The public is invited to take part in the sixth annual Nature Walk, when members of the Town & Country Garden Club will conduct guided tours of the Orchard Hill Nature Center, 22 Huntingtown Road, Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 5 pm. The walk is sponsored by the Town & Country ...
Newtown Lions have begun selling tickets around Newtown for their 13th annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race, which will take place in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, May 25. Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Newtown Lions Sandy Hook Elementary Fund (to help pay for counseling for first responders and family members of the Sandy Hook School children and faculty), and other Lions Club charities.
Newtown’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival is promising to be “bigger and better than ever,” according to organizers. Join the celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen. To invest in the futu...
The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC) Preschool is planning a communitywide open house on Saturday, April 27, to showcase a newly restored playground and new Sunshine Room. The event will run from 11 am until 2 pm, rain or shine. CAC is promoting “a get to know us” event, with families invited to enjoy horseback rides, watch a puppet show, sing and dance to fun music, and enjoy all of the fun playground activities. Lots of parking is available, and a nutritious lunch will be served for everyone.
On Thursday, April 18, Regina Rayzvikh, president and founder of Regina’s Art Center, is scheduled to deliver a two hour instructional and creative art workshop for families of Newtown. The event will take place in the Children’s Story Time room at C.H. Booth Library,...
The Annual Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Invitational Exhibition at the Gallery on the Green in Canton will offer an exhibition of prints by the renowned American artist Robert Cottingham. Selected from the personal collection of the artist, a longtime Newtown resident, the collection on view will include lithographs, woodcuts, and etchings, and display many of the best-known themes and images from Mr Cottingham’s exploration of urban and industrial America.
Cathryn Prince has researched the January 1945 sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff and written about it in her new book Death in "The Baltic: The WWI Sinking of The Wilhelm Gustloff." She will be speaking about her book and the historic event it concerns, and also doing a slide presentation, at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, April 25, at 7 pm.
Weaving Workshops with Hanna Roehes, "Knuts About Knitting," a Middle Eastern dance and rhythm workshop for children, and a performance by the award-winning flute-bass trombone duo Tütenschleider have all been added to the offerings at HealingNewtown Arts Space.
Families United in Newtown (FUN) will present a night of classical music on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown United Methodist Church. This concert will feature the music of Albeniz, Bach, Debussy, Sibelius, and Tàrrega. Performers will include Lindsey Jones on violin, Yossi Kohrman-Glaser on guitar, Wesley Morlock on piano, and Tristan Speed, also playing the guitar. Admission is free, but FUN will be accepting donations at the door for continued support of its program as well as autism awareness efforts.
Winner of England’s 2010 Oliver Award, and a Broadway success when it starred Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Katori Hall’s "The Mountaintop" — in production until May 5 at TheaterWorks Hartford — is a surrealistic fantasy that incorporates real historic events and oratory, even as it mingles comic riffs with deeply tragic overtones and implications.