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Saturdays (weekly to Oct 26): Bethlehem Flea Market, Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St North/Rte 61, 6 am-1 pm, free adm & parking, 200 spaces will offer antiques & collectibles, plants & flowers, organic foods & farmer’s market, artisans & crafters, food, machinery & equipment & much more; 860-618-2940.

Sundays (through Dec): Elephant’s 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.

Sundays (through fall): 8th season Clinton Village Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market, 327 East Main St/Rte 1, Clinton; 860-669-3839.

Art Exhibits, Museums Historic Places__ _____

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Hours: Tues-Sun 12-5 pm. Call 203-438-4519.

Through Nov 16: “Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist (2006 Larry Aldrich Award Exhibition),” first comprehensive exhibition of the photographs of CT native & 2006 Larry Aldrich Award winner offers approx 50 photos, incl intimate portraits of friends & colleagues in the creative arena, taken between 1994-2008.

Through Nov 30: “Paul Ramirez Jonas: ABRACADABRA – I Create as I Speak,” works that assert an interactive contract w/ the public where one must give (such as putting a penny into a crank machine, throwing a penny into a fountain, etc) in order to receive.

Through Dec 7: Video A, continuous loop presents Jumping Nauman – The Exhibitions of Bruce Nauman in 2006 by Miguel Soares & 16 Possibilites for an 8 Minute Car Drive (Shelburne, Nova Scotia by Letha Wilson, both approaching the idea of “mapping” a landscape from radically different perspectives.

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) Oct 3-29: “Carol Gibson, Photographic Designer,” works by award-winning photographic designer Carol Gibson, who uses Photoshop & other computer programs to re-work photographs, adding and/or removing different aspects of a photo, creating new images; Oct 4, opening reception, 2-4 pm.

Bruce Museum of Arts & Sciences, One Museum Dr, Greenwich. Call 203-869-0376.

Through Oct 26: “Double Exposure: Aerial Photographs of Glaciers Then and Now,” 14 pairs of large-format fine art panoramas of glaciers from Alaska & Switzerland, offer compelling comparisons that put into stark view the fact of melting glaciers.

Through Nov 9: “Climate Change: From Snowball Earth to Global Warming,” exploration of theories of past climate change & the science used to model global warming & its affects locally through fossils, geologic samples, cultural & biological specimens, graphics & interactives.

Through Nov 30: “Phenomenal Weather,” family friendly exhibition showcases variety of weather events that take place around the globe & exploration of subject through inter-active displays, objects & images.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium, 4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm. Call 203-372-3521.

Through Jan 25: “How To Make A Monster: The Art and Technology of Animatronics,” secrets behind movie creatures & how they get made incl original concept, storyboard, maquettes & full size sculptures & moldings incl Inspector Gadget, Abominable Snowman, gorillas from George of the Jungle 2, aliens from Pitch Black & others; Oct 13, open for Columbus Day.

Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd (at corner of Center St), Easton. Hours: Mon 10 am-5 pm, Tues-Wed 10 am-8 pm, Thurs 10 am-6 pm, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm. Call 261-0134.

Through Oct 14: paintings of old Fairfield County diners & gas stations by former Fairfield resident & professional artist John S. Dykes.

Garden of Ideas Gallery, 647 North Salem Rd, Ridgefield. Hours: Sat-Sun 10 am-4 pm. Call 203-431-9914.

*(new show) Oct 4-26: “Works by Donna von Holdt,” works by former professional analytical illustrator, whose personal art has moved toward & reflects simplicity while capturing landscapes & light; Oct 4, opening reception, 10 am-4 pm.

Good News Café & Gallery, 684 Main St/Rte 6, Woodbury. Hours: Mon & Wed-Sat 11:30 am-10 pm, Sun 12-10 pm. Call 203-266-4663.

Through Oct 3: “Painting Is Soundless Poetry,” new oils on linen & canvas by Diane Pfister, offering evocative & dreamlike images.

Through Oct 20: “Four Seasons of Flanders… auction preview,” approx 20 paintings by area artists that will be featured in annual dinner auction for Flanders Nature Center incl Robert Crawford’s “Flanders, 3 am,” signature painting for this year’s auction.

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, 5 Wykeham Rd, Washington Green. Hours: Thurs-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Call 860-868-7756.

Through Oct 12: “The Fabric of Marriage: Wedding Dresses,” elaborate display of wedding gowns from the museum’s vintage clothing collection focuses on history of weddings & wedding dresses spanning late 19th-early 20th centuries, while tracing town’s history through the people who wore them.

Through Oct 12: “The Centennial of the Gunn Memorial Library,” high-light of history of the construction of library & museum building & celebration of its features incl Renaissance Revival period architecture, memorial reliefs, sculptures, stained glass windows, & mural by painter & Washington resident H. Siddons Mowbray.

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 Oct 6: “Mindful Journeys,” richly colored abstract landscape paintings by Alexandra Avlonitis.

*(new show) Oct 11-Nov 17: “Mark Wilson: Recent Work, 2006-2008,” colorful digital images by Mr Wilson, who wrote his own software to create his art; Oct 11, opening reception, 2-4 pm.

Richter Association for the Arts, Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury. Hours: Sat-Sun 2-5 pm. Call 798-2245.

Through Oct 5: 30th Annual Juried Art Show.

Schumacher Gallery at Westover School, 1237 Whittemore Rd/Rte 188, Middlebury. Hours: Mon-Fri 12-5 pm. Call 203-577-4525.

*(new show) Oct 5-Nov 29: “Mathilde Hungerford & Robin Johnson: Two Friends,” stoneware & porcelain ceramics by Westover teachers, both of whom have been influenced by Asian ceramics; Oct 5, opening reception, 3-5 pm.

Sculpture Barn (née Boyajian’s Sculpture Barn), 3 Milltown Rd (at Rte 39), New Fair-field. Hours: Wed-Sun 10 am-6 pm. Winter hours: Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm & by appt. Call 746-6101.

Through Oct 4: “Assemblage: Pieces of Her,” celebration of women artists & their unique perspectives, featuring sculpture & collages of local artists Erin Walrath, Eleanor White & Natasha Cohen.

*(new show) Oct 12-Nov 2: “Katonah Museum Artists Association 2008 Juried Exhibition,” fine art in all mediums by 55 artists from New York City, Westchester, Putnam & Fairfield counties, w/ emphasis on sculpture, as curated by Vincent Baldassano & David Boyajian; Oct 12, opening reception, 3-6 pm.

Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Rd, Weston. Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Wed 9 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm (closed Sun mid-June to mid-Sept). Call 203-222-2590.

*(new show) Oct 5-24: “From Sketch to Finished Publication: Children’s Book Illustrators,” works by 6 nationally & internationally acclaimed children’s book illustrators – Paul Meisel of Newtown, Lizzy Rockwell of Norwalk, Jeff Seavers of Westport, Sanna Stanley from Madison, Hans Wilhelm of Weston & Linda Wingerter of New Haven; Oct 5, opening reception, 4-6 pm.

Woodbury Antiques & Fine Art, 473 Main St South, Woodbury. Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5 pm, Sun 2-5 pm. Call 266-4753.

*(new show) Oct 11-Nov 2, “Connecticut Landscape Paintings,” works by George Henry Smillie, Eugene Francis Savage, Hobart Nichols, Walter Clark, Walter Griffin, American School, Nineteenth Century, William Trost Richards, et al; Oct 11, opening reception, 12-5 pm.


Auditions, Juried Events  _____

St Jude Church, 707 Monroe Tpke/Rte 111, Monroe. Call 261-6404.

Nov 24: Deadline for applications for annual Christmas Fair, to take place Dec 6, 10 am-4 pm (snow date Dec 7, 1-5 pm), in church’s parish hall, tables available $50 for 7-ft table, $90 for 14-ft table, available first-come, first-served, contact parish office for details & application.

Winter Wonderland of Gifts Crafts Fair, at Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 268-1342.

Nov 23: Crafters wanted for 5th annual fair, will run 10 am-3 pm, spaces $100, highly juried fair – no kits or imports, handmade items only, sponsored by Congregation Adath Israel (Newtown), contact Robin Magilnick at phone # above or WinterWonderland-CraftFair@yahoo.com for details.

Concerts, Musical Events ____

Oct 4: NUMC Coffee House, 7:45–10:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church’s 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.

Oct 5: “From Bach to Broadway,” Connecticut Chamber Orchestra at Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, 4 pm, free performance (reservations encouraged) will incl works of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky & Lowe, first in new series of Connecticut’s Own music series; 203-792-3950.

Oct 9: WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse, Western CT State University Alumni Hall, 181 White St/Rte 6, Danbury, begins 8 pm, free adm, open mic begins at 8, featured act Rebecca Pronsky on stage at 9; 837-9700.

Oct 10-11: 2D Marine Division Band concerts, Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, 7 pm, free (but tickets required – call in adv)concerts will offer patriotic favorites, familiar marches, traditional classics, motion picture & Big Band sounds, jazz, country & popular music by band formed from elements of 2nd, 6th & 8th Marine Regiment Bands during WWII, non-perishable food items will be collected for City of Bridgeport Office of Veteran Affairs; 203-374-0600.

Oct 16: WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse, Western CT State University Alumni Hall, 181 White St/Rte 6, Danbury, free adm, open mic begins 8 pm, featured act Derek Waldron starts at 9; 837-9700.

Oct 18: “Concert for The Arctic,” Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, 7:30 pm, suggested donation $15 adults, $5 children, classical music performed by internationally acclaimed violinist Eugenia Choi & concert pianist Henry Wong Doe, registration requested, reception to follow performance, proceeds to benefit Clean Air-Cool Planet & Wilton Library Environmental Collection; 203-762-3950.

Ives Concert Hall at Western CT State University, White Hall, Fifth Ave & White St, Danbury. Call 837-8350.

Free concerts, 8 pm unless noted: Oct 10, WCSU Jazz Combos concert, program to incl original compositions & arrangements of jazz standards; Oct 16, Jazz Faculty Concert; Oct 17, WCSU Faculty Jazz Concert: Homecoming Week Event, 7 pm start.

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

Performances 8 pm unless noted: Oct 3, Richard Marx, $45; Oct 9, Susan Tedeschi, $70; Oct 10, Dan Zanes and friends, 4 & 7 pm, $27.50/adv, $30/day of; Oct 11, Charlie Daniels Band gala event, reception & “dinner by the bite” 6 pm, performance 9 pm, tickets $150-$250; Oct 12, Rick Derringer & Badfinger, $52.50; Oct 15, Lindsey Buckingham, $85; Oct 17-18, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, $55.

Films _________________

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

Oct 3-9: Get Smart(PG-13), Fri_Sat & Wed 7 & 9:05 pm, Sun-Tues & Thurs 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Thurs 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 Q&A w/ guest speakers, tickets $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5 students: Oct 4, Family Values: The Mob & The Movies, Q&A to feature actors Frank Vincent, Tony Sirico & Tony Darrow, filmmakers Sandra & Joseph Consentino.

For Kids & Families _________

Oct 4: Head O’Meadow Fall Fair, Head O’Meadow School, 94 Boggs Hill Rd, Newtown, 12-5 pm, PTA-sponsored event will incl games, food, crafts, raffle for $500 Mobil gas card & more; 426-7670.

Oct 4: Norwalk Symphony Orchestra: (Not) Just for Kids – Woodwinds, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, 2 pm, children ages 3-10 & families invited to experience hands-on participation w/ woodwind instruments; 203-762-3950.

Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Rd, Southbury. Call 264-5098.

Free programs unless noted, reservations requested, call if weather is questionable: Oct 12, In Search of Wild Things, 2 pm, families w/ young children encouraged to join education specialist Jim Drennan for family walk & exploration of the sanctuary’s “wild side” incl search for wildlife that makes its home in CT & discussion of what makes them so well adapted to live here, will teach very basic concepts about mammals, birds & insects, registration requested (264-5098 x306).

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

Young Adult programs, free unless specified: Oct 7, Book Talk over Pizza, 5 pm (reservations by Oct 6, please), young adult readers invited to discuss Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series while enjoying pizza dinner.

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

Children’s series, performances 11 am & 2 pm, tickets $15: Oct 4, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Miscellaneous ___________

Fridays (to Oct 24): Danbury Farmers’ Market, Kennedy Park, intersection Main, Kennedy & Elm Sts, Danbury, 11 am-4 pm, fresh produce, bread, farm eggs, bedding plants, shoreline shellfish & other products available weekly; 792-1711.

Saturdays (weekly to Oct 26): Bethlehem Flea Market, Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St North/Rte 61, 6 am-1 pm, free adm & parking, 200 spaces will offer antiques & collectibles, plants & flowers, organic foods & farmer’s market, artisans & crafters, food, machinery & equipment & much more; 860-618-2940.

Sundays (through Oct 26): Sandy Hook Village Farmers Market, 3-5 Glen Road, Sandy Hook, 9 am-1 pm, flowers, fruits & vegetables from local farmers, baked goods, nutritional seminars, monthly family activities, runs weekly until Oct 26; 426-2427.

Tuesdays (through mid-Oct): Sandy Hook Organic Farmers’ Market, behind St John’s Episcopal Church, Washington Ave/Rte 34, Sandy Hook, 2-6 pm, local veggies & fruit, fresh baked goods, jams & handcrafted items, weekly activities for kids, also lectures & cooking demos, continues weekly; 313-9908.

Through Oct 6: Friends of Brookfield Library Annual Book Sale, Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd/Rte 25, Brookfield Center, Thurs-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun-Mon 11 am-3 pm, adult & children’s books, books on tape & CD, videotapes & DVDs, also music CDs; 775-6241.

Oct 3: “An Evening with Dr Henry Lee,” The Watermark at East Hill, 611 East Hill Rd, Southbury, reception (wine & hors d’oeuvres) 7 pm, lecture 8 pm, tickets $50, one of world’s most foremost forensic scientists will speak about his most challenging cases of past 45 years, proceeds to benefit Save Haven of Greater Waterbury, tickets limited; 203-575-0388.

Oct 3-4: Hand Tools Event, Taunton Press, 191 South Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, free adm, ongoing demos at interactive stations will offer valuable techniques, show simple sharpening techniques & more, guest demos will incl Mike Pekovich, Matt Kenney, Bob Van Dyke, John Economaki, et al; 800-327-2520.

Oct 4: 7th Annual Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades La, Newtown, 9:30 am to 3 pm, adm $10, fiber art displays (juried & open), ongoing demos by Association of Traditional Hooking Artists/Nutmeg chapter members, vendors, guest speaker June Myles, workshop leader Trish Becker, food and more; 270-8293.

Oct 4: Head O’Meadow Fall Fair, Head O’Meadow School, 94 Boggs Hill Rd, Newtown, 12-5 pm, PTA-sponsored event will incl games, food, crafts, raffle for $500 Mobil gas card & more; 426-7670.

Oct 4: NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church’s 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.

Oct 4: 58th annual Fall Fair, New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Rd/Rte 7, New Milford, 8 am-4 pm, free adm & parking, homemade soups, breads & baked goods, also white elephant, tag sale & antiques booths, toys & games, bounce house for kids & more; 860-354-4596.

Oct 4: Giant Tag Sale, St Theresa Parish, 5301 Main St, Trumbull, 9:30 am-3 pm, free adm & parking, food available; 261-3676.

Oct 4: “Quilts Across the Centuries,” Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (207 Main St/Rte 35) and Keeler Tavern Museum & Garden House (132 Main St/Rte 35), Ridgefield, 1-4 pm, adm $12 (good for both locations), free ages 17 & under, approx 100 vintage quilts from museum’s collection & private collectors & contemporary quilts made by members of Nutmeg Quilters Guild will be on view at both locations, also tea & refreshments, museum tours, quilting demos & door prizes; 203-431-1577, 203-438-5485.

Oct 4: “A Closer Look at Cygnus the Swan,” Western CT State Univ Observatory & Planetarium, Lake Ave Extension, Danbury, free, planetarium shows 4 & 7 pm, then observatory viewing 8-10 pm to view Jupiter, the Andromeda galaxy & other early autumn sky highlights, planetarium show rain or shine, observatory event cancelled if rain or cloudy; 837-8672 (Observatory), 837-8486 (Office of Public Relations).

Oct 4-5: Benefit Tag Sale-Bake Sale-Silent Auction-Touch A Fire Truck event, Quarry Ridge Road (watch for signs and fire truck), Sandy Hook, Sat 9 am-2 pm (call if heavy rain), Sun 9 am-noon, fresh baked goods, firetruck from Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, special fundraiser will benefit resident & cancer patient Kenny Ayles; 426-5079.

Oct 5: 28th annual Flanders Fall Festival, Flanders Nature Center Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary, Flanders at Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, 10 am-5 pm rain or shine, adm $8 adults, $4 ages 6-12, free ages 5 & under & Flanders members, entertainment incl magic, live music (incl drumming & singing), live animal presentations & interactions, 50-plus arts & crafts exhibitors; 263-3711 x10.

Oct 5: “Principles of Yoga for Holistic Living: Contentment, Truth, Purity and Non-Violence,” Woodbury Yoga Center, 122 West Side Rd, Woodbury, 7 pm, free program by Susan Hyde-Wick, group meditation (free instruction available), reception to follow; 263-2254.

Oct 6: “A Civil War Forum: The Battle of Franklin & Nashville,” Brookfield Museum & Historical Society, Rte 133 at 25, Brookfield Center, 7:30 pm, free presentation by David Monthgomery, refreshments to follow; 740-8140.

Oct 7: “Biofuels from Common Local Diffuse Source Seed Crops: Biodiesel from Acorns,” University of New Haven Marvin K. Peterson Library, 300 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, 3 pm, free lecture by Dr Eddie Luzik (associate prof of chemistry, UNH) will cover the chemical, agricultural & intellectual opportunities for benignly generating biofuel in CT; 203-932-7191.

Oct 7: Octoberfest Beer Tasting with Gregg Glaser, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, 7-9 pm, free program w/ local beer writer Gregg Glaser, who will discuss production of beer, its amazing varietis & tastes, and offer beer tastings, registration limited & highly recommended; 203-762-3950.

Oct 8: “Cass Gilbert and The Importance of Public Architecture,” Barnum Museum, 820 Main St, Bridgeport, 6 pm, adm $7 adults, $5 seniors & college students, $4 ages 4-17, free ages 3 & under, talk by Allan Plattus (prof of architecture & urbanism, Yale Univ) will cover the importance of Gilbert’s works & its continued impact on architectural design; 203-331-1104.

Oct 10: Pasta Night at St Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 6948 Main St, Trumbull, begins 6:30 pm, $10 adults, $5 ages 4-12, free ages 3 & under, dinner, door prizes & raffles, presented by Rosary Altar Society of St Stephen Church; 452-8333.

Oct 10-11: 14th annual Yankee Invention Exposition, Waterbury Armory, 64 Field St, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm, free adm, exhibitors from 20 states will show off newly patented products & designs available for licensing or investment, also film crew from Tonight Show with Jay Leno; 203-575-8322.

Oct 11: SNAN Bake Sale, Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 10 am-2 pm, fresh baked goodies for canines & humans, presented by & benefit for Spay and Neuter Association of Newtown (SNAN); 426-0253, 263-1933.

Oct 11: Saturday Morning Bird Walk, Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave (off Rte 34), Derby, meet in parking lot by 8:30 am, casual walk will search for local birds, observe birds in the wild, sharpen bird ID skills and/or offer casual Saturday am walk, may last up to 2 hours depending on conditions; 734-2513.

Oct 11: Great Danbury Crafts Fair, Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, West Kenosia Ave (off Lake Ave), Danbury, 10 am-4:30 pm, quilts, florals, dolls & more by 100+ artisans & crafters from throughout New England, food, music, pumpkins & more; 733-6560, 795-0534.

Oct 14: “From Second Banana To Headliner,” C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7:30 pm, free presentation by history buff Dan Wolinsky will cover the first five of the vice presidents who moved up to the Presidency, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 426-5937.

Oct 16: “Look Good… Feel Good! local women business entrepreneur’s expo,” All About Art, 641 Main St/Rte 25, Monroe, 6-9 pm, adm $10, showcase by local women for women will feature wide range of products from Mary Kay, Cookie Wishes, work-life balance strategies, financial checkups, jewelry & more, also refreshments, raffles & giveaways, proceeds to benefit Susan B. Komen For The Cure Foundation;  452-8801.

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

Oct 4, third annual Archaeological Roundtable, 10 am-3 pm, speakers to incl Dr Brian Jones (dept of anthropology, UMass-Amherst), Dr Kevin McBride (director of research, Mashantucket Pequot Museum), Dr Alyssa Mt Pleasant (American Studies dept, Yale Univ; also member of Tuscarora tribe, part of Haudenosaunee Confederacy in NY); Schaghticoke tribal elder Trudie Richmond (director of public programming, Mashantucket Pequot Museum) & David Robinson (Public Archaeology Laboratory underwater archaeology specialist), et al; Oct 5, Heritage Walk, 1 pm, join Dr Lucianne Lavin (director of research, IAIS) for free walk along museum’s nature trails.

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: Oct 4, Four Lakes, Oxford, easy hike (leader Tim Hanbury, 203-888-3025); Oct 11, High Rock, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck State Forest, medium hike (leaders Tim Hanbury, 203-888-3025, and Teri Martens, 592-0607).

Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall (lower level), 45 Main Street, New-town. 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.

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: Oct 8, Vince Giarrano, oil still life.

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.

Shows at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25: Oct 17, General Hospital Soap Stars: Steve Burton, Bradford Anderson & Brandon Barash, 8 pm, tickets $70-$150 (call 268-5857).

Theatre ______________

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

Defending the Caveman, through Oct 12, curtain Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 5 pm, Sun 2 pm, tickets $22-$38.

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

The House of Blue Leaves, through Oct 4 (production extended), curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (Sept 14 & 21) 5 pm, tickets $22-$24.

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

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, through Oct 19, curtain Thurs-Sat 8 pm, mat Tues & Thurs (call for schedule), also Sat-Sun 2 pm, tickets $32.50-$45, students $10.

TheaterWorks Hartford, 233 Pearl St, Hartford. Call 860-527-7838.

No Child Left Behind, through Oct 12, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, Tues-Thurs 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm, tickets $37-$57.

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

A Little Night Music, through Oct 26, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, tickets $26

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court (off Rte 1), Westport. Call 203-227-4177.

Of Mice and Men, Oct 7-Nov 1, curtain Tues-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 2 pm, Sat 4 pm, Sun 3 pm, tickets $30-$55 ($65 opening night), student, educator & group discounts available; call for special programming info (opening night, TalkBack Thursdays, Prologue, Symposium Sunday, Backstage Pass & Open Captioning).


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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