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Every Fri-Sun: Redwood Country Flea Market, 170 South Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, 6 am-2:30 pm, free adm & parking, 50-80 dealers; 203-269-3500.

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.

Nov 13-14: A Gathering of Craftsmen, The New England Historical Connection, 300 Danbury Rd, Wilton, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, 13 master craftsmen & artists; 203-761-8646, 419-878-8835.

Nov 13-14: 49th Annual Giant Valley Antiques Show, Miller Library Cultural Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, $6, free appraisal (Sun 12-3 pm, 1 item), proceeds to benefit Hamden Historical Society.

Nov 19: 5th Vintage Clothing & Accessories, Textiles & Jewelry Show & Sale, PAL Building, 25 Hayestown Rd, Danbury, Fri 5-8 pm (adm $25), Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, $7, free ages 13 & under; 914-273-4667.

Art Exhibits, Museums Historic Places       ___________________________

The Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill, Washington Depot; 860-868-1655.

*(new show) Nov 5-Dec 19: “Light’s Subtle Touch: The Changing Seasons of the Litchfield Hills — Landscape Paintings by Tom Yost,” new paintings by Mr Yost, whose works has its deepest roots in Hudson River School, also wooden bowls of John Talbot, shorebird & duck decoys by Mark McNair; Nov 6, opening reception, 4-7 pm.

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

In Olga Knoepke Meeting Room (lower meeting room): *(new show) Nov 7-30: “When Fall Comes to New England: A Short Lived Gift to Behold,” photos by former Newtown resident Tom Kretsch that celebrate the moods & feelings of autumn’s changing colors in New England, inspired by the music of singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler; Nov 7, opening reception, 2-4 pm.

Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd (at corner of Center St), Easton; 203-261-0134.

Through Nov 6: “Abstractions, the Search for Form,” paintings & constructions by Robert Brennan incl diverse examples of the artist’s exploration of abstraction.

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

Through Nov 30: “RE-VISIONS,” collages by Irwin Berger that “are strikingly original & intricately balanced.”

Through Nov 30: “A Morning With Norman Rockwell,” black & white photos by Garry Burdick from a 1968 photo session with Rockwell at the artist’s Stockbridge studio.

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

Through Dec 31: “Navajo Sandpainting,” reproductions of sand paintings that had been created for a spiritual healing ceremony.

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

Through Nov 30: “Barn Stories from Roxbury: The Exhibition,” paintings & photos of Roxbury barns by 9 area artists, coincides w/ publication of Roxbury Historic Commission’s Barn Stories from Roxbury, Connecticut: A Survey & Oral History.

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

*(new show) Nov 6-14: “The Art Garage Biannual Art Show & Sale,” paintings & sculpture by Jasper Johns, Elizabeth Murray, Kiki Smith, Peter Woytuk & many others, proceeds to benefit Housatonic Valley High School Art Program; Nov 6, preview party, 6-8 pm, $40.

Newtown Municipal Center, Fairfield Hills campus (off Wasserman Way), 3 Primrose St, Newtown; 203-270-4201.

Through Nov 12: “Newtown and Beyond,” more than 150 photos by members of Flagpole Photographers Camera Club featuring views of Newtown and members’ favorites.

Savage Studio, 93 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury; 203-743-3000.

*(new show) Nov 5-21: wood fired & glazed porcelain & stoneware flower vessels, platters, tea pots, bowls & cups by Phyllis Savage.

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

Through Nov 28: “Art in the Landscape: The 7th Annual Atelier Exhibition,” new sculpture & installations by developing regional artists Barbara Stogo, Cary Roberts, Chelsea Steinberg Gay, Cindy Booth, David McNeil,  Denis Folz, Giovanna Schwartz (a/k/a gioVanna), Judith Rowley, Karen Gentile, Matt Rink, Murray Bodin, Nancy Smith, Paul Krause, Richard Pitt, Steve Brooks & Ted Rotante, all of whom have studied under David Boyajian.

WCSU Higgins Hall, 181 White St (behind Fairfield Hall), Danbury; 203-837-8486, 860-868-2878.

Through Nov 23: “Fifteen Artists, One Exhibition,” works by 15 regionally & nationally artists — Eric Aho, Ira Barkoff, Souby Boski, Charles Cajori, Lois Dodd, Philip Grausman, Barbara Grossman, Wolf Kahn, Nancy Lasar, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ann Mallory, Marija Pavlovich McCarthy, Ruth Miller, Judith Petrovich & Carl Weese — who have taught at Washington Art Assn.

Auditions, Juried Events    _________________

Town Players of Newtown, PO Box 211, Newtown CT 06470.

Nov 27: Deadline for submissions from directors interested in leading a production during 2011 season, accepting comedy, drama & period pcs, visit NewtownPlayers.org for submission form, send questions to TownPlayers@yahoo.com, submit résumé, directors who are available but don’t have particular play in mind also invited to submit resume.

Concerts, Musical Events ________________

Nov 6: NUMC Coffee House, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 7:45-10:30 pm, adm $4 for those attending earlier pasta dinner (see listing under Miscellaneous), $5 otherwise, live bluegrass & folk music, light refreshments; 203-426-9998.

Nov 7: Open Sing of Requiem, Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St, Newtown, 5 pm, free, singers of all ages & abilities invited to arrive before 5 to be gathered into vocal sections, nonsingers also welcome to listen as singers join Trinity’s vocal groups for performance to begin at 5:15 of Fauré’s best known large work; 203-426-9070 x11.

Nov 7: “A Salute to Veterans,” Brookfield Public Library, 182 Whisconier Rd/Rte 25, Brookfield Center, 2 pm, free performance by J&B Lite will incl popular music which emerged during Civil War, WWI & WWII & present time, reception to follow incl honors to 3 area combat veterans for their wartime service; 203-740-8140.

Nov 7: WCSU Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, WCSU White Hall/Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St, Danbury, 3 pm, free (donations will benefit university’s music dept) performance of compositions by 20th Century masters incl Copland, Bernstein, Ives & Stravinsky; 203-837-8350.

Nov 12: Jazz pianist Fred Hersch at WCSU’s White Hall, 181 White St, Danbury, 8 pm, $20, $15 stu-dents & seniors,  performance by versatile master of jazz piano will continue university’s concerts se-ries showcasing its new Steinway Concert Grand Piano; 203-837-8499.

Nov 13: “Joining Hands Around the World,” WCSU White Hall/Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St, Danbury, 7 pm, sugg donation $10-$15, evening of world music, dance & stories to incl Thula Size (Zulu song & dance group from South Africa), Ghanaian drummer Kofi Donkor, drum & dance ensemble Sankofa, singer-songwriter & peace educator John Farrell, & local elementary school students, also presentation of 2010 Bridges of Peace & Hope Heroes Award to local teacher, co-presented by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots organization & Bridges of Peace & Hope; 203-837-8486.

Midtown Coffeehouse, Western CT State Univ Alumni Hall, Dr James Roach Ave, Danbury; 203-837-9700.

Performances Thurs 8 pm (open mic, then featured act at 9): Nov 11, indie artist Shwa Losben; Nov 18, singer-songwriter Brianne Chasanoff.

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: Nov 6, Author Visit: Bruce Degen, 2 pm, author-illustrator will talk about his new book & the re-search that went into The Magic School Bus and The Climate Challenge; Nov 10, “George Seurat & Pointillism,” 4:15 pm (online registration, $3 materials fee due at program), ages 5-9 invited to join artist & educator Randi Rote for program on the artist & his work, then create works in his style.

Young Adult programs, free unless specified: Nov 13, Book Launch Party, 1-2:30 pm, join Kathleen Kudlinski for celebration of Horse Indian Wolf, also slide show, Native American craft, snacks, face painting & book signing ($17, proceeds to benefit library); Nov 14, Young Writers’ Salon 2010, 3 pm, original poems & short stories read by their authors, writ-ers in grades 6-10 in, within coffee house setting, all ages welcome.

Family programs: Nov 19, Tellabration 2010, 7:30 pm, annual international storytelling festival will feature professional storytellers Marcia Hupp & Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, also student storytellers, for ages 10 & up.

Miscellaneous         ___________________________

Nov 5-6: Holiday Fair at Oxford Church of Christ Congregational, 3 Academy La (off Rte 67, opposite Oxford House), Oxford, Fri 7-9 pm, Sat 9 am-3 pm, baked goods, crafts, nearly new items, raffle, Chinese auction, lunch on Saturday; 203-888-6186.

Nov 6: Upscale, Downscale Tag Sale, Newtown VNA Shop at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street (use rear entrance), Newtown, 9 am-noon (early buying 8 am, $10), clothing & sm household items from 2 major estates; 203-270-4377, 203-426-1035.

Nov 6: “Fostering Young Forests and  Wildlife,” Newtown Municipal Center Council Chambers, 3 Primrose St, Newtown, 2 pm, free workshop presented by Newtown Conservation Commission & Inland Wetlands Commission will cover ID & management of young forests, wildlife, & efforts of commissions to encourage owl habitat, Q&A to follow; 203-270-4352.

Nov 6: NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, 5-7:30 pm, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children, optional coffee house w/ live music follows (see listing under Concerts); 203-426-9998.

Nov 6: 2nd Annual Holiday Wine Tasting, St Rose Gathering Hall, 46 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 6:30 pm, $25, selection of wines from around the world, coupled with hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, baked goods, live jazz, presented by St Rose Knights of Columbus; 203-270-9112, 203-270-1927.

Nov 6: Brookfield Historical Society’s 19th Annual Festival of Crafts, at Whisconier Middle School, 17 West Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, 9 am-4 pm, $5 ($4 coupon at BrookfieldCTHistory.org), free ages 12 & under, 50+ juried vendors from across the region w/ jewelry, decorative pcs, folk art, personal grooming articles, soaps, clothing, holiday treasures & much more, food court, also appearances by children’s book authors Doreen Tango Hampton (I Like Gum) & Dawn Aldrich (Auntie’s House); 203-740-8140.

Nov 6: Annual Turkey Dinner, Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Rd, Easton, seatings 5:30 & 7:15 pm, $13, $7 age 12 & under, reservations recommended, all you can eat dinner w/ turkey, sides, desserts, etc, served family style; 203-372-8250.

Nov 7: Jenny Lind Doll Club 23rd Annual Antique & Collectible Doll, Bear & Toy Show & Sale, The Crowne Plaza, 1284 Strongtown Rd/Rte 188, Southbury, 10 am-4 pm, $6, $1 children, doll appraisals (sm fee), raffles, doll hospital; 203-598-7600.

Nov 8: “America’s Great White Fleet,” C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free presentation by Mark Albertson on 16-battleship fleet organized by President Roosevelt following Spanish-American War, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 203-426-5937.

Nov 10: “Tools and Tricks for Using Ancestry.com,” C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St, Newtown, 7 pm, free program by professional genealogist Nora Galvin on using the popular website, hosted by The Genealogy Club of Newtown; 203-270-7887.

Nov 10: “Designing A Better Garden: Secrets of the Pros,” Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, 7:30 pm, free slide presentation by master gardener & teacher Rita Bond (also owner, Rita Bond Landscape Design LLC) hosted by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown; 203-426-5359.

Nov 10: “The Future of the American Antiwar Movement and Why We Should Care,” WCSU Westside Classroom Building Room 218 (westside campus), University Blvd, Danbury, 6:30 pm, discussion led by Justin Raimondo (editor & co-founder, Antiwar.com); 203-837-8452.

Nov 11: Veterans Day observance, WCSU Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St, Danbury, noon, music performed by WCSU students, remarks to commemorate day & laying of wreath of remembrance; 203-837-8606.

Nov 13: A Middle Eastern Affair, Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, 7 pm,  $25/person, $45/couple, buffet of Middle Eastern food, belly dancing by Adina & Rakshanda Rya, silent auction, casual or Middle Eastern dress encouraged; 203-459-0089, 203-426-8787.

Nov 13: Holiday Bazaar, Bethel United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, 9 am-3 pm, handmade crafts homemade baked goods, silent auction, themed prize baskets, photos w/ Santa, breakfast & lunch, “Taste of BUMC” & more; 203-743-6835.

Nov 13: Annual Harvest & Yuletide Fair, First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46 Main St, Bethel, 9 am-3 pm, hand crafted items & holiday gifts, books, flowers, baked goods, jams & jellies, white elephant booth, silent auction & more, lunch (11 am-2 pm), gourmet booth; 203-748-6112.

Nov 13: Holiday Bazaar, River Glen Health Care Center, 162 South Britain Rd, Southbury, 10 am-3 pm, baked goods, vendors, crafts, white elephant & raffles; 203-264-9600.

Nov 13: Odd Fellows & Rebekah Scholarship Benefit Dinner Dance, Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Rd, New Milford, dinner at 7, live music & dancing 8 pm-midnight, $15 (BYOB), country western music by Shadow Creek; 860-354-7966.

Nov 13-14: “A Gathering of American Craftsmen Show,” The New England Historical Connection, 300 Danbury Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, show & sale by 13 artists & master craftsmen specializing miniature quilts, painted furniture & accessories, paper cutting, fraktur, originally designed shawls & throws, sewn art, whimsical shop signs, 18th C inspired clocks & more; 203-761-8646.

Nov 14: 32nd Annual Housatonic chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction, Anthony’s Lake Club, West Kenosia Ave, Danbury, 3 pm, $95/couple, $60/person, $20 age 12 & under, buffet dinner, live auction, raffles & special events, fundraiser for local DU chapter will benefit Gulf Coast restoration & other preservation projects; 203-723-4080, 203-264-4430.

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

Nov 9, Daytime Book Group, 1 pm, discussion of How to Be Good by Nick Hornby, newcomers welcome; Nov 10, Mark Twain book discussion series, 7:30 pm, Julie Stern will lead discussion on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, newcomers welcome.

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

Nov 13, Make Your Own Arrow, 11 am-3 pm, $50 ($35 IAIS members), learn the science & art that goes into making traditional arrows from primitive technologist Jamie Leffler; Nov 14, Veterans Day Celebration, noon, ceremony to honor veterans (Native & nonnative) who have served country w/ courage & pride, to be followed by light lunch.

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St, Waterbury; 203-753-0381.

Global Lens Film Series, $5: Nov 11, Ordinary People, 7 pm, Serbian film w/ English subtitles, director Vladimir Persic, 79 min; Nov 14, Ocean of An Old Man, 2 pm, from India w/ English subtitles, director Rajesh Shera, 84 min.

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 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: Nov 6, Bee Brook, Washington (Robin Johnson, 203-263-4964); Nov 13, Pequonnock River Valley Park, Trumbull (Tim Hanbury, 203-888-3025).

Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall (lower level, use rear parking lot), 45 Main Street, Newtown; 203-270-4377.

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. Nov 6, special Upscale-Downscale Tag Sale, 9 am-noon (early buying 8 am, $10), VNA has been given clothing & small household items from two major estates.

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, free, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: Nov 10, demo by Clayton Buchanan, who will use pastels to paint a head & shoulders from live model.

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 Capellaro’s Grove/Three Oaks, 40 Vail Rd, Bethel, 9 pm, $15 unless noted: Nov 13, Women of the Night feat Stephanie Peters, Helen Hong & Maria Walsh.

Shows at River’s Edge Bar & Grill, Derby, 9 pm, $15 unless noted: Nov 13, Gilbert Gottfried, $25, Darren Rivera & Vinnie Nardiello opening.

Wednesday Night Poetry Series, new location: at The Garage (Newtown teen center), 53 Church Hill Rd, Newtown. Call 203-426-6242, 203-364-0631.

Open mic 7:30 pm, featured poet at 8:45, poetry editing workshop follows featured poet: Nov 10, Julia Morris Paul; Nov 17, Lori Allen.


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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