Mel Brooks’s 1974 comedy "Young Frankenstein" will be shown on Wednesday, October 28, at 1 and 7 pm, at the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. Pre-show entertainment for the evening show will be offered by students of Lathrop School of Dance. To add to the fun, audience members are encouraged to dress in costume as Dr Frankenstein, Igor, or any other character from the film, to win a prize. Tickets are $2 for all seats.
This year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest entries are scheduled to go on display at Newtown Middle School this weekend, starting the evening of October 23, on the front lawn of the school, 11 Queen Street.
Each year NMS eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a larger-than-life scarecrow that can withstand the elements. Students and community members cast their votes for their favorites in dollar donations. The money generated during the voting period is then split among the three top vote-getters and donated to the charities of the winners’ choice.
Scarecrow entries will be installed between the evening of Friday, October 23, and the morning of Saturday, October 24.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will host an acrylic demonstration by Frank Federico on Wednesday, October 28, beginning at 1:30 pm. The free program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House.
Newtown MediSpa will host “A Night of Pink” and “Wine Selection” on Thursday, October 29, from 7 to 9 pm. It will be special night celebrating strength and survival with guest speaker and cancer survivor Jodie Natale. Guest connoisseur Jeff Cryder will also share some of his knowledge and expertise on the proper selection of wines. Admission is free. There will be raffle prizes and silent auction items, with all proceeds to benefit the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital.
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company members are inviting the public for an evening of food, music, and bourbon. A new event, Bourbon Tasting & Food Pairing, will be introduced at Sandy Hook’s main station, on Saturday, October 24. Tickets are $75 each, are only 80 will be sold. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm, with the bourbon tasting and meal pairing to follow at 7. Craft beer and wine will also be available for donation. A silent auction and live music will also be part of the evening.
The event is a fundraiser for the volunteer fire company.
Deb Osborne will share stories and photos from her recent trip to South Africa for the next program of The Garden Club of Newtown. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for October 27 at C.H. Booth Library. Ms Osborne recently enjoyed a trip to South Africa, and her photos will serve as the basis for her program.
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, will feature five writers: Newtown Poet Laureate Lisa Schwartz, Chris Belden, Mary Bailey, Linda Legters, and Sophronia Scott. Ms Scott is also curating the series.
Newtown United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will present a Fall Fashion Show & Boutique on Sunday, October 25. The event will take place from 1 to 4 pm in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. Lunch will be served, and there will be shopping opportunities and door prizes. Fashions and accessories will be provided by The Fashion Exchange of Newtown. Proceeds will benefit Regional Hospice & Home Care of Western Connecticut as well as Newtown’s food pantries.
Atos Trio, which has been touring the United States and performed recitals for capacity crowds in Indianapolis, Syracuse and Washington D.C., will perform next in Newtown. The world-renowned ensemble will be on the stage at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, for a 3 pm performance Sunday, October 25.
Teah Renzi, with special guests, will be the featured artist for this month’s Saturday Night Open Mic For Youth. Performers in grades 5-12 are invited to perform; all are welcome to enjoy the performances, which will take place Saturday evening in The Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church.