Cultural Events

Connections Between Art And The Garden, July 13 In Sandy Hook

Published: June 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown author Sydney Eddison will open her garden for a tour and to introduce a new series of workshops that make connections between art and the garden. As a former set designer and drama teacher, she has delighted in exploring the close relationship that exists between the two. "Because nature

Kids Fishing Derby & Family Fun Day, Saturday

Published: June 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road, will host its 2nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby and Family Fun Day this weekend. The event will run from 10:30 am until 1 pm, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 22. This is a catch and release event for ages 10 and under.

Theater Review: A Pleasant, Updated "I Do! I Do!" In Ridgefield

Published: June 14, 2013 at 12:00 am
Based on a comedy by Jan De Hartog called "The Fourposter" (because the entire play takes place in a bedroom dominated by a large bed), Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's "I Do! I Do!" follows the life of a marriage. Because of the simple set and the two person cast, it is the kind of show often put on

Monroe Preparing To Host 25th Annual Summer Concert Series

Published: June 14, 2013 at 12:00 am
Monroe Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Wolfe Park Concert Series has a new night: Friday evenings to help kick off the weekend. The new night has allowed organizers to bring in a new slate of entertainers that are guaranteed to bring guests to their feet and get hands

SCAN Spring Show June 15-22; Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday Afternoon

Published: June 13, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN) will present its 43rd Annual Spring Juried Art Show at Cyrenius H. Booth Library for eight days this month. The will run from Saturday, June 15, to Saturday, June 22, at the library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. An opening reception and awards cerem

World Juggling Day Celebration Planned For Saturday Afternoon

Published: June 12, 2013 at 12:00 am
Saturday, June 15, is World Juggling Day and Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club has decided to celebrate the day with two offerings. The club's main event will be at 4 pm at The Pleasance, 1 Main Street. Residents of all ages are invited to play and learn juggling and other prop arts. Members of

Friends Of Counted Embroidery June Meeting Cancelled

Published: June 12, 2013 at 12:00 am
Tomorrow's meeting and program of the Friends of Counted Embroidery Laurel chapter has been cancelled. A luncheon that was to have taken place during the Thursday, June 13 gathering will instead take place in September, when the group resumes its meetings. FCE-Laurel chapter will now be on its sum

Sandy Hook Jazz Artist To Receive Governor's Arts Award

Published: June 11, 2013 at 12:00 am
Jazz musician and Western Connecticut State University professor Jimmy Greene will receive the Governor's Arts Award at a presentation ceremony and concert at 6:30 pm on Saturday, June 15, during the International Festival for Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Mr Greene is one of three state residents

Local Scout Creates Labyrinth For Trinity Church; Dedication Friday Night

Published: June 11, 2013 at 12:00 am
During a pilgrimage to South Dakota last summer, Jack Benedict, a member of Newtown Troop 270, developed the idea that became his Eagle Scout project. Jack and his friends from Trinity Church visited what he called "a beautiful outdoor labyrinth" in the Black Hills. Jack felt it would be a great
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