Fall — the air gets crisper, the days shorter, we finish up projects started in the spring and prepare for new ones. We harvest the fruits of summer’s heat — apples and mums, pumpkins and corn.

Eight Madison Art Society artists are featuring their paintings at Friends & Company Restaurant, 11 Boston Post Road, Madison through Oct. 18. On Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3-6 p.m. each artist will paint en plein air outside the restaurant and do a painting demonstration. (Rain date Sept. 20)

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Editor’s note: The Chef Truck-Hungry Planet's "I Can't Believe It's the End of Summer" plant-based food event scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30 has been postponed due to an unforseen scheduling conflict. Contact thecheftruck@gmail.com to be included in the announcement of the new date and time.

OK. So now that I’ve got your attention, have no fear. There’s nothing wrong with the four-wheeled, all-American icon. It’s all according to plan.

While I-Park might sound like some kind of mobile app for city parking, it’s actually an artists-in-residence program, both open-air and in-studio, offering fully funded three- to four-week residencies in visual arts and other art disciplines on its 450-acre campus in East Haddam.

My last article for the series Fitness Friday focused on changing up your exercise routine by challenging yourself to get out of your fitness routine, such as attending a group exercise class.

These are tumultuous times of staggering transition. We are being called to open our minds and hearts to change. Our routines and ways of being in the world have been uprooted. We need to find newer ways to recharge, focus and still draw joy from our days. Here are a few suggestions:

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With so much uncertainty still lingering with kids going back to school, and if school’s do ring their welcome bells, it’s already been established that schools will be delayed until after Labor Day this year.

Netflix’s new reality series “Indian Matchmaking” follows an elite Indian matchmaker Sima Taparia as she travels back and forth across the United States and India to help Indian singles find their future spouse.

The gals from the “Baby-Sitters Club” are reporting for duty in Netflix's new series, based on the popular children's books.

Back in the day, Cadillac was considered the “Standard of the World.” It was not only an acknowl-edgement of the superior quality of the car, but the brand’s recognized stature in the global market, as well.

I’m lucky because I have always enjoyed exercise. I became a group fitness instructor back when high impact aerobics was actually a competitive sport! Crazy, right?!

From Mark Twain’s House to the New England Air Museum and the Glass House in New Canaan, here’s some ideas for day trips.

After spending all this time isolating at home, some of us are chomping at the bit to get back to working out more consistently. There are definitely some important things to consider and put into practice to make the most of your time working out.