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Sunday, January 21st, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A time to celebrate and emphasize the gift and culture of life without prejudice or partiality.
     
           

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Concert
    - Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, will begin its 2018 season with matinee performances on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 pm of Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, Die Schöpfung (The Creation). There is no better place to experience a concert of great sacred music than the magnificent and inspirational Queen of the Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY. To bring out the beauty and depth of the text, which is based on the biblical Book of Genesis, the work will be performed in its original German and include full orchestral accompaniment as well as professional soloists.

    Music Director, Ira Spaulding, with a singing, conducting and teaching career of more than 40 years, promises to offer up such a dynamic performance that even audience members who have heard the piece several times before will leave the concert with the feeling of hearing it for the first time.

    During the majority of his musical career, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was the most celebrated composer in the world, and is credited with being the father of the symphony and the father of the string quartet. His oratorio, Die Schöpfung, is considered by many to be his greatest musical achievement.

    Following the concert, the audience is invited to an informal reception to meet and chat with the conductor, soloists, orchestra and chorus members while enjoying some delicious refreshments, a long-standing Hudson Chorale tradition. Ticket Prices: Advance Sale-$25; Door-$30; Students-$10. Advanced Sale tickets can be purchased on-line at click for details by calling 1-800-838-3006. Handicap parking is available at the venue. For additional chorus or event information, visit the chorus website.
    The Chapel at Maryknoll
    55 Ryder Rd Ossining NY 10562
    Information 914.462.3212 info@hudsonchorale.org

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Concert
    - Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, will begin its 2018 season with matinee performances on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 pm of Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, Die Schöpfung (The Creation). There is no better place to experience a concert of great sacred music than the magnificent and inspirational Queen of the Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY. To bring out the beauty and depth of the text, which is based on the biblical Book of Genesis, the work will be performed in its original German and include full orchestral accompaniment as well as professional soloists.

    Music Director, Ira Spaulding, with a singing, conducting and teaching career of more than 40 years, promises to offer up such a dynamic performance that even audience members who have heard the piece several times before will leave the concert with the feeling of hearing it for the first time.

    During the majority of his musical career, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was the most celebrated composer in the world, and is credited with being the father of the symphony and the father of the string quartet. His oratorio, Die Schöpfung, is considered by many to be his greatest musical achievement.

    Following the concert, the audience is invited to an informal reception to meet and chat with the conductor, soloists, orchestra and chorus members while enjoying some delicious refreshments, a long-standing Hudson Chorale tradition. Ticket Prices: Advance Sale-$25; Door-$30; Students-$10. Advanced Sale tickets can be purchased on-line at click for details by calling 1-800-838-3006. Handicap parking is available at the venue. For additional chorus or event information, visit the chorus website.
    The Chapel at Maryknoll
    55 Ryder Rd Ossining NY 10562
    Information 914.462.3212 info@hudsonchorale.org
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, live music, family, kids/children, recital
    - On Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 5:00pm, come hear the nine teenaged finalists perform portions of concertos as they vie for the opportunity to perform with the musicians of the Norwalk Symphony on Sunday, March 18. This event is open to the public at $10/adults and $5/students.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Kate Altman 203.956.6771 info@norwalksymphony.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. 60th 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 - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times, a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March 2018.
     
           

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net
  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Monday, February 5th, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Come sing with Westchester’s largest community chorus! Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting June 2018 concert that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914-478-0074.

    The concert program, entitled A Celebration of America, will be performed on Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, and features three American composers and their works: Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, along with highlights from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, plus the world premiere of two original commissioned works by composer Robert Convery. Both performances will be at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

    Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

    To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details.

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Bagels have earned their day in the spotlight, with the chewy circular bread first debuting in 1610 in Krakow, Poland! Bagels continue to be a popular breakfast staple, with more than 300 million bagels sold in 2016 alone.
     
           

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, live music, orchestra, broadway, valentine's day, date night, norwalk, sondheim
    - Join us for an evening of your favorite Broadway love songs at the Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Broadway stars Maria Failla and Trevor Martin will share the stage and present romantic ballads, narratives and duets from Showboat to Sondheim! Tickets available at click for details. Hope to see you there!
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Kate Altman 203.956.6771 info@norwalksymphony.org

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

  • | 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • | 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.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 4:05 PM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in the southern part of South America and Antartica.
     
           

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 67th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 17th with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 59th 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 19th, 2018

  • | 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.
     
           
  • - 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.
     
           

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - The 10th annual “Close To Home” event to benefit the Pacific House Young Adult Program will be held Friday, February 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. This popular, fun-filled yearly gathering raises funds needed to help homeless young adults avoid a lifetime of homelessness. The event features performances by talented musicians from local high schools and delicious dessert and food tastings from the area’s finest artisanal bakeries, restaurants and chocolatiers. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, special guest Javier Colon, winner of "The Voice," will provide an exclusive solo performance and special selections together with the students. Tickets are on sale now, beginning at $50. Visit click for details to purchase tickets or to learn more.

    The Close to Home youth concert is an extraordinary example of young adults helping young adults. Talented student musicians from Brunswick School, Darien High School, Greenwich High School, King School and Stamford High School will perform selections of jazz, instrumental, choral and popular music.

    “This highly anticipated community tradition raises critical funds for homeless young men who have nowhere to call home. We thank all the restaurants and gourmet eateries for sharing their delicious tastes. We’re grateful to the many student groups from local high schools and Javier Colon for lending their voices to this cause,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House.

    Having been introduced to millions of TV viewers as the winner on the inaugural season of NBC's The Voice, Stratford native Javier Colon is blessed with a stunningly soulful voice, an uncanny songwriting talent, a charismatic personality and a commanding stage presence. The singer-songwriter-guitarist has won the attention of an international fan base that has embraced his personally-charged, acoustic-textured blend of pop, rock and R&B.

    The Pacific House Young Adult Program helps the homeless young adults in lower Fairfield County find housing and connects them with employment, education, and support services that prepare them for adulthood. Specialized case managers, programs and a dedicated living space at the Pacific House emergency shelter help these young people get their lives on track. The program is one of many services offered at the Pacific House emergency shelter, which serves Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and many other communities throughout Fairfield County.

    Pacific House would like to thank the evening’s generous sponsors: Concert Sponsor: Olympus Partners, VIP Reception Sponsor: Webster Bank, Coach Sponsors: First County Bank, Harbor Point, Stamford Health, First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Guide Sponsors: Creative Video Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Renewal by Anderson, Individual sponsors: Cliff Berger, Debby & Mark Blackman, Francis J. Connor Family, Andrew M. Reid and the Fred & Joan Weisman Fund and Media Partners: Fairfield County LOOK, 95.9 THE FOX, CTbites and Hey Stamford.
    Hyatt Regency Greenwich
    1800 E. Putnam Avenue Old Greenwich CT 06870
    Lisa Planchard 203.406.0017 LPlanchard@PacificHouse.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 3:09 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, February 26th, 2018

  • - 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.
     
           

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

  • - 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.
     
           
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    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
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    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring. March's full moon.
     
           

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           
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    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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    - 45th 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.
     
           

Fun things to do in Bedford Hills

Since 1986 the Town Planner Calendar has been keeping families across America up-to-date about events and other fun things to do right in their hometown.

Delivered free of charge every December to millions of homes across America, our full-sized, full-color calendar is a time-tested and beloved tool for helping families stay organized. The large date blocks are not only loaded with lots of nearby events and fun things to do, there's plenty of room for you to record your own family's important events like birthdays, anniversaries, parties -- anything you have planned -- so everybody in the house can see them whenever they go to the fridge, out the front door, or wherever you choose to display it.

But there's more! Every calendar is full of coupons from popular local merchants, so you can save money while supporting small businesses right in your hometown.

And don't miss our beautiful full-color photography! Every month you'll recognize a new photo from someplace close to home, submitted to us by a local photographer. If you'd like to have your own hometown photos included in our calendar, please contact your local publisher for more information.

We truly believe it's better to "keep it local". From coast to coast and border to border, our network of franchisees work with organizations and merchants right in their community to make sure you get the information and savings you care about. We prefer to feature family-friendly events that are a short walk or drive away, and coupons from local businesses so you can support your hometown economy.

If there's something happening close to home that folks in your neighborhood need to know about, why not submit it to us today? Please note that publication of your event is subject to approval by your local Town Planner publisher.

If there's no Town Planner calendar in your area, you could be looking at a great business opportunity! Town Planner franchisees set their own hours and can work out of their homes while providing a valuable service to both homeowners and local businesses in the area. To learn more about how to become a Town Planner franchise owner, please view our franchise information page.

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