The 26th season of Saturday Pasta Dinners at Newtown United Methodist Church will continue on October 3, the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Dinner is served from 5 to 7:30 pm with donation being $10, $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children. Dinner is followed at 7:45 pm by a performance of bluegrass, country, and folk music played by Roger Sprung & Friends.
Team Ryan will host a Poker Run on Sunday, October 11, in Danbury, to continue its fundraising efforts for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Team Ryan is named for young Sandy Hook resident Ryan Costa, who was diagnosed in 2014, at age 2½, with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). His family has been fundraising to find a cure for the disease, which is common in boys, according to his doctors. Pre-B ALL is treatable with a three-plus year protocol.
Due to anticipated rain showers Saturday, October 3, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity is relocating its free California Dreamers concert from the park in Sandy Hook Center to Newtown Congregational Church. This final show in the 2015 concert series will still take place from 1 to 3 pm.
After careful consideration and weighing the risks of possible severe weather, organizers of the Newtown’s 22nd Annual Health & Public Safety Fair have decided to cancel the inflatable MEGA Body exhibit that had been planned to take over much of the front lawn at 11 Queen Street. They are still expecting all other activities at the event to happen as planned, however. The free community health showcase and informational event is set for Saturday, October 3, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Newtown Middle School. Most events will be set up inside the school's gymnasium. Dozens of health and safety organizations and agencies have committed to this year’s event, from local first responders, Social Services, Parks & Recreation and Public Works representatives, to those who will be offering acupuncture, flu shots, posture analysis, cardio screenings, and more.
Ski Newtown, a water sports event for Newtown children, took place September 19 on Lake Zoar. The LOF Adaptive Skiers and Newtown Parks & Recreation Department co-hosted the event, which was designed to teach Newtown children how to waterski or wakeboard and help intermediate skiers/boarders advance to the next level.
The C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees is calling all gardening volunteers for a library grounds beautification project, Friday, October 9, from 8:30 to 11 am; and Sunday, October 11, again from 8:30 to 11 am. Come one day, or both. Bring gardening gloves and hand tools for weeding, trimming and general cleanup.
Professional and amateur artists across the state are invited to enter the 2016 Newtown Arts Festival Artwork Competition to create what will be the symbol of next year’s festival. The competition is being presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
Cub Scout Pack 170 is inviting all boys entering first to fourth grade and their siblings to an ice cream social event on Monday, September 28, at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, from 6:45 pm to 8 pm.
The event is an opportunity for parents and kids to enjoy some treats and learn more about the year-round activities and development opportunities that Cub Scouts provides.
The event is being hosted for recruitment and registration.
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, will present the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 4 pm. Rain or shine, the area of Church Hill Road, Glen Road, Riverside Road and Washington Avenue will come alive with family-friendly activities and events at every corner. There will be fun activities for kids, a bouncy house, inflatable slide, arts and crafts, live music, dance performances, open houses, games, free food and refreshments, as well as discounts and samples offered by businesses within that area.