Ben’s Bells Newtown will conduct a bell making workshop on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm. The workshop will be at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Nationally renowned, Ben’s Bells are brightly colored ceramic works of art that are randomly hung in public places that bear a tag instructing the person who finds the bell to take it home and to remember to be kind. The bell-making process is a community activity because not one person will ever start and finish their very own Ben’s Bell. The parts of the bell that will be made during the May 30 workshop will eventually be turned into a complete Ben’s Bell and distributed in Newtown and surrounding communities to fulfill their purpose of spreading kindness, one interaction at a time.
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street. The following events have recently been added to the arts center’s schedule.
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Newtown Christian Church and Ever After Photography invite residents to gather their family and join photographer Janet Kuzma for some free family photos on Saturday, May 4. From 4 to 6 pm, Ms Kuzma will spe...
Newtown High School junior Ridhi Sahani has collaborated with fellow dancers from Newtown, along with dancers from Monroe, to create “Spreading Smiles,” a special free performance to be offered on Saturday, May 11, at the high school. “My goal in putting together this performance is to bring comfort and happiness to people in our community,” Miss Sahani said via email to The Newtown Bee. “After all that we have been through, I want to spread smiles the way I know how to, through dance."
Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, May 19. Master Sergeant Bill Goessinger of The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will be joining us along with two of his horses. All are invited to learn about the history of the horse guard, which is headquartered in Newtown, and how it has evolved over the years.
The Newtown Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Summer History Camp. The camp will be hosted at the Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street the week of July 15 to 19. Registration is open for children between the ages of 8 to 10 and offers campers a week of interactive and exciting experiences of Colonial-era life.
From lantern-making to butter churning, kids will engage in activities and experiences of a colonial child living during the 1750s. Campers will learn the tasks they might have been expected to do at home, the types of games they would have played, and the kind of food they would have eaten during the mid-18th century.
New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury will be “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality” to members and friends of Church Women United of Newtown/Greater Danbury for the 2013 May Friendship Day Celebration, taking place Friday, May 10, at 12:30 pm. The ecumenical ladies and friends of both towns will be enjoying lunch, and a worship service with music and entertainment, as they celebrate this annual event. For 2013 Church Women United has decided to follow a common theme for all three of its annual celebrations. This year CWU units will explore the biblical text Revelation 3:20 (“Behold I stand at the door and knock”).
The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3-5 pm on Saturday, May 4, at the park at 5 Glen Road in Sandy Hook. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi,...
On Sunday, May 5, The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycling event, will pass through Newtown. The event is a police-escorted police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds for ten funds and charities associated with the events of 12/14. The ride will involve as many as 3,000 motorcyclists.
This month’s meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. The meeting starts at 7 pm and as always, is open to non-members free of charge. This month’s speaker is Joseph Camposeo, who has been Town Clerk of Manchester since 1996. Mr Camposeo will provide valuable insights into using town records for family research.