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What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing)

Published: October 13, 2017


Dunkirk movie poster



PG-13 * running time 1:46

Tickets $3

Screenings Friday and Saturday, 7* & 9 pm; Sunday through Thursday, 7 pm;

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

Starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Cillian Murphy, Jack Lowden

Harry Stiles, Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, James D’Arcy & Kenneth Branagh

Based on the true story of nearly 330,000 Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France, who were cut off and are surrounded by the German Army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, in May and June 1944, during World War II’s Battle of France. Director Christopher Nolan’s dramatic history lesson, released in July, tells the story of how these troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.

*Admission to Saturday’s 7 pm show is free of charge, courtesy Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

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Great Pumpkin Race final reminder collage


Saturday, October 21 (rear parking lot): Annual Great Pumpkin Races, 10 am-2 pm, $5/pumpkin (whether entering racing competition or decorating contest), annual event features pumpkins with four wheels and two axles racing down hill behind town hall, first by age group, grand finale at 1:30, also live entertainment, local clubs and groups, presented by and fundraiser for Newtown Lions Club, rain date October 22;

Read more here: Great Pumpkin Race Returns October 21

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Bahai celebration -- Light of Unity logo


Saturday, October 21 (Alexandria Room):  5-8 pm, free gathering for dinner and program commemorating of 200th anniversary of birth of Baha’u’llah, including remarks by First Selectman Pat Llodra, also origami animal making for children, hosted by Baha’is of Greater Danbury, reservations requested;

Read more here: Light Of Unity Festival Planned At Edmond Town Hall

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2017 Bee forum final w M&G


Tuesday, October 24 (ETH Theatre): , 6:30-8:30 pm, meet and greet with local candidates, then annual event hosted by The Newtown Bee will allow those running for First Selectman to introduce themselves and answer questions from residents, moderated by Newtown Bee Editor Nancy K. Crevier; 203-426-3141.

Read more here: Questions Sought For Newtown Bee Candidates Forum

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Friday, October 27 (Alexandria Room): 7 pm  (doors open at 5), tickets $7, performance by former Siddhartha drummer who performs unique variety of classical, rock, country, rock, jazz and original compositions, food available for purchase (light fare menu);

NOTE ticket prices have been reduced from their original cost.

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Destination Newtown 2017



Thursday, November 16: 4-7 pm, free, annual family friendly event offers business showcase, pizza competition (new), raffles, and more, presented by Newtown Chamber of Commerce; 203-426-2695,

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Newtown Bridge Club

Newtown Bridge Club

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

MONDAYS, 12:30; TUESDAYS 10 am (20-minute lunch break) and 7 pm; WEDNESDAYS, 10 am; and THURSDAYS, 12:30 pm.

ALSO: Newtown Bridge Club To Host Lessons For Aspiring Players (lessons begin October 16)

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Rocking Rooster rooster

Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club

FRIDAYS: 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

SATURDAYS: Group meets in lower parking lot of town hall, spring hikes meet for 9 am, then carpool to hike site, children must be accompanied by parents, call hike leader (changes weekly, see 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,

October 21, Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, N.Y., steep sections, 7 miles, all day outing (Nancy Ziegler, 203-732-2618);

October 28, Maricostas Preserve, Washington, with views of Lake Waramaug (Mark Jones, 203-894-9534);

November 4, location TBA, contact hike leader for details closer to date of hike (Cassie Brown, 203-313-7161);

November 11, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, blue/white trail, some steep sections (Sally Cox, 203-426-9903);

November 18, White Memorial, Litchfield (Melanie Sim, 203-417-2196);

November 25, Paugussett Trail, Sandy Hook (Sally Cox, 203-426-9903, 203-830-9032);

December 2, Bassett Preserve or Waldo State Park, Southbury (Linda Dunn, 203-207-1765);

December 9, Bennett Pond Trail, Ridgefield, then potluck lunch and winter hike planning at home of hike leader (Mark Jones, 203-894-9534).

 * * * * * *Yoga for Beginners at ETH for KCC

Yoga For Beginners

SATURDAYS: 9 am, $5 donation, 60-minute sessions offered weekly, in gymnasium (or main floor meeting room, on building’s south side, if gymnasium is being used by another group), donations accepted and forwarded to Kevin’s Community Center; 203-426-0496.


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