• Newtown To Appoint A Poet Laureate; Arts Commission Seeking Applicants

    The Board of Selectman has created the volunteer post of Poet Laureate and has asked The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission to recruit, screen and recommend a final candidate. The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1.

  • Guest Artist To Critique For SCAN, July 8 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have Peter Seltzer conducting a critique of paintings by members during its next meeting, on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:30 pm, The program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. It is not necessary to be a member of SCAN to attend. Admission is free.

  • Four Homes, Three Gardens: Historical Society House & Garden Tour Returning June 28

    The 19th Newtown Historical Society House and Garden Tour, featuring four unique homes and three hidden gardens in Newtown and Sandy Hook, will take place Sunday, June 28. Ticket holders will be welcome to visit the seven properties between 11 am and 5 pm, rain or shine.

  • Unwind Your Imagination With Duct Tape Crafts

    C.H. Booth Library will host another Duct Tape Projects workshop with Katie Stevenson, Tuesday, July 14, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The workshop is for students in grades 5-12, and registration is requesteed. There is a $6 supply fee, payable the day of the program.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Returning June 28

    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 on June 28.

  • Town Players, Other Local Theaters Hosting Auditions

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for "Bus Stop" by William Inge, to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, 7-9 pm each night. Brian DeToma will direct the production, which is scheduled to run weekends in September. In addition, Sherman Players and TheatreWorks New Milford have audition sessions planned within the next few weeks.

  • Christensen Celebrated With Posthumous Exhibition

    More than 25 paintings by the late Elizabeth “Betty” Christensen are on display at Newtown Municipal Center through July 31 during the center’s regular hour. A resident of Newtown for more than 60 years, Mrs Christenson died March 30, 2015, less than two weeks before her 100th birthday. The exhibit has been curated by members of The Society of Creative Arts in Newtown (SCAN), of which Mrs Christensen was an active member. It has been facilitated by members of Walnut Tree Community Church, where Mrs Christensen was an original member.

  • Talarino Named Flagpole Photo Club Lifetime Member

    Jim Talarino of Newtown was honored on June 18, during the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club’s final meeting of the 2014-15 season. Mr Talarino has been an integral part of the club for over 25 years serving in many capacities including president, vice president, judging coordinator, and hospitality chairman.

  • NCAC Arts Grants Competition Announced

    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 Parish Carnival Opens Tonight, Continues To June 27

    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.