Trumbull's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull Tue, 07 Feb 2023 01:03:00 -0500 HamletHub.com Katie Marchand of Trumbull High School is the 2022-23 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Cross Country Player of the Year https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/neighbors/2343-katie-marchand-of-trumbull-high-school-is-the-2022-23-gatorade-connecticut-girls-cross-country-player-of-the-year2343-katie-marchand-of-trumbull-high-school-is-the-2022-23-gatorade-connecticut-girls-cross-country-player-of-the-year https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/neighbors/2343-katie-marchand-of-trumbull-high-school-is-the-2022-23-gatorade-connecticut-girls-cross-country-player-of-the-year2343-katie-marchand-of-trumbull-high-school-is-the-2022-23-gatorade-connecticut-girls-cross-country-player-of-the-year

In its 38th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Katie Marchand of Trumbull High School is the 2022-23 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Cross Country Player of the Year.

Marchand is the first Gatorade Connecticut Girls Cross Country Player of the Year to be chosen from Trumbull High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Marchand as Connecticut’s best high school girls cross country player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Player of the Year award to be announced in January, Marchand joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners, including Natalie Cook (2021-22, Flower Mound High School, Flower Mound, Texas), Katelyn Tuohy (2019-20, North Rockland High School, Thiels, N.Y.), Megan Goethals (2009-10, Rochester High School, Rochester Hills, Mich.) and Jordan Hasay (2008-09, Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School, San Luis Obispo, Calif.).

The 4-foot-11 junior raced to a second-place finish at the State Open individual championships this past season with a time of 19:11, leading the Eagles to fifth place as a team. Marchand won the Division LL Championships, helping Trumbull take third, and finished fourth at the New England Championships, making her the top Connecticut competitor at the event. She also took 15th at the Champs Sports Northeast Regional Championships.

A secretary in her school’s chapter of Future Farmers of America, Marchand has served as an officer in the Interact Club. She has volunteered locally with Trumbull Sustainable Youth, at Bridgeport Hospital, on behalf of the Rotary Club and for TopsSoccer, a program that supports children with disabilities. She also worked as a counselor at a local youth running camp.

“Katie Marchand learned valuable lessons from challenging early season races to ascend to a higher level in the postseason, especially in her resounding victory at the Division LL Championships and runner-up showing at the State Open Championships,” said Erik Boal, an editor for DyeStat.com. “She followed those strong efforts with an impressive fourth-place performance at the New England Championships before finishing 15th at the Champs Sports Northeast Regional Championships.”

Marchand has maintained a weighted 4.81 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which leverages experts including coaches, scouts, media and others as sources to help evaluate and determine the state winners in each sport.

Marchand joins recent Gatorade Connecticut Girls Cross Country Players of the Year Rachel St. Germain (2021-22, Somers High School), Kate Wiser (2020-21, Pomperaug High School), and Sydney Masciarelli (2019-20 & 2018-19, Marianapolis Preparatory School), among the state’s list of former award winners. Being a Gatorade Player of the Year means paying it forward for the next generation. Through Gatorade’s Play it Forward initiative, every Player of the Year receives a grant to give to one of Gatorade’s social impact partners, supporting Gatorade’s ambition to fuel the future of sport.

To date, Gatorade Player of the Year winners’ grants have totaled more than $3.5 million across more than 1,300 organizations. For nearly 40 years, Gatorade has honored high school athletes at the top of their game as teammates, supporting their communities and achieving academic success. From CEOs and coaches to star athletes and community leaders, Gatorade Player of the Year winners showcase the power of sport.

To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate studentathletes, visit playeroftheyear.gatorade.com or follow us on social media on Facebook at facebook.com/GatoradePOY, Instagram at instagram.com/Gatorade and Twitter at twitter.com/Gatorade

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kerry@ducey.org (Gatorade) Neighbors Mon, 30 Jan 2023 07:05:56 -0500
2nd Annual Winter Cornhole Tournament Benefit for Homes for the Brave https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2341-2nd-annual-winter-cornhole-tournament-benefit-for-homes-for-the-brave2341-2nd-annual-winter-cornhole-tournament-benefit-for-homes-for-the-brave https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2341-2nd-annual-winter-cornhole-tournament-benefit-for-homes-for-the-brave2341-2nd-annual-winter-cornhole-tournament-benefit-for-homes-for-the-brave

Cornhole players from around the state of Connecticut are gathering this Saturday, January 21 at Insports Centers, 29 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull, to participate in a tournament to raise money for Veterans experiencing homelessness.

Registration opens at 5pm and the tournament begins at 6pm.

The event, hosted by Homes for the Brave, will feature a double elimination tournament, cash prizes, and raffle prizes. There will be two brackets – one for competitive players and one for casual players.

This fun and competitive event will benefit Homes for the Brave. Located in Bridgeport, CT, Homes for the Brave provides housing, mental health and employment services to Veterans experiencing homelessness, helping them to secure income, build life skills, and make meaningful contributions to our community.

Learn more and register here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Mary Elizabeth Allbert) Events Fri, 20 Jan 2023 09:26:22 -0500
Wine Tasting to Benefit Caroline House, Oct. 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2327-caroline-house-wine-tasting2327-caroline-house-wine-tasting https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2327-caroline-house-wine-tasting2327-caroline-house-wine-tasting

Shelton, CT - The public is invited to join Caroline House for a tasting of a superb selection of specialty wines and hors d'oeuvres on Thursday October 20, 2022. A raffle and live auction will be conducting during the event, all to be held at Il Palio Restaurant at 5 Corporate Drive in Shelton, CT from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Please RSVS to Lyn McCarthy at 860 770-7331 or online at www.thecarolinehouse.org

Each ticket is $150.00 and there are three sponsorship packages with varying benefits! The Vineyard Sponsor cost is $6,000, the Pinot Noir Sponsor is $3,000, and the Sauvignon Blanc Sponsor is $2,000.

All proceeds allow Caroline House to provide education and guidance to low-income women and children in a caring and nurturing environment. Programs include English as a second language, literacy, life skills, preschool and children’s tutoring.

For your tax records, Caroline House is a sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization. Tax Id No 06-1455101 -$80 is tax deductible.

Ticket link: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E113278&id=27

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kerry@ducey.org (The Caroline House ) Events Wed, 12 Oct 2022 06:53:08 -0400
Zombie Run 5K at Walnut Beach in Milford this Sunday October 9 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2322-zombie-run-5k-at-walnut-beach-in-milford-on-october-92322-zombie-run-5k-at-walnut-beach-in-milford-on-october-9 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2322-zombie-run-5k-at-walnut-beach-in-milford-on-october-92322-zombie-run-5k-at-walnut-beach-in-milford-on-october-9

Zombie Run 5K at Walnut Beach on Sunday, October 9 from 5 to 9pm.

Race through the autumn woods of Walnut Beach while being chased by the living dead! If you're one of the lucky few to make it out alive, you can enjoy a party held under the Walnut Beach Pavilion where you can dance with the zombies to the Rumrunners!

Race registration is now open and runs until the same day of the race, October 9th. 

Register HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 07 Oct 2022 06:30:00 -0400
The Kennedy Center, Inc., Trumbull, CT is Now The Kennedy Collective https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/places/2325-the-kennedy-center-inc-trumbull-ct-is-now-the-kennedy-collective2325-the-kennedy-center-inc-trumbull-ct-is-now-the-kennedy-collective https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/places/2325-the-kennedy-center-inc-trumbull-ct-is-now-the-kennedy-collective2325-the-kennedy-center-inc-trumbull-ct-is-now-the-kennedy-collective

TRUMBULL, CT - The Kennedy Center, Inc., renowned for its unwavering support and advocacy of individuals with disabilities, has changed its name to The Kennedy Collective. The new name reflects the organization’s core belief that it takes a collective approach to ensure people with disabilities have a voice, are valued, and provided with opportunities to succeed. 

What would eventually become The Kennedy Center, now Collective, was set in motion in 1951 when Evelyn Kennedy, the mother of a young boy with intellectual disabilities, was encouraged to institutionalize him. Outraged and energized, Evelyn, along with a group of twelve parents, embarked on a mission to overcome obstacles and established a support system where children with disabilities would have the same opportunities as every other child. The group would eventually lead the way for the first public school classes for children with cognitive disabilities in New England, write Connecticut legislation making it mandatory for school systems to provide educational services for impacted children and help establish Connecticut’s Division of Developmental Service (DDS).

For more than seven decades, The Kennedy Collective has remained true to the original mission by providing support services and building business enterprises that empower and employ people with disabilities. Since its inception, the number of individuals The Kennedy Collective has supported totals in the tens of thousands. 

Rick Sebastian, President and CEO, further explains “The process of changing our name from The Kennedy Center to The Kennedy Collective is really about showcasing our most valuable asset – the tremendous impact we have when we unite as a collective.”

Along with the name change, The Kennedy Collective has unveiled a new logo that embodies the organization’s belief in celebrating the unique capabilities of every individual. The new logo – an asymmetrical star with a celebratory posture and hidden letter K – is heavily inspired by a piece of art created by an individual who receives supports from the Kennedy Collective.

The Kennedy Collective’s new branding will launch through marketing, communications, signage and online – including social media and a new website, www.thekennedycollective.org . 

Sebastian adds, “While our name, logo and look are changing, our Mission remains anchored in creating pathways for people to flourish and thrive in their communities by unleashing potential and empowering abilities. This was the vision of Evelyn Kennedy when she founded this organization in 1951 and it remains our North Star, our clear and guiding vision.”

About the Kennedy Collective

The Kennedy Collective was founded in 1951 with an unwavering mission to support and empower people with disabilities to reach their full potential. Today, we support and employ individuals with disabilities in a variety of housing, social and employment settings. The Kennedy Collective assists individuals in pursuit of Competitive Integrated Employment through our Community Services and Workforce Development programs and provides employment through our sustainable Business Enterprises. These enterprises include Palm & Able Thrift Store & Distribution Center, Facilities Maintenance (Landscaping/Groundskeeping & Janitorial), and Staffing Services. We recently created a BCBA Behavioral Intervention Business Enterprise that offers supports in home, school, workplace and at community locations. 

We believe our community is stronger when all people are empowered to contribute, share, and thrive. To learn more about The Kennedy Collective and how you can support and participate, please visit www.thekennedycollective.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Liz Benyon ) Places Tue, 04 Oct 2022 07:35:52 -0400
BILLY JOELS Original Band Comes to The Milford Performance Center on October 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2323-billy-joels-original-band-comes-to-orange-16644895122323-billy-joels-original-band-comes-to-orange-1664489512 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2323-billy-joels-original-band-comes-to-orange-16644895122323-billy-joels-original-band-comes-to-orange-1664489512

BILLY JOELS Original Band Comes To Orange!

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM • 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd, Orange, CT

The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band… and they are coming back, by popular demand, to The Milford Performance Center!

Lords of 52nd Street is the name Billy Joel gave to the band back in the 70’s. They do not need to copy or reinvent the original music… since they are the guys you saw playing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum and the countless other venues during those Billy Joel concerts of the 1970’s and 1980’s. THIS IS NOT A TRIBUTE BAND!

The Lords of 52nd Street are the legendary bandmates who recorded and toured the world for many years with the “Piano Man.” These guys helped to create one of the most recognizable sounds in music recording the sax, drum and guitar solos on over 100 million albums sold with Billy Joel as well. They also performed all over the world for decades with Billy as well as their own personal careers.

The band is led by Richie Cannata on tenor saxophone, Liberty DeVitto on drums and percussion, and Russell Javors on rhythm guitar. Their collaboration helped change the face of music. They have worked individually with multi-platinum artists, lending their talents to some of the greatest musicians in the world. After 30+ years the band has finally reunited, and haven’t missed a step, with this mind blowing show. Critics love them and their performances have been blowing away fans of all ages.

There is also a limited Meet & Greet before the show, at 6:30, with only 25 tickets available on a first come first serve basis. The VIP Gold tickets include the Meet and greet, Autographed Poster, special Parking, show ticket in premier section.

Doors open at 6:30 PM & the Show Starts at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online at www.MilfordPerformanceCenter.org or at the door on show day.

Video: 

The Lords of 52nd Street | 2022 Promo

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:47:49 -0400
ECOCA Neighborhood Block Party, Sun. Oct. 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2321-ecoca-neighborhood-block-party-sun-oct-22321-ecoca-neighborhood-block-party-sun-oct-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2321-ecoca-neighborhood-block-party-sun-oct-22321-ecoca-neighborhood-block-party-sun-oct-2

New Haven, CT - The ECOCA (Ely Center of Contemporary Art) Neighborhood Block Party is on Sunday, October 2nd, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, at 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, offering music, food, create-and-take art, and the venue's latest exhibit to celebrate the future of ECOCA.

Trumbull Street will be shut down for the first time to commemorate the purchase of the John Slade Ely House and ECOCA's rich history supporting the community through art. The acquisition of the John Slade Ely House in May 2022 deepens ECOCA's commitment to future generations and the freedom of expression.

Since 1964, ECOCA has balanced historical preservation with innovative and singular pieces of contemporary art. Join the group as they reimagine their legacy, the future of art and community programming in New Haven, CT.

The block party will debut contemporary pieces from different art collectives from across New England. The artists will be in attendance to share what inspires them, their techniques and process with attendees.

A Full House exhibit has been curated highlighting the following local art collectives:

Connectic*nt Community Zine Library
FEED
Ice Cream Social
Norwalk Art Space
sk.ArtSpace
SomethingProjects 
Wábi

The event will also be featuring GENESIS, a solo exhibition of window paintings and letterpress prints by Jonathan Weinberg, and a pop-up project by the Folding Chair Collective.

Come for the art and stay for the food. There will be delicious food options for all dietary restrictions. Olmo Bagels will debut their new pizza bagel as part of the block party’s festivities, and Alegría Café and Lalibela will have food trucks available for visitors to frequent. 

Visitors will also enjoy music and entertainment, featuring the musical stylings of DJ Dooley-O alongside a wide variety of activities, including live silkscreen printing from Deadby5am, creating cyanotypes with Ice Cream Social, zine-making with Connectic*nt, cultural postcards with sk.ArtSpace, and more! 

For more information, please email info@elycenter.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Raheem Nelson ) Events Wed, 28 Sep 2022 06:32:29 -0400
ACES Laces Up for Education Charity Walk Announced https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2319-aces-laces-up-for-education-charity-walk-announced2319-aces-laces-up-for-education-charity-walk-announced https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2319-aces-laces-up-for-education-charity-walk-announced2319-aces-laces-up-for-education-charity-walk-announced

New Haven, CT: Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) is proud to announce their inaugural ACES Laces Up for Education on October 16! The 2-mile charity walk starts on the water at historic Lighthouse Point Park. The walk will feature beautiful coastal scenery, a picnic on the beach and access to the country’s oldest working carousels!  Organizers expect nearly 500 walkers to raise thousands of dollars for ACES. 

All participants will receive a custom walk t-shirt with their registration.  After the walk, participants are encouraged to stay for the picnic for food, drink, music, fun beach activities, and more!

Proceeds from the event will benefit ACES.  ACES is dedicated to their mission of enhancing and transforming lives through educations, innovation, and leadership. They work to create an equitable and socially-just world, one life at a time. Learn more by visitingwww.aces.org.

The event is organized by JB Sports and a team of ACES volunteers who make up our Board of Directors.  The event’s major sponsors include Crosspoint Federal Credit Union, PMA Companies, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Imagine Learning, Performance Environmental Services and Montagno Construction, Inc. and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc. 

To learn more about the event or to register, visit www.jbsports.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (John Bysiewicz) Events Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:40:08 -0400
Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut Awarded More Than $900,000 to Support Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Vocational Program https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/charities/2316-goodwill-of-western-northern-connecticut-awarded-more-than-900-000-to-support-department-of-mental-health-and-addiction-services-dmhas-vocational-program2316-goodwill-of-western-northern-connecticut-awarded-more-than-900-000-to-support-department-of-mental-health-and-addiction-services-dmhas-vocational-program https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/charities/2316-goodwill-of-western-northern-connecticut-awarded-more-than-900-000-to-support-department-of-mental-health-and-addiction-services-dmhas-vocational-program2316-goodwill-of-western-northern-connecticut-awarded-more-than-900-000-to-support-department-of-mental-health-and-addiction-services-dmhas-vocational-program

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) today announced it has received a grant of more than $900,000 to expand its Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Vocational Services.

These funds will allow GWNC to replicate the services it has been delivering in Greater Bridgeport to the Hartford area. The Hartford program, which will operate out of Capital Region Mental Health Center in Hartford, includes seven staff who will be embedded into teams of clinicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and other state employees who serve as support staff.

“Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut started its Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Vocational Program in 2010 and is proud to have supported more than 1,300 individuals during this time,” Heather Marquis, Vice President of Human Services, said. “We are thankful to DMHAS for engaging us to deliver these critical services to individuals in Greater Hartford and look forward to increasing our impact.”

“Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut has a history of excellence in delivering vocational services throughout its region. The funding we have received from DMHAS to support these services will allow us to serve three times as many individuals each year while expanding our geographic reach,” Rocco Tricarico, President & CEO, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, said. “We look forward to working with the team at the Capital Regional Mental Health Center and providing vocational training to empower individuals looking for employment.”

GWNC’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Vocational Services are currently available to residents in the following communities: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull (Greater Bridgeport) and, Avon, Canton, Farmington, Hartford, Simsbury, West Hartford (Greater Hartford).

To learn more about GWNC’s employment services, including community employment services and vocational programs, visit: www.gwct.org.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Wed, 31 Aug 2022 09:26:58 -0400
The Original Billy Joel Band, Lords of 52nd Street, Coming To Orange on Oct 8th https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2315-the-original-billy-joel-band-lords-of-52nd-street-coming-to-orange-on-oct-8th2315-the-original-billy-joel-band-lords-of-52nd-street-coming-to-orange-on-oct-8th https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2315-the-original-billy-joel-band-lords-of-52nd-street-coming-to-orange-on-oct-8th2315-the-original-billy-joel-band-lords-of-52nd-street-coming-to-orange-on-oct-8th

The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band… and they are coming back, by popular demand, for The Milford Performance Center on October 8th! Lords of 52nd Street is the name Billy Joel gave to the band back in the 70’s. They do not need to copy or reinvent the original music… since they are the guys you saw playing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum and the countless other venues during those Billy Joel concerts of the 1970’s and 1980’s. THIS IS NOT A TRIBUTE BAND!

The Lords of 52nd Street are the legendary bandmates who recorded and toured the world for many years with the “Piano Man.” These guys helped to create one of the most recognizable sounds in music recording the sax, drum and guitar solos on over 100 million albums sold with Billy Joel as well. They also performed all over the world for decades with Billy as well as their own personal careers.

The band is led by Richie Cannata on tenor saxophone, Liberty DeVitto on drums and percussion, and Russell Javors on rhythm guitar. Their collaboration helped change the face of music. They have worked individually with multi-platinum artists, lending their talents to some of the greatest musicians in the world. After 30+ years the band has finally reunited, and haven’t missed a step, with this mind blowing show. Critics love them and their performances have been blowing away fans of all ages.

There is also a limited Meet & Greet before the show with only 25 tickets available on a first come first serve basis. All shows at MPC help multiple local Charities. This show helps 2 different causes... The Or Shalom Men's Club & The Charitable Hands Foundation.

Doors open at 6:30 PM & the Show Starts at 7:30PM. Refreshments, wine and beer is available. Tickets are available online at www.MilfordPerformanceCenter.org or at the door on show day.

Tickets are available online: www.MilfordPerformanceCenter.org

The Lords of 52nd Street | 2022 Promo

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 25 Aug 2022 06:36:40 -0400
FC Buzz Weekend of Arts and Culture August 19-21: Jazz, Poetry, Swing, Picnic and More! https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2314-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-august-19-21-jazz-poetry-swing-picnic-and-more2314-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-august-19-21-jazz-poetry-swing-picnic-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2314-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-august-19-21-jazz-poetry-swing-picnic-and-more2314-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-august-19-21-jazz-poetry-swing-picnic-and-more

FC Buzz Weekend August 19-21 

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 the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.

Jazz Friday: Isabella Mendes at Fairfield Museum

Friday, August 19, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

You will not want to miss this singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and educator who is quickly becoming one of New Haven and Hartford County’s top Brazilian and Jazz entertainers in the industry. 

Survivors Swing Band at Bridgeport Public Library

Saturday, August 20, 3:00 pm

Get ready to dance and sing to some of the great tunes from the 1920's through 1940's. This seven-piece professional jazz band – with trumpets, saxes, piano, guitar, bass, and drums – plays the hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era--plus many wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed.

Poetry Reading: Emily Skillings at The Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art

Saturday, August 20, 4:00 pm

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich hosts a poet lauded by Publishers Weekly for “her saucy, nonchalant feminist discontent.” Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not, and two chapbooks, Backchannel and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and small press, and has taught creative writing at Yale, Columbia, Parsons School of Design, Poets House, and through Brooklyn Poets.

Mariel Bildsten at MoCA Westport

Saturday, August 20, 7:00 pm

A ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist,’ Bildsten is a New York-based trombonist, currently working as a bandleader and side-woman, playing in jazz big bands and small groups, as well as in Afro-Latin, rock, funk, and r&b bands. She is the lead trombonist in Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and tours internationally with the rock band Brass Against. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City, Birdland, the Apollo, and more. 

Greenwich Historical Society’s “Picnic in the Park” at Montgomery Pinetum

Sunday, August 21, 12:00 pm 

Gather with family and friends to learn about the history, and experience the natural wonder of the home to the Greenwich Botanical Center. The park was shaped over 30 years after Colonel Robert Montgomery and his wife Nell purchased the estate known as Wild Acres. Reserve your picnic today and pick it up at the museum store before heading out for an alfresco dining experience in the summer breeze.

The Met: Live in HD – La Fille du Régiment at Quick, Fairfield

Sunday, August 21, 1:00 pm

Head to Fairfield University to enjoy an encore performance of the madcap comedy and impeccable coloratura pairing in Natalie Dessay’s indelible portrayal of the feisty tomboy Marie, raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez stars alongside her as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—and a slew of high Cs—in Laurent Pelly’s charming staging. Marco Armiliato conducts.

”Uncommon Ground” at Art/Place, Fairfield

Sunday, August 21, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to a reception for the exhibit of British born/American artist Jason Pritchard and George Radwan. Pritchard is an oil painter who captures the coastal charms and rugged landscapes of New England. Radwan shows his fascination for art with old, rusted, broken and dilapidated items. On view 12-5, every day through September 11.

Allison Russell at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport

Sunday, August 21, 7:00 pm 

This 3-time Grammy Award-Nominated singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and activist will perform work from her new album, Outside Child. A founding member of the acclaimed groups Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah), and Birds of Chicago (with her husband and musical partner JT Nero), this Montreal native has begun to emerge as a potent force among creative circles worldwide.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Thu, 18 Aug 2022 12:34:48 -0400
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race on September 5 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2309-faxon-law-new-haven-road-race-sept-52309-faxon-law-new-haven-road-race-sept-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2309-faxon-law-new-haven-road-race-sept-52309-faxon-law-new-haven-road-race-sept-5

New Haven, CT: The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race has selected Grey Kupiec’s colorful retro logo from a number of designs submitted for their t-shirt contest.  Kupiec, a long-time race participant, is now a 3x winner of the t-shirt contest.  The design will be featured on over 6,000 race shirts.

Kupiec states, “This race means a lot to me, it’s in the city I love, and I have run it a number of times. It’s always exciting to see my design on thousands of shirts, but this year winning round trip flights from Avelo is really special!”

The event takes place Monday, September 5 on the New Haven Green. The races consist of a half marathon, relay, 5K, Town Fair Tire Kids Fun Run, and the signature 20K.  The Faxon Law New Haven 20K again hosts the USATF 20K National Championship. The race expects to feature a number of past champions and U.S. Olympians. This year marks the 31st year a national championship event has been held in New Haven, making the race the longest running USATF Championship.

U.S. Olympians Jared Ward (2016 Marathon) and Aliphine Tuliamuk (2021 Marathon) are committed to running this year’s race.  Erika Kemp (2021 20K Champion) joins Ward (2015 winner) and Tuiliamuk (2016) as past champions coming to New Haven.

Packet pickup is Friday-Sunday of Labor Day weekend, participants can pick up their bib and shirt at Corsair, the luxury apartment building in the East Rock neighborhood. The race expects a return to pre-COVID registration numbers.  Early registration is encouraged as the participant cap is 4,500 runners.

The event is organized by JB Sports and a team of local volunteers who make up our Board of Directors.  New Haven Road Race President, Michael Dolan states “We’ve been fortunate to continually grow and improve throughout our history. We are encouraged with participation levels so far this year, expecting nearly 5,000 people on Labor Day.  The event’s success over the past 45 years reflects the support we receive from the City of New Haven, our sponsors and the local running community.” The New Haven Road Race would not be possible without the support of Faxon Law Group, title sponsor since 2007. 

The event’s major sponsors include, Faxon Law Group, Avelo Airlines, McDermott Lexus, AVANGRID, ACES, Town Fair Tire, Corsair, Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists and the City of New Haven.  To learn more about the event or to register, visit www.newhavenroadrace.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (John Bysiewicz) Events Tue, 19 Jul 2022 04:01:46 -0400
Make-A-Wish® Connecticut Hosts a HYBRID Evening of Wishes Gala, April 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2298-make-a-wish-connecticut-hosts-a-hybrid-evening-of-wishes-gala-april-302298-make-a-wish-connecticut-hosts-a-hybrid-evening-of-wishes-gala-april-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2298-make-a-wish-connecticut-hosts-a-hybrid-evening-of-wishes-gala-april-302298-make-a-wish-connecticut-hosts-a-hybrid-evening-of-wishes-gala-april-30

TRUMBULL, CT – This month, after two years of gathering virtually, Make-A-Wish Connecticut is hosting a HYBRID Evening of Wishes Gala hosted by star-studded celebrities Titus O’Neill, Global Ambassador of WWE, and Deb Placey, host of the NHL’s Executive Suite Podcast. 

The Evening of Wishes Gala shines a bright light of hope for local wish children waiting for their wishes to be granted. This elegant evening will offer both in-person and virtual ticket options on Saturday, April 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The in-person event at Mohegan Sun will include an interactive cocktail hour, open bar, three-course meal, inspiring wish kid stories, mission moments, special guest appearances, surprise entertainment, exciting live and silent auctions and more!  

Can't attend this year at Mohegan Sun? You can still participate in the wish magic from the comfort of your own homes with dedicated content for your at-home enjoyment! Virtual tickets include access to the live-streamed program, an expansive silent auction and the opportunity to place a bid during the Live Auction. Purchase a Party Pack ticket for $50 and you’ll also receive special additional items to make your at-home experience an extra amazing one! But hurry, the Virtual Party Pack tickets expire on Friday, April 15!

A spark of hope can change everything. With hope, a child with a critical illness finds light in the darkness of their current circumstances. You will be moved and inspired by the bravery, courage and resilience of Connecticut wish kids. A wish begins with hope – and hope begins with you.

Restore hope with a wish by visiting www.ct.wish.org/gala.   

 

ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH CONNECTICUT

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because every child deserves a childhood. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illnesses. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers across the state unite to deliver hope to wish kids and their families when they need it most. In total, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted more than 3,800 wishes to local children. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit wish.org/ct.

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kerry@ducey.org (Carin Buckman ) Events Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:44:29 -0400
Trumbull's Kennedy Center Marks 70th Anniversary with Spring Fling, April 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2297-trumbull-s-kennedy-center-marks-70th-anniversary-with-spring-fling-april-302297-trumbull-s-kennedy-center-marks-70th-anniversary-with-spring-fling-april-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/events/2297-trumbull-s-kennedy-center-marks-70th-anniversary-with-spring-fling-april-302297-trumbull-s-kennedy-center-marks-70th-anniversary-with-spring-fling-april-30

Trumbull, CT — The Kennedy Center, Inc. is hosting a fun and festive 70th Anniversary ‘Spring Fling’ on Saturday, April 30 at Penfield Pavilion on Fairfield Beach. Staff, friends, families, and the community are invited to join in from 7PM – 10PM for an evening of fellowship celebrating The Kennedy Center’s 70 years of serving people with disabilities and a glimpse into our next 70 years! Guests will enjoy live music performed by The Merwin Mountain Band, delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by The Pantry, beverages provided by Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market, signature beach-style cocktail from Smoke Lab Vodka and coffee served by Café Piccolo.

In 1951, Evelyn Kennedy embarked on a mission to overcome obstacles and create a safe space where children with disabilities would have the same opportunities as every other child. The story is inspirational; that our mission continues today is remarkable – having grown from a program serving 15 children to a multifaceted organization that positively impacts over 2,000 individuals annually. 

The Kennedy Center welcomes all to celebrate with them on April 30. Please CLICK HERE to reserve your tickets today! 

About The Kennedy Center

2021 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center. Since first opening in 1951, The Kennedy Center has remained steadfast in its mission of serving and creating opportunity for persons with disabilities through its Adult and Community Services, Workforce Development, and Social Enterprise divisions.  Today, The Kennedy Center provides services, supports and employment to more than 2,000 individuals annually in more than 110 communities throughout Connecticut and the State of New York.

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kerry@ducey.org (Liz Benyon ) Events Mon, 04 Apr 2022 08:51:56 -0400
Volunteers to Repair Vandalized Sports Field at Make-A-Wish® Connecticut Wishing Place https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/places/2293-volunteers-to-repair-vandalized-sports-field-at-make-a-wish-connecticut-wishing-place2293-volunteers-to-repair-vandalized-sports-field-at-make-a-wish-connecticut-wishing-place https://news.hamlethub.com/trumbull/places/2293-volunteers-to-repair-vandalized-sports-field-at-make-a-wish-connecticut-wishing-place2293-volunteers-to-repair-vandalized-sports-field-at-make-a-wish-connecticut-wishing-place

Trumbull, CT - Make-A-Wish Connecticut’s brand-new sports field, at its new Wishing Place at 56 Commerce Drive, was vandalized sometime Saturday evening March 12. After the organization reached out on community Facebook pages for any/all information that might help the Trumbull Police find the culprits, Trumbull Helps came to the rescue.    

The Trumbull Helps community has rallied to provide a group of volunteers with topsoil, rakes, and seed to help right this wrong. 

Volunteers will congregate for the work on Sat. March 26 at 10am. 

56 Commerce Drive, Trumbull, CT

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kerry@ducey.org (Carin Buckman) Places Tue, 22 Mar 2022 10:33:48 -0400