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  • Garner Corrections Officers To Host Tip-A-Cop For Special Olympics, Wednesday

    Officers with Garner Correctional Institution will host a Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, April 15, from 5 to 9 pm. Buffalo Wild Wings is at 26 Backus Avenue. During the event, officers will assist restaurant staff in taking orders and serving meals to restaurant patrons. At the end of the evening, all tips the officers receive for their efforts will go to Special Olympics Connecticut to support its year-round sports, health, and fitness programs for athletes of all abilities.

  • Duck Race Tickets Are On Sale

    The Newtown Lions Club Duck Race ticket sales are underway. Members were out past weekend selling tickets at various establishments around town. Lions Club members will continue selling tickets around town until May 17. Tickets will also be available on Race Day, which will be Saturday, May 23, at Pootatuck Park in Sandy Hook Center. Tickets are still $5 each. There are 20 prizes available this year, donated by businesses in Newtown and Sandy Hook, with this year’s top prize a $2,000 check for the ticket-holder whose duck crosses the finish line first.

  • ‘Fifth Of July’ To Open Town Players’ 80th Anniversary Season April 24

    Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the 80th anniversary season opener for Town Players of Newtown: "Fifth Of July" will open Friday, April 24, at The Little Theatre.

  • Casting Calls: Auditions For ‘Hay Fever,’ Night Of One Acts For Town Players

    Town Players of Newtown has two sets of auditions scheduled within the next few weeks. Auditions for both shows will be at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

  • Waterbury Chorale Spring Performances To Commemorate Civil War, Abraham Lincoln

    The Waterbury Chorale and Waterbury Chorale Festival Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Jacovino, Jr., and accompanied by Jenny Li, will present two performances of “A More Perfect Union: 150th Anniversary Musical Reflections of the Civil War Era and Abraham Lincoln." Guest narrator Douglas Schlicher will provide the commentary for this special tribute to the end of the US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The first performance will be Saturday, April 18, at 8 pm, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown. The second is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 4 pm, at St John’s Episcopal Church, 16 Church Street in Waterbury.

  • Call For Artists: SCAN Spring Juried Show & Sale

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will present its 45th Annual Juried Art Show at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown, May 2-10. Nationally known artists Henry Burman, Richard Kolezar and Peter Seltzer will judge the show. Receiving will be on Thursday, April 30, from 3 to 6 pm, and regional artists are invited to submit up to two works for consideration.

  • Two Coyotes Wilderness School To Offer Open House Experience April 26

    The annual Two Coyotes Family Fun Day is slated for Sunday, April 26, from 1 pm to 4 pm, at Sticks and Stones Farm, 201 Huntingtown Road. Two Coyotes Wilderness School offers kids aged 5 to 16 unique, ongoing, year-round outdoor programs, as well as summer camps, according to a release for the event. The school’s philosophy is derived from the book Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature.

  • EverWonder Open For General Admission, Field Trips, Birthday Parties & Summer Camps

    EverWonder Children’s Museum officially reopened to the public on April 4 for general admission, programs, field trips, birthday parties and summer camps. Tamara Barry, executive director of the children’s museum on Pecks Lane, said the board of directors decided to reopen before the new space was fully renovated. “With the high public demand, we decided to open with our current exhibits and some new ones, and make upgrades as we go forward,” she said. Among the new exhibits featured in the museum is a special “Young Explorer’s Zone,” for ages 5 and under; and for children up to age 12, a flight lab for creating objects that hover in an air tunnel and a Tinker Lab.

  • Historical Society Program To Display Southbury’s Resistance To Hitler

    By 1937 Adolf Hitler had been in power for four years and had begun spreading his tentacles beyond Germany to the rest of Europe and even to America. One means of expansion was the German American Bund, or association for German American youth. Ostensibly a camp to promote American values and outdoor pursuits, the real purpose was to establish Nazi principles on American soil. A camp was planned in the then-back woods of Southbury, where it might attract little attention. That plan didn't work and on Monday, April 13, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, the historical society will present “The Southbury Bund.” The program will include a screening of the video "Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis."

  • Genealogy Club Meeting April 8: ‘The Road Less Traveled’

    The next meeting of The Genealogy Club of Newtown will be Wednesday, April 8, at C.H. Booth Memorial Library. This month’s speakers will be Matthew Bielawa and/or Professor Jonathan Shea. They will speak on “The Road Less Traveled,” on researching ancestors in Poland and eastern Europe. “Coffee and” will be served.