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  • Earth Day Festival To Offer Mattress, Book Recycling

    A free mattress and book recycling point will be part of this year’s Earth Day Festival. The festival will return to the front lawn of Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 4 pm. The new addition is being sponsored by the Newtown Sustainable Energy Commission, which is partnering with Park City Green, a Bridgeport-based not-for-profit business that specializes in mattress, box spring and book recycling, to provide this free service to the community.

  • Easter Egg Hunt April 4

    Grace Family Church will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 1 pm. The public event will again be held at Treadwell Park, 39 Philo Curtis Road. This is a family event and all children up to age 12 can participate in the egg hunt. A program under the pavilion will include games, music, puppets, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

  • Slight Change Of Location For Parks & Rec Spring Egg Hunt

    The Annual Spring Egg Hunt presented by Newtown Parks & Recreation will be taking place at the Dickinson Park bandshell/skate park area on Saturday, March 28. The event was originally going to be focused around the pavilion. It will still be in the park, but parents should use the lot off Deep Brook Road instead of the lot off Elm Drive for parking as well as for easiest access to the activities.

  • Newtown Hikers Announce Spring 2015 Schedule

    Newtown Hikers has released its schedule for the remainder of the 2015 spring season. The season was scheduled to open March 21, and will continue weekly through Saturday, June 20. Newtown Hikers is an open group that welcomes anyone interested in hiking. There is no membership fee.

  • Bunny Watch Rides Returning To Fairfield Hills

    Newtown High School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald, is set to host the annual Bunny Watch on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Complex. This is the fifth year the Bunny Watch will be held to raise funds for a high school Odyssey of the Mind Team to attend the World Finals.

  • Art About Town: Shea’s Art Featured In Next SCAN Show

    The Society of Creative Arts in Newtown Art About Town series is a partnership between SCAN and local businesses, offering members of the community the opportunity to enjoy the arts as they go about daily chores. This year’s host business is The Bottle Stop Wine & Spirit Superstore on Queen Street. For the opening season show, SCAN will present the works of Newtown artist Roberta Shea, March 26 to April 8. Ms Shea will be exhibiting works including oil painting and original monotype collections.

  • Kathy Anderson, Oil Painting Demo At Next SCAN Meeting

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have an oil painting demonstration by nationally known artist Kathy Anderson at its next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, beginning at 1:30 pm. The demonstration, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Newtown Meeting House.

  • Men’s Breakfast Club Announces Guest Speakers

    The public is invited to join the Men’s Breakfast Club at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, the first Thursday of every month, at 9 am. Breakfast sandwiches can be preordered by calling 203-270-4310, by noon the day before each program, at a cost of $2 per sandwich. Breakfast camaraderie is followed by a guest speaker at 9:30. On April 2, the club will welcome retired USMC Major Mike Zacchea, who will talk about veterans issues and what is happening on the ground in Iraq now. On May 7, Dr Charles Yarish of the University of Connecticut Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology will be the guest speaker.

  • Garden Club To Host ‘Demystifying Flower Arrangements’ Program

    The Tuesday, March 24 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.” The program will take place in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. The public is invited; there is a guest fee of $5 for non-members of the club.

  • McQuail In Lead Role: ‘Bad Jews’ Highest Grossing Show In Long Wharf Theatre Stage II History

    Long Wharf Theatre has crowned a new box office champ during its 50th anniversary season. "Bad Jews" has supplanted "Satchmo at the Waldorf" as the highest grossing show in Stage II history. The show, written by Joshua Harmon directed by Oliver Butler, has become the highest grossing play since Stage II opened during the 1977-78 season. Newtown native Keilly McQuail is starring as Daphna in the production, which has been extended to March 29. "Bad Jews" represents her Long Wharf debut.