Wilton's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Fri, 07 May 2021 21:04:26 -0400 HamletHub.com Wilton Library author talk featuring Caseen Gaines on Tuesday, June 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51161-wilton-library-author-talk-featuring-caseen-gaines-on-tuesday-june-151161-wilton-library-author-talk-featuring-caseen-gaines-on-tuesday-june-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51161-wilton-library-author-talk-featuring-caseen-gaines-on-tuesday-june-151161-wilton-library-author-talk-featuring-caseen-gaines-on-tuesday-june-1

Wilton Library author talk has been changed from Thursday, May 27 to Tuesday, June 1 

Author Talk: Caseen Gaines - Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way on June 1 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Footnotes is the triumphant story of the all-Black Broadway musical that changed the world forever. Author and pop culture expert Caseen Gaines leads readers through the glitz and glamour of New York City during the Roaring Twenties to reveal the revolutionary impact one show had on generations of Americans, and how its legacy continues to resonate today. Footnotes is the story of how Sissle and Blake, along with comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles, overcame poverty, racism, and violence to harness the energy of the Harlem Renaissance and produce a runaway Broadway hit that launched the careers of many of the twentieth century’s most beloved Black performers. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   

An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the event. Books are available for purchase through elmstreetbooks.com. A portion of the proceeds go to Wilton Library. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton.

Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for program details and to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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kerry@ducey.org (Janet Crystal) Events Fri, 07 May 2021 08:48:00 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Hosts Free Shred Day in Wilton on Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51135-fairfield-county-bank-hosts-free-shred-day-in-wilton-on-may-851135-fairfield-county-bank-hosts-free-shred-day-in-wilton-on-may-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51135-fairfield-county-bank-hosts-free-shred-day-in-wilton-on-may-851135-fairfield-county-bank-hosts-free-shred-day-in-wilton-on-may-8

Fairfield County Bank invites you to avoid identity theft and protect your privacy by participating in Shred Day on Saturday, May 8 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at their Wilton location, 190 Old Ridgefield Road.  

Items to shred:

  • Old tax returns
  • Medical records
  • Confidential documents
  • Credit card statements
  • Payroll information
  • Documents containing personal information

To keep everyone safe, masks are required!

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 07 May 2021 08:28:00 -0400
Wilton Library Ice Cream Social and Raffle Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51171-wilton-library-ice-cream-social-and-raffle-on-may-851171-wilton-library-ice-cream-social-and-raffle-on-may-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51171-wilton-library-ice-cream-social-and-raffle-on-may-851171-wilton-library-ice-cream-social-and-raffle-on-may-8

Wilton Library gets social May 8

With so many new people coming to town, Wilton Library is throwing its own idea of a Welcome Wagon in the form of the College Creamery truck and a good old-fashioned Ice Cream Social on Saturday, May 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the library parking lot. All new residents are invited to join the gathering where people will get their free individually-wrapped ice cream bars courtesy of the Library’s Board of Trustees, while supplies last.

The ice cream social also commemorates the library’s 125th anniversary that would have taken place last year at this time. Residents also will be able to sign up for their new library cards and tour the building (after the ice cream is finished, of course). There will be a drawing for Wilton Library 125th Anniversary puzzles and a Roku Streaming stick for access to Acorn TV, Kanopy and so much more.

   The library is open to all without appointments in the adult and teen areas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Please call the Children’s Library for appointments at 203-762-6336 and for adult computer use, please call 203-762-6350. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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kerry@ducey.org (Janet Crystal) Events Fri, 07 May 2021 08:09:00 -0400
Weir Farm's Outdoor Visitor Center is OPEN! Chat with Rangers, and Earn Your Junior Ranger Badge! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51180-weir-farm-s-outdoor-visitor-center-is-open-chat-with-rangers-and-earn-your-junior-ranger-badge51180-weir-farm-s-outdoor-visitor-center-is-open-chat-with-rangers-and-earn-your-junior-ranger-badge https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51180-weir-farm-s-outdoor-visitor-center-is-open-chat-with-rangers-and-earn-your-junior-ranger-badge51180-weir-farm-s-outdoor-visitor-center-is-open-chat-with-rangers-and-earn-your-junior-ranger-badge

Spring has sprung and the great outdoors are beckoning! Visit Weir Farm National Historic Park's outdoor visitor center Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm (restrooms are now open too). 

Weir Farm wrote on Facebook, "Stop by and chat with the World's Greatest Rangers, grab a park map, or earn your Junior Ranger badge. You can also peek into the Young Studio and Weir Barn during those hours. Spring is springing, and its the perfect time for a visit to Weir Farm National Historical Park!"

AND - Weir Farm says, "Welcome back our amazing seasonal Park Rangers, Tom, Amanda, and Amanda!"
 
Weir Farm National Historical Park, located at 735 Nod Hill Road in Wilton, was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the farm in 1882. After Weir, the artistic legacy was continued by his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young, followed by New England artists Sperry and Doris Andrews. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation's finest remaining landscapes of American art. Learn more here.

Visit Weir Farm on Facebook here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Thu, 06 May 2021 09:33:34 -0400
NRVT Celebrates Construction Kick-off of WilWalk on May 11! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51179-nrvt-celebrates-construction-kick-off-of-wilwalk-on-may-1151179-nrvt-celebrates-construction-kick-off-of-wilwalk-on-may-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51179-nrvt-celebrates-construction-kick-off-of-wilwalk-on-may-1151179-nrvt-celebrates-construction-kick-off-of-wilwalk-on-may-11

Join Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) on Tuesday, May 11th at 9:00 am for the construction kick-off of NRVT's WilWalk 

WilWalk is the location where the Norwalk and Wilton trails meet

Attendees will include the Honorable Harry Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk, the Honorable Lynne Vanderslice, First Selectwoman of Wilton and Charlie Taney, President of the NRVT Board.

The event will take place in the NRVT Parking Lot (Chipmunk Lane, Wilton).  Look for the Balloons!

(Note: Chipmunk is off Kent Rd, Wilton and is a semicircle -we're easy to find!)

Your Host: Beth Merrill, Executive Director - NRVT

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kerry@ducey.org (Beth Merrill) Places Thu, 06 May 2021 07:02:40 -0400
Wilton Library's Spring Book Sale is back beginning May 20! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51178-wilton-library-s-spring-book-sale-is-back-beginning-may-2051178-wilton-library-s-spring-book-sale-is-back-beginning-may-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51178-wilton-library-s-spring-book-sale-is-back-beginning-may-2051178-wilton-library-s-spring-book-sale-is-back-beginning-may-20

After a very long thirteen months of no book sales, Wilton Library is able to open its doors for its Spring Book Sale fundraiser with appointments on Thursday, May 20, Friday, May 21, Saturday, May 22, Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Thursday through Saturday, items will be priced as marked; Monday is $10 per bag, and Tuesday is $5 per bag.

Wilton Library’s executive director, Elaine Tai-Lauria, said, “We are eager to get books into the hands of our book sale lovers. We have missed seeing happy buyers at our four major book sale fundraisers. It’s been quite a year and the library has lost much needed revenue over the course of the pandemic.”

The library will continue to follow the necessary safety protocols of buyers needing to wear face masks covering noses and mouths, using hand sanitizers and practicing physical distancing.

Pat Gould, one of the co-chairs of the popular book sale remarked, “In keeping with the library’s safety measures, this year we’ll be taking appointments for the Book Cellar a.k.a., the lower level, where all the books will be on sale.”

To reserve a 50-minute appointment, shoppers will visit an online reservation system set up especially for the book sale at https://signup.com/go/PqNwPXO. They will select the specific date and time that they want to come in and shop. There will be a reservation check-in at the front door. For those without access to computers, the Book Cellar can be reached at 203-762-3950, ext. 7012 to leave a message for a call back. Walk-ins will be accommodated when/if openings occur.

This year’s sale will be held entirely in the lower level, affectionately known as the Book

 
 

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Cellar. The more than 70,000 items have been carefully cleaned, sorted and categorized into more than 50 areas to help buyers quickly locate their favorite sections. With picture books for babies, chapter books and series for teens, mysteries, histories, biographies, historical fiction, gardening and self-help books, art and photography books, cookbooks, plus CDs, DVDs and books on CDs, savvy shoppers will find something for everyone at bargain prices.

The Collectors Corner of rare and collectible books also will be available throughout the five days. Shoppers who are ‘in-the-know’ can purchase their finds on the spot without having to wait for any kind of auction results.

Patrons should note that with the Book Cellar overflowing, the library cannot accept book donations at this time. The book donation bins on the Godfrey Place side of the building will open soon after the sale. Patrons should watch for announcements.

Jan MacEwen, one of the co-chairs of the event, noted, “As soon as we’re able to clear the Book Cellar of the thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs, we’ll be able to open up our donation bins. We’ll look forward to starting the process all over again and helping the library with their all-important fundraisers.”

Elaine added, “We thank our hardworking volunteers who are making this book sale possible. In what is usually a year-round process, this brave and socially distanced group has been working tirelessly in the last few weeks to get this sale in shape for everyone.  Without the dedication of these sorters, cashiers, shelf arrangers and co-chairs it would not be possible for Wilton Library to have the best organized book sale around.”

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for directions and details; visit https://signup.com/go/PqNwPXO to make the required appointments.

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kerry@ducey.org (Janet Crystal) Events Thu, 06 May 2021 05:25:28 -0400
Objects of Desire: Sip + Support wine tasting benefits Wilton Historical Society on May 12 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51177-objects-of-desire-sip-support-wine-tasting-benefits-wilton-historical-society-on-may-1251177-objects-of-desire-sip-support-wine-tasting-benefits-wilton-historical-society-on-may-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51177-objects-of-desire-sip-support-wine-tasting-benefits-wilton-historical-society-on-may-1251177-objects-of-desire-sip-support-wine-tasting-benefits-wilton-historical-society-on-may-12

Wilton Historical Society's Objects of Desire: Sip + Support wine tasting with Dr. Vino Tyler Colman and Parlor Pizza on Wednesday, May 12. 

This is a virtual neighborhood event you don't want to miss! Local wine expert Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino) is hosting an exciting Zoom tasting featuring unique wines from an exceptional family owner Piedmont vineyard.

In addition, Parlor Pizza is offering ticket holders two pizzas of their choice!

Each $125 ticket benefits Wilton Historical Society. 

Learn more here and purchase your ticket here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 05 May 2021 14:30:22 -0400
Wilton Family YMCA Virtual Seminar: Water Safety for Parents & Guardians https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51176-virtual-seminar-water-safety-for-parents-guardians51176-virtual-seminar-water-safety-for-parents-guardians https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51176-virtual-seminar-water-safety-for-parents-guardians51176-virtual-seminar-water-safety-for-parents-guardians

Virtual Seminar: Water Safety for Parents & Guardians. Learn helpful tips to keep children safe around water on May 20 from 11 am-noon

Presented by: Maria Tumang, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Danbury Hospital

Registration is required to attend virtually or onsite at Riverbrook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Road, Wilton. 

To register please call Riverbrook Regional YMCA at (203) 762-8384 ext. 209

Please note: The onsite program at the YMCA will adhere to social distance and small group setting guidelines. All participants attending on site are required to wear a mask. 

Earn Vitive Health points for participation.
This program is being presented free of charge as a community service.

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Family YMCA) Events Wed, 05 May 2021 10:51:27 -0400
Chamber Announces Wilton Restaurant Week May 24-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51165-chamber-announces-wilton-restaurant-week-may-24-3051165-chamber-announces-wilton-restaurant-week-may-24-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51165-chamber-announces-wilton-restaurant-week-may-24-3051165-chamber-announces-wilton-restaurant-week-may-24-30

Together with Dynamic Edge PhysioTherapy Wilton Chamber of Commerce presents Spring Restaurant Week kicking off Monday, May 24th and running through Sunday, May 30th. All restaurants and eateries located in Wilton, Georgetown and surrounding areas are invited to participate by featuring special culinary selections, one-week-only pricing, prix fixe menus and even coupons to encourage diners to come for lunch, dinner or both!

Restaurant Week provides the opportunity to explore new tastes and revisit favorites with restaurants who are offering different specials that week. Some participants will be offering family-style curbside pick-up as their special menu option. You can still support our local eateries from the comforts of your own dining table! Please visit our event page for the latest updates and more menus from our participants.

Learn more about Wilton Restaurant Week HERE.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Chamber) Events Wed, 05 May 2021 09:57:00 -0400
Zoom into Kindergarten at Miller-Driscoll May 11 or May 13 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51163-zoom-into-kindergarten-at-miller-driscoll-may-11-or-may-1351163-zoom-into-kindergarten-at-miller-driscoll-may-11-or-may-13 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51163-zoom-into-kindergarten-at-miller-driscoll-may-11-or-may-1351163-zoom-into-kindergarten-at-miller-driscoll-may-11-or-may-13

Zoom into Kindergarten and join Miller-Driscoll School For a VIRTUAL Kindergarten Orientation!

There are two opportunities to attend Kindergarten Orientation via a Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 7:00 PM or Thursday, May 13th at 10:00 AM.

For further details, download the flyer here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 05 May 2021 08:00:00 -0400
Wilton High School Grad and State Senator Will Haskell Make The Case for Expanding Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Privileges https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/51175-wilton-high-school-grad-and-state-senator-will-haskell-make-the-case-for-expanding-connecticut-children-s-mental-health-privileges51175-wilton-high-school-grad-and-state-senator-will-haskell-make-the-case-for-expanding-connecticut-children-s-mental-health-privileges https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/51175-wilton-high-school-grad-and-state-senator-will-haskell-make-the-case-for-expanding-connecticut-children-s-mental-health-privileges51175-wilton-high-school-grad-and-state-senator-will-haskell-make-the-case-for-expanding-connecticut-children-s-mental-health-privileges

The children’s mental health crisis isn’t going anywhere. Suicide has emerged as the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults, and despite 80% of chronic mental health disorders beginning in childhood, only 20% of afflicted children receive care from specialized providers, and even fewer receive follow-up care.

Unfortunately, much of that uptick results from an incompatibility between our schools and our mental healthcare systems. 

Together, we’ve worked to fight for a solution. As a recent graduate of Wilton High School and a legislator representing seven public high schools, we have personally seen the limitations of mental healthcare access in our local schools. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has merely shone a spotlight on systemic faults. Workload-related pressures compounded by lack of social interaction have exacerbated underlying stresses among students; quarantines have sharpened concern about unaddressed anxiety- and depression-associated psychiatric disorders. Many of our own former peers, unable to escape family and home for extended periods, have lost access to safeguards at school and in public. 

One More Option: The Case for Expanding Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Privileges

That is why we worked to incorporate a key provision into Senate Bill No. 2, which address gaps in the care pathway. This bill would expand minors’ access to outpatient mental healthcare by removing the cap on the number of counseling sessions they may seek without parental consent, allowing children to maintain their privacy while taking advantage of therapy services. 

Access to outpatient mental healthcare is particularly crucial in cases where parents may obstruct outreach to practitioners or where informing parents may worsen contributing factors. Some parents may outright reject the notion of their child speaking to mental health professionals over concern about stigma or the effects of prescribed medication. Patterns of abuse and contention over sexual orientation in the household can also incentivize children to look beyond immediate caregivers for models of support and security. Expanding access to counseling sessions without parental consent is a common sense step towards helping adolescents in difficult home situations.

Vulnerable children utilizing therapy generally require more than six sessions—the current cap—to meet their goals, and the overwhelming majority of outpatient care authorizations for minors explicitly pertains to mental health. Allowing minors to seek an unlimited number of outpatient counseling sessions would align ease of access with these clinical realities while keeping parents conditionally informed of developments in diagnoses, recommendations, and treatment plans.

To the youth who have exhausted all options in reaching out for support, the gift of access—of just one more option—can make all the difference. We are so grateful for the leadership of Senator Anwar in fighting for this bill and including this idea in the final proposal. By taking up SB 2, we are confident that the legislature will save lives.

Vignesh Subramanian is a 2020 graduate of Wilton High School and now studies biology, health and wellness at Stony Brook University. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Vignesh Subramanian & State Senator Will Haskell) Politics Tue, 04 May 2021 11:39:26 -0400
Apple Blossom Waldorf School in Wilton Expands, Celebrates May Day on May 7! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51174-apple-blossom-waldorf-school-in-wilton-expands-celebrates-may-day-on-may-751174-apple-blossom-waldorf-school-in-wilton-expands-celebrates-may-day-on-may-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51174-apple-blossom-waldorf-school-in-wilton-expands-celebrates-may-day-on-may-751174-apple-blossom-waldorf-school-in-wilton-expands-celebrates-may-day-on-may-7

This Friday, May 7th at 11AM local children and families for a Festival of Flowers, parade, and dancing and singing around the MayPole to celebrate the joys of spring and the season of light, warmth and growth at Apple Blossom Waldorf School and Family Center. 

The Apple Blossom Waldorf School and Family Center celebrates May Day every year, but THIS year we are celebrating at our brand new and expanded location in Wilton. We want families to KNOW that we are here, and we are not just a school but we are the VILLAGE every young family needs to feel supported and surrounded by community. In a world that was totally isolated last year, young families and their children have suffered the most. We want these families to know we are here, they are not alone, and they can access support in parenting education, childcare, community, and more with us.

Now in our 17th year, the Apple Blossom Waldorf School and Family Center serves the WHOLE family and children ages 0 to 7. We are a lovely piece of heaven in a bustling world where the innocence and magic of childhood is protected and families are uplifted. We offer Parent & Child Classes, Infant Care, Nursery, and Kindergarten Programs, as well as a summer program, all inspired by the teachings and pedagogy of Rudolph Steiner and Waldorf Education.

From birth to age seven, children are allowed to grow and develop in an enriching space where learning takes place through play, activity, and imagination. Emphasizing time spent outside, children are able to reinforce their physical acuity, as well as cement a sense of wonder and joy in the world. All snacks are organic and are prepared by the children.

From cutting vegetables for Tuesday’s soup or kneading bread dough for bread day, children delight in mastering independence at the same time as developing their senses and coordination. Painting, woodworking, handiwork, and gardening are weekly activities that nurture the creative ability of the children and promote endless opportunities for intellectual and physical development. The skills learned at this time make up the essential foundation for academic mastery in the future.

For additional information, visit www.appleblossomschool.org. Follow Apple Blossom on Facebook and Instagram, and use #appleblossomschool to join the conversation

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kerry@ducey.org (PR) Places Tue, 04 May 2021 09:01:14 -0400
Ethan Allen Preparatory Meet & Greet for Parents on May 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51173-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-2051173-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51173-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-2051173-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-20

Ethan Allen Preparatory is hosting a Meet & Greet on Thursday, May 20th at 7pm.

Prospective parents can join us for a campus tour, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with parents of alumni and current EAP students. This event is for adults 21+ only.

Located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ethan Allen Prep (EAP) is a private academy for student-athletes in Grades 6-12. Students' class and study schedules are flexible enough to allow for intensive golf training at The Golf Performance Center, the Northeast's leading golf academy.

Ethan Allen Prep is located at 45 Stonehenge Road in Ridgefield.
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kerry@ducey.org (EAP) Events Tue, 04 May 2021 07:05:25 -0400
Live Music is BACK at The Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51172-the-ridgefield-playhouse-162008079451172-the-ridgefield-playhouse-1620080794 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/51172-the-ridgefield-playhouse-162008079451172-the-ridgefield-playhouse-1620080794

Live music is back at The Ridgefield Playhouse! After last year’s successful shows under the tent, The Playhouse is at again! Outdoor concerts kick off this weekend with 7-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride & Tip City on Friday, May 7 at 7pm followed by Rusted Root frontman and lead singer Michael Glabicki with bandmate Dirk Miller on Saturday, May 8 at 7:30pm!  Livestream tickets available for Michael Glabicki's show. Both shows will be socially distanced, with seating under the tent at The Playhouse.

Fresh off his 7th Grammy win at the 2021 Grammy Awards, Jazz Master Christian McBride returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with an outdoor, socially distanced concert McBride makes his only Connecticut appearance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday May 7 at 7pm along with Tip City featuring Emmet Cohen and Dan Wilson as part of the Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series. Ticket holders can enjoy an art exhibit by Chris Osborne before the performance and are invited to enter a FREE raffle to win a great prize from Freixenet Mionetto! After ending 2020 as Jazz Artist of the Year in the DownBeat Readers Poll, McBride won his 7th Grammy Award in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category for his work on “Trilogy 2” alongside jazz fusion icon Chick Corea. The bandleader, composer, bassist, jazz radio host, festival artistic director and jazz ambassador has collaborated with artists across all music genres.

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki is teaming up with bandmate Dirk Miller for an outdoor show at The Ridgefield Playhouse! The duo will make their only Connecticut tour stop on Saturday, May 8 at 7:30pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity. Fans can enjoy this night of Rusted Root hits, deep cuts and new music with this outdoor show, socially distanced under the tent at The Playhouse. Livestream tickets are also available for those who want to watch from home. Just in time for Mother’s Day – all ticket holders will be entered to win beautiful tri-color necklace and gift certificate from Silver Ribbon Jewelry of Westport! Award-winning, mixologist created, natural Ready To Serve cocktails will be available for purchase at the bar from our sponsor On The Rocks Premium Cocktails. Rusted Root is best known for their Platinum selling album, “When I Woke,” which produced the hit song “Send Me On My Way,” and launched the band into international stardom. Alongside acts like Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band and Widespread Panic, Rusted Root toured relentlessly and recorded major label albums for years to come. Glabicki is now bringing his distinct vocals and blend of acoustic folk, rock and world music into stripped down performances with the help of Dirk Miller.  A multi-faceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki’s duo shows feature your favorite Rusted Root tunes, Deep Cuts, & New Material!

For tickets, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call the box office at 203.438.5795

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lisa.barrett@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Mon, 03 May 2021 14:23:53 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter: Tumble Jungle https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51162-why-small-businesses-matter-tumble-jungle51162-why-small-businesses-matter-tumble-jungle https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/51162-why-small-businesses-matter-tumble-jungle51162-why-small-businesses-matter-tumble-jungle

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Tumble Jungle!

Four questions with Tara Owen-Smith, owner of Tumble Jungle.

Why did you start your business?

I did a Mummy and a Me class at Tumble Jungle with my daughter Daisy when she was very little and I met some great friends there. I love the community aspect of it as well the fact that it was a business I could run whilst being a single parent bringing up my young child.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Our birthday parties are always so much fun. It's wonderful to see the children enjoying themselves on the bounce houses, trampolines, and zip lines. We hope that the birthday boy or girl will always remember their special party at Tumble Jungle - and that their parents will, too.

A personal satisfaction I have enjoyed during the past year is seeing the children progress from baby to toddler classes as they get older. Watching children grow and develop as they take part in our classes is tremendously rewarding.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We offer a pizza lunch and dinner during our Monkey Time session and use the local restaurant John’s Best. We have a deal with Carvel for birthday cakes. Our brochures and clothing are from MK and T Designs. We have Melissa and Doug toy products for sale in our building. Fairfield Vending is another local business we support for our vending machines.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

I took over Tumble Jungle in March 2020, right at the start of Covid. It has been a challenge but our staff has adapted brilliantly. We set up a thorough cleaning process to keep the gymnastics center hygienic and carefully followed state and federal rules, which allowed us to open our doors (a great relief) in June for summer camp. Since then, I have loved getting to know the families who visit us. Running Tumble Jungle makes me feel a part of a community.

Tumble Jungle is located at 250 Westport Avenue in Norwalk. Visit Tumble Jungle online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Mon, 03 May 2021 08:07:21 -0400