- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Volunteers from Ben’s Bells Newtown visited Hawley Elementary School for a Friday, October 18, evening event to create the ceramic and bell creations that are randomly distributed works of art.
Hawley School students and family members gathered in the school’s gymnasium for the event, and according to Hawley Principal Jo-Ann Peters, roughly 150 people signed up to participate.
- Friday, August 16, 2013
It was not just the 25 kids who took part in the History Camp last month at the (un-air-conditioned) Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street who sweltered during the heat wave. So did the teachers who served every day for the whole week. “They directed the making of lanterns, making and painting marbles and playing marble games, giving tours of the house and barn, and many other activities, as if were a delightful 70 degrees,” says a very impressed Gordon Williams.
- Tuesday, August 6, 2013
- Monday, July 8, 2013
Mary Ann Cantor, seated, and Jodie Adolfson make Kindness Coins, in preparation of the grand opening of Ben’s Bells Newtown, on July 13. Guests on July 13 can choose to glaze the coins, which will eventually be distributed to area schools, or make or glaze original beads for Ben’s Bells.
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
All are invited to spread intentional kindness by participating in a Ben’s Bells workshop on Wednesday, June 5, from 6-8 pm, at Newtown United Methodist Church.
Jeannette Maré, founder of the Ben’s Bells Project and Ben’s mom, will be at this workshop to talk about the project, which was inspired by the kindness extended to her following the sudden death of her two-year old son. The Tuscon, Ariz.-based non-profit promotes and celebrates intentional kindness.
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Due to a scheduling conflict, a Ben’s Bells Newtown workshop that had been planned for May 30 at Newtown United Methodist Church has been rescheduled to Friday, May 31.
Those who had already registered for the original date have already been put on the guest list for the new date.
“We hope everyone is still able to attend that night. If you are not able to, please let [us] know so [we] can release your ticket for someone else to attend,” said a May 14 email from the Ben’s Bells Newtown team.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) is pleased to announce it will host international comic bubble artist Casey Carle, the mastermind of Bubblemania!, on Saturday, April 27, at Edmond Town Hall. This soapy spectacular combines visual comedy, quick wit, and Big Band music with beautiful bubbles, creating an interactive treat for the whole family.