Last Two Films for 2015 Sunday Cinema Series

Breakfast at Tiffany’s ( the 1961 romantic comedy based on a story by Truman Capote) will be shown at 4pm and 7pm at the Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 8, 2015.  Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given to the best lookalikes from the film.

Fans will remember the theme song “Moon River” from this film, written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.  Mancini received two Oscars in 1962, for Best Music Score and Best Original Song for “Moon River”, and also won several Grammys that year, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Soundtrack Album, among others.*SoundofMusic-50thAnn-boxart

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release, we will be showing The Sound of Music on Sunday, December 13, the sing-along at 4 pm, & film at 7pm.

Both films are sponsored by Filet ( and The Hook (
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Will You Be Newtown’s First Poet Laureate?

On Monday, June 15, 2015, The Board of Selectman of the Town of Newtown authorized the appointment of a Poet Laureate, a volunteer position.

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has been asked to recruit, screen and recommend a Poet Laureate to the Board of Selectman.

The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1. Announcement of Poet Laureate will be September 19, 2015 at the Newtown Arts Festival, for a term spanning October, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Criteria & Application for Newtown Poet Laureate