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  • RCN Art Therapy Is A Splash

    Resident and artist Dave Brooker’s cheeks and hair bore rainbow splashes of paint. His hands, white smock, and shoes also carried a slash of red, smudge of blue, and random dabs in many colors as he led children through an afternoon of art in his Newtown studio late last week.

    With several Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) members on hand, a group of children visited on March 6 and squinted behind goggles as they grabbed up paint brushes and threw paint at the walls, overhead, and in wet swaths across the floor.

  • Free Screenings Of 'Into The Woods,' March 13-15 At ETH Theatre

    Walt Disney’s Into The Woods begins screening tonight at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • Interfaith Seder Being Planned

    The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association and Newtown’s houses of worship will continue their tradition of an Interfaith Seder on Sunday, March 29.

    This year’s event, which will coincide with Palm Sunday, will be hosted by Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.

    The ceremony of tradition, food and song will begin at 2 pm. It will take place in NCC’s Great Room, located on the upper level of the church.  

    A $5 donation is requested per person.

  • Henschel Quartett Planning Program With Several Centuries Of Work

    The year 1994 marked the foundation of the Henschel Quartett’s international career, when cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj joined the founding members Christoph, Markus, and Monika Henschel, and the quartet devoted itself exclusively to chamber music. In 1995 the quartet won multiple prizes at the international competitions of Evian, Banff, and Salzburg, and the following year won first prize and the gold medal at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.

  • Painting A Still Life: Next SCAN Program At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Rick Daskam painting a still life setup in oil Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 7:30 pm.

    The demonstration will take place in the lower lever of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited, free of charge.

    Rick Daskam is a graduate of Paier College of Art, where he studied with Rudolf Zallinger and Ken Davies. He was honored with the Most Outstanding Illustrator Award at graduation and spent many years illustrating.

  • Woven Works On View At Library

    Taught and lead by volunteer Hanna Roehrs , a group of weavers were part of the first workshop offered at HealingNewtown in the winter of 2013. That group has continued and expanded, and their work will now be the focus of an exhibit at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • ‘Skipping’ For Kindness At Hawley Elementary School

    There was bouncing, laughing, hugging, and dancing happening at Hawley Elementary School on Friday, February 20. As staff members announced over the school’s loudspeaker, Hawley’s first “Feel Good Friday Dance Party” was underway.

  • String Fest Offered Glimpse Of Newtown’s Orchestra Program

    Many were seated inside Reed Intermediate School’s cafetorium for the evening presentation of the Newtown Orchestra String Fest on Tuesday, February 24.

    The districtwide concert was performed by orchestra students in grades 5 to 12. The public was welcome to attend, and most attendees were parents or siblings of the orchestra students.

  • ‘EverWonder On The Road’ At Middle Gate

    A group of Middle Gate Elementary School students huddled inside a classroom on Tuesday, February 24, to participate in one session of the “EverWonder on the Road” after-school program.

    Pam Fagan, Middle Gate Elementary School’s retired math/science specialist, has been returning to work with Middle Gate students and EverWonder Children’s Museum Program Coordinator Janis Hubina for the program.

  • Sandy Hook Commission Thanked But Not Embraced

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Friday, somberly and profusely thanking its 15 members while offering no support for further restrictions on firearms and ammunition.

    The commission’s findings and recommendations, including a call for significant investments in an “underfunded and fragmented behavioral health system,” comes as the legislature considers deep budget cuts proposed by Malloy.