For the fourth year, the Kids Lend A Paw dog walk will be held at Fairfield Hills to support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) of Connecticut. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, November 1. It will begin at 11:30 am. Newtown Middle School seventh grader Maddie Stites began organizing the event after being inspired by the ASPCA, which rescued her family’s three dogs — Merry, Sunny, and Chloe. “They save so many dogs, and I wanted to give back to them,” Maddie said this week.
Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for "A Christmas Carol" by Christopher Schario, to be conducted Sunday and Monday, November 2-3, from 7 to 9 pm each night, at The Little Theatre. This is a unique rendering of the Christmas classic by Charles Dickens that captures all of Dickens’ delightful language and spirit. It will be suitable for the whole family.
On Sunday, November 2, at 4 pm, Music @ Trinity will present an Autumn Festival Concert featuring flautist Mary Larson, clarinetist Ed Wojtowicz and friends. The secular musical event will take place at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street in Newtown, with professional singers Michele McBride, Cynthia McCorkindale, Gordon Jones, John Sullivan, and Boyd Schlaefer among the guest performers.
Ben’s Lighthouse will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 28, at 7 pm, at C.H. Booth Library. Participants of the group’s recent trip to Colorado, when 20 young adults and five chaperones traveled to Loveland, to help continue the rebuilding efforts following last fall’s flooding. The volunteers spent the week framing, installing drywall, rebuilding decks, clearing debris, landscaping and anything else they were asked to do. On Tuesday at the library, participants will discuss what the group has accomplished to date. A discussion on what Ben’s Lighthouse hopes to achieve in the future will also be part of the evening.
A collection box has been set up in the lobby of The Newtown Bee’s office, at 5 Church Hill Road, to collect items for Newtown’s Animal Control Facility. The annual collection is done in honor of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and will benefit those who care for dogs still hoping to be adopted from the town’s animal control facility.
Colleen Plimpton will present her program, “All Season Color in the Garden,” for The Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, October 28, at 1 pm, at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The public is invited to join garden club members for the program.
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is hosting a Family Friendly Fun Night on Friday, October 24, and all Newtown residents and surrounding towns are invited. Members invite everyone to celebrate with them at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm with night-time corn maze challenges, hay rides, a bonfire and refreshments.
Currently celebrating its 25th year, The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School will host its annual Fall Fair on Saturday, October 25, from 10 am until 3 pm. The event will run rain or shine on HVWS’s South Campus at 1 Jacklin Road.
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. Nearly two deozen 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.
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.