A special guest will be on hand at the All Hands In traditional song and dance event scheduled for Friday, March 22, from 6 to 10 pm, at the HealingNewtown Arts Space, 5 Queen Street. Therapy dog Willow, afemale white Standard Poodle owned by Alison Kelley, a member of The Johnson Girls & Friends, will be available to offer comfort from 6 to 7 pm, and following the community dance.
Okay, March. Time to forget that “coming in like a lion” stuff and move on to the “out like a lamb” part. I’m in great need of some greenery, and I sure don’t think those daffodil buds are happy about layers of snow and ice to celebrate the first day of spring.
The organizing committee for the Great Newtown Reunion, billed as an “all-classes inclusive” homecoming welcoming anyone ever involved with the local public or private school system, will be held on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
The site has already proven to be viable and accessible for events including a town arts festival, the town’s tercentennial celebration, the annual Relays For Life, and numerous other community events.
NEW YORK CITY — Beth Bogdan, the senior director of artistic relations for Republic Records, usually spends her days handling itineraries, calendars, and travel issues for “a certain number of artists on the label,” she said earlier this week.
The Beloved Book Group Gals book club of Newtown was pleased to host not only its regular membership, Tuesday, March 6, but also two special guests. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra joined the group in learning firsthand from Beth Howard the art of pie making — and life.
Occupation: I’m a psychiatrist, and I’m the founder and director of the Unity Project, a resiliency building program for children and teenagers. Currently, the Unity Project is in its second phase at Newtown High School. I’ve run trauma programs for the State Department in the Balkans, I’ve developed a program in New York City following 9/11, and have worked in New Orleans and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. The last few years I have been in Uganda, working with child soldiers.
There is a pretty impressive set of ears on Tess Guiser, the canine star playing the part of Toto in the upcoming Newtown Middle School production of The Wizard of Oz.(She’s a Papillon, which is French for butterfly, if that gives you an idea.) But don’t be confused during the play, once Dorothy gets swept to Oz — Tess takes a break and lets another “pooch” pose as Toto. The Wizard of Oz is scheduled for performances at 7 pm, March 15 and 16, and a 2 pm performance on March 17.
Anyone who can pick out a blue baseball cap with white stitching that says “Patriots” from the mass of 15,000 runners expected for Sunday’s New York City Half Marathon may be looking at a Sandy Hook resident who will be running that morning. The blue and white cap is Catherine Galda’s signature running hat, she says, and it will be in its place and ready to run once more in just a few days.