The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown welcome James Grashow, who will be talking and demonstrating about his work, at Newtown Meeting House on Wednesday, June 24. The free program will begin at 1:30 pm.
Witness for yourself the inspired lunacy of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" like never before, when Edmond Town Hall Theatre hosts the return of the Sunday Cinema Series. Introduced in 2014 and featuring classic films — all from 1939, “The Greatest Year in Film” — the Sunday series returns this year with occasional screenings of films that are equally classic in their own right. On Sunday, June 28, attendees will be treated to a 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python’s first full-length film, shown in its highest definition ever.
The Jones Factor will perform in the Alexandria Room of Newtown’s Edmond Town Hall as part of the Town Hall Music Series. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, at 8 pm. Drawing on the incredible talents of nine world-class musicians, The Jones Factor was founded in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli.
Town Players of Newtown will continue its 80th-anniversary season with a play about theater itself: Noël Coward’s "Hay Fever," opening June 26. Oftentimes, plays are written about obnoxious guests. Hay Fever is an exception to that rule, as the action surrounds the antics of nightmare hosts.
With nearly 500 artists submitting artwork for consideration for this year's "Art of the Northeast" at Silvermine Art Center, co-curators Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam had a lot of great work to look through. Silvermine Gallery Director Jeffrey Mueller also noted a healthy showing from MFA programs. In the finalist category, the curators selected 84 works by 63 artists, including a trio of vessels by Newtown resident and Silvermine member Joan Zagrobelny. The exhibition is on view in New Canaan until July 26.
The second annual Newtown Play Festival is gearing up for production during the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. Producers Maureen Trotto and Elizabeth Young are seeking ten minute plays by local playwrights. Works for consideration should be emailed to the producers by July 1.
On Thursday, June 18, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a general meeting and photo competition in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. June’s assigned subject is “My Backyard.” Members of the local photography club are to showcase their creativity for capturing various photography of their interpretation of their backyard. There will also be competitions in Digital, Black & White, and Open Color.
In preparation for the 40th anniversary Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, coming July 11-15 to Reed Intermediate School, an exhibit on view at C.H. Booth Library showcases a sample of what will be available at this year’s book sale/library fundraiser.
Newtown Bridge Club will host workshops in modern bridge basics for bridge players on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown, beginning June 15. June workshops include Opening the Bidding (June 15), Major Suit Fits (June 22), and 1 Notrump Bids and Basic Responses (June 29). Seven more workshops are scheduled through August.
The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is currently presenting its annual exhibition of members’ works. The collection of nearly 100 photographs is on view in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, through June 18.
The exhibition includes photos taken in Newtown and across the United States as well as in South Africa, Australia, China, England, Malta, Cuba, and Canada.