The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 21st annual food drive to combat hunger on Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
Treehouse Comedy Productions will present "Stand Up For Newtown," a comedy show at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, June 7. Showtime is 9 pm, and admission is free for Newtown residents, teachers and school faculty, and first responders.
As had been announced last week, The Flagpole Radio Café will return to Edmond Town Hall Theater on Saturday, May 18, at 7 pm. This will mark the first show in nearly a year for the café. On Wednesday, May 8, organizers announced that Christine Lavin will return to the ETH Theatre stage to be the guest artist for this month’s show.
Sandy Hook Cub Scout Pack 170 is inviting all boys entering first through fourth grade to join their Pack. Registration will take place on Wednesday, May 15, at Rauner Hall in Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Newtown Pack 70 is also planning its annual Ice Cream Social, to be combined with a recruiting event, while St Rose Pack 570 is inviting anyone interested in learning about its activities to attend its annual Bike Rodio on June 22.
Sandy Hook Peaceful Arts, a collection of friends with a mission to change to world, has announced plans for four peace flag workshops. The group is inviting children and adults to visit any of the workshops to be held at The Graceful Planet, where attendees will continue creating flags with messages and images of peace to be sent to Boston. Workshops will be on Tuesdays, May 7, 18 and 21, and June 4, each from 5 to 6:30 pm.
The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) will host a special program this afternoon, a Chain of Love Card Making Event. The arts center, at 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook (Suite 104), invites students of all ages to stop in between 2:30 and 4:30, when it hosts a Charlotte Bacon Chain of Love event. There is no charge for the drop-in program, but donations will be accepted for St Jude’s Children's Hospital and The SHACK.
A performance of Casey Carle’s BubbleMania was staged on Saturday, April 27, at Edmond Town Hall. The show combined visual comedy, quick wit, science, art, and humor. The performance, sponsored by Newtown Junior Women’s Club, was a fundraiser for the group and for Be...
The Flagpole Radio Café will return to the Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, May 18, marking the first presentation in nearly a year. The Flagpole Radio Café is an engaging show created by Jim Allyn, Martin Blanco, and Barbara Gaines in conjuncti...
Kitten Associates, a home foster-based cat rescue group located in Sandy Hook, announced this week that one of the kittens who helped heal residents following 12/14 through its established Kitties For Kids program, is critically ill and funds are being raised to help determine the cause.
A fundraising page has been set up online and has raised $5,935 of the $7,000 goal.
The kitten, named Fred, has been getting weaker each day, according to the fundraising website...
Ben’s Bells Newtown will conduct a bell making workshop on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm. The workshop will be at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Nationally renowned, Ben’s Bells are brightly colored ceramic works of art that are randomly hung in public places that bear a tag instructing the person who finds the bell to take it home and to remember to be kind. The bell-making process is a community activity because not one person will ever start and finish their very own Ben’s Bell. The parts of the bell that will be made during the May 30 workshop will eventually be turned into a complete Ben’s Bell and distributed in Newtown and surrounding communities to fulfill their purpose of spreading kindness, one interaction at a time.