Newfairfield's HamletHub Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:50:40 -0400 Open auditions for Musical Thriller Sweeney Todd in Brookfield

Open auditions are announced for “Sweeney Todd” 

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street—A Musical Thriller

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM,

directed by Craig David Rosen

musical director Sarah Fay

produced by Nicole Veach & Becky Venable 

AUDITIONS will be held Sun., March 25 & Mon., March 26 at 7PM at the theatre located at 184 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield (Rt 25 behind Brookfield Library). Callbacks are scheduled for Sat., March 31 from noon to 3PM (by appointment) 

Show dates are July 6 through July 28 on Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM

Auditioners should prepare 16-bar selections — ballad and upbeat. Please bring 2 copies of your sheet music, a headshot, resume, and all schedule conflicts.

Full audition details may be found on their web site.

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Shake Your Shamrocks at Moonlight Cafe

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Moonlight Cafe.

Special menu for St. Patrick's Day with Live Music and Corned Beef! Come shake your SHAMROCKS with The Bob Cage Band! They're back for another night of great tunes, plus we are cooking up some Irish favorites! Come by and have dinner & dessert and enjoy some live music

Traditional Irish Corned Beef Dinner; corned beef tacos; Vegan Colcannon; festive cupcakes, treats and mint marshmallows. 

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Happy St. Patrick's Day - A Bit o' History on the Holiday

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're wearing the green today, you may like to know a little about the man for whom the holiday is named.

According to, Saint Patrick was born to Catholic parents about 385 in Britain. His father was a nobleman and a deacon. But Saint Patrick's privileged life came to an end at age 16 when he was captured by slave raiders from Ireland. With a large group of prisoners, Saint Patrick was transported to the then pagan island.

Sold as a slave to a king in the northeast, Saint Patrick had the lonely task of tending the pigs and sheep. In the midst of these harsh living conditions, Patrick's faith flourished as he turned to God in prayer.

After being held captive for six years, Saint Patrick heard a voice in his sleep say, "Soon you will go back to your homeland." A short time later, he heard the same voice say, "Your ship is ready."

Trusting in God, Saint Patrick set out on a 200-mile journey through unknown territory. When he arrived at the ship, the captain at first refused to take him. But Patrick prayed to God for help, and the captain changed his mind. Then began a lifetime of dedicating his life to becoming a priest. He envisioned returning to Ireland to teach the Irish about Christianity.

During his 30 years in Ireland, Saint Patrick founded more than 300 churches and baptized more than 120,000 people. Yet he still encountered much opposition, "Daily I expect either murder, robbery, or enslavement," he wrote in his Confessions. He escaped from 12 attempts on his life. Saint Patrick died a natural death on March 17, 461.

By the end of the 7th century, many legends had developed about Saint Patrick. One, of course, says he charmed all the snakes in Ireland and led them to the sea to drown. Another, probably the most popular, is that Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to unbelievers. This is probably why shamrocks, now Ireland's national flower, are worn by the Irish on St Patrick's Day.

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Free Engineering Expo on April 15 2018 in White Plains

LEARN about career opportunities in the engineering field and about career opportunities in fields from bridge and building design to the world of nanotechnology and biochemical. Learn about college curriculum offerings, admission requirements and financial aid information.

MEET representatives of over 40 of the region’s leading learning institutions including Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, RPI and SUNY.

DISCOVER aisles of interactive displays and exhibits focusing on engineering and higher learning opportunities to help you meet the challenges of today’s economic uncertainties.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your educational future, visit this year’s Engineering EXPO.

Learn . . . Meet . . . Discover!  . . . You can be an engineer!

Event for High School and Middle School

Sun, April 15, 2018

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT



White Plains Senior High School

550 North Street

White Plains, NY 10605


Register online for this free expo!

More about the Expo

The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO will celebrate 15 years of inspiring students to "Think Engineering" !

Since its inception in 2003, the Lower Hudson Engineering Expo has dedicated itself to educating young students on the engineering and technology based pursuits. And, this year’s five-hour event, attended by over 4,000 guests, did just that. A positive vibe reigned as parents and children alike wandered among tables occupied by nearly forty top engineering colleges and universities. Representatives from each were on hand to answer questions and enlighten anyone who ventured in and inquired. A panel of recent engineering grads answered questions and spoke about their experiences in three open forum discussion groups, held in a nearby classroom.

Inclusive in the mix of invited attendees were the local Boys and Girl Scout Councils. They offered young scouts attending the event, the opportunity to earn merit badges, as they met a host of requirements outlined on the website.

Engineering EXPO is held annually in the spring. And for the last five years has held its event at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. the event occupied three locations in the massive school complex; the Boys gym, the Girls gym and the cafeteria. Young attendees work on computers, constructing virtual bridges, while others watch mini robots battle it out in staged competition. There are free T-shirts to be had, along with giveaways and a raffles to win prizes. Young engineering hopefuls also compete in the Rude Goldberg Contest and other challenges. A day-long Middle School activity room dubbed "The EXPO Test Lab" is held in the cafeteria, rounding out the day’s attractions.

Leading architectural and engineering colleges and universities are on-hand to provide insight and information on required curriculum. With interactive displays and eye-catching demonstrations provided by local technology firms, all designed to give onlookers a glimpse of the engineering behind everything from bridge design to biochemical research.


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Recipe of the Week: Tasty Glazed Corned Beef Recipe

This tasty recipe's secret is the glaze makes the corned beef crisp on the outside and moist on the inside unlike some of the boiled or crock pot versions. The brown sugar is a perfect compliment to the salty taste. Serve it with boiled red potatoes, carrots & cabbage. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Corned Beef Recipe


    1/2 cup    light brown sugar

    1/3 cup    honey mustard   

       5 lb      corned beef with pickling spices


  •       Heat oven to 325°. 
  •       Place meat in roasting pan and cover with boiling water till 1/2 submerged.
  •       Sprinkle with pickling spices and cover with aluminum foil. 
  •       Bake 2 hours.  Cool in liquid. 
  •       1 hour before serving, drain.
  •       Mix other 2 ingredients, cover beef with it and cook 30 minutes.

 For a little kick you can prepare the following Mustard/Horseradish Sauce

1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp prepared horseradish

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An Evening of One Acts Continue thru March 31 at the Ridgefield Theater Barn

An Evening of One Acts 2018

Featuring 12 plays (some as short as a minute), the Evening of One Acts is always an audience favorite and sure to delight.  Whether navigating the treacherous world of dating, exploring the various intimacies of marriage, or reveling in the excitement and unknowns of first meetings, it promises to be an entertaining evening for all.

An Evening of One Act Plays

Featuring the works of:
Jim Balestrieri, Stephen Baluzy, Susan Goodell, Albi Gorn, Janet Lawler, Carol Mark, Scott Mullen, and Pat O'Neill

Directed by:
Deborah Carlson, Flori Doyle, David Fritsch, Nick Kaye, Debbie Levin, Carol Mark, Kay Mayr, Linda Seay, and Alexis Vournazos

And Starring: 
Chris Ceponis, Brian DeToma, Zach During, Lori Franzese, John Freyer, Larry Greeley, Patti Holzhauer, Nick Kaye, Kelly Kirby, Vincent LaRusso, Cathy Malloy, Kristi McKeever, Roberto Perez, Matthieu Regney, Elaine Reidy, Danette Riso, Stefanie Rosenberg, Stephen Ross, Chhanda Som, Geri Travis, Kay Ullman, Emily Volpintesta, and Donna White

Now through March 31st
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday March 18th & 25th at 2pm

Doors open one hour prior to curtain
Cabaret Seating ~ Bring Food and Drink

Tickets available online at


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What to Know Before You Throw

Here’s how to dispose of prescription drugs properly.

  • Don’t ush medications down the toilet or sink.

    Water quality and wildlife are affected.

  • Delete information on the container. Remove the label or use a permanent marker to cross out personal information.

  • Make excess drugs less dangerous. Mix drugs (liquid or pills) with hot water to dissolve them. Then mix with salt, ashes, saw dust, used coffee grounds or kitty litter.

  • Contain and seal. After mixing, place inside an opaque plastic container and tape it shut.

  • Throw out the container in your trash can. Do not put the container in your recycling bin.

  • Or nd a prescription drug drop box at a police department and drop off excess supply.


This publication is funded in whole by grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the CT Departments of Public Health (DPH) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the of cial views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or HHS.

For resources, go to 

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St. Pattys Day Hike - A Search for Green!

Wear green and join our naturalist, John Foley, for a special St. Patrick’s Day, almost spring hike! We’ll explore the fields and forests of Great Hollow in search of green (tree buds and sprouting plants, of course), while learning some helpful tips on plant identification and keeping our eyes and ears open for any early spring migrant birds. We’ll meet in the visitor’s parking area by the main entrance. $5 per person for non-members; members free. Please email John at to sign up.

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 Route 37, New Fairfield, Connecticut 06812

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center! The Center will be open beginning at 9 AM, and will be serving corned beef sandwiches & dinners, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread from 12 to 8 PM. There will be Irish step dancing with students of the Thorne Academy of Irish Dance at 1 PM, step dancing with students of the Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance at 3 PM, live Irish music from Chicks 'n Sync 4:30 to 7:30 PM, and live Irish music with Steve O'Tree and Friends from 8 to 11 PM! Come enjoy the food, drinks, music and CRAIC at the Center on March 17th!

Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center
6 Lake Ave, Danbury, Connecticut 06810

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TheatreWorks offers Spring Break Intensive

Spring Break Intensive

A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane

Join us as we stroll down memory lane for a musical revue of TWKids' last five seasons! This workshop theme was strongly suggested by our young actors. There will be a performance for family & friends on Friday, April 20th in the evening. Class size is limited.

For students ages 7-17, class meets April 16 - 20 (Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.)

Tuition: $275

Register here

The TheatreWorks Kids Programs offer extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people.

Led by theatre professionals, TWKids encourages creativity, collaboration, and active imaginations in a fun and welcoming environment.


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Free Tasting Event - Salafels

Salafel! What's a Salafel? 

New Super-Food for 2018! Gluten-Free. Organic Chick Peas with 65% Healthy Salmon - Very Unique! Salafel is a fun name to play-off the well known popular “Falafel”. Traditional Falafel Flavor Profile taken to the next level. FRESH - not dried & not processed. 

Turn them into Salafel Balls or Salafel Burger Patties! 

Clean Label! In fact labels can’t get cleaner than this... Healthy Salmon, All Natural Green Chick Peas, All Natural Tahini Paste, California Garlic, Toasted Cumin, Cilantro, Parsley, Black Pepper, Citrus Fiber, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt. 

Come have a free taste this weekend at any Stew Leonard's! Saturday and Sunday 3/17 & 3/18 10:30am-5pm

Stew Leonard's (Danbury, CT)

99 Federal Rd, Danbury, Connecticut 06811
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MTA Reduced St. Patrick's Day Service out of Southeast

Alcoholic Beverages Not Permitted on Trains, Platforms or at Stations on Saint Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17

On Saint Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, to maintain orderly travel for customers, Metro-North will not permit alcoholic beverages on trains, platforms or at stations. MTA Police will confiscate any alcoholic beverages brought onto Metro-North trains and facilities. Customers should buy round-trip tickets in advance using MTA eTix, or arrive at the station early to buy tickets. For passengers traveling to the St. Patrick's Day parade, the following additional service will be provided:

On the Harlem Line

The following additional inbound service will be provided:

  • Departing Southeast at 9:30 AM, stopping at Brewster, Croton Falls, Purdy's, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Bedford Hills, Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua and Pleasantville and then operating express to Harlem-125th Street and arriving at Grand Central Terminal at 10:59 AM. 
  • Departing North White Plains at 9:48 AM, making all local stops to Mt Vernon West and then Harlem-125th Street and arriving at Grand Central Terminal at 10:41 AM.

For customers traveling to and from stations north of Goldens Bridge, 

There will be 5 to 10 minute delays due to infrastructure repair work. Metro-North is performing ongoing repairs to multiple downed power poles & lines damaged by the recent nor'easters. Southbound Saturday afternoon trains scheduled to originate at Southeast will be reduced from half-hourly service to hourly service. Trains departing Southeast at 3:40 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:40 PM and 6:39 PM are cancelled between Southeast and Purdy's and will originate at Goldens Bridge at 4:04 PM, 5:04 PM, 6:04 PM and 7:04 PM, and operate normally from there to Grand Central Terminal. All other scheduled trains from Southeast will operate, including departures to Grand Central Terminal at 3:12 PM, 4:12 PM, 5:12 PM, 6:12 PM and 7:12 PM. For customers planning to travel on Sunday, March 18 please note that substitute busing will be in effect between Southeast and Goldens Bridge, and they should check for details.

Additional PM Outbound Service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines

  • Extra PM trains will operate as demand warrants for outbound travel. 

For train times, see our schedules page, or download TrainTime© to your smartphone for quick access to our schedule.


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Sherman Library 3rd Friday Book Discussion March 16

Sherman Library 3rd Friday Book Discussion
March 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
All Welcome. Refreshments served!
MARCH by Geraldine Brooks. Led by Chris Keenan.
This novel, set before and during the Civil War, recasts Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN from the point of view of the family’s absent father. Inserting his story into the classic tale, Brooks depicts his wrenching experiences as a Union Army chaplain during the conflict. MARCH won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006. "Louisa May Alcott would be well pleased." --The Economist

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Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry

The food pantry is looking for volunteers to stock the shelves and check the expiration dates on products. Volunteers will be needed on Tuesdays or Thursdays between. 1-5 PM. If interested please contact Cindy White at


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Sherman Library Book Sale March 16 & 17

Book Sale 

Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, audio books. Rare and unusual books, DVDs, Music CDs and more. The sale includes lots of new stock including subjects about food, wine, poetry, art, politics, history, and the classics.  Most hardcover are $2 and paperbacks $1. 

All proceeds support the library.


Snow dates 4/6 & 4/7

CONTACT:  Sherman Library  860.354.2455
LOCATION: Library Lower Level

THE SHERMAN LIBRARY 1 Sherman Center, Sherman. CT

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