• Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    The lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade has been provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.

  • Genealogy Club Schedules First Program-Meeting Of The Season

    The first meeting of the new season of the Genealogy Club of Newtown will take place at the C.H. Booth Memorial Library, 25 Main Street, Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm, in the Meeting Room. Guest speaker is Philip Hayes, “The Digital Genealogist," “Evernote — Your Genealogy Research Assistant.” Light refreshments will be served. Those with questions or problems are encouraged to come at 6:45 pm for help from others in the club.

  • Birds Of Prey To Visit For Town And Country Garden Club Program

    On Wednesday, September 9, The Town and Country Garden Club will present their first program of the season. This month’s guest will be Mary-Beth Kaeser from Horizon Wings. Located in Ashford, Horizon Wings is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey. Ms Kauser, who founded the organization in 2001 as a non-profit organization for raptors, will bring a variety of birds to discuss. She has been a wildlife rehabilitator since 1985.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC Saturday

    The 26th season of Saturday Pasta Dinners at Newtown United Methodist Church will open on September 5 the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road. Dinner is served from 5 to 7:30 pm with donation being $10, $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children. Dinner is followed at 7:45 pm by a performance of bluegrass, country, and folk music played by Roger Sprung & Friends. The entertainment donation is $4 with dinner or $5 without. This covers all coffee, soft drinks, and snacks served during the evening from 7:45 to 10:30 pm.

  • Random Acts of Chamber Music At Meeting House

    Newtown Arts Festival will host a free evening of music, “Random Acts Of Chamber Music,” featuring The New England New Music Ensemble (NENME) and The Danbury Trombone Outfit, on Friday, September 11, 7:30 to 9 pm, at Newtown Meeting House. NENME is a chamber music group made up of mostly Newtown musicians. This group performs original compositions along with arrangements of songs not normally associated with chamber music, while DTO is a trombone ensemble whose repertoire has ranged from solo trombone to large Moravian choirs of over 14 trombonists, spanning the 15th Century to contemporary composers.

  • Town Players Notes: ‘Bus Stop’ Opens Friday, ‘Murder’ Auditions Next Week

    Brian DeToma is directing the next production at The Little Theater, "Bus Stop." In William Inge’s drama, a busload of passengers from Kansas City seek shelter at a roadside diner during a snowstorm, finding respite from the storm as well as friendship and romance. Opening night is Friday, September 4. Curtain is 8 pm. In addition, the company is already looking ahead to the production that will serve as the finalé for Town Players’s 80th anniversary season. Auditions for "Design For Murder," George Batson’s classic murder mystery comedy, will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8-9.

  • EverWonder September Events Begin Friday

    EverWonder Children’s Museum is pleased to announce its calendar for September 2015, which includes events for the entire family. The first special offering of the month will be a pinwheel project on September 4.

  • Auditions Set For Town Players

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for George Batson's "Design For Murder" will be Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8 and 9, from 7 to 9 each evening. All roles are available. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 14, and the production is scheduled to run Friday and Saturday evenings, October 30 through November 21, with two Sunday matinees.

  • Billy Bob Thornton's Musical Road Trip Pulling Into Ridgefield Sept. 9

    From his Academy Award nominated role in the Oscar winning film Sling Blade, to memorable acting turns in dozens of films and TV shows including his blood chilling Emmy nominated role in the FX mini-series Fargo, it's clear that Billy Bob Thornton can act, write, direct and produce for the screen. But his first and foremost creative passion springs from a love and encyclopedic knowledge of music - which inspired a three project solo career before Thornton met up with engineer and musician JD Andrew and formed The Boxmasters. In a rambling interview with The Newtown Bee ahead of their Ridgefield Playhouse show September 9, Thornton and Andrew talked primarily about The Boxmasters two new projects, Somewhere Down the Road, and self-released album Providence.

  • Can’t Stop The Serenity: Get Your Geek On For A Good Cause (Or Two)

    Sandy Hook residents Laurie and Michael Wright are organizing a special event for Sunday, September 6, 5:30 to 10:30 pm, at Edmond Town Hall. For the event, “Can’t Stop the Serenity: A Global Charity Screening Event for Equality Now,” the Sandy Hook residents are encouraging attendees to “Get your geek on for a good cause!" The evening will run from 5:30 until 10:30 pm, and will feature a screening of the film Serenity and “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”