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New Canaan Library Hosts Groove on the Green on May 25

<p><strong>New Canaan Library hosts Groove on the Green on Saturday, May 25 from 5:00pm-10:00 pm at Anderson Terrace</strong></p><p><a href="https://ohvwq5bab.cc.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001T63K7oTRTCrEMcAcpd82wpDY7t6cJhgr0eEqfkwdMsHwkahdKcUNZCtXU--3DVgUBwAxSwWiR7LhykoRsoG3CT9OBKtXgVdOBQP21tU8pxMFwsOOKCIyWbkAga1220YZOB31nXMH6oklQG6BlF4vYfsWM1Zhq6mo5onV2wjVOphEW2ejT-msMGx2YMjHDVmb1Z9UOkAAoi8=&amp;c=nEAwv4sJTChxL54QKDlzGy81g-yLtDgE4Vw0ubmj1YI-pzNl3zLEfA==&amp;ch=x8Z2pQKg-zfrFx1nGd899_LBzRbZ16cBx0xhkwG19y3f9bODz7ZL5Q==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(108, 153, 203);"><strong>REGISTER</strong></a></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">New Canaan Library invites the community to a free music and dance party under the stars. Guests can celebrate the start of the Memorial Day weekend with a special evening that starts with free dance lessons followed by sizzling Latin music featuring Brazilian Vibes and the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Learn more and register </span><a href="https://www.newcanaanlibrary.org/event/groove-green-76783" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.newcanaanlibrary.org/event/groove-green-76783</a></p>

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New Canaan Museum & Historical Society Hosts 1st Picnic Palooza on April 28

<p>New Canaan Museum &amp; Historical Society Hosts 1st Picnic Palooza on Sunday, April 28 from 12:30 – 2:30pm</p><p>Come to the New Canaan Museum &amp; Historical Society’s lawn for an afternoon of family fun! Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and favorite teddy bear and we will have crafts and live entertainment with Music by Marcus.&nbsp;All ages are welcome.</p><p>$10 per family for members of the museum. $25 per family for non-members.&nbsp;</p><p>To become a member, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://nchistory.org/membership/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: var( --e-global-color-accent ); background-color: transparent;">https://nchistory.org/membership/</a></p><p>There is a rain date of May 5.</p><p>Register and learn more <a href="https://nchistory.org/teddy-bear-picnic" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://nchistory.org/teddy-bear-picnic/</a></p>

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New Canaan Dog Days Presented by Pet Pantry Warehouse on May 4

<p>The annual<strong>&nbsp;New Canaan Dog Days</strong>&nbsp;hosted by&nbsp;<strong>Pet Pantry Warehouse</strong>&nbsp;at the New Canaan Nature Center is back on Saturday, May 4th. This "ultimate furry FUN-draising event" is a good time for the whole family and benefits the<strong>&nbsp;New Canaan Nature Center</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Adopt-a-Dog</strong>.</p><p>This year's sponsors include (diamond) Raised Right; Earth Animal; First Mate; Open Farm; (silver) Primal; Blue Buffalo; Canidae; Natural Balance; Oma's Pride; Fromm (bronze) Champion; Farmina; Honest Kitchen; Nature's Variety; Nulo; Stella &amp; Chewys; Vital Essentials; Zignature; Weruva/BFF; and Triumph/Evolve.</p><p>This is a FREE event, activities include but are not limited to...</p><p><strong>Ice Cream Pawlour</strong></p><p>Ice cream isn't just for the kid in all of us. At New Canaan Dog Days it's gone to the dogs. The frozen yogurt treats are formulated specifically for dogs. With quality ingredients such as peanut butter, applewood smoked bacon, and bananas, all it takes is one lick for your pup to fall in love with the cool treats. For the cherry on top of the sundae, we have a toppings bar that includes crunchy liver chips.</p><p><strong>Pet Pantry Bone Bar</strong></p><p>Returning for the 6th year, the popular Pet Pantry Bone Bar, staffed with tuxedo-clad Bark Tenders, ready to serve up a bag of quality goodies for your pup. The bar will be stocked with all natural treats, chews and cookies, including options for dogs with allergies.</p><p><strong>Sniffari</strong></p><p>Our Sniffari Tent is for the dog that loves to follow her nose and find treats. This year's Sniffari jungle will be guarded by two new characters - Simba the lion and Raja the tiger. The Sniffari is for all dogs no matter their shape, size, age or fitness level. Coffee with a Cop and Apollo, the Police Dog</p><p><strong>Doggie Beer Garden</strong></p><p>Yes, there is beer for dogs - non-alcoholic and healthy. What's better than a festive beer garden for a warm, spring day? Overlooking the Lure Coursing arena and pastoral nature center, you and your dog can sit and relax with drinks and pretzels.</p><p><strong>Dog Lovers Lure Coursing</strong></p><p>Dogs love to lure course. Once they catch onto the game, they fly around the course. The lure coursing staff are dedicated to safety first and fun. As an added bonus, they offer expert photography to create that lifetime photo of your dog having a great time.</p><p><strong>And, in partnership with Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events </strong></p><p><em>'Paws in Stores'</em>&nbsp;is back and this time there is a Star Wars Theme! Register for your FREE downtown Scavenger Hunt that will take you and your best friend into downtown New Canaan stores. You will be looking for hidden Star Wars Characters. Once completed you will be entered in to a fabulous prize drawing to win a Pet Pantry goody bag and more! There are also prizes for any dogs in costumes. Register NOW to receive the downloadable map and hunt sheet.</p><p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pet-pantry-paws-in-stores-said-with-british-accent-tickets-870961668797" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: var(--eds-control,#3659e3); background-color: transparent;">REGISTER HERE</a></p><p><em>'Tails on the Trails'</em>&nbsp;Scavenger Hunt returns, where you and your faithful friend(s) can enjoy the beauty of New Canaan Nature Center. 100% of proceeds go to Adopt-A-Dog. This year there is a Star Wars theme (May 4th Be Woof You) Pick up your trail map from Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events booth and walk the self-guided trail at your own pace. Write down the numbers you find along the way and when you have completed al 10-digits, call the number and write down the saying. Hand back in your map to be entered into an incredible live prize drawing where you can win a huge Pet Pantry goody bag and other prizes.</p><p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scavenger-hunt-at-new-canaan-dog-days-tickets-870950685947?utm-campaign=social&amp;utm-content=attendeeshare&amp;utm-medium=discovery&amp;utm-term=listing&amp;utm-source=cp&amp;aff=ebdsshcopyurl" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: var(--eds-control,#3659e3); background-color: transparent;">REGISTER HERE</a></p>

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A Conversation About New Canaan’s Invisible Crisis: Domestic Violence

<p><span style="color: black;">New Canaan Library invites the community to an important conversation about </span><strong style="color: black;">New Canaan’s invisible crisis - domestic violence. </strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Moderated by Dede Bartlett, founder of the New Canaan Abuse Prevention Partnership, the program will feature a panel of experts discussing an issue that affects our community and describing what needs to be done to make New Canaan a healthier and safer place for everyone. The event will&nbsp;take place on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Please register to attend; </span><a href="https://www.newcanaanlibrary.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.newcanaanlibrary.org/</a></p><p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">In describing the program, Dede Bartlett said:&nbsp;“</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that affects one in four women in the United States regardless of age, income, or ethnicity. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, and financial, and it can be online or in person. We want to raise awareness about this issue and to provide friends and family with the tools to help loved ones in need.”</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The panel will feature Susanne Adam, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center,&nbsp;Dr. Andrew Gerber, President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital, Michelle Horton, advocate and author of </span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Dear Sister</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">, the story of her sister’s abusive marriage and incarceration, and Connecticut State Representative, Tom O’Dea.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">At the conclusion of the presentation, light refreshments will be provided.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Seventh Annual Lecture & Luncheon for the New Canaan Nature Center on May 9

<p>We invite you to join us for the Seventh Annual Lecture &amp; Luncheon to benefit the New Canaan Nature Center. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the New Canaan Country Club.</p><p> Your attendance at our signature event will help support the Nature Center and its mission to inspire people of all ages to respect, protect and enjoy the world of nature. We are thrilled to welcome Bunny Williams as our guest speaker this year. She will be discussing her new book, BUNNY WILLIAMS: LIFE IN THE GARDEN, the interior design legend gives readers an intimate look at her beloved house and gardens in the Connecticut Berkshires that she has spent the last 40 years developing.</p><p>Considered one of the most talented names in design, Bunny Williams is an accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist known for balancing refined beauty, welcoming livable appeal, and attention to detail. One of Architectural Digest’s “AD100 Hall of Fame” members, Bunny is consistently named on various best-of lists and has been awarded many of the industry’s most prestigious accolades. She is the author of eight design books and is a sought-after speaker and mentor on decoration, gardening, and entertaining.</p><p>Learn more <a href="https://newcanaanchamber.com/2024/04/12/seventh-annual-lecture-luncheon-for-the-new-canaan-nature-center" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://newcanaanchamber.com/2024/04/12/seventh-annual-lecture-luncheon-for-the-new-canaan-nature-center/</a></p>

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Fairfield County Bank Joins CT Bankers Association at Meet the Bankers Event 5/8

<p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">Fairfield County Bank is excited to join the Connecticut Bankers Association's Meet the Bankers event on Wednesday, May 8 at CT State Community College in Bridgeport. The event will be attended by Mayor Ned Lamont and other esteemed guests.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">Join Fairfield County Bank President Dan Berta, along with Walter Romero, AVP, Branch Manager of our Bridgeport office, and Paul Lutsky, VP, Commercial Lender, as they connect with bankers from across the state.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">This free, in-person networking opportunity offers a chance to engage with numerous bankers and community lenders. Discover available bank products and financing options tailored for small businesses like yours. Don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to lenders and establish connections that can help your business thrive.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Learn more and register:&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://members.ctbank.com/events/Details/meet-the-bankers-bridgeport-1049709?sourceTypeId=Website" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">https://members.ctbank.com/events/Details/meet-the-bankers-bridgeport-1049709?sourceTypeId=Website</a></p><p><br></p>

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FC Buzz Weekend of Art and Culture in Fairfield County April 12-14

<p class="ql-align-center"><br></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://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ghost-the-musical/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Ghost the Musical</strong></a></p><p><strong>Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk</strong></p><p>FRIDAY 12 to Apr 28, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company closes their 37th MainStage Season with the romantic and supernatural, Ghost the Musical. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion to an ethereal climax that audiences will never forget. This production will run three weekends from April 12th through the 28th with performances on Fridays &amp; Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday &amp; Sundays at 2pm.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/miel-san-marcos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Miel San Marcos</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Palace Theatre, Stamford</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm</p><p>Join a powerful musical experience with Miel San Marcos. This event promises to be a night of praise and healing for the entire family. Don't miss it, come and receive your blessing.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-graham-parker/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Graham Parker</strong></a></p><p><strong>StageOne, Fairfield</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 7:45 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>Since the 70s when he burst onto the London scene, Graham Parker has been slinging a signature sound across continents and airwaves that has rightly earned him a spot in the pantheon of truly original and influential figures in rock and roll. His early days with his band the Rumour (with whom he has two albums in Rolling Stone's 1987 "Top 100 Albums of All Time") Graham coupled punk's energy with his deeply rooted love of American R&amp;B, country, and soul music. The band built a reputation as</p><p>an incendiary live act, as well. He's got a snotty barroom brawler's rasp and sneer, a soul man's swagger, and an ear for indelible pop songcraft.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/the-magic-school-bus-lost-in-the-solar-system/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>An Evening with Judy Collins</strong></a></p><p><strong>Westport Country Playhouse</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>An award-winning singer-songwriter, esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-kung-fu-with-canopy/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Kung Fu with Canopy</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Warehouse, Fairfield</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/greenwich-symphony-orchestra-concerts-saturday-november-11-sunday-november-12/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Greenwich Symphony Orchestra Concerts</strong></a></p><p><strong>Greenwich High School</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 7:30 am - 9:30 am</p><p>Get ready for a groundbreaking concert which combine live musical performance with visual accompaniment. The Planets by Gustav Holst will be played by the orchestra while a video presentation, The Planets Live, created by Adrian Wyard will appear on screen. The presentation uses NASA images of the planets and original animation cued to follow the conductor. (Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 3:00 pm)</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/j-y-park-piano-competition-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>J.Y. Park Piano Competition</strong></a></p><p><strong>MoCA Westport</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 8:00 am - 12:00 am and 12:00 am - 12:00 am</p><p>The Ninth Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition, generously supported by the Jumy Foundation, is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition, to be held Saturday, April 13, 2024, at MoCA Westport.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/slipstream-elizabeth-gilfilen-solo-exhibition-at-silvermine-galleries-april-13th-may16th/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Slipstream – Elizabeth Gilfilens’ Solo Exhibition</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/slipstream-elizabeth-gilfilen-solo-exhibition-at-silvermine-galleries-april-13th-may16th/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>2024 Instructors Salon</strong></a></p><p><strong>Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>The Silvermine School of Art Instructors are distinguished artist educators offering courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in a wide range of disciplines, while providing an environment and atmosphere in which art and artists can develop and flourish. All are welcome to attend the Artists Reception Saturday April 13th, both shows run until May 16.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/cinderella/" 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 13 to May 19, 12:00 am - 12:00 am</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 wicked stepmother 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/greater-bridgeport-symphony-a-bridge-to-beethoven/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Greater Bridgeport Symphony: A Bridge to Beethoven</strong></a><strong>The Klein, Bridgeport</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>Don’t miss the close of their 78th season with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 8, and two great 20th-century Russian composers who revered Beethoven. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Dr. Nicholas Hardie soloist, GBS’ own Principal Cellist – pay homage to Beethoven, a century and a half later and a thousand miles east.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-scary-pockets-pockets-presents-david-ryan-harris/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Scary Pockets – Pockets Presents David Ryan Harris</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Warehouse, Fairfield</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>Scary Pockets are a rotating roster of world-class musicians who released live funk reimaginations of familiar songs every week from 2017-2023. Since their first recording session in 2017, Scary Pockets have released 400+ videos that have been watched over 400 million times for over 16 million hours on YouTube where their channel has 1M+ subscribers.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/gilded-age-house-tour/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Gilded Age House Tour</strong></a></p><p><strong>Fairfield Museum</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Experience the glamour of the Gilded Age and get a rare glimpse inside two extraordinary Fairfield mansions: the Sturges “White” House (1855) and the Sturges Cottage (1840) located on Mill Plain Green. In conjunction with Fairfield Museum’s special exhibition Money Talks: The Gilded Age in Fairfield, join us anytime between 12 and 4 pm to tour these two exclusive homes and hear about the Gilded Age families who called them home.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/tapestry-of-sound-a-concert-to-benefit-the-community-programs-at-the-meetinghouse/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Tapestry Of Sound – A Concert to benefit the community programs</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm</p><p>Join The Hat City Flutes; Cecilia Burns, Flute with Trombonist and Composer, Thomas Caprino, (whose new orchestral work “LvB: Variations, Extension and Collisions” recently premiered with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra); Singer/songwriter, Sara Vokes; Writer/Actress, Charlotte Hampden; Singer, Isabella Mosquera (recently seen as Dolly Levi in the musical “Hello Dolly”) and Singer, Shriya Kelkar performing a variety of musical styles and the spoken word.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/opening-reception-for-residency-showcase-exhibition/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Opening Reception Spring Exhibition: Taryn McMahon, WATERSHED</strong></a></p><p><strong>Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Celebrate the opening of our Spring Exhibition, "Watershed," an exhibition of layered monotype prints by artist Taryn McMahon in which she explores the entanglements between the human and nonhuman through Northeast Ohio’s waterways.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/grand-standing-iconic-19th-century-hotels/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Grand &amp; Standing</strong></a></p><p><strong>Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will kick-off its 2024 Lecture Series with, “Grand &amp; Standing: Iconic 19th Century Hotels,” featuring Deidre Dinnigan, a renowned archivist who has worked for the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels as well as with prominent New York City institutions and collections that reflect centuries of the city’s culture and change.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/re-creation-vol-2-with-pianist-marko-stuparevic/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Re-Creation of Vol. 2 with Pianist Marko Stuparevic</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wilton Library</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</p><p>An afternoon concert program that will include selections from Schubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/flip-fabrique-in-blizzard/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>FLIP Fabrique in Blizzard</strong></a></p><p><strong>Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14 to Apr 15, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm</p><p>The show explores the question of whether a white-out is a catastrophe or a chance to start over and fix our mistakes. The performance features exciting circus performers, live original music, and breathtaking visual poetry, showcasing the Canadian troupe's talent and ability to create a new blank page.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-a-dog-named-gucci-generously-underwritten-by-earth-animal/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>A Dog Named Gucci – Generously Underwritten by Earth Animal</strong></a></p><p><strong>StageOne, Fairfield</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>A DOG NAMED GUCCI tells the story of a 10-week old puppy named Gucci who was hung by his neck, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the thugs and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night. Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance. Together with local legislators, Doug and Gucci would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama, making domestic animal abuse a felony.</p><p>See these and discover hundreds more events on the&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/fcbuzz-events/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">FCBUZZ EVENTS</a>&nbsp;page at&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">https://culturalalliancefc.org</a>&nbsp;Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/resources/newsletter-sign-up/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">Cultural Alliance eBuzz</a>&nbsp;to receive top picks and spotlights each week in your inbox.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

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