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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Special Interest, positive parenting
    - “Positive Parenting, All Ages & Stages” January - May

    Round Hill Community Church is partnering with Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal to offer a five-part series on “Positive Parenting, All Ages and Stages.” The presentations will be led by Center for Hope and Renewal Clinicians on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Round Hill Community Church. The series will run from January through May, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Round Hill Community Church.

    The series, including topics, Less Stressed Parenting; Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety; Parenting Children in a Digital World; Teen Sex, Drugs and Alcohol; and a panel discussion of Price of Privilege and Beyond Measure; will be offered by licensed therapists from Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal. The objective of the series is to prepare parents to address their challenges in productive, effective, and compassionate ways.

    We look forward to this time with you.  Please join us at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., for Positive Parenting: All Ages & Stages. There will be a wine and cheese reception after each presentation to share ideas and get to know other parents. For more information or to RSVP, call 203-869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org. Grow with us, Serve with us, Find home with us

     
           
    Tania Priatka 203.869.1091 tania@roundhillcommunitychurch.org
  • - As a self-employed individual, generally you are required to file an annual return and pay estimated tax quarterly. Self-employed individuals generally must pay self-employment tax (SE tax) as well as income tax.
     
           

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, Birding
    - Join Saw Mill River Audubon Executive Director Anne Swaim as she introduces and explores eBird, Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology’s bird sighting website and app. Afterwards, join SMRA for a soup gathering at the Croton Nature Center at 11:30am. Email SMRA if you’d like to contribute soup, bread or beverages for the soup gathering: office@sawmillriveraudubon.org Free. Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.


    Teatown Lake Reservation
    1600 Spring Valley Road Ossining NY 10562
    Teatown 9147622912x110 info@teatown.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters last Quarter phase at 5:13 PM EST
     
           

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Animals, Kids
    - What an amazing array of extraordinary senses animals have – the better to hear, see and smell with. Some of Teatown’s animal ambassadors will be showing off their sensory abilities using the anatomical parts that allow them to survive in the wild. All welcome. Members Free, Non-members $7. Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.
    Teatown Lake Reservation
    1600 Spring Valley Road Ossining NY 10562
    Teatown 9147622912x110 info@teatown.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
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    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music singing
    - Calling all singers! Join the Stamford Chorale at rehearsals beginning Jan. 24. The community chorus will present the music of Spanish-speaking composers, including Ramirez, Piazolla and Gutierrez, in concert on May 21. David Gomez is the director and Eric Trudel is accompanist.

    Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford. No audition is required. Open rehearsals continue into February.

    For more information, email thestamfordchorale@gmail.com or call (203) 359-0659. Visit us at click for details. Follow us at click for details
    Atria
    77 Third St. Stamford CT 06905

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • - 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.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:07pm EST.
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, danbury, wingfest, festival
    - Connecticut Wingfest delivers a day full of music, fun and games, live music from the Trolls, beer for purchase and of course wings! Local restaurants will compete for the title of “Connecticut’s Best Wings”, determined by a panel of judges through a blind taste test. All attendees will have the chance to sample the wings too, and then vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award competition.

    Advance General Admission tickets $15. Price will increase to $20 at the door.
    Saturday, January 28th from 1pm – 4pm and 6pm – 9pm
    @ the Matrix Conference Center – 39 Old Ridgebury Rd Danbury, CT 06810

    Visit click for details for more information
    Matrix Conference Center
    39 Old Ridgebury Rd Danbury CT 06810
    Missy Repola 203.775.1212 missy.repola@townsquaremedia.com
  • | 1:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, photography, 19th century, Norwalk, old photos, wet plate photography
    - Fine photographic artist, N.W. Gibbons, will present a lecture and rare demo of the 19th century “wet plate” photography process, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. He has been producing wet plate photographs, for over 15 years. Learn how these photographs are created, as Mr. Gibbons walks through the steps of his precise wet plate process to create a tintype photograph. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased online at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Seating is limited. If the event is cancelled by the Norwalk Historical Society due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue. The front entrance is accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue. The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.

    Photographers during the mid to late 19th century used the “wet plate” process to develop tintypes and ambrotypes. Tintypes and ambrotypes are direct positive images on metal or glass respectively. Each image is a unique "edition of one" as there is no negative from which to make duplicate prints. Wet plate images are noted for their extremely fine grain images with a long tonal scale.

    Attendees will be able to view original 19th century tintypes and ambrotypes in the Norwalk Historical Society's new exhibit, Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th Century Norwalk. The exhibit is curated by Elizabeth Avery and graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall. On display are never before seen daguerreotypes, family portraits, cartes de visite photographs, plate glass negatives, stereoscopes and an original early Kodak camera, that helps tell the story of the early age of photography and its influence on the people of Norwalk.

    N.W. Gibbons is a fine photographic artist from Westport, CT and has worked in large format non-digital photographic media since the mid-1970’s, and since 1999 has produced work using a number of different 19th century photo processes. Mr. Gibbons creates very large tintypes and ambrotypes and favors cityscapes and landscapes in lower Fairfield County and New York State. Past bodies of work include the bridges of the Merritt Parkway and the former industrial mills of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Gibbons’ work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Yale Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art. When not making wet plate images, Mr. Gibbons is a full-time Fire Inspector for the Westport Fire Department. He is also an Associate Fellow of Branford College at Yale University. Mr. Gibbons' website is: click for details

    For more information on the 19th Century Wet Plate Photography Demo & Lecture visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Photo Credit: N.W. Gibbons
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Local Events, Beavers, Outdoors
    - There is ice on the lake and snow on the ground. What is happening inside the beaver lodge on Teatown Lake? After a hike to view the lodge, families will use natural materials to engineer a miniature lodge to take home. For the family. Members Free, Non-members $7. Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.

    Teatown Lake Reservation
    1600 Spring Valley Road Ossining NY 10562
    Teatown 9147622912x110 info@teatown.org
  • | 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 30th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest semi-professional community chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) when rehearsals begin at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church for a concert program to be presented in June 2017. “Singer-friendly” auditions by appointment will take place on Monday evening, January 30, 2017. Few things in life are as satisfying as joining a group of talented, enthusiastic singers and making beautiful music together every week. Turn your wishes into action and come join us.

    The concert program, to be performed on Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4, 2017, and entitled Requiem, features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved and timeless Requiem (with full orchestra and soloists), a favorite of choral singers, along with a collection of pieces that illustrate the different ways in which composers from baroque to contemporary, with vastly differently styles and from various cultures, have used the universal language of music to express the emotions associated with death, loss and mourning - each in their own unique way. The additional works include Henry Purcell’s masterful Funeral Music for Queen Mary (with brass and timpani), along with other choral gems by Johannes Brahms, Antonio Lotti, and American-born William Schuman, as well as a selection of Negro Spirituals. This eclectic and moving program, to be performed in the wonderful acoustics of the church of St. John the Evangelist in White Plains, NY, will be a joy for singers to master and an audience to receive.

    Since 2010, Hudson Chorale has been performing in venues throughout the county, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. Concerts have included traditional choral pieces such as the Brahms Requiem, lesser known works such as the Mass in D by John Knowles Paine, more contemporary work by composers such as Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, selections from Broadway, and even new pieces commissioned by the chorus.

    As membership has grown, so has audience size, and the chorus now enjoys a region-wide reputation for outstanding programming and superb artistry. The Chorale’s goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing, offering exciting programs that include the entire choral repertoire - from the great masterpieces of the past to engaging contemporary compositions. Singers looking for a new or additional choral family are encouraged to consider the Hudson Chorale.

    This is the chorus’ second season under the direction of Ira Spaulding, Hudson Chorale’s Music Director/Conductor. Maestro Spaulding’s personal motivation, and also what he instills in and insists on in his singers and musicians, is to pay maximum respect to each note and phrase in each piece of music in order to achieve the auditory and emotional results the composer had in mind. Hudson Chorale is pleased to be the beneficiary of the experience he acquired over a 36-year career of performing, conducting and teaching conducting master classes in more than 60 countries all over the world. Spaulding also currently holds the position of Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York.

    Audition and rehearsal location: Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. Rehearsals for the spring season take place on Monday evenings from 7:15-9:45 pm starting on February 6, 2017. For additional information and/or to arrange a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call (914) 478-0074. To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details. Concert samples can be found by searching Hudson Chorale on click for details.
    Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
    400 Bedford Road Pleasantville NY 10570
    Jeanne Wygant 914.478.0074 JeanneWygant@optonline.net

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music singing
    - Calling all singers! Join the Stamford Chorale at rehearsals beginning Jan. 24. The community chorus will present the music of Spanish-speaking composers, including Ramirez, Piazolla and Gutierrez, in concert on May 21. David Gomez is the director and Eric Trudel is accompanist.

    Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford. No audition is required. Open rehearsals continue into February.

    For more information, email thestamfordchorale@gmail.com or call (203) 359-0659. Visit us at click for details. Follow us at click for details
    Atria
    77 Third St. Stamford CT 06905

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • | 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.
     
           

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  • | 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.
     
           

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Classical Music, piano
    - 13-year old pianist Adam Jackson will be the first of Impromptu's "Prodigies" to perform. Listeners in Wales, the United States, and Poland have all remarked that his performances at age 12 often surpassed those of seasoned adults.

    **********************PROGRAM************************
    Bach. Prelude and Fugue in D minor WTC Book 2
    Haydn. Sonata No. 49 in E-flat
    Drozdoff. Elegia, Larghetto in B minor, Andantino in F
    Liszt. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    Granados. Fandango de Candil (from Goyescas)

    ADAM JACKSON was born in the UK to a Polish mother and a Welsh father, and began his piano studies at the age of 7 after his family moved from Dubai to the United States. He is the student of renowned pianist, Ms. Benita Meshulam, and has just turned 13 this past summer.
    Amadeus Performance Space
    46-50 Magee Avenue Stamford CT 06902
    Natasha Cherny 347.224.7577 natasha@vladimirdrozdoff.com
  • - 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.
     
           

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Library Events, travel
    - With so many ways to book travel, how do
    you know which way is the best?

    What is the difference between a booking with a regular Travel Agency and an online Travel Agency? When should you use an agency versus booking directly with the supplier? How can you save hundreds of dollars by knowing how to “name your own price?”

    Learn the answers to these questions as well as
    many insider strategies to enrich your
    travel experiences!

    Presenter: A Trumbull native, Katie Relkin majored in Travel & Tourism and spent over 30 years as a Travel Industry Executive. In addition to an extensive travel background, she has owned and managed successful businesses that included travel agency ownership and corporate travel management and worked at priceline.com.

    FREE! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED online at danburylibrary.org, click on “Events” or call 203-797-4527.

    Danbury Library
    170 Main Street Danbury CT 06810
    203.797.4527
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.
     
           

Monday, February 6th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Auditions
    - Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest semi-professional community chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) when rehearsals begin at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church for a concert program to be presented in June 2017. “Singer-friendly” auditions by appointment will take place on Monday evening, January 30, 2017. Few things in life are as satisfying as joining a group of talented, enthusiastic singers and making beautiful music together every week. Turn your wishes into action and come join us.

    The concert program, to be performed on Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4, 2017, and entitled Requiem, features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved and timeless Requiem (with full orchestra and soloists), a favorite of choral singers, along with a collection of pieces that illustrate the different ways in which composers from baroque to contemporary, with vastly differently styles and from various cultures, have used the universal language of music to express the emotions associated with death, loss and mourning - each in their own unique way. The additional works include Henry Purcell’s masterful Funeral Music for Queen Mary (with brass and timpani), along with other choral gems by Johannes Brahms, Antonio Lotti, and American-born William Schuman, as well as a selection of Negro Spirituals. This eclectic and moving program, to be performed in the wonderful acoustics of the church of St. John the Evangelist in White Plains, NY, will be a joy for singers to master and an audience to receive.

    Since 2010, Hudson Chorale has been performing in venues throughout the county, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. Concerts have included traditional choral pieces such as the Brahms Requiem, lesser known works such as the Mass in D by John Knowles Paine, more contemporary work by composers such as Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, selections from Broadway, and even new pieces commissioned by the chorus.

    As membership has grown, so has audience size, and the chorus now enjoys a region-wide reputation for outstanding programming and superb artistry. The Chorale’s goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing, offering exciting programs that include the entire choral repertoire - from the great masterpieces of the past to engaging contemporary compositions. Singers looking for a new or additional choral family are encouraged to consider the Hudson Chorale.

    This is the chorus’ second season under the direction of Ira Spaulding, Hudson Chorale’s Music Director/Conductor. Maestro Spaulding’s personal motivation, and also what he instills in and insists on in his singers and musicians, is to pay maximum respect to each note and phrase in each piece of music in order to achieve the auditory and emotional results the composer had in mind. Hudson Chorale is pleased to be the beneficiary of the experience he acquired over a 36-year career of performing, conducting and teaching conducting master classes in more than 60 countries all over the world. Spaulding also currently holds the position of Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York.

    Audition and rehearsal location: Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. Rehearsals for the spring season take place on Monday evenings from 7:15-9:45 pm starting on February 6, 2017. For additional information and/or to arrange a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call (914) 478-0074. To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at click for details. Concert samples can be found by searching Hudson Chorale on 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.
     
           

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music singing
    - Calling all singers! Join the Stamford Chorale at rehearsals beginning Jan. 24. The community chorus will present the music of Spanish-speaking composers, including Ramirez, Piazolla and Gutierrez, in concert on May 21. David Gomez is the director and Eric Trudel is accompanist.

    Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford. No audition is required. Open rehearsals continue into February.

    For more information, email thestamfordchorale@gmail.com or call (203) 359-0659. Visit us at click for details. Follow us at click for details
    Atria
    77 Third St. Stamford CT 06905

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events, Indeed.com, Job search, Resume
    - Maximize Your Job Search Using Indeed.com
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    (Snowdate: Thurs. Feb. 16)
    10:00 AM – Noon
    Technology Center Computer Lab

    As the world's #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired. Indeed.com

    The Indeed.com "Job Squad" will be on hand to show you how to maximize this valuable online job search tool to find the job that’s right for you.

    Bring along your résumé on your smart phone, iPad or laptop. If you don’t have a device, bring along your résumé on a thumb drive and use a library computer.

    FREE! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED online at danburylibrary.org, click on “Events” or call 203-797-4527
    Danbury Library
    170 Main Street Danbury CT 06810
    203.797.4527

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art exhibition, art, artist, gallery,
    - BOLD HORIZON: Works by Elwood Howell and Carol Young and FEEL GOOD STYLE: Designer Vignette by Beth Krupa Interiors

    Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9th from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
    On Display: February 9th – March 9th.
    Accompanied by an in-gallery Designer Vignette, Designer to-be-announced.

    NEW CANAAN, CT – Start the New Year BOLD with Sorelle Gallery’s exhibition entitled “BOLD HORIZON: Works by Elwood Howell and Carol Young”, on display from February 9th – March 9th. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Through color, layering, light and shadow, Young and Howell’s carefully edited compositions inspire complex, memorable conversation. Chat with the artists you love as you toast to the New Year!

    Imaginative landscape artist Elwood Howell’s signature composition is a high, defined horizon line. The area above the horizon depicts an atmospheric sky, while the area below is a place for the viewer to roam and dream – trekking across texture, drips, colorful abstract shapes, tiny fences and tunnels made of acrylic, ink, charcoal and graphite. Howell says of his painting process, “…by adjusting again and again, from hints [of] previously applied paint,” an ongoing visual dialogue ensues “between painting and painter.” Some paintings never feel finished, much like never-ending debates amongst good friends.
    Carol Young’s paintings of iconic barns in rural American landscapes are also emboldened by the use of imagination and memory. Unpredictable yet effective color choices lead to unexpected compositional movements. A quintessential Connecticut farm transforms into planes of pink, red and yellow. Long shadows glow indigo through lime-green grass. Weathered, historical structures inspire a warm feeling of nostalgia and aloneness in the artist. Young says, “I want to capture the beauty of history in an old farmhouse or barn, before the ever-changing landscape changes again forever.”

    Presenting FEEL GOOD STYLE: A DESIGNER VIGNETTE BY BETH KRUPA INTERIORS

    To Beth and her team, great style is all about editing and editing well. There’s a real specificity to the spaces she designs. Every project is an opportunity to capture her client’s personality and passions --- and always in unexpected ways. Beth’s experiences in London, India, Hong Kong, and NYC continue to influence her firm’s designs. Style encompasses everything that makes clients feel good in a beautiful, evocative setting. The look is chic and worldly, original and purposeful, and every space is defined by both its usefulness and meaning for the people living, visiting, and working there.

    Vignette features items from Cyan, Global Views and Ambella Home. Artwork Provided by Sorelle Gallery.
    Sorelle Gallery Fine Art
    84 Main Street New Canaan CT 06840
    Sorelle Gallery 203.920.1900 info@sorellegallery.com

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Eagles, Music, Food
    - Saturday February 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Join us for a winter festival celebrating the return of the bald eagle to the Hudson Valley!
    - Live eagle shows & bird walks
    - Live music with a special performance by Tom Chapin
    - Food trucks
    - Bus Tours to viewing sites (additional fee)
    - Children’s activities
    - 25+ participating environmental organizations
    - Numerous viewing sites all along the Hudson River
    Croton Point Park
    1 Croton Point Avenue Croton on Hudson NY 10520
    Teatown 9147622912x110 info@teatown.org
  • | 6:00pm - 11:00pm | Celebration, Black Tie Optional Dinner Dance
    - The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its Nineteenth Annual Crystal Winter Gala to be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. Tickets are $95 per person and include open bar, cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, and an artisan hot chocolate station. This year’s festivities will include a Silent Auction, Wine Pull and Balloon Pop fundraisers, and DJ Entertainment.

    Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Chamber office at 860-354-6080 or nmcc@newmilford-chamber.com and on the Chamber website at
    click for details

    In addition to inviting you to attend this black tie optional dinner dance, we are also seeking sponsors to help make the fundraising aspect of the 2017 Gala as successful as possible. Sponsors will be listed on the Chamber website and in all print advertising in the area newspapers as well as on the Gala Sponsor Card displayed at every place setting and throughout The Amber Room.

    With proceeds from events such as this fundraiser and Village Fair Days, the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce is able to keep membership dues affordable, offer a variety of free educational seminars and networking events, award scholarships to our local students, make donations to various organizations in our community, and host community events like the fireworks celebration and tree lighting ceremony. Please contact the Chamber office if you are interested in attending the Gala and/or being a sponsor.

    For a list of upcoming Chamber and community events, please visit the Calendar of Events page at click for details

    The Amber Room Colonnade
    1 Stacey Road Danbury CT 06810
    New Milford Chamber of Commerce 860.354.6080 nmcc@newmilford-chamber.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by January 6, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 59th 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 - Historical
    - Happy Birthday!
     
           

Monday, February 13th, 2017

  • | 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.
     
           

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music singing
    - Calling all singers! Join the Stamford Chorale at rehearsals beginning Jan. 24. The community chorus will present the music of Spanish-speaking composers, including Ramirez, Piazolla and Gutierrez, in concert on May 21. David Gomez is the director and Eric Trudel is accompanist.

    Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford. No audition is required. Open rehearsals continue into February.

    For more information, email thestamfordchorale@gmail.com or call (203) 359-0659. Visit us at click for details. Follow us at click for details
    Atria
    77 Third St. Stamford CT 06905
  • | 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.
     
           

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

  • | 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.
     
           

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

  • | 8:30am - | Sports and Recreation, 5K Race Racing Chili
    - RACE INFORMATION

    COURSE
    * NEW THIS YEAR - RACE COURSE IS USATF CERTIFIED!! *
    Start & Finish at Danbury Sports Dome
    Runners route Danbury to Bethel and back.

    TIMING
    Race begins at 10:00am. Timing by Greystone Racing - No personal Chips permitted
    Results will be posted on Greystone Racing & HI-TEK Racing the same day.

    ENTRY
    Entry fee is $25 thru February 16, 2017 - $30 after and Race Day
    Race day registration is between 8:30-9:45am at Danbury Sports Dome

    KIDS RACE
    Free indoor kids races start at 9am!

    IF INCLEMENT WEATHER FORCES A POSTPONEMENT
    SNOW DATE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 5 - SAME TIME & PLACE
    Call WLAD Berkshire Broadasting 203-792-9523
    Danbury Sports Dome
    25 Shelter Rock Rd Danbury CT 06810
    Paul Schaffer 203.241.4655 paul@danburywesterners.com
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Charlotte, NC (location subject to change) 66th 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.
     
           
  • - 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.
     
           

Monday, February 20th, 2017

  • | 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.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Library Events, Restaurant operation, business
    - First Course: Operating a Successful Restaurant
    Tuesday, February 21
    (Snowdate: Tuesday, February 28)
    4:30 – 6:30 PM
    Farioly Program Room
    This workshop will review what’s important in starting a restaurant and how to keep it running smoothly and successfully.
    WHAT WE’LL COVER:
    • Positioning your restaurant - what you want to do and why
    • Two critical ingredients you’ll need to be successful
    • The financials of starting a restaurant
    • The physical planning of a restaurant - does your menu match your
    restaurant?
    • Permits and licenses
    • Marketing - how to get people in
    • Operating a successful restaurant - are you on course?

    Presenter:
    Mark Moeller is the President of The Recipe of Success, a consulting firm specializing in Operations/Training, Operational & Financial Turnarounds and New Restaurant Openings.
    He has owned two restaurants, one in Manhattan - a French creperie and a bistro in NJ and Partners in Liquid Lunch located in Shelton and Milford. He has been a partner in four restaurants, one in Manhattan - a French creperie, a bistro in New Jersey, and soup &
    sandwich concept and farm to family restaurant in CT.

    FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED online at danburylibrary.org, click on “Events” or call 203-797-4527 or ctwbdc.org
    Danbury Library
    170 Main Street Danbury CT 06810
    203.797.4527
  • | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Special Interest, positive parenting
    - “Positive Parenting, All Ages & Stages” January - May

    Round Hill Community Church is partnering with Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal to offer a five-part series on “Positive Parenting, All Ages and Stages.” The presentations will be led by Center for Hope and Renewal Clinicians on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Round Hill Community Church. The series will run from January through May, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Round Hill Community Church.

    The series, including topics, Less Stressed Parenting; Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety; Parenting Children in a Digital World; Teen Sex, Drugs and Alcohol; and a panel discussion of Price of Privilege and Beyond Measure; will be offered by licensed therapists from Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal. The objective of the series is to prepare parents to address their challenges in productive, effective, and compassionate ways.

    We look forward to this time with you.  Please join us at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., for Positive Parenting: All Ages & Stages. There will be a wine and cheese reception after each presentation to share ideas and get to know other parents. For more information or to RSVP, call 203-869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org. Grow with us, Serve with us, Find home with us

     
           
    Tania Priatka 203.869.1091 tania@roundhillcommunitychurch.org

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

  • | 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.
     
           
  • - 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 89th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:58 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in the Pacific, South America, southern and western Africa, Indian Ocean, Antartica.
     
           

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