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Friday, April 1



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Friday, April 1

Conservation Commission, 1 pm, Dickinson Park (near the skate park), use Brushy Hill Road entrance.

Friday Fish Fry, 5–8 pm, St Rose of Lima Gathering Hall, 42 Church Hill Road, $8, $5 child ($30 max/family), Lenten meal of fresh fish and french fries prepared by Knights of Columbus, final offering of the season; 203-426-1014.

Saturday, April 2

Open House, 8 am–3 pm, Interstate & Lakeland Lumber, 46 Swamp Road, celebration of new surplus warehouse space, children’s activities, refreshments; 203-364-3374.

Flagpole Photographers Annual Exhibit opens, 9:30 am–5 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, 100-plus photographs by members of local photographer club to be exhibited, opening reception and awards reception 3:30 pm, collection to remain on view until April 27 during regular library hours.

Opening reception for “Small Works: art for small spaces,” 11 am–2 pm, Koenig FrameWorks, 97 Main Street South, collection of small original works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, and other mediums will remain on view until April 23 (opening reception changed from original April 1 date due to anticipated weather); 203-270-1887.

Spring Fever Fest, 1–4 pm, Maplewood of Newtown, 166 Mount Pleasant Road, $5 ($20 max/family), food, fun including 50-50 raffle, cooking demos, games and crafts for all ages, Wii bowling, magician, CT Clay Artists bowl auction, live music and more, all proceeds to benefit Kevin’s Community Center; 203-426-8118.

NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner , 5–7:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children; 203-426-9998.

NUMC Coffee House, 7:45–10:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, admission $4 for those attending earlier pasta dinner (see listing above), $5 otherwise, bluegrass and folk music, refreshments; 203-426-9998.

Sunday, April 3

 “Symphony of Smiles,” noon, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, $10 donation, performances by members of Connecticut Dance!,  MegaHurtz Entertainment Company, Brady’s Bunch and The Coastal Chordsmen, proceeds to benefit Brady’s Smile, Inc; 203-258-5667.

Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard Photography Show & Presentation, 1:30–3:30 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, photos by members of the guard at their nearby headquarters; 203-426-9046.

Monday, April 4

Board of Selectmen, 7:30 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.


Tuesday, April 5

Lake Zoar Authority, 7 pm, Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South.

Legislative Council, Finance Committee, 7 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

Board of Education, 7:30 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

Lake Lillinonah Authority, 7:30 pm, Brookfield Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road.

Police Commission, 7:30 pm, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

Wednesday, April 6

Newtown Toastmasters meeting, 7 pm, Town Hall South Parks & Recreation Conference Room, 3 Main Street, newcomers and guests welcome; 203-313-5507.

Legislative Council, 7:30 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

Tick-Borne Disease Action Committee, 8 pm, Multipurpose Center, 14 Riverside Road.

Thursday, April 7

Regional Recycling Task Force, 10:30 am, Brookfield Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road.

Board of Ethics, 7 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

Planning and Zoning Commission, 7:30 pm, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

Friday, April 8

St Rose Friday Night Bingo, doors open 5:45 pm, games begin at 6:45, St Rose School Gathering Hall, 40 Church Hill Road, $17 covers all regular and many special games, door prizes, refreshments available for purchase; 203-426-5102.

Fibber McGee & Molly, 7:30 pm, Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room, 45 Main Street, $25, staged reading by members of The Stray Kats Theatre Company, Q&A and reception follows; 203-514-2221.

Zumba For Babies: A March of Dimes fundraiser, 7:30–9 pm, Z Place for Fitness, 266 South Main Street (Sand Hill South), $10/advance, $15/door, doors open 7:15, Zumba class and raffles, all proceeds to benefit March of Dimes March for Babies; 203-304-9555, 203-304-1079.

Craobh Rua in concert, 8 pm, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, $20, $5 children, live performance by one of Belfast’s leading traditional Irish music bands, hosted by The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, reservations strongly suggested; 203-254-1271.

Saturday, April 9

Passport Day, 8:30–11 am, Hawleyville Post Office, 23 Barnabas Road, information available and applications accepted; 877-487-2778.

Sunday, April 10

The Anteres Ensemble with guest soprano Sarah Wolfson, 3 pm, Edmond Town Hall theater, 45 Main Street, $20, free grades K–12 with ticket-holding adult, concert dedicated to the memory of Alfred T. Parrella will include works of Schubert, Brahms and Ravel, reception to follow, also special preconcert performance by The XY Chromotones; 203-426-6470.

Interfaith Passover Seder, 4 pm, Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, $5, all ages and backgrounds invited to celebrate the historical celebration of freedom with members of local clergy, reservations requested, proceeds to benefit FAITH Food Pantry; 203-426-5188 or 203-364-9772.

Monday, April 11

“The Legacy of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman on Earth!” 7:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free program by Bob Berthelson will offer brief study of the legendary Bethel resident, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 203-426-5937.

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