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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, April 13, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

Local events, announcements, and reminders to start your day.

Today is Friday, April 13, 2012. On this day in 1997, a 21-year-old Tiger Woods won his first major golf championship, the Masters Tournament.

Famous birthdays include Thomas Jefferson – 1743; Samuel Beckett – 1906; Al Green – 1946; Max Weinberg – 1951. 

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HEADLINES

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : All day, MedTeam Weight Loss, free. “We invite you to a free initial screening with one of our practitioners. You will be given a Body Composition Analysis which is a breakdown of your body weight, including fat, muscle and water percentages.”
  • : 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., . “During the entire month of April we will be collecting art supplies for the students in Sister Theresa's Pre-School class and, if we receive enough supplies, we will donate some supplies to one of the elementary inner-city schools in Bridgeport that can surely use art supplies for the children.”
  • : 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., , free. “Fairfield Country Day School is an independent school for boys in grades pre-kindergarten through 9. Since it’s founding in 1936, Fairfield Country Day remains committed to the personal growth and intellectual development of boys. All aspects of a Country Day education are designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others.”
  • : 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., 61 Sherman Street, $20. Learn to differentiate between stress you can control and stress you can’t control.
  • : 7:30 p.m., , $47. “Rustic Jonathan Edwards typified the young, folkie troubadours of the early
    '70s. Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue
    visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert.”
  • : 7:30 p.m., , $50. “Join Robin Roberts (ABC's Good Morning America) and Bob Ley (ESPN's Outside the Lines and SportsCenter) as they share stories and answer your questions about life on and off the set of two of America’s most recognized TV shows. Premium Admission guests will enjoy an exclusive meet & greet cocktail reception with the broadcasters and preferred seating for the main event. (6:30-7:30) All proceeds support FSW’s innovative programs that empower families to build brighter futures.”

Saturday

  • : 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., . “During the entire month of April we will be collecting art supplies for the students in Sister Theresa's Pre-School class and, if we receive enough supplies, we will donate some supplies to one of the elementary inner-city schools in Bridgeport that can surely use art supplies for the children.”
  • : 8:30 a.m., , free. “This class is open to all those who are currently undergoing treatment or who have completed treatment within the past year and offers a free Yoga Class that will help you prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for radiation and chemotherapy.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., , free. “Modelers are encouraged to bring their best completed models of cars, aircraft, military vehicles and more. The event is sponsored by the Osprey Publishing and HobbyTown USA stores across the country.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., , free. “Join genealogists Betty Oderwald and Bill Stansfield who will suggest strategies for finding your ancestors. Beginners and more advanced researchers welcome!”
  • : 10:30 a.m., , free. Gene Banks, owner of Catnip Acres Herb Nursery will be discussing the Joys of Herb Gardening. She will discuss how to choose a site, prepare the bed, and decide what to grow.”
  • : 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 3530 Post Road, Southport, free. “Moore opened their doors in Southport on March 5 and is inviting Fairfield County to come meet them.”
  • : 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., , free. “Come learn about ancient Chinese art and culture at the Bellarmine Museum of Art's Family Fun Day. Learn how to make a Chinese brush painting; enjoy a kid-friendly tour of the museum's special exhibition, "Immortality of the Spirit: Chinese Funerary Art from the Han and Tang Dynasties;" hear stories inspired by Chinese history in our galleries.”
  • : 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., , $20. “Following a sell-out performance last year in Fairfield, the Yale Whiffenpoofs, a premier male a capella singing group, will return this year. Following the concert the church will host its regular spaghetti dinner ($11 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for children under 12). The Whiffenpoofs will be our dinner guests. The dinner is all you can eat with a choice of three sauces, salads, desserts, beverages and garlic bread.”

Sunday

  • : 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., . “During the entire month of April we will be collecting art supplies for the students in Sister Theresa's Pre-School class and, if we receive enough supplies, we will donate some supplies to one of the elementary inner-city schools in Bridgeport that can surely use art supplies for the children.”
  • : 1:30 p.m., , free. “The Fairfield Public Library invites you to meet author, Eleanor Henderson as she shares her debut novel ‘Ten Thousand Saints.’ Moving back and forth between Vermont and New York City, Ten Thousand Saints is an emphatically observed story of a frayed tangle of friends and family members, brought painfully together by a death, then carried along in anticipation of new and unexpected life.”
  • : 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., , free. “The day will include food, music, view choice awards, raffles and a special performance by the cast of ND's production of Grease. Admission to view cars is free.”
  • : 4 p.m., , free. “Jeff Benedict is considered one of America's top non-fiction writers. He is the author of nine critically acclaimed books and over fifty articles. His writing has been the basis of feature segments on 60 Minutes, ABC 20/20, NBC Dateline, HBO Real Sports, and the Discovery Channel.”
  • : 7:30 p.m., , $65. “Leo Kottke is among the absolute best living guitarists. He combines folk and rock styles with soothing jazz melodies and deep blues cuts, in a hurricane of acoustic finger-picking and intricate phrasing.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 4 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind between 7 and 10 mph.”
  • Friday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 41. West wind between 3 and 8 mph.”
  • Saturday: “Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind between 5 and 13 mph.”
  • Saturday night: “A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.”
  • Easter Sunday: “Partly sunny, with a high near 73.”
  • Sunday night: “Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s “Traffic & Gas Prices” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 5:22 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:16 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:54 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:02 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:31 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 12:21 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:14 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:28 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:57 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:06 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:32 p.m.

Sunday

  • Low tide: 1:27 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:12 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:33 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:56 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:33 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:06 p.m.

 

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).

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