• Cub Scout Pack 170 Holding Registration Event May 20

    Cub Scout Pack 170 of Sandy Hook is set to hold a registration event for boys entering first to fourth grade on Wednesday, May 20, in the pavilion of Treadwell Park. The event will run from 6 to 8 pm. In addition to registering new scouts, the pack will also be re-registering scouts for the 2015-16 school year, and seeking parent volunteers to help during the year.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Announces June 6 Grand Opening Celebration

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, an interactive, STEM-based museum geared towards children and families, is set to celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location in Newtown. The grand opening celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am, free admission until 11 am, and half-price admission until closing at 5 pm. Visitors can expect pop-up science demonstrations, art and science activities, and specially scheduled entertainment throughout the day all while enjoying the new museum. Special aspects of the museum include an expanded exhibit gallery, a Young Explorer area, art labs, a Tinker Lab, and classroom space.

  • Tickets Available For Waldorf School Silver Anniversary Spring Benefit; Silent Auction Already Open

    Currently celebrating its 25th year, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School of Newtown is set to host its Silver Anniversary Spring Benefit on May 16, at the Parish Hall of St Francis of Assisi in Weston. The evening will include dinner and wine, a live auction of projects created by students in each HVWS class, and dancing. As part of the benefit, an online silent auction has also opened. Dozens of items are available to bid on until May 17.

  • Newtown Car Show Returning Father’s Day Weekend

    Rich Marcuccio, manager of Newtown Stop & Shop; Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo, The Moms Club of Newtown, and FAITH Food Pantry are gearing up for the 2015 Newtown Car Show. This year’s event is being planned  for Saturday, June 20 — the eve of Father’s Day — in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street in Newtown. All money raised through the car show will go to the food pantry, who will share proceeds with Monroe Food Pantry and Newtown’s Salvation Army Food Pantry. There are already 250 cars registered for the show, according to Nancy Taylor of FAITH Food Pantry. Half of the cars are “super cars,” she said, and half are classics.

  • 4th Annual Mad Dash Adventure Race June 13; Registration Open

    Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am. The fourth annual Mad Dash offers the ultimate in fitness adventure in which participants run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through the scenic Fairfield Hills Campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as manmade structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events. Participants may choose from four levels.

  • Weekends Before Memorial Day: Local VFW To Sell Poppies

    The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children in Eaton Rapids. Members of Newtown VFW will be set up at local locations to distribute poppies for the three weekends prior to Memorial Day.

  • Historical Society Program Will Examine Medicine In The Revolutionary War

    Most people already know that life in the Revolutionary War army was harsh and led to disease and injury, but what about the remedies for those conditions? What did one do when a soldier became sick while enduring the brutal Valley Forge winters or was injured in battle? Newtown Historical Society will look at medicinal practices during the Revolution on Monday, May 11, at 7:30. Dr Ray Sullivan will present a program called “Rough Medicine: The Medicine and Surgery of the American Revolution.” The program will take place in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. Admission is free.

  • Volunteers, Donations Sought For Annual Postal Food Drive, Saturday

    The 23rd Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 9. The drive is a major supplier of food to the Newtown Salvation Army Food Pantry that is located in the office of Newtown Social Services. Organizers say there are several ways the public can help make the food drive a success.

  • Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Hosting Nature Walk

    This Mother’s Day weekend, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary invites local residents and families to join for a nature walk and educational tour, at the future site of the animal sanctuary. Located in the heart of Newtown, the tour will wind through 34 acres of scenic meadows and woodlands. The event is open to the public and will take place Saturday, May 9, at 10 am, starting at the end of Old Farm Road.

  • Epistolary Writing For Adults

    C.H. Booth Library will present a six-session writing program, “Epistolary Writing For Adults,” beginning Thursday, May 7. An epistolary story or novel is written as a series of documents, such as correspondence, letters, telegrams and other writings. Examples of contemporary epistolary novels include Bloodline by Kate Cary, 2005; Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway, also 2005, and Almost Like Being In Love, 2004, and Last Days of Summer, 1998, both by Steve Kluger. The writing program is a Newtown Reads! event, tied in to the library's two-month series of programs connected to "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society."