CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Migration time for hawks and shorebirds

Both Hammonasset and Bluff Point state parks offer excellent birding during migration

Rick's List - Almost-November of My Years Edition

Sage views aging through prism of a Sinatra masterpiece

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Pentatonix — Dec. 7, 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45, $65

XSCAP3, Blackstreet — Nov. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $68-$158

Adam Lambert — Dec. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $60-$85

Max Creek — Dec. 6 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

The Hackensaw Boys — Nov. 1 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $32

Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Keith Staten, more — Nov. 21 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $22.50-$99.50

Maria Bamford — Dec. 13 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $35-$40

 

 

DEAR ABBY

Your stars Sept. 22

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