Young football fans will have the opportunity to show off their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 1, at noon. The competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15.
Through a collaboration between Newtown Chamber of Commerce and The Town Players of Newtown a free backstage look into the world of performing arts is being offered on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
Led by Jessica Nivison as Tracy Turnblad, a colorblind teen in the early 1960’s who is passionate about equal rights and integration, Two Planks Theater Company’s production of "Hairspray" will deliver a timely message under its shimmering veneer of wuick-step dance steps and upbeat rock 'n roll music. Two Plants Theater has a huge cast for the show, with performers from not only Monroe, but also from Newtown, Trumbull, Shelton, Stratford, Fairfield and Bridgeport.
Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that due to the threatening weather, today’s Summer Jam Concert Series will take place at Hawley School. The outdoor series will move into the gymnasium of the school, at 29 Church Hill Road. Start time is noon, and there is no admission charge.
When a husband and wife don’t communicate, they sometimes end up finding out surprising – even shocking – things about one other. That’s the premise of The Problem by AR Gurney, one of the plays featured in Town Players of Newtown’s “Hot August Nights – One Acts,” which will run weekends July 31-August 8. In addition to The Problem, the production also includes The Proposal by Anton Chekhov; Porch by Jack Heifner; Wanted for Dinner, an original play written by Newtown resident Elizabeth Young; and Lovely Letters, an original play written by Bethel resident Michael Giuliano.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will present artist Shauna Shane painting in oil, at a meeting of SCAN, Wednesday, July 22, at 1:30 pm, in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. Ms Shane will demonstrate painting a figure. Admission is free, and reservations are not needed.
The 1942 film "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be shown on Sunday, July 19, at 4 and 7 pm, at Edmond Town Hall. This is the second film in the 2015 Sunday Cinema Series lineup and will be shown in high definition. Admission is $2.
Sabrina’s Encore Productions (SEP), LLC, announced its Summer Series musical productions lineup, with performances starting July 17.
The three scheduled musical productions will star youth from Newtown, Brookfield, Monroe, Easton, Trumbull, Bethel, Danbury, and Ridgefield. Each production will be presented live on the stage at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
The elementary age troupe will perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr, Friday, July 17, at 5 pm, and Saturday, July 18, at 3 pm.
Promoter Hayden Bates has announced the next show in the Live at the Edmond Town Hall series will be Family Spirit Reunion. The band will perform at 45 Main Street on Saturday, September 5. Tickets for the 7 pm show are $25 each. A $9.99 base fee covers the costs of presenting the show, and remaining proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit the theater.
Between Saturday, July 11, when the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library opens the doors at Reed Intermediate School for the 40th Annual Book Sale, and Wednesday, July 15, the final day, close to 3,000 book lovers will have passed through the cafetorium, lobby, gymnasium, and three staff rooms to select from more than 120,000 books, DVDs, CDs, and LPs. It is a far cry from the Labor Day Monday in 1975 when library patron Joanne Zang set up a card table in front of the library, piled it with library discards, and sold them for 25 cents each.
“I made $35 for the library,” she laughed.
Ms Zang got the idea for a book sale from library staff member Maureen Armstrong, who sometimes sold well-loved books in the lobby for five and ten cents.