EverWonder Children’s Museum cultivates a lifelong love-of-learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them. We offer hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Explore our 6,500 square foot museum, special areas include Young Explorer Zone, arts labs, tinker lab, Imagination Playground room and Ramp Building Room.
We are a non-denominational Christian Church.
Newtown, CT 06470
Friends of Newtown Seniors is an all volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to helping the Newtown Community address issues that affectthe lives and well-being of seniors.
Our organization was formed in the spirit of the “thousand points of light” movement suggested many years ago by President George H. W. Bush.
Thank you to Maplewood Senior Living at Newtown for sponsoring this membership.
We are a group of individuals taking the initiative to improve conditions for all seniors in Newtown. This is a huge undertaking which will require a broad based effort. It is our observation that although there are some meaningful programs in place which support seniors, they are poorly coordinated and in some cases inadequate to meet the needs of Newtown’s large senior community.
Our webpage provides further information and in particular articulates our mission. We hope you will join us in our endeavors to keep seniors informed and to promote the well- being of seniors in every aspect of their lives.
“A great nonprofit doesn’t fix problems, it reveals the power of a community to solve them.”
John S. Boccuzzi Sr. Chairman
St. Virgilius Council 185 in Newtown was founded in 1896 by a group of 33 men primarily of Irish decent. They chose to name the council after an Irish Monk by the name of St. Virgilius. St. Virgilius was born in Ireland the early 700’s. He was known as “the Geometer” because of his extraordinary knowledge of geography. He was a dedicated missionary priest who became a bishop in Germany where he spent 40 years converting people to Catholicism. He died on November 27, 784 and was canonized by Pope Gregory IX in 1233. His message was to “share his Faith with others” which made him an ideal choice as our council’s namesake.
The St. Rose of Lima Knights of Columbus Virgilius Council 185 proudly provides support through the following primary activities:
Culture of Life
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission
Local historical society
THe Newtown Soccer Club was established as a non profit organization in 1972 to foster the growth and enjoyment of soccer in town. The Club currently administers programs for approximately a thousand children a year ranging in age from 4 to 19, from the most basic recreational divisions through the most competitive divisions in hte state.
At REACH, we believe everyone is hardwired for social and emotional connections. Research shows that healthy relationships are vital for a child’s growth and development. REACH is dedicated to helping facilitate those relationships. Whether it is our one-to-one Mentorship program, after-school tutoring academy, weekend outdoor expeditions, or annual summer camp, REACH’s goal remains the same, “Building Relationships that Change Lives.” Through these healthy relationships, REACH seeks to promote compassion, empathy, integrity, and social accountability among our students, while preventing any child from feeling alone, forgotten, undervalued, bullied, or hopeless. We want to ensure that every child feels connected to their peers and the larger community. All of our programs are focused on accomplishing this goal. Regardless if our students are feeling socially isolated, dealing with the effects of trauma, or struggling with developmental/emotional issues, we strongly believe that healthy relationships are key to addressing these challenges. A recent email from one of our parents clearly highlights this point. She states, “(My son) seems happier and has more self-confidence. He seems less anxious and afraid, (and) takes more chances exploring new things…I have seen such a change in (him) this year and I know it is a result of his involvement in Reach.” REACH is a referral based organization, with strong connections to Newtown’s various schools. To learn more about REACH’s impact in the community and the research behind our model, please visit us at: reachnewtown.org.
Non Profit covering 14 communities and the city of Stamford that mobilizes the power of caring communities to create lasting change. Our focus is on three key building blocks for a better life: Education (early literacy), Income (financial stability) and Health (childhood obesity).