Current and former New England Patriots football players be at Newtown High School to instruct youth residents ages 6-14 in free football clinic, “Football For You,” on Saturday, May 18. The clinic will run from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will feature a Patriots-themed activity zone open to the public. There will be a ceremony honoring the community of Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School. During the clinic, current and former Patriots players will gather on the high school football field to share their football expertise with hundreds of Newtown youth in skill stations including blocking, receiving, and punting. The day will also include an ongoing Patriots-themed activity zone that will feature food, games and prizes for the Newtown community to enjoy.
Slopping through mud on hands and knees, hurdling piles of hay, and pulling themselves from rung to rung — monkey bar-style — on a ladder suspended from trees, approximately 120 athletes of various ages participated in Newtown’s first Mad Dash Adventure Race in June 2012. Organizers are hoping to see a field at least that large, if not larger, when the Second Annual Mad Dash Challenge is offered on Saturday, June 8, at Fairfield Hills.
Newtown Soccer Club, in conjunction with Newtown Kindness, announces the second edition of Soccer Night in Newtown this spring in an effort to bring fun and compassion to the community. This event will take place at the soccer fields at Fairfield Hills on Friday, May 17, from 5-8 pm. It is open to Newtown residents and Newtown Soccer Club members. This event is free and no registration is required to attend. Soccer Night in Newtown will include a variety of interactive soccer-based games and activities for children and families, including the opportunity to meet and get autographs from US soccer legends.
Author CJ Golden will be the guest speaker on May 8 at a Working Women's Forum. “Living a Vital and Joyful Life with Tao and Defiance, Learn It, Live It, Pass It On,” Ms Golden's program, will discuss a life that combines the principles of Taoism, the ancient Chinese philosophy of acceptance, along with defying stereotypes, negativity, and self-defeating behaviors.
All services offered during the Sandy Hook Green Salon-a-Thon at Ricci's Salon & Spa include a bottle of OPI Sandy Hook Green, a special limited edition shade being donated by the nail lacquer manufacturer. A $10 donation to Sandy Hook Promise will also result in a bottle of the nail pol...
The 9 am St Rose Folk Choir is hosting “An Evening of Story and Song with Steve Bell,” Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 pm. Mr Bell is “an excellent finger- style acoustic guitarist” and performer, said Larry Gardner, a member of the choir br...
The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night fwill be on May 10, which will also mark the final game night of the 2012-13 season. Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:3...
A craft fair hosted by the Sisterhood groups from Adath Israel of Newtown and B’nai Torah in Trumbull will be presented Sunday, May 5, at B’nai Torah, 5700 Main Street in Trumbull. A fun filled day of shopping and pampering will be offered from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be a wide variety of vendors, offering jewelry, Scentsy wickless candles, hand crafted mosaic items, Tupperware and Arbonne items, and much more.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Christine Ivers painting a nocturnal cityscape in pastel at its next meeting, on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 pm. The meeting and program will be in the lower meeting room of Newtown Meeting House, Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited to attend, free of charge.
LaFayette Foster is a name largely forgotten today, but in his time he was an important and well known figure who served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate and was thus acting Vice President under Andrew Johnson, following Lincoln’s assassination. Newtown Historical Society host an examination of the life and achievements of Foster, a Connecticut native, through a presentation by Tom Vogt on Monday, May 13. The program will begin at 7:30 pm, and will be in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.