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Art Exhibits____ _____

Published: November 23, 2012

SHANNON HICKS

    Art Exhibits____ _____

    Avancé Esthétiques Day Spa, Sand Hill Plaza, 228 Main St South, Newtown; 203-270-8911.

    *(new show) Through Dec 31: “SCAN Art About Town: CompARTmentz,” see feature story above.

    Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd (at Rte 47), Washington Green; 860-868-7586.

    *(new show) Nov 25-Jan 20: “It’s A Small, Small World: Dollhouse and Miniatures,” 50+ miniature houses, furnishings, toys & dolls from museum’s collection, also loans from Washington residents & private collections across Northeast, incl rare 1747 George II English Baby House, also works by local dollhouse craftsmen & miniature artisans Rick Maccione, Susan Anthony Klein & Teresa Layman; Nov 25, opening reception 1-3 pm.

    Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose St, Newtown.

    Through Dec 14: “Newtown and Beyond,” photos by 24 members of The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club taken in Newtown and around the world.

    Concerts, Musical Events ____

    Nov 24: Monthly Ballroom Dance, Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center, 4070 Park Ave, Bridgeport, 7 pm-midnight, $20 incl dancing, dance lesson at 8, Venetian pastries & coffee, also performance (9:30 pm) featuring US Professional Theater Arts Champions & Latin starts Shannon & Shane Jensen, singles & couples welcome, black tie/suits requested; 203-374-7308.

    Dec 1: Newtown Choral Society Holiday Concert, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St, Newtown, 7:30 pm, $10, $8 seniors & ages 12 & under, performance to incl Stroope’s Hodie, Williams’s Exultate Justi & traditional songs of the season; 203-426-3769.

    Dec 1: 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 detial under Miscellaneous), $5 otherwise, bluegrass and folk music by Roger Sprung & Friends, refreshments available; 203-426-9998.

     

    For Kids & Families _________

    Through Nov 24: Help Rockaway Get Back On Their Dancing Feet, The Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, 4-7 pm Mon-Fri (call for other drop-off opportunities), moving arts center is accepting donations of new & gently used dance wear & shoes to send to Mrs Elaine’s School of Dance following Hurricane Sandy; 203-426-8215.

    Nov 24: Drop & Shop, Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, 10 am-2 pm, sugg donation $20, drop children ages 3 & up off (w/ packed lunch) for activities incl art project to send to dance school in Rockaway, N.Y., donations will also be sent to school that suffered damage during Sandy, reservations requested; 203-426-8215.

    Dec 1: 11th Annual Sandy Hook Tree Lighting, 1 Washington Ave & surrounding area, Sandy Hook Center, 4-6:30 pm, special events & offerings at local businesses incl refreshments, face painting, holiday gifts, karaoke & caroling, 3-D glasses & jingle bell bracelets, bicycle raffles (boy’s & girl’s bikes) & more, tree lighting at 6, donations requested for FAITH Food Pantry.

    Dec 2: 27th Annual Holiday Festival, Main Street incl Edmond Town Hall & C.H. Booth Library, Newtown, 11 am-4 pm, $12/person, $25/family of four ($5/addt’l child), historic homes tour, Victorian Tea, Amazing Scavenger Hunt ($25/team, begins from NYFS office, 15 Berkshire Rd), performances of scenes from Nutcracker Suite (12 & 2 pm, $7 without festival ticket), Festival of Trees, vendor marketplace, Gingerbread House display & more, proceeds benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services; 203-270-4335.

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

    Nov 24, “A Time For Storytelling,” 1 pm, 90-min program w/ Janis “Four Hearts Whispering” Us (Mohawk-Shinnecock descent) will share heartwarming traditional Native American stories, also intermission break for children to create simple craft, reservations requested.

     

    Miscellaneous ___________

    Through Nov 24: Help Rockaway Get Back On Their Dancing Feet, Graceful Planet, Sandy Hook, see details under For Kids & Families.

    Nov 24: Yoga & Pilates: Work Off That Turkey, 8:30 am, The Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, donations accepted for 90-min class will be donated to Mrs Elaine’s School of Dance in Rockaway, N.Y., which Graceful Planet is fundraising for following Hurricane Sandy; 203-426-8215.

    Nov 24: Drop & Shop, The Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, 10 am-2 pm, see details under For Kids & Families.

    Nov 29-Dec 1: 5th Annual Holiday Tea at Historic Rider House, 43 Main St, Danbury, $25 incl selection of fine teas, sandwiches, etc, also live entertainment  at historic 1785 Colonial home, reservations strongly suggested,  also shopping in holiday bazaar; 203-743-5200.

    Nov 29-Dec 2: “St Rose Christmas Boutique: You Can Never Have Enough Christmas,” St Rose of Lima Gathering Hall, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Thurs 7-9:30 pm (**Men‘s Night, beverages & food, personal shoppers & gift wrapping), Fri 6:30-9:30 pm (Gala opening, $5 adm incl wine, appetizers & desserts), Sat 9:30 am-7 pm (free adm), Sun 8:30 am-1:30 pm (also free adm), Nativities, Santas & snow people, ornaments, handmade wreaths, Advent wreaths & calendars, jewelry, toys, tabletop trasures, woven goods & more; 203-426-1014.

    Nov 30: 4th Annual “A Peaceable Home” breakfast event, The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Rd, Danbury, 7:30-9 am, call for sugg donation info, guest speaker Patrick Broderick, MD, breakfast, raffle, silent auction & freewill offering, hosted by The Assn of Religious Communities (ARC), proceeds to benefit ARC’s domestic violence prevention program; 203-792-9450 x12.

    Dec 1: Garden Club of Newtown Annual Christmas Greens Sale, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St, Newtown, 9 am-1 pm, decorated wreaths, swags and table arrangements, also tabletop trees, kissing balls, roping and handmade gifts by members of club; 203-270-1108.

    Dec 1: 11th Annual Sandy Hook Tree Lighting, 1 Washington Ave & surrounding area, Sandy Hook Center, 4-6:30 pm, see details under For Kids & Families.  

    Dec 1: Newtown Scholarship Association 75th Anniversary Celebration, Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar St, Newtown, cocktail 6 pm, dinner, etc follows, $135, celebration of NSA’s diamond anniversary will incl honors for longstanding supporters Betty Lou Osborne &The Honorable Judge William Lavery, also dancing (live music by Old School), silent and live auctions, reservations requested; 203-426-2500.

    Dec 1: NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook, 5-7:30 pm, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children, full pasta dinner w/ beverages & homemade desserts, take-out available; 203-426-9998.

    Dec 1: AWNWCT Fête de Noël Canadienne, Woodbury Senior-Community Center, 265 Main St South, Woodbury, 11:30 am-3 pm, $30, typical French-Canadian Christmas meal to be served, followed by Christmas concert by French-Canadian singer Josée Vachon, hosted by Alliance Française of NW CT, reservations requested; 203-262-1320.

    Dec 2: 27th Annual Holiday Festival, Newtown, see detials under For Kids & Families.

    Dec 2: Newtown Historical Society Holiday Open House & Quilting Demo, at The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main St, Newtown, 12-4 pm, free, demo by Donna Betts on hand making a quilt from start to finish; 203-426-5937.

    Dec 2: Fashion Show: Prom 2013, Newtown High School cafetorium, 12 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, $15, preview 2013 prom & evening wear fashions, also raffles, refreshments, proceeds to community projects; 203-364-0133.

    Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown; 203-426-2475.

    FILM: Nov 23-29: Walt Disney’s The Odd life of Timothy Green (PG), Fr-Sat 7 & 9 pm, Sun-Thurs 7 pm, mat Fri-Sun 1 & 4 pm, Tues 1 pm.

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

    Nov 24, “A Time For Storytelling,” see details under For Kids & Families.

    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 24, Thanksgiving Weekend open hike, no formal plan, just show up & decide w/ group where to go (203-788-1398, Esther Nichols).

    Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St, Newtown; 203-426-6654.

    Programs 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, free, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments:

    Programs 4th Wed/month, 1:30 pm, artist demonstrations, refreshments: Nov 28, Frank Federico.

    Theatre ______________

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

    Through Dec 8: Italian American Reconciliation, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (Nov 24 & Dec 2) 5 pm, $24, $20 students & seniors.

    Town Players of Newtown, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Rd, Newtown; 203-270-9144.

    Through Dec 8: The Underpants, curtain Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (Nov 25 & Dec 2), $20, $10 ages 10 & under, play contains adult themes & may not be appropriate for children under 12; Dec 7, benefit performance, call for ticket details.

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    Shannon Hicks is the calendar editor for The Newtown Bee. To submit an item for the Enjoy Calendar, send her an email at shannon@thebee.com no later than Tuesday at 5 pm for each week’s calendar. For the Community Calendar (Newtown events, which can be found on page A-2 each week), emails must be received no later than 5 pm Wednesday. For additional information contact Miss Hicks at The Newtown Bee, 203-426-3141.