The next meting of The Genealogy Club of Newtown will be on Wednesday, November 18, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. The meeting will begin at 7 pm; light refreshments and socializing will precede the formal meeting.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has announced a number of upcoming programs. Programs include a pair of discussions focusing on one chapter in "The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog," a coffee hour with lessons on essential oils, and brainspotting appointments.
Newtown Historical Society will host an open house on Sunday, November 15, from 12 to 4 pm, at The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street. Costumed docents will be available to lead tours. Guests will also be welcome through the house on their own. In addition, Rebecca Starkins of A Fashionable Frolic will bring history alive by providing visual and tactile access to the past.
On Saturday, November 14, Two Steps Downtown Grille will host Ability Beyond’s 3rd Annual “Families Rock” event from 7-11 pm. Admission is free, there will be raffles, and the event is open to the public. Three local bands will be performing including The Jay Willie Band from Newtown, The Surf Bombs from Danbury, and Good Medicine from Southbury. Jay Willie is an Ability Beyond parent of a young man receiving many supports and services, including residential.
Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars has been rescheduled from Saturday, November 14, to Saturday, November 21, due to a scheduling conflict. The NUSAR Dream Team will host the Harlem Superstars in a game to begin at 7 pm in the Newtown High School gymnasium.
For the 30th year, Newtown Savings Bank will present the Annual Newtown Holiday Festival. One of the area’s longest running holiday events, the benefit for Newtown Youth & Family Services will take place this year on Sunday, December 6, from 11 am until 4 pm. The festival will feature narrated historical trolley rides through the historic Borough of Newtown, the Historic House Tours on Main Street, the Festival of Trees, performances of "The Nutcracker Suite" by Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet, a Holiday Tea, and more. This year's event will also include a special salute to the 30th anniversary of "The Polar Express."
The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 18, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center. Please note this date has been postponed by one week from the original date of the program.
Graduating Newtown students aspiring to an agricultural-related career can benefit from an upcoming tag sale to be conducted by The Horticulture Club of Newtown on Saturday, November 14. The sale will run from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, in the barn of club members Shane and George Miller, who live at 50 Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship fund, which honors students entering the horticulture field.
Newtown High School students are gearing up to present the school’s fall drama, The Great Gatsby, next Thursday through Sunday, November 12 to 15.
The production is student directed with NHS teachers Janice Gabriel and Brian Tenney acting as advisers.
The Great Gatsby tells the story of an aspiring writer who gets sucked into a life of luxury, decadence, and drama in the 1920s. The play is based on the book by the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald.