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Saturdays: Woodbury Flea Market, 44 Sherman Rd (Rte 64 near Rte 6), Woodbury, opens 7:30 am, free adm & parking, up to 42 vendors w/ emphasis on early items & antiques, also plants & flowers; 203-263-62147.

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.

Aug 14: 37th Annual Exchange Club of Madison Antique Exhibit & Sale, on the green, Boston Post Rd/Rte 1 at Meetinghouse La & Copse Rd, Madison, 9 am-4 pm (early buying 8 am, $10), $4; 203-245-7139.

Art Exhibits ______________________

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

Through Jan 2: “Celebrating the Spirit of P.T. Barnum — Energy, Vitality, Balance,” cirque themed creations by CT-based artist (& periodontist) David Millen.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 9 Main St/Rte 61, Bethlehem; 203-266-7596.

Through Sept 6: “Art Exhibit: Linda Cookson,” watercolor botanicals, landscapes, portraits & animal life paintings by the Morris artist.

Blue Z Coffee House, 127 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-364-1003, 203-364-0631.

*(new show) Aug 6-31: “Rememoration,” fine art photography by C.M. Chapman that was inspired by the life of Margaret E. Lang, as deciphered through photos, letters, travel souvenirs & notes found by the late school teacher & shared w/ the photographer; Aug 6, opening reception, 6-9 pm.

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

On main floor: “Newtown’s Growth During the 20th Century,” items from Newtown Historical Society’s permanent collection incl items related to founding of VFW/Newtown chapter, Vol 1 of The Bugle (ca 1919), photos from Boys’ Social & Athletic Club, Eden Hill Golf Course, etc.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St, Danbury; 743-5200.

Through Oct 31: “Our Vintage Wedding Gowns,” wedding gowns from museum’s collection offering a survey of fashion trends from Victorian era to late 20th Century.

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

Through Sept 20: “Painting With My Camera,” new works by CT artist Fern Berman.

Gregory James Gallery, 13 Main St, New Milford;


Through Aug 14: “Two Artists — Two Ways of Interpreting Nature,” works by nature-inspired artists James Coe & Ralph Della-Volpe.

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, 5 Wykeham Rd, Washington Green; 860-868-7756.

Through Oct 10: “Life on Lake Waramaug: Past, Present, Future,” photos, stories & artifacts share 10,000 years of history of former home to Native Americans& Chief Waramaug, its life as 19th Century summer resort & anniv of Lake Waramaug Task Force.

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

Through Aug 6: “Equine Expressions,” works by former Newtown resident Lesie Hudson-Tolles (drawings in pencil, pencil & colored pencil, monoprints, block prints & paintings), Adele Goodman & Shelley Hunter.

Mattatuck Museum Art & History Center, 144 West Main St, Waterbury; 203-753-0381.

Through Sept 5: “The Lost Villages of Fluteville and Campville,” oral histories & other items tell the story of a pair of villages developed during 19th Century along Humiston Brook & Naugatuck River, only to be destroyed to make room for flood control dam following Flood of 1955.

Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, Roxbury;


Through Sept 4: “Urban and Rural Landscapes,” landscape photography by high school art teacher Kaitlin Clark & photographer Silvia Marinari.

Morrison Gallery, 5 Maple St, Kent; 860-927-4501.

Through Aug 8: “Robert Lenz: oils and monoprints,” works of contemporary realism by an artist who places a great emphasis on drawing.

Walsh Art Gallery, at Fairfield University, North Benson Rd, Fairfield; 203-254-4000, x 2969, 203-254-4242.

*(new show) Through Aug 20: “Director’s Choice,” multi-media works by contemporary Fairfield County artists.

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

Through Sept 19: “Seeing Double: Portraits, Copies and Exhibitions in 1820s London,” exploration between display & replication in early 19th Century Britain w/ focus on John Scarlett Davis’s 1820 painting “Interior of the British Institution; Aug 19, exhibition tour, noon, led by docent.

Through Sept 19: “Structured Elegance: Bookbindings & Jewelry by Romilly Saumarez Smith,” sm exhibition is first to show both facets of distinctive work & explore relationship between them by of Britain’s most highly acclaimed bookbinders.

Auditions, Juried Events  __________

Newtown United Methodist Church, at Reed School, 3 Trades Lane, Newtown; 203-426-2336.

Oct 16: NUMC seeking applicants for its annual juried Fall Arts & Crafts Show, to run 10 am-4 pm at Reed School, approx 35 spaces available, jury process began in March & applications reviewed in order they are received (so apply ASAP), all work must be handmade, contact Debbie Stakel at above phone # or TheFair@NUMC.us.

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

Aug 8-9: Auditions for Anthony Shaffer’s Whodunnit, 7:30-9 pm, director Gene Golaszewski has openings for 6 men & 4 women in murder-mystery to be presented weekends Oct 8-24, stage hands & tech crew also sought, send email to TownPlayers@yahoo.com, visit NewtownPlayers.com or call above phone # for details.

Concerts, Musical Events ________

Aug 7: The Albert Rivera Quartet at Hurlburt Park pavilion, Apple La, Roxbury, 6 pm, free concert w/ members of Litchfield Jazz festival as special guests, part of 2010 Shepaug Friends of Music Summer Concerts, bring seating, picnics welcome; 203-788-4716.

Aug 12: John Voket & Brendan Walsh at Dickinson Park, Elm Dr, Newtown, 6:30 pm, free performance sponsored by Parks & Rec, bring seating, picnics welcome, under pavilion if light rain; 203-270-4340.

Ives Concert Park, WCSU westside campus, University Blvd, Danbury; 203-837-9226 (or TicketMaster, 203-744-8100).

Summer Concert Series, shows 8 pm unless noted, all shows rain or shine: Aug 18, Garrison Keillor/Prairie Home Companion’s Summer of Love Tour, $37-$77 ($128 family 4-packs available); Aug 19, Dukes of September Rhythm Revue 2010 — One Night One Band (Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs), contact venue directly for ticket details; Aug 28, Bachman Turner, $37-$77 ($148 family 4-packs also available).

Masonicare of Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Rd, Newtown. Call 203-426-5847, 203-364-3128.

Summer Sounds Concert Series, 7 pm, free, bring chairs/blankets, light refreshments for purchase, call if rain predicted: Aug 11, The Big Beat Band (rain date Aug 12), music of 50s-60s.

For Kids & Families _______________

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-426-4533 (children’s dept 203-426-3851).

Children’s programs, free unless specified: Aug 7, Read To Trixie, 11 am-noon, 15-min time slots available (register in adv) for children who would like to read aloud to a certified therapy dog (Australian shepherd mix); Aug 10, Water Wizards: Who Needs Wetlands?, 3:30 pm, ages 7-10 invited for 1-hour workshop w/ educator Bonnie Shugrue to build a model of wetlands; Aug 12, Drawing Exotic Birds, 3:30 pm, $5 materials fee (payable day of program, online registration requested), ages 8-12 can join former Disney artist Kristine Humber; Aug 14, Read To Trixie, see Aug 7 details.

Miscellaneous _____________________

Aug 7: Donate To Skate Fundraiser & Skate Rally, Dickinson Park, Elm Dr, Newtown, 11 am-5 pm rain or shine, $10 covers skate time, BMX biking & inline skating (helmets & waivers required) all day, fundraiser & rally to celebrate start of construction of town’s skate park to incl music, refreshments, face painting, games, temporary tattoos.

Aug 7: “Who’s Barn Is It Anyway,” Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin La, Ridgefield, doors open 7 pm, performance at 8, $22, cabaret seating, improv comedy by The Role in the Hay Players; 203-431-9850.

Aug 7-8: “Soldiering & Cannons,” Putnam Park , Rte 107 at Rte 58, Redding, 10 am-3 pm, free ongoing presentations sponsored by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park; 203-938-2357.

Aug 14: Cake Decorating & Tasting Competition, Danbury Museum & Historical Society’s Huntington Hall, 43 Main St, Danbury, $10, free ages 12 & under, public invited to sample & vote for their favorite cakes, fundraiser for museum; 203-743-5200.

Aug 14-15: “The Life of a Continental Soldier & His Musket,” Putnam Park , Rte 107 at Rte 58, Redding, 10 am-3 pm, free ongoing presentations sponsored by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park; 203-938-2357.

Aug 15: 8th Annual Gardening Fair, Fairfield County Extension Center 67 Stony Hill Rd/Rte 6, Bethel, 12:30-5 pm, free, array of gardening activities incl presentations by experts on aspects of edibles (this year’s theme), also info booths, free soil sample testing, plant raffle, used book sale, refreshments & more, presented by UConn Cooperative Extension Master Garden Program of Fairfield County & CT Master Gardener Assn;


Aug 15: “Native Ornamental Plants In the Designed Landscape,” The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 9 Main Street No/Rte 61, Bethlehem, 2 pm, $7, leisurely stroll through garden led by member of property staff; 203-266-7596.

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown;


Aug 11, Haiti Through His Eyes, 7 pm, program by Haitian photojournalist Marc-Yves Regis will cover current situation in Haiti & his experiences in the country.

Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown;


(FILM) Aug 8-12: Marmaduke (PG), Sun-Thurs 7 & 9 pm, mat Sun 1 & 4 pm, Mon-Thus 1 pm.

Newtown Chess Club, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 203-426-4533.

Weekly games, Sat 1-5 pm, drop-in chess open to all skill levels, sets & boards provided, hosted by US Chess Federation expert Glenn Budzinski.

Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall (lower level, use rear parking lot), 45 Main Street, Newtown;


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.

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


Programs 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: Aug 11, guest artist Christine Ivers will use pastels to create a landscape.

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.

Theatre ___________________________

Congregational Church of New Fairfield, 20 Gilotti Rd, New Fairfield; 203-746-2855.

Oklahoma! through Aug 8, curtain Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sun

3 pm, $13-$14 adults, $10-$11 seniors, students & children.

Edmond Town Hall theater, 45 Main St, Newtown; 203-364-4455 (Sabrina’s Encore Performances)

Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior, Aug 6-7, $12-$17, performances by 6th-8th grade student performers from Sabrina’s Encore Productions.

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids, Aug 7, curtain 1 & 3 pm, $12-$14, performances by 1st-5th grade student performers from Sabrina’s Encore Productions.

The Gary-The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, 273 Flanders Rd, Bethlehem; 203-273-5669.

Guys and Dolls, through Aug 17, curtain 7:30 pm (aug 6-7 & 14-17), mat Sun (Aug 8 & 15) 2:30 pm, tickets $17.

Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven; 203-787-4282.

Defending the Caveman, Aug 11-22, contact theater for curtain schedule, $32.

Musicals At Richter, Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury; 203-748-6873.

Carousel, through Aug 14, curtain Fri-Sun 8:30 pm (grounds open 7:15 for picnics), tickets $23, $18 seniors, $15 students.

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

I Do! I Do!, Aug 10-28, 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.


Press 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, Associate Editor, Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470, or to shannon@thebee.com. Photos are welcome and can be black & white or color, but must be in sharp focus. Please call 203-426-3141 for specs if you plan to email digital photo files.

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