The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity kicked off its 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series on Saturday, September 19, with a performance by The Midlife Crisis at the Sandy Hook Village Green.As the band performed, some event goers — like children Jessup Burton and Isaac and Andres St Georges — danced. Other attendees sat in provided chairs set up on the green, and others found space to lounge in the shade.
We live upon a spinning top perched upon the twirling lariat of a great cowboy riding in circles. Yet none of us feels particularly dizzy. But how our heads do spin! In case you didn’t notice, the sun slipped into the Southern Hemisphere on Wednesday to deliver the blessings of spring and then summer to all things living below the equatorial belt. Those of us left in the bending light of its wake must now bank wood in our sheds, stock soup in our freezers, and books in our Kindles and shelves for the coming months of darkening and decrease.
Gailfean means “rough weather” in Irish Gaelic, so it might be called a happy irony that their first concert at Newtown Meeting House took place on a mild, lovely Saturday evening. However pleasant the weather outside, the music inside was even better, and the latest in the series of concerts put on by Fairfield County-based Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society was a rousing success.
The fourth annual Newtown Arts Festival continued its month-long celebration of events and performances last weekend with the Rooster Ball Dinner & Dance on Friday, September 18, and its original event — a two-day outdoors festival — on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Both were presented on the Fairfield Hills Campus.
The Newtown Arts Festival is sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
“Tonight is the kickoff of our signature event, the Newtown Arts Festival,” said Festival Director and Chair Terry Sagedy at the Rooster Ball Dinner & Dance on Friday, as attendees gathered under the main tent set up for the weekend.
The Spay and Neuter Association of Newtown (SNAN) recently donated 15 books about animals to C.H. Booth Library’s Children’s Department in memory of Penelope Meek, who was president, treasurer, Ways and Means chair, and a member of SNAN for many years. Ms Meeks also coordinated the Cat Clinics in Newtown for many years and was devoted to assisting pet owners to receive help in spaying and neutering their animals, according to SNAN.