• Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Slates Fall Fair & Craft Market

    On Saturday, October 24, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School will host its annual Fall Fair & Craft Market from 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine.

    The event will include performances of Rumpelstiltskin, at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, by the school’s Puppetry Committee. There will also be family dancing led by Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s traditional dance teacher Patricia Campbell at 1:30 pm, along with face painting, crafts, and activities.

  • 'Reader Of Minds' To Entertain At C.H. Booth Library Next Week

    Newtown residents can anticipate an evening of fun entertainment, said Keith Zalinger, “Reader of Minds,” when he performs at C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, October 27, at 7 pm.

    Mr Zalinger, of Branford, has been sharing his talent of mind reading and stage hypnosis with audiences since 2006, although he has been cognizant of his unusual skill since the 1980s, when he was in his teens. For this mind reader, it was merely a sense of becoming aware of certain feelings that drew him to ideas.

  • Cats Wait To Get On With Their Nine Lives

    Lola is a spayed female cat who was among the many cats seized by the state Department of Agriculture at a Town’s End Road property in June. Lola lives at the town animal shelter. 

  • ‘Flora And Fauna Of South Africa’

    Deb Osborne will share stories and photos from her recent trip to South Africa for the next program of The Garden Club of Newtown. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for October 27 at C.H. Booth Library.

  • New Reading Series At Library To Feature Connecticut Writers

    A new reading series to be presented at C.H. Booth Library will give fans of the written word inside access to the work of authors who live and write in the Nutmeg State.

    The first event, taking place Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s main meeting room, will feature five writers including Newtown Poet Laureate Lisa Schwartz and Ridgefield’s Chris Belden, author of the just-released novel, Shriver.

    The series is curated by Newtown author Sophfronia Scott.

  • Democrat Meet & Greet Events Scheduled

    In an effort to learn more about what issues are on the minds of Newtown residents, and to share the personal goals and ideas of those running for Democraft positions in the local elections, Newtown's Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is hosting a pair of events this week.

    On Thursday, October 22, from 7 to 9 pm, a Democratic Candidate Meet & Greet will take place at DTC Headquarters, 6 Queen Street (Queen Street Shopping Center).

  • Fall Fashion Show & Boutique Fundraiser, Sunday

    Newtown United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will present a Fall Fashion Show & Boutique on Sunday, October 25.

    The event will take place from 1 to 4 pm in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Lunch will be served, and there will be shopping opportunities and door prizes. Fashions and accessories will be provided by The Fashion Exchange of Newtown.

  • Atos Trio: Three Voices, One Sound, At Edmond Town Hall

    Atos Trio, which has been touring the United States and performed recitals for capacity crowds in Indianapolis, Syracuse and Washington D.C., will perform next in Newtown. The world-renowned ensemble will be on the stage at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, for a 3 pm performance Sunday, October 25.

    The concert is sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music.

  • Now You See Her, Now You Don’t… Now You See Her

    Jeffrey Giraffe has been a familiar sight to anyone passing along Obtuse Road for nearly 15 years. Rain or shine — but not snow — the nearly life-sized paper-maché giraffe has poked his head out of his stall at Pond Brook Farm, bringing smiles to passersby, and happily posing for photo ops.

    In recent weeks, his girlfriend, Genevieve, has joined him. And it is Genevieve’s appearance that is a bit of a mystery, said Tom and Dot Dwyer, owners of Pond Brook Farm.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returns October 24

    Teah Renzi, with special guests, will be the featured artist for this month’s Saturday Night Open Mic For Youth.