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Dec 3-5: Antiquarius: The Antiques Show, Greenwich Civic Center, Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, Fri-Sat 11 am-6 pm ###walking tour 13:51 A11/P11 show preview Sat, 10 am, Nov20 incl breakfast), Sun 11 am-5 pm, adm Nov15, daily…



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Dec 3-5: Antiquarius: The Antiques Show, Greenwich Civic Center, Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, Fri-Sat 11 am-6 pm ###walking tour 13:51 A11/P11 show preview Sat, 10 am, Nov20 incl breakfast), Sun 11 am-5 pm, adm Nov15, daily lunch 13:51 A11/P11 tea, lecture Fri ###call for details); 203/869-6899.Dec 4-5: Winter Antiques Market, Norwalk Armory, New Canaan Ave/Rte 123, Norwalk, 10 am-5 pm ###early buying Sat 9 am, Nov10, adm Nov4.50, luncheon available; 203/222-2259.Dec 4-5: 27th Annual Winter Wonderland of Antiques Show 13:51 A11/P11 Sale, Walsh Intermediate School, 185 Damascus Rd, Branford, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, adm Nov3; 203/488-0024.Dec 4-5: Hartford Holiday Antiques Festival, CT Expo Center, 33 Jennings Rd, Hartford, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, adm Nov7 ###no early buying), 110 dealers; 207/563-1013.Dec 5: Newtown Antiques Show 13:51 A11/P11 Sale, Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 10 am-5 pm, adm Nov3 ###free w/ Newtown Holiday Festival ticket); 426-8103.Dec 5: Wilton Holiday Antiques Marketplace, Wilton High School Field House, Rte 7, Wilton, 10 am-5 pm ###early buying 8:30 am, Nov20), adm Nov7, Nov6 seniorss, free age 12 13:51 A11/P11 under, 130 dealers; 203/762-7257.Beaux Arts Gallery, Barclay Square/16 Sherman Hill Rd, Woodbury. Hours: M-F 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Call 263-3939.*###new show) Dec 11-Jan 31, “2M: The Crossroads,” multi-dimensional “artistic event” w/ works by Danielle Mailer, Carey McDougal, Paula Renee, Clare Chapman, Tom Adkins, Anda Styler, Nick Scalise 13:51 A11/P11 Lindsey Ruppel, also interior spaces designed by Country Loft Antiques 13:51 A11/P11 Eleish Van Breems Antiques; Dec 11, opening reception, 4-6 pm.Betts-Sturges-Blackmar House ###Wilton Hist Scty), 224 Danbury Rd ###Rte 7), Wilton. Hours: Mon-Thurs 12-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm. Call 203/762-7257.*###new show) Through Jan 31, “The World of A Child, 1870-1970,” dolls, toys, dollhouses 13:51 A11/P11 trains incl motionless 13:51 A11/P11 running trains, historic memorabilia, also re-created Ambler Family Parlor w/ Victorian holiday decorations.Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr, Greenwich. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 2-5 pm. Call 203/869-0376.Through Dec 5, “Elegance And Opulence: Art of the Gilded Age,” 60 European works of 19th C art incl paintings, drawings, works on paper 13:51 A11/P11 sculpture.Gallery of Contemporary Art/Sacred Heart Univ, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield. Hours: M-Th 12-7:30 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Call 203/365-7650.*###new show) Dec 6-Jan 20, “SHU Faculty Exhibit,” works by 9 SHU faculty members in various mediums; Dec 7, opening reception, 4:30-6:30 pm; Dec 8, “Domestic Forms: Houses, Dresses 13:51 A11/P11 The Sewing Needle,” artist’s talk by Carey McDougall ###exhibiting artist), 4 pm.Grey Horse Gallery, Berkshire Ave/Rte 34 ###in old Masonic Temple, 1st floor), Sandy Hook. Hours: Tues-Sat 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Call 270-1199.Through Jan 1, oil paintings 13:51 A11/P11 prints by Jerry Cable. Permanent display of pastels by Diane Dutchick, Ken Graff, Carol Hubbard, Richard McEvoy 13:51 A11/P11 Leslie Hudson-Tolles.Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, 742 Main St So/Rte 6, Woodbury. Hours: Tues-Fri 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm, Mon by appt. Call 263-2458.Through Dec 8, book illustrations by Wendell Minor ###w/ emphasis on recent work of London’s Call of The Wild), wooden bird sculpture by Bill Rice, and watercolors, monoprints, monotypes 13:51 A11/P11 oils by Michael Torlen.Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton. Hours: Mon 13:51 A11/P11 Fri 10 am-6 pm, Tues-Thurs 10 am-7 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. Call 203/762-3950.*###new show) Through Jan 2, “Nature Revisited,” landscape oils in pointillistic style by Beth Moffitt; Dec 5, opening reception, 5:30-7:30 pm.Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St So/Rte 6, Woodbury. Hours Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Tues 13:51 A11/P11 Thurs 10 am-9 pm. Call 263-3502.*###new show) Through Dec 30, “Big Girl,” selection of sm drawings 13:51 A11/P11 limited edition artist book by Carey McDougall, who looks to dress form as basis for drawings 13:51 A11/P11 sculpture; Dec 11, artist’s reception ###open to public), 2-4 pm.Dec 3-4: Christmas Caroling in the Barn, New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd, West Redding, Fri 7-8 pm, Sat 6:30-7:30 pm, Nov4/person ###reservations required), all ages 13:51 A11/P11 families welcome for annual caroling program, light refreshments; 938-2117.Dec 3-5: The Nutcracker Suite by Brass City Ballet, Naugatuck Valley College Mainstage Theatre, 750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, tickets Nov16, performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet w/ special guests from NVC Dance Ensemble; 203/573-9419.Dec 4: The Messiah by The Concordia Chorale, St John’s Episcopal Church, On the Green, New Milford, 4 pm, tickets Nov5/adv, Nov7/door, debut performance by intergenerational cmmty choir w/ Christmas portion 13:51 A11/P11 Hallelujah chorus of Handel’s masterpiece, also Christmas carols; 860/354-2978.Dec 4: The Complete Messiah, performed by Waterbury Chorale 13:51 A11/P11 Orchestra, St John’s Church, On the Green, Waterbury, 7:30 pm, tickets Nov18/adv ###Nov20/door), Nov12 age 12 13:51 A11/P11 under, full performance of Handel’s masterpiece will be performed w/ guest soloists, directed by Ronald Konetchy; 264-7120, 203/755-2561.Dec 4: “Christmas Angelicus,” Middlebury Congregational Church, Middlebury, 7:30 pm, tickets Nov15 ###gen adm) 13:51 A11/P11 Nov30 ###reserved seats), musical holiday celebration performance by children’s choir Chorus Angelicus 13:51 A11/P11 adult vocal ensemble Gaudeamus, also poignant 13:51 A11/P11 humorous readings by John McDonough ###“Captain Kangaroo”); 888/788-8882.Dec 4: Yale Camerata’s Annual Holiday Concert, Battell Chapel, College St, New Haven, 8 pm, free, 75-voice vocal ensemble will perform works of Haydn, Distler 13:51 A11/P11 Goss, guest instrumentalists, led by founder 13:51 A11/P11 conductor Marguerite L. Brooks; 203/432-5180.Dec 4: “Radio Holidays” by CT Gay Men’s Chorus, Quick Center at Fairfield Univ, North Benson Rd, Fairfield, 8 pm, tickets Nov20 13:51 A11/P11 Nov25, new 13:51 A11/P11 original holiday program by CGMC will present an imaginary live Christmas Eve broadcast from the golden age of radio; 800/644-CGMC ###2462).Dec 4: “The Seasons,” Fairfield County Chorale, Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave, Norwalk, 8 pm, tickets Nov20, Nov5 students ###at door only), 100-voice chorus will perform Haydn’s work, also guest tenor Stuart Howe, soprano Susanne Peck, bass Charles Robert Stephens, all accompanied by Amor Artis Orchestra; 203/254-1333.Dec 5: Newtown High School Singers Annual Madrigal Feast, The Stony Hill Inn, Bethel-Newtown Rd/Rte 6, Bethel, social hour begins 5 pm, buffet 13:51 A11/P11 performance begins 6 pm, tickets Nov35 incl full dinner 13:51 A11/P11 evening of wassailing ###singers, instrumentalists 13:51 A11/P11 humourous entertainers in Elizabethan costume); 270-1129.Dec 5: Community Holiday Party: Peggy Cone and The Central Park Stompers, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St/Rte 35, Ridgefield, 3-5 pm, tickets Nov10/family, live swing music by Peggy Cone 13:51 A11/P11 her 5-pc band, workshop for children, refreshments, exhibitions open; 203/428-4519.Dec 5: “’Tis The Season,” holiday concert by Danbury Community Orchestra, WCSU’s Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St, Danbury, 3 pm, free, DCO will perform works of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Vaughn Williams, Vivaldi’s “Winter Concerto” from Four Seasons 13:51 A11/P11 Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”; 748-1716.Dec 5: Irish tenor Robert White, St Theresa Church, 5301 Main St, Trumbull, 3 pm, free, performance of classical, Irish 13:51 A11/P11 Broadway songs by the world renowned tenor; 452-5065.Dec 5: CT Chamber Choir’s Annual Carols by Candlelight concert, United Congregational Church, Park Ave at State St, Bridgeport, 4 pm, Nov15, Nov10 seniors 13:51 A11/P11 students, annual holiday concert will feature Putter’s Gloria, Pinkham’s Festival Magnificat 13:51 A11/P11 Sush’s Christmas Garland, w/ brass, organ 13:51 A11/P11 percussion accompaniment; 268-5182, 261-3216.Dec 5: Good News Gospel Choir, Sacred Heart Univ/Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, 7 pm, tickets Nov10/adv ###Nov15/door), Nov5 students 13:51 A11/P11 seniors/adv ###Nov10/door), performance by 55-voice Good News Gospel Choir of CT will have selections from choir’s brand-new album, also works from debut album, proceeds benenfit SHU/Good News Scholarship Foundation; 203/454-4695.Dec 7: WXCI’s 2nd Annual Can O’ Christmas Concert, Tuxedo Junction, 2 Ives St, Danbury, doors open 7 pm, tickets Nov10, Nov7 w/ canned food donation, performances by Sgt Scagnetti, Tru Prophitz, Fantastic Superheros, DJ B. Blair 13:51 A11/P11 DJ Spooky, food proceeds donated to Dorothy Day Hospitality House; 837-8646.Dec 8: Brookfield Historical Scty Holiday Concert, BHS Museum Building, Rte 25 13:51 A11/P11 133, Brookfield Center, 7:30 pm, free, performance will feature 76-voice Special Chorus of Brookfield High School; 740-8140.Dec 8: Wednesday Night Jazz, Naugatuck Valley College, 750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, 8 pm, Nov5, performance sponsored 13:51 A11/P11 hosted by school’s College Jazz Band 13:51 A11/P11 Department of Fine Arts; 203/575-8039.Dec 10: CT Choral Society Holiday Concert, St Rose of Lima, 40 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 8 pm, tickets Nov15, Nov8 students/children, works of Poulenc ###Gloria), Plainchant 13:51 A11/P11 Biebl ###Ave Maria); 263-7603, 800/555-5250.Dec 10: “Noel Noel,” holiday concert by Naugatuck Valley College Chorus 13:51 A11/P11 Orchestra, Naugatuck Valley College Mainstage Theatre, 750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, 8 pm, Nov5; 203/575-8039.Dec 10-12: 32nd Annual Danbury Music Centre Nutcracker Ballet, Danbury High School, Clapboard Ridge Rd/Rte 39, Danbury, Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 3 pm, tickets Nov7.50, general adm seating, cast of 160 dancers accompanied by 60-pc Danbury Symphony Orchestra; 748-1716.Dec 11: Festival of String Chamber Music: Manhattan String Quartet Beethoven Workshop, WCSU’s Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St, Danbury, 9 am-5 pm, call for details; 837-8350.Dec 12: The Wizard Who Wanted To Be Santa, Connecticut Ballet with Island Moving Co., Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Rd/Rte 34, Sandy Hook, performances 1 13:51 A11/P11 4 pm, tickets Nov15, Nov10 seniors, Nov7.50 age 12 13:51 A11/P11 under, Nov50 family pack ###6 tickets), performance hosted by CT Ballet w/ professional dancers from Providence-based Island Co., also 50 local children participating, full-length ballet based on poem by Gloria Nagy w/ score by Terry Grosvenor; 203/964-1211.Dec 12: CT Choral Society Holiday Concert, St Rose of Lima, 40 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, 3 pm, tickets Nov15, Nov8 students/children, works of Poulenc ###Gloria), Plainchant 13:51 A11/P11 Biebl ###Ave Maria); 263-7603, 800/555-5250.Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport. Music director/conductor Gustav Meier. Call 203/576-0263.Performances 8 pm, tickets Nov16-Nov43 w/ student, senior 13:51 A11/P11 group discounts: Dec 11, “A Family Holiday Pops,” festive concert will celebrate the holiday season, works of Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Corelli 13:51 A11/P11 Anderson, other traditional carols, Hanukkah favorites 13:51 A11/P11 popular tunes; 7 pm, pre-concert performance by GBS Brass Ensemble.Hartford Symphony Orchestra, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford. Music Director Michael Lankester. Call 860/246-6807.Performances 8 pm, tickets Nov15-Nov49: Dec 5, Handel’s Messiah w/ Hartford Chorale, 3 pm, conducted by Henley Denmead.Ives Concert Hall at WCSU, White Hall, Fifth Ave 13:51 A11/P11 White St, Danbury. Call 837-8350.Performances 8 pm, free unless otherwise noted: Dec 5, faculty recital by Dan Goble on sax, Jeff Hellmer on piano, 7 pm, free; Dec 6, WCSU Percussion Ensemble, 8 pm, free, directed by WCSU Prof David Smith; Dec 9-11, WCSU Opera Club presents Amahl 13:51 A11/P11 The Night Visitors, Thurs 10 am 13:51 A11/P11 noon, Fri 10 am, noon 13:51 A11/P11 8 pm, Sat 8 pm, tickets Nov5, Nov3 ages 12 13:51 A11/P11 under.Newtown Choral Scty, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St ###at the flagpole), Newtown. Call 426-1849.Dec 11, “Songs of the Season” concert, 7:30 pm, tickets Nov7, Nov5 seniors 13:51 A11/P11 age 12 13:51 A11/P11 under, performance will include Durante’s Magnificat, des Pres’ The Ave Maria, et al.Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, Woolsey Hall/Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St, New Haven. Conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith. Call 203/432-4157.Performances 8 pm, free: Dec 5, MIT Orchestra, **performance is 3 pm, works of Mahler 13:51 A11/P11 Schnittke.Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield Univ, North Benson Rd, Fairfield. Call 203/254-4010, 877/ARTS-396 ###877/278-7396).Performances 8 pm unless noted: Dec 3-4, Fairfield Glee Club’s “Traditions 13:51 A11/P11 Treasures,” Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 pm, tickets Nov8, Nov5 students; Dec 5, The Klezmatics, 3 pm, tickets Nov25, soul-stirring Jewish spirituals 13:51 A11/P11 dance music; Dec 7, Fairfield Univ Orchestra’s Annual Holiday Concert, 8 pm, tickets Nov8, Nov5 students, works of Rossini, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach 13:51 A11/P11 Anderson, guest violinists Amanda Tozzi ###FU Class ’00) 13:51 A11/P11 Michael Capriotti ###FU Class ’02), debut for Maestro Deborah Graser.Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd ###Rte 116), Ridgefield. Music director Sidney Rothstein. Call 203/438-3889.Performances 8 pm, tickets Nov25-Nov35 ###series tickets available): Dec 4, “B Is For Beautiful,” guest violinist Charles Rex, works of Barber 13:51 A11/P11 Beethoven.Yale Glee Club, Woolsey Hall, Grove 13:51 A11/P11 College St, New Haven. Call 203/432-4136.Dec 9, Annual Christmas Concert, at Battell Chapel¸ College St, 8 pm, adm by donation.Bank Street Theater, 46 Bank St, New Milford. Call 860/354-2122.Dec 3-9: Pokemon The First Movie ###G), daily 7 13:51 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:15 13:51 A11/P11 3:15 pm;  Sleepy Hollow ###R), daily 7:15 13:51 A11/P11 9:20 pm; The World Is Not Enough ###PG-13), daly 7 13:51 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1 13:51 A11/P11 3:30 pm; Toy Story 2 ###G), daily 5:25, 7:30 13:51 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1 13:51 A11/P11 3:05 pm.Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave, Bethel. Call 778-2100.Dec 3-9: Being John Malkovich ###R), daily 7:25 13:51 A11/P11 9:45 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:45 13:51 A11/P11 4:30 pm; Dogma ###R), daily 7 13:51 A11/P11 9:25 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1 13:51 A11/P11 3:45 pm;  Flawless ###R), daily 7:10 13:51 A11/P11 9:35 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:30 13:51 A11/P11 4:15 pm; Music Of The Heart ###PG), daily 6:45 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 1:15 pm; The Sixth Sense ###PG-13), daily 9:15 pm, mat Sat-Sun, Wed 4 pm.Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown. Call 426-2475.Dec 3-9: Mickey Blue Eyes ###PG-13), daily 7 13:51 A11/P11 9 pm, mat Sat 3:45 pm, Tues 1 pm.Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St ###at High St), New Haven. Call 203/432-2800.Free screenings: Dec 4, annual screening Scrooge ###1951), 2 pm ###screening to be preceded by lecture by author 13:51 A11/P11 film consultant Fred Guida w/ excerpts from rare versions of Christmas Carol, followed by full presentation of 1951 classic w/ Alastair Sim).Dec 3, 6-7: Annual Fall Book Fair, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dickinson Dr, Sandy Hook, Thurs 8:30 am-7 pm, Fri-Mon 7:30 am-5 pm, Tues 7:30 am-1 pm, free adm, wide selection classics 13:51 A11/P11 recent best-sellers in categories for children 13:51 A11/P11 adults.Dec 4: “The Children’s Tree” workshop, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 10 am-2 pm, free ongoing workshop will have craft tables ###outdoors if weather permits) for children to work on simple ornaments 13:51 A11/P11 paper chains for one of library’s evergreen trees, holiday caroling led by Newtown Montessori Glee Club, hot chocolate 13:51 A11/P11 cookies; 426-8928, 203/929-6962.Dec 4: CT Choral Scty’s Breakfast with Santa, North Congregational Church, Main St So/Rte 6, Woodbury, 9-11 am, adm Nov5, Nov3 age 10 13:51 A11/P11 under, pancake 13:51 A11/P11 sausage breakfast, visits w/ Santa, singalong caroling w/ North Church Handbell Choir ###event is also part of Woodbury’s Annual Christmas Festival); 426-8711.Dec 4: Children’s Book Sale, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, 9 am-4 pm, free adm, 1,000 quality children’s books available for purchase, visits w/ Santa; 203/762-3950.Dec 4: Half-Ton Sundae, Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe, 11 am-3 pm, individual sundaes Nov2/cup, huge sundae will be created w/ 75 gallons ice cream topped w/ chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles 13:51 A11/P11 cherries, Monroe Women’s Club fundraiser will benefit Special Wishes Inc; 459-8128.Dec 5: Weston Young Women’s Club Children’s Holiday Breakfast, Weston Middle School, School Rd, Weston, begins 8 am, adm Nov6 ###max Nov20/family), cafeteria will be decorated as Winter Wonderland for family-style pancake breakfast, family arts 13:51 A11/P11 crafts activities, other holiday events; 203/221-9114.Dec 5 13:51 A11/P11 12: Snow White 13:51 A11/P11 The Seven Dwarfs, Congregational B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St, Trumbull, curtain 2 pm, all tickets Nov6; 268-6940.Dec 8-9: “Seasonal Stories 13:51 A11/P11 Crafts For Kids” workshop, Monroe Public Library, 7 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe, 10-10:45 pm, free ###pre-registration required 13:51 A11/P11 space limited), for ages 3-5; 452-5459.Dec 11: Pancakes With Santa, Barnes 13:51 A11/P11 Noble Booksellers, Danbury Square, 15 Backus Ave, Danbury, begins 8 am, Nov2 ###reservations necessary), full pancake breakfast, visit w/ Santa, also story telling; 730-2733.Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203/371-1903.Challenger Learning Center, computer-simulated missions to moon or various planets, ages 10 13:51 A11/P11 older, 10 am-3 pm, Nov25, bring lunch: Museum Magic Hour programs, story-telling 13:51 A11/P11 craft programs for ages 2½-5 w/ adult, 10:30-11:30 am, Nov12, reservations: Dec 4, Laura Krause Melmed’s Little Oh.New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd, West Redding. Call 938-2117.*Pre-registration 13:51 A11/P11 pre-payment required for all programs.Dec 4, Holiday Crafts, 10:30-11:30 am, Nov8, for ages 3-5; Dec 4, Hoday Crafts, 1:30-2:30 pm, Nov8, for ages 6-8; Dec 4, Christmas Caroling in the Barn, 6:30-7:30 pm, Nov4/person, all ages 13:51 A11/P11 families welcome; Dec 7, Holidays With Our Animals, 10:30-11:30 am, Nov6, for ages 3-5; Dec 8, Making Holiday Gifts, 4-5 pm, Nov10, for ages 9-12.Dec 3: Holiday Open House, A New Beginning, 68 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, 4-8 pm, free adm, complimentary spa/salon services, gifts, door prizes, refreshments; 743-9795.Dec 3, 6-7: Annual Fall Book Fair, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dickinson Dr, Sandy Hook, Thurs 8:30 am-7 pm, Fri-Mon 7:30 am-5 pm, Tues 7:30 am-1 pm, free adm, wide selection classics 13:51 A11/P11 recent best-sellers in categories for children 13:51 A11/P11 adults.Dec 3-4: An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Annual Christmas Tea 13:51 A11/P11 Bazaar, Great Hill United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Rd ###Rtes 188 13:51 A11/P11 334), Seymour, Fri 7-9 pm ###live music 13:51 A11/P11 gourmet dessert bar), Sat 9 am-1 pm ###complimentary tea table; lunch available), Children’s Shopping Room, hand crafted holiday gifts 13:51 A11/P11 decorations, raffles, specialty foods, etc; 888-9425.Dec 3-4: 19th Annual Christmas Town Festival, in 13:51 A11/P11 around Bethlehem Center, Rtes 61 13:51 A11/P11 132, Bethlehem, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, visits 13:51 A11/P11 photos w/ Santa, hay rides, extended hours at post office, children’s Christmas trees exhibit, arts 13:51 A11/P11 crafts show, continous holiday music by church 13:51 A11/P11 school groups, refreshments incl baked goods 13:51 A11/P11 candies, etc.Dec 3-4: 2nd Annual Artique Seven Show 13:51 A11/P11 Sale, St Stephen’s Church, 355 Main St/Rte 35, Ridgefield, Fri 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, show 13:51 A11/P11 sale by 7 artists incl basket maker, potter, weaver, mural/studio artist, landscape painter, glass blower 13:51 A11/P11 sculptor, door prizes 13:51 A11/P11 raffles.Dec 3 and 5: 13th Annual Barnes Museum Christmas Open House, 85 North Main St, Southington, Fri 5:30-8:30 pm, Sun 1-4 pm, free adm, homestead decorated for holidays w. antique toy displays, music, refreshments; 860/628-5426.Dec 3-5: Monroe Historical Scty Christmas Fair, East Village Schoolhouse, Old Tannery 13:51 A11/P11 Wheeler Rd, Monroe, Fri 1-8 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm, free adm, holiday hand-crafted items; 261-1383.Dec 4: Garden Club of Newtown Annual Christmas Greens Sale, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 9 am-3 pm, fresh evergreen 13:51 A11/P11 grapevine wreaths, swags 13:51 A11/P11 holiday arrangements hand-crafted by members, also guest appearance 13:51 A11/P11 book signings by gardening columnist Rea Lubar Duncan ###10 am-2 pm); 270-6991.Dec 4: Monthly pasta dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, Nov7 adults, Nov6 seniors, Nov3.50 children, full dinner 5-7:30 pm; 426-4817.Dec 4: Christmas Cookie Walk, Christ Episcopal Church, 470 Quaker Farms Rd, Oxford, 9 am-1 pm, cookies, breads, rolls 13:51 A11/P11 pies for sale, also crafts 13:51 A11/P11 candles, silver tea available; 203/888-4936, 203/888-3469.Dec 4: Southbury Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Sale, United Church of Christ, Main St No, Southbury, 9 am-2:30 pm, wreaths, poinsettias, boxwood trees, Christmas houseplants, etc, also bakery, ornaments 13:51 A11/P11 raffle; 264-0738.Dec 4: 4th Annual Pottery Sale 13:51 A11/P11 Exhibition, Wooster Cmmty Art Center, 73 Miry Brook Rd, Danbury, 9 am-3 pm, vases, bowls, mugs, plates 13:51 A11/P11 addt’l ceramic pcs by students 13:51 A11/P11 faculty on view 13:51 A11/P11 for sale, refreshments available. fundraiser for WCAC’s ceramics facilities; 744-4825.Dec 4: Holiday Bazaar, Bridgewater Firehouse, Rte 133, Bridgewater, 9 am-4 pm, free adm. Handmade arts 13:51 A11/P11 crafts, baked goods, raffle, visits w/ Rudolph; 860/350-3042.Dec 4: “A Homespun Christmas,” First Congregational Church, 214 Main St So ###Rte 6), Woodbury, 9:30 am-3 pm, crafts 13:51 A11/P11 decorative accessories in variety of media, cookie walk, free cider 13:51 A11/P11 donuts, handmade quilt raffle ###part of Woodbury’s 15th Annual Christmas Festival); 263-2846.Dec 4: Church of the Epiphany Crafts 13:51 A11/P11 Cookies Event, 262 Main St No/Rte 67, Southbury, 10 am-2 pm, cookies 13:51 A11/P11 holiday baked goods, craft items for gift-giving 13:51 A11/P11 decorating, Upper Room Thrift Shop will be open, fundraiser for children’s outreach programs; 264-8150.Dec 4: St Peter’s Holly 13:51 A11/P11 Ivy Fair, St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 175 Old Tannery Rd ###Rte 111, adjacent to Monroe Green), Monroe, 10 am-4 pm, crafters, cookie walk 13:51 A11/P11 baked goods, Chinese Auction, live holly 13:51 A11/P11 other plants, luncheon, more; 268-4265.Dec 4: Brookfield Historical Society Holiday Fair, BHS Museum, intersection Rtes 25 13:51 A11/P11 133, Brookfield Center, 10 am-3 pm, free adm, unique, historical 13:51 A11/P11 handmade items; 740-8140.Dec 4: 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd, Ridgefield, 10 am-4 pm, adm Nov2, Nov1 seniors, 75 professional crafters, instant raffles, food court, free babysitting available; 203/438-4773, 203/894-3737.Dec 4: Christmas Craft Fair, St Jude Parish, Rte 110 at Rte 111, Monroe, 10 am-4 pm, free adm, hand-crafted items incl toys, ornaments 13:51 A11/P11 gifts, wreaths, handmade quilt raffle, children’s room, baked gods 13:51 A11/P11 refreshments; 261-6404.Dec 4-5: Annual Craft Fair Holiday Boutique, Company A Firehouse, Rte 39, New Fairfield, 9 am-4 pm, free adm, boutique quality ornaments 13:51 A11/P11 designer wreaths, table centerpieces, works in Victorian, modern, country 13:51 A11/P11 traditional designs, baked goods, pet toys, all proceeds to New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Shelter; 860/355-7287.Dec 4-5: Mark Twain Library’s 27th Annual Art Show 13:51 A11/P11 Sale, Redding Town Hall, Redding, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-3 pm, works by 120+ area artists in various media, fundraiser for library; 938-2545.Dec 4-11: 32nd Annual Gingerbread Village 13:51 A11/P11 Christmas Bazaar, St George’s Church, Tucker Hill Rd ###@Rte 188), Middlebury, Dec 4 10 am-7 pm ###lunch available 11:30-2), Sun 12-9 pm ###coffee 13:51 A11/P11 dessert available 2-5), Mon-Fri 2-4 13:51 A11/P11 7-9 pm, Dec 11 10 am-4 pm, free parking 13:51 A11/P11 adm, entire village created w/ gingerbread 13:51 A11/P11 decorations; 723-4143.Dec 5: 14th Annual Newtown Holiday Festival, Main Street ###town hall, Booth Library, Trinity Church, Newtown Meeting House, et al), Newtown, 11 am-5 pm, tickets Nov12/advance ###Nov15/day of), Nov8 seniors 13:51 A11/P11 children, Victorian Tea Room 13:51 A11/P11 New England Cafe, historic homes tour, crafts 13:51 A11/P11 antiques shows, strolling town criers, family workshop, Festival of Trees, Ballet Miniature performance of Nutcracker Ballet, etc; 270-0019, 426-0522.Dec 5: Open House, Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 11 am-5 pm, free, Newtown Historical Society’s house-museum will be open 13:51 A11/P11 decorated for the holidays by local Brownie troops; 426-5937.Dec 5: Newtown High School Singers Annual Madrigal Feast, The Stony Hill Inn, Bethel-Newtown Rd/Rte 6, Bethel, social hour begins 5 pm, buffet 13:51 A11/P11 performance begins 6 pm, tickets Nov35 incl full dinner 13:51 A11/P11 evening of wassailing ###singers, instrumentalists 13:51 A11/P11 humourous entertainers in Elizabethan costume); 270-1129.Dec 5: Computer Show, WCSU’s O’Neil Center, University Blvd ###westisde campus), Danbury, 9 am-5 pm, adm Nov7; 837-8347.Dec 5: 10th Annual Jingle Bell Run 13:51 A11/P11 Kids’ Fun Run, Nichols Green, Trumbull, race begins 9:30 am, 5K road race, shorter fun run for kids, certified course, prizes, refreshments; 378-5210.Dec 5: Christmas Fair for Missions, Ridgebury Congregational Church, 602 Ridgebury Rd, Ridgefield, 10:30 am-1 pm; 203/748-2806.Dec 5: Holiday Open House, Weir Farm Nat’l Historic Site, Wilton, 1-4 pm, free, **no on-site parking ###shuttle busses running from nearby Branchville Elementary School, Florida Rd, for all visitors), house 13:51 A11/P11 artists’ studios open only once/year, refreshments; 203/834-1896.Dec 5: Holiday Open House, Northrop House ###Sherman Hist Scty), Sherman, 1-5 pm, free, guided tours available, hearth cooking, hat exhibit; 860/354-3083.Dec 5: Tarrywile Park 13:51 A11/P11 Mansion Holiday Open House, 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, 4-8 pm, free, mansion will be decorated for holidays, gazelo lighting ceremony is 5:30 pm, photos w/ Santa, light refreshments, plant sale, live musical entertainment, more; 744-3130.Dec 6: “Life Drawing From The 15th-20th Century,” Wooster Cmmty Art Center, 73 Miry Brook Rd. Danbury, 7-9 pm, Nov15, art history lecture by Dr Virginia Bush will examine the practice of drawing the human figure from live models using examples from European masters, registration required; 744-4825.Dec 8: Wilton Hist Scty Christmas Luncheon, Betts-Sturges-Blackmar House, 224 Danbury Rd/Rte 7, Wilton, noon, adm Nov15 ###reservations required), catered luncheon in holiday-decorated house museum, tours of “A Century of Toys” exhibition; 203/762-7257.Dec 10: Plus-Level Square Dance, Hayestown Avenue School, Danbury, begins 8 pm, square 13:51 A11/P11 round dances at event sponsored by Mad hatters Square Dance Club, soft-soled shoes required, refreshments served; 746-5985.Dec 11: Calling All Cookie Monsters: 3rd Annual Cookie Event, St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave. Bethel, 9:30 am-2 pm, all cookies Nov5/pound, thousands of cookies 13:51 A11/P11 homemade fudge to choose from, gift-wrapping available; 748-2089.Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Hours: Mon-Th 10 am-8 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm ###closed Sun during summer). Call 426-4533.Programs free unless noted, in cmmty room: Dec 7, “How To Maintain You Spirituality Throughout The Holidays Despite The Mall” panel discussion, 7 pm, speakers to incl Pastor Kathy Shepard, Rev Jack Tanner 13:51 A11/P11 Rev Robert Weiss, question/answer time will also be set up; Dec 8, Holiday Wine Tasting w/ Don Gabriel ###co-owner, World of Wine 13:51 A11/P11 Spirits in Newtown), registration requested, simple hors d’oeuvres also served; Dec 12, book signing 13:51 A11/P11 slide show w/ Steven Kellogg, 1 pm.Devil’s Den Preserve, 33 Pent Rd, Weston. Call 226-4991.All events free, reservations required: Dec 5, Peak Performance Hike, 10 am-3 pm, guided 8-mile hike, moderately strenuous, pack water 13:51 A11/P11 snack lunch, wear appropriate clothing 13:51 A11/P11 footgear; Dec 7, guided hike for adults, 1-3 pm, approx 3 miles along favorite trails.Flanders Nature Center/Van Vleck Farmhouse, Flanders 13:51 A11/P11 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury. Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm. Call 263-3711.Dec 8, Wreath Decorating workshop, 6-9 pm, volunteers needed to decorate wreaths which will be sold during Flanders’ annual tree 13:51 A11/P11 wreath sale, bring work gloves ###materials 13:51 A11/P11 light refreshments provided).Katherine Ordway Preserve, 165 Goodhill Rd, Weston. Call 226-4991.Programs free, reservations required: Dec 5, Winter Tree Identification Walk, 1-3 pm, learn how to ID trees even without their leaves ###silhouettes, leaf scars, bark, etc), led by licensed arborist Fred Moore.Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave/Rte 34, Derby. Call 203/734-2513.Dec 9, “Decorating For Wildlife” workshop, 6 pm, Nov5/person ###or household if family participates), make outdoor holiday decorations to enhance yard while attracting 13:51 A11/P11 benefitting wildlife, registration required, all ages welcome.Newtown Hikers. Call 426-2897, 270-4340.Hikes leave from lower lot @Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 9 am, free, all welcome, bring bag lunch/beverage, wear sturdy shoes, destinations as follows ###call hike leader if weather doubtful): Dec 4, Saugatuck Galls, Redding ###Evelyn Schoenberg, 426-0425); Dec 11, Cross River, North Salem, NY, easy to moderate ###Jack Donlon, 966-8421.Country Players of Brookfield, Inc., Rte 25, Brookfield. Call 775-0023.Side By Side By Sondheim, through Dec 4, curtain Fri-Sat 8:30 pm, tickets Nov10.Playreaders Theatre, Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St, Waterbury. Call 203/597-9569, 203/574-8225.Staged readings in costume, 1:30 pm, free: Dec 5, Neil Simon’s Prisoner Of Second Avenue.Ridgefield Workshop for the Performing Arts, Theatre Barn, 37 Halpin La, Ridgefield. Call 203/431-9850.A Christmas Carol, Dec 3-18, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, tickets Nov15, Nov12 seniors 13:51 A11/P11 students, Nov5 age 12 13:51 A11/P11 under.TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave, New Milford. Call 860/350-6863.The Santaland Diaries, Dec 3-31, curtain Fri-Sat 8:30 pm, tickets Nov12.50 adults, Nov10.50 students 13:51 A11/P11 seniors.

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