It was the first time in 16 years of putting together Easter baskets for charity that Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) has done so with snow on the ground, said member Mandy Monaco, but that did not stop members from creating and delivering 180 Easter baskets, over a five-hour period, Thursday, March 21.
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 at MusicForNewtown.org. The auction site is already live for anyone who wants to look around, read descriptions and start planning their bidding strategy.
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.
Course instruction will be given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Registration is $65 before April 10, $70 after, and is open to individuals who are 12 years and older. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served.
Yoga Dimensions will host a special yoga workshop on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 3 pm, to benefit the Women’s Center in Danbury. The Heart Opener Workshop will be led by yoga teacher Kristi Gunnershaug, with studio space provided by Lynda Weber, owner of Yoga Dimensions, at 87 South Main Street in Newtown.
The Heart Opener Workshop is a two-hour Vinyasa-style class designed to open one's heart physically and emotionally with faith and trust. The suggested class donation is $40. All proceeds will go to the Women’s Center.
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 -- is slowly but surely increasing town awareness about being earth-friendly and community minded.
To help raise additional awareness, the group is launching a T-shirt design contest.