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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Meeting, education, history, teaching, docent,
    - Are you enthusiastic about local history and education? Join the Norwalk Historical Society for an informal informational session about becoming a docent for our popular Little Red Schoolhouse Program. Docent info sessions will take place on: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue Norwalk, CT. Please register for your preferred time slot at click for details or by calling 203-846-0525. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department. Learn about this exciting program and the important role a docent plays in making history come alive for students. The Little Red Schoolhouse Program has been enriching the lives of Norwalk's 3rd graders for over 35 years! Share your love of learning and history!

    For more information 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.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Meeting, education, history, teaching, docent,
    - Are you enthusiastic about local history and education? Join the Norwalk Historical Society for an informal informational session about becoming a docent for our popular Little Red Schoolhouse Program. Docent info sessions will take place on: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue Norwalk, CT. Please register for your preferred time slot at click for details or by calling 203-846-0525. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department. Learn about this exciting program and the important role a docent plays in making history come alive for students. The Little Red Schoolhouse Program has been enriching the lives of Norwalk's 3rd graders for over 35 years! Share your love of learning and history!

    For more information 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.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 5:20 PM, EST
     
           

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Meeting, education, history, teaching, docent,
    - Are you enthusiastic about local history and education? Join the Norwalk Historical Society for an informal informational session about becoming a docent for our popular Little Red Schoolhouse Program. Docent info sessions will take place on: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue Norwalk, CT. Please register for your preferred time slot at click for details or by calling 203-846-0525. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department. Learn about this exciting program and the important role a docent plays in making history come alive for students. The Little Red Schoolhouse Program has been enriching the lives of Norwalk's 3rd graders for over 35 years! Share your love of learning and history!

    For more information 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.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Meeting, education, history, teaching, docent,
    - Are you enthusiastic about local history and education? Join the Norwalk Historical Society for an informal informational session about becoming a docent for our popular Little Red Schoolhouse Program. Docent info sessions will take place on: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue Norwalk, CT. Please register for your preferred time slot at click for details or by calling 203-846-0525. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department. Learn about this exciting program and the important role a docent plays in making history come alive for students. The Little Red Schoolhouse Program has been enriching the lives of Norwalk's 3rd graders for over 35 years! Share your love of learning and history!

    For more information 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.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, Valentine's Day, arts and crafts, family event, volunteering, veterans,
    - Valentines For Veterans Card Making Day at Norwalk Historical Society Museum

    Join the Norwalk Historical Society at the Museum on Sunday, January 28, 2018 for a fun afternoon making Valentines for Veterans! Drop in any time between 1:00pm – 4:00pm to make cards for the brave men and women who fought to keep our country safe. The event is free and supplies as well as light snacks will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cards made at the event will be sent to Congressman Jim Himes’ office and then distributed to various Veterans organizations and hospitals in Connecticut. Register at click for details or call 203-846-0525.

    If the event is canceled by the Norwalk Historical Society due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2018. 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.

    For more information 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.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, live music, family, kids/children, recital
    - On Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 5:00pm, come hear the nine teenaged finalists perform portions of concertos as they vie for the opportunity to perform with the musicians of the Norwalk Symphony on Sunday, March 18. This event is open to the public at $10/adults and $5/students.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Kate Altman 203.956.6771 info@norwalksymphony.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. 60th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

     
           

Monday, February 5th, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Direct link to complete auditions information:
    click for details

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

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018

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

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

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

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Black History Month, Lectures, African American history, the great migration
    - In honor of Black History Month the Norwalk Historical Society will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Stacey Close entitled: “African Americans and the Impact of the Great Migration in the North and South” on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. The lecture will discuss reasons for the larger migration and also focus on the migration’s impact on Connecticut and the nation. Guests can also view the Museum’s exhibition: “Destination Norwalk: African-American Migration from the South, 1940-1970” which highlights the migration of 5 million black Americans from southern states during the "The Second Migration" to urban industrial centers of the North, Midwest and West. Some making their destination Norwalk, Connecticut. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at:
    click for details or 203-846-0525. Please note that the lecture will take place upstairs and seating is limited. Purchasing in advance is highly recommended. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Dept. If there is inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00pm.

    About Dr. Stacey Close
    Stacey Close has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT. A professor of history, Close received his Ph.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University and B.A. from Albany State College, a HBCU in Georgia. He has taught courses that focused on African American, American, African, and Southern history. In addition, he has made paper presentations at conferences such as the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, and Professional and Organizational Development Network. Close has also served as chairperson for the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Geography, director of the Center for Educational Excellence, and NCAA, Faculty Athletic Representative. He has published with journals and presses such as the Journal of Negro History, CT Explored, and Guilford Press. In 2014 Close was a contributing editor and essayist for African Americans in Connecticut Explored, published by Wesleyan University Press. He frequently lectures and makes presentation on Black Hartford history. In 2011-2012 Close received the prestigious honor of being an American Council on Education Fellow. Some of his other honors include the NAACP’s 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut for 2013 and 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Student Club Advisor of the Year, and Eastern Connecticut State University s Faculty Teaching Award.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rev. Dr. Merle Rumble and Rev. Dewitt Stevens, Jr.

    For more information 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.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 67th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 17th with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 59th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 19th, 2018

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring. March's full moon.
     
           

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           

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