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  • NUMC Pasta Project & Coffeehouse This Weekend, And Beyond

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on May 2 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. It will be the penultimate dinner of the 2014-15 season, which has been marking 25 years of food and community fellowship. It will not, as organizers had feared earlier this year, be one of the final NUMC Pasta Project dinners. Three members of the church have stepped up to continue running the monthly dinners, and another member has volunteered to take care of coordinating the coffeehouse.

  • Newtown Reads! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    C.H. Booth Library announces the selection of "The Guernsey Literary and Social Potato Peel Pie Society" as the 2015 Newtown Reads! book.

  • Training Day May 30 For LOF Adaptive Skiers; Registration Required By May 15

    The Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its annual Adaptive Water Sports Training Day for volunteers on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at 90 Housatonic Drive on Lake Zoar. Individuals 16 years of age or older are welcome to join the event, which will provide instruction on new adaptive training techniques, standard safety protocols, best practice, and working with individuals with disabilities on the water, and is essential to ensure staff and volunteers are prepared. Registration is required, and must be done by May 15.

  • Newtown Autism Concert To Feature YouTube Phenom Jodi DiPiazza

    Families United in Newtown (FUN) will present its third annual autism awareness-raising concert, “Celebrating Movie Music,” on Saturday, May 16, at 6 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street. This year’s concert theme involves popular movie tunes spanning the decades, and will welcome headliner and YouTube sensation Jodi DiPiazza. The Newtown concert will also feature the Newtown High School Chamber Choir and other special guests including several of the community’s gifted performers, some of whom are also on the autism spectrum.

  • Pony Rides For A Purpose, Sunday

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will host the third annual Pony Rides For A Purpose at its Fairfield Hills headquarters, 4 Wildlife Drive, on Sunday, May 3, from 11 am to 4 pm. Join 2GHG for a festive day in remembrance of the life of Jessica Rekos with pony rides from 11 am to 3 pm, visitors from the Beardsley Zoo, LCC K9 comfort dogs Maggie, Addie, Lydia and Lily, juggling by members of The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club, arts and crafts, a bake sale, live music in the afternoon, face painting, a silent auction, raffles, and more.

  • Resident's Art To Be Featured In Westport Exhibition

    Newtown resident and artist Jim Chillington will have his work featured in the next exhibition at the Westport location of Rockwell Art & Framing. “Plein Air Now & Then” will open on Thursday, May 7, with a reception from 5 to 8 pm. Paintings in this show will feature a number of Mr Chillington’s scenes from the area, including Newtown. Guests can enjoy have food and drink, and meet the artist. The show will remain on view until early August.

  • Using Logic In Genealogy

    The next meeting of The Genealogy Club of Newtown will be on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 pm, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 pm. Guest speaker for May will be Priscilla Wismar, who will speak on “Using Logic in Genealogy While Thinking Outside the Box.”

  • May 3 Celebration Planned For ‘Spring Is In The Air’ At Avancé Day Spa

    Avancè Day Spa and AIR Gallery have partnered to present “Spring Is In The Air,” a colorful show in the tranquil and gracious spa setting of Avancè, within Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street. The collection is on view until May 11, with works by featured artists Vibeke Dressler, Heidrun Morgan, Joan Pollak, Joanne Miller Rafferty and Laura Wilk. In addition, a special afternoon celebration is being planned for Sunday, May 3. From 2 to 4 pm, Avancé will host its annual spring open house. The public is invited to stop in to view the exhibition, enjoy complimentary chair massages, and receive a spa products gift bag. There will also be plenty of refreshments, and local musician Jim Allyn will be performing.

  • Horse Guard Annual Spring Trail Ride, Optional Obstacle Course, May 2

    If you ever wanted to ride the scenic trails of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, this is your chance. The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard’s Annual Spring Trail Ride and Optional Obstacle Course will take place on Saturday, May 2, and run from 9 am to noon (rain date, Saturday May 9). The trail begins at the Horse Guard facility located at 4 Wildlife Drive. Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, a 501(c)(3) organization, the Spring Trail Ride and Optional Obstacle Course is an equestrian favorite. This year’s trial will not include water crossings.

  • Tools Of Their Trade: Flagpole Photographers Presenting Cameras, Images At Library

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting “The Progression of Photography,” with 19 cameras ranging from a 1930 Kodak Rainbow Hawk-Eye to a 2010 Canon Powershot, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The exhibit will partially overlap with the club’s Annual Photography Exhibit, which will be presented in the library’s first floor meeting room May 23-June 18.