The Farmers’ Almanac tells us the full moon that rose March 26 was 2013’s Full Worm Moon. It reached its peak at 5:27 am this morning. According to another trusted source, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are reminded that the Native Americans, who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States, kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full moons. Each full moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred. The Full Worm Moon celebrates the time with the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This month’s moon is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins (although local maple enthusiasts have already been busy for a number of weeks, judging from the buckets affixed to trees in the area).
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 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.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have an oil painting demonstration by Carol Reeves on Wednesday, March 27, at 1:30 pm. Her subject will be a floral. The program is open to the public and will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meetin...