• Harlem Wizards Returning For Comedy Game

    The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Newtown for a comedy basketball game on Sunday, February 22. The game will be played at Newtown High School beginning at 3 pm. The Wizards will take on a team of Newtown teachers and school staff as they have done in the past.

  • Girl Scouts To Host Hearts Of Hope Children’s Event

    Girl Scouts in Troop 50113 are set to host an event on Monday, February 23, at 7 pm, for children in third through sixth grade to participate in making Hearts of Hope. Participants will paint clay hearts that will be donated to a worthy cause through Hearts of Hope, a volunteer-driven nationwide community service program that has a chapter in Newtown. Members of the local Girl Scout troop are working through their Girl Scout Gold Award requirements.

  • Protecting The State’s Water, Next At Town & Country Garden Club

    Margaret Miner, the director of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, will be the guest speaker for The Town & Country Garden Club on Wednesday, February 11. Ms Miner will cover three topics during her program: landscaping and buffers to protect water quality, pesticides, and statewide water planning. The free program will be offered at Newtown Senior Center.

  • Parem Hwah Asian Brushwork On View At Library

    The work of Mary Barrett Anders, who presented Asian brushwork classes at HealingNewtown, is the focus of an exhibit of her work at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. Located in the showcase outside the children’s library, the exhibit — a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission — will be on display through March 1 during regular library hours.

  • Newtown Kindness Kicks Off ‘Nice Bucket Challenge’

    Newtown Kindness is hosting its first-ever Nice Bucket Challenge, a pay-it-forward initiative to spread kindness this February, which the organization has named Kindness Month. Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nice Bucket Challenge participants commit to an act of kindness and then challenge friends to pass it on. The event coincides with the birth month of Charlotte Bacon, one of the children killed on 12/14 and in whose memory Newtown Kindness was founded.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC, Saturday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on February 7 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit over dinners. Dinner is followed by a performance of bluegrass, country, and folk music played by Roger Sprung & Friends.

  • ‘The Immigrant Experience,’ At Next Genealogy Club Meeting

    The Genealogy Club of Newtown will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 11, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. The meeting will start at 7 pm, but club members will also be arriving early to converse with other genealogists, and offer help with research problems for guests and attendees. This month’s speaker will be club chair Toni McKeen, who will discuss “The Immigrant Experience.”

  • Historical Society Guest Speaker To Discuss ‘Women’s Work In WWII’

    UPDATE: Due to the weather of Monday, February, 9, the historical society has decided to postpone this program. A new date will be announced. || We’ve all heard the phrase The Greatest Generation, used to describe for the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind?  The war caused profound changes at home, and Newtown Historical Society will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio. Mr Cilio will be at C.H. Booth Library on Monday, February 9, to present “Women’s Work in WWII.” The program will begin at 7:30 pm, and is free of charge.

  • Winter Waterskiing In Sandy Hook On ‘All Things Connecticut’

    "All Things Connecticut," the CPTV series that last week included a visit to Curtis Packaging series that last week included a visit to Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, will return to town for another visit with its next episode. For the February 5 episode, called “On The Water,” host David Bibbey takes a plunge into Connecticut’s chilly mid-winter waters. After a kayaking trip in Torrington, Bibbey heads to Sandy Hook for winter waterskiing with Joel Zeisler, founder of Leaps of Faith, a program for disabled water skiers. Joel is a former national waterski champion and coach of the US Disabled Waterski Team.

  • Binky Patrol Seeking Fleece Donations

    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.