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March 7, 2017 - garden totes

Penfield Pavilion ribbon-cutting

Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced that a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be hold on Tuesday, Mar 7 during 5 pm during Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road, to symbol a grand re-opening of this ancestral landmark.

In box of severe weather, a rite will be hold on Friday, Mar 10 during 5 p.m.

Tetreau, members of a Penfield Building Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission, as good as many others who also contributed to a execution of this plan will be attending a ceremony.

Farmers’ Market Truck Party

Anyone who attended even a singular Westport Winter Farmers’ Market this year will denote to a ever-growing popularity. On Saturday, Mar 11, a marketplace will tighten adult emporium for a deteriorate with a celebration. Full-time vendors, guest vendors, and special food lorry vendors, EggZ, will join with musicians and happy makers to contend so prolonged to winter.

In approval of a ongoing joining to a community, a marketplace invites attendees to pierce a receptacle bag full of food and other products to be common with residents of a Bridgeport Rescue Mission. As a special appreciate we for any donation, Spiked Seltzer of Norwalk will give divided one giveaway libation for any receptacle full of goods.

“This year we’ve witnessed such tangible loyalty from Westport-area shoppers to a internal food transformation and a internal farmers and vendors,” pronounced Lori Cochran-Dougall, marketplace manager. “What improved approach to commend that joining than with a jubilee and inducement to assistance others in need.”

Indeed, a goal of a Westport Farmers’ Market is to yield fresh, local, healthful, and anniversary food to a village in a fun, safe, and healthy community-centered sourroundings that promotes preparation about internal food, internal farms, and sustainable, healthy flourishing practices. Giving behind to organizations such as a Bridgeport Rescue Mission is an constituent partial of a mission.

This Saturday, pierce your friends, neighbors, family, and receptacle bags full of food and products to a WFM End-of-Season Farm-to-Food Truck Party from 10 to 2 during Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane. The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public, and all ages are welcome.

Broadway Musical Star during Y’s Women

Kelli O’Hara, award-winning thespian and singer, will be a guest orator during a Mar 13 assembly of a Y’s Women. In her presentation, she will speak about her conspicuous career and how entrance to Westport has extended her family life. The assembly during Temple Israel on Coleytown Road in Westport will start during 10:45 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by a module during 11:30 a.m.

Kelli O’Hara won her initial Tony Award for personification Anna in a Lincoln Center reconstruction of “The King and I.” She was formerly nominated for her performances in “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “South Pacific,” “The Pajama Game” and “The Light in a Piazza.” Her other Broadway credits embody “Jekyll Hyde,” a 2001 reconstruction of “Follies,” “Sweet Smell of Success” and “Dracula, a Musical.” Her knowledge to date in uncover was in “The Merry Widow”at The Metropolitan Opera. Currently, her bustling report includes singing in concerts as good as work in TV and film. She resides in Westport with her husband, Greg Naughton, and their children.

The Y’s Women, founded in 1992, serves active and concerned operative and late women in Fairfield County, and has a membership of some-more than 400 members. To learn more, revisit a website during The Y’s Women welcomes new members. For membership info, hit Doris Levinson during

Mount Everest talk

Hikers and determined mountaineers are invited to accommodate zealous trekker and Aspetuck Land Trust Member Ian Lewis on Wednesday, Mar 15 during 7:30 p.m. during Aspetuck Brew Lab for a slip uncover display from his Nov 2014 trek to Everest Base Camp. He will also plead Kathmandu, recently ravaged by earthquakes.

The 16-day trek began in Lukla, a brief moody from Kathmandu. Sharing a route with yaks, a trek ascended 10,000 feet by Sherpa villages, past monasteries, around primitive lakes, and breathlessly over high towering passes, with a backdrop of fantastic glaciers and snow-covered mountains, before nearing during Everest Base Camp during roughly 18,000 ft.

Aspetuck Brew Lab will be pouring ignored $5 pints in a taproom of their Black Rock brewery, a family-friendly stopping-off indicate for locally crafted beers done from a waters of a Aspetuck River, some of a cleanest and purest in a state.

Doors will open during 7:00pm and a display will be from 7:30-9pm. The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public. Those who pointer adult to turn first-time members of Aspetuck Land Trust will accept a giveaway pint and Aspetuck Land Trust t-shirt. Aspetuck Brew Lab is located during 3389 Fairfield Ave in a Black Rock Neighborhood of Bridgeport.

Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) is a internal non-profit land charge classification founded in 1966 to safety open space in a towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT inlet preserves yield pacifist distraction and educational opportunities for people to learn about and suffer nature, while preserving a flora and fauna and farming characteristics of internal communities. ALT maintains 45 trailed inlet preserves and other conservation-only properties travelling 1,800 acres. 1,000+ people support Aspetuck Land Trust by annual tax-deductible contributions.

Circle of Friends Gala

The Circle of Friends of Fairfield County will horde a fundraising approval cooking to advantage a organization-serving children immature adults with special needs on Sunday, Apr 2 during 5 p.m. during a Inn during Longshore in Westport.

The cooking will be honoring a some-more than 150 teen volunteers who share a loyalty with a child with special needs.

In addition, Circle of Friends will benefaction twelve high propagandize seniors from Weston High, Westport Staples, Norwalk High and Wilton High School with Fellowship Awards for their total 3,000 proffer loyalty hours.

Noted comedienne Cory Kahaney, named best comedian by Backstage NYC will be a featured entertainment. A video display patrician The Art of Friendship constructed for a dusk will be viewed. The cooking will also underline an auction and cooking biography to lift much-needed supports for a classification Westport residents guest of honor, PJ Jonathan Ross, will accept a Pillar of Friendship Award for their munificent work on interest of a Circle of Friends and internal and state dignitaries will be presenting a teen volunteers with their awards.

Circle of Friends is non-denominational all-volunteer classification that reaches out to children, teenagers and immature adults with special needs charity an array of thorough amicable programs, and weekly plays dates.

Concluding a 13th year, a teen volunteers and their adult supervisors are now servicing over 120 families in a area.

To place an ad in a cooking biography or to make a reservation, call 203-293-8837 or email or for some-more information, greatfully revisit

Circle of Friends is a customer of WYWL, Westport Women’s Club, a Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and appropriation from private giveaway people staying within Fairfield County.

Fairfield Rotary Celebrity Luncheon

The President of Programming for NBC Sports Group, Jon Miller, is slated to be a guest orator during a 14th Annual “celebrity luncheon,” sponsored by a Fairfield Rotary Club, on Monday, Mar 20 during a Bridgeport Holiday Inn, commencement during 12 o’clock noontime.

Miller, who is credited for co-creating a NHL Winter Classic – an eventuality that The new York Times pronounced “has stolen New Year’s Day” – has been with NBC for some-more than 3 decades. Under his stewardship, programming on both networks includes equine racing’s Triple Crown, a NHL, a French Open, Notre Dame Football, Premier League Soccer, Tour de France, NASCAR, Formula One, IndyCar and many golf properties. He oversees scarcely 9,500 hours of annual programming for both networks, and formerly served as Executive Vice President of NBC Sports. He reports to NBC Broadcasting Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus.

As keynote speaker, Jon Miller will plead “The Evolution of Sports on TV, from 1978 to Present Day,” including his stories of sports rights and deals during that time. During career in television, Miller has combined a successful NBC Sports Ventures section that acquires and develops new and existent sports properties, and is actively concerned in a organization, selling and graduation of a events.

This luncheon eventuality is a largest fundraiser of a year for a Fairfield Rotary Club, that distributes $20 thousand dollars in grants to be awarded to internal giveaway efforts, as good as additional supports to be awarded to graduating high propagandize seniors who denote a joining to a Rotary sign o f”Service Above Self”.

The “celebrity luncheon” has featured speakers such as author Frank DeFord, actor and comedian Charles Grodin, sports caster Sal Marciano, ball greats Tommy John and Dwight Gooden, former CT Congressman Christopher Shays and CT state Senator John McKinney.

Jon Miller assimilated NBC in 1978. He has served as Vice President of NBC Sports Program Planning and Development. Some of his success stories embody a origination of PNC’s Father/ Son Challenge, National heads Up Poker Championship, a U.S Army All-American Bowl, The Golf Gigest U.S. Open Challenge, and a National Dog Show, that has turn a Thanksgiving Day tradition.

A internal of Washington D.C., Jon Miller graduated from Miami of Ohio University. He and his wife, Jan, have dual sons, and reside in Demarest, New Jersey.

Reservations are required. Anyone meddlesome in attending this annual Fairfield Rotary function should hit a member of a Fairfield Rotary Club. For reservations information hit internal Rotarian Jim Hisey during or go to

Video diversion puppetry program

Toquet Hall Teen Center announces an after propagandize category in video diversion puppetry to be hold Mar 27 by Mar 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration is open to students in grades 7-12.

Led by a EK Theater (, students will learn how to use Minecraft to tell “The Story of Aoyagi” from Lafcadio Hearn’s Kwaidan, a collection of Japanese spook stories initial published in 1904.

The module has a registration price of $45 and space is limited. Students contingency have their possess laptop and Minecraft account. Registration is accessible during Contact Kevin Godburn or Carla Paiva during 203-341-1155 or with any questions.

Renowned EK Theater brings classics to complicated audiences regulating video games. Eddie Kim, a museum artist and Street Fighter 2 aficionado, started a association in 2007. The company’s goal is to keep a classics alive. The performers of EK Theater use video diversion characters as digital puppets. The New York Times has called their work “an considerable attainment of engineering, coordination, and storytelling.” The association performs both locally and abroad, and they give workshops to share their techniques and foster a use of video games in education. ‘Journey Through France’

Adventure traveler and photographer David Roberts will make an audio-visual display entitled “Journey Through France” to a Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) on Tuesday, Mar 14 in Westport.

The display will be during The Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880 ( Doors open, wine, appetizers, pasta dinner, salad and desserts from 6:30 p.m., and display from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. AMC members and non-members are acquire to attend. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Participants are asked to pierce along a dessert to share if they can. No reservations. Pay during doorway only. For some-more information and directions go to or email Eleanor Sasso during

In this presentation, David will take us on a tour by France, one of a world’s many pleasing and sundry countries. Amongst many places, we will revisit Normandy, a Loire Valley, Burgundy, The Dordogne, Gascony, pleasing Provence and a select Riviera, a heights of a Alps, and, of course, Paris, one of a world’s truly good collateral cities.

Stamford formed David Roberts is a late corporate executive and has formerly presented on topics trimming from Climbing Kilimanjaro, Hiking to Everest Base Camp, South-West Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Mali, Rajasthan, South-East Asia, Bolivia, Syria and Jordan, Myanmar, a Galapagos Islands, Brazil, and a Arctic. He has trafficked to around 70 countries and explored any continent, customarily with hiking boots, and always with a camera.

Founded in 1876, a Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest charge and distraction organization. With some-more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in a Northeast and beyond, a nonprofit AMC promotes a protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of a mountains, forests, waters, and trails of a Appalachian region. The AMC supports healthy apparatus charge while enlivening obliged recreation, formed on a truth that successful, long-term charge depends on first-hand delight of a healthy environment.

Fairfield Happiness Club

“Change your perspective, change your life,” by Dana Hilmer.

This subject can utterly literally change your life. The questions we ask, what we select to concentration on and a approach we appreciate a events in a life creates a perception. Our notice dictates a actions and eventually a existence of a lives. Dana will assistance participants concentration their lens on what matters, ask questions that empower, and will beam them to reframe severe events in their lives to eventually pierce them brazen to emanate a life they wish to live.

Dana Hilmer is a certain psychology practitioner and by her consulting, coaching, vocalization and workshops she helps people change their mindset to grasp their intensity and live their biggest probable life. Dana has been featured on hundreds of radio and radio shows opposite a nation and she speaks on topics associated to happiness, optimal living, mastering your mindset and vital with purpose. Dana lives in Madison, CT with her father and their 3 boys.

Date Time: Thursday, Mar 23, from 7-8:45 p.m.

Place: a Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield.

Everyone is welcome; acknowledgment is free. Meet some smashing people regulating complacency in their lives. Learn to have a assent of mind we need and knowledge complacency now.

For serve info e-mail, call 203-258-7777 or

GBRTA scholarships available

Members of a Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association, late teachers who taught in or reside in any of 8 internal towns, lift income for scholarships that assistance graduating open high propagandize seniors serve their drill to turn veteran educators.

Awards in a volume of $1000 any are accessible to 16 honourable seniors, one from any of a open high schools in Greater Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull), who validate in a areas of scholarship, citizenship and village use and who have voiced goal to pursue careers in education.

Interested seniors should hit a internal high propagandize superintendence advisor for an focus form. Further information is accessible from GBRTA Scholarship Chairman Marilyn Mitchell during 203-261-4767.

Notre Dame reunions

The Notre Dame High School (Bridgeport/Fairfield) Classes of 1966 and 1967 are formulation their 50 year reunions.

Class of 1966 (Boys and Girls)

Reunion weekend May 19-21, 2017.

Class of 1967 (Boys and Girls)

Reunion weekend Oct. 27-29, 2017

For some-more information about these 50 year reunions or to refurbish your information, greatfully hit Notre Dame’s Alumni Office during

60th Anniversary Celebration for Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame High School, a oldest high propagandize in a Diocese of Bridgeport, will be celebrating a 60th Anniversary with a jubilee jubilee on Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 during Sacred Heart University. For information per tickets and sponsorships, greatfully hit a Notre Dame Advancement Office during or 203-372-6521.

Adirondack Night

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s annual Adirondack Night earnings on Saturday, Mar 11 with a new underline that will raise this practical shun to a North Country around a north woods of Fairfield.

Come season a singular Adirondack knowledge as a Center during Fairfield on Burr Street is once again remade for one night into a country towering lodge. A prominence of this year’s eventuality will be a introduction of qualification beers supposing by internal breweries including New England Brewing Company and Two Roads Brewing Company. Traditional favorites of a dusk will be behind too including robust cuisine, Audubon’s special recipe chilies and sharp-witted song achieved by Matt Miklus and his String Band.

This infrequent flannel and fleece arise will also embody a wordless auction featuring getaways to Nantucket Island and an artistic Adirondack cabin, in serve to many other interesting items. And staff naturalists will also be on palm introducing some of a Center’s proprietor animal ambassadors to guests.

Adirondack Night takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. during a Center during Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street in Fairfield. To be ecstatic to a forest for this evening, a cost is customarily $45 per person. Proceeds will support The Connecticut Audubon Society’s charge and preparation programs. Tickets are accessible at: or by job 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

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