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Sunday, August 19th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, tag sale, operation hope, fairfield, hunger, homelessness, garage sale, yard
    - Operation Hope’s Annual “Really Big” Tag Sale will be held Saturday, August 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday, August 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. Held rain or shine, admission is $1.00. First Church is generously allowing Operation Hope the use of its facility for this long-standing community event that is open to all. All proceeds support Operation Hope’s mission to end hunger and provide vital services to the region’s most vulnerable citizens in the community.

    The Tag Sale provides a wonderful opportunity for local residents to donate items they no longer have use for and to volunteer at the event – all for a worthy cause. Donations are accepted at First Church Congregational Monday, August 13 through Thursday, August 16, 9:00am - 12:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm, daily. Donations appreciated include furniture, household goods, jewelry, table linens, pictures/paintings, art, toys, gaming systems, newer electronics (flat screen TVs, monitors and newer computers), bikes, outdoor equipment and sporting goods. Operation Hope cannot accept bedding, clothing, cribs, shoes, stuffed animals, entertainment centers, books, VCR tapes and tube TVs/monitors. Furniture cannot be picked up by Operation Hope. For details about donations and volunteering, visit bit.ly/ohtagsale2018.
    First Church Congregational
    148 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
    Donna Schmidt 203.292.5588 dschmidt@operationhopect.org
  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Open House
    - Follow your dreams with this unprecedented downtown beach residence! The .43 acre property is a rarity in this prime location between Penfield Beach and the downtown train. Timeless style, sophisticated interior, exceptional materials, and master craftsmanship by a long-established and experienced builder will define your home. With five-six Bedrooms, four and a half baths, and the Office/Bedroom and Rec Room wired for surround sound on the Third Floor Suite, there's room for everyone to relax. Entertain in your Great Room with grand fireplace, on the large back deck, or on the covered back patio rain or shine! Enjoy casual indoor or outdoor dining after a fun day at Penfield Beach. Retire to a blissful night's sleep as the sea breezes continue from your private balcony into the Master Suite. An invigorating stroll to the train each morning will send you to work in the right frame of mind until you return home to your oasis. Optional Pool, Spa, & Pool House. Move in this summer!

    Stop by to take a look during the Open House, and in the meantime, I invite you to take a virtual tour.
    New Home
    254 Penfield Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | Local Events
    - FAIRFIELD FARMERS MARKET, 1451 POST ROAD, FAIRFIELD, CT, 06824 INFO@FAIRFIELDFARMERSMARKET.ORG
     
           
  • | Local Events, Sound Healiing, Harmonic Vibrations, Chakras, Alchemy, Singing Bowls
    - Magnetic-Harmonic Vibrational Therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M., shares powerful energy techniques using the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination with Himalayan and Crystal Singing Bowls. Jay calls this technique “Magnetic Harmonic Vibrational Therapy” and in his practice utilizes sound/frequency vibrations, Parthonic Energy and Mind Energy-in-Action to re-establish the proper harmonic tones within the subtle energy fields of the body: the Chakras, the Etheric body and the Auric energy field. In this workshop-retreat he will demonstrate how Qigong plays a role in this process of stimulating what he calls our ”inner pharmacy” - a powerful source we all possess.

    Jay Emmanuel is an Applied Kinesiologist, Vibrational Medicine Therapist, and a Reiki Practitioner who utilizes Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Herbs, Ancestral Herb Therapies from the Andes, Organic Nutrition, Bio-Magnetic Therapies and Vibrational Medicine Quantum Technology in his practice. He is also a writer - The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds & Vibrations (available on Amazon - click for details and singer with a powerful melodic vocal range, acclaimed in the area of New Age Healing Music.
    Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
    430 East St. Lenox MA 01240
    Yingxing Wang 866.264.5139 events@eastover.com

Monday, August 20th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Kids, summer day camp, history, field trips, explore, create
    - Join WHS’ award-winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am – 3 pm. Each session will also include a one-day field trip to a local site during the week and a special end of camp celebration on Friday.

    $250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount
    Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day.

    Session One: New World Explorers
    June 25-29
    Colonial life in Connecticut was about more than growing onions. Explore how colonial Westporters and Native Peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days in the New World.
    Trip to Wilton Historical Society on Friday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Two: History Detectives
    August 13-17
    Discover some of the mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Staples. Investigate a different crime, event or location each day to see if you can get to the bottom of Westport’s strangest characters.
    Trip to Adams Academy on Wednesday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Three: Global Archaeologists
    August 20-24
    Step back in time but also travel around the globe to discover artwork, events, and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day archaeologists will focus on a different continent and will uncover treasures from that region.
    Trip to Compo Beach on Thursday (drop off and pick up location). Please bring a towel and bathing suit.


    Register online at click for details to take a trip back in time! Note that the medical waiver (online) must be returned to WHSM before summer sessions begin. Please call (203) 222-1424 for daily registrations.
     
           
    Barbara 203.222.1424 bpeck@westporthistory.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Sports and Recreation, women, recover from the devastation of alcohol and drug addictions
    - Women for Sobriety is a self- help group for women with alcohol and/or drug addictions with weekly meetings on Monday at 10:30am - 11:30 am at Barefoot Living Arts at 85 Mill Plain Rd.

    This group will learn and practice the "New Life" program from Women for Sobriety, Inc., an international self- help recovery program for women. The "New Life" program teaches women ways in which to cope with life's problems. Women learn ways in which to feel good about themselves. This program recognizes that a woman's biggest need in recovery is to find self- worth and self-esteem to overcome the debilitating feelings of guilt.
    Women for Sobriety, Inc. has self-help groups throughout the world, helping women to recover from the devastation of alcohol and drug addictions. To join this group, contact Joy Herbst at 203-640-0530 or email Joy@JoyHerbst.com

    To receive a complimentary program literature packet, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (business size) to: WFS, Inc., PO Box 618, Quakertown, PA 18951-0618 or email the organization at: Contact@Womenforsobriety.org, and visit the new website for more information about the program: click for details
    Barefoot Living Arts
    85 Mill Plain Rd., Building V3, 3rd floor, suite 1 Fairfield CT 06824
    Joy Herbst 203.640.0530 Joy@JoyHerbst.com

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Kids, summer day camp, history, field trips, explore, create
    - Join WHS’ award-winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am – 3 pm. Each session will also include a one-day field trip to a local site during the week and a special end of camp celebration on Friday.

    $250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount
    Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day.

    Session One: New World Explorers
    June 25-29
    Colonial life in Connecticut was about more than growing onions. Explore how colonial Westporters and Native Peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days in the New World.
    Trip to Wilton Historical Society on Friday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Two: History Detectives
    August 13-17
    Discover some of the mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Staples. Investigate a different crime, event or location each day to see if you can get to the bottom of Westport’s strangest characters.
    Trip to Adams Academy on Wednesday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Three: Global Archaeologists
    August 20-24
    Step back in time but also travel around the globe to discover artwork, events, and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day archaeologists will focus on a different continent and will uncover treasures from that region.
    Trip to Compo Beach on Thursday (drop off and pick up location). Please bring a towel and bathing suit.


    Register online at click for details to take a trip back in time! Note that the medical waiver (online) must be returned to WHSM before summer sessions begin. Please call (203) 222-1424 for daily registrations.
     
           
    Barbara 203.222.1424 bpeck@westporthistory.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Library Events, books, meet author, wellness, health
    - Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow with Australian author and podcaster Brooke McAlary as she discusses her just released book "Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World."

    Are you constantly striving to keep up with life's busy expectations? It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire," and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude.

    Enjoy:
    • A 30- to 40-minute author talk
    • Q&A
    • Book sales & signing

    Free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres served.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Pequot Library 203.259.0346 steneken@pequotlibrary.org

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Kids, summer day camp, history, field trips, explore, create
    - Join WHS’ award-winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am – 3 pm. Each session will also include a one-day field trip to a local site during the week and a special end of camp celebration on Friday.

    $250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount
    Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day.

    Session One: New World Explorers
    June 25-29
    Colonial life in Connecticut was about more than growing onions. Explore how colonial Westporters and Native Peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days in the New World.
    Trip to Wilton Historical Society on Friday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Two: History Detectives
    August 13-17
    Discover some of the mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Staples. Investigate a different crime, event or location each day to see if you can get to the bottom of Westport’s strangest characters.
    Trip to Adams Academy on Wednesday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Three: Global Archaeologists
    August 20-24
    Step back in time but also travel around the globe to discover artwork, events, and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day archaeologists will focus on a different continent and will uncover treasures from that region.
    Trip to Compo Beach on Thursday (drop off and pick up location). Please bring a towel and bathing suit.


    Register online at click for details to take a trip back in time! Note that the medical waiver (online) must be returned to WHSM before summer sessions begin. Please call (203) 222-1424 for daily registrations.
     
           
    Barbara 203.222.1424 bpeck@westporthistory.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events, movies, films, books, Pequot Library
    - Bring your own refreshments and enjoy some of the best book-to-film adaptations from 2017 and 2018. Arrive at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the novel before enjoying the feature film at 3:30 p.m. Matinée screening. General seating. No reservation required. Free and open to the public.

    "The Zookeeper’s Wife" (2017 film adaptation, PG-13, 2h 7min). Original novel by Diane Ackerman. The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

    More Pequot Presents: Books to Film
    August 8: "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017 film adaptation, PG-13, 1h 54 min)
    August 15: "Annihilation" (2018 film adaptation, R, 2h)
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Pequot Library 203.259.0346 steneken@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Run
    - Looking for some people to run with? Join the folks at sound RUNNER in Fairfield for group runs on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00 am. Don't go it alone...it's always nice to run with friends.

    Run distance is 3-5 miles on Wednesday and 3-7 miles on Saturday. All abilities are welcome.
    Sound Runner
    1596 Post Road Fairfield CT 06824

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Kids, summer day camp, history, field trips, explore, create
    - Join WHS’ award-winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am – 3 pm. Each session will also include a one-day field trip to a local site during the week and a special end of camp celebration on Friday.

    $250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount
    Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day.

    Session One: New World Explorers
    June 25-29
    Colonial life in Connecticut was about more than growing onions. Explore how colonial Westporters and Native Peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days in the New World.
    Trip to Wilton Historical Society on Friday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Two: History Detectives
    August 13-17
    Discover some of the mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Staples. Investigate a different crime, event or location each day to see if you can get to the bottom of Westport’s strangest characters.
    Trip to Adams Academy on Wednesday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Three: Global Archaeologists
    August 20-24
    Step back in time but also travel around the globe to discover artwork, events, and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day archaeologists will focus on a different continent and will uncover treasures from that region.
    Trip to Compo Beach on Thursday (drop off and pick up location). Please bring a towel and bathing suit.


    Register online at click for details to take a trip back in time! Note that the medical waiver (online) must be returned to WHSM before summer sessions begin. Please call (203) 222-1424 for daily registrations.
     
           
    Barbara 203.222.1424 bpeck@westporthistory.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Home Health care, Senior Helpers, Bayada
    - Enjoy hors d'oevres, wine and networking while we raise funds to support awareness, care, and research in the fight to end Alzheimer's.
    Paint Studio #98
    1460 Post Rd E Westport CT 06880
    Amanda 203.854.5100

Friday, August 24th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Kids, summer day camp, history, field trips, explore, create
    - Join WHS’ award-winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am – 3 pm. Each session will also include a one-day field trip to a local site during the week and a special end of camp celebration on Friday.

    $250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount
    Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day.

    Session One: New World Explorers
    June 25-29
    Colonial life in Connecticut was about more than growing onions. Explore how colonial Westporters and Native Peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days in the New World.
    Trip to Wilton Historical Society on Friday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Two: History Detectives
    August 13-17
    Discover some of the mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Staples. Investigate a different crime, event or location each day to see if you can get to the bottom of Westport’s strangest characters.
    Trip to Adams Academy on Wednesday (drop off and pick up location).

    Session Three: Global Archaeologists
    August 20-24
    Step back in time but also travel around the globe to discover artwork, events, and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day archaeologists will focus on a different continent and will uncover treasures from that region.
    Trip to Compo Beach on Thursday (drop off and pick up location). Please bring a towel and bathing suit.


    Register online at click for details to take a trip back in time! Note that the medical waiver (online) must be returned to WHSM before summer sessions begin. Please call (203) 222-1424 for daily registrations.
     
           
    Barbara 203.222.1424 bpeck@westporthistory.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Daily Specials, book discussion, history, WWII, concentration camps, Lilac Girls, tour of house
    - On Friday, August 24, from 11 am to 12pm, at Westpoft Historical Society, Kelle Ruden, a professional discussion leader, WHS advisory board member and President of the Westport Garden Club will facilitate the discussion of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Copies of Lilac Girls are available at the Westport Library.
    Light refreshments will be served.

    Lilac Girls is based on the true story of American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday who rescued 72 Polish women from the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Northern Germany and brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Miss Ferriday spent 78 summers at her home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT, creating a wonderland of gardens and refurbishing the 18th century home, a Connecticut Landmark.

    The opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens, Caroline Ferriday’s home and an inspiration for the novel will take place on Saturday, August 25th, 10:30 am to noon. We will depart from the Westport Historical Society at 9:15 am. Directions are available for participants wishing to meet the group at the Bellamy-Ferriday site.

    Reservations are required for both events, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 using the gift shop extension. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.

    Pre-registration is a must for the tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden on Saturday, August 25, 2018 as space is limited. Cost for both events: $22 for members, $25 for non-members. If you would like to attend only one event, admission for members is $12, $15 for non-members.

    To learn more about the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden visit their website and to read more about the book and Martha Hall Kelly visit her website here.

    click for details

    click for details
     
           
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, concert
    - This new concert series will feature the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles. Free Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher, and WPKN.

    August 3: Brian Torff and New Duke

    August 10: Saxophonist Jim Clark

    August 17: Violinist Jason Anick and the Rhythm Future Quartet

    August 24: Atla and Matt DeChamplain

    August 31: Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, jazz, funk, rock, R&B, and pop
    - Four-time Grammy Award-winner and visionary roots-music storyteller, Keb' Mo' returns to The Warehouse for a special and intimate solo acoustic show. Keb' brings a big back beat and an injection of soul to the country blues. Like Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, Keb' uses the blues as a template for a musical vision that includes jazz, funk, rock, R&B, and pop.
    His genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice, and magnetic charisma have gained him a tremendously loyal fan base and a few Grammys, 4 to be exact.

    Price: $75
    Fairfield Theatre Company
    70 Sanford Street Fairfield CT 06824

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, yoga hiking
    - Join us for yoga and hiking on most Saturday mornings in warm weather months at various locations in Fairfield County. The 2 hour event is split half yoga, half hiking. All levels of yoga experience are welcome! Hikes are easy (flat) to moderate (ups and downs) and about 3 miles. We provide yoga mats and drinking water. The event fee is $13.00 per person. Please register at click for details.
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Greenfield Hill Farmers Market 65 Hillside Road
    Local farmers and vendors selling CT grown produce, eggs, artisan breads and more!
    Info: silverpondfarm@yahoo.com
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Library Events, Book Sale
    -

    The Friends of the Bethel Library Present the:
    Annual mini-BIG Book Sale
    Saturday August 25 from 10:00 – 4:00 in the Community Room and the Book Cellar of the Bethel Library.
    You’ll find an excellent selection of gently-used fiction, children’s books, and non-fiction in subjects ranging from Ancient Civilizations to Zoos. Or for pure entertainment, there will be CDs, DVDs, and Vinyl to rummage through. All proceeds go towards funding Bethel Library programs, projects and museum passes.
    See you at the sale!


    Community Room and the Book Cellar
    189 Greenwood Ave Bethel CT 06801
    Jenny Tesar 203.792.8237
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Daily Specials, book discussion, history, WWII, concentration camps, Lilac Girls, tour of house
    - On Friday, August 24, from 11 am to 12pm, at Westpoft Historical Society, Kelle Ruden, a professional discussion leader, WHS advisory board member and President of the Westport Garden Club will facilitate the discussion of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Copies of Lilac Girls are available at the Westport Library.
    Light refreshments will be served.

    Lilac Girls is based on the true story of American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday who rescued 72 Polish women from the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Northern Germany and brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Miss Ferriday spent 78 summers at her home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT, creating a wonderland of gardens and refurbishing the 18th century home, a Connecticut Landmark.

    The opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens, Caroline Ferriday’s home and an inspiration for the novel will take place on Saturday, August 25th, 10:30 am to noon. We will depart from the Westport Historical Society at 9:15 am. Directions are available for participants wishing to meet the group at the Bellamy-Ferriday site.

    Reservations are required for both events, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 using the gift shop extension. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.

    Pre-registration is a must for the tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden on Saturday, August 25, 2018 as space is limited. Cost for both events: $22 for members, $25 for non-members. If you would like to attend only one event, admission for members is $12, $15 for non-members.

    To learn more about the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden visit their website and to read more about the book and Martha Hall Kelly visit her website here.

    click for details

    click for details
     
           

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events, ice cream social, games, historical
    - On Sunday, August 26, join us on the lawn at Westport Historical Society from 3 to 5 pm for an ice cream social. Enjoy the last days of summer with the whole family. Ping pong, corn hole, croquet and photo opps with the WHS photoboard as well as with our kinetic Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty statues, Betsy and Sam, will be enjoyed by all.

    Ice cream, cones and toppings generously donated by WHS friend and partner, Saugatuck Sweets.

    $4 per cone/cup; all proceeds to benefit WHS
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - FAIRFIELD FARMERS MARKET, 1451 POST ROAD, FAIRFIELD, CT, 06824 INFO@FAIRFIELDFARMERSMARKET.ORG
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 7:56 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | 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 click for details.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

Monday, August 27th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Sports and Recreation, women, recover from the devastation of alcohol and drug addictions
    - Women for Sobriety is a self- help group for women with alcohol and/or drug addictions with weekly meetings on Monday at 10:30am - 11:30 am at Barefoot Living Arts at 85 Mill Plain Rd.

    This group will learn and practice the "New Life" program from Women for Sobriety, Inc., an international self- help recovery program for women. The "New Life" program teaches women ways in which to cope with life's problems. Women learn ways in which to feel good about themselves. This program recognizes that a woman's biggest need in recovery is to find self- worth and self-esteem to overcome the debilitating feelings of guilt.
    Women for Sobriety, Inc. has self-help groups throughout the world, helping women to recover from the devastation of alcohol and drug addictions. To join this group, contact Joy Herbst at 203-640-0530 or email Joy@JoyHerbst.com

    To receive a complimentary program literature packet, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (business size) to: WFS, Inc., PO Box 618, Quakertown, PA 18951-0618 or email the organization at: Contact@Womenforsobriety.org, and visit the new website for more information about the program: click for details
    Barefoot Living Arts
    85 Mill Plain Rd., Building V3, 3rd floor, suite 1 Fairfield CT 06824
    Joy Herbst 203.640.0530 Joy@JoyHerbst.com
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Special Interest, Science, Discussion
    - How does one decide on science issues? You probably use shortcuts such as previous experiences, rules of thumb (heuristics), evidence that supports your decision or perhaps thinking that others would approve.

    This month, science readers think about the science of NOT believing in science. We will read the July 2018 Scientific American article about, “The Science of Anti-Science Thinking,” by D.T. Kenrick et. al. The discussion will call on experiments done in the past about how people make decisions, such as those that maintain the anti-science community. Ruth Light will review the ground-breaking work of Tversky and Kahnemann that started 50 years ago.

    Admission is Free. 7 p.m. dinner and program. Contributions and memberships welcome. Food and drink can be purchased directly from the restaurant from their menu. Silver Star Diner, 210 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT

    Science Readers is open to HFFC members and first time attendees. RSVP at click for details or email hffc@optonline.net subject line “Think RSVP”.

    To download the article, go to
    click for details


    Silver Star Diner
    210 Connecticut Avenue Norwalk CT 06854
    Candice Zarr 203.761.9422 candyland123@optonline.net
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  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Flushing Meadows, NY. Part of the Grand Slam of tennis tournaments. Est attendance: 720,000.
     
           

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Seniors, Retirement, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Senior Gems, Senior Helpers, Benchmark
    - Join Senior Helpers Fairfield and Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock as we discuss Alzheimer's and Dementia, including normal aging vs. dementia, the impact on different parts of the brain, and how to help your loved on navigate this disease progression.
    Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock
    708 Bridgeport Ave Shelton CT 06484
    Katie Vanovitch 203.659.0402 kvanovitch@seniorhelpers.com
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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Run
    - Looking for some people to run with? Join the folks at sound RUNNER in Fairfield for group runs on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00 am. Don't go it alone...it's always nice to run with friends.

    Run distance is 3-5 miles on Wednesday and 3-7 miles on Saturday. All abilities are welcome.
    Sound Runner
    1596 Post Road Fairfield CT 06824
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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824

Friday, August 31st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, concert
    - This new concert series will feature the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles. Free Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher, and WPKN.

    August 3: Brian Torff and New Duke

    August 10: Saxophonist Jim Clark

    August 17: Violinist Jason Anick and the Rhythm Future Quartet

    August 24: Atla and Matt DeChamplain

    August 31: Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, yoga hiking
    - Join us for yoga and hiking on most Saturday mornings in warm weather months at various locations in Fairfield County. The 2 hour event is split half yoga, half hiking. All levels of yoga experience are welcome! Hikes are easy (flat) to moderate (ups and downs) and about 3 miles. We provide yoga mats and drinking water. The event fee is $13.00 per person. Please register at click for details.
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Greenfield Hill Farmers Market 65 Hillside Road
    Local farmers and vendors selling CT grown produce, eggs, artisan breads and more!
    Info: silverpondfarm@yahoo.com
     
           
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - The Westport - Weston Chamber of Commerce and DBD Productions announces the 2018 Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, with a Labor Day weekend lineup that includes headliners Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Fantastic Negrito, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Carolyn Wonderland and more!

    Connecticut’s premier music festival is celebrating 11 years of delivering soulful, southern inspired food, music and family fun to the banks of the Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport.

    This year Blues Views and BBQ will feature 20 bands, including headlining performances on our main stage from funk powerhouses Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito. Blues, Views and BBQ has long been a venue for introducing up and coming and local talent along with our marquee headliners. In that same tradition, this year we welcome first time performers Carolyn Wonderland, Mingo Fishtrap, Cris Jacobs and Ruby Velle & Soulphonics.

    2018 Lineup Includes:

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
    FANTASTIC NEGRITO
    SISTER SPARROW & THE DITRY BIRDS
    CAROLYN WONDERLAND
    MINGO FISHTRAP
    BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION
    ERIC KRASNO BAND
    RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS
    CRIS JACOBS BAND
    BILL KIRCHEN
    ROCKY LAWRENCE AND THE COFFEE GRINDERS & MORE!
    SHAWN TAYLOR AND WANDERING ROOTS


    SATURDAY SEPT 1ST:

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
    SISTER SPARROW & THE DITRY BIRDS
    MINGO FISHTRAP
    ERIC KRASNO BAND
    CRIS JACOBS BAND
    SHAWN TAYLOR AND WANDERING ROOTS


    SUNDAY SEPT 2ND:

    FANTASTIC NEGRITO
    CAROLYN WONDERLAND
    BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION
    RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS
    BILL KIRCHEN
    ROCKY LAWRENCE AND THE COFFEE GRINDERS


    The Expanded Imperial Jam will consists of Two Stages this year including a Kids Music Stage! Come catch some of the best local music around on the Imperial Jam Stage with performances from:

    Saturday Sept 1st


    11:30-12:30-Dan Stevens

    12:45-1:45-Shiny Lapel Trio

    2:05-3;05 Hitch & The Giddy Up

    3:30-4:30 Tracy Jo & The Toads

    4:50-6:00 Jake Kulak

    6:30-8:00 Mighty Soul Drivers


    Sunday Sept 2nd


    1130-3:00 School of Rock

    3:30-4:30 Rib & Pie Eating Contest

    5:00-6:00 Remember September

    6:30-8:00 The Alpaca Gnomes

    Enjoy hours of family fun at the famous Imperial Jam with the bounce park, Touch a Truck, airbrush tattoos, pie and rib eating contests and our second stage showcasing local and family friendly musical entertainment all day long. Don’t miss the KCBS BBQ competition, and CTBites returns with cooking demos providing culinary inspiration. There will be plenty of food to satisfy every appetite.

    With its all star lineup, this rousing music and culinary destination has become the hottest way to spend the last lingering days of summer.

    The 11th annual Blues Views & BBQ Festival is happening Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Tickets on sale now!
    The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
    40 Jesup Road Westport CT 06880
  • | 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 click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Colder temperatures are the perfect time to heat those ovens! In September, bakers gonna bake during National Bake and Decorate Month!
     
           

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - The Westport - Weston Chamber of Commerce and DBD Productions announces the 2018 Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, with a Labor Day weekend lineup that includes headliners Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Fantastic Negrito, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Carolyn Wonderland and more!

    Connecticut’s premier music festival is celebrating 11 years of delivering soulful, southern inspired food, music and family fun to the banks of the Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport.

    This year Blues Views and BBQ will feature 20 bands, including headlining performances on our main stage from funk powerhouses Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito. Blues, Views and BBQ has long been a venue for introducing up and coming and local talent along with our marquee headliners. In that same tradition, this year we welcome first time performers Carolyn Wonderland, Mingo Fishtrap, Cris Jacobs and Ruby Velle & Soulphonics.

    2018 Lineup Includes:

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
    FANTASTIC NEGRITO
    SISTER SPARROW & THE DITRY BIRDS
    CAROLYN WONDERLAND
    MINGO FISHTRAP
    BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION
    ERIC KRASNO BAND
    RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS
    CRIS JACOBS BAND
    BILL KIRCHEN
    ROCKY LAWRENCE AND THE COFFEE GRINDERS & MORE!
    SHAWN TAYLOR AND WANDERING ROOTS


    SATURDAY SEPT 1ST:

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
    SISTER SPARROW & THE DITRY BIRDS
    MINGO FISHTRAP
    ERIC KRASNO BAND
    CRIS JACOBS BAND
    SHAWN TAYLOR AND WANDERING ROOTS


    SUNDAY SEPT 2ND:

    FANTASTIC NEGRITO
    CAROLYN WONDERLAND
    BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION
    RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS
    BILL KIRCHEN
    ROCKY LAWRENCE AND THE COFFEE GRINDERS


    The Expanded Imperial Jam will consists of Two Stages this year including a Kids Music Stage! Come catch some of the best local music around on the Imperial Jam Stage with performances from:

    Saturday Sept 1st


    11:30-12:30-Dan Stevens

    12:45-1:45-Shiny Lapel Trio

    2:05-3;05 Hitch & The Giddy Up

    3:30-4:30 Tracy Jo & The Toads

    4:50-6:00 Jake Kulak

    6:30-8:00 Mighty Soul Drivers


    Sunday Sept 2nd


    1130-3:00 School of Rock

    3:30-4:30 Rib & Pie Eating Contest

    5:00-6:00 Remember September

    6:30-8:00 The Alpaca Gnomes

    Enjoy hours of family fun at the famous Imperial Jam with the bounce park, Touch a Truck, airbrush tattoos, pie and rib eating contests and our second stage showcasing local and family friendly musical entertainment all day long. Don’t miss the KCBS BBQ competition, and CTBites returns with cooking demos providing culinary inspiration. There will be plenty of food to satisfy every appetite.

    With its all star lineup, this rousing music and culinary destination has become the hottest way to spend the last lingering days of summer.

    The 11th annual Blues Views & BBQ Festival is happening Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Tickets on sale now!
    The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
    40 Jesup Road Westport CT 06880
  • | Local Events
    - FAIRFIELD FARMERS MARKET, 1451 POST ROAD, FAIRFIELD, CT, 06824 INFO@FAIRFIELDFARMERSMARKET.ORG
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 10:37 PM, EDT.
     
           

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning.
     
           

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Family, Kids, Holiday, Hebrew School, Shofar
    - Rosh Hashana Shofar Factory Comes to Town

    The new Westport/Weston Hebrew after school program presents an event for the entire family, called make your own authentic Shofar. The event will be held Tuesday, September 4 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road in Weston and is open to all. Freida Hecht is director of the program.

    The cost is $10 per child. Participants will saw, sand, drill and go home with their own rams’ horn called, Shofar in Hebrew, in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday that begins Sunday Eve, September 9.

    The Jewish culture after school program features the Aleph Champ Hebrew reading and writing program and a hands-on learning approach with children learning about Jewish history, traditions, holidays, Israel and more through games, drama, arts and crafts and baking. The school offers a Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation and celebrations.

    New for this year is the B'nai Mitzvah Division for 6 & 7th grade students preparing for their Bar & Bat Mitzvah, which will include a Jewish Discovery Course, Social Action Opportunities and Stump the Rabbi discussions.

    The program is open to kindergarteners through seventh grade and meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT. All are welcome, regardless of affiliation, level of observance, or prior knowledge. For Registration and Information call 203-493-6505

    Email: westonhebrewschool@gmail.com or visit click for details
    Norfield Grange
    12 Good Hill Road Weston CT 06883
    Freida Hecht 203.493.6505 westonhebrewschool@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to promote the positive parts of procrastination.

    In today’s busy lifestyle’s, there are pressures put on us to be here and be there at certain times and we are always watching the clock.

    Today, just take a moment to slow down for a little bit & enjoy the scenery.
     
           

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, exhibition, library
    - Exhibition on view from Thursday, September 6, 2018 through Sunday, October 7, 2018 during regular Library hours.

    Paradise [Lost] features a collection of color photographs by Árpád Krizsán, Best in Show winner of Pequot Library's 2017 Art Show. Explore with Krizsán as he scratches past the superficial "to look at the other side or what others wouldn't see, yet finding beauty in all of it."

    Krizsán's passion for photography was inspired by his father, who taught him to "walk and see." He has studied in Vienna, Washington, D.C., and New York City and participated in shows in Austria, New York City, and Connecticut for which he received numerous awards.

    Enjoy an opening reception on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a gallery tour by the artist at 7:00 p.m.

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Caroline Crawford 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Library Events, photography, exhibition
    - Enjoy an opening reception for Paradise [Lost] by Árpád Krizsán, featuring a gallery tour at 7:00 p.m. led by the artist. Explore this collection of color photographs highlighting Krizsán’s unique mission to “look at the other side or what others wouldn’t see, finding beauty in it all.”

    Krizsán was the Best in Show winner at Pequot Library’s 2017 Art Show.

    Light hors d’ouevres and wine served.

    Exhibition on view: September 6, 2018 – October 7, 2018
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Pequot Library 203.259.0346 steneken@pequotlibrary.org

Friday, September 7th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, exhibition, library
    - Exhibition on view from Thursday, September 6, 2018 through Sunday, October 7, 2018 during regular Library hours.

    Paradise [Lost] features a collection of color photographs by Árpád Krizsán, Best in Show winner of Pequot Library's 2017 Art Show. Explore with Krizsán as he scratches past the superficial "to look at the other side or what others wouldn't see, yet finding beauty in all of it."

    Krizsán's passion for photography was inspired by his father, who taught him to "walk and see." He has studied in Vienna, Washington, D.C., and New York City and participated in shows in Austria, New York City, and Connecticut for which he received numerous awards.

    Enjoy an opening reception on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a gallery tour by the artist at 7:00 p.m.

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Caroline Crawford 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Fashion and Freedom
    - In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture included mass-produced images from movies, advertisements, and magazines in a way that had never before shaped an era of American womanhood. Drawing on the Fairfield Museum’s rich costume collection, this exhibition raises questions about the relationships between the “New Woman”, and the representations of freedom of movement, behavior, and thought that defined modern American womanhood and the “Flapper” culture and lifestyle. On view through January 27, 2019.
    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road Fairfield CT 06824
  • | Local Events, Taichi, Yin & Yang, Yang Style, Aiping Cheng
    - Grandmaster Aiping Cheng is one of the world’s foremost authorities in Chinese Martial Arts who, in this workshop, will provide a clear understanding of the Meaning of Tai Chi and answer the question: How are “yin” and “yang” revealed in Tai Chi? Students will learn the Basic Movements and a Simple Tai Chi Chuan 10 Form including:
    • Wild Horse Parts its Mane
    • Grasping Sparrow's Tail
    • Waving Hands Like Drifting Clouds
    • Standing on One Leg
    • Brushing Knee & Zigzag Steps
    • Holding Single Whip
    • Flowing Movement to the Left
    • Monkey Repels
    • Kick Leg
    • Snake Creeps Down

    With over 40 years of training, demonstrating (including as an adolescent, for President Nixon), competing, coaching, and teaching at the highest levels, few can match Grandmaster Cheng’s credentials. In 1999, Grandmaster Cheng was awarded Top Level by the International Wushu Association, reserved for martial arts masters with at least 30 years of outstanding experience and was also presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2008, Grandmaster Cheng was awarded the 8th Duan from the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association for her skill, knowledge, and teaching. This recognition is rare outside of China. In 2008 Grandmaster Cheng was also named one of the Top 100 Chinese Martial Artists in World by the World Culture Science Academy in Hong Kong, recognizing her for her lifelong achievements in Chinese martial arts. In 1996, Grandmaster Cheng began teaching tai chi to American students. The Aiping Tai Chi Center is located in Orange, Connecticut. Grandmaster Cheng currently resides in Austin, TX.

    Eastover.com ~ 866 264 5139
    Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
    430 East St. Lenox MA 01240
    Kristin Lee 866.264.5139 Kristinlee@eastover.com

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Greenfield Hill Farmers Market 65 Hillside Road
    Local farmers and vendors selling CT grown produce, eggs, artisan breads and more!
    Info: silverpondfarm@yahoo.com
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, exhibition, library
    - Exhibition on view from Thursday, September 6, 2018 through Sunday, October 7, 2018 during regular Library hours.

    Paradise [Lost] features a collection of color photographs by Árpád Krizsán, Best in Show winner of Pequot Library's 2017 Art Show. Explore with Krizsán as he scratches past the superficial "to look at the other side or what others wouldn't see, yet finding beauty in all of it."

    Krizsán's passion for photography was inspired by his father, who taught him to "walk and see." He has studied in Vienna, Washington, D.C., and New York City and participated in shows in Austria, New York City, and Connecticut for which he received numerous awards.

    Enjoy an opening reception on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a gallery tour by the artist at 7:00 p.m.

    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Caroline Crawford 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org

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