For the tenth year a collection of cardboard boxes have been decorated and filled with Halloween offerings. For the first time, they are being sold around town.
This year, the boxes have been decorated by members of Newtown United LLC, along with a few local artists, and are being sold for $10 each as a fundraiser for FAITH Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Food Pantry at Newtown Social Services, and Ann’s Place.
Newtown’s third annual Walk 4 Water will be take place Sunday, October 19, at Fairfield Hills, from 10 am to noon. Meet at Keating Farms Avenue.
All ages are invited to participate in a three-mile walk simulating the daily trip African families must make to retrieve water. On the last half of the walk, participants will be carrying four liters of water, experiencing what those families feel, once they have picked up water and need to return with it to their homes.
As a preview to The Newtown Bee’s annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 21, Newtown Action Alliance held a scaled down session that featured four individuals running for state offices in districts that include or overlap the community.
For anyone who has ever thought about becoming Catholic, St Rose of Lima Parish offers adults a path for doing just that.
RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults — is the process by which adults become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person into believing with the church community, living with the church community, praying with the church community, and serving with the church community.
BETHEL — The Stony Hill Four Corners Association along with its participating Hawleyville merchants are sponsoring a Halloween Breakfast Sunday, October 26, from 9 am to noon, at the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department headquarters, 59 Stony Hill Road.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the local fire company.
There will be opportunities for attendees to win prizes that have been donated by Stony Hill merchants, and everyone coming is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host Charles Ray demonstrating painting of a cloudscape in acrylic on Wednesday, October 22, at 1:30 pm. The program will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).
The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.
AARP Connecticut will host a Caregiver Listening Session in Newtown on Friday, October 24, from 7 to 9 pm, at LeReine’s Cuisine, 31 Pecks Lane.
Community members who are family caregivers, members of the sandwich generation, or grappling with the challenges faced by aging, ill or disabled loved ones are encouraged to attend and share their stories and insights.