The 2015 Newtown Film Festival is just a few weeks away, and volunteers are needed. Festival Founder Cristin Carlin is hoping to find a few people who would be willing to hang festival fliers around town as soon as this weekend. will also be needed the weekend of the festival, September 18-20. In addition to openings at Edmond Town Hall, where the festival will be presented, volunteers are needed to man an NFF booth at Fairfield Hills during the Newtown Arts Festival.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will welcome Alain Picard, an acclaimed portrait artist, for its next event. Mr Picard will demonstrate painting a portrait of a model at its meeting-program on Wednesday, August 27, at 7:30 pm. The free program The meeting will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street
The Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers invites the community to participate in a one-of-kind waterski event to benefit people with disabilities. Dam Buster, an 11- and 22-mile Waterski-A-Thon, runs from the Shepaug Dam to Stevenson Dam. The event is Saturday, September 12, on Lake Zoar from 9 am to noon. Visit the website at LOFadaptiveskiers.org or call 203-426-0666.
The lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade has been provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.
The first meeting of the new season of the Genealogy Club of Newtown will take place at the C.H. Booth Memorial Library, 25 Main Street, Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm, in the Meeting Room. Guest speaker is Philip Hayes, “The Digital Genealogist," “Evernote — Your Genealogy Research Assistant.” Light refreshments will be served. Those with questions or problems are encouraged to come at 6:45 pm for help from others in the club.
On Wednesday, September 9, The Town and Country Garden Club will present their first program of the season. This month’s guest will be Mary-Beth Kaeser from Horizon Wings. Located in Ashford, Horizon Wings is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey. Ms Kauser, who founded the organization in 2001 as a non-profit organization for raptors, will bring a variety of birds to discuss. She has been a wildlife rehabilitator since 1985.
The 26th season of Saturday Pasta Dinners at Newtown United Methodist Church will open on September 5 the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road. Dinner is served from 5 to 7:30 pm with donation being $10, $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children. Dinner is followed at 7:45 pm by a performance of bluegrass, country, and folk music played by Roger Sprung & Friends. The entertainment donation is $4 with dinner or $5 without. This covers all coffee, soft drinks, and snacks served during the evening from 7:45 to 10:30 pm.
Newtown Arts Festival will host a free evening of music, “Random Acts Of Chamber Music,” featuring The New England New Music Ensemble (NENME) and The Danbury Trombone Outfit, on Friday, September 11, 7:30 to 9 pm, at Newtown Meeting House. NENME is a chamber music group made up of mostly Newtown musicians. This group performs original compositions along with arrangements of songs not normally associated with chamber music, while DTO is a trombone ensemble whose repertoire has ranged from solo trombone to large Moravian choirs of over 14 trombonists, spanning the 15th Century to contemporary composers.
Brian DeToma is directing the next production at The Little Theater, "Bus Stop." In William Inge’s drama, a busload of passengers from Kansas City seek shelter at a roadside diner during a snowstorm, finding respite from the storm as well as friendship and romance. Opening night is Friday, September 4. Curtain is 8 pm. In addition, the company is already looking ahead to the production that will serve as the finalé for Town Players’s 80th anniversary season. Auditions for "Design For Murder," George Batson’s classic murder mystery comedy, will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8-9.
EverWonder Children’s Museum is pleased to announce its calendar for September 2015, which includes events for the entire family. The first special offering of the month will be a pinwheel project on September 4.