Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:38:45 -0400 HamletHub.com Stop Motion Animation at Lewisboro Library on April 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1436-stop-motion-animation-15215751241436-stop-motion-animation-1521575124 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1436-stop-motion-animation-15215751241436-stop-motion-animation-1521575124

Stop Motion Animation  on Wednesday, April 4, 2:00 pm at Lewisboro Library

Grades K-5. Using modeling clay, Legos, and the app Smoovie Stop Motion we’ll be making super short films. Move over, Spielberg! 

Please register at 875-9004 or online at www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm 

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:05:42 -0400
PEEPS! at Lewisboro Library on April 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1440-peeps1440-peeps https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1440-peeps1440-peeps

PEEPS! at Lewisboro Library on Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. What to do with all these leftover Peeps? Why conduct scientific experiments with them of course!  

Please register at 875-9004 or online at www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm 

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:06:57 -0400
Meet & Greet Upgrade Available for Mark Farner at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, March 22 – Pick Your VIP Experience! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1452-meet-greet-upgrade-available-for-mark-farner-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-thursday-march-22-pick-your-vip-experience1452-meet-greet-upgrade-available-for-mark-farner-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-thursday-march-22-pick-your-vip-experience https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1452-meet-greet-upgrade-available-for-mark-farner-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-thursday-march-22-pick-your-vip-experience1452-meet-greet-upgrade-available-for-mark-farner-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-thursday-march-22-pick-your-vip-experience

Pick your VIP experience when you purchase a Meet & Greet upgrade package to see All-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad! You can choose between attending Mark’s soundcheck and an exclusive pre-show Q&A or going backstage before the show! Limited Meet & Greet upgrades are available. Please call the box office at 203-438-5795 to purchase.

Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts with songs like “We’re An American Band,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” At age 69, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 duringthe summer of love, and his fans are still flocking to their captain. The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation -- “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” a recut of “The Loco-Motion,” — and many more! Don’t miss a night with Mark Farner, along with a full rock band, at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, March 22nd at 8 pm. Connecticut’s own Doug Wahlberg Band will open the show. This incredible night of rock and roll is part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show – visit Bailey’s Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield) for an early dinner and receive 10% off when you show your ticket! Media partner for this great night of music is 99.1 PLR, Connecticut’s #1 Rock Station.

For tickets ($55) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

jill@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:03:55 -0400
Snowy Day Suggestions from Lewisboro Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1451-snowy-day-suggestions-from-lewisboro-library1451-snowy-day-suggestions-from-lewisboro-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1451-snowy-day-suggestions-from-lewisboro-library1451-snowy-day-suggestions-from-lewisboro-library

Snow day news and "Shelfie" suggestions from your friends at Lewisboro Library

Wednesday, March 21 - The Lewisboro Library will close early at 12:00 pm today.

The Emoji Magnet program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 28 at 5 pm.
The Reusable Bag Initiative meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm.

You can come in today before noon to get books and media to hold you through the storm, or download books and media through one of our Online Services
Another thing you can do when stuck home on a snowy day is make a difference by taking a "Shelfie"!
What's a shelfie? It's a selfie photo with a favorite book or in front of a bookshelf posted on Twitter/Instagram with the hashtag #MagicofStorytelling. For every "shelfie" posted, Disney will donate a book to the First Book organization. It's an easy way to help a child in need right now. For a guide on how to take and post a Shelfie, click on THIS LINK 

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. It has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.
Post your shelfie today! First Book & Disney hope to reach one million shelfies posted & books donated by March 31, 2018.
Remember, each shelfie posted to Twitter or Instagram with #MagicOfStorytelling means one brand-new book goes to a child in need. We've already posted ours! 
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kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Places Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:04:21 -0400
What's In? What's Out? What goes in your bin? FREE recycling event at Ridgefield Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1435-what-s-in-what-s-out-what-goes-in-your-bin-free-recycling-event-at-ridgefield-library1435-what-s-in-what-s-out-what-goes-in-your-bin-free-recycling-event-at-ridgefield-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1435-what-s-in-what-s-out-what-goes-in-your-bin-free-recycling-event-at-ridgefield-library1435-what-s-in-what-s-out-what-goes-in-your-bin-free-recycling-event-at-ridgefield-library

Editor's note: this event is free and open to residents of many surrounding communities including Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, and Sherman.

What stays out? Why recycle? Where does it go? Can I really save money?

Come to this FREE fun family-friendly event at the Ridgefield Library to learn where our garbage and recycling really goes. Why is it important to recycle? What really should go in your bin? Learn about the NEW state recycling guide, "What's In What's Out" and other recycling programs available for paint, mattresses, thermostats and electronic waste.

You're guaranteed to learn something new!

Jennifer Heaton-Jones the Executive Director of the regional government solid waste management authority, HRRA, will give a one hour Trash Talk. Other recycling experts will be on hand and lots of fun free giveaways to inspire you to reduce, reuse and recycle.

HRRA serves 1 1 municipalities in Western CT including, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman.

Visit www.hrra.org to learn more about waste reduction, reuse, recycling "What's In?, What's Out?", composting, & hazardous waste disposal for your town.

kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Highway Dept.) Life Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:30:20 -0400
Ridgefield Academy To Hold First Annual RA5K on May 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1434-ridgefield-academy-to-hold-first-annual-ra5k-on-may-201434-ridgefield-academy-to-hold-first-annual-ra5k-on-may-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1434-ridgefield-academy-to-hold-first-annual-ra5k-on-may-201434-ridgefield-academy-to-hold-first-annual-ra5k-on-may-20

  May 20, 2018 5K Race and Fun Run Honors Outgoing Head of School Jim Heus 

Registration is now open for the first annual RA5K and Fun Run held by Ridgefield Academy, an independent, co-ed day school for children in preschool through 8th grade.  This 5K road race and Fun Run will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Ridgefield Academy, 223 West Mountain Road in Ridgefield, CT.  The Fun Run will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. To register, visit www.ridgefieldacademy.org/RA5K.

The RA5K was created to honor outgoing Head of School Jim Heus, who has led the school for 19 years. “Running has long been an important part of my life, both as a supporter of RA’s student-athletes and an active member of the Ridgefield running community.  As my wife and I move on and begin a new chapter in our lives, I’m proud to welcome the public to our beautiful campus to meet the challenge of my home course,” said Heus. 

The event begins with an 8:00 a.m. Fun Run for children age 10 and under, held entirely on the Ridgefield Academy campus.  Following the Fun Run, the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and trace a hilly and scenic 3.1-mile course through adjacent neighborhoods.  Roads will be open to motorists during the race, with traffic assistance by the Ridgefield Police and Fire Departments.  All finishers and families are invited to a post-race Awards Ceremony featuring entertainment, refreshments and performances by Ridgefield Academy students.

Registration for the RA5K is $40 in advance and $45 on race day.  Fun Run registration is $15.  Pre-registrants will receive t-shirts and goodie bags; shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrants.  Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Ridgefield Academy, and Saturday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Ridgefield Running Company. 

Sponsors of the RA5K include Ridgefield Running Company, Prime Taco, Casey Energy, SPHERE, and Blue Buffalo. 

For more information, visit www.ridgefieldacademy.org/RA5K.

kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Academy) Events Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:53:22 -0400
Parent Talk: The Foundational Years to be held at the Pound Ridge Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1432-parent-talk-the-foundational-years-to-be-held-at-the-pound-ridge-library1432-parent-talk-the-foundational-years-to-be-held-at-the-pound-ridge-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1432-parent-talk-the-foundational-years-to-be-held-at-the-pound-ridge-library1432-parent-talk-the-foundational-years-to-be-held-at-the-pound-ridge-library

Parents of toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the Pound Ridge Library for Parent Talk: The Foundational Years on Thursday, April 12 from 10-11 a.m. New Canaan Country School’s Head of Early Childhood Education will share strategies for preparing children for Kindergarten and beyond. Come explore the power of connection, the necessity of rhythm and the importance of balance during the foundational years.

The event is free of charge and open to all.

For more information or to register to attend, please visit: www.countryschool.net/parenttalk

New Canaan Country school is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 & 4) through Grade 9. Located on a 75-campus at 635 Frogtown Rd, New Canaan, CT, the school provides transportation to families living in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

Event Location: Pound Ridge Library

271 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 

kfindlay@countryschool.net (Kim Finley) Events Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:22:21 -0400
Book Bites at Lewisboro Library on March 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1426-book-bites-15197664641426-book-bites-1519766464 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1426-book-bites-15197664641426-book-bites-1519766464

Book Bites on Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 - 7:15 pm at Lewisboro Library. This event is appropriate for grades 6 - 8.

We’ll share the details of our favorite books and munch on pizza and cookies. The book selection for the March 20 meeting is The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson.

Please register at 875-9004 or online at www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm 

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:01:01 -0500
Magical Creatures Club at Lewisboro Library on March 23 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1423-magical-creatures-club-15197660251423-magical-creatures-club-1519766025 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1423-magical-creatures-club-15197660251423-magical-creatures-club-1519766025

Magical Creatures Club at Lewisboro Library on Friday, March 23 at 4:30 pm

This event is for children in grades K - 5. Join us for an exciting hour of mythical storytelling, arts & crafts, classification of creatures and more.

Please register at 875-9004 or online at www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm 

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:46:16 -0500
Lewisboro Library has POWER! Free refreshments available! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/15-todays-events/1433-lewisboro-library-has-power-free-refreshments-available1433-lewisboro-library-has-power-free-refreshments-available https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/15-todays-events/1433-lewisboro-library-has-power-free-refreshments-available1433-lewisboro-library-has-power-free-refreshments-available

Friday, March 6 12:45 pm: Great news! The power, internet and WiFi are back on at the Library. 

The Library will be open today until 6 pm. Stop by to get warm, charge your personal devices or use the bathrooms! And of course, you can borrow library materials. Free refreshments are also available.
Dry ice and water are available at the Town House, 11 Main Street while supplies last.

The presenter for Saturday's "Estate Planning for Everyone" program has to reschedule, due to storm damage. We are trying to reschedule for a Saturday in April.

Miss Anna is also canceling tomorrow's "Celebrating Ezra Jack Keats" program. 

kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Todays events Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:44:26 -0500
Spring Ahead Weekend is HERE! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1430-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here1430-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1430-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here1430-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here

It's time to spring ahead! Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 10, most responsible Americans set their clocks ahead and kiss goodbye (or goodnight) the hour we won't see again until November.

Daylight Saving Time 2018 (note: it is Saving is singular) begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4.

What does this mean?  At 2 a.m. on Sunday, you will lose an hour or spring forward an hour and the correct time will be 3 a.m.  This hour is not lost forever.  On November 3, the clocks will be readjusted backward and you will gain an hour.

For many of us, the adjustment of clocks will be minimal since smartphones, tablets, computers and more adjust automatically.  However, the adjustment of our body clocks might take a bit longer, so prepare yourself for a "tired Monday!"

The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the 'early to be, early to rise' guy, back in 1784.

National Geographic documents some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in an article titled Daylight Saving Time: When Does It Begin? And Why?. Read it here.

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Life Fri, 09 Mar 2018 04:45:52 -0500
Reading With Ozzy Bear at Lewisboro Library on March 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1420-reading-with-ozzy-bear1420-reading-with-ozzy-bear https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1420-reading-with-ozzy-bear1420-reading-with-ozzy-bear

Reading With Ozzy Bear at Lewisboro Library on Thursday, March 15, 4:30 pm

All Ages & Their Families. He’s back! It took some convincing (and a lot of dog treats), but Ozzy Bear, Lewisboro Library's dog-in-residence, has agreed to come back from his sabbatical in order to enjoy some canine-centric stories with the kids.

Please register at 875-9004 or online at www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:06:20 -0500
Ridgefield Academy Offers Exciting Summer Program for Middle School Students https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1428-ridgefield-academy-offers-exciting-summer-program-for-middle-school-students1428-ridgefield-academy-offers-exciting-summer-program-for-middle-school-students https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1428-ridgefield-academy-offers-exciting-summer-program-for-middle-school-students1428-ridgefield-academy-offers-exciting-summer-program-for-middle-school-students

Ridgefield Academy Offers Exciting Summer Program for Middle School Students

Looking for something new for your Middle School student this summer? Look no further than Ridgefield Academy! RA is excited to announce its Explorer Programs designed especially for Middle School students in grades 5-8. These offerings are open to all members of the public, begin on June 18 and will run for six weeks.

RA’s Explorer Programs offer children the option to create their own schedule from a well-rounded variety of interesting programs geared to challenge the mind and body. Different workshops will be offered each week; one during the morning and one in the afternoon.  Children have the choice of staying for half day or full day depending on the workshops that are of interest to them. RA will provide something for every child’s imagination, including the ability to perfect soccer and lacrosse skills with the New York Red Bulls Soccer or Lone Wolf Lacrosse programs, performing in musical theater, engaging in coding, robotics and other STEM activities, exploring movie making, becoming a chef, experimenting with 3D design and printing or making a difference in the life of someone in need through a volunteer community service project are just a few of the many offerings available for this age group.  All Explorer Program workshops begin and 9am and conclude at 3:30 pm.

To see all of our offerings, please click here.  Please register as you won’t want to miss out on these great programs! We hope your child will join us this summer!

For more information, please contact Donna Kauth at 203.294.1800 x106 or by email at dkauth@ridgefieldacademy.org

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ashley Moran) Places Tue, 06 Mar 2018 05:08:06 -0500
Teen Cupcake Challenge at Lewisboro Library On March 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1427-teen-cupcake-challenge1427-teen-cupcake-challenge https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1427-teen-cupcake-challenge1427-teen-cupcake-challenge

Teen Cupcake Challenge! at Lewisboro Library on Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm

Our own teen reality cupcake decorating competition. No baking required. Teams start with “naked cupcakes” and work together through three rounds of decorating. Each round has a theme and a choice of traditional and unusual toppings to design with. Prizes for most creative cupcake designs.

Please register at 875-9004 or online at www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:59:57 -0500
Harvey Robotics Championship on Sunday, Open House Cancelled! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1431-harvey-robotics-championship-on-sunday-open-house-cancelled1431-harvey-robotics-championship-on-sunday-open-house-cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1431-harvey-robotics-championship-on-sunday-open-house-cancelled1431-harvey-robotics-championship-on-sunday-open-house-cancelled

Due to the impact of the storm and threat of on and off power outages today, Harvey has postponed the Southern NYS Vex Robotics Championship until tomorrow, Sunday, March 4.

 The Harvey Cavalier Camp Open House scheduled for today has been canceled. The next Open House is Saturday, April 7.
Tarad@hamlethub.com (Harvey) Life Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:18:24 -0500