Newfairfield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield Thu, 24 May 2018 19:19:56 -0400 HamletHub.com M.F.A. recipients at WCSU to exhibit works at New York gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/life/44397-m-f-a-recipients-at-wcsu-to-exhibit-works-at-new-york-gallery44397-m-f-a-recipients-at-wcsu-to-exhibit-works-at-new-york-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/life/44397-m-f-a-recipients-at-wcsu-to-exhibit-works-at-new-york-gallery44397-m-f-a-recipients-at-wcsu-to-exhibit-works-at-new-york-gallery

Six Western Connecticut State University graduate student recipients of the Master of Fine Arts degree in 2018 will present their works in the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition running from June 19 through July 7 at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York.

An opening reception for the artists will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the gallery, located on the fourth floor at 530 W. 25th St. in Manhattan. Admission will be free to the reception and the exhibition, and the public is invited. The gallery will be open for viewing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The WCSU Department of Art organizes the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition each year as a capstone experience demonstrating the personal artistic direction and mastery of candidates for the M.F.A. in Visual Arts, expressed in the works they present for viewing. The following M.F.A. students will show their works in this year’s exhibition:

  • Jesse Navarra, of Stormville, New York, earned his B.A. in Illustration at WCSU and received the School of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s Award in 2016 for his initiatives to bridge disciplines in the Art and Theatre Arts departments. His M.F.A. thesis work explores nostalgia as expressed through cinema, creating vintage movie posters that evoke emotion through memories. Navarra observed that his works share the common theme of story-telling: “I take my childhood love of movies, sports and comics and use that as inspiration to create my work.” He has participated in juried exhibitions and art charity events in Connecticut and New York. The winter 2018 issue of Illustrators Journal published a feature describing the step-by-step progression of his creation of the work, “Plastic Ocean Project.”
  • Jennifer Oliveira-Florio, of North Haven, earned her B.A. in Painting from Central Connecticut State University, where she received the Capstone Show Award in 2016. Her three-dimensional, abstract and gestural works shown in the thesis exhibition incorporate acrylics, mixed media and encaustic, a painting technique that involves melting beeswax and resin to create a medium typically mixed with pigments and applied with heat. Oliveira-Florio has gained experience in her specialization at encaustic workshops in New England and as a regular contributor to the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts, since 2015. “As a painter, I have always been concerned with process, surface and materials,” she said. “The practice of encaustic has become an extension of my own vision, to the point where technique and esthetic have fused like the paintings themselves.” She has participated in several exhibitions in Connecticut and in the Community Central Mosaic project in New Britain, “48 Artists, 48 Feet, 48 Hours.”
  • Jonathan Schreyer, of Monroe, earned his B.A. in Illustration at WCSU. He has shown his works at several local galleries and has served as a WCSU Gallery assistant as well as a studio assistant for Ross MacDonald, internationally acclaimed illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker. Schreyer uses oil paint, clay, wood, plaster and wire to create works of portraiture as well as mixed-media works in three-dimensional form. He described his creative process as based on observation of reality but also incorporating the subconscious and unreal. “We are aware of an outer world, and at the same time we exist in an internal space,” he said. “My handling of material is intended to portray the clash of dualities and speaks to the tension between these worlds.” 
  • Barbara Sinisi, of Wethersfield, earned her B.A. in Illustration at WCSU and has focused on painting during her M.F.A. studies. Her works in various media including acrylics, pastels, spray paint and charcoal draw upon reminiscences of her extensive travels during her youth in North America and Europe, including summer visits to Poland and spelunking adventures. “As an escape from the nonsense of reality, I create portals to other dimensions from the nonsense in my head,” Sinisi said. Her works use the organic shapes found in plants “to convey a sense of mystery and magic,” inspiring exploration of themes drawn from fantasy and cartoon storytelling, she said. “Cartoons can be mature and childish all at once, full of contradiction, whimsy, joy and darkness.”
  • Alyssa Voytek, of New Milford, received her B.A. in Painting at WCSU as well as honors including the Alberetti Award for Excellence in Painting. Works completed during her M.F.A. program have included oils on canvas, gouache on board and large-scale charcoal drawings on paper. “I aim to push the boundaries of still-life painting,” Voytek observed. “I am inspired by the quiet, unstaged, usually unseen moments of beauty in our everyday lives. These moments of light, organic repetition or reflection often find their way into my finished work.” She has served as a teaching assistant at WCSU and has participated in exhibitions at several Connecticut venues including Art & Frame Gallery, the Silo Gallery and the Kent Art Association.
  • Erin Walrath, of Roxbury, is an assemblage and collage artist who has participated in more than 40 solo and group exhibitions during the past two decades. A graduate of the European Honors Program in Rome and a B.F.A. recipient from the Rhode Island School of Design, she spent several years in Italy, England and Brooklyn before returning to her native Danbury in 2004 to establish her present studio. She has shown widely across New York, Connecticut and New England, and is represented by John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York, where she also presented a solo exhibition this spring. “I see incidental beauty in the worn surface of objects, such as discarded books, that have been battered by time and will soon be rendered obsolete,” Walrath said. “I dismantle and distill them in the studio, ending up with pieces that feel to me like pixels, brush strokes or individual figures that may then be gathered together to invoke new meaning. In this way, my studio practice often feels like an homage to the comforting processes of nature.”

For more information, visit the Blue Mountain Gallery website at www.bluemountaingallery.org, or call the WCSU Department of Art at (203) 837-8403 or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

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kerry@ducey.org (Robert Taylor) Life Thu, 24 May 2018 15:17:02 -0400
Summer Reading Volunteer Application Available Online https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/44395-summer-reading-volunteer-application-available-online44395-summer-reading-volunteer-application-available-online https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/44395-summer-reading-volunteer-application-available-online44395-summer-reading-volunteer-application-available-online

Summer Reading Volunteer Application is Now Online. Students going into grade 9 and up can access the New Fairfield library's application online. Just go to the following link, complete the application, and attend one of the four training sessions. Just follow this link to the application

SUMMER READING PROGRAM RUNS FROM JUly 2nd. UNTIL AUG. 10th.

• Volunteers must be going into 9th grade or higher.
• All volunteers must have a valid, fine free, library card.
• All volunteer applications must be completed and submitted by May 25.
• Students are required to volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours.
• Students may only volunteer for one shift per day.
• Phone the Children’s Room if you cannot do your shift, (203) 312-5682.
• Students who do not show up for an assigned shift, and have not called the library, will be removed from the schedule.

Each volunteer must have their own unique email address. (Siblings can not use the same email address.) After training, if you are selected to volunteer, you will receive an invitation from SignUp.com via e-mail. All volunteer scheduling will be done through SignUp.com. Please check your spam folder.

Parental approval is required for all volunteers under the age of 18. 

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jcaiola@newfairfieldlibrary.org (New Fairfield Library) Places Thu, 24 May 2018 15:15:44 -0400
All in Poker Run June 2 at Brewster Elks Lodge https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/44393-all-in-poker-run-june-2-at-brewster-elks-lodge44393-all-in-poker-run-june-2-at-brewster-elks-lodge https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/44393-all-in-poker-run-june-2-at-brewster-elks-lodge44393-all-in-poker-run-june-2-at-brewster-elks-lodge

ALL IN Poker Run! All are welcome! Route starts and ends at Brewster Elks Lodge with 3 stops along the way. Prize for the best hand of the day!

Riders $30, passenger $20 (includes BBQ)

Registration begins at 9am.

First bike out at 9:30am, last bike out at 11:30am.

BBQ lunch & music at 12:30pm.

Last bike in at 2:00pm.

50/50, raffles, prizes, and more!

Questions? Email us! aquirkybunch@gmail.com

The Quirky Bunch is helping the Alzheimer's Association support those affected by the disease in loving memory of Marguerite Quirk. In 2017 The Quirky Bunch met and exceeded our fundraising goal by raising over $15,000; help us surpass this amount for 2018!!

All proceeds from this event benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Sat, June 2, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Brewster Elks Lodge

1430 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Brewster Elks) Charities Thu, 24 May 2018 11:42:36 -0400
ACT of Connecticut Presents Mamma Mia! Naming Opportunities and Tickets https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/44396-act-of-connecticut-presents-mamma-mia-naming-opportunities-and-tickets44396-act-of-connecticut-presents-mamma-mia-naming-opportunities-and-tickets https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/44396-act-of-connecticut-presents-mamma-mia-naming-opportunities-and-tickets44396-act-of-connecticut-presents-mamma-mia-naming-opportunities-and-tickets

ACT of Connecticut will open their curtains for the first time on June 7 with the production of Mamma Mia! While the inaugural Gala performance is sold out, the show runs through July 1 and tickets are still available. Reserve your seat HERE. 
 
Mamma Mia! will be the first show performed in the newly renovated, state of the art theater located at 36 Old Quarry Road in Ridgefield.
Write your name Connecticut's history books.  ACT of Connecticut has announced naming opportunities! 
 
Donate to ACT and have your family or business remembered as part of the story! ACT of Connecticut is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible donation will help us to achieve our mission of bringing Broadway-caliber theatre and youth education to Ridgefield and Fairfield and Westchester counties. Please click here today to reserve your piece of history!

Seat Naming Opportunity

A donation of $1000 will allow you to “name” a seat in the gorgeous, state-of-the-art ACT auditorium. Your name or message (three lines, 24 characters in each line) will be beautifully engraved on a plaque and placed on your seat. There are 174 seats available.

“Bench Slat” Naming Opportunity

A donation of $250 will allow you to name one of the re-purposed bench slats from the original Schlumberger auditorium benches. The slats are now being used in a dramatic pattern on the auditorium walls for decorative and sound absorption purposes. Your name or message (two lines, 24 characters in each line) will be engraved on a plaque and placed on our “wall of fame” in the ACT lobby. 300 slats available.

About ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre)

ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), premier Equity theater located in the renowned Schlumberger auditorium in Ridgefield, CT. Founded and led by three accomplished theater professionals, the contemporary theater will present limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway plays and musicals, as well as world premiere plays and musicals by the next generation of writers and composers. The theater company is expected to produce four shows per season, each show featuring both NYC Broadway and local Fairfield and Westchester County talent. In addition to fully-produced main stage productions, ACT of CT will host youth education classes, masterclasses, camps, workshops and a conservatory program for high school students.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Thu, 24 May 2018 10:49:09 -0400
Cultural Arts Coalition to turn Brewster Founder’s Day into Brewster Fall Festival https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/44394-cultural-arts-coalition-to-turn-brewster-founder-s-day-into-brewster-fall-festival44394-cultural-arts-coalition-to-turn-brewster-founder-s-day-into-brewster-fall-festival https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/44394-cultural-arts-coalition-to-turn-brewster-founder-s-day-into-brewster-fall-festival44394-cultural-arts-coalition-to-turn-brewster-founder-s-day-into-brewster-fall-festival

The Cultural Arts Coalition comes to the rescue! This April, the Coalition for a Better Brewster informed the Village that they would be unable to run the Annual Founder’s Day event that was held every September on Main Street in Brewster. Many were disappointed that the annual tradition was in jeopardy of being cancelled unless another organization picked up the reigns. With such a short amount of time to arrange the major event, it was unlikely that any organization would be able to step in.

Enter The Cultural Arts Coalition! The Cultural Arts Coalition is not only spearheading the restoration of the Old Town Hall (a historic landmark located at 67 Main Street within the Village of Brewster) but also is the organization coordinating the Annual Brewster Music Festival that is scheduled to take place on June 9th at Wells Park.

On May 23, 2018 the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees approved the Cultural Arts Coalition’s request to turn Brewster Founder’s Day into the Brewster Fall Festival. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018, rain or shine.

“This event is too important to the residents, businesses, and organizations of our community. We need to continue the tradition,” explained Margaret Carey, Editor of Brewster HamletHub and Director of Public Relations for the Cultural Arts Coalition, “It is the day where we all can walk up and down Main Street to find out about all the exciting things Brewster has to offer while meeting friends and neighbors along the way.”

President of the Cultural Arts Coalition, Judy Marano stated, “The Cultural Arts Coalition is eager to help with the revitalization of the Village of Brewster. Our work has begun on The Old Town Hall Theater, but we still need to raise funds to continue our work. The Brewster Fall Festival will be a fundraiser to help us bring the theater back to life and provide the community with a fun filled day!”

For over 25 years, the Coalition for a Better Brewster brought us the Brewster Founder’s Day Street Fair. Their work resulted in many happy memories and smiling faces in the heart of Brewster and we thank them for their efforts. The Cultural Arts Coalition is in the process of developing a website which will contain information on registering for vendor space, food booths, entertainment and more. An interest meeting is scheduled for June 18 at 7pm at the Studio Around the Corner located at the back entrance of 67 Main Street in Brewster. Visit www.BrewsterFallFestival.com for updated information, to sign up for the e-newsletter, to express an interest in having a vendor booth space or to RSVP to the June 18th interest meeting. Sponsorship opportunities are available, interested parties should contact brewsterfallfestival@gmail.com.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Cultural Arts Coalition) Neighbors Thu, 24 May 2018 09:28:45 -0400
ABA Auctions Features Amazing Artwork at Patterson June 1 & 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44392-aba-auctions-features-amazing-artwork-at-patterson-june-1-244392-aba-auctions-features-amazing-artwork-at-patterson-june-1-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44392-aba-auctions-features-amazing-artwork-at-patterson-june-1-244392-aba-auctions-features-amazing-artwork-at-patterson-june-1-2

In June, ABA Auctions will be holding a divorce liquidation auction on June 1 & 2 at Patterson Recreation. ABA loves Patterson. From when they were invited for a single event years ago, the community rallied and requested they return. The community made them feel welcome and appreciated. “It’s helpful to have a ‘home’ in Putnam County that gives us access to our clients in Dutchess and Northern Fairfield County, with whom we don’t get many opportunities to visit,” states ABA.

Buying at auction is an experience as much as an opportunity. When you arrive at the auction site on Saturday or Sunday, an ABA team member will be on hand to greet you and give you a quick tour of the auction room(s). You will be shown where to register for the auction and directed to preview the area to see the lots we have available for auctioning.

There are A LOT of auction lots to view and inspect. ABA does not often specify the condition of everything that is sold during the auction. Take advantage of the auction preview period to personally inspect and research any items that catch your interest.

Rugs have details attached and furniture usually has a spec sheet available. If you have any questions about a particular item, just ask. We’re around and more than happy to answer any of your questions. Or you can ask another attendee…some of our clients have been coming to our auctions for years and they can often answer any questions about the process. And you might make a new friend! This is a social event as much as a sale.

Artwork often has certificates affixed to the back. This auction has a variety of Framed Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Lithographs by noted artists Dali, Picasso, Erte, Olbinski, Chagall, Webster, Dubuffet, Bergner, Chen, Tarkay, Miro, Warhol, Rockwell, and dozens more. Local emerging artists are also represented, including Chillington and Bryden. Bronze sculptures and installation pieces available.

Featured items include:

Ghambaro - original Oil on Canvas Painting EST - $3,000-$5,000

Peter Max - original mixed media EST $1,000-$2,500

Peter Max - original Mixed Media EST - $1,000-$2,500

Larry Rivers - original oil on canvas EST - $15,00-$20,000

Stokely Webster - original oil on canvas EST - $25,000-$40,000

Max Ernst - original oil on canvas EST - $35,000-50,000

Keith Haring - Original Marker EST - $3,000-$6,000

Friday June 1st – Preview at 6:30 pm – Auction 7:30pm **Food and refreshments will be served**

Saturday June 2nd – Preview 12pm – Auction 1pm

Items relocated for convenience of sale to:

Patterson Recreation Center

65 Front St

Patterson, NY 12563

We never charge a fee to enter and you are never under any obligation to bid on anything. Cash, Check, Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Click here for more details.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (ABA Auctions) Events Thu, 24 May 2018 04:32:05 -0400
NF Rebels Music Boosters 2nd Annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Brunch https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44391-nf-rebels-music-boosters-2nd-annual-senior-citizen-appreciation-brunch44391-nf-rebels-music-boosters-2nd-annual-senior-citizen-appreciation-brunch https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44391-nf-rebels-music-boosters-2nd-annual-senior-citizen-appreciation-brunch44391-nf-rebels-music-boosters-2nd-annual-senior-citizen-appreciation-brunch

Come and enjoy as we celebrate and show our appreciation for the Senior Citizens of our community!  NF Come to be entertained and to eat!
 
Please think of loved ones who would enjoy our musical performances; invite them to come and hear a line up of numbers that will be performed by the Chamber Singers, the Jazz Band as well as solos, duets and trios, and then our HS students will be serving a delicious brunch following the short concert! 
 
Where:  NFHS Auditorium & NFMS Cafeteria
When:  Saturday, May 26 10am-12:30pm
 
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Vanessa Rome ) Events Wed, 23 May 2018 12:48:21 -0400
Logue Earns Spot on Emmanuel College Dean's List for Spring 2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/life/44387-logue-earns-spot-on-emmanuel-college-dean-s-list-for-spring-201844387-logue-earns-spot-on-emmanuel-college-dean-s-list-for-spring-2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/life/44387-logue-earns-spot-on-emmanuel-college-dean-s-list-for-spring-201844387-logue-earns-spot-on-emmanuel-college-dean-s-list-for-spring-2018

Stephanie Logue of New Fairfield was recently named to the Emmanuel College Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean's List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Emmanuel College) Life Wed, 23 May 2018 09:05:21 -0400
WCSU to host Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, Welcomes Students from 13 Local High Schools https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44389-wcsu-to-host-who-wants-to-be-a-mathematician-welcomes-students-from-13-local-high-schools44389-wcsu-to-host-who-wants-to-be-a-mathematician-welcomes-students-from-13-local-high-schools https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44389-wcsu-to-host-who-wants-to-be-a-mathematician-welcomes-students-from-13-local-high-schools44389-wcsu-to-host-who-wants-to-be-a-mathematician-welcomes-students-from-13-local-high-schools

Western Connecticut State University will host students from 13 high schools in Connecticut and New York participating in the American Mathematical Society’s “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician” Fair and Contest to be held at WCSU on Thursday, May 31, on the university’s Midtown campus in Danbury.

The WCSU Department of Mathematics is coordinating the local AMS-sponsored event, which marks the second “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician” fair at WCSU. Each of the 13 high schools will be represented by one student who has qualified as a contestant in the competition testing mathematical knowledge and skills. The 13 contestants have been selected based on scores in a qualifying exam administered by high school mathematics teachers with questions on algebra, trigonometry, probability and math history.

The AMS will award the winning contestant a guaranteed cash prize of $1,000, with the chance to earn an additional $2,000 in the bonus round. The second-place contestant will receive a $500 prize.

Connecticut participants in the event will include Danbury High School and Immaculate High School, of Danbury; Bethel High School; Brookfield High School; Greenwich High School; Kennedy High School, of Waterbury; Naugatuck High School; New Fairfield High School; New Milford High School; Newtown High School; Nonnewaug High School, of Woodbury; and Shepaug Valley School, of Washington. Pawling High School, of Dutchess County, New York, also will participate.

More than 400 students, teachers and family members from the participating high schools are expected to attend the event to support their contestants. The program also will feature a Math Fair that will include campus tours, presentations about the Kathwari Honors Program and scholarship opportunities at WCSU, and talks and displays showcasing research by WCSU mathematics students and alumni.

“Who Wants to Be a Mathematician,” created in 2001, is a game in which high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple-choice mathematics questions. Mike Breen, AMS public awareness officer and co-founder of the event as well as a onetime contestant on “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” said that the competition “values and encourages mathematical talent. While sports are usually celebrated, it is wonderful that students interested in mathematics can also be encouraged.”

WCSU Department of Mathematics Chair Dr. Stavros Christofi remarked that the event provides an entertaining and exciting showcase for math education.

“You really have to experience this contest to realize how fascinating it is!” Christofi said. “Mike Breen does an excellent job hosting it and the energy the student attendees from the high schools bring to the game is amazing. Imagine being at an excellent football game — only it’s a math competition!”

The AMS, a primary sponsor of the event, seeks to advance research and connect the diverse global mathematical community through publications, meetings, conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, and advocacy and awareness programs. Other event sponsors include Newtown Savings Bank, the Art of Problem Solving, Texas Instruments, Maplesoft, John Wiley and Sons, the WCSU Department of Mathematics and the WCSU Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society chapter. Christofi expressed special thanks to the WCSU Math Planning Committee and to participating speakers, students, teachers and staff at the 13 high schools represented at the event and at WCSU.

For more information, contact Christofi at christofis@wcsu.edu or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

     

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kerry@ducey.org (Robert Taylor) Events Wed, 23 May 2018 08:38:12 -0400
Purple Party on the Patio June 6 to benefit the Women's Center of Greater Danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/44390-purple-party-on-the-patio-june-6-to-benefit-the-women-s-center-of-greater-danbury44390-purple-party-on-the-patio-june-6-to-benefit-the-women-s-center-of-greater-danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/44390-purple-party-on-the-patio-june-6-to-benefit-the-women-s-center-of-greater-danbury44390-purple-party-on-the-patio-june-6-to-benefit-the-women-s-center-of-greater-danbury

Join us for a fun multi-chamber networking evening of food, wine and shopping while supporting an amazing organization! A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Women's Center of Greater Danbury.
 
Guests are encouraged to wear purple to show their support of ending domestic violence.
 

Wednesday, June 6 at 5 PM - 7 PM
Anthony's Lake Club Catering
10 Christopher Columbus Ave, Danbury, Connecticut 06810


$25 member; $35 non-members

Purchase your tickets online

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (GREATER DANBURY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) Charities Wed, 23 May 2018 08:33:28 -0400
Big Events in Sherman this Weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44361-big-events-in-sherman-this-weekend44361-big-events-in-sherman-this-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44361-big-events-in-sherman-this-weekend44361-big-events-in-sherman-this-weekend

We’re counting down the hours until Sherman’s big Memorial Day weekend events!

There may still be time for women to RSVP for the library’s spirited, sociable Women’s Soirée on Friday, May 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy wine, champagne, buffet dinner, raffles, door prizes, and the company of friends and neighbors. This special event also includes a silent auction and off-the-rack items of new and like-new handbags, scarves, jewelry and sunglasses—all to be sold to benefit the library. This is a not-to-be-missed chance to wine, dine, mingle and shop. Tickets $25 in advance at the library or $30 online at www.shermanlibrary.org. For more information contact Millie Loeb at 860-354-2455 or mloeb@biblio.org The Library is at 1 Sherman Center.

Saturday kicks off THREE BIG SALES. All run Saturday and Sunday. Please see below for times so you can make time for each!

        BARN SALE: The 30th annual, fundraising Barn Sale at the Sherman Historical Society. Proceeds this year will go to repair and restoration of this landmark barn. Come early for the awesome bargains, fantastic finds, and wonderful quality items (including estate donations such as original oil paintings, two matching horse hair chairs, two matching mahogany tilt-top tables, curio cabinet, antique brass bird cage, caned high chair and more!). Stay—or come back—for lunchtime hot dogs and beverages. The Old Store gift shop, which always has wonderful items in stock, will be open as well. The Historical Society is located at 10 Route 37 Center, with convenient parking nearby. HOURS: Sat: 9 am to 3 pm. Sun: 9 am to noon.

        BOOK SALE: Check out the Sherman Library Book Saleat 1 Sherman Center. There will be thousands of books, organized for easy browsing, plus rare books, audio books and DVDs. HOURS: Sat: 9 am to 4 pm. Sun: 9 am to noon.

        TAG SALE: Just a hop/skip from the Center is the Jewish Community Center Tag Sale, which always features a wonderful array of treasures!The JCC is located at 9 Route 39 South. HOURS: Sat: 9 am to 4 pm. Sun: 9 am to noon.

        All of the monies raised from the above events goes to support these worthy non-profit organizations, their buildings and the many wonderful programs for- and services to- the community.

        All these sales must close promptly at noon because Sherman Center closes to traffic shortly afterward for the 50th Annual Memorial Day Parade at 1pm. This year’s theme will be “The Roaring ’20s.”

And while you’re making plans, consider these:

        CT Open House Day at the Sherman Historical Society Northrop House Museum, Saturday June 9th noon-3pm, is the opening of the Society’s newest (and very fashionable) exhibit: “The Way You Wear Your Hat...A Collections of Hats Through the Decades.” It’s elegant and educational! The day will also feature the Opening of the Roger Sherman Learning Center with a ribbon-cutting event at 2pm.

        We hope to see you for all the holiday weekend’s special events, but, most importantly, we hope that you take time to pause and remember. We enjoy our freedom because of those who fought and sacrificed all for it. Everyday—but especially on Memorial Day—let us honor all those who have served and serve today with our deepest respect, pride, and appreciation.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Sherman Historical Society) Events Wed, 23 May 2018 05:46:00 -0400
New Fairfield Residents Asked to Submit Property Damage for FEMA https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/politics/44388-new-fairfield-residents-asked-to-submit-property-damage-for-fema44388-new-fairfield-residents-asked-to-submit-property-damage-for-fema https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/politics/44388-new-fairfield-residents-asked-to-submit-property-damage-for-fema44388-new-fairfield-residents-asked-to-submit-property-damage-for-fema

The Town of New Fairfield has been directed by the State to begin damage assessment for submission to FEMA. To qualify for reimbursement, we must provide documentation of at least 3 million dollars in damage town wide. There will be Town employees assessing damage throughout town, however it is important for us to gather as much documentation as possible.

Please send photos and copies of repair estimates if you have them (including tree removal) to the following e-mail address:

nfstormdamage@newfairfield.org 

Please include the following information:

Name, address, phone number.
Is home accessible?
Cause of damage (tree,flooding, wind, etc)
Insurance (yes or no)?
Detailed description of damage

You can also call 203-312-5600 for assistance.


Special thanks to Sarah Sanborn for helping inform the community!

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Town of New Fairfield) Politics Wed, 23 May 2018 05:35:42 -0400
Chris Herren Visit Postponed https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/44328-chris-herren-coming-back-to-new-fairfield44328-chris-herren-coming-back-to-new-fairfield https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/44328-chris-herren-coming-back-to-new-fairfield44328-chris-herren-coming-back-to-new-fairfield

CHRIS HERREN POSTPONED!

Unfortunately, due to delays caused by our recent storm damage, we have to postpone our visit by Chris Herren that was scheduled for May 24th. STAY TUNED! We are working on a new date! Thank you for your support of this terrific event.

https://www.youcaring.com/newfairfieldcommunity-1060329


 

Chris Herren coming back to New Fairfield!

We're counting down the days until Chris Herren's visit to NF on May 24th! He'll be speaking to 8th - 11th grade students during the day and presenting to the community in the evening. Please donate what you can so we can make this a free event!
Thanks for your support. We are #nfrebelstrong

https://www.youcaring.com/newfairfieldcommunity-1060329

Chris Herren's riveting presentation will have a powerful impact on a new wave of students who were only in elementary school last time he was here. Chris will be presenting to students in the afternoon and to the community in the evening.

We hope you will support this important event with a donation so we can offer this to our community as a free event. Any amount is appreciated!

In 2012, Connecticut ranked last in the nation for opioid deaths, but by 2015, we ranked 12th. Opioid-related deaths in the state have grown at 4 times the rate of the national average. Death rates from prescription opioid overdoses and other illicit drugs are higher in suburbs and rural areas than in the urban areas in Connecticut. This is a local problem, and we ask you to be part of our local solution.

Please consider making a donation today. Thank you! Together, withyour help, and the support of #HVCASA and #NFYouthCommission we can stay #nfrebelstrong

Watch Chris Herren here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5k_vcjQPg

Please donate here:
https://www.youcaring.com/newfairfieldcommunity-1060329

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (New Fairfield Prevention Council) Charities Tue, 22 May 2018 19:00:50 -0400
New Fairfield Veterans Association Collected Used Flags on May 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/life/44386-new-fairfield-veterans-association-collected-used-flags-on-may-2644386-new-fairfield-veterans-association-collected-used-flags-on-may-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/life/44386-new-fairfield-veterans-association-collected-used-flags-on-may-2644386-new-fairfield-veterans-association-collected-used-flags-on-may-26

The New Fairfield Veterans Association wishes to announce that they will be at the STOP & SHOP this Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, collecting used American flags for proper disposal at a later date. The NFVA considers this to be a continuing service to the Town of New Fairfield.

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the NFVA will have the privilege of representing the Town of New Fairfield, at the Memorial Day Parade, in Sherman, which starts in the afternoon.

On Monday, May 28, 2018, the NFVA will close out the Memorial Day weekend with a solemn ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in the Town Green which will begin at around 10:15 AM.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Thomas Buckley) Life Tue, 22 May 2018 17:42:40 -0400
Pride in the Park 2018 on June 9 at Mathews Park in Norwalk https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44383-pride-in-the-park-2018-on-june-9-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk44383-pride-in-the-park-2018-on-june-9-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk https://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/44383-pride-in-the-park-2018-on-june-9-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk44383-pride-in-the-park-2018-on-june-9-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk

Pride in the Park 2018, Fairfield County's LGBTQ Pride festival, will take place on Saturday, June 9 at Mathews Park in Norwalk from noon to 8:00 pm. Admission is FREE and this event is open to ALL. The event is sponsored by Triangle Community Center.

Pride in the Park is a family-friendly Pride festival that brings you, internationally-known entertainers and local performers. Past entertainers have included Trixie Mattel, Julie Goldman, Crystal Waters, Raven and JuJubee, Tiffany, and Haus of Edwards. 

Pride in the Park is the Connecticut experience for the LGBTQ community. We hope you visit Pride this year, stop by one of the vendor booths selling local crafts or delicious food, or get connected with a local agency or organization that supports the LGBTQ community. You and your family are invited to Pride not just for exciting entertainment and vendors, but activities for you and your kids, like face painting, hula hooping, and so much more! Pride in the Park also offers a 21+ VIP area!

There's a lot for families at Pride in the Park as well. Our activities include a special reading circle with the Darien Library, hula hooping, face painting, and other fun activities for you and your kids! We welcome all at Pride in the Park.

Since its inaugural year in 2014, Pride in the Park has welcomed hundreds of guests. We are proud today that in the following years, Pride in the Park has welcomed over 3,000 guests each year. If you or your business wants to support the event while reaching thousands of LGBTQ people in our area, take a look at sponsoring Pride in the Park or taking out an ad in the 2018 Fairfield County Pride Guide by following the links provided above and in the images below.

Be part of the celebration. Be part of our community. Be proud!

Learn more about Pride in the Park and volunteer HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (Pride in the Park) Events Tue, 22 May 2018 14:35:00 -0400