Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street. New events added to the art space's schedule include a mask performance by The Masque Theatre Company, and a card making workshop for ages 9-14.
Newtown Historical Society will host a pair of events on Sunday, April 7. At Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, appraisers with various specialties will be available to help visitors identify and appraise antique items. Diagonally across the street, the historical society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House.
George A. Powell American Legion and Auxiliary of Newtown will sponsor a Create a Bear event on Saturday, April 13, for children who live in Newtown and Sandy Hook. This special event is being made possible through the efforts of Jeffrey Craddoc (The Bear Man), a disabled veteran and an American Legion member who opened his Create-A-Bear store in 2004 and is always looking for ways to make a difference with his bears.
Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Seven, a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of women leaders around the world. A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, Seven i...
Five decades after being an American Field Service student from Newtown High School, Sas Carey is still traveling.
Now Wren Song Press has published Ms Carey’s experiences in a book, "Reindeer Herders in My Heart: Stories of Healing Journeys in Mongolia." Ms Carey will be at Byrd’s Books in Bethel to offer an author’s talk and a reading from her book on Tuesday, April 16. In addition, she will present slides and videos from her travels.
The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 6, at The Pleasance. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts.
Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, a scathingly funny, of-the-moment show, will open May 3 at The Little Theatre. Originally produced off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater, the story features well-known actor Mitchell (being p...
The Newtown Arts Festival Committee has issued a Call To Artists for its Second Annual Festival. The 2013 festival will be a week long celebration of the arts culminating with a September 21-22 artists market, fine arts gallery tent exhibits, live music an...
An artistic rooster design by Carol Collins has been selected as the iconic image of the 2013 Art Competition for the Newtown Arts festival. The winning submission is hand-cut, hand-painted, of Bristol Board. The artist calls is a "celebration of our town’s resilience, creative spirit, and ability to greet each new day with hope and love.”