September 20 marks Newtown’s 21st Annual Health and Public Safety Fair and the fair’s planners — Mae Schmidle, Della Schmid, Natalie Dos Santos, Donna Culbert and Judy Blanchard — are inviting the entire community to visit and take advantage of free health screenings, information, health enhancing advice and tons of giveaways. Residents can visit the fair, being held again this year at the Newtown Middle School on Queen Street from 9 am to 1 pm. A new contest this year will give Holly the calf a middle name. Every year, Newtown’s Paproski Family of Castle Hill Farm provide a cow or calf to the Health Fair to promote Newtown’s agricultural heritage, and as a unique special guest for children and animal lovers to visit. “Holly is a new member of the Paproski Family with a special story, Ms Culbert said.
On Sunday, August 31, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will screen "Goodbye, Mr Chips" as part of the 2014 Sunday Cinema Series, presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Tickets for all shows are $2. Screenings are planned for 1, 4 and 7 pm.
All ages are invited to fly a kite with Newtown Forest Association (NFA) on Saturday, August 30. Families and children are invited to help NFA, a private land trust, continue its celebration of 90 years of preserving open space and rural character in Newtown during a hike, picnic and kite-flying event tomorrow.
The Shelton High School Class of 1981 invites members of the Newtown community to attend the second annual fundraiser event in memory of Jesse McCord Lewis, son of fellow graduate Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who was lost on 12/14. The event will be held at The Stone Barn, 175 Shelton Road (Route 110) in Monroe, on Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 11 pm. The evening will will include appetizers, buffet dinner, dessert, and cash bar, auction items and prizes, and live entertainment by Lost Rebel. All proceeds will benefit The Jesse Lewis Memorial Scholarship, being awarded annually to a graduating senior at Shelton High School.
A poet, a raconteur and a performances artist walk into the library… while it sounds like the opening line for a joke, this will actually happen Monday, September 8, at 7 pm. Part of the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival, the event is “The 3 Wordsmiths,” and it will take place at C.H. Booth Library. The program is a 2014 Newtown Arts Festival event.
Those planning to attend Monday’s Labor Day Parade are invited to start their day at 14 West Street, where for convenient and ample parking will be available along with a pancake breakfast before the big event. Parking will be available in Newtown Congregational Church’s lot between 8 and 9:30 am on Monday, September 1. Indoors, a delicious pancake breakfast including sides to satisfy all parade marchers and onlookers will be served.
Effective August 26, EverWonder Experience has closed for the fall season as it prepares its new space for an opening later in the winter. In the interim, the museum is planning a fall series of interactive learning programs for children ages 2-12, which it will take on the road.
On Saturday, September 20, at 7:30 pm, Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters will headline the eighth show in the Live at the Edmond Town Hall series. Kozelek has been called one of the greatest songwriters to emerge from an exceptionally strong period for alternative music: the early 90s. The Live at Edmond Town Hall series was launched and continues to be organized by Newtown resident Hayden Bates. All profits from this show will go toward ongoing the renovation of the Edmond Town Hall Theater.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Alain Picard, an acclaimed portrait artist, demonstrating painting a portrait of a model at its meeting-program on Wednesday, August 27. Alain Picard, highlighted as one of the “20 contemporary artists on the rise” by The Artist’s Magazine in 2004, cites Sargent, Degas and Sorolla among his artistic influences. He earned a BA in illustration from Western CT State University and went on to study at the Art Students League in New York City. He has won numerous awards, published a book and DVD series, and currently serves as president of the Connecticut Pastel Society.