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What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing)

Published: January 20, 2017

MOVIE LISTINGS:

The Accountant movie poster

Tuesday, January 17-Saturday, January 21

THE ACCOUNTANT

Screenings Tuesday through Thursday, 7 pm; Friday, 7 & 9 pm;

matinees Tuesday, 1 pm; Saturday, 1 & 4 pm

Rated R * running time 2:08

All tickets $3

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons,

Jeffrey Tambour, Jon Bernthal & John Lithgow

Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, a math savant named Christian Wolff (Affleck) works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, led by Ray King (Simmons) starts to close in, however, he takes on a new client: a robotics company, where an accounting clerk (Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. As Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise in this action-thriller.

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The Innocents movie poster

Sunday, January 22-Wednesday, January 25

THE INNOCENTS

Screenings Sunday through Wednesday, 7 pm;

matinees Sunday, 1 & 4 pm; Tuesday, 1 pm.

Rated PG-13 * running time 1:55

All tickets $3

Starring Lou de Laâge, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek & Vincent Macaigne

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross nurse (de Laâge) is sent to a assist a nun at a nearby Benedictine convent after a sister nun arrives at a French field hospital begging for assistance. At first reluctant to help, the nurse is shocked by what she finds in this compelling look at the brutality of war and the resiliency of the human spirit. 

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The Great Dictator movie poster

Thursday, January 26

THE GREAT DICTATOR 

Screenings at 1 & 4 pm

Rated G * running time 2:06

All tickets $3

Starring Charlie Chaplin

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Chaplin) spends years in an Army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling.

Screenings will continue Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s Classic Cinema Series.

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Moonstruck movie poster

Thursday, February 16

MOONSTRUCK

Screenings at 1 & 4 pm

Rated PG * running time 1:42

All tickets $3

Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis & Danny Aiello

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Aiello), then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she’s not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Screenings will continue Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s Classic Cinema Series.

 

~ALSO AT EDMOND TOWN HALL~

WEEKLY:

Newtown Bridge Club

Club hosts ACBL-sanctioned duplicate games, social players welcome, in Alexandria Room, $10/session ($8 NBC members); 203-733-8525, NewtownBridge.org

Mondays, 12:30; Tuesdays 10 am (20-minute lunch break) and 7 pm; and Wednesdays, 10 am.

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Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club

Club dances on the first and third Friday of each month, 7:30 pm, in ETH gymnasium (entry through lower rear parking lot), most events done at plus level (with rounds), with advanced tip during break; call 203-426-4817 for information.

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Newtown Hikers

Group meets in lower parking lot of town hall, winter hikes meet for 10 am, then carpool to hike site, children must be accompanied by parents, call hike leader (changes weekly, need names and phone numbers in parentheses) to see if dogs allowed on trail, also call if planning to meet group at hike site, BYO snack and water, traction devices suggested for winter hikes, sturdy boots/shoes strongly suggested, all participants will be asked to sign waiver for Newtown Parks & Recreation; additional information 203-426-9903, 203-830-9032, NewtownHikers@gmail.com.

January 21, Tarrywile Trail, Danbury (Melanie Sim, 203-417-2196);

January 28, Holcomb Hill Wildlife Preserve, Newtown, followed by lunch at hike leader’s home (Linda Dunn, 203-207-1765);

February 4, Kettletown/Miller Trail, Southbury (Christa Troiani, 203-751-0297);

February 11, Glacier Ridge, Waterbury (Lynn Vela, 617-335-9678);

February 18, Huntington State Park, Bethel/Redding (Lin Patti, 203-364-7235);

February 25, Platt Park, Southbury, easy (Tin Hanbury, 203-888-3025);

March 4, Bent of the River, Southbury (Jim Steck, 845-621-5559 or 914-806-4107);

March 11, Orchard Hill Nature Center, Newtown (Linda Dunn, 203-207-1765);

March 18, Flanders Nature Center/Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary, Woodbury (Nancy Ziegler, 203-732-2618);

March 25, Bennett’s Pond Trail, Ridgefield, followed by lunch and spring hike planning, call to coordinate food (Mark Jones, 203-894-9534).

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SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

Evening of Comedy

Saturday, January 20 (ETH Theatre):  8:45 pm (doors open at 8). Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, $45, evening for adults will include performances by comedians RC Smith and Tony Liberati, also Hawley Elementary School Principal Chris Moretti, drinks included, advance ticket purchase required, presented by and fundraiser for Newtown Education Foundation (ALSO: VIP Pre-Show Cocktail Party, 6 pm at Dana-Holcombe House, $65, featuring Newtown resident and Food Network personality Chef Plum; advance tickets also required); newtowneducationfoundation.org.

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Sunday, January 29 (gymnasium): 11 am, Zumba Class, free 60-minute class for all ages and abilities, led by “Miss Megan” Sajovic, hosted by Lathrop School of Dance as part of school’s 65th anniversary celebration, reservations requested, donations accepted for Edmond Town Hall Theatre Fund; 203-426-5757, diane@lathropschoolofdance.com, lathropschoolofdance.com.

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary logo

 

Sunday, January 29 (Alexandria Room): 12-3 pm, Sunday with the Sanctuary, free workshops hosted by The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary to include Vet 101 (noon, with students from Cornell University’s Veterinary Shelter Medicine program, sharing the science of a pet’s annual exam), Training 101 (1 pm, with trainers from Canine Training and Behavior Services, LLC, with basic training techniques for new adopted pets) and Mutt-i-grees (2 pm, presentation about program designed to enhance social and emotional competence for students through teaching and reinforcing critical skills), registration requested for each workshop; 860-620-8640, CVHFoundation.org.

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Thursday, February 23 (Alexandria Room): 6:30 pm, Ballroom Dance Class, free 60-minute class for all ages and abilities, no partner needed, led by Nicole Almeida (from Arthur Murray, Danbury), hosted by Lathrop School of Dance as part of school’s 65th anniversary celebration, reservations requested, donations accepted for Edmond Town Hall Theatre Fund; 203-426-5757, diane@lathropschoolofdance.com, lathropschoolofdance.com.

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Friday,  March 10 (gymnasium): 5 pm, Hip Hop Class, free 60-minute class for ages 5-8, led by “Miss Tamra” Saric, hosted by Lathrop School of Dance as part of school’s 65th anniversary celebration, reservations requested, donations accepted for Edmond Town Hall Theatre Fund; 203-426-5757, diane@lathropschoolofdance.com, lathropschoolofdance.com.

 

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