Families United in Newtown (FUN) will present a night of classical music on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown United Methodist Church. This concert will feature the music of Albeniz, Bach, Debussy, Sibelius, and Tàrrega. Performers will include Lindsey Jones on violin, Yossi Kohrman-Glaser on guitar, Wesley Morlock on piano, and Tristan Speed, also playing the guitar. Admission is free, but FUN will be accepting donations at the door for continued support of its program as well as autism awareness efforts.
Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc., would like to invite prospective members to its next meeting on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 am, at Capellaro’s Grove. The club promotes friendship among members, provides opportunities for organized interests and participation in social, cultural, philanthropic, intellectual and civic affairs in the Newtown community and beyond. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at area restaurants. A social hour, lunch, business meeting and program are held. The April meeting will feature a talk by Sydney Eddison, who will speak on easy ways to maintain your garden.
The multi-talented Francis A. Daley has chosen to explore the possibilities for laughter inherent in Ray Cooney's work with The Sherman Players production of Run For Your Wife, acknowledging in the playbill for the current production that while it has no more social significance than The Rocky Horror Picture Show it should at least offer some respite from today’s news headlines.
Connor Monaghan recently gave Newtown Police Captain Joe Rios, left, and Lieutenant George Sinko a check for the police union fund, representing the first batch of entry fee checks for the 2013 Newtown Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. Connor was the 2010 Beautiful Baby Contest winner...
George “Spike” LeGrice has organized Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, an event taking place this weekend that will raise funds for the families of those killed on 12/14. Mr LeGrice has organized an outdoor event that he expects will have nearly 3,000 cars, bikes, and trucks on display at Lime Rock Racetrack on Saturday, April 13, from 9 am until 6 pm. Rain date is Sunday, April 14. In addition to the thousands of cars, trucks, and bikes on display, the show will feature live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event.
The world’s most famous roommate turned DJ — DJ Pauly D — will be behind the turntables at Orange County Choppers Café on Friday, May 10. This charity event will benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services. Doors open at 9 pm. Tickets are $50 general admission and $125 for a meet and greet with DJ Pauly D and Mr Teutul.
Spring is finally here and event coordinators at The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) are gearing up to celebrate with special events. The SHACK is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy,
The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 13, at The Pleasance, the park at 1 Main Street (adjacent to the police station). The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi, hoops, staff, diabolo, and other instruments.
Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, a horn-driven band based out of Nashville, Tenn., will be in Newtown for a concert at Newtown High School on Saturday, April 13. DMHO was formed by a group of friends at Belmont University in 1999. They have traveled across the world, playing at churches, conferences, and festivals. They performed at the Summer Olympics in Athens and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. They will be heading to Newtown following an engagement at Carnegie Hall.