Newtown Cultural Arts Commission announces its annual grant competition for 2015. The commission will award up to $1,000 to a Newtown artist and up to $1,000 to a Newtown arts organization. The grant application deadline is August 7.
St Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown will host annual carnival on the parish grounds, 46 Church Hill Road, Tuesday, June 23, through Saturday, June 27. As in past years, the popular carnival will feature rides and games by Stewart Amusement, from 6 to 10:30 pm each evening.
The Hawley School PTA is sponsoring a free event for children on Wednesday, June 24. Timed to coincide with the Board of Education meeting also taking place that evening, children K-6 will be welcomed at NYA Sports & Fitness Center from 6 to 9:30 pm. Parents can drop their children off at NYA, 4 Primrose Street, before heading to the meeting at Newtown High School. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30.
Newtown Youth & Family Services is expanding the availability of its Job Bank. The NYFS Job Bank is now available to the entire Newtown and Sandy Hook community. The job bank consists of local young adults, ages 13-17, who have gone through the process of completing an application, interview, and short training, and are ready and willing to work.
Connecticut author Sarah Darer Littman is returning this summer for C.H. Booth Library’s Creative Writing Summer Camp for young adults, as part of the year-round peer group for passionate young writers at the library. This summer, camp will meet on Thursdays, June 25, July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Rising Grades 6 and 7 will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and rising Grades 8 and 9, from 6 to 8 pm.
The next monthly Saturday Night Open Mic will be Saturday, June 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church. The featured musical guest this month will be vocalist Amy Anyoha, who has performed at previous open mic nights.
The Farmer’s Market at Fairfield Hills, launched originally as Sandy Hook Organic Farmer’s Market, will open for its 13th season Tuesday, June 23. Newtown’s organic and CT Grown farmer’s market featuring heirloom vegetables, flowers baked goods and much more will continue weekly, 2-6 pm rain or shine, through October.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown welcome James Grashow, who will be talking and demonstrating about his work, at Newtown Meeting House on Wednesday, June 24. The free program will begin at 1:30 pm.
Witness for yourself the inspired lunacy of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" like never before, when Edmond Town Hall Theatre hosts the return of the Sunday Cinema Series. Introduced in 2014 and featuring classic films — all from 1939, “The Greatest Year in Film” — the Sunday series returns this year with occasional screenings of films that are equally classic in their own right. On Sunday, June 28, attendees will be treated to a 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python’s first full-length film, shown in its highest definition ever.
The Jones Factor will perform in the Alexandria Room of Newtown’s Edmond Town Hall as part of the Town Hall Music Series. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, at 8 pm. Drawing on the incredible talents of nine world-class musicians, The Jones Factor was founded in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli.