I cannot drink ginger ale without having a flashback to my childhood. Every stomach virus that came along found me and/or my sisters swaddled in blankets on the couch, in front of the television, a glass of ginger ale close by. I don’t think my mother was aware of the medicinal properties attributed to the gnarly rhizome, and I’m not sure how much ginger is actually in a glass of ginger ale, but it seemed to do the trick. It kept us hydrated and was one of the few things that our tender tummies were able to tolerate in times of illness.
The April meeting of the Newtown Genealogy Club will be held in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 7 pm.
This month’s guest speaker is Laura G. Prescott. She is a professional researcher, writer and speaker.
Originally from Charleston, W.V., she has lived in New England for over 35 years. Before starting her own research business in 2005, she worked for the New England Historical Genealogical Society for 7 years.
Sir Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a “perfect” society.
On Monday, April 8, Newtown Historical Society will host a program by Gordon Williams about just that subject. “All This And Heaven Too” will looking at many attempts by others to create their own utopias here on earth,
The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on April 12.
Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:30.
Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes. Dinner items and homemade baked goods are available for purchase, and free coffee is served.
Admission is $17 per person, which covers all regular and some special games.
Richard Louv will present the program “Peace And The Natural World: The Restorative Power of Nature Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play” twice on April 5, offering early afternoon and evening options for residents.