Rae Smith will be demonstrating in pastel at the next meeting of The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown on Wednesday, April 22, at 1:30 pm. The free program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House.
C. Marina Marchese, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. Ms Marchese, a beekeeper, lecturer and author, will discuss her books, present information about how bees make honey and the concept of "terroir," and also conduct a honey tasting during her visit to Newtown.
Building on a National Association of Realtors strategic plan, calling for local boards to invest in their communities, the Newtown Board of Realtors will host “Donation Day at the Pound.” “We are a town of dog lovers,” said Barbara The Newtown Board of Realtors invite the public to donate to support animals at the pound, either by leaving items at any of the local realtor’s offices, or by visiting Donation Day at the Pound, April 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Officers with Garner Correctional Institution will host a Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, April 15, from 5 to 9 pm. Buffalo Wild Wings is at 26 Backus Avenue. During the event, officers will assist restaurant staff in taking orders and serving meals to restaurant patrons. At the end of the evening, all tips the officers receive for their efforts will go to Special Olympics Connecticut to support its year-round sports, health, and fitness programs for athletes of all abilities.
The Newtown Lions Club Duck Race ticket sales are underway. Members were out past weekend selling tickets at various establishments around town. Lions Club members will continue selling tickets around town until May 17. Tickets will also be available on Race Day, which will be Saturday, May 23, at Pootatuck Park in Sandy Hook Center. Tickets are still $5 each. There are 20 prizes available this year, donated by businesses in Newtown and Sandy Hook, with this year’s top prize a $2,000 check for the ticket-holder whose duck crosses the finish line first.
The Waterbury Chorale and Waterbury Chorale Festival Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Jacovino, Jr., and accompanied by Jenny Li, will present two performances of “A More Perfect Union: 150th Anniversary Musical Reflections of the Civil War Era and Abraham Lincoln." Guest narrator Douglas Schlicher will provide the commentary for this special tribute to the end of the US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The first performance will be Saturday, April 18, at 8 pm, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown. The second is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 4 pm, at St John’s Episcopal Church, 16 Church Street in Waterbury.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will present its 45th Annual Juried Art Show at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown, May 2-10. Nationally known artists Henry Burman, Richard Kolezar and Peter Seltzer will judge the show. Receiving will be on Thursday, April 30, from 3 to 6 pm, and regional artists are invited to submit up to two works for consideration.
The annual Two Coyotes Family Fun Day is slated for Sunday, April 26, from 1 pm to 4 pm, at Sticks and Stones Farm, 201 Huntingtown Road.
Two Coyotes Wilderness School offers kids aged 5 to 16 unique, ongoing, year-round outdoor programs, as well as summer camps, according to a release for the event. The school’s philosophy is derived from the book Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature.