Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity is hoping to see plenty of young costumed residents this weekend, during The Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk. This year’s event will be Saturday, October 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Nearly two deozen downtown merchants — all located within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Washington Avenue-Riverside Road-Glen Road intersection — will be ready to open their decorated located and share treats with kids dressed in costume. For the second time this month, the business organization will also be hosting a collection for FAITH Food Pantry.
Have you got a problem horse? Or do you simply want to better educate yourself and your mount on all things equestrian? Then join Dan James, an internationally renowned horse trainer and clinician, at workshops to be held at The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard. A Ground Control Clinic will be offered Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9; and A Body Control Basics Under Saddle Clinic will follow on Monday and Tuesday, November 10-11.
The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard invites all equestrians to participate in its Annual Fall Trail Ride. Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, the annual ride will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 noon. The ride is on beautiful trails that cover more than 80 acres in Newtown. It begins at the Horse Guard facility, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills. There are no water crossings.
Newtown Bridge Club will be closed Tuesday, October 21, and Wednesday, October 22, due to a regional bridge tournament in Danbury. The club regularly meets on Mondays at 1 pm, Tuesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, and Wednesdays at 10 am.
Newtown’s third annual Walk 4 Water will be take place Sunday, October 19, at Fairfield Hills, from 10 am to noon. Meet at Keating Farms Avenue. All ages are invited to participate in a three-mile walk simulating the daily trip African families must make to retrieve clean water. Later on Sunday, the annual CROP WALK -- which this year is also focusing on issues of clean water for drinking, bathing, and more -- will also take place.
The Stony Hill Four Corners Association along with its participating Hawleyville merchants are sponsoring a Halloween Breakfast Sunday, October 26, from 9 am to noon, at the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department headquarters, 59 Stony Hill Road in Bethel.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will host Charles Ray demonstrating painting of a cloudscape in acrylic on Wednesday, October 22, at 1:30 pm. The program will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.
Newtown Kindness is set to host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to celebrate the first year of the Charlotte’s Litter program. The event will take place near the Where Angels Play playground that was built to honor Charlotte Bacon, near the intersection of Captain Thomas Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. The event will celebrate the first-year program results of the Charlotte’s Litter program in recognition of the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.
A bonfire and hayride with the Newtown Newcomers & Neighbors (NNN) originally scheduled for October 4 was rained out. The event, which is open to the public, was rescheduled for Sunday, October 19, at 5:30 pm. It will take place at Castle Hill Farm, 40 Sugar Lane. Refreshments will be offered; BYOB. Cost is $10 per nonmember family, which will be credited toward new membership for those who decide to join the club.
As a collaboration between the Newtown and Bethel Chambers of Commerce, an Oktoberfest after hours event is being hosted Wednesday, October 29, at My Place Restaurant, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Local business professionals are invited to join chambers for this festive celebration. Those who attend will have the opportunity to mingle and network with other business professionals in the newly renovated, private room at the restaurant. In true Oktoberfest fashion, guests will be sampling beer based off the original recipe for King Ludwig’s royal wedding in 1810, the genesis of today’s Oktoberfest celebrations.