Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity is hoping to see plenty of young costumed residents this weekend, during The Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk. This year’s event will be Saturday, October 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Downtown merchants — all located within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Washington Avenue-Riverside Road-Glen Road intersection — will be ready to open their decorated located and share treats with kids dressed in costume. For the second time this month, the business organization will also be hosting a collection for FAITH Food Pantry.
The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard invites all equestrians to participate in its Annual Fall Trail Ride. Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, the annual ride will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 noon. The ride is on beautiful trails that cover more than 80 acres in Newtown. It begins at the Horse Guard facility, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills. There are no water crossings.
It was a full house in the Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church, Friday evening, October 17, as members and friends of the congregation gathered for food and reflections on the church’s 300th anniversary, being celebrated this year. Photo albums and two slideshows gave dinner guests ample opportunity to explore the church’s more recent past, and in two brief talks during the course of the evening, Reverend Matthew Crebbin addressed the early years of the Newtown Congregational Church and its growth over three centuries. Three hundred years ago, remarked Rev Crebbin, the church’s senior pastor, residents probably gathered in a private home to worship.
For the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 60,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012, The Newtown Foundation will join Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to to Prevent Gun Violence, Washington National Cathedral and allies from across the United States in a vigil service of mourning and remembrance for all those who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America. The vigil service will take place at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, December 11. Gun violence victims and their families from across the country have been invited to attend the vigil in Washington, D.C. Vigils will also be held December 11-14 in cities and towns nationwide.
Have you got a problem horse? Or do you simply want to better educate yourself and your mount on all things equestrian? Then join Dan James, an internationally renowned horse trainer and clinician, at workshops to be held at The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard. A Ground Control Clinic will be offered Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9; and A Body Control Basics Under Saddle Clinic will follow on Monday and Tuesday, November 10-11.
For young people in Newtown, a chance to have their poetry, short stories, and/or art published is here.
The New Stories For Newtown: Words and Images contest has a deadline approaching. Entries are due by October 31, and according to C.H. Booth Library staff, they are looking for as many student entries as possible before that time.
New Stories for Newtown started last year when Newtown resident and children’s author and illustrator Ross Macdonald suggested the idea to C.H. Booth Library Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison.
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