The Connecticut Master Chorale, under the direction of Tina Johns Heidrich, will present a concert featuring The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins on Sunday, March 3, at 3 pm, at St Rose of Lima Church.
When Ms Heidrich chose the new Jenkins creation over a year ago to be the centerpiece of this March concert, she had no way to know how especially poignant and meaningful it would turn out to be for the community at this time.
They gathered around the dining room table. Bowls of pretzels and popcorn tempted Grace, Shawn, and Maggie Kuhling, Isabella Wakeman, Isabella’s Chinese guest, Brenda, Matthew Jaeger, Grace Howgego, and Zach Fuchs, all students of Lorraine Hurley’s “Hurley’s Kitchen” children’s cooking school on South Main Street. The young people, instead of snatching up handfuls of the snacks, were partaking of the after school treat in an unusual manner on Thursday afternoon, February 21.
With a photo of a smiling Charlotte Bacon displayed at the front of the room and the words, “Happy birthday Charlotte, remember forever,” the first night to honor students entered into the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards tooko place Friday, February 22, at HealingNewtown Art Space.
The day would have been Charlotte’s seventh birthday, and, in honor of her, other children were recognized for their kindness.
(This is the sixth installation of a series of stories that share with Newtown Bee readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures on behalf of our town.)
The Newtown High School Winter Guard will have its next bottle and can drive this weekend, at three locations. Team mom Robin Allen called this week to let us know, however, that this weekend’s collection will run for two hours instead of the regular three. Team members and parents will be set up at the parking lots of Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School on Saturday from 10 am until noon. They will be thrilled with any donation of clean, returnable cans and bottles.
Occupation: I am the founder and artistic director of Stray Kats Theatre, and an actress. I have been known to write professionally, scripts, mostly. I tend to conquer goals and then move on! I’m also the coordinator of workshops for the new HealingNewtown Arts Space. We have workshops there coming up on sound circles, drum circles, clay workshops, murals, with music and art therapists, and lots of other subjects. There’s something for all ages, and currently, all of the classes are offered for free.
DANBURY — While we may not have seen the worst of winter yet, the board of directors at Ives Concert Park already is looking ahead to next summer. The outdoor concert venue on the Western Connecticut State University westside campus in Danbury has, since 1975, hosted an impressive array of classic rockers, up-and-coming indie artists, country crooners, and more. Now, thanks to a new partnership with New York City-based promoter The Bowery Presents, Ives Concert Park will be able to offer an even more impressive array of performers for its Summer Concert Series.
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and The Connecticut Office of the Arts, have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street (next to Caraluzzi’s).
As part of the HealingNewtown Through the Power of the Arts, the following workshops and special events have been scheduled, all to be at The Arts Space.
Connectologie LLC, an event production company based in Newtown, will host its semi-annual children’s fair on Sunday, March 10. The event, for kids of all ages and their parents, will run from 11 am to 4 pm at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.