Fairfield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:09:52 -0400 HamletHub.com CRUSH Celebration of Beer, Wine & Spirits Oct. 16-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47428-crush-celebration-of-beer-wine-spirits-oct-16-2047428-crush-celebration-of-beer-wine-spirits-oct-16-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47428-crush-celebration-of-beer-wine-spirits-oct-16-2047428-crush-celebration-of-beer-wine-spirits-oct-16-20

Norwalk, CT: Norwalk Now, the collaborative marketing organization that brings businesses together with the common goal of promoting themselves, each other, and ultimately, the city of Norwalk as a premier destination for dining, shopping, and leisure activities, prepares for their next event, CRUSH. This 5-day schedule of thirst-quenching events is a celebration of beer, wine, and spirits (BWS) presented by Norwalk Now’s talented group of businesses and special guests from the BWS world.

“People continue to come together over great food and drink, “says Norwalk Now Director Linda Kavanagh, “And our appreciation and thirst (pun intended) for quality cocktails, craft beer, and fine wine only fuels our desire to learn more about the brands we are drinking, experience new things, and have a greater understanding of this evolving industry.”

CRUSH is an exciting and enlightening journey through the BWS world. Enthusiasts, as well as the novice, can partake in an active schedule of everything from beer, wine, and tequila dinners, premium scotch tastings, and tap take-overs, to Boozy Trivia nights, Libation Theater, Oktoberfest, and mixology for both beauty and cocktails. CRUSH will be introducing new-to-the-market name-brand spirits and brand activations throughout the week, in addition to hosting remote broadcasts with the premier food and drink broadcaster, Heritage Radio Network. Look for speakeasy fashions paired with local distillers, wine author book signings, guest speakers, and a simultaneous Happy Hour!

Sunday Bonus CRUSH activities include a DETOX run, walk, and bike ride, as well as healing yoga sessions.

CRUSH goers will be able to take advantage of parking discounts, UBER discounts, Norwalk train station shuttles, and designated driver incentive packages. 



bornies@optonline.net (Norwalk Now) Events Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:33:07 -0400
Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico in Darien https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47425-benefit-concert-for-puerto-rico47425-benefit-concert-for-puerto-rico https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47425-benefit-concert-for-puerto-rico47425-benefit-concert-for-puerto-rico

Darien, CT - Marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, First Congregational Church of Darien is sponsoring an evening of Puerto Rican music and food to raise money to help rebuild the village of Mariana, Puerto Rico.

The benefit will celebrate Puerto Rican culture, with music provided by the Norwalk-based Latin Music band “Park City” and Puerto Rican food donated by the New Haven-based restaurant La Esquina Del Mofongo. Funds raised through the concert will be used to help the people of Mariana to work together to convert an abandoned schoolhouse in Mariana into a new community center, El Centro de Imaginación, that will support education and development of village children and attract visitors for both the arts and business. The facility will also provide shelter from future storms.

To buy tickets or contribute: www.fcc4puertorico.org

FCC Darien Supports Puerto Rico

swhager@yahoo.com (First Congregational Church of Darien) Events Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:28:30 -0400
CT BBB: Tips for Charitable Giving After A Natural Disaster https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/47427-ct-bbb-tips-for-charitable-giving-after-a-natural-disaster47427-ct-bbb-tips-for-charitable-giving-after-a-natural-disaster https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/47427-ct-bbb-tips-for-charitable-giving-after-a-natural-disaster47427-ct-bbb-tips-for-charitable-giving-after-a-natural-disaster

CROMWELL, CT - When a natural disaster strikes many people look to help in any way they can–most of the time that is financially. With the recent aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Better Business Bureau wants to remind consumers to research charities before they donate. 
BBB not only reviews businesses but also charities. Give.org is a website devoted to BBB's Wise Giving Alliance which aides consumers in finding trustworthy charities during time of need.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance urges donors to give thoughtfully and avoid those seeking to take advantage of the generosity of others. Here are BBB WGA’s tips for trusted giving:
  • Be cautious when giving online. Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you want to give to a charity involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s website. 
  • Rely on expert opinion when it comes to evaluating a charity. Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers or other websites, as they may not have fully researched the relief organizations they list. The public can go to www.give.org to research charities and relief organizations and verify that they are accredited by the BBB and meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. 
  • Understand crowdfunding. Keep in mind that some crowdfunding sites do very little vetting of individuals who decide to post for assistance after a disaster. It is often difficult for donors to verify the trustworthiness of crowdfunding requests for support. If you decide to contribute via crowdfunding, it is best to give to people you personally know that have posted requests for assistance. For more Give.org tips on crowdfunding, click here.  
  • Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations will assist relief victims. Despite what an organization might claim, charities have fund raising and administrative costs. Even a credit card donation will involve, at a minimum, a processing fee. If a charity claims 100 percent of collected funds will be assisting hurricane victims, the truth is that the organization is probably still incurring fundraising and administrative expenses. It may use some of its other funds to pay these costs, but the expenses will still be incurred.      
  • Find out if the charity has an on-the-ground presence in the impacted areas. Unless the charity already has staff in the affected areas, it may be difficult to bring in new aid workers to provide assistance quickly. See if the charity’s website clearly describes what the charity can do to address immediate needs.
  • Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. Some charities may be raising money to pass along to relief organizations. If so, you may want to consider “avoiding the middleman”. Give directly to those who have a presence in the region. Or, at a minimum, check out the ultimate recipients of these donations to see whether they are equipped to provide aid effectively.
  • Gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations. In-kind drives for food and clothing, while well-intentioned, may not necessarily be the quickest way to help those in need—unless the organization has the staff and infrastructure to distribute such aid properly. Ask the charity about its transportation and distribution plans. Be wary of those who are not experienced in disaster relief assistance.
Consumers can always search charities at give.org to verify they meet the 20 BBB Charity Standards.
For more basic giving tips from BBB Wise Giving Alliance you can click here.






bornies@optonline.net (Luke Frey ) Public safety Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:23:56 -0400
Taste, Sip & Support Fundraiser Sat. Sept. 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47424-taste-sip-support-fundraiser-this-saturday47424-taste-sip-support-fundraiser-this-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47424-taste-sip-support-fundraiser-this-saturday47424-taste-sip-support-fundraiser-this-saturday

Black Rock, CT - Be a trendsetter and help end hunger in our area by purchasing tickets to the 1st Annual Taste, Sip & Support fundraiser this Saturday, September 22nd from 12-4pm at Black Rock Yacht Club.

With a motto of ‘ending hunger one taste bud at a time,’ the event is open to the public and will raise funds for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Foodshare and Operation Hope, as well as scholarships to the CT Chefs Association, and Lincoln Culinary Institute.

Enjoy delicious signature dishes from award-winning chefs, taste flavorful beers presented by Aspetuck Brew Lab and sip inventive cocktails featuring selections by Asylum Distillery, all while mingling with friends and neighbors and taking in beautiful harbor views.

Black Rock Yacht Club is located at 80 Grovers Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. Tickets are $65 to this 21+ event, and will also be available at the door. Visit http://blackrockyc.org/fundraiser for tickets and additional details.

Black Rock Yacht Club would like to thank promotional partners Abbey Tent & Rentals; American Culinary Federation, Connecticut chapter; Connecticut Chefs Association; East Coast Food Distributors; Foodshare; Norwalk Linen Service, US Foods and White Gloves Valet Parking Services, as well media partners Fairfield HamletHub, Fairfield Living Magazine/Moffly Media and CTbites.

LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Events Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:20:54 -0400
King School Plans Open House Events October 14 and November 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47426-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-447426-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47426-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-447426-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-4


King School, a PreK-Grade 12 school serving students from 30 towns around Stamford, has announced their fall Open House events! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience King - a school that prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. What sets King apart is academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth are united within our unique community of engaged minds and meaningful connections.

Middle & Upper School - Sunday, October 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Middle and Upper School (incoming Grades 6-11) families are invited arrive on Sunday, October 14 anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. to explore the beautiful campus, visit classrooms that interest them and meet faculty, students, and parents who share their passions. Plus, attend breakout sessions that focus on the admission process and King's approach to teaching and learning.

Register for the Open House here.

Lower School - Sunday, November 4, 1-4 p.m.

King will host an Open House for their Lower School (incoming Grades PreK-5) on Sunday, November 4 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Arrive anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. to explore the beautiful campus, visit classrooms that interest them and meet faculty, students, and parents who share their passions. Plus, attend breakout sessions that focus on the admission process and King's approach to teaching and learning.

Register for the Open House here.

Can't attend any of these events? For families who cannot attend an Open House can join us for coffee and Conversation on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn more and register here.

Watch a video about King School here.

Learn more about King School here.

kerry@ducey.org (Tara) Places Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:17:44 -0400
Westport Woman’s Club Hosts October Clothing Tag Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47423-westport-woman-s-club-hosts-october-clothing-tag-sale47423-westport-woman-s-club-hosts-october-clothing-tag-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47423-westport-woman-s-club-hosts-october-clothing-tag-sale47423-westport-woman-s-club-hosts-october-clothing-tag-sale

Westport, CT - The Westport Woman's Club is holding its annual Clothing Tag Sale on the following dates:  Friday, October 19 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.

Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories are back at this year’s Tag Sale, which offers a wide array of gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats. Plus, “The Best Stuff” section will feature both unworn items and name brand garments.  

Funds raised from this Clothing Tag Sale will support student scholarships and local charities throughout Fairfield County.  Tax deductible donations of new or gently-worn clothing will be accepted through October 10.  For more information call 203-227-4240 or email wwc@westportwomansclub.org.

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  To join, please call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.

For additional information, visit http://www.westportwomansclub.org

photo credit: image taken by “Anne Hunt for the Westport Woman’s Club

bornies@optonline.net (Westport Woman's Club) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:05:39 -0400
Press Conference Seeking Metro-North Answers, Sept. 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47422-press-conference-seeking-metro-north-answers-sept-2047422-press-conference-seeking-metro-north-answers-sept-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47422-press-conference-seeking-metro-north-answers-sept-2047422-press-conference-seeking-metro-north-answers-sept-20

Fairfield—State Senator Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) will be holding a trackside press conference at the Fairfield Metro Station. He will brief reporters on Metro-North’s lack of transparency over implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).

Background: After a series of accidents a few years ago, Metro-North committed to installing PTC to improve safety on the railroad. Metro-North has stated that PTC will be installed by the December 31, 2018 deadline. However, the railroad says the system will not be “fully operational.” Metro-North has also stated it has the right to submit “an alternative schedule for up to two additional years to have PTC fully activated across all parts of the railroad upon filing the paperwork with Federal regulators.”

Dismayed at this potential for a two-year delay, Sen. Hwang sent a letter to the president of Metro-North and copied southwestern Connecticut’s federal delegation and Connecticut DOT Commissioner James Redeker. The letter was sent on August 29th and resent September 12th. After nearly three weeks, Sen. Hwang has still not gotten a response from Metro-North.                                                                                                                                 

What: Press Conference

Who: State Sen. Tony Hwang

Where: Fairfield Train Station, 165 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT 06430 (New Haven track)

When: Thursday, September 20th 11 a.m.

bornies@optonline.net (Al Ippolito) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:57:24 -0400
Geary Gallery Features Rosemary Banfield in October https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47421-geary-gallery-features-rosemary-banfield-in-october47421-geary-gallery-features-rosemary-banfield-in-october https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47421-geary-gallery-features-rosemary-banfield-in-october47421-geary-gallery-features-rosemary-banfield-in-october

Darien, CT - This October, you are cordially invited to the Geary Gallery of Darien to see “Meditative Oceans” featuring the abstract paintings of Massachusetts artist, Rosemary Banfield. Her exhibit runs October 2- 31 at the Geary Gallery located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien.

October Featured Artist: Rosemary Banfield

Rosemary Banfield lives on the outskirts of Boston, MA where she works from her home studio as a full-time painter and illustrator.

She was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and studied at the Johannesburg College of Education, specializing in elementary education and art.

As a teacher and an artist, Banfield experienced firsthand the positive effects art and creativity had on the children she taught, and this engendered in her a deep love of illustration and visual storytelling.

A favorite subject for Banfield is water, and more specifically, the beach and ocean, as demonstrated by two of her works shown here. The paintings inspire meditation and introspection, when observed. She has exhibited and sold paintings throughout South Africa and the United States and has illustrated two children's books.

Rosemary Banfield’s exhibit runs October 2 – 31 and her paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome and admission is free. To view some of her work, visit our online gallery


Gallery Location & Hours

Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com

About Geary Gallery
Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing were founded in 1984, and today are Fairfield County’s preeminent art gallery and frame shop, featuring an extensive collection of original artwork, and custom framing services. With four elaborate display rooms, Geary Gallery maintains an ambitious exhibition schedule to showcase both Connecticut-based artists with national reputations as well as well-known artists from along the Eastern seaboard. The public can enjoy a new show virtually every five weeks. The Gallery also offers a Custom Original Portrait Service, which matches their favorite artists with customers wishing to commission an original portrait of their family, an individual, pet or home. With an extensive inventory of over 2,000 corner samples, Accent Picture Framing and Restoration is a service that is highly regarded for its master framing techniques as well as precision art restoration services for leading museums, auction houses, and historical societies. For more information about Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing, call (203) 655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com.

bornies@optonline.net (Lynda Falcone) Places Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:42:34 -0400
American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink of Fairfield County Launch Party in Westport https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/charities/47414-american-cancer-society-s-real-men-wear-pink-of-fairfield-county-launch-party47414-american-cancer-society-s-real-men-wear-pink-of-fairfield-county-launch-party https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/charities/47414-american-cancer-society-s-real-men-wear-pink-of-fairfield-county-launch-party47414-american-cancer-society-s-real-men-wear-pink-of-fairfield-county-launch-party

Real Men Wear Pink Reveal & Launch Party: Tuesday, September 25 from 6-8PM at Maserati of Westport

In its third year across Fairfield County, an expected 20 area leaders will unite to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Men participating in the campaign will be announced at this event, kickstarting their fundraising efforts. Participants will also raise awareness for breast cancer by wearing pink throughout the month of October. Last year, 20 men raised over $30,000. 

Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the US every year. And so are more than 266,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. The American Cancer Society created the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to engage and empower male community leaders in the fight to end breast cancer. Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and competes to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.

While this campaign is a fundraising initiative, it also provides strong awareness efforts in the local community for the American Cancer Society and its efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. For more information about breast cancer, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

If you're interested in attending the event or would like more information on how to get involved with the campaign please contact Taylor Filanowski at 203-563-1530 or taylor.filanowski@cancer.org. Please visit this page throughout the fall to learn of our latest candidates and how you can support the Real Men Wear Pink campaign: Real Men Wear Pink Of Fairfield County CT 



taylor.filanowski@cancer.org (Taylor Filanowski) Charities Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:21:57 -0400
PARK(ing) Day in Stamford Downtown, Fri., Sept. 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47420-park-ing-day-in-stamford-downtown-fri-sept-2147420-park-ing-day-in-stamford-downtown-fri-sept-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47420-park-ing-day-in-stamford-downtown-fri-sept-2147420-park-ing-day-in-stamford-downtown-fri-sept-21

STAMFORD CT – Park(ing) Day will return to Stamford Downtown on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Park(ing) Day is a one-day, world-wide event that allows businesses and community members to convert on-street parking spaces into pedestrian-friendly urban parks, or parklets. Each participant will program the parklet thus energizing the street with a variety of activities. The Stamford Downtown Special Services District (Stamford Downtown), in partnership with the City of Stamford, is excited to re-introduce parklets along Bedford Street.

This year, six (6) Bedford Street businesses will participate. Their collective efforts will energize the streetscape while highlighting the potential of parklets. This year’s Stamford Downtown Park(ing) Day participants, and respective activities, will include:

16 Handles (219 Bedford Street) – DJ and music

Chic Jack’s Vintage Clothing (95 Bedford Street) – Display of vintage clothing

Life Cycle (135 Bedford Street) – Spin Bike Demonstrations

Lorca Coffee Bar (125 Bedford Street) – Café and board games

Metropolitan Dance Center (105 Bedford Street) – Dance class demonstrations

Stamford Yoga Center (13 Spring Street) – Yoga demonstrations and mini-classes.

Stamford Park(ing) Day activities will happen throughout the day and conclude at 7pm. Visit Stamford Downtown and experience Park(ing) Day.

Please refer to the website (https://www.asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=46872) of the American Society of Landscape Architects to learn more about Park(ing) Day.

For any questions or inquiries please contact Mike Moore of Stamford Downtown at moore@stamford-downtown.com.

bornies@optonline.net (Annette Einhorn) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:23:50 -0400
JLEFC Presents Volunteer-A-Thon, Oct. 12 & 13 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47419-jlefc-presents-volunteer-a-thon-oct-12-1347419-jlefc-presents-volunteer-a-thon-oct-12-13 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47419-jlefc-presents-volunteer-a-thon-oct-12-1347419-jlefc-presents-volunteer-a-thon-oct-12-13

Fairfield County, CT — The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County (JLEFC) is proud to announce its first-ever Volunteer-a-thon, taking place on October 12 and 13. JLEFC members will aid both long-standing and brand-new partners with 26.2 straight hours of volunteer work. The starting horn will sound at noon on Friday, October 12, during a kick-off ceremony at the Burr Homestead in Fairfield, where JLEFC members, partners, and members of the media will set the first wave of volunteers into action. Said JLEFC President Ashley Welker, “We are so excited for our first Volunteer-a-thon. It’s a unique opportunity to ask our partners exactly what they need from us—and then give it to them over one amazing marathon of a weekend. These 26.2 hours are the first of many that we’re thrilled to give to these worthy organizations.”

The JLEFC has a long history of community outreach, partnering with such organizations as Operation Hope, which serves Fairfield County with a food pantry, homeless services, and affordable housing; and Read to Grow, whose Books for Babies and Books for Kids programs promote literacy from birth. Last year, JLEFC members collected nearly 5,000 books for Read to Grow, and provided more than 1,000 meals to Operation Hope. The JLEFC will support these crucial organizations during the Volunteer-a-thon by preparing donated books for distribution for Read to Grow, and spending several hours cooking meals for Operation Hope. Says Carla Miklos, Executive Director of Operation Hope, “For years, the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County has given us many hours of their time and thousands of meals for our community. We’re delighted to be a part of their first-ever Volunteer-a-thon, and we are so thankful for the Junior League’s dedication to those we serve.”

The Volunteer-a-thon marks the beginning of several new community partnerships for the JLEFC. New partner organizations include the Cardinal Shehan Center, which enriches the lives of youth with recreational and educational programs; the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, which serves those facing poverty, addiction, and homelessness; the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown; and Caroline House, which provides women and children with English-language and other educational programs. During the Volunteer-a-thon, JLEFC members will assemble information packets for the Cardinal Shehan Center; catalog and photograph archival materials at the Booth Library; prepare for and staff the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s tagless sale; and complete needed maintenance at Caroline House with painting projects. “Our programs push women to succeed using English language and essential life skills—like financial literacy and job interview techniques—while their children acquire developmental and school-readiness skills,” said Caroline House’s Executive Director, Lucy Freeman. “The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County is helping us provide these services in an environment that is bright and welcoming. We are grateful for their help and commitment to our community.”

To learn more about the Volunteer-a-thon, or to participate by joining the JLEFC, visit jlefc.org or call the JLEFC office at (203) 259-9995. New Member Open Houses are scheduled for September 20 and October 4. Visit jlefc.org/membership/new-member-open-houses/ to learn more and register.


The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County is proud to support the following communities: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Redding, Shelton, Southport, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, and Westport. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Corporate sponsorships and other revenue producing efforts support all JLEFC programs. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For further information please contact us at jlefc@snet.net or (203) 259-9995. The JLEFC office is located at the Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield and at jlefc.org.

bornies@optonline.net (Daniele Paulding) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:20:18 -0400
CT Audubon Fairfield Offers Junior Animal Care Keeper Class https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47418-ct-audubon-fairfield-offers-junior-animal-care-keeper-class47418-ct-audubon-fairfield-offers-junior-animal-care-keeper-class https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47418-ct-audubon-fairfield-offers-junior-animal-care-keeper-class47418-ct-audubon-fairfield-offers-junior-animal-care-keeper-class

Fairfield, CT - The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, will offer a Junior Animal Care Keeper Class on Tuesdays, October 9 through November 20 (no class Tuesday, November 6)

3:30 to 5 p.m.   
CAS members: $72

Non-members: $96

For students in grades 6 and 7

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes to help at a nature center, and you’re in grade 6 or 7, The Connecticut Audubon Society offers an after-school Junior Animal Care class that may be just right for you! 

This weekly class is an opportunity to join naturalist staff in caring for, and studying, the resident non-releasable animals who call the Center at Fairfield their home. Students receive an overview of our live animal collection including reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates. From glamorous to gross, you’ll participate in animal husbandry care, prepare and offer food, and help ensure the animals have a healthy living environment. At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. The six-week series fee is $72 for CAS members, and $96 for non-members. Proceeds support The Connecticut Audubon Society’s conservation and environmental education programs in Fairfield. Pre-registration required at:https://www.ctaudubon.org/2018/09/junior-animal-care-keeper-9/, or call 203-259-6305 x109.  

Visit The Connecticut Audubon Society at: https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-home/ for a complete listing of fall and special events at the Center at Fairfield.

bornies@optonline.net (Liza Hickey) Places Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:07:29 -0400
Taste of Fairfield Set for Sunday, Oct. 7, 1-5pm https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/life/47417-taste-of-fairfield-set-for-sunday-oct-7-1-5pm47417-taste-of-fairfield-set-for-sunday-oct-7-1-5pm https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/life/47417-taste-of-fairfield-set-for-sunday-oct-7-1-5pm47417-taste-of-fairfield-set-for-sunday-oct-7-1-5pm

Fairfield, CT — Everyone knows that Fairfield is a foodie town filled with terrific restaurants and talented chefs. Fairfield Magazine, part of multi-magazine media company TownVibe, is preparing to celebrate the dynamic food scene with the third annual food-lover’s party of the year—Taste of Fairfield—on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 1pm to 5pm, held in the outdoor tented patio area of Southport’s Delamar Hotel. “The Delamars are at the heart of Fairfield and Hartford Counties and home to many wonderful events. Our courtyards and open-air event spaces provide perfect locations for people to come together. We are thrilled to be hosting the Taste of Fairfield again and look forward to welcoming the community to enjoy the variety of cuisine the area offers,” says Charles Mallory, Founder and CEO of The Greenwich Hospitality group.

Foodies and other fun-loving folk can enjoy tastes and sips from more than two dozen restaurants and specialty markets from the Fairfield area, all in the spacious courtyard of the Delamar and Artisan Restaurant. In addition to fine cuisine, craft cocktails, Josh Cellar and Layer Cake wines, craft beer, microbrews, and sweets, there will be live music from hot local rock band Ellis Island along with hip pop-up shops, like the Two Oh Three, Mack and Ro/Saltwater, The Secret Ingredient Girls, Wooster Street Meats, and hipV vintage jewelry. “Good things happen when people connect over good food,” says TownVibe publisher Geoffrey Morris.

Kids will have a ball – and a bounce – in the Taste of Fairfield Kids’ zone where there will be a Bounce House Family CT bounce house, cookie decorating by Connecticut Cookie Company, edible cookie dough treats, face painting, and crafts for kids. Back by popular demand, Lisa Marie Rollieri, local psychic medium of “Angels Speak” will be doing readings and donating proceeds to Operation Hope. Matt Storch of Match Burger Lobster and the just opened Match Taco will do a special chef demo. 

The participant list is still growing but to date includes Artisan, Asylum Distillery, Atria,B.Good, Fairfield Cheese Company, Fairfield Craft Ales, Fairfield Wine & Spirits, Flipside Burger Bar, Fred, Fortuna’s Catering, Geronimo, Granola Bar, Hub & Spoke, Josh Cellar & Layer Cake Wines, Diageo’s Ketel One Botanicals, Kindred Spirits, Litchfield Distillery,Lobstercraft, Maplewood, Old Post Tavern, Owl’s Brew, Pepsi, Shearwater Coffee, Sinclair, Sono Baking Company, Toto Restaurant, and Yalla Organic. 

The event kicks off Fairfield’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week and a special “chances to win” table with great prizes along with a food drive benefits charity partner Operation Hope. Sponsors on board include Atria, Clearview, Josh Cellars/Layer Cake, Kindred Spirits, Maplewood Senior Living, Redline Restorations, US Bank, Sacred Heart University, and Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield who runs the popular “foodie ferry” shuttling guests from local parking lots at Trinity and Southport Congregational churches to the event. 

General Admission tickets cost $55: including food, drink, and entertainment. VIP admission—with access to the Atria lounge costs $100 and includes ongoing food service, unlimited drinks from the Kindred Spirits VIP bar, entertainment, private valet parking, and a TV. Tickets may be purchased online at tasteoffairfield.com. Guests under 21 years old are $20 and children under 10 are free. The event is tented, happens rain or shine, and Star 99.9 will have a radio crew on site.

For more information contact Robin Phillips at rphillips@townvibe.com or 203-913-3824

bornies@optonline.net (Fairfield Magazine ) Life Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:03:08 -0400
Wet Paint: Art Fresh from the Studio on View at Pequot Library, Oct. 14-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47413-pequot-library-153730607847413-pequot-library-1537306078 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47413-pequot-library-153730607847413-pequot-library-1537306078

Southport, CT - Pequot Library's 21st Annual Art Show will be on view during regular Library hours, Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Featuring art by local and regional artists; proceeds from sales in this fundraiser will be shared by the artists and Pequot Library. This exhibition and sale support the educational programs and events at Pequot Library. On view during Library hours.

Wet Paint: Art Fresh from the Studio
Juried by Bob Burns, director of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT

21 Under 21: Youth Art Show
Juried by Árpád Krizsán, winner of Pequot Library’s 20th Annual Art Show

For more information go to www.pequotlibrary.org.

heitmann@pequotlibrary.org (Pequot Library) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:38:09 -0400
Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival In The Running for Prestigious International Award https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47416-lime-rock-park-s-historic-festival-in-the-running-for-prestigious-international-award47416-lime-rock-park-s-historic-festival-in-the-running-for-prestigious-international-award https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47416-lime-rock-park-s-historic-festival-in-the-running-for-prestigious-international-award47416-lime-rock-park-s-historic-festival-in-the-running-for-prestigious-international-award

LAKEVILLE, Conn. — ime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 36, held over Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2018), has been named a finalist for the “Motorsport Event of the Year” by the International Historic Motoring Awards (IMHA), presented in association with Octanemagazine and EFG Private Bank. The winner of this and 18 additional categories will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Oct. 25, 2018. 

The Festival is competing against four other annual events that made the finals for the category: the Goodwood Festival of Speed held in England; Les Grandes Heures Automobiles held in France; Belgium’s Zoute Grand Prix; and France’s Le Mans Classic.
“We are absolutely delighted that the Lime Rock Historic Festival has been shortlisted for this international recognition,” said Murray Smith, Historic Festival Chairman, who noted this was the Festival’s third nomination for the honor. “This is among the most prestigious awards celebrating outstanding achievements in motorsport management and presentation, and the level of competition in this category is indication enough of the quality of the festival.”
The Historic Festival is the only North American classic car race and concours held on the same race track. This year’s event brought together one of the largest gatherings of historic Bugatti vehicles in North America with more than 60 of the featured marques on site. Over five days, the event combines 32 races with more than 200 cars competing in eight classes, a concours d’Elegance with more than 200 invited cars, the Gathering of the Marques featuring affinity car clubs and groups showcasing more than 800 cars along the length of the track. 
Among the featured cars at the event were five belonging to Peter Mullin, the Festival’s Honored Collector and Guest, including his extraordinary Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Also in the show was the 57G “Tank” from Philadelphia’s Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum that won the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hour race, and the Type 57SC Gangloff Convertible belonging to Ralph Lauren, which won Best in Show honors at the Festival’s Concours d’ Elegance.
Now in its eighth year, the International Historic Motoring Awards celebrate the diversity and depth of the historic motoring industry across the world along with the individuals that work within it. For a complete list of categories and nominees for this year, visit http://www.historicmotoringawards.co.uk
About Lime Rock Park: Opened in 1957, Lime Rock Park is a historic automotive and entertainment venue located in Litchfield County, Conn. Along with hosting several televised spectator race weekends, Lime Rock is home to numerous special events, racing schools, driving schools, the exclusive Lime Rock Drivers Club. Visit www.limerock.com or @limerockpark on social media for more information.


Pictured above is one of more than 60 Bugattis that made Lime Rock Park's Historic Festival 36 one of the largest gathering of historic Bugattis in modern times. For more images of the event, CLICK HERE



bornies@optonline.net (Lime Rock Park ) Places Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:34:45 -0400