- October 19, 2019
Treadwell Park, 53 Philo Curtis Road
Donations of gently used sporting equipment and new or gently used tween and teen sized winter coats will be collected by Newtown Youth Football 8th Grade Team, to be donated to Danbury Family & Children’s Aid, light refreshments available to purchase; newtownyouthfootball.org.
BD Provisions, 123 South Main Street (within Highland Plaza)
Sales of handmade mugs crafted by CT Clay Artists, on sale through end of October, all proceeds to benefit FAITH Food Pantry, and those who purchase mug can stop in for free cup of fresh coffee daily through November 30; 203-491-2925.
St Rose of Lima Church (Knights of Columbus building), 46 Church Hill Road
Broad range of donated items including new and gently used clothing, toys, books, kitchen items, flat screen TV, patio furniture and more, continues October 20, presented by St Rose New Beginnings Divorced & Separated Ministry, proceeds to benefit FAITH Food Pantry; 203-491-7817.
Edmond Town Hall (lower rear parking lot), 45 Main Street
Meet group to carpool to Burlington for 3-5-mile moderate hike, children welcome accompanied by adults, dress for weather, including footwear, check with hike leader about dogs; 203-556-2933.
Newtown High School (main cafeteria and patio area), 12 Berkshire Road
Fundraiser for award-winning group.
Newtown Middle School front lawn, 11 Queen Street
Public invited to vote for the sculpture of their choice, created by teams of NMS eighth grade students, with top three teams to then donate proceeds from voting to the nonprofit of their choice, voting continues October 20.
Read more here: Annual NMS Charity Fundraiser Returning October 19-20
Newtown Middle School cafeteria, 11 Queen Street
Most insurances accepted (bring proof of coverage), standard and high dose vaccines available for ages 5 and up, administered by Western Connecticut Home Care, hosted by Newtown High School Nurse’s Office, clinics also scheduled for November 16 (9 am-noon).
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 1 Jacklin Road
Free admission (activities and food cash only)
Puppet shows (11:30 am and 1 pm), crafts, activities, food, suitable for all ages, non-scary Halloween costumes welcome; 203-364-1113, waldorfct.org/fallfair.
Reed Intermediate School
3 Trades Lane
Handcrafted jewelery, custom woodwork, clothing, accessories, artisan candles, doll clothes, holiday decor, knit crafts, cards, photography, toys, personal care items, silent auction, food, and more, hosted by and fundraiser for Newtown United Methodist Church.
Edmond Town Hall (behind building), 45 Main Street,
$5/pumpkin racer or decorated pumpkin entry
All ages invited to enter competitions (racers must have four wheels, with two axles going through pumpkin; decorated pumpkins judged in Funniest, Best Decorated and Scariest categories), both competitions done by age groups, also children’s crafts, seasonal floral arrangements available to purchase from Town & Country Garden Club, refreshments, entertainment and more, rain date October 20 (1 pm start), presented by and fundraiser for Newtown Lions Club; newtownlions.org.
Read more here: Great Pumpkin Races, Mustang Raffle, Scheduled For Saturday
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station, 18-20 Riverside Road
VIP tickets $55/advance ($60/gate), provide entry at noon, commemorative glass and additional gift
General admission $45/advance ($50/gate), entry any time between 1 and 5 pm
$15 designated drivers (entry to event, no alcohol consumption)
Tickets provide unlimited tastings from 45+ craft breweries, event will also include also food trucks and other vendors, outdoor lawn games, age 21+ only, rain or shine, Uber & Lyft $3 credits available, proceeds benefit fire company; call 203-270-4392, Facebook.com, tickets.beerfests.com.
6:30-8:30 pm (doors open at 6)
Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street
$22 adults ($20 by October 16), $12 age 10 and under, $150/table of 8, full dinner of shrimp, BBQ chicken, potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob, desserts and soft drinks, also presentation by Back Bay Mission (Biloxi, Miss.) representative and former Newtown resident Matthew Cole, all proceeds to benefit mission; 203-426-9024, NCCMSBBQ@gmail.com, bit.ly/MSBBQ2019.
Read more here: Fundraiser will Have Recurring Purpose, Familiar Guest Speaker
7 pm (doors open at 6)
Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street
Performance by Steve Kazlauskas and Jack Lynn with The Tony T Trio will feature songs by “The Chairman of the Board” and fellow Rat Pack member, continuing Edmond Town Hall’s Yesteryear Favorites Series, concession stand (including beer and wine) open; 203-270-4285, edmondtownhall.org.
The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road
Tickets $30, discounts for seniors and students with ID