While Newtown’s 10th Anniversary Relay for Life is postponed to 2014, organizers felt strongly about honoring all local cancer survivors and caregivers this year. So Relay organizers and volunteers invite all local survivors and caregivers to a Hope Reception and Ice Cream Social on Sunday June 2 at Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar Street, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
The event coincides with National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD), when thousands around the world will gather to observe the 26th annual celebration. Newtown will be among hundreds of communities across the US and abroad holding such celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis.
The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 16th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day. The event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. Newtown residents are invited to participate free of charge this year.
Pack up your pooch and head over to Fairfield Hills on Saturday, May 18, for to Newtown’s 4th annual Strutt Your Mutt. This fun and healthy family event sponsored by the Friends of Newtown Park and Bark and Newtown Parks & Recreation will take pl...
The Newtown High School Peer Leadership club has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Thursday, May 23, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, in the main lobby of the school, 12 Berkshire Road. The drive is open to the public, but is limited to people 18 years...
On Saturday, June 8, the eve of National Children’s Day, youth of Newtown will reach back to children around the world with a message of hope and love as Newtown Youth Voices is joined by Peter Yarrow, poet Martin Espada, and a host of special guests for "Within Our Reach," a live-streaming event to be held at Newtown Congregational Church. A planning session for young adults who want to help coordinate online promotion of the special event has been scheduled for Friday, May 17, at HealingNewtown Arts Space.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Gigi Liverant painting a landscape in pastel on Wednesday, May 22, at 1:30. The demo will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). It is not necessary to be a member of SCAN to attend, and admission is free.
Due to a scheduling conflict, a Ben’s Bells’ Newtown workshop that had been planned for May 30 at Newtown United Methodist Church has been rescheduled to Friday, May 31. Those who had already registered for the original date have already been put on the guest list for the new date.
Town Players of Newtown are midway through the production of Douglas Carter Beane's "The Little Dog Laughed." The production, under the sure hand of director David Bass, is a beautifully acted, thought provoking interpretation of what is actually a very serious play, by a major playwright who happens to infuse his lines with a vitriolic sense of humor.