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  • Watercolor Landscape Demo, July 10 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Adele Moros painting a watercolor landscape at a meeting of SCAN on Wednesday, ly 10, at 7:30 pm. This demo will take place in the lower meeting room at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). It is not necessary to be a member of SCAN to attend. Admission is free.

  • Equine Competition July 21

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard invites the community to a day of equine competition and horsemanship on Sunday, July 21 at its scenic facility at 4 Wildlife Drive (Exit 11 off I-84). Competition begins at 8 am and runs throughout the day. Riders and spectators ar...

  • Openings Still Available for Summer History Camp

    Enrollment for the Newtown Historical Society’s 8th Annual Summer History Camp is nearing full capacity for the 2013 season, but its not too late to enroll your child for a week of interactive colonial-era exploration and fun. Vacancies for the afternoon session, which runs from 1 to 4 pm, during the week of July 15-19 are still available for children between the ages of 8 to 10.

  • Stratford School Students’ Magical Garden Float Honors Sandy Hook

    On a Monday evening in April, more than 100 parents and students gathered at Flood Middle School in Stratford for an event called “Flowers for the Float.” Working with The Barnum Festival, the school had decided to build a tribute float to honor the victims of 12/14. In memory of the 26 children and educators who lost their lives at Sandy Hook School, the Stratford group designed and dedicated the float they called “We Choose Love.” The work session in April was to create hundreds of duct tape flowers and leaves for the float, which was to be a part of Stratford’s Memorial Day Parade. The float will return to the roads this weekend, when it is part of The Barnum Festival’s Great Street Parade on Sunday, June 30.

  • Dog Adoption Event June 29

    The Animal Center will hold a Dog and Puppy Adoption Event on Saturday, June 29 from 10 am to 2 pm at Choice Pet Supply, 535 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe. The Animal Center will have a variety of puppies and adults dogs of all shapes and sizes and all animals will be up to date on vaccines. If you h...

  • Housewarming Planned For HealingNewtown’s New Home

    Saying it is time to celebrate their new location at Newtown Congregational Church, Robert Rabinowitz of HealingNewtown has announced a Family Dance Party on Friday, July 12, from 5-10 pm. The party will be in The Great Room at the church, located at 14 West Street.

  • Absolut Gallery To Feature Mixed Media Works By Angelo Perrone

    The Absolut Gallery at The Inn at Newtown will present an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Angelo Perrone, June 27 to August 31. The public is invited to the opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 pm. The reception will feature live entertainment by The Blue Yodels, complementary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served courtesy of Executive Chef Carlos Marquez and Absolut Vodka. Mr Perrone has generously donated 38 original paintings for the exhibition, and has promised that 100% of sales from the show will be donated to Newtown Police Union and Newtown Lions Club for the mental health of those affected by 12/14.

  • Annual House & Garden Tour: Past and Present, At Home In Newtown And Sandy Hook, June 29

    Ticket-holders for the 17th Annual Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour will be able to cover 250 years of local history while visiting seven properties this year. This year’s tour will be held Saturday, June 29, from 11 am to 5 pm. Ticket-holders will have access to the recently renovated dooryard garden at The Matthew Curtiss House, three properties in Sandy Hook, two historic Federal-style houses in the Taunton Hill district, and a stunning four-story contemporary lakeside design finished just last year.

  • Parks & Rec Hosting Two Full Concert Programs This Summer; New Daytime Series Launched For Children & Families

    Newtown Parks & Recreation has concerts planned for residents and friends of all ages this summer. The department will be hosting its fifth annual Summer Concert Series as well as debuting a new Summer Jam Concert Series. The latter is a new daytime series for children and parents or guardians. Concerts will all be at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive. Attendees should being their own seating and are welcome to bring picnics. Concerts will move under the pavilion in the event of light rain.

  • Library Book Sale And Magic Show Kick Off Summer Reading

    To kick off its Children’s Summer Reading Program, a book sale and a magic show were held at C. H. Booth Library on Monday, June 24.Magician Steve Woyce offered two showings of a “Dig Into Reading Magic Show,” for children between the ages of four and fifth grade in the library’s meeting room for the day.Inside the children’s Story Time Room from 9:30 am until 5 pm a “sneak peak” of donated children’s books for the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library’s annual book sale, was offered. By 11 am a number of people were perusing the collection of children’s books, which included pop-up books...