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Friday, November 4

CWU World Community Day service, 1 pm, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Road, free, service sponsored by Church Women United/Newtown-Bethel will follow theme of “A Light to the Nations,” all welcome, freewill offering will be collected; 426-5192.

3rd Annual Young Writers’ Salon, 7 pm, C.H. Booth Library lower meeting room, 25 Main Street, free, young adults will offer readings of poetry, original creative writing and other works, light refreshments; 426-4533.

Saturday, November 5

Absentee Ballots Available, 9 am–noon, town clerk’s office (special hours) at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, ballots available and votes accepted for November 8 elections; 270-4210.

4th Annual Newtown Traditional Hooked Rug Show, 9:30 am–3 pm, at Reed Intermediate School, 4 Trades Lane, admission $7, ongoing demos by members of Nutmeg Chapter/Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, display of traditional hooked rugs, appraisals of contemporary hooked rugs, lecture by author and artist Rae Harrell, vendors with supplies, refreshments and more; 270-8293.

Family Fun Day & Book Fair, 10 am–3 pm rain or shine, Fraser-Woods School, 173 Main Street South, book fair, indoor restaurant, two inflatable play areas, storytelling, games and crafts for children of all ages; 364-0465.

NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, 5–7:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church’s Rauner Hall, 92 Church Hill Road, admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3.50 children, full spaghetti dinner includes salad, desserts, and soft drinks/coffee raises funds each month for church, all welcome, coffee house/musical event follows; 426-0617.

NUMC Coffee House, 7:45–10:30 pm, Newtown United Methodist Church’s Rauner Hall, 92 Church Hill Road, admission $3 for those attending earlier pasta dinner (see above listing), $4 otherwise, live bluegrass and folk music, refreshments, suitable for all ages; 426-0617.

Sunday, November 6

Opening reception for “Moments: Recent Paintings, 2003–2005,” 2–4 pm, C.H. Booth Library lower meeting room, 25 Main Street, recent acrylic paintings by Newtown resident Beth Schweitzer will remain on view until November 30; 426-4533.

Monday, November 7

Voter Registration available, 9 am–noon, Registrar of Voters office at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, final session to register for anyone whose qualifications have been attained since October 26, bring proof of moving, citizenship or date of birth; 270-4250.

Board of Selectmen, 5:30 pm, Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

Design Advisory Board, 6:30 pm, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

“Parent Connection forum: Designer Drugs,” 7–9 pm, Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, free program by Tom Janette, community affairs director of Narcotic Enforcement Officers’ Association; 426-6424, 426-9820.

Tuesday, November 8


Polling places will be open for voting from 6 am to 8 pm.

District 1 — Newtown Middle School gymnasium, Queen Street.

District 2 — Reed Intermediate School at Fairfield Hills.

District 3-A — Head O’ Meadow School, Boggs Hill Road.

District 3-B — Middle Gate School, Cold Spring Road.

Veterans’ Day Assembly, 11:30 am, Newtown High School auditorium, all Newtown veterans invited to join luncheon, then recognition ceremony to thank all veterans who have served the country, reservations requested; 426-7651 extension 6.

Open Space Task Force, 4:30 pm, town offices, 31 Peck’s Lane.

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

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, November 9

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

Genealogy Club of Newtown meeting, 7 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free and open to nonmembers, presentation by Brigid Guertin (curator and executive director, Danbury Museum & Historical Society) will discuss ways to store and handle historical and genealogical items, attendees welcome to bring items for assessment; 426-4533.

Conservation Commission, 7:30 pm, town offices, 31 Peck’s Lane.

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown program, 7:30 pm, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, free program will feature Joel Spector offering pastel still life demonstration; 426-6654.

“Putting Your Garden to Rest for The Winter,” 7:30 pm, Newtown Senior Center (multipurpose building), Riverside Road, free program presented by Dan Holmes (Holmes Fine Gardens) will focus on preparedness for ornamental gardens, sponsored by Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown; 426-5359.


Thursday, November 10

Water and Sewer Authority, 7:30 pm, sewage treatment plant offices, Commerce Road.


Friday, November 11


Tercentennial Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 11 am, at Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Main Street at Hanover Road, service to honor all of Newtown’s veterans will include the dedication of memorial plaque for Gulf War veterans.

“Colonial Life” workshop, begins 11 am, Matthew Curtiss House-Museum, 44 Main Street, free, one-hour hands-on program for grades K–3 will show differences between Colonial and contemporary lives of children, registration required (space limited); 426-5937.

Piano Concert for Veterans Day, 2:30 pm, The Homesteads at Newtown, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, followed by flag ceremony by Junior ROTC drill team at 3:30 pm, refreshments, 426-8118.

Winterset Ski Club Raffle Night, 7:30–10 pm, Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main Street, open to members and anyone interested in learning about/joining the Newtown-based ski club, its upcoming local and regional trips, presentations by trip leaders and guest speakers; 304-3262.


Saturday, November 12

Flu Shot Clinic, 9 am–noon, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, $15 (subsidies available, many insurances accepted), presented by Newtown Health District and Visiting Nurse Association; 270-4291.

Annual Folk Art Santas Open House, 10 am–5 pm, 165 Hanover Road, display of original Santa carvings hand painted, meticulously distressed, antiqued, signed and dated, all available for purchase, light refreshments available, continues November 13; 426-6523.

Blue & Gold Wine Fundraiser, 6:30–9:30 pm, Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main Street, $45/couple, $25/single, fundraiser for NHS Blue & Gold Booster Club will offer 50 selected wines, hors d’oeuvres by NHS culinary students and chamber music by NHS ensemble; 270-9112.


Sunday, November 13

Annual Folk Art Santas Open House, 10 am–5 pm, 165 Hanover Road, see November 12 details.

Paris Piano Trio in concert, 3 pm, Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, tickets $18, $16 seniors and students, free for ages 5–15 with ticket-holding adult, works by Haydn (Trio in E flat minor, Hob XV #31), Schumann (Trio in D minor, Op 63) & Schubert (Trio in E-flat Major, Op 100, D 929), informal postperformance reception with musicians, sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music; 426-6470.

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