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Monday, February 8th, 2016

  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Neighbor to Neighbor, The Undies Project, Mardi Bra,
    - Inaugural Mardi “BRA” drive to take place February 2 – 9

    The new Neighbor to Neighbor initiative, The Undies Project, will hold its inaugural Greenwich-wide community bra drive, called Mardi Bra, to collect donations of new and gently used bras. The mission of The Undies Project is to provide new, unused underwear to Greenwich-area residents in need to improve their lives.

    Underwear is the most under-donated, and most needed, item of clothing that many of us take for granted.

    Through February 2nd to 9th donations of new and gently used bras can be made at the following locations: Aux Delices (Greenwich & Riverside), Eastern and Western Greenwich Civic Centers, all Greenwich Fire Stations (Central Greenwich, Cos Cob, Byram, Glenville, Sound Beach, Roundhill; Banksville; North Street), Splurge, Threads & Treads, Upper Crust Bagel Company, YMCA and YWCA. Donations may also be dropped off during regular donation hours at Neighbor to Neighbor.

    For further information contact Nancy Coughlin ncoughlin@ntngreenwich.org, Laura Delaflor laura@theundiesproject.com or Lucy Langley lucy@theundiesproject.com.

    All donations received will be distributed through Neighbor to Neighbor. Neighbor to Neighbor is a Greenwich-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization improving lives by providing for the exchange of food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. For more information visit us at http://www.ntngreenwich.org

     
           
    Lucy Langley 203.273.2420 lucy@theundiesproject.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:39am EST.
     
           

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Neighbor to Neighbor, The Undies Project, Mardi Bra,
    - Inaugural Mardi “BRA” drive to take place February 2 – 9

    The new Neighbor to Neighbor initiative, The Undies Project, will hold its inaugural Greenwich-wide community bra drive, called Mardi Bra, to collect donations of new and gently used bras. The mission of The Undies Project is to provide new, unused underwear to Greenwich-area residents in need to improve their lives.

    Underwear is the most under-donated, and most needed, item of clothing that many of us take for granted.

    Through February 2nd to 9th donations of new and gently used bras can be made at the following locations: Aux Delices (Greenwich & Riverside), Eastern and Western Greenwich Civic Centers, all Greenwich Fire Stations (Central Greenwich, Cos Cob, Byram, Glenville, Sound Beach, Roundhill; Banksville; North Street), Splurge, Threads & Treads, Upper Crust Bagel Company, YMCA and YWCA. Donations may also be dropped off during regular donation hours at Neighbor to Neighbor.

    For further information contact Nancy Coughlin ncoughlin@ntngreenwich.org, Laura Delaflor laura@theundiesproject.com or Lucy Langley lucy@theundiesproject.com.

    All donations received will be distributed through Neighbor to Neighbor. Neighbor to Neighbor is a Greenwich-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization improving lives by providing for the exchange of food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. For more information visit us at http://www.ntngreenwich.org

     
           
    Lucy Langley 203.273.2420 lucy@theundiesproject.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Celebration, Valentine's Day
    - Free dessert with a purchase of 2 meals and 2 margaritas. Cannot be combined with other offers.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 65th annual. The NBA All-Star Game is held outside the United States for the first time in its history when squads representing the Eastern and Western Conference tip off at the home of the Toronto Raptors. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 12th with the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Monday, February 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 58th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Friday, February 19th, 2016

  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Seniors, Retirement, Love, Valentine, Free, Refreshments, Seniors, Retired, Arts, Movie, Film, Date
    - Is it ever too late to date? In an effort to show that love has no age limit, the community is invited to attend a free movie screening of THE AGE OF LOVE. This new documentary follows the illuminating adventures of 30 older adults who attend a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Presented by SilverSource, Inc. and the Stamford Senior Center, this alternately poignant and funny film will be shown on Friday, February 19th from 2-4pm in the Franklin Auditorium at the Stamford Senior Center, located at 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT. Refreshments will be served, and after the film eligible attendees will be encouraged to sign up for Senior Speed Dating, which will be held on Friday, March 11. To save your spot at the film screening, send an email to ccrain@stamfordct.gov or call 203-977-5151.
    Stamford Senior Center
    888 Washington Blvd. stamford CT 06901
    Christina Crain 203.977.5151 ccrain@stamfordct.gov
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 58th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.
     
           

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 88th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. (Nominations were announced Jan 14th) Televised live.
     
           

Monday, February 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In 2016 we add one day, February 29th, to bring our calendar more nearly into accord with the seasons. Under the Julian calendar of 46 BC every forth year was a leap year, on the assumption that it took Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun. However, Earth's orbit period is actually 365.24219 days. For more than 1,600 years the Julian calendar was used, the calendar got out of sync with the seasons. The Gregorian calendar made just one small change: a leap day is added to the calendar every four years except for century years that are not exactly divisible by 400. Traditionally leap year is a time during which women may propose marriage to men.
     
           

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

  • - On March 5, 1970, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 44th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Friday, March 11th, 2016

  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Seniors, Retirement, Love, Dating, Refreshments, Seniors, Retired, Arts, Movie, Film, Date, Companion
    - Is it ever too late to date? In an effort to show that love has no age limit, the community is invited to attend a Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Connected to the film, THE AGE OF LOVE, SilverSource, Inc. and the Stamford Senior Center will hold a Senior Speed Dating event on Friday, March 11th from 2–4pm. Participants will have the opportunity to meet a number of eligible singles in a safe and comfortable environment at the Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s, 2748 Boston Post Rd, Darien, CT. A $10 registration fee is required to join in the fun and refreshments will be served. To reserve your chance to connect with great people and potentially spark a new relationship, register online at http://www.stamfordseniorct.org or in person at the Stamford Senior Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT. For more information, call 203-977-5151.

    The Waters Edge at Giovanni's
    2748 Boston Post Rd. Darien CT 06820
    Christina Crain 203.977.5151 ccrain@stamfordct.gov

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Basketball, Chelsea Piers
    - Registration for the 2nd Annual 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament is now open! Hurry and get your teams signed up for this one day, double elimination tournament. (Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night as Daylight savings time begins at 2 am Sunday.)

    There are two divisions this year:

    Men's: All ages, maximum 5 men on roster - $300 entry fee

    Coed: All ages, maximum 5 players, at least one woman on roster and on the court at all times - $300 entry fee

    Sponsorships are available at the Platinum and Gold levels. These sponsorships include team registration fees. We are also seeking sponsorships for our SJPC parent teams.

    You can register your team at http://stjosephparentingcenter.siplay.com/site/ClientSite/article/523743 and pay for your entry on your credit card.

    Not a basketball player? That's ok! We need volunteers for set-up, registration, and score keeping. If interested please email Natalia Sacristan Romero at nsacristanromero@sjpcenter.org.

    This is a charity fundraising tournament benefiting SJPC, 501(c) (3) non-sectarian organization that provides parenting education and support for at-risk families throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    Chelsea Piers
    1 Blachley Rd. Stamford CT 06902
    Margaret Carter 203.588.1934 mcarter@sjpcenter.org

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The seven days beginning on the final Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday.
     
           

Friday, March 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorating the crucifixion. Oldest Christian celebration.
     
           

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorates the Resurrection of Christ.
     
           

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

  • | 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.
     
           

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, networking, fundraiser, Center for Children's Advocacy
    - This event is different from others in that it offers a unique opportunity for companies to break through workplace barriers and engage employees with a spirit of togetherness and team building while raising funds for a great cause… The Center for Children’s Advocacy.
    This may be the most cost effective team building event for your employees. Teams of 8 – 10 members can compete. The 3 hour event consists of a variety of challenges at all levels so that everyone is able to participate in the fun! It’s a fantastic way for your employees to get to know one another as well as providing a spirited forum for companies in Fairfield County to network and raise money for a great cause!
    You and your employees will have the option to compete in:
     Trampoline Dodgeball
     Rock Climbing Relays
     Batting Cages
     Field House Obstacle Course
     Keypunch Team Strategy Game
    Whether we are in the courtroom or at the capitol, CCA attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of every child so that they have equal access to education, medical and mental health services, and the ability to grow up in a safe living environment.
    Now it’s time to lace up your sneakers, rally your co-workers, step away from the workplace and join us on the fields of play at Chelsea Piers Stamford, where work comes to play!
    Chelsea Piers
    1 Blachley Rd Stamford CT 06902
    Susan Stein 8605705327x231 sstein@kidscounsel.org

Friday, April 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Your town can observe this month to do a special project to help those in need. For information contact Spirit of America Foundation.
     
           

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Monday, April 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Anniversary of when Beatles held the top 5 positions of the Billboard Hot 100.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Originated by Uno Pizzeria and Grill, bringing deep dish pizza to the entire country!
     
           

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

  • - on this date in 1974 Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron broke the record set by Babe Ruth (1935) by hitting his 715th home run.
     
           

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1866 American diplomat Henry Bergh sought to end animal cruelty through the creation of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Matthew Galbraith Perry, negotiator of the first treaty between US and Japan.
     
           

Monday, April 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act into law protecting civil rights workers, expanding the rights of Native Americans and providing anti-discrimination measures in housing.
     
           

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1865 President Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next day.
     
           

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - This annual day recognizes the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island Immigrants and their descendants.
     
           

Monday, April 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Always the third Monday in April. 27,000 participants begin in the New England Town of Hopkintown and and finish near downtown Boston. For information visit http://www.baa.org
     
           

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Recognize the importance of play, games and creative activities in children's education. The first kindergarten in a public school in the US was started in 1873, at St. Louis.
     
           

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