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  • Survivors, Caregivers Invited To Free Relay Ice Cream Social

    While Newtown’s 10th Anniversary Relay for Life is postponed to 2014, organizers felt strongly about honoring all local cancer survivors and caregivers this year. So Relay organizers and volunteers invite all local survivors and caregivers to a Hope Reception and Ice Cream Social on Sunday June 2 at Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar Street, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. The event coincides with National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD), when thousands around the world will gather to observe the 26th annual celebration. Newtown will be among hundreds of communities across the US and abroad holding such celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis.

  • CT Trails Day Offer For Newtown Bicyclists

    The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 16th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day. The event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. Newtown residents are invited to participate free of charge this year.

  • Strutt Your Mutt, Saturday

    Pack up your pooch and head over to Fairfield Hills on Saturday, May 18, for to Newtown’s 4th annual Strutt Your Mutt. This fun and healthy family event sponsored by the Friends of Newtown Park and Bark and Newtown Parks & Recreation will take pl...

  • Bone Marrow Registry Drive To Be Held At NHS

    The Newtown High School Peer Leadership club has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Thursday, May 23, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, in the main lobby of the school, 12 Berkshire Road. The drive is open to the public, but is limited to people 18 years...

  • Lions Club Getting Ready For 13th Great Pootatuck Duck Race In Sandy Hook Center

    Attendees of The 12th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race counted down and then watched as 3,805 rubber ducks were dumped into the Pootatuck River shortly after 2 pm.

  • Within Our Reach: A Gathering Of Song & Spoken Word; Young Adult Planning Session May 17

    On Saturday, June 8, the eve of National Children’s Day, youth of Newtown will reach back to children around the world with a message of hope and love as Newtown Youth Voices is joined by Peter Yarrow, poet Martin Espada, and a host of special guests for "Within Our Reach," a live-streaming event to be held at Newtown Congregational Church. A planning session for young adults who want to help coordinate online promotion of the special event has been scheduled for Friday, May 17, at HealingNewtown Arts Space.

  • NHS Class Of 1988 Slates A Reunion

    The Newtown High School Class of 1988 will host its 25th Class Reunion on Saturday, July 27, from 7 to 11 pm, at Capellaro’s Grove in Bethel.

  • Theater Review: "The Little Dog Laughed," And Nobody Napped, At The Little Theatre

    Town Players of Newtown are midway through the production of Douglas Carter Beane's "The Little Dog Laughed." The production, under the sure hand of director David Bass, is a beautifully acted, thought provoking interpretation of what is actually a very serious play, by a major playwright who happens to infuse his lines with a vitriolic sense of humor.

  • St John’s Donut Stop Returning

    St John’s Episcopal Church will have its Donut Stop, with just-cooked donuts served during the first hours of The Great Pootatuck Duck Race, on Saturday, May 25. The church is at 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, and the sale will run from 9 am until noon, or while supplie...

  • Juggling & Circus Arts Club, Saturday In Sandy Hook

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 18, at the park next to the Pootatuck River in Sandy Hook Center, behind 5 Glen Road. Beginners and all ages are welcome. Club members will help guests learn how to...