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  • Internationally Renowned Horse Trainer To Conduct Workshops, Offer Performance At Horse Guard HQ

    Have you got a problem horse? Or do you simply want to better educate yourself and your mount on all things equestrian? Then join Dan James, an internationally renowned horse trainer and clinician, at workshops to be held at The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), November 8-11. The workshops will be held at the Horse Guard’s grounds, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills.

  • Horse Guard Trail Ride November 1

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) invites all equestrians to participate in its Annual Fall Trail Ride.

    Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, the annual ride will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 noon. The ride is on beautiful trails that cover more than 80 acres in Newtown. It begins at the Horse Guard facility, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills. There are no water crossings.

  • A Rainy Passport To Sandy Hook

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) held the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11.

    The event challenged participants to visit the 32 participating locations to have their “passports” stamped at each stop. Participants to completed having their passports stamped at all of the participating locations were entered into a drawing for three prize packages.

  • Volunteers Sought For Handmade Blanket Event

    TRUMBULL — The Binky Patrol of Southern Connecticut (BPSC) is planning a Binkathon, a one-afternoon event during which hundreds of binkies will be produced for future distribution.

  • A Halloween Tradition, Boo Boxes Will Fundraise For Food Pantries & Ann’s Place

    For the tenth year a collection of cardboard boxes have been decorated and filled with Halloween offerings. For the first time, they are being sold around town.

    This year, the boxes have been decorated by members of Newtown United LLC, along with a few local artists, and are being sold for $10 each as a fundraiser for FAITH Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Food Pantry at Newtown Social Services, and Ann’s Place.

  • World Water Issues Are The Focus Of Two Events Sunday At Fairfield Hills

    Newtown’s third annual Walk 4 Water will be take place Sunday, October 19, at Fairfield Hills, from 10 am to noon. Meet at Keating Farms Avenue.

    All ages are invited to participate in a three-mile walk simulating the daily trip African families must make to retrieve water. On the last half of the walk, participants will be carrying four liters of water, experiencing what those families feel, once they have picked up water and need to return with it to their homes.

  • Candidates Square Off At Newtown Action Alliance Forum

    As a preview to The Newtown Bee’s annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 21, Newtown Action Alliance held a scaled down session that featured four individuals running for state offices in districts that include or overlap the community.

  • John Voket Named A National Ambassador Of Hope

    John Voket was presented with a 2014 National Ambassador of Hope Award on October 15, during the monthly Hearts of Hope-Newtown painting party.

    Hearts of Hope (HOH) Founder and Executive Director Judy Pederson said Wednesday morning that “An Ambassador of Hope is awarded to someone who goes above and beyond in service to others.”

  • Cloudscape In Acrylic, Wednesday

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host Charles Ray demonstrating painting of a cloudscape in acrylic on Wednesday, October 22, at 1:30 pm. The program will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.

  • St Rose To Host Rite Of Christian Initiation

    For anyone who has ever thought about becoming Catholic, St Rose of Lima Parish offers adults a path for doing just that.

    RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults — is the process by which adults become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person into believing with the church community, living with the church community, praying with the church community, and serving with the church community.