• Bleau’s ‘Life Studies’ In Roxbury

    For just a few more days, local residents can enjoy “Life Studies: pastel paintings & drawings” at Minor Memorial Library. A solo exhibition of works by the longtime Newtown resident and portrait artist Laura Bleau, the collection is on view until February 21.

  • Asbury To Present Animal Portrait Program, February 25 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will host artist Melody Asbury, who will be demonstrating animal portrait painting in oil, at its meeting on Wednesday, February 25, at 1:30 pm. The free meeting and program will take place at Newtown Meeting House.

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Still On Tonight

    Organizers of the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St John’s Episcopal Church says that despite this morning's weather, tonight's dinner will go on as planned. St John's will hold its 58th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 pm.

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Fifth Of July’

    Town Players of Newtown have scheduled auditions for Lanford Wilson’s "Fifth Of July," which will be staged by the Newtown-based theater in late April and the first part of May. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10.

  • Fitness For Kindness: Gyms Across The Country To Honor Charlotte Bacon With Special Workout

    Gyms across the country will this week be honoring Charlotte Bacon, a young victim of 12/14, with an event called Fitness for Kindness to commemorate her birthday. The Fitness For Kindness fundraiser event can occur any time during the week leading up to what would have been Charlotte’s ninth birthday on February 22. Newtown Kindness is encouraging people and gyms to schedule their events for a day and time between February 15 and February 22. Crossfit Hook’d, at 7 Turnberry Lane in Sandy Hook, will host its Fitness for Kindness event on Sunday, February 22, beginning at 9 am. Crossfit Hook’d, at 7 Turnberry Lane in Sandy Hook, will host its Fitness for Kindness event on Sunday, February 22, beginning at 9 am.

  • Pancake Supper For Shrove Tuesday

    St John’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, will hold its 58th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 17. From 5 to 7 pm in the church hall, members of the church will be serving all-you-can-eat dinners of pancakes, applesauce, and beverages. After a one year hiatus, Bruce Moulthrop’s home-style corned beef hash will return to the menu. Diners can opt for the hash or sausage as their side.

  • Friday Night Bingo Tomorrow At St Rose Of Lima School

    The next offering of Friday Bingo Night will be this weekend at St Rose of Lima School. Games will be played on Friday, February 13, in the Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall, 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45 pm, and games run from 6:30 until approximately 9:30 pm. The per-person admission fee of $17 covers all regular and some special games. All ages are welcome.

  • Harlem Wizards Returning For Comedy Game

    The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Newtown for a comedy basketball game on Sunday, February 22. The game will be played at Newtown High School beginning at 3 pm. The Wizards will take on a team of Newtown teachers and school staff as they have done in the past.

  • Girl Scouts To Host Hearts Of Hope Children’s Event

    Girl Scouts in Troop 50113 are set to host an event on Monday, February 23, at 7 pm, for children in third through sixth grade to participate in making Hearts of Hope. Participants will paint clay hearts that will be donated to a worthy cause through Hearts of Hope, a volunteer-driven nationwide community service program that has a chapter in Newtown. Members of the local Girl Scout troop are working through their Girl Scout Gold Award requirements.

  • Protecting The State’s Water, Next At Town & Country Garden Club

    Margaret Miner, the director of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, will be the guest speaker for The Town & Country Garden Club on Wednesday, February 11. Ms Miner will cover three topics during her program: landscaping and buffers to protect water quality, pesticides, and statewide water planning. The free program will be offered at Newtown Senior Center.