• Fourth Annual SHOP Passport Event Gearing Up

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) will present the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 30 merchants have contributed toward this year’s prize packages. To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, valued over $2,000, visitors must have their passports stamped at all 32 participating locations by 4 o. Locations are within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Glen Road-Riverside Road-Washington Avenue intersection. Three winners will be drawn at the bandstand, which will be on the sidewalk in front of 102 Church Hill Road, at 4:15 pm. The event will held rain or shine.

  • Fabulous Flower Show Designs, Next Garden Club Program

    On Wednesday, October 8, the Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program presented by Trish Manfredi titled “Fabulous Flower Show Designs.” Using exciting uses of color and texture, Ms Manfredi will create unique floral designs suitable for display at a flower show. She will demonstrate the similarities and differences between traditional, creative, and abstract floral design. Tips and techniques that encourage creativity and make flower arranging fun will be demonstrated as well.

  • ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ At Michael’s Grove, Saturday Night

    Imagine you’re at the hit play "Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding"… only it’s Irish, and it’s a funeral. The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation will present a hilarious interactive comedy, "Finnegan’s Wake," at Michael’s at the Grove on Saturday, October 4.

  • Boles Appearing As Albom In Center Stage’s ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’

    Newtown resident Brett Boles will appear as Mitch Albom in "Tuesdays with Morrie" at Center Stage Theatre in Shelton, which opens this weekend. “Brett is simply one of the most talented people I have ever known,” said Center Stage Artistic Director Gary Scarpa. “Whether acting, singing or composing, he brings a level of professional excellence to the stage that is exciting and inspiring.” Based on Mitch Albom’s book and “made for TV” movie, starring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon, the autobiographical Tuesdays with Morrie tells of a work consumed sports journalist who is inspired to live life more fully, when he reconnects with an old college professor, who is dying of ALS. The play teaches lessons of acceptance, love, communication, values, openness, and happiness.

  • Monotype Printing Returning To HealingNewtown

    The Center for Contemporary Printing will be returning to HealingNewtown, 14 West Street,  for a final monotype printing workshop on Saturday, October 11. The free, three-hour workshop will explore more advanced techniques in monotype. Basic techniques will also be reviewed.

  • Benefit Scrabble Tournament, Sunday At Inn

    On Sunday, October 5, a Scrabble tournament will be held at The Inn at Newtown to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America. Two playing options are available: a three-game unrated tournament for new new players and those rated under 1000, and a seven-game rated tournament for players ready for a longer day. Both tournaments will start at 10 am, with registration opening at 9:30.

  • Fine Poetry & Music: ‘Voices Of Poetry/At The Booth,’ October 18

    C.H. Booth Library will host an afternoon of fine poetry and music on Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The event, “Voices of Poetry/At the Booth,” will feature readings by the poets and writers Kristen DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki and acoustic music by the guitarist Buzz Turner. Admission is free, thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.

  • Meet Your Neighbor At A Bonfire October 4

    Late morning sunlight skipped across a rippling Pootatuck River Tuesday morning as Newtown Newcomers & Neighbors (NNN) President Shari Wright watched the water flow by. She spoke of her group’s activities including an October 4 bonfire at 6:30 pm at Castle Hill Farm on Route 302. The public is invited to meet with NNN members and learn more about group membership while enjoying an evening with a bonfire, hayride, and appetizers.

  • Rare Disease Advocacy Organization To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Unique Broadway Event; Two Residents Featured

    On Thursday, October 23, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, a rare disease advocacy organization, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event on Broadway featuring the world premiere and reading of the play "Four Decades|One Community." Newtown resident Martin Blanco will direct the play, and fellow resident David Wheeler will appear as a featured actor.

  • Hospital Staff Rallying Around Nurse With Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

    A bake sale on Friday, September 26, from 7 am until 11 pm at Danbury Hospital’s Robolitti Conference Center will raise funds to help cover costs for one of the hospital’s own. John Young, an RN at the hospital for RN at Danbury Hospital for more than 30 years, was recently diagnosed with Amloidosis, a rare bone marrow disorder. His family, friends and coworkers are coming together in support of Mr Young, as well as his wife Beth and their two teenage daughters.