The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity announces the 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series will performed in Sandy Hook Village along the magnificent Pootatuck River beginning this month. Performances will be Saturday afternoons, 1-3 pm, September 19 through October 3. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance, and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for children. Chairs will be provided for concert attendees.
RIDGEFIELD — With more than 120 acting credits to his name, including several wildly successful HBO comedy specials and a recurring rols as the voice of Sid the sloth in the Ice Age animated film franchise, John Leguizamo is a familiar face in the entertainment world. Leguizamo is bringing his new one-man show Latin History for Dummies to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, September 16, at 8 pm. During an exclusive chat with The Newtown Bee, Leguizamo talked about channeling the educator who inspired his latest stage role, his relationship with his teenage children, and how he worked with Spike Lee to crafting what he said is his best film role.
The LOF Adaptive Skiers and Newtown Parks & Recreation Department invite Newtown children ages 7-18 to participate in Ski Newtown on Saturday, September 19, at Eichler’s Cove Marina on Lake Zoar from 9 am to 3:30 pm. There is a $25 fee to participate in this event, which is open to all Newtown children ages 7-18 (able bodied and disabled). Advanced registration is required. Rain date: September 20. To register, visit LOFAdaptiveSkiers.org
We’ve all heard the phrase “The Greatest Generation,” used to describe the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind? The war caused profound changes at home and Newtown Historical Society, in conjunction with C.H. Booth Library will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio, “Women’s World in WWII,” on Monday, September 14. The program will begin at 7:30 pm, in the community room of the library, 25 Main Street.
The first Friday Bingo Night of the 2015-16 academic year for St Rose of Lima School will be Friday, September 11. Bingo will take place in the Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall at 40 Church Hill Road. Doors will open at 5:45 pm, and games will run from 6:30 until 9:30 pm. The per person admission fee of $17 will cover all regular games. All ages are welcome.
Ben’s Lighthouse is looking to connect with high school volunteers. On Wednesday, September 9, at 6 pm, the organization will host a high school volunteer night at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street. The event seeks to inform local high school students of programs and activities to get involved with to volunteer their time. Information about volunteer opportunities and sign-ups to get involved will be available.
The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society will present Gailfean, a new supergroup featuring John Whelan, Brian Conway and Don Penzien, at Newtown Meeting House. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, beginning at 8 pm. Requested donation is $20 for adults, $5 for children.
Newtown parents and girls are invited to join Girl Scouts of America/Newtown Service Unit Managers Cat Fedorchek and Heather Smith for a Recruitment/Joining Night, where they can learn what fun activities and exciting events Girl Scouts provides for girls in Newtown. The event will be held at Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane, on Wednesday, September 16. It will begin at 6:30 pm.
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, September 28. The tournament will be played Newtown Country Club. Registration is $125 per golfer. This includes breakfast at the Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue main station beginning at 7:30 am, 18 holes of golf with a cart, and dinner at the country club, including three-hour open bar (beer and wine). There will also be trophies and cash prizes, and a raffle with many different items up for bid.