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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, multimedia exhibit with photographs,
    - A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016. Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – $10 for non-members $5 for members.

    It is impossible to remember the 1960s without thinking of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon, the Beatles arriving in the United States, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and—most hauntingly—the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Against this backdrop of turbulent cultural change and social unrest, was the nation’s modern urban planning, which included the demolition of historic neighborhoods and irreplaceable buildings.

    This exhibition will explore the fascinating and ground-breaking decade of the 1960s and the Mansion’s connections to the revolutionary preservation battles and new landmark statutes of the era. It will also honor the museum’s 50th Anniversary as it celebrates the bands of locals, led by the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. and the Common Interest Group, who fought to save the Mansion and secure its status as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

    With Europe’s ongoing legacy of artistic and historic preservation and reuse as a model, in the 1960s concerned citizens brought national attention to the need for saving from demolition historically and architecturally significant structures in America. Jackie Kennedy, using her stature and influence, restored the White House’s historic interiors; and just as the grand mansions of Fifth Avenue and Newport were slated for demolition, here in Norwalk LeGrand Lockwood’s Civil War era palatial residence was faced with a similar fate. Recognizing that the demolition of this structure would be a great loss to the city, state, and nation, concerned citizens galvanized to save the mansion in one the most important and hard fought preservation battles in Connecticut’s history.

    The Museum’s 2016 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaffs, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. All visuals courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography.

    General Admission: Wed-Sun, 12-4 p.m., $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
    295 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 USA CT 06850
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 203.838.9799
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, sea glass, beach glass, local artist, lecture, photography, Norwalk Historical
    - Artist of the Month for July and August and sea glass enthusiast Alyssa Shapiro will delight visitors with a new presentation, Sea Glass: History and Mystery, at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:00pm. The museum is located at 141 East Avenue next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. Admission is $5.00 and light refreshments will be served following the lecture. RSVP is required as seating is limited. RSVP to: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org .

    Mermaid's tears! Beach jewels! Sea Glass! Whatever the name, people have been collecting these fascinating pieces of washed up treasure for centuries all over the world, but most specifically in Norwalk, CT. With its long industrious and recreational past, find out why Norwalk is a choice sea glass location in Alyssa Shapiro's new lecture: Sea Glass: History and Mystery. Ever wonder where the glass comes from and how to tell its age? Ms. Shapiro has the answers. She will also discuss color varieties and their degree of rarity as well has how plastic, recycling and environmental concerns are all making sea glass a fast, disappearing find. The evening will conclude with light refreshments and the gift shop will be open, where Ms. Shapiro is featured as Artist of the Month for July and August.

    Alyssa Shapiro, a Norwalk resident and obsessive beachcomber, has collected about 200 pounds of glass to date from the Connecticut shoreline. Inspired by the color and beauty of weathered glass, she makes photographic images and compositions. Her Tidings Sea Glass Designs cards, shadow boxes and art frames have been featured at the Rowayton Art Center, Museum gift shops in Greenwich and Fairfield, CT. She is also an exhibiting artist at the Rowayton Art Center. Please check Facebook page Tidings Sea Glass Design for updates and tutorials about sea glass.

    For more information visit http://www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For information: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, entertainment,
    - Bennie and the Jets is the Premier Elton John Tribute Band.

    Bennie and the Jets is led by Greg Ransom whose vocals are exactly like Elton Johns naturally and Greg's piano playing is right on the money!

    Greg has the ability to make you believe that you're at an Elton John concert.

    If you were to attend an Elton John concert today, you would miss seeing the plumage and costumes of yesteryear.

    With a Bennie and the Jets show, you get both!

    For Wednesday night concerts, a parking fee of $10 per car will be charged for cars without a Norwalk Resident Pass
    Calf Pasture
           
  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, music, margaritas, chamber music, network, free, open to community
    - Join us for an evening of chamber music and margaritas in our Garden at The Greens at Greenwich. Sip margaritas or wine while enjoying gourmet appetizers prepared by The Greens chef. Come to network, relax and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Free and open to the community.
    The Greens at Greenwich
    1155 King Street Greenwich CT 06870
    Maria Scaros-Mercado 203.531.5500 mscaros-mercado@thegreensatgreenwich.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - This war is also known as the First World War or the Great War. It was a global war originating in Europe that began on July 28th,1914 and lasted until November 11th,1918. The assignation of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist is what provoked this war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was the formal beginning of the war.
     
           

Friday, July 29th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, play, musical, music, theater, family
    - Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
    Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
    Based on the book 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl
    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

    Tickets range from $22 to $144.
    Waveny Park
    11 Farm Road New Canaan CT 06840
    Summer Theater of New Canaan 203.966.4634 boxoffice@stonc.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Come join in on the fun. A parade of boats will pass Hudson Park and Neptune Park all dressed in their lighted holiday best. Come show your appreciation and cheer loudly for the most impressive display. Boats from all marinas are welcome to join in on the fun. If you need additional information or would like to register your boat for the parade, please contact the New Rochelle Municipal Marina office 914/235-6930
    Hudson Park
    1 Hudson Park Road New Rochelle NY 10805
    Captain Salvatore Gugliara 914.235.6930 sgugliar@newrochelleny.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, musical, cinderella, family, theater, community
    - Book by Melody Meitrott Libonati
    Music by David Hancock Turner
    Lyrics by Melody Meitrott Libonati & David Hancock Turner

    This classic magical fairy tale is introduced by the Fairy Godmother who has an updated point of view. This is a fun, witty, new adaption with larger-than-life characters, new contemporary songs and lots of audience participation. Students quickly learn that Cinderella is more than capable of running the kingdom, is able to deal with her bullying stepsisters and how her self-confidence wins the Prince (and audiences’) admiration. The show’s quick pace, humorous songs, and high energy appeal to students of all ages especially elementary school. The show premiered at the Summer Theatre in in 2016 and was well received by children and parents.

    Tickets range from $22 to $144.
    Waveny Park
    11 Farm Road New Canaan CT 06840
    Summer Theater of New Canaan 203.966.4634 boxoffice@stonc.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, play, musical, music, theater, family
    - Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
    Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
    Based on the book 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl
    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

    Tickets range from $22 to $144.
    Waveny Park
    11 Farm Road New Canaan CT 06840
    Summer Theater of New Canaan 203.966.4634 boxoffice@stonc.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, musical, cinderella, family, theater, community
    - Book by Melody Meitrott Libonati
    Music by David Hancock Turner
    Lyrics by Melody Meitrott Libonati & David Hancock Turner

    This classic magical fairy tale is introduced by the Fairy Godmother who has an updated point of view. This is a fun, witty, new adaption with larger-than-life characters, new contemporary songs and lots of audience participation. Students quickly learn that Cinderella is more than capable of running the kingdom, is able to deal with her bullying stepsisters and how her self-confidence wins the Prince (and audiences’) admiration. The show’s quick pace, humorous songs, and high energy appeal to students of all ages especially elementary school. The show premiered at the Summer Theatre in in 2016 and was well received by children and parents.

    Tickets range from $22 to $144.
    Waveny Park
    11 Farm Road New Canaan CT 06840
    Summer Theater of New Canaan 203.966.4634 boxoffice@stonc.org

Monday, August 1st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • - Board of Representatives Meeting in Legislative Chambers 8-9p Info: boardofreps.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate this special day by going out with your girlfriends, to a movie, out to eat or shopping.
     
           

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 4:44pm, EDT.
     
           

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, entertainment,
    - "If you ever wanted to see Rod Stewart perform, I highly recommend you check
    out Rick Larrimore and his band instead. We keep booking Rick and over four thousand fans just keep coming back each and every year!!!! If it ain't broke, don't fix it..." Dave Berner, Smithtown Summer Concerts, Long Island, NY

    Have you ever met Rod Stewart? Unfortunately, not yet! But I do fantasize about it. And what I would say? "Thank you sir for giving me the opportunity to touch so many people's lives in a most fulfilling way. To see an old man tear up
    when he hears "Have I Told You Lately" because that was his and his life long soulmate's special intimate song..because I could sing "Forever Young" to
    a dying man in hospice with him and his family...because you, Mr. Stewart gave me the opportunity to raise money to help our American wounded war heroes! And just bring some joy and laughter into so many rooms, for just that moment...thank you Rod"...that's what I'd say. Then I guess I might wanna touch his hair to confirm it was real...and also thank him for paying my mortgage.

    For Wednesday night concerts, a parking fee of $10 per car will be charged for cars without a Norwalk Resident Pass
    Calf Pasture
           

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring the many single working women who do it all! For information visit http://www.swwan.org
     
           

Friday, August 5th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sisters Day is your chance to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood. Show your sister whether by birth, adoption or best friend that is like a sister, appreciation and recognition for the special relationship that is shared. Sisters day is annually the first Sunday in August.
     
           

Monday, August 8th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Special Collections, John James Audubon, John Gould, Pequot Library, rare books
    - Features items from Pequot Library's Special Collections. The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 8, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
    Features speaker, Nelson North, Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society, a tour of the materials, and a viewing of John James Audubon's, The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.

    This exhibition promotes conversation about the significant role that birds and bees play in the pollination process and the importance of preserving their natural environment. Corresponding programs will engage the audience and promote dialogue.

    Birds and bees are essential pollinators of gardens. On display are historical rare books on bees and birds from the 1700s to present day, including our double elephant Audubon book (40 in x 27 in), which documents North American birds and was printed in a limited edition of 70.

    The exhibition chronicles the history of bee-keeping in America and examines its important historic figures and bee-keeping techniques.

    Visitors may contribute family recipes that contain honey (these recipes will be scanned and available online). In addition, a limited edition (250 copies) will be printed and made available.

    Examples from Pequot Library's Special Collections include:
    Keys, John. The Practical Bee-Master, 1780.
    Audubon, John James. The Birds of America (The Bien Edition), 1858-60.
    Gould, John. A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. 1849-1861.
    King, N.H. The Bee-Keeper’s Text-Book. 1872.
    Cooper, James Fenimore. The Oak Opening, Or, The Bee-Hunter, 1883.
    Quinby, Moses. Quinby’s New Bee-Keeping. 1884
    Nehrling, Henry. Our Native Birds. 1893
    Lubbock, John. Ants, Bees, and Wasps. 1895.
    Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft, 1895; Citizen Bird, 1897; A Year with the Birds, 1906.
    Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. 1912.

    Birds and bees play an important role in the pollination of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. Their impact has been illustrated through books and poetry by canonical poets, including Longfellow and Dickinson. From the Flight of the Bumblebee to music inspired by birdsongs, the significance of birds and bees can be seen in music and art throughout history.

    Location : Exhibit Cases in Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery
    Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • - Steering Committee Meeting 7-8p - Gov't Ctr. Info: boardofreps.org
     
           

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 9-13. Among the best known and spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids. As many as 50-100 may be seen in a single night!
     
           

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, multimedia exhibit with photographs,
    - A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016. Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – $10 for non-members $5 for members.

    It is impossible to remember the 1960s without thinking of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon, the Beatles arriving in the United States, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and—most hauntingly—the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Against this backdrop of turbulent cultural change and social unrest, was the nation’s modern urban planning, which included the demolition of historic neighborhoods and irreplaceable buildings.

    This exhibition will explore the fascinating and ground-breaking decade of the 1960s and the Mansion’s connections to the revolutionary preservation battles and new landmark statutes of the era. It will also honor the museum’s 50th Anniversary as it celebrates the bands of locals, led by the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. and the Common Interest Group, who fought to save the Mansion and secure its status as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

    With Europe’s ongoing legacy of artistic and historic preservation and reuse as a model, in the 1960s concerned citizens brought national attention to the need for saving from demolition historically and architecturally significant structures in America. Jackie Kennedy, using her stature and influence, restored the White House’s historic interiors; and just as the grand mansions of Fifth Avenue and Newport were slated for demolition, here in Norwalk LeGrand Lockwood’s Civil War era palatial residence was faced with a similar fate. Recognizing that the demolition of this structure would be a great loss to the city, state, and nation, concerned citizens galvanized to save the mansion in one the most important and hard fought preservation battles in Connecticut’s history.

    The Museum’s 2016 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaffs, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. All visuals courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography.

    General Admission: Wed-Sun, 12-4 p.m., $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
    295 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 USA CT 06850
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 203.838.9799
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, entertainment,
    - N THE FALL OF 2002 BEGINNINGS WAS BORN OUT OF THE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THE MUSIC OF ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN ROCK BANDS OF ALL TIME – CHICAGO. FORGED TOGETHER BY A GROUP OF PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS, ALL VETERANS OF THE NEW YORK MUSIC SCENE, BEGINNINGS, LIKE CHICAGO, WAS A LABOR OF LOVE BASED ON MUSICIANSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM. BUT A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO CARNEGIE HALL… A COLLABORATION BLOSSOMED INTO A NON-STOP MUSICAL ODYSSEY.

    BEGINNINGS IS TIGHTLY WOVEN STRUCTURE OF INTELLECTUAL MUSICAL TALENT RARELY SEEN IN TODAY’S MUSIC WORLD, EITHER IN THE ORIGINAL OR TRIBUTE ARENAS. THEY ARE INDIVIDUALLY TALENTED MUSICIANS WHO TOGETHER COMPRISE AN EVER EVOLVING UNIVERSE OF MUSICALITY THAT ENCOMPASSES MULTI-INSTRUMENTALISTS AND MULTIPLE LEAD VOCALISTS. QUITE SIMPLY, THEY ARE A BAND LIKE NO OTHER. THIS DEPTH OF TALENT IS FOCUSED ON THE BAND CHICAGO, WHOSE SONG BOOK SPANS MORE THAN FORTY YEARS, AND INCLUDES FIVE NUMBER 1 ALBUMS AND TWENTY TOP TEN HITS. THEIR PERFORMANCES BRING TO LIFE THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO, AND EXCEPTIONALLY RECREATE EVERY DECADE OF THE BAND’S HITS. BEGINNINGS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY MELODIC ADVENTURE, PLEASING TO MUSIC LOVERS OF ALL AGES.

    FOR YEARS BEGINNINGS HAS ENTERTAINED AUDIENCES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THEIR PERFORMANCES INCLUDE WALT DISNEY’S EPCOT CENTER, BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY RESORT CASINO, THE M RESORT SPA CASINO IN LAS VEGAS, NV, THE GOLDEN NUGGET ATLANTIC CITY RESORT AND CASINO, THE WOLF DEN AT MOHEGAN SUN RESORT AND CASINO, CAESAR’S POCONOS RESORTS, HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT PENN NATIONAL RACEWAY, THE SAVANNAH CENTER THE VILLAGES, FL, CIRCLE SQUARE PAC OCALA FL., THE COMPANY THEATRE (NORWELL, MA.) AND MANY, MANY MORE.

    BEGINNINGS INVITES YOU TO MAKE TIME TO COME OUT AND HEAR THE BAND. THEY KNOW IT WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE AND ENTERTAINING SHOWS YOU WILL EVER SEE. THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO IS TRULY WONDERFUL – TIMELESS CLASSICS THAT DEFINE GENERATIONS – ESPECIALLY WHEN PERFORMED BY THIS TALENTED GROUP OF MUSICIANS – BEGINNINGS.

    For Wednesday night concerts, a parking fee of $10 per car will be charged for cars without a Norwalk Resident Pass
    Calf Pasture
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The most popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th. This delicious, sticky and gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States. Traditionally, S'mores consist of roasted marshmallows, a slab of chocolate and is enclosed by graham crackers making a yummy sandwich! Credited with creating the sandwich is Girl Scout Loretta Crew, her recipe for 'Some Mores' was published in 'Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts'.
     
           

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - The anniversary of President Harry Truman's announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, which had set off celebrations across the United States.
     
           

Monday, August 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and do something fun with your best friend! Go to a movie, shopping, get something to eat, play a game, or just hang out and be together.
     
           

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Eclipse of the moon. Visible to the Americas, Australia and the Pacific.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes.
     
           

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, multimedia exhibit with photographs,
    - A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016. Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – $10 for non-members $5 for members.

    It is impossible to remember the 1960s without thinking of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon, the Beatles arriving in the United States, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and—most hauntingly—the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Against this backdrop of turbulent cultural change and social unrest, was the nation’s modern urban planning, which included the demolition of historic neighborhoods and irreplaceable buildings.

    This exhibition will explore the fascinating and ground-breaking decade of the 1960s and the Mansion’s connections to the revolutionary preservation battles and new landmark statutes of the era. It will also honor the museum’s 50th Anniversary as it celebrates the bands of locals, led by the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. and the Common Interest Group, who fought to save the Mansion and secure its status as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

    With Europe’s ongoing legacy of artistic and historic preservation and reuse as a model, in the 1960s concerned citizens brought national attention to the need for saving from demolition historically and architecturally significant structures in America. Jackie Kennedy, using her stature and influence, restored the White House’s historic interiors; and just as the grand mansions of Fifth Avenue and Newport were slated for demolition, here in Norwalk LeGrand Lockwood’s Civil War era palatial residence was faced with a similar fate. Recognizing that the demolition of this structure would be a great loss to the city, state, and nation, concerned citizens galvanized to save the mansion in one the most important and hard fought preservation battles in Connecticut’s history.

    The Museum’s 2016 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaffs, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. All visuals courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography.

    General Admission: Wed-Sun, 12-4 p.m., $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
    295 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 USA CT 06850
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 203.838.9799

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, entertainment, piano, music, steinway, southport, fairfiled, library
    - This award-winning and internationally renowned concert pianist returns to Pequot Library for the final concert in a summer series, performing solo works.

    About the Musician:

    Alex Beyer has acquired an impressive array of prestigious concert appearances nationally and internationally. In 2016, he was the bronze medalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and was named one of five finalists of the American Pianists Association Awards. In the last year, he has been a guest soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, and the Irish National Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. He received Sixth Prize at the 2015 US Chopin Competition. He was the recipient of Third Prize, as well as the Beethoven and Irish National Symphony Orchestra special awards at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition. He has studied with Yoshie Akimoto, Dr. Matti Raekallio, and Melvin Chen. He is currently studying with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory, and studying mathematics at Harvard.

    Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $10 for students (21 and under). Purchase tickets online at http://www.pequotlibrary.org or by calling (203) 259-0346 ext. 15.

    Please visit http://www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Jeffrey Brown 203.259.0346 brown@pequotlibrary.org

Friday, August 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us while loving us unconditionally. For more information on celebrating our furry friends checkout the website http://www.nationaldogday.com.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the right for women vote throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
     
           

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit http://www.catalystcouncil.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 5:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

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