A new reading series to be presented at C.H. Booth Library will give fans of the written word inside access to the work of authors who live and write in the Nutmeg State. The first event, taking place Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the library's main meeting room. The first program in the series will feature its curator, Sophronia Scott, along with guest authors Mary Bailey, Chris Belden, Linda Legters and Lisa Schwartz.
UPDATE (Monday, November 9, 2015): This program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18. || The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 11, 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. Ms Platt will be bringing a collection of natural plant materials in order to demonstrate how to create wonderful decorative items for the holiday season. She promises a humorous look at easy methods for good looking decorations that will make anyone’s house look prettier at a joyous times of the year.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut held its annual Awards Luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on October 28. The Federation encompasses 128 Garden Clubs from around the state. The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown was proud to return home from the luncheon with four major awards.
There are many enigmatic figures in America’s history but one of the most puzzling is Aaron Burr. Well connected, and well on his way up the public career ladder, he ended in disgrace, a vice president later tried for treason. Newtown Historical Society in conjunction with C.H. Booth Library will examine Burr’s life and court case in “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr,” a presentation to be offered by Kent Newmeyer, on Monday, November 9, at 7:30 pm. The free program will be offered in the lower meeting room of the library.
Celebrating its 17th anniversary season, Euclid Quartet is known for performances filled with passion, virtuosity, and sensitivity. The have captivated audiences and critics across the country, from Carnegie Hall and school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts.
Blake Edwards’s 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be shown at 4 and 7 pm Sunday, November 8, at Edmond Town Hall. Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given to the best look-alikes from the film. Jen Rogers, coordinator of the Sunday Cinema Series, is looking forward to Sunday. “There are so many great looks from this film, I can’t wait to see what people choose to wear,” said Ms Rogers, who is also a member of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Tickets are $2.
The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members. To introduce themselves to the community, and to answer questions about their work, the auxiliary will host an open house on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm. After a brief business meeting, members will introduce themselves to guests and explain their role as a support group for the fire company. Auxiliary members do not need to have a relative in the fire company in order to join. Members need to be at least age 19, however.
St Rose of Lima Church Outreach Ministry and Visiting Angels will be hosting a free seminar on “Plan, Prepare and Protect — Legal Strategies As We Age.” The workshop will focus on planning to ensure one’s financial and personal affairs will be handled as expected when they are no longer capable to care for themselves. Attorney Ann Fowler-Cruz will present the workshop on Tuesday, November 10. It will begin at 6:30 pm and will take place at the St Rose of Lima Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center, 38B Church Hill Road.
Ben’s Bells Connecticut will host a Girls Night Out on Thursday, November 12, at its new studio, 32 Stony Hill Road. The event will run from 6:30 until 9 pm. Guests will discover the background story and mission of Ben’s Bells and learn about kindness education programming. Guests will also be invited to paint Kindness Coins or beads to be used to create future bells. No artistic ability is needed.
Newtown Bridle Lands Association is inviting the public for a walk along the first phase of the newly established Trail of Angels. Located at The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation property, on Old Farm Road within Fairfield Hills, the trail is NBLA’s project in response to the events of 12/14. A walk along the first phase is planned for Saturday, November 7, beginning at 10 am.