• On The Road with Shannon Hicks, from the issue dated April 12, 2013

    Local music news and national touring updates for shows coming into Connecticut, collected weekly by Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks.

  • Choral Society’s Spring Concert Will Offer Music To Reflect The Joy Of Peace, Food, Travel And More

    “The Joy of…,” a concert celebrating what we all love in life, will be presented by Newtown Choral Society at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 27, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. Under the direction of Mary Andreotta, and accompaniedby Susan Anthony-Klein, the choir will be singing music from Three Dog’s Night “Joy to the World,” to John Denver’s “All this Joy.”

  • Juggling Club To Be At The Pleasance Saturday Afternoon

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 13, at The Pleasance, the park at 1 Main Street (adjacent to the police station). The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi, hoops, staff, diabolo, and other instruments.

  • Community Concert By Mile High Orchestra, Saturday At NHS

    Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, a horn-driven band based out of Nashville, Tenn., will be in Newtown for a concert at Newtown High School on Saturday, April 13. DMHO was formed by a group of friends at Belmont University in 1999. They have traveled across the world, playing at churches, conferences, and festivals. They performed at the Summer Olympics in Athens and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. They will be heading to Newtown following an engagement at Carnegie Hall.

  • "Building Resilience After Tragedy," For The Community, May 5

    Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown and the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will host a talk by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell on Sunday, May 5 at 4:30 pm. Their talk, “Building Resilience After Tragedy — A Guide for the Individual and the Community,” will...

  • Bubblemania! Returning, With Laughter And Joy For Families, April 27

    The Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) is pleased to announce it will host international comic bubble artist Casey Carle, the mastermind of Bubblemania!, on Saturday, April 27, at Edmond Town Hall. This soapy spectacular combines visual comedy, quick wit, and Big Band music...

  • Imagine Project Workshops At The SHACK During Spring Break Week

    The Brooklyn-based Imagine Project will present a free theater workshop for Sandy Hook and Newtown children ages 5-18 during spring break week, April 14-19, from 1 to 4 pm each day, at The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK). The Imagine Project Inc, a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded by Bill Bartlett in 1992 and is dedicated to nurturing a child’s creativity through the arts.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced this week it has limited openings available in the following classes. “Life Energies,” to be offered on Wednesday, April 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, will help coursegoers sense and change energies in everyda...

  • Aquarion Offering Free Reservoir Fishing Permits To Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program.

  • New Programs Announced For HealingNewtown, April 19-20

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street. New events added to the art space's schedule include a mask performance by The Masque Theatre Company, and a card making workshop for ages 9-14.