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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • - 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

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:07pm EST.
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 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
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Library Events
    - Come meet New York Times best-selling author Charlotte Rogan on Sunday, January 29, from 4:00 - 6:00pm, in Pequot Library's Auditorium. She will be discussing her latest novel, Now and Again. Rogan's 30-40 minute author talk will be followed by a Q & A, book sales, signing, and light hors d'oeuvres. This event is part of Pequot Library's Meet the Author series. It is free and open to the public.

    Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University, graduating in 1975. While her husband worked and the children attended school, Rogan began writing. She wrote four novels before electing to finally publish her work. Her first book, The Lifeboat, was released in 2012. It was nominated for the The Guardian first book award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Goldsboro Books and Historical Writers Association debut historical fiction prize. It has been translated into 26 languages and is in development as a motion picture starring Anne Hathaway. Charlotte Rogan resides in Westport, Connecticut.

    Now and Again
    The novel's heroine, Maggie Rayburn is a devoted wife and mother who lives in Oklahoma and works at the munitions plant as a secretary. Maggie uncovers a classified document discrediting evidence that weaponry produced by her employer is harmful to soldiers. Maggie confiscates the document before starting a new position at the other major employer in town: a prison. However, she is horrified to learn of the incarceration of innocent men and the harsh realities of prison labor. She leaves her hometown to assist a civil rights attorney in Phoenix, but must return when she is pursued by law enforcement. Will she be able to handle the repercussions of a crusader of social justice in a cruel world?

    "Stunning...seemingly unrelated story threads are ingeniously woven into an explosive whole. [A] morally complex story, part Silkwood, part Redeployment...Book groups, take note."
    ―Library Journal (Starred Review)

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Tracy Steneken 203.259.0346 steneken@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • | 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

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • | 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

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com
  • | 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.
     
           

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | Personal Events, American Legion, venues, rentals, Norwalk, events, planning, meetings, reception
    - Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

    Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

    Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.
    American Legion, Post 12
    60 County Street Norwalk CT 06851
    American Legion, Post 12 203.866.8249 ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com

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