Wilton's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:12:23 -0400 HamletHub.com Minks to Sinks Takes Wilton By Bargain Storm May 6-8 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46900-minks-to-sinks-takes-wilton-by-bargain-storm-may-6-846900-minks-to-sinks-takes-wilton-by-bargain-storm-may-6-8 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46900-minks-to-sinks-takes-wilton-by-bargain-storm-may-6-846900-minks-to-sinks-takes-wilton-by-bargain-storm-may-6-8

Wilton's AnnualMinks to Sinks tag sale begins on Saturday, May 6, 2017 and will run until Monday, May 8, 2017. Saturday the large white tents will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with bargain days beginning Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and ending Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Get there early to catch the best deals. The popular event will benefit the Family & Children's Agency.

Minks to Sinks is located at 395 Danbury Road, Wilton. Look for the big white tents!

Learn more about this event here.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:14:07 -0400
Taste of Westport Planned for May 4 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46897-taste-of-westport-may-4-149314992846897-taste-of-westport-may-4-1493149928 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46897-taste-of-westport-may-4-149314992846897-taste-of-westport-may-4-1493149928

CLASP Homes of Westport hosts its 13th Annual Taste of Westport. Thursday, May 4 at The Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East, Westport from 6:00 to 9:30.

Indulge yourself with oysters from Hummock Island, sample specialties from more than 20 of the Westport area’s finest restaurants — from the brand new Amis Trattoria in Bedford Square, to old favorites like Matsu Sushi and Pan e Bene. You can sample from SoNo’s The Spread, seasonal American cuisine from the Pearl at Longshore, and farm to fork delicacies from Harvest Wine Bar — and many, many more.

Chat with old friends, meet new ones.

Accompany your food with a wine from Greens Farms Spirits’ selections, treat yourself to Mionetto Prosecco or a special “Bacardi Manhattan”.

Leave room for Dough & Co’s all natural, slow baked desserts and learn the divine language of chocolate from Le Rouge Chocolates.

And enjoy the Classic Rock and Soul sounds of Green Eyed Lady, Fairfield County’s “Best Cover Band.” They’re your favorite rock station brought to life.

Help CLASP continue it’s much needed work, join in the silent auction, bid on something for yourself, or go for that special gift for Mother’s Day (May 14) — Edward Bess skincare, beautiful jewelry from “Renato”, overnights and original artwork 

Tickets are $75 in advance, $85 at the door. Visit www.tasteofwestport.com to purchase, or phone 203-226-7895, ext. 144.

And special thanks to The Westport Inn, for once again generously hosting Taste of Westport.

CLASP is a 34 year old nonprofit providing homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Its programs foster independence, dignity and continued growth for its clients at its 21 residential facilities in seven area communities. CLASP collaborates with area businesses to match the capabilities of its clients with the needs of these companies.

Donations to CLASP tax deductible, and all funds raised support CLASP programs.

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royfuchs@snet.net (Roy Fuchs) Events Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:08:21 -0400
Winter Garden Ridgefield Jaguars 2017-2018 Season: Register NOW & Save! http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46898-winter-garden-ridgefield-jaguars-2017-2018-season-register-now-save46898-winter-garden-ridgefield-jaguars-2017-2018-season-register-now-save http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46898-winter-garden-ridgefield-jaguars-2017-2018-season-register-now-save46898-winter-garden-ridgefield-jaguars-2017-2018-season-register-now-save

Winter Garden Ice Arena announces Ridgefield Jaguars 2017-2018 Season Early Registration

Ridgefield Jaguars (Atoms/Mites, Squirt, PeeWee/Bantam) Recreational Hockey League announces Early Registration is OPEN. 

Register by May 31 to save your spot and beat the 2017-18 price increase. Click here for more information and to register. Please note: ayment in full must be made at time of registration to receive the early discount.

Season: November 3, 2017 to March 4, 2018. There are two ice slots per week (practice plus a game). 

Payment in full must be made at time of registration to receive the early discount.

Winter Garden Ice Arena is located at 111 Prospect Ridge Road in Ridgefield. 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Winter Garden Ice Arena) Places Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:04:44 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Presents First-Time Homebuyer Seminar at Ridgefield Library on April 27 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46896-fairfield-county-bank-presents-first-time-homebuyer-seminar-at-ridgefield-library-on-april-2746896-fairfield-county-bank-presents-first-time-homebuyer-seminar-at-ridgefield-library-on-april-27 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46896-fairfield-county-bank-presents-first-time-homebuyer-seminar-at-ridgefield-library-on-april-2746896-fairfield-county-bank-presents-first-time-homebuyer-seminar-at-ridgefield-library-on-april-27

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Fairfield County Bank along with the Ridgefield Library will be sponsoring a First-Time Homebuyer Seminar.  The event is being held at the library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

By attending the event, first-time homebuyers will learn about the homebuying process beginning with how to apply for a mortgage all the way through to closing. Joseph Chelednik, a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist at Fairfield County Bank, will start the night presenting the mortgage process.  Following Joseph, Kyle Neumann, from Neumann Real Estate, will be discussing the role of the real estate agent. Attorney George M. Cohan of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh LLP, will speak on the role of an attorney during the home-buying process while Stephen Roberts, of Bedrock Credit and Restoration, will cover credit education and restoration.

Ridgefield Library is located at 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. You may R.S.V.P to this event by calling Linda Lubinsky at (203) 431-7356. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank headquartered in Ridgefield, CT with offices throughout Fairfield County. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS ID #516624

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Tarad@hamlethub.com ( Ryan Arconti) Events Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:49:28 -0400
Say it with flowers from Stewart Flowers: Administrative Professionals Day is tomorrow http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46895-say-it-with-flowers-from-ridgefield-flowers-administrative-professionals-day-is-tomorrow-149313843946895-say-it-with-flowers-from-ridgefield-flowers-administrative-professionals-day-is-tomorrow-1493138439 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46895-say-it-with-flowers-from-ridgefield-flowers-administrative-professionals-day-is-tomorrow-149313843946895-say-it-with-flowers-from-ridgefield-flowers-administrative-professionals-day-is-tomorrow-1493138439

Beautiful flower arrangements, blooming spring plants, or elegantly tied and wrapped fresh flowers show your professional administrative assistant your gratitude tomorrow, Wednesday,  April 26, also known as "Administrative Professionals Day.

What better way to say thank you for all of the support and hard work your administrative assistant provides you?

Call Stewart Flowers (203) 762-2468) for office or home delivery of flowers, plants, table arrangements and more.

According to Time and Date dot com, Administrative Professionals Day® highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. It is on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week®, which is on the last full week of April.

Stewart Flowers is located at 76 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton. Visit them online here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Life Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:40:38 -0400
Why Milk? The Cast Shares All in Latest Video http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46894-why-milk46894-why-milk http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46894-why-milk46894-why-milk

In our third video, the cast of Milk discusses the ideas and themes that draw them to this story.

Which ideas have you encountered in the theatre that have really stuck with you?

Please share in the comments, and then:

Book your tickets now »

Why Milk?

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kerry@ducey.org (Thrown Stone) Neighbors Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:11:52 -0400
FCC Spring Concert of Peace & Hope on May 13 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46867-fcc-spring-concert-of-peace-hope-149269205846867-fcc-spring-concert-of-peace-hope-1492692058 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46867-fcc-spring-concert-of-peace-hope-149269205846867-fcc-spring-concert-of-peace-hope-1492692058

Fauré and Vaughan Williams: Saturday, May 13th, 7:30pm, Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk, CT

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace)close the Fairfield County Chorale's 2016-2017 season on Saturday, May 13th, 7:30pm at Norwalk Concert Hall. The pairing of these two highly emotional works welcomes spring with a message of hope. The concert will be conducted by the Chorale's Music Director, David Rosenmeyer and features soloists Larisa Martinez, soprano and Philip Kalmanovitch, baritone. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and $5 for students.

Of all the sacred works of the late 19th century, none is more beloved than Fauré's Requiem.

It is revered for the beauty of its harmonic language, based on plainchant and modal writing, and the gentleness in the shimmering "Sanctus" and the cradle-like rocking of the "Pie Jesu" and "In Paradisum.” Fauré's gentle Requiem feels like a new kind of liturgy.

The composer himself wrote, “I have instinctively sought to escape from what is thought right and proper ... I wanted to write something different.”

Written in 1888, it is speculated that Fauré's brief yet devastating experience of active service in the Franco-Prussian War influenced the work. Fauré’s God is forgiving; the feeling of mercy is expressed through the impressionistic music. It was the words "quia pius es" (for thou art merciful) that meant the most to the composer, according to Fauré's son, Philippe Fauré-Fremiet.

“In 1936 Vaughan Williams took even more liberties with the requiem form,” said David Rosenmeyer. 

“The phrase “dona nobis pacem”(grant us peace), is taken from the “Agnus Dei” portion of the Catholic Mass. This litany usually comes at the end of the ordinary Mass. Vaughan Williams takes the phrase out of context and uses it as a recurring refrain for emphasis in this harmonious work,” continues Rosenmeyer. 

Vaughan Williams wrote “Dona Nobis Pacem” in1936 when memories of the loss of a generation of young men were fresh in everyone's minds amid fears of a new war. And like Fauré, Vaughan Williams saw firsthand the destructive nature of war and believed music was a means to preserve civilization. Vaughan Williams' texts were taken from the Mass, three poems by Walt Whitman, written after Whitman experienced the carnage of the American Civil war, a political speech, and sections of the Bible.

The cantata opens with a soprano solo, quickly joined by the chorus in a fervent cry for peace. The answer: distant drums — a harbinger of war.

“Repetitions of the phrase “and on earth peace, goodwill toward men” ring with celebratory optimism. In the last movement, Vaughan Williams compiles a number of wise biblical sayings urging communal action for peace. Only the soprano soloist’s “dona nobis pacem” floating hauntingly overhead sounds a warning that we must heed, lest we revert and again sacrifice righteousness and peace to war.” *

With Dona Nobis Pacem, Vaughan Williams universalizes a heartrending plea for peace.

 *Carol Talbeck http://www.sfchoral.org/site/ralph-vaughan-williams-dona-nobis-pacem/

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and $5 for students. Group rates are available on request. Tickets are available from Chorale members, on the FCC website, by mail, or by phone. (203)-858-3713. 606 Post Road East # 705, Westport, CT 06880

To purchase tickets online or for more information, please visit the Chorale’s website at fairfieldcountychorale.org. Please visit: facebook.com/fairfieldcountychorale 

 

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jenn@fairfieldcountychorale.org (Jenn Romano) Events Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:59:49 -0400
Time Travelers Summer Camp at WHS http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46888-time-travelers-summer-camp-at-whs-149305487046888-time-travelers-summer-camp-at-whs-1493054870 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46888-time-travelers-summer-camp-at-whs-149305487046888-time-travelers-summer-camp-at-whs-1493054870

Join Westport Historical Society for one or more of the Time Travelers summer camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am-1 pm. Each session will include a special end-of-camp celebration on Friday.

Please see our website for a registration form and medical waiver.

Cost: $200 Members, $250 Non-Members, $10 Sibling Discount 

Session One: New World Explorers, June 26-30 

Colonial life in Connecticut was about more than growing onions. Explore how colonial Westporters and Native peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days in the New World.

Session Two: History Detectives, August 14-18

Discover some mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Bradley. Investigate and solve a different crime each day.

Session Three: Global Archaelogists, August 21-25

Step back in time and travel around the globe to discover artwork, events and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day archaelogists will focus on a different continent and uncover different treasures from that region.

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bpeck@westporthistory.org (Barbara Peck) Places Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:36:32 -0400
The Life Of Virginia Marquand Monroe And Other Late Nineteenth-Century Women Philanthropists http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46878-the-life-of-virginia-marquand-monroe-and-other-late-nineteenth-century-women-philanthropists-149278714546878-the-life-of-virginia-marquand-monroe-and-other-late-nineteenth-century-women-philanthropists-1492787145 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46878-the-life-of-virginia-marquand-monroe-and-other-late-nineteenth-century-women-philanthropists-149278714546878-the-life-of-virginia-marquand-monroe-and-other-late-nineteenth-century-women-philanthropists-1492787145

Inspired by the life and interests of Pequot Library founder Virginia Marquand Monroe (1837-1926) and benefactor Mary Catherine Hull Wakeman, join the Library’s executive director, Stephanie J. Coakley, for an overview of late nineteenth-century New England women philanthropists who had a particular interest in supporting education and libraries for a broad public. Learn more about Virginia Marquand Monroe’s early life, and the events which inspired her to create a library that is “free as air to all.” Hear about the generous contributions by Mary Catherine Hull Wakeman, which allowed for the construction of the stacks that are still in use today, and included her gift of early Americana rare books, manuscripts, and archives that began Pequot Library’s remarkable Special Collections. The program is free and open to the public.

This presentation will expand upon their contributions which served to expand the role of women and their educational opportunities, as well as look at the lives of other Connecticut library benefactors including, Catherine Burroughs Pettingill who helped open the Burroughs Public Library in Bridgeport, and Maria Parloa and Hannah Seelye who helped to establish the Bethel Public Library.

In 1882 Virginia Marquand Monroe inherited a considerable fortune from her uncle and adopted father, Fredrick Marquand, who wished her to “use and distribute [the funds] in the cause of education.” Twelve years later, she and her husband, Elbert, presented Pequot Library to the community of Fairfield, including its contents, impressive auditorium, and comfortable reading room. Today, Pequot Library continues to carry on the mission of its founders by bringing literature, music, art, science, and the humanities to its community. This is the final presentation in an on-going series of programs developed in conjunction with the Pequot Founders: Building a Library and a Legacy exhibit which closes on May 7, 2017. 

Stephanie J. Coakley has served as Pequot Library director since July 2016, joining the Library after working for nearly 20 years as a museum educator in a variety of art and history museums. She recently earned her graduate degree in American Studies from Trinity College, writing her thesis about the life and times of Connecticut philanthropist Caroline Josephine Welton (1842-1884.)  

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heitmann@pequotlibrary.org (Adair) Neighbors Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:05:00 -0400
Susi Laura Massage Georgetown Celebrates 1 Year in Business http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46887-susi-laura-massage-georgetown-celebrates-1-year-in-business-149298410046887-susi-laura-massage-georgetown-celebrates-1-year-in-business-1492984100 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46887-susi-laura-massage-georgetown-celebrates-1-year-in-business-149298410046887-susi-laura-massage-georgetown-celebrates-1-year-in-business-1492984100

Come out and celebrate with us on May 4!

It has been one year in our Georgetown location and we love making you #FeelGoodNow!
Grab some friends, enjoy wine & cheese, door prizes from local businesses and a LulaRoe trunk show.

Susi Laura Georgetown is located at 4 Old Mill Road, Redding (across from Wire Mill BBQ and next to Elevation Spinning)

Learn more: www.SusiLauraMassage.com

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susimanheimer@gmail.com (susi manheimer) Places Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:27:05 -0400
Charity Art Show Benefiting Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) at River Road Gallery in Wilton http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46885-charity-art-show-benefiting-global-lyme-alliance-gla-at-river-road-gallery-in-wilton46885-charity-art-show-benefiting-global-lyme-alliance-gla-at-river-road-gallery-in-wilton http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46885-charity-art-show-benefiting-global-lyme-alliance-gla-at-river-road-gallery-in-wilton46885-charity-art-show-benefiting-global-lyme-alliance-gla-at-river-road-gallery-in-wilton

 

In recognition of the month of May being designated Lyme Disease Awareness month, River Road Gallery in Wilton will open an art show featuring the photography of Ron Landis, Larry Silver and Nash Hyon. 

There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 5-8pm. 

Ron’s photographic book , “Shadows of Lyme Disease” chronicling Ron’s fight with Lyme disease will be featured.

Artist reception catered by Marianne Wilson’s Complete Catering will have a $10 ticket, all proceeds going to GLA.

The art show runs through June 17.

River Road Gallery, 21 River Road  in Wilton. Call: 203-762-3887

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:19:28 -0400
Ed Hynes & Rep Gail Lavielle Talk Danbury Raid & Battle of Ridgefield in Wilton http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46884-ed-hynes-rep-gail-lavielle-talk-danbury-raid-battle-of-ridgefield-in-wilton46884-ed-hynes-rep-gail-lavielle-talk-danbury-raid-battle-of-ridgefield-in-wilton http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46884-ed-hynes-rep-gail-lavielle-talk-danbury-raid-battle-of-ridgefield-in-wilton46884-ed-hynes-rep-gail-lavielle-talk-danbury-raid-battle-of-ridgefield-in-wilton

The 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield: Talk by Ed Hynes and introduction by State Representative Gail Lavielle on Friday, April 28 from  12:30pm - 1:30pm at The Wilton Historical Society.

This event coincides with the 240th anniversary of the Raid on Danbury.

Ed Hynes will present a talk about the 1777 raid and the Battle of Ridgefield at the Wilton Historical Society on Friday, April 28 from 12:30 – 1:30. Wilton’s own State Representative Gail Lavielle will provide introductory remarks. The event will include light Colonial fare. All are welcome.

In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot’s supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury. As the British marched to Danbury the Patriots mustered their forces under the command of Major Gen. David Wooster and Brigadier Generals Benedict Arnold and Gold Selleck Silliman. This presentation follows the British on their four-day raid and the Patriots attempt to deny them safe return to their ships. As the conflict nears its conclusion in present day Westport, you will feel the white-knuckle emotion of the men on both sides fighting for their lives and their countries

Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT and lives in Norwalk. He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas. In addition to his interest in history, Ed works as a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, Connecticut.

  • Members of the Wilton Historical Society, free; Non-members $10 
  • Please register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

The Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Historical Society) Events Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:31:07 -0400
2nd Show Added! Westport Historical Society to Host Dylan Concert http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46882-dylan46882-dylan http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46882-dylan46882-dylan

The Westport Historical Society’s very popular folk music series, Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s, has a hit! Singer-songwriter Suzanne Sheridan and her band will pay tribute to American rock poet Bob Dylan on his selection for the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Westport Historical Society’s first Dylan concert was an immediate sell-out so a second date has been added which is Friday, May 12, from 6 to 8 pm in the Society’s Sheffer Gallery.

The Nobel Prize honored Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first musician ever to win the award and the first American to win in the literature category since Toni Morrison won in 1993. The New York Times called it “perhaps the most radical choice in history stretching back to 1901" when the first Nobel’s were awarded.

Over a career that has spanned more than five decades, Dylan has written songs in many genres, from folk, blues and country to rock, English folk, jazz and the Great American Songbook. In the 60’s, Songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems of the civil rights and anti-war movements. Later, he composed beautiful love songs, such as “Make You Feel My Love,” first commercially released by Billy Joel in 1997 under the title "To Make You Feel My Love" before Dylan's version appeared later that same year. It has since been covered by numerous performers and has proved to be a commercial success for recording artists such as Adele, Garth Brooks, Bryan Ferry and Kelly Clarkson. Two covers of the song (one by Garth Brooks and one by Trisha Yearwood) were featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 film Hope Floats. Dylan eventually released the song as a single.

“A lot of his songs are amazing,” Sheridan says, but she especially likes “Make You Feel My Love” for the “sensitivity” displayed by it. Another of her favorites is “It Ain’t Me Babe,” which shows the cynical side of Dylan’s personality. His output has always been characterized by what Sheridan calls “telling the truth to power” and by a “poetic spirituality.” Dylan’s list of accolades is a long one. In addition to the Nobel, he has received 11 Grammys, a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a special Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. He is also a member of several music halls of fame, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sheridan will be covering the Dylan songs that “really appeal to me” and that capture “the essence of who Dylan is.” These most likely will include “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rollin’ Stone,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “I Shall Be Released,” “Forever Young,” “Lay Lady Lay,” “Just Like a Woman” and “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man.” The Coffeehouse might even see Sheridan trying an imitation of Dylan’s scratchy, high-pitched vocalizations, she says.  

Sheridan will be joined by musicians Bob Cooper on keyboard and organ; Colin Healy on harmonica, mandolin and fiddle; and Paul Horton on lead guitar, a well-known Nashville studio musician.

Sheridan did her first Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s in 2012. She has done concerts featuring the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen (her personal favorites), Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, James Taylor, Carly Simon, and Pete Seeger in addition to singer-songwriter circles.

The "Bob Dylan Tribute Concert” will be on Friday, May 12 from 6-8 pm at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall.  There is a $20 donation, which includes wine and light refreshments. Please call for reservations at (203) 222-1424. For more information visit westporthistory.org.

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rozannegates@optonline.net (Rozanne Gates) Events Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:29:11 -0400
Book Sale Begins Today at Wilton Library http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46883-book-sale-begins-saturday-at-wilton-library46883-book-sale-begins-saturday-at-wilton-library http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46883-book-sale-begins-saturday-at-wilton-library46883-book-sale-begins-saturday-at-wilton-library

The Wilton Library will be holding its largest annual book sale beginning Saturday and running through Tuesday. The sale will feature more than 70,000 items in 50 plus categories, including mystery, travel, gardening, science fiction, among 46 or so more. New and gently used items will be available, and a silent auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for a list of silent auction items.

Days and times of the sale are as follows:

Saturday, April 22 from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for an early buyer's fee of $15, free from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 23 from 12 - 5 p.m., admission is free, items half price

Monday, April 24 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., admission is free

Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., admission is free, $5 per bag

The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton, Conn. For more information, visit wiltonlibrary.org.

Photo courtesy of Wilton Library

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sally.stra@gmail.com (Sally Allen) Places Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:04:00 -0400
Wilton Historical Society invites you to a Patriot Dinner on April 29 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46828-wilton-historical-society-invites-you-to-a-patriot-dinner-on-april-2946828-wilton-historical-society-invites-you-to-a-patriot-dinner-on-april-29 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46828-wilton-historical-society-invites-you-to-a-patriot-dinner-on-april-2946828-wilton-historical-society-invites-you-to-a-patriot-dinner-on-april-29

There will be a Patriot Dinner on Saturday, April 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in the Wilton Historical Society Burt Barn. This special event marks the 240th Anniversary of the Raid on Danbury when 1,000 British red coats trekked through Wilton to reach their boats at Compo Beach.

You can come as a Patriot, Red Coat, or just as yourself! 

The story of Wilton's part in the Raid will be told by Bob Russell after dinner.

To RSVP, click here or call: 203-762-7257

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Wilton Historical Society) Events Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:11:00 -0400