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  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Evening Workshop At NUMC

    Ben’s Bells Newtown will conduct a bell making workshop on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm. The workshop will be at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Nationally renowned, Ben’s Bells are brightly colored ceramic works of art that are randomly hung in public places that bear a tag instructing the person who finds the bell to take it home and to remember to be kind. The bell-making process is a community activity because not one person will ever start and finish their very own Ben’s Bell. The parts of the bell that will be made during the May 30 workshop will eventually be turned into a complete Ben’s Bell and distributed in Newtown and surrounding communities to fulfill their purpose of spreading kindness, one interaction at a time.

  • HealingNewtown Programs And Workshops, May 11-18

    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. The following events have recently been added to the arts center’s schedule.

  • Mother’s Day Family Photos, A Free Special Offer

    Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Newtown Christian Church and Ever After Photography invite residents to gather their family and join photographer Janet Kuzma for some free family photos on Saturday, May 4. From 4 to 6 pm, Ms Kuzma will spe...

  • Spreading Smiles Through Dance: A Special Event For The Community, May 11 At NHS

    Newtown High School junior Ridhi Sahani has collaborated with fellow dancers from Newtown, along with dancers from Monroe, to create “Spreading Smiles,” a special free performance to be offered on Saturday, May 11, at the high school. “My goal in putting together this performance is to bring comfort and happiness to people in our community,” Miss Sahani said via email to The Newtown Bee. “After all that we have been through, I want to spread smiles the way I know how to, through dance."

  • Historical Society To Host Open House And Horse Guard Demonstration, May 19 At NHS Headquarters

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, May 19.  Master Sergeant Bill Goessinger of The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will be joining us along with two of his horses. All are invited to learn about the history of the horse guard, which is headquartered in Newtown, and how it has evolved over the years.

  • A Look At What’s Next For Gun Safety

    The public is invited to attend a presentation by Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and activist for the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence; Elliot Fineman, president and CEO of National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC); and Josh Horwitz, executive director of th...

  • Monster Trucks In Sandy Hook, Saturday

    On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am until 2 pm, Pat Summa from the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam Monster Truck Series will be at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station. Mr Summa will be giving rides in a special truck made for just such an oc...

  • YMCA’s Escape To The Arts Seeking Entries For Summer Exhibition

    The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts invites artists working in all media to submit artwork for the upcoming exhibition “Destination: Connecticut.” Works should depict destinations, landmarks and imagery that represent Connecticut. For consideration, artists may submit up to four jpeg images of work by May 15.

  • Preparing For Plant Sale

    The Town & Country Garden Club Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, at The Inn at Newtown, 19 Main Street. Home grown perennials, as well as additional perennials, shrubs, bushes, and small trees will all be available for purchase.

  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newto...