Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will benefit from a fundraiser at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, featuring the United Soccer League’s New York Red Bull II facing Newtown Pride FC of the Connecticut Soccer League, on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm. The evening will kick off at 6, outside of the ballpark, with an interactive fan zone. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. All net proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and proceeds from a silent auction held that evening, will go to NYFS.
Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert González imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience – just the pure language and people to listen to it. Town Players is pleased announce they will welcome Robert González in a solo stage performance of great and beloved poems on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Little Theatre.
The Board of Selectman has created the volunteer post of Poet Laureate and has asked The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission to recruit, screen and recommend a final candidate. The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have Peter Seltzer conducting a critique of paintings by members during its next meeting, on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:30 pm, The program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. It is not necessary to be a member of SCAN to attend. Admission is free.
The 19th Newtown Historical Society House and Garden Tour, featuring four unique homes and three hidden gardens in Newtown and Sandy Hook, will take place Sunday, June 28. Ticket holders will be welcome to visit the seven properties between 11 am and 5 pm, rain or shine.
C.H. Booth Library will host another Duct Tape Projects workshop with Katie Stevenson, Tuesday, July 14, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The workshop is for students in grades 5-12, and registration is requesteed. There is a $6 supply fee, payable the day of the program.
Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for "Bus Stop" by William Inge, to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, 7-9 pm each night. Brian DeToma will direct the production, which is scheduled to run weekends in September. In addition, Sherman Players and TheatreWorks New Milford have audition sessions planned within the next few weeks.
More than 25 paintings by the late Elizabeth “Betty” Christensen are on display at Newtown Municipal Center through July 31 during the center’s regular hour. A resident of Newtown for more than 60 years, Mrs Christenson died March 30, 2015, less than two weeks before her 100th birthday. The exhibit has been curated by members of The Society of Creative Arts in Newtown (SCAN), of which Mrs Christensen was an active member. It has been facilitated by members of Walnut Tree Community Church, where Mrs Christensen was an original member.
Jim Talarino of Newtown was honored on June 18, during the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club’s final meeting of the 2014-15 season. Mr Talarino has been an integral part of the club for over 25 years serving in many capacities including president, vice president, judging coordinator, and hospitality chairman.