The next meeting of The Garden Club of Newtown will offer just what most people need to take their minds off of the cold and snow and bring flowers into our lives again: “Take the Fear Out of Floral Design” will be the featured topic with a demonstration by Beth Caldwell at 1 pm Tuesday, February 25, at Newtown Meeting House.
In order to make Newtown High School’s upcoming production of "Peter Pan" fly, organizers are looking at funding alternatives, including an online fundraising page and corporate sponsors for the musical. "Peter Pan" is scheduled for March 20-23, and professional equipment will be brought in to bring the story’s magic to life on the NHS stage. In order to afford the equipment and professional assistance to install the equipment, however, further funding is needed.
Edmond Town Hall Theatre has extended its run of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Originally scheduled to play until February 13, the Board of Managers this week announced that the film will be extended through the weekend of February 15-16. In addition, the ETH Theatre has announced a limited run of "Saving Mr Banks," for February 17-20.
CycleINPlace, the indoor cycling and exercise studio, has two fundraising events planned in upcoming weeks. The studio is within Plaza South, 274 South Main Street. On Sunday, February 16, from 9 am to noon, CycleINPlace will host a CycleIN for Sanity! Spin-a-thon fundraiser to contribute funds for the Honorable Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly’s Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC. On Sunday, March 2, from 9 am until noon, the studio will host its second annual Pedal To End Cancer event, which will raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Want to get in shape? Help fight cancer? Meet like minded people? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers Team In Training (TNT), an endurance sports program for all ability levels. Participating in running, walking, cycling, triathlon and hiking events benefit life saving cancer research and honor the patient heroes of LLS. Whether one is planning to lace up their sneakers for the first time since high school, or looking to set a personal best, LLS Team In Training has the training plan and support team to get you there.
Laura E. Lerman was elected chairman of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission this week. Mrs Lerman succeeds Jennifer Johnston Cebry, an early advocate of the creation of the commission and chairman since its inception ten years ago. Mrs Lerman was appointed to the Commission in 2012 and is also president of Newtown Choral Society. Mrs Cebry will take the vice-chairman position, replacing Jennifer Rogers, who joined the Commission as an auxiliary member in its early years before joining as a Commissioner.
UPDATE: Due to Thursday's expected snow, this event has been cancelled. || Want to get in shape? Help fight cancer? Meet like minded people? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hoping to hold a Team In Training Newtown informational meeting on Thursday, February 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Dunkin Donuts, 6 Queen Street. Team In Training is an endurance sports training program for all ability levels. Participating in running, walking, cycling, triathlon and hiking events benefit life saving cancer research and honor the patient heroes of LLS.
Newtown VFW Post 308 will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an afternoon event on Sunday, March 2, beginning at 1 pm. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, a fraternal organization, began in 1899 after the Spanish American War. As of today, there almost 7,000 VFW posts in the United States. Newtown’s post, founded in March 1939, is the eighth oldest in Connecticut. The public is invited to join members of VFW Post 308 for the March 2 celebration. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and cake will be served. Also, Past Connecticut State Commander Ed Zamm (1960-61) will present a citation from the National VFW Commander-in-Chief at the celebration.
The 2014 Newtown Arts Festival Committee plans to host its first public planning meeting on Tuesday, February 18, at 7 pm. It will be in the HealingNewtown Arts Center, located on the lower level of Newtown Congregational Church at 14 West Street. The 2014 event is planned to offer nine days of cultural activities commencing on Saturday, September 6, and culminating in the outdoor onsite event at Fairfield Hills on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14. The committee is also planning to host the Second Annual Rooster Ball dinner dance on Friday evening, September 12, in the entertainment tent at Fairfield Hills. The committee is seeking volunteers to help in a variety of positions including subcommittee chairs and individuals to support them.
Registration is open for The 2nd Annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest taking place Saturday, April 5, at MKJ Farms in Deansboro, N.Y. The daylong event honors the life and legacy of 7-year-old Daniel Barden who died on 12/14. The Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest is an opportunity for families, friends, and communities to gather together and push themselves mentally and physically, working as a team to overcome obstacles and build self-esteem and endurance. Proceeds will be divided equally between Sandy Hook Promise, the Newtown community organization founded in the days following the mass shooting; and Compeer, a community organization serving the Mohawk Valley by providing rehabilitation and assistance for recipients of mental health services.