Trinity Productions, a Newtown organization dedicated to mind, body, and spirit wellness, will host a “Night Of Song,” Saturday, December 12, from 6:30 to 8 pm. The public is invited to gather at the Sandy Hook Green, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road. Reservations are requested, and song selections will be emailed.
A new ASAP-Pilobolus program, this time inviting current RIS students to meet and learn with fifth and sixth graders from Regional District 15 (Southbury and Middlebury), and sponsored by Washington (Conn.)-based After School Arts Program (ASAP) begins December 2. Members of the world renowned dance company Pilobolus will join local students in grades 5-6 for the project. Classes will meet most Wednesdays until February 17, and will alternate between Newtown and Southbury. A pair of public performances are planned for February 19-20 in Southbury.
This holiday season, Masonicare at Newtown will be a donation site for Toys For Tots. Starting Tuesday, November 24, Masonicare will have its donation box in place and will be able to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need in Newtown and the region this holiday season. Four additional Newtown locations have been confirmed for this season, which will continue until December 18.
More than 20 years has passed since Mr Cardona, who lives in Newtown, played his first concert at the historic Thomaston Opera House. Landmark Community Theater will conclude its 2015 of volunteer spotlights with a reception celebrating Mr Cardona, a renowned theater organist who has played in numerous venues across the count. A Volunteer Spotlight Reception to celebrate his many years of talented service will be held at the opera house on Friday, November 27, from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and bar service will be available.
On Saturday, December 5, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) will present the Annual Sandy Hook Village Holiday Tree Lighting. The public is invited to enjoy the Sandy Hook tradition featuring carolers, Santa Claus, karaoke, refreshments, goodies, and a community celebration. This year’s event will begin at 4 pm, leading to the lighting of two trees at 6:30 pm. This includes the lighting of the longstanding tree within The Glen, at 2 Washington Avenue, as well as a Norway spruce that was planted across the street two years ago.
The Newtown Holiday Craft Festival will take place in the gymnasium of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, on Sunday, November 29, from 11 am to 5 pm. Organizers are planning a “great holiday shopping opportunity.”
The Garden Club of Newtown will hold its annual Holiday Greens Sale from 9 am to noon on Saturday, December 5, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. This popular annual event is the club’s main fundraiser, and members plan all year by collecting and drying plant materials from their gardens and gathering pinecones and a wide variety of evergreens and other items to be used in creating and decorating evergreen wreaths and tabletop arrangements for the holiday season.
Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, has announced the cast of the 18th annual production of "A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas." The holiday classic runs November 27 through December 27. Among 24 youth from across the state who have been cast in this year's production is Jane Shearin of Newtown.
Boy Scout Eddie Godino, a members of Newtown Troop 770 going for the rank of Eagle Scout, will be conducting a sock drive this month. Eddie is reaching out to the public with a request for socks. All those that are collected will be donated to Catholic Charities.
A book drive by The Junior Newtown Action Alliance Club is underway to support the Newtown/Savoy Elementary School partnership. Savoy Elementary School is an underprivileged school in Washington, D.C. Books appropriate for elementary age school children are requested, and can be dropped off in the main office of Newtown High School until November 30.