Traditional antiques

Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church in South Salem, N.Y., will have its 23rd Antiques in the Churchyard show on Saturday, July 4, rain or shine, from 9 to 5. Admission is $8.

More than 70 vendors are expected to take part and the church will offer its traditional pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. ($6 for adults, $4 for children). Also presented by the church will be an Attic Treasures booth and a sale of potted plants and fresh-baked pies.

The church is at 8 Shady Lane; for more information, call 914-533-2635.

Pick your kitty

The Connecticut Humane Society is hoping to place adult cats with an event at its three state locations running through July 3. United Cats of America is the theme for the “Pick your kitty, pick your price” promotion; adopters of cats over one year old (all litter box trained) may pay what they wish.

Hours are 9:30 to 5:30, through Friday, at 455 Post Road East, Westport; 701 Russell Road, Newington; and 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill. For more information, visit or call 800-452-0114.

Prints and sculpture

Freeways, with their contrasting order and chaos, inspired the artists in the new exhibit at the Keeler Tavern Museum’s Carriage House, 132 Main Street, Ridgefield. Printmaker Natasha Karpinskaia of Wilton and sculptor Janice Mauro of Redding will have an opening reception on Thursday, July 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Show hours will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 11; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 6; and from 2 to 6 p.m. on July 9 and 10. Admission is free and a portion of the artists’ sales go to the restoration of the Carriage Barn, which was designed and built by architect Cass Gilbert. For more information, visit


Summer Theatre of New Canaan will add Cinderella, in a new musical adaptation, to the rotating schedule of Theater for a Young Audience shows running weekends this summer through Aug. 9. Performances begin July 3 and tickets are $22, available at or by calling 203-966-4634.

The show is having its Connecticut premier, with book by Melody Meitrott Libonati, music by David Hancock Turner and lyrics by Libonati and Turner.

The Young Audience series also includes Charlotte’s Web and The Wizard of Oz 2015; the main production of the season is the musical Legally Blonde. A Night of Stars in Concert, to benefit education programming, will take place Monday, July 27; patron tickets, with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., are $125. Show-only tickets for the 7:30 performance by current and past stars of Summer Theatre and Broadway are $35-$40.

Fare Thee Well

It’s the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary year and the occasion for the Fare The Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead. The band’s four original members: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will be joined by Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby.

Fans can see a livestream of the July 3, 4 and 5 concerts at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne, 70 Sanford Street. The concerts start at 8 and doors will open at 7; tickets are $10 or $25 for a three-night package. For reservations, visit or call 203-259-1036.

Rock ‘n’ Roots Revival

Leading up to the town fireworks display will be the Redding Rock ‘n’ Roots Revival on Saturday, July 4, from 3 to 9:45 p.m. at the Lonetown Farm & Museum, 43 Lonetown Road (Route 107), Redding Center.  There will be musical performances by Andy Powell, Yippee Coyote, Christopher Teal Davis, Fred Ball and more; food vendors; and children’s activities.

Admission is $15, $10 for students and seniors; children under 12 will be admitted free. The raindate is July 5. For more information, call 203-788-1805.

Seaside Center series

Deep-sea scientist Dr. Craig McClain will be the guest speaker at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center on Sunday, July 5, at 2. There will be family activities from 1:30 to 4. Dr. McClain’s  topic will be An Empire Lacking Food: The Astonishing Existence of Life on the Deep Seafloor, launching Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series.

The program is free; the Seaside Center is in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. For complimentary entry to the park for the event, call Cynthia Ehlinger by July 2 at 203-413-6756 or email [email protected]

And coming up…

The Yonder Mountain String Band, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass music, will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, on Wednesday, July 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47 and $37; for reservations, visit or call 203-438-5795.

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The Nichols Garden Club in Trumbull will have its Secret Garden Tour on Thursday, July 9, from 4 p.m. to dusk. Five gardens will be open to guests, with refreshments at each site. Tickets are $20 until July 4 and $25 on the day of the tour, which begins at The Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull. For tickets, call 203-381-0583.

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There will be Good Vibrations at the Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala on Thursday, July 9, starting with an open bar, dinner-by-the-bite, a Hopkins Vineyard wine tasting, silent and live auctions and live music by Carly & Eliza starting at 6 p.m. A live auction and show will follow around 8 p.m., when the Beach Boys take the stage. Tickets are $155; for availability, visit or call 203-438-5795.

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[email protected], Stamford’s summer outdoor concert series, will kick off on Thursday, July 9, with Michael Franti and Spearhead. The Stamford Downtown Special Services District sponsors the series at Columbus Park. Entrance fee is $10 (early arrivers, 5-6 p.m., $5); people must be 21 to enter after 7 p.m. All entry is through a single main entrance on Main Street, just east of Clark and Lower Summer streets. Concerts continue through Aug. 13. For more information, visit

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New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris, author of Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, will be at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Write Yourself Free’s Patrick McCord. For information, visit or call 203-291-4800.