Spotlight on local area events

drama and artsGlow night

The Easton Arts Center presents glow night Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Kids ages 4 and up will have three hours of art with glow-in-the dark paint, holiday projects, colored lights and glow sticks.  Pizza will be served.  All supplies are included for $35 for the first child and $25 for the second child.  Register at eastonrec.com.

Holiday party

The Historical Society of Easton will be holding an old-fashioned holiday BYOB party on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Adams Schoolhouse, 345 Westport Road.

Given that the circa 1850 schoolhouse is in original condition without electricity, water or heat (other than a small wood burning stove which helped keep the children warm even during severe winters) the atmosphere of the party should be traditional and magical, according to event organizers.

The gathering is open to the public and all are welcome. Bring your own beverages; hors d’oeuvres are appreciated. The society invites guests to consider becoming members.

Cantiamo Choir

A Christmas concert set for Friday, Dec. 6, will benefit two centers for domestic violence, one of which covers Easton. The concert will take place at the Westport Town Hall auditorium, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $15.

The concert is sponsored by Arts for the Community, a non-profit organization Patrons may pre-pay donation at artsforthecommunity.org.

Solar open house

Easton residents are invited to come and see a solar installation in progress. Talk with Sandy and Chris Neubert about their decision to take advantage of the Solarize program. This will also be an opportunity to meet the Sunlight Solar team and explore whether solar may be a good choice for your home. Event will be held at 30 Wimbledon Lane, Easton, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Tree lighting

Christ Church, Easton, will host a tree lighting and carol sing-along on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Easton churches, the event will feature favorite holiday carols led by the church choirs, a tree lighting and a bon fire.

Easton Cub Scouts will provide hot chocolate, and proceeds from a bake sale, sponsored by Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, will be sent to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in the Philippines in the wake of typhoon Haiyan.

Christ Church, Easton, is at 59 Church Road. A shuttle is available for transport to the lower field of Christ Church for those who require it. For more information, call 203-268-3569 or visit christchurcheaston.com. Rain date: Dec. 8.

Ring the bell

The Easton Exchange Club will be ringing the Salvation Army bell for charity on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tunxis Hill Stop & Shop in Fairfield.  The Easton Exchange Club has been a long-time supporter of the Salvation Army.  All are invited to help out.  To reserve a spot or get more information on the Easton Exchange Club contact membership chairman John Hamlin [email protected]

Crafty kids

Sport Hill Farm in Easton will hold an open house to create and decorate an ornament to bring home. on Sundays, Dec. 8, and Dec. 15. The fee is $5 per participant. Stop on by between 1 to 4 p.m. to create.

Holiday craft fair

Holiday craft fair and plant sale is set for on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trumbull AgriScience Center at Trumbull High School, 536 Daniels Farm Road. This event showcases cash and carry arts and craft vendors from the local area, as well as holiday plants and wreaths grown in the Agriscience greenhouses.

Pilot House benefit

O’Kane Tree Farm will hold a fundraiser to benefit The Pilot House Therapeutic Riding Program on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The farm will offer fresh cut trees, decorated wreaths, fresh eggs, honey, and other gifts. Participants can also visit the farm animals. Light refreshments will be served. Of all sales 20% will be donated to The Pilot House.

O’Kane Tree Farm is at 48 Bibbins Road, Easton. For information, call 203-767-7804.

Adams Schoolhouse

Ring in the Holiday Season by joining the Historical Society of Easton at a holiday open house, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the historic one-room Adams Schoolhouse, 345 Westport Road.

The Adams School House will be decked in holiday greens. Everyone is invited to warm themselves by the cozy wood burning stove, sip some hot cider and enjoy sweet treats. Children and their families can craft a special picture frame and have their photo taken in front of the school house for a seasonal treasure.

The Carolers from Joel Barlow High School’s Select Choir will close the holiday festivities with song and good cheer at 3 p.m. For more information, call the Historical Society of Easton at 203-261-2090 or visit historicalsocietyofeastonct.org.

Town tree lighting

Residents are invited to join the Easton Library staff and Easton Parks and Recreation Department in celebrating the beginning of the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Bring the whole family for an evening of carolers, holiday refreshments and one very special guest from the North Pole. The event will take place Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Easton Library from 5 to 6 p.m.

‘Here come dolls’

Local artist Bronislava Slagle will exhibit American Girl Doll knits in the glass display at the Easton Public Library from Dec. 1 through Jan. 8. Ms. Slagle is a multiple-media artist who studied art in Czechoslovakia and became an educator before escaping from her Soviet-occupied homeland in 1981. For more information contact Bronislava Slagle at [email protected] or the library at 203- 261-0134.

Portrait exhibit

As a new board member of the Easton Arts Council, Joseph P. Kochiss — writer, teacher, playwright and artist — has 19 of his portraits on exhibit, including a portrait of Library Director Bernadette Baldino he painted 25 years ago, at the Easton Public Library through December.

Christmas musical

The children of Calvary Church will perform the “An out-of-the-Box Christmas” show on Sunday, Dec. 8. Come hear the message of Christmas in a way you’ve never heard before. There are two free performances, one at 4 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. To be held at Calvary Church, 498 White Plains Rd, Trumbull. Refreshments will be served after the 6 p.m. performance. For more info: calvaryefc.com or call 203-268-3750.

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