Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country’s most passionate music preservationist as Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook returns to PBS for its star-studded, three-part season on Friday, April 5. The series, which debuted in October 2010 and is produced by Newtown resident and multiple Emmy Award winner Amber Edwards, has taken viewers on a dynamic road trip through the glorious history of American song by the acclaimed musician and five-time Grammy-nominated vocalist.
Newtown’s Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Books Heals Hearts program, which was created in the wake of 12/14 to help the community grieve and heal, has proven itself to be an effective and useful resource for a community dealing with tragedy.
The program privately funded through donations of materials and money provides books, CDs, coloring books, and audio tapes, which people can take free of charge from the library.
Unlike circulated materials, there is no expectation or requirement to return these items. The materials are displayed on two desks in the main entrance and on top of bookshelves in the children’s section.
Spring has returned, which means The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be begin meeting outdoors again. The club will be at The Pleasance from 3-5 pm on Saturday, March 30. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi, hoops, staff, diabolo, and other instruments.
Music For Newtown, an online auction of items from artists familiar in the worlds of pop, country and rock, begins this afternoon. The auction of CDs and vinyl albums, guitars, publicity photos, concert and show tickets, and other rare music-related offerings goes live at 3 pm EST.
The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will hold its next gathering from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, March 23, at Reed Intermediate School. All ages are welcome, free of charge, to join club members to learn how to juggle or improve skills they already possess.
The March meeting of The Garden Club of Newtown will feature Kerry Ann Mendez with a program on flowering shrubs, at Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 26. Kerry Ann Mendez describes her business, Perennially Yours, located in Ballston Spa, N.Y., as "'dedicated to teaching...
Now in its sixth year, the Newtown Earth Day Festival -- taking place this year on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am until 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School -- continues to increase town awareness about being earth-friendly and community minded. To help raise additional awareness festival organizers have launched a T-shirt design contest.
Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.