Last week’s Bee carried the obituary of Edgar Beers, an active and long-time supporter of many Newtown organizations.
I had the privilege of serving with Edgar on the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and, what few people know, is that shortly before his retirement, he made an important gift to the Edmond Town Hall. There was little fanfare about the gift except for a mention in the minutes and a letter of appreciation sent to him by the board and excerpted below:
We at SEP would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the entire Newtown community and especially the Edmond Town Hall and Board of Managers. After four years away, we chose to bring our productions home to Newtown. The enthusiasm and support we received was heartwarming and affirmed that the Edmond Town Hall is truly a world class center for the performing arts. The Board of Managers was always available to support every need and was instrumental in bringing this show successfully to the stage.
The film starring Chris Evens, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, and Anthony Mackie, et al, is being featured daily, July 11–16, at the theater within the historic building at 45 Main Street.
This story has been updated to reflect totals as of Monday, December 16.
A Giving Tree stands in the Edmond Town Hall lobby this year. Promoting the tree that is intended to benefit community members in need, the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and the Newtown Prevention Council staff promoted the tree earlier this week. The council is the inaugural Giving Tree sponsor.
After moving to Newtown 20 years ago, we were delighted to discover the Friends of Music concerts at Edmond Town Hall. World-class classical music, right here on Main Street, and very affordable. This Sunday afternoon at 3, come enjoy the performance of Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, along with Ettore Causa, who is on the faculty of the Yale School of Music.
A Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally for increased gun control drew several hundred people to the plaza in front of Edmond Town Hall on Friday morning. Organizers and attendees stopped for a moment of silence at 9:30, listening to the church bells of Trinity Episcopal Church and Newtown Congregational Church during the press conference.
The Al Hedaya Islamic Center in Newtown will host its first conference event on Sunday, May 12. The program, “Tragedy, Trials & Tribulations: The Grace in Calamities,” will be divided in a number of segments, with the first part of the day taking place at Edmond Town Hall and the later portion to be held at The Al Hedaya Islamic Center.
Treehouse Comedy Productions will present "Stand Up For Newtown," a comedy show at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, June 7. Showtime is 9 pm, and admission is free for Newtown residents, teachers and school faculty, and first responders.
Only 400 free tickets were initially available for the show.
In a major effort to educate the public on the importance of linking data together regarding 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence and their association with psychiatric drugs, a national parent rights organization, Ablechild, will host a forum on mental health and the importance of informed consent.