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Friday, April 4

American Red Cross blood drive, 11:45–5:45 pm, Prudential Connecticut Realty, 33 Church Hill Road, donors must be at least age 17, and weigh at least 110 pounds, appointments available; 426-8426.

Advocacy Committee, 12:30 pm, Town Offices, 31 Peck’s Lane

NYFS Open House, 2–5 pm, Newtown Youth & Family Services, 17 Church Hill Road, public invited to visit agency’s new office and meet staff, light refreshments; 270-4335.

 “Arborescence” opening reception, 7–9 pm, Koenig FrameWorks, 97 South Main Marketplace, public invited to meet artists Paula Renee and Ann Kromer, whose collection of oil, acrylic, and mixed media works will be on view until May 5; 270-1887.

An International Night of Culture, 7–10 pm, Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room, 45 Main Street, tickets $25, food and wine from around the world, live entertainment, silent auction, proceeds to benefit Trinity Episcopal Youth Pilgrimage Fund and Newtown Youth & Family Services; 270-9188.

Saturday, April 5

Flagpole Photographers Camera Club Annual Exhibition & Competition, 12–5 pm, C.H. Booth Library lower meeting room, 25 Main Street, free exhibition of works by members of Newtown photography club continues April 6, visitors invited to vote for People’s Choice Award; 426-0558, 426-4533.

NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, 5–7:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3.50 children, full spaghetti dinner with salad, desserts, and soft drinks/coffee raises funds for church, all welcome, coffee house/musical event follows; 426-9998.

NUMC Coffee House, 7:45–10:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, admission $3 for those attending earlier pasta dinner (see listing above), $4 otherwise, live bluegrass and folk music, refreshments, suitable for all ages; 426-9998.

Sunday, April 6

Newtown Historical Society Open House, 12–4 pm, Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, free, public invited to visit historical society’s headquarters, docents available to answer questions and offer guided tours; 426-5937.

Flagpole Photographers Camera Club Annual Exhibition & Competition, 12–4 pm, C.H. Booth Library, see April 5 details; 426-0558, 426-4533.

Miami String Quartet in concert, 3 pm, Edmond Town Hall theater, 45 Main Street, tickets $18 adults, children ages 5–14 free with ticket-holding adult, program to include works of Mozart, Alberto Ginastera, and Debussy, note: violinist Erin Keefe will be substituting for injured violinist Ivan Chan; 426-6470.

Monday, April 7

Board of Selectmen, 7:30 pm, Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

“William Webb: The Life and Times of An African American Soldier from Connecticut in the American Civil War,” 7:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free program by Kevin Johnson will discuss, in costume, Mr Webb and other black soldiers during Civil War; 426-5937.

Tuesday, April 8

Conservation Commission, 6 pm, Town Offices, 31 Peck’s Lane.

Parks and Recreation Commission, 6 pm, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

Board of Education, 7:30 pm, Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.

Booth Library Board of Trustees, 7:30 pm, Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

Borough Board of Burgesses, 7:30 pm, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers, 7:30 pm, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

Wednesday, April 9

Underage Drinking Prevention: National Town Hall Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm, Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room, 45 Main Street, town hall meeting will discuss and raise awareness about underage drinking and substance abuse with representatives from education, law enforcement, government, business and others, local effort coordinated by NHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD); 426-4335, 426-8103.

Genealogy Club of Newtown meeting, 7 pm, C.H. Booth Library board room, 25 Main Street, free (public invited) presentation by Ruth Shapleigh-Brown (Connecticut Gravestone Network) on burial ground preservation and gravestone studies, also local historic burial grounds and stone carvers; 426-1840.

“The Lives of Butterflies,” 7 pm, Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, free slide presentation by author, illustrator, and naturalist John Himmelman will cover the lives, species and lifestyles of butterflies and their moth cousins, hosted by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown; 426-5359.

Borough Zoning Commission, 7:15 pm, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

Inland Wetlands Commission, 7:30 pm, Town Offices, 31 Peck’s Lane.

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown program/meeting, 7:30 pm, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, free, presentation on creating pastel portraits by Alain Picard; 426-6654.

Thursday, April 10

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:15 am–4:45 pm, Ashlar of Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road, appointments available, walk-ins welcome; 426-5847.

Water & Sewer Authority, 7 pm, sewage treatment plant office building, Commerce Road.

“The Secret Life of Vernal Pools,” 7 pm, C.H. Booth Library meeting room, 25 Main Street, free presentation by naturalist Will Michael will include footage from underwater camera and night-time videos to explore vernal pools during early spring season, light refreshments to follow, hosted by Horticulture Club of Newtown; 426-6596.

Monday, April 14

Auditions for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, 7–9:30 pm, The Little Theatre, Orchard Hill Road, director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has openings for 15-plus cast members for July production, those interested in tech work also invited to auditions, second night of auditions April 15; 270-9144.

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