Some of Newtown’s intermediate and middle school students have big dreams, which they shared during a special event hosted by Ben's Lighthouse on Martin Luther King Jr Day....Read Full Article
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Ben’s Lighthouse will benefit from a pair of concerts hosted in private homes during upcoming months.
Each event will provide an opportunity to spend an intimate evening or two with talented artists while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors. Guests will enjoy light food, beer, wine, and music, all while supporting a cause that provides community programming for young adults.
The first event, on Friday, October 27, will be a performance by Guy Davis. The event will run from 7 to 10 pm.
Mr Davis’s work has earmarked him as a renaissance man of the blues. He has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues.”
What music and acting have in common, he explains, “is that I don’t like people to see the hard work and the sweat that goes into what I do. I want them to hear me and be uplifted. And I want some little 8-year-old kid in the front row to have big eyes and say, ‘Hey, I want to do that!’”
Tickets are $100, and all sales are final. The address of the Newtown home hosting the concert will be provided with paid reservation. Tickets can be purchased at benslighthouse.org.
The second house concert, on Sunday, December 3, from 4 to 7 pm, will feature Richard Shindell. Tickets for that show are also $100, and available through the Ben’s Lighthouse website.
Ben’s Lighthouse fosters all children’s potential to build a more compassionate and connected world. Children become architects of a changed society by practicing empathy, self awareness, and volunteerism. Each child’s contribution, small or large, is a benefit to self and society.