Newtown Soccer Club, in conjunction with Newtown Kindness, announces the second edition of Soccer Night in Newtown this spring in an effort to bring fun and compassion to the community. This event will take place at the soccer fields at Fairfield Hills on Friday, May 17, from 5-8 pm. It is open to Newtown residents and Newtown Soccer Club members. This event is free and no registration is required to attend. Soccer Night in Newtown will include a variety of interactive soccer-based games and activities for children and families, including the opportunity to meet and get autographs from US soccer legends.
Author CJ Golden will be the guest speaker on May 8 at a Working Women's Forum. “Living a Vital and Joyful Life with Tao and Defiance, Learn It, Live It, Pass It On,” Ms Golden's program, will discuss a life that combines the principles of Taoism, the ancient Chinese philosophy of acceptance, along with defying stereotypes, negativity, and self-defeating behaviors.
The Newtown Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Summer History Camp. The camp will be hosted at the Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street the week of July 15 to 19. Registration is open for children between the ages of 8 to 10 and offers campers a week of interactive and exciting experiences of Colonial-era life.
From lantern-making to butter churning, kids will engage in activities and experiences of a colonial child living during the 1750s. Campers will learn the tasks they might have been expected to do at home, the types of games they would have played, and the kind of food they would have eaten during the mid-18th century.
New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury will be “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality” to members and friends of Church Women United of Newtown/Greater Danbury for the 2013 May Friendship Day Celebration, taking place Friday, May 10, at 12:30 pm. The ecumenical ladies and friends of both towns will be enjoying lunch, and a worship service with music and entertainment, as they celebrate this annual event. For 2013 Church Women United has decided to follow a common theme for all three of its annual celebrations. This year CWU units will explore the biblical text Revelation 3:20 (“Behold I stand at the door and knock”).
The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3-5 pm on Saturday, May 4, at the park at 5 Glen Road in Sandy Hook. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi,...
The 9 am St Rose Folk Choir is hosting “An Evening of Story and Song with Steve Bell,” Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 pm. Mr Bell is “an excellent finger- style acoustic guitarist” and performer, said Larry Gardner, a member of the choir br...
The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night fwill be on May 10, which will also mark the final game night of the 2012-13 season. Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:3...
A craft fair hosted by the Sisterhood groups from Adath Israel of Newtown and B’nai Torah in Trumbull will be presented Sunday, May 5, at B’nai Torah, 5700 Main Street in Trumbull. A fun filled day of shopping and pampering will be offered from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be a wide variety of vendors, offering jewelry, Scentsy wickless candles, hand crafted mosaic items, Tupperware and Arbonne items, and much more.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Christine Ivers painting a nocturnal cityscape in pastel at its next meeting, on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 pm. The meeting and program will be in the lower meeting room of Newtown Meeting House, Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited to attend, free of charge.
LaFayette Foster is a name largely forgotten today, but in his time he was an important and well known figure who served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate and was thus acting Vice President under Andrew Johnson, following Lincoln’s assassination. Newtown Historical Society host an examination of the life and achievements of Foster, a Connecticut native, through a presentation by Tom Vogt on Monday, May 13. The program will begin at 7:30 pm, and will be in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.