• Fully Staged Musical ‘Scrooge!’ At The Palace This Weekend

    Get ready to deck the halls this holiday weekend when Musicals at Richter, Connecticut’s longest running outdoor theater, moves inside to The Palace Danbury with an enchanting version of “Scrooge!”  The Musical. Newtown residents are among the local actors who will be presenting the four performances December 19-21.

  • Final Sunday Cinema Series Program: Two Films, December 28

    On Sunday, December 28, Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host the final screenings of the films in 1939: The Greatest Year in Film — A 75th Anniversary Celebration Sunday Cinema Series. "At the Circus" will be offered at 1 pm, featuring the willful mayhem of Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx; and at 4 and 7 pm, "Babes in Arms," starring the beloved child stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, will be screened.

  • Second Annual Night Of Song Planned

    Trinity Productions invites the public for its Second Annual Night of Song, scheduled for Saturday, December 20, in Sandy Hook Center. All are invited to gather around the Christmas tree at 2 Washington Avenue, at 6:15 pm. Singing will be from 6:30 until 8 pm. “We would like to spread some cheer as we sing holiday carols this season,” said Cindy M. Miller, coordinator of Trinity Productions.

  • Police Reschedule Toys For Tots Collection Event

    Police announced this week that the their Toys For Tots holiday toy drive for needy children, which had been scheduled for two locations on Saturday, December 6, but was not held on that day due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 13. The toy drive is slated for 10 am to 2 pm for the area in front of The Toy Tree at 14 Church Road, and also for the area in front of TJ Maxx at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street.

  • ‘Optimus Time’ At Municipal Center

    Michael Johnston calls his work “futuristic, mechanical timepieces created from recycled electronics and found objects,” and it is on view at Newtown Municipal Center until December 24. The show, “Optimus Time,” offers large pieces offers large pieces as well as pieces that will fit into one’s hand. Most of the works include working clocks.

  • One-Day SCAN Holiday Art Show Planned

    For the unusual, but special, holiday gift, The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown is offering a SCAN Small Works Art Show & Sale. The special event will be offered one day only, on Saturday, December 13, from 10 am to 4 pm at Newtown Meeting House. Artist members of SCAN will be showing small, original artwork, all under 11 by 14 inches or smaller.

  • Annual Festival Of Lessons And Carols At Trinity Church, Sunday Afternoon

    The Choir of Men & Women and the Trinity Choristers of Trinity Church will bring festive music to the beautiful, candlelit acoustics of Trinity Episcopal Church for the community at its Festival Of Lessons And Carols For Advent. The annual celebration will be shared Sunday, December 7, at 2 pm, as part of the Annual Newtown Holiday Festival. Between hearing readings of prophecy, all congregation will be invited to sing Advent hymns including the ancient “Veni, Veni Emmanuel,” the uplifting “Lo! He comes with clouds descending, “ and the dance-like “Angel Gabriel.”

  • Three Tree Lightings Planned For The Weekend

    Trees at Ram Pasture, Sandy Hook Center, and in Hawleyville will be formally lit for the holidays this weekend. Newtown’s oldest tree lighting celebration will open the weekend.

  • Genealogy Club To Host Christmas Party This Weekend

    The December meeting of the Genealogy Club of Newtown will double as the club’s annual Christmas party. The meeting and party will be held on Sunday, December 7, at Ridgefield Recreation Center. All are welcome. The meeting’s theme will be “Genealogy Ideas For Fun Holiday Activities.” There will be a raffle tickets to all members with a grand prize of a one-year year membership to New England Historic Genealogical Society, gifts, and plenty of refreshments and conversations.

  • Sound Center Open House, Sunday Afternoon

    The Sound Center for Music, Creative Arts and Mindfulness, in the historic renovated chapel at 31 Hawleyville Road,  invites the public to usher in the holidays with a month of opportunities to relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate. On Sunday, December 7, an IAM Meditation Technique Workshop will begin at 11 am. Then from 2 to 4:30 pm, an open house will feature an herbal skincare party and holiday mini reiki sessions, by donation. A holiday boutique will offer local products, cards, art, ornaments, and more.