• Horticulture Club Tag Sale To Benefit Scholarship Fund

    Graduating Newtown students aspiring to an agricultural-related career can benefit from an upcoming tag sale to be conducted by The Horticulture Club of Newtown on Saturday, November 14. The sale will run from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, in the barn of club members Shane and George Miller, who live at 50 Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship fund, which honors students entering the horticulture field.

  • NHS Drama To Present ‘The Great Gatsby’ Next Weekend

    Newtown High School students are gearing up to present the school’s fall drama, The Great Gatsby, next Thursday through Sunday, November 12 to 15. The production is student directed with NHS teachers Janice Gabriel and Brian Tenney acting as advisers. The Great Gatsby tells the story of an aspiring writer who gets sucked into a life of luxury, decadence, and drama in the 1920s. The play is based on the book by the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Watercolor Landscape Demo, November 11 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will host a demonstration by Robert Noreika on Wednesday, November 11. The free program will begin at 7:30 pm, in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House.

  • New Reading Series At Library To Debut Sunday With Five Connecticut Authors

    A new reading series to be presented at C.H. Booth Library will give fans of the written word inside access to the work of authors who live and write in the Nutmeg State. The first event, taking place Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the library's main meeting room. The first program in the series will feature its curator, Sophronia Scott, along with guest authors Mary Bailey, Chris Belden, Linda Legters and Lisa Schwartz.

  • ‘Holiday Decorations From Nature’s Bounty’

    UPDATE (Monday, November 9, 2015): This program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18. || The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 11, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center. Ms Platt will be bringing a collection of natural plant materials in order to demonstrate how to create wonderful decorative items for the holiday season. She promises a humorous look at easy methods for good looking decorations that will make anyone’s house look prettier at a joyous times of the year.

  • Town & Country Garden Club And Members Win State Honors

    The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut held its annual Awards Luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on October 28. The Federation encompasses 128 Garden Clubs from around the state. The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown was proud to return home from the luncheon with four major awards.

  • ‘The Treason Trial Of Aaron Burr’

    There are many enigmatic figures in America’s history but one of the most puzzling is Aaron Burr. Well connected, and well on his way up the public career ladder, he ended in disgrace, a vice president later tried for treason. Newtown Historical Society in conjunction with C.H. Booth Library will examine Burr’s life and court case in “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr,” a presentation to be offered by Kent Newmeyer, on Monday, November 9, at 7:30 pm. The free program will be offered in the lower meeting room of the library.

  • Euclid Quartet At Edmond Town Hall, November 22

    Celebrating its 17th anniversary season, Euclid Quartet is known for performances filled with passion, virtuosity, and sensitivity. The have captivated audiences and critics across the country, from Carnegie Hall and school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts.

  • Costumes Encouraged: Classic Romantic Comedy Ready To Roll For Sunday Cinema Series

    Blake Edwards’s 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be shown at 4 and 7 pm Sunday, November 8, at Edmond Town Hall. Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given to the best look-alikes from the film. Jen Rogers, coordinator of the Sunday Cinema Series, is looking forward to Sunday. “There are so many great looks from this film, I can’t wait to see what people choose to wear,” said Ms Rogers, who is also a member of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Tickets are $2.

  • Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Planning Open House

    The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members. To introduce themselves to the community, and to answer questions about their work, the auxiliary will host an open house on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm. After a brief business meeting, members will introduce themselves to guests and explain their role as a support group for the fire company. Auxiliary members do not need to have a relative in the fire company in order to join. Members need to be at least age 19, however.