w/ African storytellers Karen Nur El-Amin ###“Queen Nur”) 11:21 A11/P11 Kala JoJo ###“The Tall Storyteller”), stories, songs, dance 11:21 A11/P11 costumes.Science Center of Connecticut, Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford. Hours: Tues-Wed 10 am-5 pm, Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Sun 12-5 pm. Call 860-231-2824.Through Sept 9, “Experiment Gallery: Hands-On Fun for Inquiring Minds,” create rainbows, see sounds, make a weather system, etc   learn about scientific principles in fully interactive, hands-on exhibit. Through Sept 9, “Animal Eyes,” 5 areas offer exploration of how animals see incl “Different Kinds of Eyes,” “Different Places on Different Places,” “Night Eyes,” etc. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court ###Post Rd East/Rte 1), Westport. Call 203-227-4177.2001 Children’s Summer Series, performances 11 am 11:21 A11/P11 2 pm, tickets Nov8 11:21 A11/P11 Nov10: July 6, The Tale of the Name of The Tree, performed by Robert Rogers Puppet Company; July 13, Aesop’s Fables by Jim West 11:21 A11/P11 TheatreWorks ###puppetry, classical music, drawing, storytelling 11:21 A11/P11 geography).Through July 7: Thrift Shop One Bag Sale, STS Thrift Shop One, Rte 172, South Britain, Fri 10 am-3:30 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm, Nov6/bag ###bags supplied by shop); 203-586-2266.Through July 14: Danbury City Fair, Danbury Fair Mall, Backus Ave, Danbury, gates open Mon-Fri 5 pm, Sat-Sun noon ###also July 4 at noon), state-of-the-art midway rides, games of skill 11:21 A11/P11 chance, refreshments, Kiddieland rides ###specifically for ages 7 11:21 A11/P11 under; Kids Days are June 30-July 1, July 7-8 11:21 A11/P11 14, kids ride unlimited from 12-5 pm for Nov10), opening night fireworks at 9:30.July 7: Monthly Pasta Project Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 5-7:30 pm, adm Nov8 adults, Nov7 seniors, Nov3.50 children, full spaghetti dinner w/ choices of sauce, garlic bread, salad, desserts 11:21 A11/P11 soft drinks; 426-9998.July 7: Round Two/Semi-Finals of Third Annual Laugh-Off, Seven Angels Theatre, Hamilton Park Pavilion, Plank Rd, Waterbury, 8 pm, tickets Nov20, performances by comedians of CT, NY 11:21 A11/P11 NJ hoping toreach finals of competition ###to be held July 21), hosted by co-winner 2000 CT Comedy Festival 11:21 A11/P11 Emmy nominee Perry Gardner; 203-757-4676.July 7-8: Washington Art Assn 10th Annual Spectacular Clothesline Art 11:21 A11/P11 Crafts Sale, Bryan Plaza/town hall lawn, Rte 47, Washington Depot, 10 am-4 pm rain or shine, artworks by regional artists in various mediums, also fine crafts; 860-868-2878.July 10: Mini Book Sale, Danbury Library, 170 Main St, Danbury, 10 am-2 pm, hardcover 11:21 A11/P11 paperback fiction, non-fiction 11:21 A11/P11 children’s books, many in like-new condition, sale cancelled if rain; 796-8061.July 11: Grease benefit performance for Quota International, Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, grounds open 7:15 pm for picnics, showtime 8 pm, all tickets Nov15, 9th annual benefit performance by Musicals at Richter benefits local community service organization; 748-5559, 743-7514.July 12: Café Bethel ###book discussion group meeting), Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave/Rte 302, Bethel, 6:30-8 pm, free discussion of Postcards from France by Megan McNeill Libby, students entering grades 6-12 invited, prior reading requested but not necessary; 794-8756 x4.July 14: Green Fair, Washington Green, Rte 47, Washington, 10 am-2 pm, silent auction, book sales 11:21 A11/P11 signings, gifts, Plant Place, Ye Olde Bake Shoppe, BBQ Pit, Sharpening Shack, white elephant, etc; 860-868-0569 ###First Congregational Church).July 14: “Off To The City, Back To The Country” one-day art show, The Barn Gallery, Rte 37 at Rte 39, New Fairfield Commons, New Fairfield, 10 am-5 pm rain or shine, Newtown-based NWS artist Ruth Newquist will present show 11:21 A11/P11 sale of her work, on-site oil demonstration during morning hours, catered reception during afternoon; 746-4502.July 14-15: The Cannondale Summerfest, Cannondale Village, Rte 7, Wiltyon, 10 am-4 pm rain or shine ###outdoor show), regional crafters w/ dolls,jewelry, hand painted clothing, sculpture, florals, etc; 749-0863.July 15: Summer Psychic Fair, Radisson Hotel, Lake Ave/Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, 11 am-6 pm, free adm, readings by area psychics, clairvoyants, astrologers, tarot 11:21 A11/P11 gemstone readers, vendors, stress 11:21 A11/P11 healing program by energy balancer Jean Hacker; 792-2939.Active Singles. Call 860-489-9611 or visit www.activesingles.org.Summer Beach Parties: July 22, Hawaiian Beach Party, Hop Brook Lake, Rte 188, Naugatuck, 9 am-6 pm, Nov35 ###reservations/checks by July 12), tropical attire requested, all-day buffet, sports 11:21 A11/P11 games, etc.Barnes 11:21 A11/P11 Noble Booksellers, Danbury Square, 15 Backus Ave, Danbury. Call 730-2733.Free programs: July 12, reading 11:21 A11/P11 book signing by East Hartford poet Vernon Frazer ###Sing Me One Song of Evolution, Relic’s Reunions 11:21 A11/P11 Stay Tuned To This Channel), 7:30 pm.CT Contacts, New Haven. Call 203-468-1144.Dances each Fr @Pinecrest Country Club, 745 River Rd/Rte 110, Shelton, 8 pm-1 am, Nov13, no jeans/sneakers. Dances Sat @Colonial Tavern, Rte 67, Oxford, 8:30 pm-1 am, Nov13, no jeans/sneakers, themes as follows: July 7, dance party at Anthony’s Lake Club, West Kenosia Ave, Danbury, 8 pm-1 am, adm Nov15, expanded seating 11:21 A11/P11 bar set up outdoors, smoking only outdoors.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 state’s only operating turntable. ###see 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: Devil’s Den Preserve, 33 Pent Rd, Weston. Call 226-4991.All events free, reservations required: July 8, “Top of the Den11” 9 am-2 pm, 8-mile hike from high rocky ledges down to reservoir below will feature spectacular views from withing Saugatuck Forest Lands Project, pack water 11:21 A11/P11 snack lunch; July 10, adult hike, 9:30-11:30 am, short, cool, early morning hike will introduce adults to some of the 21 miles of hiking trails available, wear long pants 11:21 A11/P11 shoes appropriate to walking in woods in poss damp morning, meet at map shelter; July 14, “Fern Identification Walk,” 9:30-11:30 am, learn to identify common species 11:21 A11/P11 learn about ferns’ intriguing methods of reproduction, bring magnifying lens 11:21 A11/P11 fern book if poss; July 14, “Search for Summer Woodland Butterflies,” 10 am-noon, program w/ lepidopterist Victor DeMasi to learn about 11:21 A11/P11 possibly view Banded Hairstreeak, Northern Pearly Eye and/or Summer Azure butterflies.Kismet, at DownTime OnLine Café, 4 Ives St, Danbury. Call 778-0220, 264-2537.Meetings of people “coming together having discussions, speakers, music, sharing of events in the area, to soar through the journey of life,” 7:30-9:30 pm every other Wed: July 11, “Angelic Healing,” program by Nancy Lawrence.Merwinsville Hotel, 1 Brown’s Forge Rd, Gaylordsville. Call 860-350-4443.Hotel is open for guided tours Sun 2-4 through Sept, free ca 1843 building is only remaining railroad hotel east of Mississippi, on Nat’l Register of Historic Places, saved from destruction by volunteers.Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall ###lower level), 45 Main Street, Newtown. Call 270-4377.Shop is open every Wed 12-3 pm 11:21 A11/P11 Sat 9 am-noon, access is from town hall’s back parking lot ###separate door for thrift shop), shop carries discounted items from local businesses 11:21 A11/P11 private donors incl clothing 11:21 A11/P11 sm home accessories, etc.Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-2282.Free programs: July 17, Critic’s Circle Book Group meeting, 7 pm, discussion of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, new members always welcome; July 18, AM Book Group meeting, 10 am, discussion of Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis DeBernieres, new members always welcome.Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. ###SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, Main St, Newtown. Call 426-6654.Meetings 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: July 11, landscape painting in oil demo by Barbara Goodspeed. 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: July 11, Charlie Bondhus, 20-yr-old poet/playwright has 2 books of verse 11:21 A11/P11 working on new coming of age play addressing the many issues 11:21 A11/P11 confusions facing gay youth today; July 18, Krissie Peterson, former journalist 11:21 A11/P11 public relations writer, currently a children’s book editor, her poetry will be featured in upcoming Poetry Motel and The Underwood Review.Country Players of Brookfield, Rte 25 ###next to library), Brookfield Center, Call 775-0023.Godspell, July 6-28, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat ###Sun) July 15, 2:30 pm, tickets Nov10.Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport. Call 203-576-1636.Bach To Bacharach and David, through Aug 5, curtain Fri 8 pm, Sat 5:30 11:21 A11/P11 8:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm, tickets Nov28 11:21 A11/P11 Nov30, senior discounts on matinees, limited Nov15 rush tickets available.Goodspeed Opera House, Rte 82, East Haddam. Call 860-873-8668.They All Laughed11 The New Gershwin Musical, through Sept 28, curtain Wed-Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri 8 pm, Sat 8:30 pm, Sun 6:30 pm, mat Wed 11:21 A11/P11 Sun 2 pm, Sat 4 pm, tickets Nov22-Nov44.Musicals At Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury. Call 748-6873.Grease, July 6-21, curtain Fri-Sun 8:30 pm ###grounds open 7:15 for picnics), tickets Nov15 adults, Nov12 seniors, Nov10 students 11:21 A11/P11 children; also July 11, benefit performance for Quota International, all tickets Nov15, show will be interpreted by Donna Pace 11:21 A11/P11 Michael Burnett.Ridgefield Theatre Barn, 37 Halpin La, Ridgefield. Call 203-431-9850.Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, through July 21, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm ###doors open 7 pm, cabaret-style seating, bring food 11:21 A11/P11 drink or purchase limited refreshments), also Sun, July 15 11:21 A11/P11 Thurs, July 19, tickets Nov15 adults, Nov12 students 11:21 A11/P11 seniors.Sherman Players, Sherman Playhouse, Rte 37 at 39, Sherman. Call 860-355-3622.Wait Until Dark, through July 7, curtain Fri-Sat 8:30 pm, mat ###Sun) July 1, 3 pm, tickets Nov14 adults, Nov12 seniors 11:21 A11/P11 students.Summer Cabaret at Yale, 217 Park St, New Haven. Call 203-432-1567.bash, July 11-21, curtain Wed-Sat 8:30 pm ###dinner served 7 pm), tickets Nov16 adults, Nov14 seniors, Nov10 students, group rates available.Town Players of Newtown, Little Theatre, theatre is on Orchard Hill Rd ###mailing address is PO Box 211), Newtown. Call 270-9144. The Comedy Of Errors, July 6-28, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, also mat Sun, July 22, 2 pm, tickets Nov10.Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Call 203-227-4177.Don’t Make Me Laugh, through July 14, curtain Fri-Sat 8:30 pm, Mon-Thurs 8 pm, mat Wed 2 pm, Sat 5 pm, tickets Nov17-Nov48.*******************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 week’s edition of The Newtown Bee. Send to the attention of Shannon Hicks, Arts Editor, Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown 06470, or to shannon@thebee.com. Photos are welcome and can be black 11:21 A11/P11 white or color prints; please call for details concerning photo files to be emailed.

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