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YWCA Greenwich Hosting 19th Annual Old Bags Luncheon

<p>Greenwich, CT - YWCA Greenwich is hosting its 19th annual Old Bags Luncheon to raise funds for and awareness of the only Domestic Abuse Services in Greenwich. The popular event will feature a live and silent auction of new, designer and vintage handbags.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h2>DETAILS</h2><p>Date: May 2</p><p>Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm</p><p>Website:</p><p><a href="http://www.ywcagrn.org/OBL2024" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: var(--tec-color-link-accent); background-color: transparent;">http://www.ywcagrn.org/OBL2024</a></p><h2>ORGANIZER</h2><p>YWCA Greenwich</p><p>Phone</p><p>2038696501</p><p><a href="https://ywcagreenwich.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: var(--tec-color-link-accent); background-color: transparent;">View Organizer Website</a></p><h2>VENUE</h2><p>Belle Haven Club</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">100 Harbor Drive</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Greenwich,&nbsp;06836&nbsp;United States&nbsp;</span><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=100+Harbor+Drive+Greenwich+06836+United+States" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-accent);">+ Google Map</a></p><p>Phone</p><p>2038615353</p><p><a href="https://www.bellehavenclub.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: var(--tec-color-link-accent); background-color: transparent;">View Venue Website</a></p><p><br></p>

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StartUp Westport to Honor ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro at The Westport Library

<p class="ql-align-center"><strong>Westport, CT - ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro has always been at the cutting edge of his field, recognized globally as a leader in sports media.</strong></p><p><strong>On&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://westportlibrary.org/event/startup-westport-innovator-of-the-year-award-honoring-espn-ceo-jimmy-pitaro-a-benefit-for-the-westport-library/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">Tuesday, April 30</a>, he will be honored for his vision and contributions to sport and society with the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="https://www.startupwestport.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">StartUp Westport</a>&nbsp;Innovator of the Year Award.</p><p>The event will be held at 6:30 pm in the Trefz Forum at The Westport Library.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-westport-innovator-of-the-year-award-espn-chairman-jimmy-pitaro-tickets-865695597837" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">Tickets are $25</a>&nbsp;in advance or $30 at the door, with the net proceeds going to benefit the Library.</p><p>The&nbsp;StartUp Westport&nbsp;Innovator of the Year Award is an annual honor given to a member of the greater Westport community whose work exemplifies the ability to embrace opportunities, forward-looking ideas, or technologies that shape the future for the betterment of the lives of others. For its first edition,&nbsp;this “Big Show” for&nbsp;StartUp Westport&nbsp;will focus on Pitaro, a business leader responsible for the continued success of ESPN, an iconic brand that is always part of the national conversation.</p><p>ESPN sports personality and Westport resident Mike Greenberg will interview Pitaro about his accomplishments during the awards ceremony.</p><p>“We could not be more excited to present this award to Jimmy for his outstanding contributions to the greater Westport community and beyond,” said Cliff Sirlin, president of StartUp Westport. “ESPN brings joy and excitement into the homes of hundreds of millions of people around the globe every day. Jimmy’s dynamic leadership and groundbreaking initiatives make him a worthy recipient of this honor.”</p><p>Said Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer,&nbsp;“Jimmy Pitaro stands at the very pinnacle of his profession — someone who has indelibly changed how we consume sports as a society and who has shaped our culture in countless ways.&nbsp;We are thrilled to welcome him, and of course also the multi-talented Mike Greenberg, and to continue our collaboration with Startup Westport. Their partnership is invaluable, enhancing the fabric of Westport and its surrounding communities.”&nbsp;</p><p>Pitaro serves as the chairman of ESPN, a core business segment of The Walt Disney Company. His tenure at the worldwide leader in sports has been characterized by strategic advancements, innovative agreements, notable growth in ESPN’s digital and social presence, and a focus on audience expansion, solidifying his position as a visionary leader in the sports media landscape.</p><p>Pitaro, who has a BS in economics from Cornell University and a JD from St. John's University School of Law, has piloted ESPN to creative rights agreements with major entities like the NFL and UFC, expanded Disney's sports assets, achieved ratings success with shows like SportsCenter and ESPN's signature programs, and spearheaded the launch and growth of ESPN+, a multi-sport direct-to-consumer video service. He also is credited with identifying key business priorities — including innovation, storytelling, audience expansion, and direct-to-consumer strategies — and implementing a collaborative leadership style that resulted in impressive employee engagement and performance during challenging times.</p><p>In addition, Pitaro actively serves on various industry and charitable boards, showcasing his commitment to community engagement and industry development.</p><p>For his efforts, Pitaro was recognized by&nbsp;<em>Sports Business Journal</em>&nbsp;with inclusion in its prestigious “Forty Under 40” list for his dynamic leadership in sports and as its Sports Executive of the Year for 2019-20. He was also honored as the Multichannel News Sports Executive of the Year in 2018.</p><p>Greenberg is the host of the daily morning show&nbsp;<em>Get Up</em>, the NFL Draft,&nbsp;<em>NBA Countdown</em>, and his own ESPN radio program. He joined ESPN in 1996 as an anchor and subsequently served as one half of ESPN Radio’s&nbsp;<em>Mike and Mike</em>, one of the most successful sports radio programs in broadcast history. In 2016, Greenberg and his radio partner Mike Golicwere inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and Greenberg has also been inducted into Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement.</p><p>In addition, Greenberg is a&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;best-selling author who has written two nonfiction books —&nbsp;<em>Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot</em>&nbsp;(2007) and&nbsp;<em>Mike &amp; Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life</em>&nbsp;— as well as two fiction volumes —&nbsp;<em>All You Could Ask For</em>&nbsp;(2013) and&nbsp;<em>My Father’s Wives</em>&nbsp;(2015).</p><p>The money raised at the April 30 event will go to support the Library’s annual programming initiatives. Over the past year, the Library has hosted more than 1,000 free programs, bringing together 85,000-plus individuals — three times Westport’s population. Overall, donations and fundraising account for more than 21% of the Library’s operating costs and go to support, programming, events, and other initiatives.</p><p><strong>EVENT SUMMARY:</strong></p><p><strong>StartUp Westport Innovator of the Year Award: Honoring ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro (A Benefit for The Westport Library)</strong></p><p><strong>Tuesday, April 30</strong></p><p><strong>6:30-8 pm</strong></p><p><strong>Trefz Forum</strong></p><p><strong>Story link:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://westportlibrary.org/startup-westport-to-honor-espn-chairman-jimmy-pitaro-at-the-westport-library/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">https://westportlibrary.org/startup-westport-to-honor-espn-chairman-jimmy-pitaro-at-the-westport-library/</a></p><p><strong>Registration link:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-westport-innovator-of-the-year-award-espn-chairman-jimmy-pitaro-tickets-865695597837" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-westport-innovator-of-the-year-award-espn-chairman-jimmy-pitaro-tickets-865695597837</a></p><p><strong>Event link:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://westportlibrary.org/event/startup-westport-innovator-of-the-year-award-honoring-espn-ceo-jimmy-pitaro-a-benefit-for-the-westport-library/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">https://westportlibrary.org/event/startup-westport-innovator-of-the-year-award-honoring-espn-ceo-jimmy-pitaro-a-benefit-for-the-westport-library/</a></p><p><strong>About The Westport Library</strong></p><p>Founded in 1886, built in 1908, and transformed in 2019, The Westport Library is one of the most active and innovative public libraries in the nation, devoted to enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the community. Among its many highlights are a full collection of books for children, teens, and adults; an engaging and colorful Children’s Library; a MakerSpace; a Library of Things; a Seed Library; a robust café and store; and professional art installations that rotate throughout the year. The Westport Library is also home to Verso Studios, replete with an SSL hybrid analog sound studio and broadcast control suite featuring a state-of-the-art console and six robotic cameras, and the Trefz Forum, an open, flexible space that can accommodate up to 600 patrons and features an 18-foot video wall, 35-foot stage, state-of-the-art sound, and theatrical lighting. Situated in the heart of downtown Westport overlooking the scenic Saugatuck River, The Westport Library annually hosts StoryFest, the largest literary festival in Connecticut, and VersoFest, its multi-day music and media festival. Above all, the Library strives to serve the whole community as a vibrant gathering spot where people of all ages come to seek information, gain knowledge, exchange ideas, and share experiences.</p><p><strong>About StartUp Westport</strong></p><p class="ql-align-center">StartUp Westport is a unique, public-private partnership designed to engage, foster, and grow Westport’s innovation ecosystem.&nbsp;We aim to be a resource to help make Westport and the greater area a better place to live and work.&nbsp;Along with our well-attended speaker series, StartUp Westport also offers a mentorship program designed to help people launch and build businesses right here, in the greater Fairfield County area.&nbsp;Our goal is to support Westport residents and to help underserved communities in our area.&nbsp;We believe economic empowerment helps facilitate advancement, progress, and equality.</p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p>

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The Center for Family Justice to Host Its Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

<p><strong>Fairfield, CT - </strong>The Center for Family Justice will host its 12<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, on Saturday, April 27. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Walk starts at 9 a.m.</p><p>The walk will begin in the parking lot at the Downtown Fairfield Train Station and end in front of the Town Hall. It is a 1-mile walk. There will be some speakers and a short presentation of awards.</p><p>Since 2012, CFJ has held Walk a Mile during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month (April) to help raise awareness about the need to end sexual assault in the six communities (Bridgeport/Trumbull/Stratford/Easton/Monroe/Fairfield) it serves.&nbsp;The walk also raises funds for CFJ’s Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport, a camp and mentoring program for kids ages 7-17 impacted by the trauma of abuse. CFJ’s White Ribbon Committee, a group of men committed to ending domestic and sexual violence, organizes Walk A Mile.</p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252);">Anyone is welcome to join the walk either as a participant, sponsor or donor. For more information, go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://bit.ly/cfjwam24" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bit.ly/cfjwam24</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Axe-Wielding Suspect Apprehended by Fairfield Police After Foot Pursuit

<p>FAIRFIELD, CT - On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at approximately 10:52 PM, the Fairfield Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious individual at Hemlock Hardware, located at 1860 Post Road. Officers arrived on the scene to find a male subject, later identified as Orlando Roper (DOB: 06/21/1988) of New York, NY, behaving erratically. </p><p>Roper was observed behind his vehicle parked near an adjacent business, brandishing an axe. Despite officers' attempts to engage him peacefully, Roper made statements indicating his desire for Officers to use deadly force in order to gain compliance. </p><p>Efforts to de-escalate the situation were made, but Roper fled on foot while still wielding the axe. Officers engaged Roper in a foot pursuit across railroad tracks and eventually Interstate 95. Despite the deployment of less lethal measures, Roper persisted in his flight until he was eventually surrounded by officers, dropping the axe without further resistance. </p><p>Roper was subsequently arrested and charged with Breach of Peace 2nd Degree (53a-181) and Interfering with Officers (53a-167a). </p><p>"We are reminded of the inherent dangers and uncertainties our officers confront daily. However, we are fortunate to have a team of dedicated professionals trained in employing less lethal measures and de- escalation tactics. Their swift and skillful actions resulted in the successful resolution of a situation that could have tragically unfolded in a vastly different manner. We commend our officers for their unwavering commitment to preserving life and ensuring the safety of our community." </p><p>The Fairfield Police Department further extends its gratitude to its partner agencies, including the Connecticut State Police and Westport Police Department, for their assistance.&nbsp;</p>

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Fairfield Public Library to Host Benefit Fashion Show, April 28

<p><strong>Fairfield, Conn. – </strong>The Friends of Fairfield Public Library announce that <strong>Fairfield-based fashion designer Jennifer Butler will debut her spring collection</strong> <strong>at the Fairfield Public Library’s Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery on Sunday, April 28, at 3:30 pm.</strong> The Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery is located in the Library’s main location at 1080 Old Post Road.&nbsp;The show is open to the public and donations will be taken at the door.&nbsp;(Suggested donation: $50) <strong>All donations benefit Fairfield Public Library’s programs and services.</strong></p><p><em>Jennifer Butler Design</em>, located at 75 Hillside Road in Fairfield, has been part of the local community for more than 25 years.&nbsp;Ms. Butler, a board member of The Friends of Fairfield Public Library, is also a long-time Library user and benefactor.&nbsp;</p><p>“The Fairfield Public Library is a crucial part of our community and I’m grateful that people have been very generous with donations to the Library at my shows over the years,” Butler said. “Local models will be wearing day and evening wear, including the traditional bridal attire at the end. It’s a fun way to meet new friends, see old friends and support our local library.”</p><p>Floral designer for the fashion show will be <em>Coreen’s Bridge Floral.&nbsp;</em>Light refreshments will be served courtesy of The Friends of Fairfield Public Library. </p><p>To attend, please register online for the April 28 event through the Library’s Calendar of Events page: <a href="https://fplct.librarymarket.com/event/jennifer-butler-spring-fashion-show-95730" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">https://fplct.librarymarket.com/event/jennifer-butler-spring-fashion-show-95730</a>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Follow Jennifer Butler on Facebook and Instagram @jenbutlerdesign or contact her at </em><a href="mailto:jen@jenniferbutler.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">jen@jenniferbutler.com</a> (tel. 203/385-2333).</p><p class="ql-align-center">&nbsp;<em>The Friends of Fairfield Public Library’s mission is to enhance the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all of the people of the Town of Fairfield.</em></p>

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Beardsley Zoo Invites Local Small Businesses to Showcase at "Community Corner"

<p class="ql-align-center"><strong>Bridgeport, CT</strong>&nbsp;– Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is thrilled to announce the opening of the Community Corner for the 2024 season. Community Corner offers a unique opportunity for local small businesses, crafters, and artists to connect with a broader audience by showcasing their products every weekend from 10am to 3pm, from April until October.</p><p>Community Corner is designed to bring the vibrant spirit of farmer's markets and vendor fairs to the heart of the zoo, providing a pop-up shop space available for rent. This initiative not only supports local businesses but also enhances the zoo experience, offering guests a chance to explore and purchase unique products in a charming farmstand setting.</p><p>Participants from the previous seasons have included a diverse group of 19 businesses ranging from artisanal crafters like Gemini Gems by Erica and Letter Story Bracelets, to specialty shops such as Ray of Rye Scents and Nath Soap Company. The variety continues with Enchanted Wishes, Artist Kim B, Team Woofgang and Co, Park City Harvest, Bark and Vine, Sound Style Rugs, and more.</p><p>Businesses interested in participating in Community Corner should note that all food products require licenses and permits approved by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and the City of Bridgeport’s Health Department.</p><p>For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Lindsay Durkee at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ldurkee@beardsleyzoo.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">ldurkee@beardsleyzoo.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p class="ql-align-center"><strong>About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo</strong>&nbsp;Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating 102 years, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Andean bear, maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves. Other highlights include our Spider Monkey Habitat, and a new prairie dog exhibit that we’ll cut the ribbon on soon! As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, the non-profit Zoo is committed to the preservation of endangered animals and wild habitats. Tickets must be purchased at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">Zoo’s website</a>.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

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FC Buzz Weekend of Art & Culture: Cinderella, The Zambonis, Poetry, and More!

<p class="ql-align-center"><strong>FC Buzz Weekend April 19-April 21</strong></p><p>HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across 15 towns in coastal Fairfield County. Sign up to receive a free eBuzz newsletter with top picks and spotlight events from the hundreds of events posted on FCBuzz.</p><p><a href="https://events.culturalalliancefc.org/events/poetry-workshop-with-westport-poet-laureate-jessica-mcentee" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Poetry Workshop With Westport Poet Laureate</strong></a></p><p><strong>MoCA Westport</strong></p><p>Friday Apr 19, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>April is National Poetry Month, and Westport’s Poet Laureate, Jessie McEntee, will lead you through a generative workshop inspired by the artwork at MoCA, and she’ll share some favorite ekphrastic poems. If time allows, participants might have a chance to read aloud from their notes and receive positive and encouraging feedback. Leave with building blocks for a new piece. Return with Jessie on the following Friday for MoCA Some Noise (April 26th at 6:30), an open mic for registered participants that promises laughter and connection. Share the ekphrastic poem that you’ve had a week to polish, or any other piece!</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/symphony-of-sorrowful-songs/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Symphony of Sorrowful Songs</strong></a></p><p><strong>Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown</strong></p><p>Apr 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm</p><p>ORCHESTRA NEXUS invites you to a free concert, a one-night-only musical sojourn for the soul with GORECKI'S SYMPHONY NO. 3 featuring celebrated soprano Diana McVey. Górecki's Symphony No. 3 sets poems in Polish about the intense relationship between a mother and a child in times of loss. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Górecki's unforgettable masterpiece that swept the world by storm and became an icon of the 20th century. </p><p><a href="https://events.culturalalliancefc.org/events/ftc-presents-spafford" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>SPAFFORD</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Warehouse, Fairfield</strong></p><p>Friday Apr 19, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm</p><p>Spafford is known for their astonishing improvisational ability and off-the-cuff extended jams, Spafford paints a picture in real-time each night with a musical palette known only to each other. It’s a private language comprising both their talent as musicians as well as their formidable catalog of influences, spanning 90’s alt-rock radio hits to Steely Dan and The Crystal Method.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/earth-day-weekend/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Earth Day Weekend</strong></a></p><p><strong>Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk</strong></p><p>Saturday and Sunday, Apr 20 to Apr 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</p><p>Did you know? Earth Day is recognized as the biggest civic event on our planet! Since its founding in 1970, Earth Day has inspired billions of people to make a difference for our environment and our future. This Earth Day weekend, join us at Stepping Stones to explore the wonders of the natural world and discover how you can become an everyday Earth hero.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/pequot-presents-alien-a-documentary/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Alien | A Documentary</strong></a></p><p><strong>Pequot Library, Southport</strong></p><p>Saturday Apr 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Join director and producer Vidyut Latay for a special screening of Alien, a documentary about legal, high-skilled immigration to the United States. Follow five Indian immigrants to the United States as they construct new lives for themselves and their families, Alien presents a human face to the immigration issues facing the United States.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/the-lions-gate-trio-at-fairfield-public-library/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>The Lions Gate Trio</strong></a></p><p><strong>Fairfield Public Library</strong></p><p>Saturday Apr 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Join the Library's trio-in-residence, Lions Gate Trio, for their last performance of the season, "Visions from France." The concert traces the near-constant transformation in music from France over the years, with pieces by French composer Chausson, his friend Gabriel Faure, and more recently, Christophe Bertrand.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/opening-reception-for-first-ladies-paintings-by-tina-sarno/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Opening reception for First Ladies: Paintings by Tina Sarno</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Gallery at Still River Editions, Danbury</strong></p><p>Saturday Apr 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>First Ladies is an exhibition of oil paintings by Tina Sarno of Silvermine, Connecticut. Sarno began </p><p>painting the series in 2018 at the suggestion of a friend, and she has painted over thirty-five to this date. When painting, Sarno seeks out historical portraits and biographical details for inspiration, revealing things that may not come out in a formal portrait. For example, one of her most recent works shows Grace Coolidge with her pet raccoon, Rebecca. </p><p><a href="https://events.culturalalliancefc.org/events/cinderella-bd0c6" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Cinderella</strong></a></p><p><strong>Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport</strong></p><p>Saturday Apr 20, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm</p><p>The timeless story of Cinderella and her journey to find love and happiness with the handsome Prince Charming, but this is unlike any Cinderella you’ve ever seen! Cinderella’s her wicked step mother and stepsisters try everything they can to keep Cinderella from attending Prince Charming’s Royal Ball, but with a little help from a magical fairy Godmother, Cinderella makes it to the Ball for a night she will never forget.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/transcendence-triumph/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Transcendence &amp; Triumph</strong></a></p><p><strong>Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School</strong></p><p>Saturday, Apr 20, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm</p><p>Join the Greenwich Choral Society for its April Concert, featuring works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.</p><p><a href="https://events.culturalalliancefc.org/events/ftc-presents-the-zambonis" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>The Zambonis</strong></a></p><p><strong>StageOne, Fairfield</strong></p><p>Saturday Apr 20, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm</p><p>The Zambonis are a Connecticut-based indie rock band formed in 1991 by musicians Dave Schneider (The LeeVees), Peter Katis, Jon Aley, and Tarquin Katis. The Zambonis write songs exclusively about ice hockey. Schneider says of the band's musical style: “We’re the only band in the world whose two biggest influences are The Beatles and Wayne Gretzky!”</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/2024-spring-speaker-series-mountains-volcanoes-continental-rifts-how-connecticuts-geologic-past-has-shaped-our-modern-landscape/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Mountains, Volcanoes &amp; Continental Rifts: How Connecticut’s Geologic Past Has Shaped Our Modern Landscape</strong></a></p><p><strong>Fairfield Museum</strong></p><p>Sunday Apr 21, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm</p><p>Connecticut’s modern landscape is the product of our fascinating geologic past. The geologic history of our state is preserved in the bedrock and landforms of the region and spans approximately one billion years of Earth’s history. In this talk, we will explore the processes of mountain building and continental rifting that formed the bedrock of our state. We will also discuss how erosion and past glacial activity have modified our landscape and produced features such as Long Island Sound.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/noahs-new-ark-an-earth-day-musicalia/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Noah’s New Ark, an Earth Day Musicalia</strong></a></p><p><strong>Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport</strong></p><p>Sunday Apr 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm</p><p>Celebrate Earth Day with this engaging show. This show is a folk concert with a message, including ideas for a sustainable future for humans and non-humans to live and prosper. This Musicalia blends folk songs, including sing-alongs, readings, poetry, and humor. Consider it a “revels” for the environment. Not recommended for youngsters, it is PG-14, due to adult environmental issues.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/artist-reception-for-dana-phelan/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Artist Reception for Dana Phelan</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield</strong></p><p>Sunday Apr 21, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Don’t miss the opening of Pattern Language. Dana Phelan is a New England based artist working with light and nature, altered photographs, and sometimes physical paint and collage. Show runs 4/15 – 5/27</p><p><a href="https://events.culturalalliancefc.org/events/ann-talman-elizabeth-taylor-and-the-shadow-of-her-smile" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Ann Talman: Elizabeth Taylor And The Shadow Of Her Smile</strong></a></p><p><strong>Westport Country Playhouse</strong></p><p>Sunday Apr 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm</p><p>Get ready for this cabaret show directed by Bistro and MAC Award winners Lina Koutrakos with musical direction by Alex Rybeck.</p><p>See these and discover hundreds more events on the <a href="https://events.culturalalliancefc.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">FCBUZZ EVENTS</a> page at <a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://culturalalliancefc.org</a> Sign up for the <a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/resources/newsletter-sign-up/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Cultural Alliance eBuzz</a> to receive top picks and spotlights each week in your inbox.</p>

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