• Just Announced: Art Miles Mural Project At Newtown Congregational Church, Thursday

    A hands-on mural painting project will be offered at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, this week. The special event will be Thursday, August 8, from 11 am to 3 pm. Sponsored by The Art Miles Mural Project, and open to the public, it is part of the organization’s “passionate and colorful 12 year movement to promote global peace and harmony through murals.”

  • A Day Of Kindness: NHS Club Planning Special September Event

    On Saturday, September 14, the NHS Kindness Club will host a Day of Kindness. This free event is aimed at the youth of the town, but is open to residents of all ages. With students returning to school soon, organizers would like to shine a spotlight on how matters. Day of Kindness will be filled with activities and events focusing on giving back.

  • Portrait Oil Painting Demo At Meeting House, August 14

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will host an oil painting demonstration by Carol Arnold on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:30 pm. Her subject will be one of her children, who will be posing for her. The program is open to the public, free of charge. It will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street in Newtown.

  • When:
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 07:30PM
    Newtown Meeting House
    31 Main Street
    Newtown, CT 06470

  • Voices For Heroes Planning A Call For Peace

    Voices For Heroes, a non-profit organization based in Waterbury, is organizing an event to bring together peaceful, community minded organizations and people to embrace and celebrate peace. The event, called “Power of Peace 2013 Family Fest 2013,” will take place at Bushnell Memorial Park on Sunday, August 11, from noon until 7 pm. All are welcome and attendance to the event is free. The goal of the event is to spread awareness of as many non-political causes as possible and show children how great it can be to work with others to achieve one goal of change and the joy of giving. The organizers want non-political causes to unite and say “We still believe in peace. We will not give up.” No matter who you are ... you are not alone.

  • Inaugural NCAC Grant Winners Announced

    Johnny A. Williams, a sculptural wood artist and furniture maker from Newtown, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural $1,000 grant from Newtown Commission on the Arts. Kateleen Foy, a photographer and graduate of Newtown High school, was announced as runner-up. Each will be invited to show and sell their works at the 2013 Newtown Arts Festival. They will have featured space in NCAC’s tent. In addition, for the upcoming year Mr Williams and Ms Foy will have the services of the Press/Public Relations Committee of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission to announce their shows and achievements

  • Public Invited To Join Horse Guard In Welcoming Unity Riders, Monday

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard invites the public to attend the arrival of the Dakota Riders to Newtown, as part of its annual Unity Ride, at noon on Monday, August 5. After the tragic events of 12/14, The Unity Ride has taken on an even more powerful and timely message of hope and healing. These riders wish to bring that message to Newtown and the State of Connecticut. Ten Dakota Riders recently set out from their home on horseback and have begun their 4,000-mile journey. On Monday, these Unity Riders and those traveling with them will arrive in Newtown and the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard expects to welcome them as they ride into the gates.

  • Wall Matthews & Guests At Sound Center, August 17

    On Saturday, August 17, Wall Matthews will be returning to Connecticut for the first time in many years to perform an evening of his compositions. The performance will be at Sound (Center for Music, Creative Arts & Mindfulness), a renovated historic chapel at 31 Hawleyville Road in Newtown. Joining Mr Matthews will be the cellist Adam Gonzalez and choreographer/dancer/actress Ara Fitzgerald. Mr Matthews will be performing a retrospective of his works, and will also be joined during the evening by Mr Gonzalez. Each guest artist will also offer their own performances.

  • Bowling For LLS, August 17

    Katherine James, team captain for the Dear Jack team registered for the 2013 Newtown Light the Night Walk, has organized an event to raise money for her team. Join in unlimited games of bowling at Lore’s Lanes, 145D Danbury Road in New Milford, on August 17. Tickets are $15 and include all games during that time, shoe rental, a slice of pizza, and a soft drink. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The ticket price, minus costs to the bowling alley, and all funds collected through a 50-50 raffle and a raffle for prize items, will all goes directly to the Connecticut chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

  • Triptych Paintings At Good News Cafe, Including Works By Three Newtown Artists

    Ten skilled local artists, all members of Washington Art Association, will display a wide variety of paintings in the form of triptychs at Carol Peck’s Good News Café, August 7 through September 30. The subjects, many of abstract composition, are are compelling and diverse. Among them a garden pond with playful koi fish, a snowy morning, a serene study of the Newtown hills, a panoramic vista spread beneath a roiled sky, reflections on a woodland pond, as well as others that are feasts of color and design. Among the group represented in the show are three Newtown artists: Joanne Conant, Anne Marie Foran and Roberta Shea. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, August 11.