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  • Upcoming Events At The SHACK (April 15-28)

    Spring is finally here and event coordinators at The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) are gearing up to celebrate with special events. The SHACK is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy,

  • Choral Society’s Spring Concert Will Offer Music To Reflect The Joy Of Peace, Food, Travel And More

    “The Joy of…,” a concert celebrating what we all love in life, will be presented by Newtown Choral Society at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 27, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. Under the direction of Mary Andreotta, and accompaniedby Susan Anthony-Klein, the choir will be singing music from Three Dog’s Night “Joy to the World,” to John Denver’s “All this Joy.”

  • Juggling Club To Be At The Pleasance Saturday Afternoon

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 13, at The Pleasance, the park at 1 Main Street (adjacent to the police station). The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi, hoops, staff, diabolo, and other instruments.

  • Community Concert By Mile High Orchestra, Saturday At NHS

    Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, a horn-driven band based out of Nashville, Tenn., will be in Newtown for a concert at Newtown High School on Saturday, April 13. DMHO was formed by a group of friends at Belmont University in 1999. They have traveled across the world, playing at churches, conferences, and festivals. They performed at the Summer Olympics in Athens and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. They will be heading to Newtown following an engagement at Carnegie Hall.

  • "Building Resilience After Tragedy," For The Community, May 5

    Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown and the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will host a talk by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell on Sunday, May 5 at 4:30 pm. Their talk, “Building Resilience After Tragedy — A Guide for the Individual and the Community,” will...

  • Theater Review: Mastrosimone’s "Tiger," In Second Production At Long Wharf, Still An Enjoyable Ride

    William Mastrosimone’s Ride The Tiger depicts Joe Kennedy seeking mob help to gain the Democratic Presidential nomination for his son Jack. Believing it was necessary to defeat rival Hubert Humphrey in a Protestant state, the senior Kennedy uses Frank Sinatra as a go-between, asking mob boss Sam Giacana to order the trade unions to support JFK in the West Virginia primary. Long Wharf Theatre is producing the work for a second, wonderful time.

  • Incorporating Flowers Into An Organic Flower Garden

    The Garden Club of Newtown will feature an early spring look at organic gardening with Nick Mancini’s timely presentation, “Incorporating Flowers into An Organic Vegetable Garden,” to be presented in the lower meeting room of Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main S...

  • On The Road with Shannon Hicks, from the issue dated April 12, 2013

    Local music news and national touring updates for shows coming into Connecticut, collected weekly by Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks.

  • Bubblemania! Returning, With Laughter And Joy For Families, April 27

    The Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) is pleased to announce it will host international comic bubble artist Casey Carle, the mastermind of Bubblemania!, on Saturday, April 27, at Edmond Town Hall. This soapy spectacular combines visual comedy, quick wit, and Big Band music...