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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.

Nov 14-15: Wilton Historical Society 24th Annual Fine American Craftsman Show, Wilton High School Field House, 395 Danbury Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, $8/adv, $10/door, raffle, demos, proceeds to benefit Wilton Historical Society.

Nov 14-15: 48th Annual Giant Valley Antiques Show, Miller Library Cultural Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, adm $5, appraisals (Sun 12-3 pm), proceeds to benefit Hamden Historical Society.

Nov 20-21: 9th Annual Wethersfield Antiques Show, Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St, Wethersfield, Fri 6:30-9 pm (preview party, adm $30), Sat 10 am-4 pm, adm $7, 48 dealers, also Attic Treasures, café, booth chats; 860-529-7656.

Art Exhibits, Museums Historic Places  __________________________

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield; 203-438-4519.

*(new show) Through Nov 29: “Ted Victoria: Infestation,” projected images on museum’s exterior making it look like legions of Sea Monkeys are swimming in the historic building, ***nightly from dusk-10 pm.

Through Jan 17: “Edward Tufte: Seeing Around,” first major exhibition of Tufte’s sculpture, in museum’s garden, of rusting weathered pcs against new plantings of white pine, spruce, red cedar & bamboo; Nov 7, artist’s tours w/ Edward Tufte, 2 & 3:15 pm, incl w/ museum adm (also Nov 15, 1:15 & 2:30 pm).

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

Through Nov 30: acrylic paintings by Susan Washburn; Nov 6, opening reception, 7-9 pm.

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

In Olga Knoepke Meeting Room (lower meeting room) — *(new show) Through Nov 30: “Here’s to Painting!” watercolors by artist & teacher Claudia Mitchell & students Robyn Dohrenwend, Bambi Engelman, Meg Gioffe, Martha Glynn, Margaret Hull, Kyra Middeleer, Maureen Rohmer, Michelle Rosenthal, Arlene Spoonfeather & Marianne Zelno; Nov 8, opening reception, 2-4 pm.

The Galleries at The Fraser-Woods School, 173 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown. Gallery hours by appt only. Call 426-3390 x312.

Through Nov 27, “A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words...,” works by Elizabeth Bullis-Wiese, Jodi Carlson, Judy Corrigan, Linda Dohanos, Adam Kaplan, Gus Moran, Karen Pinto & Joan Pollack.

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

Through Nov 9: “A Filtered Lens,” photos printed on metal by photographer & printmaker Paul Favello, who allows painterly aspects of expressionism to be explored through printmaking & photography.

*(new show) Nov 11-Jan 13: “Narratives,” mixed media works by Fethi Meghelli & digital photo collages by Debra Roinestad; Nov 15, opening reception, 3-5 pm.

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

Through Nov 8: “Pre-Holiday Ceramics Show & Sale,” wood fired & glazed porcelain & stoneware flower vessels, players, tea pots, bowls & cups.

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

Through Nov 29: “Atelier VI,” 100+ contemporary metal, wood & mixed media sculptures created on site by master artists; Nov 6, “Great Sculptor” screening, 8 pm, discussion w/ artist Louise Bourgeous to follow; Nov 13, “Great Sculptor” film screening, 8 pm, discussion w/ artist David Smith to follow.

Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Rd, Southbury. Call 262-0626.

*(new show) Through Nov 29: “Objects in Their Space,” photographs by Dan Riossiter, most of “single or closely-allied natural objects” incl single bales of hay, buildings, churches, etc.

Auditions, Juried Events _________________

Koenig FrameWorks, 97 South Main St, Newtown. Call 270-1887.

Nov 21: Deadline for receiving entries for “Your Town” photography competition, must be received by 5 pm, black & white, color or digital photos of any CT town or city, open to CT residents age 18 & up, up to 2 entries/person, $3 first entry, $2 second, no frames or mattes, photos must be available for purchase, accepted entries to be incl in exhibition running Dec 4-24, opening reception Dec 4 (6-9 pm), visit KoenigFrameWorks.com or call above phone # for full details.

Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven. Call 203-787-4284 x286.

By Nov 13: Choirs of four people needed for Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold, to run Dec 1-20, quartets needed to sing at top of show & during second act – 3 songs of their choice & others specific for the show, need to arrive at least 90 min before curtain, contact Production Assistant Meghan Kane at phone # above or Meghan.kane@longwharf.org.

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

Nov 25: Deadline to receive applications for Annual Christmas Fair, will be Dec 5, 10 am-4 pm, tables $50 for 7-ft table, $90 for 14-ft table, to be sold first-come, first-served, contact parish office (phone # above) for info & application.

Town Players’ Little Theater, Orchard Hill Road, Newtown. Call 270-9144.

Nov 28: Deadline for directors to submit play selections for 75th anniv season, seeking comedies, dramas & period pcs, space constraints mean no musicals possible, send email to TownPlayers@yahoo.com for details.

Concerts, Musical Events ________________

Nov 7: 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.

Nov 7: Berkshire Foothills All-Day Shape Note Singing, Milton Public Hall, 538 Milton Rd, Litchfield, 10 am-4 pm, free, singers of all ages & abilities invited to join Jim & Paula Picton for 4-part unaccompanied singing from Sacred Harp (loaner copies available), participants welcome for all or part of day, listeners also welcome; 860-868-0086.

Nov 8: J&B Lite: A Concert to Honor Veterans, Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd/Rte 25, Brookfield, 2 pm, free performance by musician Billy Michael & vocalist Mollie McDonald will incl popular music that emerged during American Revolution to WWII eras, reception to follow; 740-8140.

Nov 8: “Christina Rovics & Friends,” Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St, Danbury, 3 pm, suggested donation $10, $5 students & seniors, soprano Christina Rovics, w/ soprano Cheryl Hill, tenor Perry Price, baritone Trnik, Nancy Brant & Victoria Chiera, proceeds from performance of art songs, duets & arias will benefit music center; 744-5841.

Nov 8: Colonnades by Douglas Buchanan, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury, 24 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Danbury, 4 pm, $10, award-winning composer will perform his 32-movement work that combines music & original poetry, reception to follow; 798-1994.

Nov 15: Pianist Alessio Bax & Cellist Inbal Segev at Heritage Village Sarah Cooke Hall, Southbury (call for directions), $15, 3 pm; 264-1102.

Newtown Friends of Music, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown. Call 426-6470.

Concerts at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 3 pm, tickets $20, free ages 5-14 w/ ticket-holding adult, reception follows performances: Nov 22, Talich String Quartet, works of Mendelssohn, Yusupov & Shostakovich.

For Kids & Families    ______________________

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:

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

Children’s programs, free unless specified:

Young Adult programs, free unless specified: Nov 20, Tellabration!, 7:30 pm, storytelling by sev professional, amateur & student readers.

Miscellaneous   ____________________________

Nov 6: Church Women United World Community Day celebration, Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St, Newtown, dinner at 6, program at 7, $5 suggested donation, dinner, then program following theme of “Piecing Earth Together” including keynote speaker Rob Sibley, co-hosted by Newtown & Greater Danbury CWU units; 426-9024, 426-3454.

Nov 7: “Artists for Africa Show & Sale,” The Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, 4-6 pm, children’s art show, refreshments, donations & sale of art to benefit Cross Cultural Solutions; 426-8215.

Nov 7: Village Boutique on Main, Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St, Newtown, 9 am-3 pm, local merchants, craftsmen & artisans offering goods & services, babysitting available, also photos w/ Santa, fundraiser for church’s Confirmation class; 426-9070.

Nov 7: 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.

Nov 7: Holiday Wine Tasting, St Rose Gathering Hall, 40 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 6:30-9 pm, $25, taste wines from around the world & hors d’oeuvres, also live jazz, presented by Knights of Columbus Virgilius Council 185 & Sandy Hook Wine & Liquor; 270-9112, 270-1927.

Nov 7: “Pastor’s Pilgrim Journey: The Jewels of Spain and Portugal,” Christ the King Lutheran Church, Mt Pleasant at Tory La, Newtown, 7:30 pm, presentation by travel agent Laurel Mastroianni concerning March 2010 trip being led by Pastor Gregory Wismar, all welcome; 426-6300.

Nov 7: 18th Annual Brookfield Historical Society Crafts Festival, at Whisconier Middle School, 17 West Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, 9 am-4 pm, adm $5, free ages 12 & under, 60+ juried vendors, food court; 740-8140.

Nov 7: “Museums, Movie & Mystery Night,” Palace Theater, 165 Main St, Danbury, $40, catered reception & silent auction 4-5 pm, screening of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at 5; 743-5200, 778-8337.

Nov 7: 77th Annual Turkey Dinner, Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Rd, Easton, seatings 5:30 & 7:15 pm, $13, $7 ages 12 & under, all you can eat turkey dinner w/ trimmings, reservations recommended, handicapped access; 203-372-8250.

Nov 7: Auction & Dinner at Bethlehem Memorial Hall, Main St South/Rte 61, Bethlehem, dinner 6-7:30 pm, live auction 8 pm, $18/adv, $20/door, fundraiser for Bethlehem Fair Foundation, Inc; 203-266-5350.

Nov 7: Wine tasting at Franco’s Ristorante, 265 Federal Rd/Rte 7, Brookfield, 7-10 pm, $40, presented by & benefit for St Joseph Catholic School; 775-2774.

Nov 8: Health & Wellness Fair, Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, 11:30 am-3:30 pm, free, variety of providers on hand to answer questions & share info incl chiropractic care, family counseling, message therapy, natural health care, skin care, hearing aid screening, ElderCare support & more, presented by Congregation Sisterhood; 268-1342.

Nov 8: “In Plain Sight: The Legacy of John Howard & Harris Whittemore,” Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St, Waterbury, 1:30-5 pm, $35, illustrated program by Ann Y. Smith (former Mattatuck curator & author of new In Plain Sight: The Whittemore Collection and the French Impressionists) will be followed by bus tour of Naugatuck & Middlebury, both influenced by Whittemores, reception & book signing back at museum; 203-753-0381 x10.

Nov 8: “Enjoying a Peaceful, Calm Holiday Season with Yoga,” Woodbury Yoga Center, 122 West Side Rd, Woodbury, 7 pm, free program by Kripalu certified instructor Susan Hyde-Wick will be followed by group meditation (free instruction available) & informal tea reception; 263-2254.

Nov 9: “Twenty-Two Skidoo and All That!” C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St, Newtown, 7:30 pm, free program about the Roaring 20s presented by Gordon Williams, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 426-4533, 426-5937.

Nov 12: “Research Your Ancestors at the CT State Library,” C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St, Newtown, 7 pm, presentation by Jim Sanders will include CSL’s resources, hosted by Genealogy Club of Newtown; 270-7887.

Nov 12-15: Holiday Gift Boutique, St Joseph Parish, 50 Fairmont Place, Shelton, Thurs 6:30-9 pm (preview night, adm $5 incl wine & cheese), Fri 6-9 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 8 am-1 pm, wreaths, centerpieces, fall & holiday ornaments, stocking stuffers, apparel, toys & much more; 203-924-8611.

Nov 13-15: Friends of Easton Public Library Annual Used Book Sale, at the library, 691 Morehouse Rd, Easton, Fri 6-9 pm (adm $10, “Pick O’ the Prose Night), Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, free adm Sat-Sun, hardcovers & paperbacks, also audio books, DVDs & CDs; 459-9964.

Nov 14: 40th annual Holiday Bazaar, Bethel United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, 9 am-3 pm, handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, silent auction, theme baskets, photos w/ Santa, breakfast & lunch; 743-6835.

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

Nov 9, Daytime Book Group, 1 pm, The Color of the Water by James McBride, newcomers welcome; Nov 12, Festive Autumn Flowers, 1 pm, $5 supply fee due at registration, join artist Katie Stevenson for 2-hour workshop to design & assemble flowers using cornhusks & raffia; Nov 12, “Job Search Strategies,” 3 pm, 90-min workshop w/ Cheryl Schwartz will incl info on current job market, methods of job search, how to self-market, networking & more, registration suggested (space limited).

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

(FILM) Nov 6-12: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13), Fri-Sat 7 & 9:10 pm, Sun-Thurs 7 pm, mat Fri 4:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1 & 4 pm, Wed 1 pm.

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

Nov 7, “Introduction to Herbal Medicine: Family Immunity for Winter Months,” 1 pm, $20 ($15 members), led by herbalist & flower essence practitioner Lupo Passero; Nov 8, “First Nations – Last Elephants,” 3 pm, $5, illustrated presentation by Tom Lake.

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: Nov 7, Zoar Lake at Purchase Brook, Southbury, easy (Evelyn Schonberg, 426-0425); Nov 14, Meeker Swamp, Washington, moderate (Mike Cianciolo, 203-830-9434).

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: Nov 11, guest artist Edward Spaulding DeVoe on design within still life & his idea of “the inner energy” of a painting.

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 The Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Rd, Danbury: Nov 7, Billy Winn headlining, Andy Hendrickson & Andy Hayward opening; Nov 14, Mitchell Walters headlining; Kevin Bartini & Sam Greenfield opening.

Theatre   _____________ _____________________

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Brookfield Playhouse, 182 Whisconier Rd (Rte 25, behind library), Brookfield Center. Call 775-0023.

Little Shop of Horrors, Nov 7, silent auction, wine & hors d’oeuvres at 6:30, curtain 7 pm, $25, fundraiser for Western CT Assn for Human Rights (WeCAHR), call 792-3540.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport. Call 203-576-1636.

The Man In Black, through Nov 22, curtain Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 5:30 & 8:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm, tickets $33 & $39; Nov 8, performance sold out.

Newtown High School Drama Dept, 12 Berkshire Rd/Rte 34, Sandy Hook. Call 426-7983.

Lost in Yonkers, through Nov 7, curtain 7:30 pm, also mat Sat 2:30 pm, tickets $10.

Sherman Players, Sherman Playhouse, Rte 37 at 39 (behind firehouse), Sherman. Call 860-354-3622.

See Dick, Nov 6-Dec 15, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (Nov 15 only) 2 pm, tickets $20; Nov 12, Pay What You Want performance.

Western CT State University’s Berkshire Theater, Osborne St, Danbury. Call 837-8732.

City of Angels, through Nov 21, curtain Fri-Sun 8 pm, also mat Sun (Nov 15 only) 2 pm, tickets $18-$20, $13-$15 students & seniors.


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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