Organizers of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament announce that there are still openings for players and sponsors. The tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, September 28. It will be played Newtown Country Club, 1 Country Club Road.
The Grammy-winning Ying Quartet has added Robin Scott, an award-winning musician described as one of America’s rising stars on the classical music stage, as first violinist. Mr Scott joins siblings and founding members David (cello), Janet (violin), and Phillip (viola) Ying, who will open the 38th season of performances hosted by Newtown Friends of Music (NFM) on Sunday, September 27. Pianist Elinor Freer will be joining the ensemble for the 3 pm performance. The concert will be in the theater of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
Richter Association for the Arts will host a presentation by the Gray School of Irish Dance on Sunday, September 27, at 3 pm, at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. The program will feature high energy dances performed by students of various ages and by two of the school’s teachers, Christina and Craig Ashurst, both of whom are former dancers in Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. The school has studios in Danbury, Newtown and Old Saybrook.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have Laura Wilk painting in watercolor at its next meeting, on Wednesday, September 23, at 1:30 pm. This demonstration will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House.
Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club, based in Newtown, held the first of two Fun Nights on September 15 at the Masonic Temple in Sandy Hook. A second Fun Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 7:30-9:10 pm, at the Masonic Hall at 3 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook.
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook. The event will take place in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 25 merchants have contributed toward this year’s prize packages.
Newtown Historical Society will host its annual Children’s Day at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, September 20, from noon to 2 pm. Costumed docents will conduct classes inside the historic schoolhouse and offer recess activities on the lawn as well, for students from 5 to 10 years old. Recess will consist of such colonial games as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races and a Tug of War. There is a $3 materials fee, payable at the event.
As the last hot summer days are slowly receding, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is warming up for its 31st year with a kickoff at the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. Inside the entry tent at Fairfield Hills, where the festival will be taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, visitors will have the opportunity to talk with members of the club and look at selected photographs which will also be available for purchase. Then on Thursday, September 24, at 7:30 pm, Flagpole Photographers will officially hold their first competition at a new location. The club will begin meeting this season at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook
In anticipation of a Lantern Parade within Fairfield Hills on the evening of Saturday, September 19, lantern making workshops will be ongoing during the day. Saturday will be the opening day of the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. The festival will provide the supplies, and some instruction, and participants will supply the imagination and the joy. Meant for festival attendees of all ages, the lanterns, and self made costumes, will light up the night starting at 6:30 pm on Saturday as they, and their makers, create a parade starting at the softball fields on Mile Hill Road South.
ASAP (After School Arts Program), based in Washington (Conn.), is bringing the renowned dance company Pilobolus to Newtown and Southbury through The Multi Generational Community Dance Project, for ages 13-103. The dance project will have workshop sessions for 4½ months, followed by two dress rehearsals, and then two public performances, February 19-20. Workshop sessions will alternate between Reed Intermediate School in Newtown and Gainfield Elementary School in Southbury. They will run from 4 to 5:30 pm.