• October 26 Deadline For United Way Hometown Heroes Nominations

    The United Way of Western Connecticut is accepting nominations to honor local individuals and groups during its 3rd Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner in February 2016 at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. Nominations may be submitted from the towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren and Washington. While the awards will be presented in February, the deadline to nominate someone is Monday, October 26.

  • Cultural Commission Seeking Auxiliary Members

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is seeking auxiliary members. Prospective auxiliary members do not have to live in Newtown or be artists. In addition to general interest, the commission is looking for people with specific skills to work on the fifth annual Newtown Arts festival, set for September 2016.

  • Hiss Golden Messenger To Headline November Live At ETH Show

    On Friday, November 20, at 7 pm, Hiss Golden Messenger will headline the next show in the Live at the Edmond Town Hall music series. Canadian singer-songwriter Frazey Ford will open.

  • Youngsters And Teens Invited To Take Flight With Young Eagles Program

    Robotics And Beyond is collaborating with local Young Eagles volunteers to offer young people, ages 8-17, the opportunity to learn about aviation and airplanes, culminating in a plane ride on Saturday, October 24. Cost is $20, to cover fuel.

  • Murder Mystery To Wrap Town Players 80th Anniversary Season

    "Design For Murder" will open at The Little Theatre on October 30. Opening night ticket-holders will be invited to remain for a post-performance reception with cast and crew.

  • NYA & COA Introduce Senior Appreciation Month

    Nick Hoffman, the executive director of NYA Sports & Fitness Center, and Curt Symes, chairman of Commission on Aging, recently unveiled a series of programs for residents age 50 and over. The new initiative is supported by a large body of evidence that links planned exercise with good health and longevity. All programs are being offered free of charge at NYA.

  • Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk Scheduled For October 24

    Attention all ghosts and goblins: Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity invites trick-or-treaters to the Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk on Saturday, October 24, from 11 am to 2 pm. During those hours, merchants in the area of Washington Washington Avenue, Riverside Road, Glen Road and Church Hill Road will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume. In addition, members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Ladies Auxiliary will not only have a tent set up where they will be handing out treats, they will also be collecting donations for FAITH Food Pantry.

  • Two Coyotes Expanding Its Adult Programs; Family Contra Dance This Weekend

    Two Coyotes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing healthy, whole human beings through building self-awareness, community, and connecting people to nature, has announced the expansion of its adult programs and is also offering free potlucks and contra dance events, including a dance event this Saturday, October 17. Events are being presented at Sticks and Stones Farm,201 Huntingtown Road.

  • Flagpole Photographers To Bid Farewell To Summer During October Meeting

    While wind and trees are filling the air and local streets with dancing nuances of red, orange and yellow, the Flagpole Photographers are devoting their next meeting to a different, bygone season. On Thursday, October 22, at 7:15 pm, members of the club are challenged to showcase their “Best of Summer” shots. The assignment’s photographs can be of anything, but must have been taken during the summer of 2015. While the competition is only open to members, the public is invited to listen to critiques and learn about photography.

  • ‘Gertrude Barrer: Dreaming in Color,’ At Clapp & Tuttle

    An exhibition of works by the late Roxbury artist Gertrude Barrer (1921-1997) highlights the diversity of her world view, her mastery of color and form from her beginnings as a leading New York City Modernist through her life in Roxbury, and long collaboration with her husband and fellow artist Frank Russell. “Gertrude Barrer: Dreaming in Color” will be on view at Clapp & Tuttle Gallery, within Middle Quarter Mall at 742 Main Street South in Woodbury, October 17-31. An opening reception Saturday afternoon will feature a talk about the artist by Marc Chabot, noted area art expert and collector, who knew her well.