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  • Masonicare At Newtown’s Free Summer Sounds Concerts Begin June 12

    For the 27th consecutive year, Masonicare at Newtown will sponsor free Summer Sounds concerts on its grounds at 139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown.  Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a variety of wonderful musical performance by many of the area's most popular bands. Concerts will be on Wednesday evenings, with rain dates the following nights.

  • SHOP Silent Auction & Wine Tasting To Benefit FAITH Food Pantry, Newtown Scholarship Association

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), in partnership with Sandy Hook Wine & Liquor and other local distributors, is proud to present the second annual silent auction and wine tasting. This year’s event — Saturday, June 15, beginning at 7 pm — will benefit FAITH Food Pantry and Newtown Scholarship Association. A portion of the event proceeds will also benefit SHOP, which presents block parties and other events in downtown Sandy Hook to support local businesses.

  • A Day Of Thanks For Therapy Dogs

    More than 70 therapy dog teams who have been in the community for months will gather at Fairfield Hills for A Day of Thanks to the Newtown Therapy Dogs, hosted by Newtown Veterinary Specialists, on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am to noon. This event is about learning their stories, taking some pictures, seeing the dogs, and offering heartfelt thanks for all they have done over the past six months.

  • LobsterFest Time In Sandy Hook

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., Inc will present its 26th Annual LobsterFest on Friday and Saturday, June 7–8. The event returns to the company’s main station, at 18-20 Riverside Road. Dinner will be served on Friday from 5 to 9 pm, and Saturday from 4 to 9 pm, and include a full steak or lobster dinner with plenty of sides and even a drink; surf and turf tickets are also available. Tickets are $24 in advance, until noon Friday (at the firehouse, the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street; and The Newtown Bee’s office, 5 Church Hill Road), and will be $26 at the door. Takeout orders are available.

  • Family Fun Day For Adopt A Cop Fund, Rain Or Shine Saturday At Dickinson Park

    A family-oriented day of fun, organized by a charity designed to bring emotional and financial support for the police officers who responded to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10 am to 3 pm. Family Fun Day will be at Dickinson Park.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC, Saturday Night

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on June 1 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of f...

  • SCAN Artists In New Pond Art Show & Sale

    The  wonder and beauty of Redding's New Pond Farm — from distant, rolling hills to closer barnyard scenes — spring to life in the imagination of some 50 regional artists whose will be included in New Pond Farm’s fourth invitational art show, “From Farm to Canvas,” June 1-16. In addition to the works being hung on the gallery walls, visitors will be able to browse through portfolios of agrarian and nature-themed artwork. During the run of the exhibition, visitors can also take advantage of numerous workshops, demonstrations and special events. Admission to the show and all events are free. A portion of all sales will benefit the award-winning educational center and its mission of connecting people to the land.

  • Seven Weeks Of Summer Camps At The SHACK

    Have you made plans yet for summer camp? The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) has a number of options planned. The SHACK, in Suite 104 at 100 Church Hill Road, will offer seven weeks of art, music and theatre-based summer activities with special projects each day. Each week with focus on a special theme with arts and crafts based around that theme. Most weeks will conclude with an open-air outdoor theater production.

  • Jewish Art In Response To Newtown, On View In Easton; Auction To Raise Funds For Mental Health Services

    “Jewish Art in Response to Newtown…,” a collection of contemporary carvings by Harvey Paris, is on display at Easton Public Library through June 30. The exhibit features 20 carvings inspired by Newtown, Peace in the Middle East, the Holocaust and Jewish tradition. The library will host an artist’s reception and talk, open to the public, on Thursday, May 29, from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Theater Review: Long Wharf Offering Pulitzer-Winning "Clybourne Park" A Wonderful Treatment

    In 1959, Chicago born playwright Lorraine Hansberry broke new ground in New York with "A Raisin in the Sun," the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Based in part on her family’s personal experience in trying to buy a house in a white neighborhood, the show ran for over two years, received prestigious awards, and has been revived, made into movies, and used as part of the curriculum in many schools. Playwright Bruce Norris was introduced to the film version in his seventh grade classroom, in an all white Texas school district specifically formed to avoid its students being bused to integrated Houston schools. It dawned on him that he and his classmates were essentially the people of Hansberry's work. Long Wharf Theatre is producing Norris's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Clybourne Park" for just a few more days, and would be worth a trip to New Haven.