• Benefit Scrabble Tournament, Sunday At Inn

    On Sunday, October 5, a Scrabble tournament will be held at The Inn at Newtown to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America. Two playing options are available: a three-game unrated tournament for new new players and those rated under 1000, and a seven-game rated tournament for players ready for a longer day. Both tournaments will start at 10 am, with registration opening at 9:30.

  • Fine Poetry & Music: ‘Voices Of Poetry/At The Booth,’ October 18

    C.H. Booth Library will host an afternoon of fine poetry and music on Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The event, “Voices of Poetry/At the Booth,” will feature readings by the poets and writers Kristen DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki and acoustic music by the guitarist Buzz Turner. Admission is free, thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.

  • Meet Your Neighbor At A Bonfire October 4

    Late morning sunlight skipped across a rippling Pootatuck River Tuesday morning as Newtown Newcomers & Neighbors (NNN) President Shari Wright watched the water flow by. She spoke of her group’s activities including an October 4 bonfire at 6:30 pm at Castle Hill Farm on Route 302. The public is invited to meet with NNN members and learn more about group membership while enjoying an evening with a bonfire, hayride, and appetizers.

  • Rare Disease Advocacy Organization To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Unique Broadway Event; Two Residents Featured

    On Thursday, October 23, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, a rare disease advocacy organization, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event on Broadway featuring the world premiere and reading of the play "Four Decades|One Community." Newtown resident Martin Blanco will direct the play, and fellow resident David Wheeler will appear as a featured actor.

  • Hospital Staff Rallying Around Nurse With Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

    A bake sale on Friday, September 26, from 7 am until 11 pm at Danbury Hospital’s Robolitti Conference Center will raise funds to help cover costs for one of the hospital’s own. John Young, an RN at the hospital for RN at Danbury Hospital for more than 30 years, was recently diagnosed with Amloidosis, a rare bone marrow disorder. His family, friends and coworkers are coming together in support of Mr Young, as well as his wife Beth and their two teenage daughters.

  • Fall Donation Day Planned At Library

    The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will host Fall Donation Day, Sunday, October 19, from noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. Donations of all genres of books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and computer games support the annual Book Sale, the biggest fundraiser each year for the Friends. Drop off is in the C.H. Booth rear parking lot, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tax receipts are available.

  • Town Players Seeking Director Submissions For 2015

    Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre in 2015, the 80th anniversary year for the community theater company.

  • Organizers Announce Second Annual Newtown Pumpkin Festival

    A Bead of Roses is pleased to announce the second annual Newtown Pumpkin Festival, to be held at Fairfield Hills on Saturday, October 11, from 3 to 9:30 pm. The festival is a collaborative effort between A Bead of Roses, NYA Sports & Fitness, Newtown Kindness, The Chase Kowalski Fund, and many other Newtown non-profit groups and local businesses. For last year’s inaugural festival, over 800 carved pumpkins for lighting and display for the 1,500 attendees. Organizers say this year promises to be even better.

  • Wilk On Watercolors, Next Wednesday

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will welcome Connecticut artist Laura Wilk for a demonstration of watercolor painting of still life at its meeting on Wednesday September 24, at 1:30 pm. The meeting will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Returning This Weekend

    On Sunday, September 21, Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will present two films for the next installation of its Sunday Cinema Series. "Mr Smith Goes to Washington," starring James Stewart, will be screened at 1 and 7 pm, and "Dark Victory," starring Bette Davis, will be shown at 4 pm. Screenings are in the theater of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. Tickets for all shows are $2 each.