• Learn To Shoot & Edit Video With Your Smartphone

    Just in time for graduations, weddings, and other memorable special events, C.H. Booth Library will offer a three-hour, hands-on workshop “Learn to Shoot & Edit Video With Your Smartphone.” The program will take place Sunday, April 12, from 1 to 4 pm, in the library’s meeting room. 

    Instructor Paul Frega, a 30-year video professional, will explain best practices on how to shoot video with either an iPhone or a Droid, and will provide training on using free or low-cost editing software.

  • PWA Seeking New Members

    The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.

    The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.

  • 2nd Annual James Mattioli 5K, March 21 In Milford

    MILFORD — Runners and walkers are invited to flood the streets of Milford on Saturday, March 21, to honor the memory of James Mattioli on the weekend of his birthday.

    James was one of the 20 children who died in the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012.  The race, which drew over 1,200 participants in its inaugural event last year, will feature a certified 5K course, a kids event, and a variety of local food trucks with food for purchase at the finish line. 

  • RCN Art Therapy Is A Splash

    Resident and artist Dave Brooker’s cheeks and hair bore rainbow splashes of paint. His hands, white smock, and shoes also carried a slash of red, smudge of blue, and random dabs in many colors as he led children through an afternoon of art in his Newtown studio late last week.

    With several Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) members on hand, a group of children visited on March 6 and squinted behind goggles as they grabbed up paint brushes and threw paint at the walls, overhead, and in wet swaths across the floor.

  • Free Screenings Of 'Into The Woods,' March 13-15 At ETH Theatre

    Walt Disney’s Into The Woods begins screening tonight at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • Interfaith Seder Being Planned

    The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association and Newtown’s houses of worship will continue their tradition of an Interfaith Seder on Sunday, March 29.

    This year’s event, which will coincide with Palm Sunday, will be hosted by Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.

    The ceremony of tradition, food and song will begin at 2 pm. It will take place in NCC’s Great Room, located on the upper level of the church.  

    A $5 donation is requested per person.

  • Painting A Still Life: Next SCAN Program At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Rick Daskam painting a still life setup in oil Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 7:30 pm.

    The demonstration will take place in the lower lever of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited, free of charge.

    Rick Daskam is a graduate of Paier College of Art, where he studied with Rudolf Zallinger and Ken Davies. He was honored with the Most Outstanding Illustrator Award at graduation and spent many years illustrating.

  • Henschel Quartett Planning Program With Several Centuries Of Work

    The year 1994 marked the foundation of the Henschel Quartett’s international career, when cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj joined the founding members Christoph, Markus, and Monika Henschel, and the quartet devoted itself exclusively to chamber music. In 1995 the quartet won multiple prizes at the international competitions of Evian, Banff, and Salzburg, and the following year won first prize and the gold medal at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.

  • Woven Works On View At Library

    Taught and lead by volunteer Hanna Roehrs , a group of weavers were part of the first workshop offered at HealingNewtown in the winter of 2013. That group has continued and expanded, and their work will now be the focus of an exhibit at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • ‘Skipping’ For Kindness At Hawley Elementary School

    There was bouncing, laughing, hugging, and dancing happening at Hawley Elementary School on Friday, February 20. As staff members announced over the school’s loudspeaker, Hawley’s first “Feel Good Friday Dance Party” was underway.