• Pastel Artist Ivers To Offer Program At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have Christine Ivers of Meriden demonstrating in pastel on Wednesday, January 14, at 7:30 pm. Her subject will be a landscape. This meeting is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Newtown Hikers Begin Winter Schedule

    Newtown Hikers is an open group welcoming anyone interested in hiking and the outdoors. There is no membership fee. Hikes are held Saturday mornings, with the group leaving from the lower rear parking lot of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. The group's current season began January 3, but continues weekly until March 14.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic For Newtown Youth Returning January 17

    Attention young musicians, poets, singers, magicians, and other entertainers: the monthly Saturday Night Open Mic, for youth in grades 5-12, will return Saturday, January 17, from 7:30 to 9:15 pm. The event takes place in The Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church.

  • Town Historian’s Annual Lecture: ‘A Night At The Nickelodeon,’ Monday

    Before it was a television channel, the word “nickelodeon” meant a performance that cost a nickel: juke box, player piano, and especially a movie theater. On Monday, January 12, at 7:30 pm, Town Historian Daniel Cruson will give his annual lecture, this year looking at “A Night At The Nickelodeon.” The program will take place in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. This year's program by Mr Cruson will include a number of short films, with commentary between many of them. While historical society programs are usually free of charge, this one will be slightly different. In keeping with the evening's theme, attendees will be asked to pay 5 cents each.

  • Meditation, Monthly Coffee Break & Chair Massage At Resiliency Center

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces its first three programs of 2015: guided healing meditation with a focus on joyfulness, an informal coffee hour, and 15-minute chair massage sessions.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Sponsor After-School Program At NMS

    Ben’s Lighthouse will sponsor a free after-school program at Newtown Middle School for all local seventh and eighth grade students, on Mondays from 2:15 to 3 pm, from February 4 to March 16. The program will offer students the opportunity to tell stories, like favorite memories or achievements, by talking about the importance of life lessons, lessons learned, and sharing influences in their lives.

  • Counted Embroidery Exhibition At Library

    Works by approximately a dozen members of Friends of Counted Embroidery Laurel Chapter will be on view at C.H. Booth Library this month.

  • Cultural Arts Commission To Sponsor Parks & Rec Classes

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will be sponsoring four classes through the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department beginning this month. Thanks to financial support from NCAC, the fee for two of the classes will be $20, and the fee for the other two classes is $25. Two classes of Drawing Mixed Media, to be held at Newtown Middle School, and Ballet Barre Workout and Broadway Tap, both at The Graceful Planet, will be the inaugural offerings of the Cultural Commission’s programming outreach.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC Saturday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on January 3 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner is followed at 7:45 pm by a performance of bluegrass, country, and folk music played by Roger Sprung & Friends.

  • Residents Deliver Books To Elementary School In Nation’s Capitol

    Shortly before the second anniversary of 12/14, two busloads of people from Newtown and the surrounding area went to Washington, DC, for the Second Annual National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims at the Washington National Cathedral. Before they returned home, they left a gift of thousands of books for students of one elementary school. To #HonorWithAction, the group spent the morning before the December 11 vigil performing acts of kindness around Washington that had been organized through The Newtown Foundation.