Newfairfield's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:08:05 -0400 HamletHub.com Danbury HS Marching Band Jamboree on Saturday at WCSU http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43658-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm-150826568843658-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm-1508265688 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43658-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm-150826568843658-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm-1508265688

The Danbury High School Marching Band will host the 2017 Danbury Marching Band Jamboree on October 21st, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm at the Western Connecticut State University Westside Campus Western Athletic Complex. The new location is due to the massive construction project at Danbury High School.

“This event brings bands from throughout the region to perform live in Danbury,” said Ted Adams, Director of Bands, Danbury High School. “The Jamboree has a long history of bringing some of the area’s most outstanding marching ensembles to perform for the people of Danbury, and this year is no different. With the outstanding facilities here at WestConn this event will have many fabulous performances. The Danbury High School Marching Band will perform our 2017 show, ‘A Heart’s Journey,’ highlighting several soloists from our band.”

Bands from the region scheduled to compete include Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Norwalk, and Shelton, plus bands from Garden City and Port Chester, NY. The Danbury Drum Corps will be giving a featured exhibition performance, and the Danbury High School Marching Band will perform their 2017 program, “A Heart’s Journey,” in exhibition.

Gates open at 5pm and tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids (kids under 3 are free), and $5 for Western CT State University Students. In case of inclement weather the competition will be moved into the O’Neill Center.

Tickets are available at the gate or are available online at danburyhsmarchingband.yapsody.com .

GPS Location for Jamboree: Western CT State University Westside Campus, 43 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, CT. 

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mikekalt@gmail.com (Mike K.) Events Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:13:47 -0400
Haunted House Craft at New Fairfield Library http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43663-haunted-house-craft43663-haunted-house-craft http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43663-haunted-house-craft43663-haunted-house-craft

Create your own Haunted House for Halloween on  Friday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at New Fairfield Library.

Children in grades kindergarten and up are invited to join Katie Stevenson and create a fun seasonal craft. This activity is free.

To register, call the New Fairfield Library 203 312-5682.

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jcaiola@newfairfieldlibrary.org (J Caiola) Events Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:06:45 -0400
Beardsley Zoo Visits New Fairfield Library on October 26! http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43662-beardsley-zoo-visit43662-beardsley-zoo-visit http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43662-beardsley-zoo-visit43662-beardsley-zoo-visit

Beardsley Zoo Visits New Fairfield Library

On Thursday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. children ages 3- 5 are invited to the New Fairfield library to visit with animals from the Beardsley Zoo.

 

This event is Free. Space is limited and registration is required.

Call 203 312-5682 to register.

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jcaiola@newfairfieldlibrary.org (J Caiola) Events Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:09:54 -0400
Tarrywile Hosts Harvest Hayride & Mini-Maze Fundraiser http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43623-tarrywile-hosts-harvest-hayride-mini-maze-fundraiser43623-tarrywile-hosts-harvest-hayride-mini-maze-fundraiser http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43623-tarrywile-hosts-harvest-hayride-mini-maze-fundraiser43623-tarrywile-hosts-harvest-hayride-mini-maze-fundraiser

Come join us for our Annual Harvest Hayride and Mini-Maze Fundraiser!

A fall adventure designed for young children, pre-k and kindergarten.

Dates: Monday October 23 thru Thursday October 26, 2017

Cost: $6 per child/adult (teachers and aides ride free)

Included in your adventure;

  • Hayride
  • Mini Hay Maze
  • Storytime
  • Pumpkin Patch

Reservations are required. Starting at 9:15 am, hay rides will head out from the Red Barn area, off of the lower parking lot, to start their adventure at Tarrywile. Hay rides are scheduled to run every half hour beginning at 9:15 am, the last will go out at 12:15 pm.

Please call (203)744-3130 or email us at tarrywile.events@snet.net to make your reservations today!

All proceeds to benefit Tarrywile Park & Mansion located at 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT 06810

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kerry@ducey.org (Tarrywile) Places Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:57:00 -0400
Fall Candle Centerpiece Workshop at New Fairfield Library on November 8 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43661-fall-candle-centerpiece43661-fall-candle-centerpiece http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43661-fall-candle-centerpiece43661-fall-candle-centerpiece

You are invited to create a fall candle centerpiece on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. at New Fairfield Library with Jane Liner. You will the basics of flower design including the correct way to green their containers and the placement of local flowers, smaller flowers and filler.

Each person will take home their own fresh fall flower arrangement.

This event is free.

Space is limited and registration is required.

To register call the New Fairfield Library at 203 312-5682.

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jcaiola@newfairfieldlibrary.org (J Caiola) Events Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:12:20 -0400
Concert Benefiting Hurricane Victims on November 4 in New Milford http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43657-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings-150818714243657-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings-1508187142 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43657-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings-150818714243657-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings-1508187142

“The Sound of Love” Fundraising event featuring live music, benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes will take place October 21st, 2017, with a rain date of November 4th. The admission-free event will also accommodate free parking. Festivities begin at noon at the Litchfield Crossings, 169 Danbury Rd. New Milford, CT. 06776. The event is catered by Kathy’s Kitchen Catering and Events LLC.

Guests are welcomed to bring a blanket/lawn chair, while enjoying great music from “Come Hear the Sound” music group and others. The event will feature free helium balloons and bubble stuff for the kids attending. Additionally, there will be an assortment of items available for sale, such as artwork, frames and canvases, Handcrafted jewelry metal crafts handmade furniture and clothing with all proceeds benefiting the victims as well.

“The recent natural disasters have triggered a deep sense of urgency within our hearts, we were inspired to take action and the Sound of Love was created.” Says Doreen Amor, organizer of the event. Come enjoy the event, while joining a cause for the better. Proceeds will be distributed through the Red Cross and Samaritans Pocket. For more information, call Doreen at (860)488-2155 and email dorannamor@gmail.com

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penn@penngardnerinc.com (Penelope Forman) Charities Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:06:56 -0400
Broadway Takes Ridgefield By Storm: American Dance Spectacular on October 22 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43660-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-2243660-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-22 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43660-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-2243660-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-22

An all-star cast, including Broadway performers Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba in “Wicked”) and Vishal Vaidya (Broadway’s "Groundhog Day”), star in a brand new show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 22 at 7pm! 

"American Dance Spectacular!” features twelve leading Broadway dancers and singers, and takes the audience on a high energy journey through the evolution of dance in America. From the Charleston and Lindy Hop to the Jitterbug and the Twist to Disco and Voguing, "American Dance Spectacular!" is an exploration of the 20th century’s flashiest dances, infused with the hit songs from each decade.

Mastermind and esteemed Broadway actor Daniel C. Levine (whose Broadway credits include “Mamma Mia!, “Les Miserables”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “The Rocky Horror Show") has created this brand new production along with energetic choreography by Al Blackstone (TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”), music direction and arrangements by Bryan Perri (Broadway’s “Wicked”), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime TV’s “Showing Roots”). 

Don’t miss the chance to see Broadway come to life in "American Dance Spectacular!"

For tickets ($60), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:25:01 -0400
New Fairfield's Trunk or Treat to Include Hay Ride & Bouncy House http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43656-new-fairfield-s-trunk-or-treat-to-include-hay-ride-bouncy-house43656-new-fairfield-s-trunk-or-treat-to-include-hay-ride-bouncy-house http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43656-new-fairfield-s-trunk-or-treat-to-include-hay-ride-bouncy-house43656-new-fairfield-s-trunk-or-treat-to-include-hay-ride-bouncy-house

Trunk or Treat in New Fairfield will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at 6pm.

Cars that will be used to distribute treats need to be in place no later than 5:45pm. The NEW location is Memorial Field. There will be additional activities to include a hay ride and a bouncy house. Attendees can either distribute treats from their vehicle, go around the event to receive treats or both. 

Visit New Fairfield First Selectman Facebook Page to view the pictures from a previous year’s Trunk or Treat.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (New Fairfield First Selectman) Events Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:33:36 -0400
Meet Lupin: NFSAW Pet of the Week http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43653-meet-lupin-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week43653-meet-lupin-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43653-meet-lupin-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week43653-meet-lupin-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week

Meet Lupin! Lupin is about 6 years old and is black and white. He loves to lounge around the cat room all day and snuggle with his sister, Chloe, and his brother, Otto. Lupin enjoys being petted and is full of personality. He would really enjoy going home with both his sister and brother.

If you are interested in Lupin please call 203 746 2925.

The NFSAW Team ~ Opt-to-Adopt

223 Route 37, New Fairfield

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (NFSAW) Charities Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:17:50 -0400
USA Today Names Danbury Best City To Live In http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43655-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in43655-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43655-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in43655-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in

In an article published on Friday, October 13, USA Today named Danbury one of "America's 50 best cities to live in". Danbury was the only city in Connecticut to make the list. 

The article states, "24/7 Wall St. created an index of over three dozen socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. The most livable cities span the country — from the Deep South to New England and from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest."

Here's what USA Today had to say about the Hat City:

Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Danbury is one of the most expensive places in the United States. Goods and services cost an average of 30.8% more than in the area than they do nationwide. Though the median income in Danbury is nearly $13,000 higher than it is nationwide, bigger paychecks are not enough to offset the area’s high cost of living.

Despite the high cost of living, based on a range of socioeconomic measures, Danbury is the most livable city in Connecticut and one of the most livable in the United States. Danbury boasts a higher concentration of restaurants, sports teams, and theatre companies than is typical nationwide. For physically active residents, the city also has a relatively high concentration of recreation centers, golf courses, and nature parks.

Read the article in its entirety here.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Sarah) Places Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:53:42 -0400
Nicholas Festival in New Fairfield honors Nicholas Tersigni & supports all children with special needs http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43654-nicholas-festival-in-new-fairfield-honors-nicholas-tersigni-supports-all-children-with-special-needs43654-nicholas-festival-in-new-fairfield-honors-nicholas-tersigni-supports-all-children-with-special-needs http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43654-nicholas-festival-in-new-fairfield-honors-nicholas-tersigni-supports-all-children-with-special-needs43654-nicholas-festival-in-new-fairfield-honors-nicholas-tersigni-supports-all-children-with-special-needs

You are invited to participate in the 7th annual “Nicholas’s Festival” honoring Nicholas Tersigni, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Consolidated School located at 12 Gillotti Road New Fairfield CT. Nicholas passed away in 2009 at the tender age of three after suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). 

"This beautiful day is our way of not only remembering Nicholas, but to also raise money to benefit countless children with special needs in support of living a healthy life," his parents, New Fairfield residents, Lara and Angel Tersigni explain.

Nicholas' parents describe their child as a wonder-filled boy with a gentle heart, brought joy to everyone around him.  "He spoke only a few words, yet, he truly had no need for words at all. He spoke his own language. His bright eyes spoke volumes. With his unconditional love, he would take you by the hand and show you better than any words could ever tell. Nicholas’ love overflowed," they say.

According to the Tersigni family, this year, in addition to Prader-Willi Syndrome, your donations will also support Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York – Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

The Nicholas Tersigni Memorial Foundation, Inc.is a 501(c) 3, Non-Profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 
 
To make “Nicholas’s Festival” successful once again, support is needed. Here's how you can help: 
 
- Make a Donation! Online at www.Nicholas-Foundation.org  or Send a Check payable to: Nicholas Tersigni Foundation
- Contribute merchandise (for silent auction or sale at event)
- Provide your service(s)
 - Volunteer your time ~ every extra hand counts
 - Share this event with family, friends, colleagues and community members
 
"Thank you for helping us to remember our beautiful son, Nicholas. His life will continue to make a difference," says Lara and Angel Tersigni.

Click here to learn more and to make a donation.

Questions? Email: friendsofnicholas@nicholas-foundation.org

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Sarah) Charities Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:42:03 -0400
Suits for Soldiers Comedy Tour on October 28 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43652-suits-for-soldiers-comedy-tour-on-october-2843652-suits-for-soldiers-comedy-tour-on-october-28 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43652-suits-for-soldiers-comedy-tour-on-october-2843652-suits-for-soldiers-comedy-tour-on-october-28

Suits For Soldiers Comedy Tour makes it’s second annual stop at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY on Saturday Oct 28, 2017, 7:30 Showtime.

Bring a new or gently worn business suit for a discounted admission price and help recently discharged men & women of the US Armed Forces who may need proper business attire as they transition into the civilian workforce.

Enjoy a night of great stand up comedy hosted by nationally touring, Brewster native, Tom Briscoe with a rare local appearance and some of the best comedians out of NYC.

$25 Admission or $15 Admission with a donated suit. All suits are collected through Farmers Insurance and then distributed through Save-A-Suit, a 501(c) (3) Organization.


www.suitsforsoldierscomedytour.com 
FB: Suits For Soldiers Comedy Tour

www.saveasuit.org 

www.schoolhousetheater.org  

Box Office 914-277-8477

3 Owens Road

Croton Falls, NY 10560

schoolhousetheater@gmail.com 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Schoolhouse Theater) Charities Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:38:24 -0400
Public invited to observe, participate in cider-making at WCSU http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43651-public-invited-to-observe-participate-in-cider-making-at-wcsu43651-public-invited-to-observe-participate-in-cider-making-at-wcsu http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43651-public-invited-to-observe-participate-in-cider-making-at-wcsu43651-public-invited-to-observe-participate-in-cider-making-at-wcsu

Western Connecticut State University students will grind apples and make fresh apple cider as part of a biology class on plant natural history from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, on the patio of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. In the event of rain, the event will take place in the Student Center lobby. The public is invited to observe or participate in the process and enjoy a free sample of the end product.

Students will create cider through a multi-step process. Whole apples have to first be ground up in an apple mill. The resulting mash will be gathered into a cloth bag before being processed by an apple press. Cider is separated from the rest of the apple byproduct and gathered in a bucket. A total of 600 pounds of apples will be utilized for the event, and the resultant product is estimated to be between 30-40 gallons. The apple presses being used are originals from the late 1800s to early 1900s, rebuilt by Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Philbrick.

Philbrick, who teaches the plant natural history class, said, "There's nothing that says 'fall in New England' more than apples and cider. The process is simple and everyone will be welcome to join in."

For more information, send an email to Philbrick at philbrickt@wcsu.edu.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Sherri Hill) Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:29:12 -0400
New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department hosts Fire Prevention Day tomorrow at Stop & Shop in New Fairfield http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43650-new-fairfield-volunteer-fire-department-hosts-fire-prevention-day-tomorrow-at-stop-shop-in-new-fairfield43650-new-fairfield-volunteer-fire-department-hosts-fire-prevention-day-tomorrow-at-stop-shop-in-new-fairfield http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43650-new-fairfield-volunteer-fire-department-hosts-fire-prevention-day-tomorrow-at-stop-shop-in-new-fairfield43650-new-fairfield-volunteer-fire-department-hosts-fire-prevention-day-tomorrow-at-stop-shop-in-new-fairfield

New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department  is hosting Fire Prevention Day tomorrow, Saturday, October 14 from 10am to 3pm at Stop & Shop Supermarket (25 State Road 39).

Bring the kids down to the New Fairfield Vol. Fire Departments Fire Prevention Day. 

Demonstrations:
Vehicle Extrication
Sprinkler Room LIVE FIRE
CPR Lucas Tool
TL9 Vehicle extrication device
Children Firefighter obsticle course
House Fire water game
SCBA/Turnout Gear
and much much more! Bring the whole family and your cameras for a great day

Visit the event page on Facebook for additonal information.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Sarah) Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:20:35 -0400
Ladies Night Out at Thompson's in New Milford on Oct. 18 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43645-ladies-night-out-at-thompson-s-150782882243645-ladies-night-out-at-thompson-s-1507828822 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43645-ladies-night-out-at-thompson-s-150782882243645-ladies-night-out-at-thompson-s-1507828822

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and join us for a night out at Thompson's. A portion of the nights proceeds will benefit Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention at Women's Support Services, Inc.

Vendors attending include JMK Woodworkin, Younique, Rasha Stokes Home Décor, Sarah McGuire Irish Gifts, Pink Zebra, Touchtone Swarovski Jewelry, LuLa Roe, Country Mason Jars, Bath • Ologie and much more...

Thompson's Fine American Comfort Food​ is located at 300 Kent Road in New Milford, Connecticut. Ladies Night Out is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. For more information click here

 

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COSI170@GMAIL.COM (Thompsons) Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:01:35 -0400