The Binky Patrol of Monroe-Trumbull is planning for its third Binkathon, during which members and the public will create a large number of small blankets for children. Binky Patrol is a national nonprofit organization that makes and gives “binkies,” or comforting blankets, to children in need. Binky Patrol’s mission is to make blankets for babies born HIV positive and drug-addicted, children up for adoption or foster care due to drug/physical abuse in the home, and other children in need of comfort. Blankets go to critically ill and traumatized children, up to 18 years of age. In order to make a four-hour Binkathon in March a success, the local chapter is hoping people will be able to donate some fleece.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces a few upcoming events, all open to the public and all free of charge: healing guided meditation, a discussion on transcranial magnetic stimulation, and a painting and pizza party.
Friday, February 13, is “Everybody Loves Bingo Night” at St Rose Bingo. All ages are invited to celebrate their love of the games at a special night of Bingo fun and cash prizes. The evening will also feature a complimentary raffle with Valentines and Bingo-themed prizes.
When the curtain rises on Center Stage Theatre’s production of "Man of La Mancha" this weekend, it will be the fifth time in 15 years that Newtown’s Brett Boles, who will play Don Quixote, and Shelton’s Mia Scarpa, who will play Aldonza, have shared the stage together. Performances continue weekends at the Shelton theater until February 15.
A Newtown woman’s gingerbread lighthouse is the sixth place winner in the “Festival of Lighthouses Contest” at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Donna Kern Ball finished “in the money” for the fourth straight year, taking home $150 for her “Gingerbread – Man – Kind” lighthouse. Her 2014-15 entry was a large round beacon of white frosting, festooned on multiple levels with gingerbread figures, gingerbread hearts, candy canes, ribbon candy and peppermints. Painstaking pipings of frosting on the gingerbread figures cast them in all sorts of professions: sailor, musician, athlete, firefighter and others.
The sixth season of the Connecticut Public Television series "All Things Connecticut" has been running since January 8, and the next episode should offer Newtown and Sandy Hook residents a very familiar location.
Sabrina’s Encore Productions, LLC will present its winter series of shows at Edmond Town Hall the weekend of Friday through Sunday, January 30-February 1. Three separate casts will bring to life Disney’s "Cinderella Kids," Saturday at 1 pm and Sunday at 2 pm; "Fame Jr," Saturday at 4 pm and Sunday at 5 pm; and "Company, A Musical Comedy," Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.
UPDATE: C.H. Booth Library is closed today due to Winter Storm Juno, so this program has been cancelled. || The next meeting of The Garden Club of Newtown will feature Judy Grabarz, owner of Newtown Florist, with an informative and inspiring presentation entitled “Demystifying Flower Arrangements.” Ms Grabarz and the club will be at C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, January 27. The program will begin at 1 pm.
Newtown Bridge Club will host a new session of lessons for players who would like to improve their bridge game on Mondays from 9:30 to noon beginning January 26 at the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Station. Easybridge!2 is a weekly series short 20-25 minute lessons followed by two hours of play. The lessons present a variety of topics in modern bidding, declarer play and defense. The material is appropriate for anyone who has had a beginning bridge class and for experienced bridge players.
Newtown artist Joan Zagrobelny, a new member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, has work on exhibit in the annual New Members Show at Silvermine Arts Center. Ms Zagrobelny’s ceramic sculptures “twist and move as if to push past obstacles that block their growth. The pieces explore harmony and balance,” according to gallery publicist Gwen North Reiss. The exhibition, which includes works by ten additional artists, is on view until February 15.