Every Fri-Sun (year-round): Redwood Country Flea Market, 170 South Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, 6 am-2:30 pm, free adm & parking, 50-80 dealers; 203-269-3500.
Sundays (through Dec): Elephantâs Trunk Country Flea Market, Rte 7, New Milford, 7 am-2:30 pm (early buying 5:45 am, $20), adm $2, free ages 12 & under, leave pets home, vendors offer antiques, collectibles & misc, refreshments available; 508-896-1975.
Sept 18-20: Riverton Juried Antiques Show, Riverton Fairgrounds, Rte 20, Riverton, Fri 6-8 pm (champagne pvw), Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, proceeds to benefit Barkhamsted Historical Society & Riverton Merchants Assn; 860-738-9958.
Art Exhibits, Museums Historic Places__ _____
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield; 203-438-4519.
Through Sept 13: âRobert Lazzarini: Guns and Knives,â artistâs reconfigured objects incl 5 .38 Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers & cluster of kitchen knives, offering distortion & altered perspectives.
Through Sept 20: âCharlie White: OMG BFF LOL â Video A,â video meant to explore desires & social anxieties of current era following 2-year study by White on behavior of an American teenage girl.
Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, 10 North Main St, Kent. Call 860-927-3129.
Through Sept 27: âGoing Places,â works on paper by Mary Armstrong, landscapes by Kathryn Frund, mixed media paintings by Suzanne Howes-Stevens & figure paintings by Judith Wyer.
Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown; 426-4533.
On main floor: *(new show) Sept 11-Oct 23: âGray Plus One,â works by members of Scrapbag Art Quilters using gray plus only one other color.
In Olga Knoepke Meeting Room (lower meeting room) â Through Sept 29: âThe Art of Phyllis Acuzzo,â paintings by the Oxford resident; Sept 13, opening reception, 2-4 pm.
Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd (Rte 25), Brookfield; 775-4526.
Through Sept 26: âTurning 20: Nutmeg Woodturnerâs League 20th Anniversary Exhibition & Sale,â work by 50+ dedicated woodturners, curated by BCC faculty members & Nutmeg President Buster Shaw & Nutmeg VP Jim Degen.
Featured Artist of the Month, special presentations in BCC Gift Shop:
Brookfield Museum & Historical Society, 165 Whisconier Rd (Rtes 133 & 25), Brookfield Center; 740-8140.
Through Oct 25: âSeptember 11, 2001: Connecticut Responds and Reflects,â traveling exhibition by CT Historical Society salutes the 152 state residents of the terrorist attacks, shares responses by residents & relief workers, & incl mementos, oral histories, media response & more; Sept 11, Public Service of Remembrance for Victims of 9/11, 10 am, to be led by members of Brookfield Ecumenical Clergy Assn, all welcome, museum will remain open for visits until 4 pm.
Center for New Media and the Arts, 186 Greenwood Ave (second floor, Opera House), Bethel. Call 797-1786.
Through Oct 1: retrospective of works by Joseph Farris offers 5 decades of paintings, sculpture & cartoons by the award-winning artist.
Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St, Danbury; 778-8337.
Through Nov 4: âFoley Photos,â favorite photographic images by Dan Foley.
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.
Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd (at corner of Center St), Easton; 261-0134.
*(new show) Through Oct 13: portrait & landscape paintings & giclÃ©e prints by Howard Aaron incl many contemporary scenes of Easton & Fairfield County; Sept 12, opening reception, 12-3 pm.
Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 49 Hollow Rd, Woodbury; 203-263-2855.
*(new show) Sept 12-Oct 18: âTreasures of Historic Woodbury, 1700-1850,â Woodbury furniture & decorative arts from museumâs collection, plus other sources; Sept 12, opening reception/preview party, 5:30-7:30 pm, adm $50 (proceeds benefit the museum).
Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, 5 Wykeham Rd, Washington Green; 860-868-7756.
Stairwell Gallery â *(new show) Sept 5-Oct 17: âUrban Energy,â watercolors by Ruth Newquist, NWS; Sept 5, opening reception, 12-2 pm.
Highstead Arboretum, 37 Lonetown Rd/Rte 107, Redding. Call 203-938-8809.
*(new show) Sept 12-Oct 30: âBirds of Prey of the Eastern United States,â works by artists from Greater NY Chapter of The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators; Sept 12, opening reception w/ artists, 10:30-noon; also Sept 12, âThe Natural History of Raptors & Their Conservation,â 1 pm, presentation by master falconer Chris Davis.
Kent Art Association, 21 South Main St/Rte 7, Kent; 860-927-3989.
Through Sept 27: âElected Artist Invitational,â original works by KAA members.
Through Sept 27: âZufar Bikbov: Solo Show,â oils by the Russian artist.
Mattatuck Museum Art & History Center, 144 West Main St, Waterbury; 203-753-0381.
Through Sept 6: âPolarities: The Art of Tim Prentice and Danielle Mailer,â harmonious & measured sculpture that continuously change shape by Mr Prentice and vividly colored & exuberant paintings of the female form by Ms Mailer.
Through Sept 20: âSaint Maryâs Hospital: One Hundred Years of Caring.â
Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, Roxbury; 860-350-2181.
Through Sept 9: âInscripted Earth,â prints & paperworks by Nancy Lasar & Inga-Britta Mills.
*(new show) Sept 12-Oct 19: âCollage Art,â collages & artistâs books by Rita Valley & sm collages by Peter Wooster; Sept 12, opening reception, 2-4 pm.
Sculpture Barn, 3 Milltown Rd (at Rte 39), New Fairfield. Call 746-6101.
Through Sept 27: âLIFE: Celebrating Renewal in Changing Times,â exuberant mixed media assemblages on wood by Manhattan painter & sculpture Richard Pitts, also sm pedestal works by David Boyajian, Jim Felice, John Ferguson, David Gelfman, J. Pindyke Miller, Sharon Wandel & Glenn Zweygart; Sept 13, retrospective slide talk by Manhattan artist & FIT professor Richard Pitts, 2 pm.
Visual Impact Gallery, 4 Eagle Rd, Danbury. Call 790-9650.
*(new show) Sept 12-Oct 31: âEndangered,â original paintings & limited edition prints by Nancy Moore, who combines images of nature w/ her own prose; Sept 12, opening reception, 1-5 pm.
White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East Sherman. Call 860-355-0271.
*(new show) Through Sept 13: âWine, Women and Art IV,â acrylic, oil, watercolor & woven paintings, also multi-media paintings, collage & pottery by Ann Kromer, Adele Moros, Paula Renee & Judith Taylor.
Wisdom House/Marie Louise Trichet Gallery, 229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield; 860-567-3163.
*(new show) Sept 12-Dec 31: â15th Anniversary Retrospective #3,â works by artists who have had solo shows in gallery since its 1994 opening incl Norell Gudaitis, Linda Hoffman, Barbara Wilk, Danielle Mailer, David Skora, Elizabeth MacDonald, Florin Firimita, Gus Moran, Inge Morath, Michael Sundra, Natasha Cohen, Susan Rood, Ruth Middleton & Warren Prindle; Sept 12, opening reception, 3:30-5:30 pm.
Auditions, Juried EventsÂ _____
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Tag Sale, 18-20 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook. Call 364-1836.
Sept 19: Vendor spaces available, event to run 8 am-3 pm, 10x10-ft spaces $25 incl table, local group also invited to sell their tag sale items, proceeds to benefit volunteer FD.
Town Players of Newtown, The Little Theatre, Orchard Hill Road, Newtown. Call 270-9144.
Sept 13-14: Auditions for Dickensâ A Christmas Carol (**adapted by Christopher Schario), Sun 6-8 pm, Mon 7:30-9 pm, director Gene Golaszewski seeking 3 men (ages 25-60), 2 women (ages 25-50), one young adult (boy or girl, age 10-12) & accomplished violinist who can improv & work directly w/ actors & has one spoken line, readings will be from script, also seeking stage hands & tech crew, also need one person to do sound effects on stage & to play non-speaking role of Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, performances to be weekends Nov 20-Dec 6 (incl 2 Sun mats).
Concerts, Musical Events ____
Sept 5: NUMC Coffee House, 7:45-10:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Churchâs Rauner Hall, 92 Church Hill Road, adm $4 for those attending earlier pasta dinner (see separate Misc listing), $5 otherwise, live bluegrass & folk music, refreshments, suitable for all ages; 426-9998.
For Kids & Families _________
Through Sept 7: Life-Size Walk-Through Maze at CTâs Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, 9 am-4 pm daily, $11 (incl zoo admission), $9 ages 3-11 & seniors, free ages 2 & under, challenge for visitors of all ages; 203-394-6565.
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St, Waterbury. Call 203-753-0381.
Sept 13, Museum Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, explore museum at no charge, also free tours of art (1 pm) & history galleries (3 pm), family activities.
Sept 4-7: Odyssey â09: 29th Annual Greek Festival, St Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Rd, Orange, Fri-Sun noon-10 pm, Mon noon-8 pm, rain or shine, free adm & parking, celebration of Greek food, music & culture incl plenty of cuisine, live bands & dancing, marketplace, cooking demos, church tours, kidsâ area & much more; 203-795-1347.
Sept 5: NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Churchâs Rauner Hall, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 5-7:30 pm, adm $9 adults, $8 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.
Sept 6: Brookfield Craft Center Annual Open House, 286 Whisconier Rd/Rte 25, Brookfield, 1-4 pm, free, tour studios, explore campus & see demos by core faculty members incl traditional & contemporary craft techniques; 775-4526.
Sept 6: âThe Key To Happiness: Letting Go,â Woodbury Yoga Center, 122 West Side Rd, Woobury, 7 pm, free program by yoga instructor Vincent DâAlessio will be followed by group meditation (free instruction available) & tea reception; 263-2254.
Sept 6-7: 12th Annual JewishFest, White Memorial Conservation, 80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, begins 11:30 am each day, adm $5, $2 children, Jewish music, art, Judaica, crafts (& childrenâs craft workshops), childrenâs play area, refreshments; 800-927-6864.
Sept 9: âConnecticutâs Owl Population,â Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, 7 pm, Audubon Center educator Ken Elkins will offer free slide program incl sound recordings about owls that nest in Connecticut, hosted by Town & Country Garden Club; 426-5359.
Sept 9: âGet the Most Out of HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com,â C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St, Newtown, 7 pm, free program by Toni McKeen hosted by Genealogy Club of Newtown, all welcome; 270-7887.
Sept 10: Annual Newtown Newcomers & Neighbors Open House & Kick-Off, C.H. Booth Library community room, 25 Main St, Newtown, 5-8 pm, learn about club or renew membership, crafts for kids (5:30-7), refreshments; 203-526-8998
Sept 11: Public Service of Remembrance for Victims of 9/11, in garden at Brookfield Museum & Historical Society, Rte 25 at 133, Brookfield Center, 10 am, to be led by members of Brookfield Ecumenical Clergy Assn, all welcome, museum will remain open for those who wish to visit exhibit âSept 11, 2001: CT Responds and Reflectsâ; 740-8140.
Sept 11-13: 85th Bethlehem Fair, Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St North/Rte 61, Bethlehem, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 8 am-11 pm, Sun 7:30 am-5:30 pm, $7 adults, $5 seniors (Sat-Sun), free ages 12 & under, Cruise Night (Fri), live music, hollering contest (Sun), horse draw, childrenâs tractor pull, oxen pull, antique tractor pull, exotic bird show, wood chopping contest, midway rides & games, food, vendors, baked goods, arts & crafts shows, livestock, horse show & more; 266-5350.
Sept 11-13: 15th Annual Greater Danbury Irish Festival, Charles Ives Center for the Performing Arts, Mill Plain Rd (WCSU westside campus), Danbury, Fri 5-10:30 pm (adm $5), Sat-Sun 11 am-8 pm, adm $12 Sat-Sun, free ages 12 & under, live music & dance performances, childrenâs tent all weekend, Irish imports, vendors, displays, programs, food & drink, visit DanburyIrishFestival.com for full details incl performance schedule.
Sept 12: âMorning For Me,â McLaughlin Vineyards, Albertâs Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 8:30-11 am (check-in begins 7:45), free, women invited to take time for themselves, breathe, & enjoy exercises classes (suitable for all levels) w/ expert trainers in yoga, Pilates, etc, also boxed brunch ($10), register by Sept 8; 313-7660.
Sept 12: Dog Days of Summer Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Fairfield Hills, Mile Hill South, Newtown, 1-5 pm, all breeds welcome (on leash; leave aggressive dogs home), exhibits, prizes for Best Kisser, Cleanest Palate, Look-A-Like, Best Hot Dog Catcher & more, presented by Parks & Rec, Mt Pleasant Hospital, Canine Training Behavior & 4-H, proceeds to benefit Newtown Dog Park Project; 270-4373.
Sept 12: âMozart, Merlot and Mums: An Afternoon Event of Music, Fine Wines and Garden Tours,â The Budd House, 50 Main St, Newtown, 4-7 pm, fundraiser for Kevinâs Community Center w/ wines from around the world, live music by Richard Serbagi, cuisine from local restaurants, garden tours, silent auction & raffles; 512-2780.
Sept 12-13: Annual Apple Festival, St Peterâs Episcopal Church, Monroe Green, Rte 111, Monroe, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, crafters, Country Kitchen, baked goods, Apple Central (fresh apples, ciders & other goodies), snack bar, moonbounces, face painting & games, clown visits, raffle incl quilt, weekend getaway & iPod prizes & more; 268-4265.
Sept 13: 7th annual Antique & Classic Truck & Car Fest, Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd/Rte 64, Middlebury, 9 am-3 pm, $5 parking (show adm free), also flea market, childrenâs activities, reduced adm & shuttle service to show sponsor The Golden Age of Trucking Museum; 203-577-2181.
Sept 13: Second Company Governorâs Horse Guard Open House, Horse Guard headquarters, 4 Wildlife Dr (within Fairfield Hills), Newtown, 11 am-2 pm, riding demos, kidsâ games, arts & crafts, refreshments, pony rides; 241-3461.
Sept 14: âWomen of the Revolution,â Booth Library lower meeting room, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7:30 pm, free program by Mike Asselta will focus on Abigail Adams & the ideal of The Republican Mother, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 426-5937.
Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-2475.
(FILM) Through Sept 10: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG), Fri-Sun 7 & 9 pm, Tues-Thurs 7 pm, mat Fri 4:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1 & 4 pm, Tues 1 pm.
Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington. Call 860-868-0518.
Sept 13, Artifact ID Day, 1-4 pm, IAIS director of research & collections Dr Lucianne Lavin will ID artifacts & cultural items, included w/ museum adm ( $5, $4.50 seniors, $3 children).
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 am (spring & fall start), free, all welcome (children must be accompanied), bring bag lunch/beverage, wear sturdy shoes, destinations & leaders (in parentheses) as follows: Sept 5, Four Preserves, Roxbury, easy (Ildiko Gramling, 263-0086).
Sandy Hook Organic Farmersâ Market, behind St Johnâs Episcopal Church, 3 Washington Ave, Sandy Hook. Call 313-9908.
Weekly event runs Tuesdays, June 23-Mid Oct, 2-6 pm.
Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-6654 or 798-0560.
Programs 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: Sept 9, watercolor landscape demo by Adele Moros.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-6224 (ask for Betty) or 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 702-7577.
Shows at Harborside Bar & Grille, 946 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, 9 pm, $15 unless noted: Sept 11, Patrice OâNeil, $19.50; Sept 17, Mitch Fatelâs Comedy Central Launch Party, 8 pm, $19.50.
Shows at The Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Rd, Danbury: Sept 12, Patrice OâNeil, 9 pm, $19.50; Sept 19, Mitch Fatelâs Comedy Central Launch Party, 8 pm, $19.50.
Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin La, Ridgefield. Call 203-431-9850.
Beyond Therapy, Sept 11-Oct 3, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (Sept 20 & 27), tickets $24, $20 students & seniors, season tickets available.
Town Players of Newtown, at The Little Theatre, Orchard Hill Rd, Newtown. Call 270-9144.
Tea At Five, Sept 11-27, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, tickets $20.
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