Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars has been rescheduled from Saturday, November 14, to Saturday, November 21, due to a scheduling conflict. The NUSAR Dream Team will host the Harlem Superstars in a game to begin at 7 pm in the Newtown High School gymnasium.
For the 30th year, Newtown Savings Bank will present the Annual Newtown Holiday Festival. One of the area’s longest running holiday events, the benefit for Newtown Youth & Family Services will take place this year on Sunday, December 6, from 11 am until 4 pm. The festival will feature narrated historical trolley rides through the historic Borough of Newtown, the Historic House Tours on Main Street, the Festival of Trees, performances of "The Nutcracker Suite" by Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet, a Holiday Tea, and more. This year's event will also include a special salute to the 30th anniversary of "The Polar Express."
The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 18, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center. Please note this date has been postponed by one week from the original date of the program.
Graduating Newtown students aspiring to an agricultural-related career can benefit from an upcoming tag sale to be conducted by The Horticulture Club of Newtown on Saturday, November 14. The sale will run from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, in the barn of club members Shane and George Miller, who live at 50 Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship fund, which honors students entering the horticulture field.
Newtown High School students are gearing up to present the school’s fall drama, The Great Gatsby, next Thursday through Sunday, November 12 to 15.
The production is student directed with NHS teachers Janice Gabriel and Brian Tenney acting as advisers.
The Great Gatsby tells the story of an aspiring writer who gets sucked into a life of luxury, decadence, and drama in the 1920s. The play is based on the book by the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A new reading series to be presented at C.H. Booth Library will give fans of the written word inside access to the work of authors who live and write in the Nutmeg State. The first event, taking place Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the library's main meeting room. The first program in the series will feature its curator, Sophronia Scott, along with guest authors Mary Bailey, Chris Belden, Linda Legters and Lisa Schwartz.
UPDATE (Monday, November 9, 2015): This program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18. || The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 11, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center. Ms Platt will be bringing a collection of natural plant materials in order to demonstrate how to create wonderful decorative items for the holiday season. She promises a humorous look at easy methods for good looking decorations that will make anyone’s house look prettier at a joyous times of the year.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut held its annual Awards Luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on October 28. The Federation encompasses 128 Garden Clubs from around the state. The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown was proud to return home from the luncheon with four major awards.
There are many enigmatic figures in America’s history but one of the most puzzling is Aaron Burr. Well connected, and well on his way up the public career ladder, he ended in disgrace, a vice president later tried for treason. Newtown Historical Society in conjunction with C.H. Booth Library will examine Burr’s life and court case in “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr,” a presentation to be offered by Kent Newmeyer, on Monday, November 9, at 7:30 pm. The free program will be offered in the lower meeting room of the library.