Newtown Bridge Club will be closed Tuesday, October 21, and Wednesday, October 22, due to a regional bridge tournament in Danbury. The club regularly meets on Mondays at 1 pm, Tuesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, and Wednesdays at 10 am.
Newtown’s third annual Walk 4 Water will be take place Sunday, October 19, at Fairfield Hills, from 10 am to noon. Meet at Keating Farms Avenue. All ages are invited to participate in a three-mile walk simulating the daily trip African families must make to retrieve clean water. Later on Sunday, the annual CROP WALK -- which this year is also focusing on issues of clean water for drinking, bathing, and more -- will also take place.
The Stony Hill Four Corners Association along with its participating Hawleyville merchants are sponsoring a Halloween Breakfast Sunday, October 26, from 9 am to noon, at the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department headquarters, 59 Stony Hill Road in Bethel.
A bonfire and hayride with the Newtown Newcomers & Neighbors (NNN) originally scheduled for October 4 was rained out. The event, which is open to the public, was rescheduled for Sunday, October 19, at 5:30 pm. It will take place at Castle Hill Farm, 40 Sugar Lane. Refreshments will be offered; BYOB. Cost is $10 per nonmember family, which will be credited toward new membership for those who decide to join the club.
Newtown Kindness is set to host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to celebrate the first year of the Charlotte’s Litter program. The event will take place near the Where Angels Play playground that was built to honor Charlotte Bacon, near the intersection of Captain Thomas Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. The event will celebrate the first-year program results of the Charlotte’s Litter program in recognition of the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.
For those too old for trick-or-treating who are looking for a fun night out, the wild, madcap farce "Lend Me A Tenor" opens October 31 at The Little Theatre. Written by Ken Ludwig and nominated for nine Tony Awards (winner of three), The New York Times called the show "one of the great farces by a living writer." Performances will continue weekends until November 22.
As a collaboration between the Newtown and Bethel Chambers of Commerce, an Oktoberfest after hours event is being hosted Wednesday, October 29, at My Place Restaurant, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Local business professionals are invited to join chambers for this festive celebration. Those who attend will have the opportunity to mingle and network with other business professionals in the newly renovated, private room at the restaurant. In true Oktoberfest fashion, guests will be sampling beer based off the original recipe for King Ludwig’s royal wedding in 1810, the genesis of today’s Oktoberfest celebrations.
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is hosting the inaugural Newtown Chili Cook-Off Wednesday, November 5 in the gymnasium at Edmond Town Hall, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Local restaurants will perfect their chili recipes and enter to compete for the title of Best Chili in the Greater Newtown Area. In addition to the chili tasting, guests can enjoy a beer tasting provided by Black Hog Brewing Company.
Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club as well as students and faculty from Lathrop School of Dance will perform at the Fifth Annual Newtown Lions Great Pumpkin Race this Saturday, October 18, from 10 am to 2 pm, behind Edmond Town Hall. First on the agenda, however, will be the decorating contest and a series of pumpkin races, where participants are being urged to use their ingenuity in putting pumpkins on wheels, to be raced down the hills behind the former town hall.
While Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is putting the final touches on this weekend’s Passport To Sandy Hook, business owners in the shopping district are also planning for their Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk. This year’s event will be Saturday, October 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Downtown merchants — all located within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Washington Avenue-Riverside Road-Glen Road intersection — will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.