The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Butterfly Party today from noon to 4pm at Fairfield Hill Campus in Newtown. Live wildlife presentations, pet-related businesses, local craftsmen, food trucks, and live music will be featured at the free public event. The sanctuary will also be partnering with over 25 animal rescues from Connecticut and New York, to feature over 200 adoptable animals. Partnering shelters include the ASPCA, Gimme Shelter, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, the North Shore Animal League, Animal Welfare Society and more. The Rider’s Closet, a charitable venture founded by philanthropist and professional equestrian Georgina Bloomberg and now a program of the EQUUS Foundation, will be on site accepting donations of new and gently used riding apparel. The Butterfly Party is held in honor of Catherine Violet Hubbard, who was killed on 12/14, and will highlight sanctuary services and efforts, as well as the sanctuary's facility construction. Upon completion the sanctuary will have a state-of-the-art veterinarian intake facility, library, and education center, as well as public animal and nature events.