The April meeting of the Newtown Genealogy Club, on Wednesday, April 10, will feature guest speaker Laura G. Prescott. A professional researcher, writer and speaker, Ms Prescott will offer examples of the research tools that can be used to find events that helped shape the lives of our ancestors.
The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on April 6 in the church’s fellowship hall. Dinner will be followed by a performance of bluegrass, country and folk music by Roger Sprung & Friends.
Sir Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a “perfect” society. On Monday, April 8, Newtown Historical Society will host a program by Gordon Williams about just that subject. “All This And Heaven Too” will looking at many attempts by others to create their own utopias here on earth.
The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on April 12. Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:30. Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes.
Author and speaker Richard Louv will be the featured guest at the upcoming program, “Peace And The Natural World: The Restorative Power of Nature Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play.” He will be offering two talks in Newtown with book signings on April 5, first at 1:3...
A sunny spring day Saturday, March 30, found hundreds of parents and children crowding Treadwell Park, eager for this year’s egg hunt. “It’s starting,” someone shouted as children lined up, waiting to rush the field and gather plast...
The Irish melodies played by bands nationwide in St Patrick's Day parades are still swirling on the currents, but it is not too early to start thinking about a parade that is near and dear to the hearts of so many: The 52nd annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.
Newtown Labor Day Parade President Beth Caldwell and committee members Robin Buchanan, Andy Cluff, Dan Cruson, Ellie Whalen, Stacey Olszewski, Betsy Kenyon, Kym Stendahl, Kelly Stendahl, Steve Bigham, and Tom D’Agastino began meeting in January to plan the September 2 event.
“We’re trying to keep the parade all about Newtown this year, and all that makes it special,” Ms Caldwell said Thursday, March 28. With that in mind, she is pleased to announce the parade theme for 2013, “We Are Newtown — Marching Strong!”
Grace Family Church (formerly Grace Christian Fellowship) will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at Treadwell Park. Children up to age 12 are invited; groups have been traditionall divided by age for the egg hunts. Shown here are 10-to 12-year-olds racing toward the East...