Newtown High School junior Ridhi Sahani has collaborated with fellow dancers from Newtown, along with dancers from Monroe, to create “Spreading Smiles,” a special free performance to be offered on Saturday, May 11, at the high school. “My goal in putting together this performance is to bring comfort and happiness to people in our community,” Miss Sahani said via email to The Newtown Bee. “After all that we have been through, I want to spread smiles the way I know how to, through dance."
Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, May 19. Master Sergeant Bill Goessinger of The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will be joining us along with two of his horses. All are invited to learn about the history of the horse guard, which is headquartered in Newtown, and how it has evolved over the years.
The public is invited to attend a presentation by Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and activist for the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence; Elliot Fineman, president and CEO of National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC); and Josh Horwitz, executive director of th...
On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am until 2 pm, Pat Summa from the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam Monster Truck Series will be at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station. Mr Summa will be giving rides in a special truck made for just such an oc...
The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts invites artists working in all media to submit artwork for the upcoming exhibition “Destination: Connecticut.” Works should depict destinations, landmarks and imagery that represent Connecticut. For consideration, artists may submit up to four jpeg images of work by May 15.
On Sunday, May 5, The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycling event, will pass through Newtown. The event is a police-escorted police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds for ten funds and charities associated with the events of 12/14. The ride will involve as many as 3,000 motorcyclists.
This month’s meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. The meeting starts at 7 pm and as always, is open to non-members free of charge. This month’s speaker is Joseph Camposeo, who has been Town Clerk of Manchester since 1996. Mr Camposeo will provide valuable insights into using town records for family research.
Current and former New England Patriots football players be at Newtown High School to instruct youth residents ages 6-14 in free football clinic, “Football For You,” on Saturday, May 18. The clinic will run from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will feature a Patriots-themed activity zone open to the public. There will be a ceremony honoring the community of Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School. During the clinic, current and former Patriots players will gather on the high school football field to share their football expertise with hundreds of Newtown youth in skill stations including blocking, receiving, and punting. The day will also include an ongoing Patriots-themed activity zone that will feature food, games and prizes for the Newtown community to enjoy.
Slopping through mud on hands and knees, hurdling piles of hay, and pulling themselves from rung to rung — monkey bar-style — on a ladder suspended from trees, approximately 120 athletes of various ages participated in Newtown’s first Mad Dash Adventure Race in June 2012. Organizers are hoping to see a field at least that large, if not larger, when the Second Annual Mad Dash Challenge is offered on Saturday, June 8, at Fairfield Hills.
Newtown Soccer Club, in conjunction with Newtown Kindness, announces the second edition of Soccer Night in Newtown this spring in an effort to bring fun and compassion to the community. This event will take place at the soccer fields at Fairfield Hills on Friday, May 17, from 5-8 pm. It is open to Newtown residents and Newtown Soccer Club members. This event is free and no registration is required to attend. Soccer Night in Newtown will include a variety of interactive soccer-based games and activities for children and families, including the opportunity to meet and get autographs from US soccer legends.