Resiliency Center of Newtown

  • Upcoming RCN Events: Book Talks, Essential Oils Over Coffee, And More

    UPDATED November 17, 2015: This story has been updated to include details about December 11 reiki sessions.


    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has announced a number of upcoming programs.

    All events will take place at RCN, on the lower level of the SCB Building, 153 South Main Street; guests should use the lower rear parking lot to access the center. Programs are free, although some do require registration. Details follow:

  • RCN Announces Upcoming Events

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown, within the SBC Building at 153 South Main Street, has a few events coming up this month.

    The Back to School Coffee will be Wednesday, September 16, from 10 am until noon.

    All are invited to stop in for a quick hello, or settle in and share how your summer was. All are welcome, and should feel free to bring a friend.

    A weekly knitting/support group will begin Friday, September 18. Sessions will run from 3:30 to 4:45 pm.

  • RCN Offering Day Trips To Camp Sea Stars North

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) is offering two free one day trips for Newtown/Sandy Hook children and young adults who will be entering grades 1-12 in the fall.

    The trips will be taking place on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 24. Each group will travel to Camp Danbee in Peru, Mass., which will be transformed into Camp Sea Stars North for each day.

  • Foundation Offering ‘Parenting The Positive Discipline Way’ Classes

    Two “Parenting the Positive Discipline Way” classes, funded by the Sandy Hook Community Foundation, have been set.

    The classes are for up to 30 Newtown residents and they will be hosted by the Resiliency Center of Newtown, at 153 South Main Street.

    Both classes will be held Wednesdays starting April 22, and both classes run for six weeks. Morning and evening hours are available. The morning class runs from 9:30 am until noon and the evening class runs from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

  • RCN Art Therapy Is A Splash

    Resident and artist Dave Brooker’s cheeks and hair bore rainbow splashes of paint. His hands, white smock, and shoes also carried a slash of red, smudge of blue, and random dabs in many colors as he led children through an afternoon of art in his Newtown studio late last week.

    With several Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) members on hand, a group of children visited on March 6 and squinted behind goggles as they grabbed up paint brushes and threw paint at the walls, overhead, and in wet swaths across the floor.

  • RCN Offering New Session Of ‘Creative Insight’

    Upcoming programs at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) include a new session of “Creative Insight : Taking the Next Step,” an effective and inspirational life skills program which successfully helped families directly impacted by the events of 9/11 move forward with their lives. Through the sponsorship of Tuesday's Children, more than 400 family members have had the opportunity to experience the program.

    Offered by RCN in September, October and November 2014, a new session will begin Wednesday, March 4.

  • Resiliency Center Events Announced

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces a few upcoming events, all open to the public and all free of charge.

    On Friday, February 6, the next monthly Guided Healing Mediation program with Carla Barzetti. The 60-minute program will begin at 9:30 am.

  • Resiliency Center Event Rescheduled: Guided Meditation Friday Morning

    Carla Bates Barzetti will lead guided healing meditation at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) on Friday, January 16, from 9:30 until 10:30 am.

    This program had originally been planned for January 9, but was rescheduled to this week, according to RCN Office Manager Jennifer Holguin.

    Each month’s guided meditation session focuses on a different virtue. January’s is joyfulness.

  • Meditation, Monthly Coffee Break & Chair Massage At Resiliency Center

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces its first three programs of 2015.

    On Friday, January 9, Carla Bates Barzetti will lead guided healing meditation from 9:30 until 10:30 am. Each month’s guided meditation session focuses on a different virtue. January’s is Joyfulness.

  • Yoga Benefit Planned For Resiliency Center

    Yoga Dimensions, located at 87 South Main Street, will host a benefit yoga class on Sunday, December 14.

    The class will begin at 2 pm. Suggested donation is $35, with all proceeds to go to The Resiliency Center of Newtown.