Looking for something to do with your family this weekend, here’s what’s happening in Newtown:
Friday, March 30
8th Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt Grab a flashlight, a bag or basket and head over to Dickinson Park for an evening of hunting for eggs in the dark. For children ages 9 and up. Festivities begin at 8pm. Registration required (203) 270-4340.
Easter Basket Donations Donate to families in need this Easter. Now through March 31, The Newtown Junior Women's Club will be collecting donated Easter baskets ready for Easter morning or other Easter holiday items for needy children. Residents are invited to drop off donations at Berkshire Motors, 25 Berkshire Road (opposite the high school). Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 9 am until noon.
Edmond Town Hall Movie War Horse, Rate PG-13 will be playing through the weekend. This movie is recommended for tweens or teens.
Saturday, March 31
Block Party Plaza South located at 274 South Main Street will hold its first block party this weekend. Pick up your passport at the Union Savings Bank located at the Plaza and visit each participating business to have your book stamped. There will be a lot of fun things for children to do including free face painting, arts and crafts, a fire truck and race car display, food, and a bouncy house. Macaroni Kid will also be there with something special for everyone. The party ends at Good Ideas where attendees can submit their stamped passports for a chance to win a basket full of prizes.
Perfect Prom Newtown Newtown High School students attending the senior prom this year are invited to pick out their dress today. There will be gently used dresses and some still with tags. The sizes range from 0 -22. Also enter to win a manicure, hairstyling and flowers for the special evening. The event is hosted by the Girl Scout Troop 50843. It will take place at The Garage Teen Center located at 57 Church Hill Road. For information call (203) 304-1859.
Sunday, April 1
Escher String Quartet with Jason Vieaux playing guitar The concert is sponsored by the Newtown Friends of Music. The performance will include works of Castel-Nuovo, Boccherini, Verdi and Vivaldi. Tickets are $20, children ages 5-14 are free with a ticket holding adult. Concert is located at the and begins at 3pm.
What’s Happening at the Library? The CH Booth Library has some great activities coming up for children. Check their website to learn more.
Looking for some local Easter festivities? Read Macaroni Kid’s article on all the local Easter activities taking place this weekend.
Other noteworthy fun things to do this weekend with your family include:
- Free Admission into the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. Celebrate NASA Space Day with guest speakers, learn the challenges of living in space, fun crafts and more.
- Winter Creature Cruises, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. Journey out onto the Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals that spend their winter just off our shores.
- Composting and Gardening for Families, Ansonia. Learn how and what to compost, how to get started on a garden and what to plant for garden success this summer.
- Kite Flying Day in Monroe.
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