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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS (continued from page 37) can join in the fun by helping to sort and price books throughout the year, or by assisting during the sale. Donations of books, software, videos, DVDs, and recorded music, all in good condition, may be dropped off at the library. For information about helping with the book sale call the library at 203-426-4533 or e-mail the Friends at More information is available at The Friends also sponsors The Little Book Store, located on the main level of the library, where used books are sold at greatly reduced prices. All proceeds support library programs. Friends of Counted Embroidery, Laurel Chapter President, Beverly Regan (203-775-2648,; co-vice presidents of programs, Lynn Harrison (203-775-5035, and Bev Robertson (203-775-5949, bvrlyrob@; vice president of membership, Carol Fullman (203270-1747,; treasurer, Peg Forbell (203-4263454,; newsletter, Marge Gingolaski (203-4260050,; and hospitality, Barbara Szaley (204-746-9721, A regional club that meets from 10 am to 2 pm on the second Thursday of the month, September to June, in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Road (at Tory Lane). Friends of Counted Embroidery teaches and promotes the art of counted threadwork. Membership is open to beginners and anyone interested. Garden Club of Newtown President, Diane Baumer; membership chair, Betsy Godin. A member of Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and National Garden Clubs, the club’s objectives are to promote interest in gardening and horticulture, support community projects, protect and conserve

national resources and wildlife, learn principles of artistic garden and flower design, and enjoy the company of other gardeners. An annual greens sale in December is the main fundraiser for the club, which contributes to the Newtown community in many ways such as supporting the Newtown Scholarship Association and the Newtown Fund. Current civic projects include designing and maintaining the Matthew Curtiss House Dooryard Garden, The Blue Star Veterans Memorial Garden, Barb’s Trail Garden, Booth Library Knot Garden, and The Victory Garden, supporting local food pantries. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at noon. Programs are open to the public. Mailing address is 3 Obtuse Road, Newtown CT 06470. For more information e-mail thegardenclubofnewtown@ or visit Genealogy Club of Newtown The Genealogy Club of Newtown is open to anyone interested in genealogical research. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, at C.H. Booth Library, at 7 pm, with guest speakers on genealogy topics. Mike Hughes, chairman (203-426-0079); Cathy Hugo, treasurer; Audrey DeBlasio, secretary; Bea Morgan, publicity, and Patti Crispo, program chair. For information contact Harlan Jessup (203-270-7887 or HJessup@ For more information visit the website www.rootsweb. Girls Scouts of America This organization consists of Senior Scouts (high school), Cadettes (grades 7–8), Juniors (grades 4–6), Brownies (grades 1–3), and Daisies (kindergarten). Newtown service unit managers for 2016 are Heather Smith or Cat Fedorcek, For more information, call the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 860-522-0163. (continued on page 96)

Guide To Newtown 2016