• Rotary Preparing For Largest Annual Fundraiser: Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic

    TRUMBULL — The Rotary Club of Newtown will present The Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic at Tashua Knolls Golf Club on Monday, September 14. The event will feature a BBQ lunch, shotgun scramble followed by dinner and cocktails, along with a live auction and raffle.

    Cost is $190 per golfer, or $760 per foursome.

    Registration will open at 10:15 am at Tashua Knolls Golf Club & Restaurant. Players can use the practice range until 11:30, when lunch will be served. Scramble start will follow.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.

  • Genealogy Club Schedules First Program-Meeting Of The Season

    The first meeting of the new season of the Genealogy Club of Newtown will take place at the C.H. Booth Memorial Library, 25 Main Street, Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm, in the Meeting Room.

    Guest speaker is Philip Hayes, “The Digital Genealogist,” speaking on “Evernote — Your Genealogy Research Assistant.” Light refreshments will be served. Those with questions or problems are encouraged to come at 6:45 pm for help from others in the club.  

  • Birds Of Prey To Visit For Town And Country Garden Club Program

    On Wednesday, September 9, The Town and Country Garden Club will present their first program of the season.

    This month’s guest will be Mary-Beth Kaeser from Horizon Wings. Located in Ashford, Horizon Wings is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey.

    Ms Kaeser will be bringing a variety of birds to discuss, including a peregrine falcon, a red tailed hawk, and two types of owls. 

  • In A Pickle Over How To Exercise? Try Pickleball

    Athletes ranging in age from preteens to 60-somethings were on the courts at Treadwell Park getting a fun-filled taste of an unfamiliar yet intriguing game, on September 1: They were learning and playing a scaled down variation of tennis known as pickleball.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC Saturday

    The 26th season of Saturday Pasta Dinners at Newtown United Methodist Church will open on September 5 the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook.

    The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner is served from 5 to 7:30 pm with donation being $10, $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children. Gift certificates are available.

  • 9/11 Tribute Ride Rolls Through Newtown

    Among the hundreds of riders passing through several Fairfield County towns including Newtown on Sunday was one man with a fist raised as he passed under the raised flag on South Main Street.

  • Public Comment Sought; Community Center Planning Has Been ‘Cautious’

    After several months of meetings, the Community Center Commission is “still being very cautious and not voicing too much of an opinion” about specific ideas for the facility’s use, said Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure.

    The group awaits feedback from the public, for which there are several upcoming opportunities, including a survey, and open forums, he said.

  • Town Players Notes: ‘Bus Stop’ Opens Friday, ‘Murder’ Auditions Next Week

    Brian DeToma is directing the next production at The Little Theater, Bus Stop. In William Inge’s drama, a busload of passengers find respite from a storm as well as friendship and romance.

  • EverWonder September Events Begin Friday

    EverWonder Children’s Museum is pleased to announce its calendar for September 2015, which includes events for the entire family.

    *Friday, September 4, all day — Make Your Own Pinwheel.

    Decorate and assemble your own pinwheel to bring home. Guests will learn about the concepts of wind energy and design through making their own pinwheel in the EverWonder classroom.

    *Wednesday, September 9, all day — Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.