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  • March NICE Night Set: "Ratatouille" & Cookie Decorating, March 6

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) has set the date for its fifth NICE Night of the 2012-13 academic year.

    The Wednesday, March 6, NICE Night, a free community event, will include the showing of Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille, rated G. The movie is about a rat, named Remy, who is determined to become a renowned French chef in Paris.

    A cookie decorating lesson will be offered at 4:30 pm in the NHS cafetorium, and eventgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to eat at the event. The movie will be shown at 5.

  • A Concert For Healing, Sunday At Edmond Town Hall

    In response to 12/14, a community of professional musicians from Newtown and surrounding areas have been rehearsing for a pair of special memorial and fundraising concerts to be performed at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, March 3.

    Two performances are planned, at 2 and 4 pm. Tickets are $15.

    Upstate New York musician James Keneally is organizing the event, which will raise funds for the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.

  • Bingo At Congregation Adath Israel, March 24

    Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, will host its next Bingo event on Sunday, March 24.

    Doors open at 4:30, and games begin promptly at 5. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Coffee is free.

    A few changes have been made for the next afternoon of games: while there still be the chance to win big cash prizes, organizers have reduced the total number of games played in order to reduce total playing time. Organizers have also changed some of the games so that a winner can be found faster.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    March 4, 1988

  • Woman's Club To Host One-Woman Show "Amelia Earhart Lives"

    “Amelia Earhart Lives” will be presented at 7 pm on Saturday, March 23, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The one-woman performance by Karen Tracy follows the life of the aviator from age 6 to her final flight.

    Ms Tracy, the vice president of sales and service at the main branch of Newtown Savings Bank, has performed the part of Amelia Earhart hundreds of times for regional audiences.

    Light refreshments will be served. Cost for the fundraiser, which is sponsored by Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc, is $20

  • All Ages Invited To Try Free CircusYoga Class

    Residents of all ages are invited to join CircusYoga, a special class being offered at Hawley School, 29 Church Hill Road, on Sunday, March 17.

    CircusYoga is artfully designed to engage all ages. It blends the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of the circus. CircusYoga fosters connection, play, communication, and community.

    The free class will run from 1 to 3 pm. Reservations are requested and can be done by email to info@sandyhookarts.org.

  • Top of The Mountain, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    Monroe Police Department Officers Todd Keeping and Mike Panza have been nominated for The Good Egg Award, and I say they fit the (duck) bill. Both officers are stationed at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, and both have been supplying students with smiles by way of rubber ducks.

  • Concert Preview: For Return To Newtown, Sliabh Notes Promises Plenty Of New Material, In "An Excellent Venue"

    Since the early 1990s Sliabh Notes, the beloved trio from Ireland's Sliabh Luachra (Irish Gaelic for "Mountain of Rushes"), a geographically small and musically mighty region in the southwest of the country, has been bringing the distinctive music of their native place to a worldwide audience.

    On Saturday, March 9, at 8 pm, Sliabh Notes will return to Newtown Meeting House for another concert in the regular series presented by Fairfield County's own Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society. This will be their fourth visit to Newtown.

  • Parks & Rec Announces Special Events For Residents

    Newtown Parks & Recreation Department will host three special events this month. All three are free of charge, but they are also for Newtown residents only.

    Registration for each event needs to be done online. Additional information is available by calling 203-270-4340.

    The first will be “Mad Science Special Event: Up, Up and Away!” on Saturday, March 9.

  • NHS Graduates Planning Boston Event To Benefit Children’s Museum

    The “Night For Newtown At Fenway Park” is a special fundraiser for the anticipated EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, coordinated by Newtown High School graduates currently living in Boston.

    In response to the tragedy of 12/14, nine young people found themselves pulled together, and like so many others, asking what they could do to help ease the pain in their hometown.