• On The Road with Shannon Hicks, for the week ending April 5, 2013

    Local music news and national touring updates for shows coming into Connecticut, collected by Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks.

  • Groundbreaking "Seven," By Seven, To Be Presented By Stray Kats Theatre Company

    Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Seven, a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of women leaders around the world. A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, Seven i...

  • Former NHS AFS Student Still Traveling, Writing, Sharing

    Five decades after being an American Field Service student from Newtown High School, Sas Carey is still traveling. Now Wren Song Press has published Ms Carey’s experiences in a book, "Reindeer Herders in My Heart: Stories of Healing Journeys in Mongolia." Ms Carey will be at Byrd’s Books in Bethel to offer an author’s talk and a reading from her book on Tuesday, April 16. In addition, she will present slides and videos from her travels.

  • Juggling Club To Be At The Pleasance Saturday

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 6, at The Pleasance. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts.

  • "The Little Dog Laughed" To Open Town Players 2013 Season

    Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, a scathingly funny, of-the-moment show, will open May 3 at The Little Theatre. Originally produced off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater, the story features well-known actor Mitchell (being p...

  • Newtown Arts Festival Issues Call To Artists

    The Newtown Arts Festival Committee has issued a Call To Artists for its Second Annual Festival. The 2013 festival will be a week long celebration of the arts culminating with a September 21-22 artists market, fine arts gallery tent exhibits, live music an...

  • Collins Named Winner Of Competition For 2013 Newtown Arts Festival Logo

    An artistic rooster design by Carol Collins has been selected as the iconic image of the 2013 Art Competition for the Newtown Arts festival. The winning submission is hand-cut, hand-painted, of Bristol Board. The artist calls is a "celebration of our town’s resilience, creative spirit, and ability to greet each new day with hope and love.”

  • Friends Schedule Book Donation Day

    Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will once again host a Book Donation Day, Sunday, April 7, from noon to 5 pm, in the rear parking lot of the library at 25 Main Street. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, and computer games are sought. The Friends of the ...

  • Designing With Pressed Flowers

    On Wednesday, April 10, the Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program titled “Designing with Pressed Flowers.” The program will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.  The guest speaker will be Dixie Nace, who first started pressing flowers in 1994 and has been competing at Federated Garden Clubs and the Philadelphia Flowers show ever since.

  • "Permaculture And Organic Lawn Care"

    The Newtown Horticulture Club will host a free public program, "Permaculture and Organic Lawn Care," by Cynthia Rabinowitz, on Thursday, April 11, at Newtown Meeting House.