The next meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm, at C.H. Booth Library. The guest speaker will be Toni McKeen, with “Tips & Tricks for Using Ancestry.com Successfully."
Sandy Hook Promise will host a special presentation, "Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective," on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm at Congregation Adath Israel. The lecture will consist of presentations by four panelists: two Tibetan Buddhist lamas (teachers) involved as chaplains and in chaplaincy training, and two students of Buddhism with extensive personal and/or professional experience in dealing with violence and its aftereffects.
The Sandy-Hook based Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers (LOF) hit the slopes on Tuesday, February 26 at Mt. Southington.
The skiers and LOF volunteers had a “great” afternoon, said Leaps of Faith President Joel Zeisler. “This snow ski clinic was our most successful event to date.” Attendance was sold out, and children, adults, and veterans with disabilities learned to ski.
Organizers Missy Santos, left, and Aly Montague coordinated a February 23 event at Edmond Town Hall that raised about $4,300 toward the eventual purchase of granite benches for a memorial to honor the 26 people who died on 12/14 at Sandy Hook School.
EverWonder Children’s Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiming to open a children’s museum in Newtown, will provide free programming from April through August at a temporary facility located at 31 Peck’s Lane.
The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and other creative mediums such as music, art, theater, dance, and more.
A community desire to lift up the families of Newtown has brought children’s museums throughout the state and region together to offer a series of free programs titled “Museums. Love. Newtown.” at C.H. Booth Library.
Noah Burhance, a Newtown resident who attends The Kent School, worked with fellow members of the independent boarding school's REACH Club to create and sell a T-shirt to show support for his hometown following 12/14.