In response to 12/14, a community of professional musicians from Newtown and surrounding areas have been rehearsing for a pair of special memorial and fundraising concerts to be performed at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, March 3.
Two performances are planned, at 2 and 4 pm. Tickets are $15.
Upstate New York musician James Keneally is organizing the event, which will raise funds for the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.
Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, will host its next Bingo event on Sunday, March 24.
Doors open at 4:30, and games begin promptly at 5. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Coffee is free.
A few changes have been made for the next afternoon of games: while there still be the chance to win big cash prizes, organizers have reduced the total number of games played in order to reduce total playing time. Organizers have also changed some of the games so that a winner can be found faster.
Monroe Police Department Officers Todd Keeping and Mike Panza have been nominated for The Good Egg Award, and I say they fit the (duck) bill. Both officers are stationed at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, and both have been supplying students with smiles by way of rubber ducks.
Since the early 1990s Sliabh Notes, the beloved trio from Ireland's Sliabh Luachra (Irish Gaelic for "Mountain of Rushes"), a geographically small and musically mighty region in the southwest of the country, has been bringing the distinctive music of their native place to a worldwide audience.
On Saturday, March 9, at 8 pm, Sliabh Notes will return to Newtown Meeting House for another concert in the regular series presented by Fairfield County's own Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society. This will be their fourth visit to Newtown.
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.