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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, April 27, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, April 27, 2012. On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe was created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.

Famous birthdays include Samuel Morse – 1791; Ulysses S. Grant – 1822; Casey Kasem – 1932; Patrick Stump – 1984. 

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COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 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., . “The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be hosting an amazing book sale on Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is something for everyone: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s, young adult books, CD’s and DVD’s.  All proceeds from the book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Fairfield Library, will benefit the Library.
  • : 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., , free. Hang out and build Lego creations with the library’s collection. For kids in kindergarten to sixth grade.
  • : 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., . “The entire Fairfield community is invited for a long weekend of rides, games, food, and fun. The carnival is McKinley School PTA's largest fundraiser and each year we hope to raise half of our total funds. The carnival's proceeds provide funding for teacher grants, class field trips, and cultural arts programming. Tickets per ride- rides vary.  $20 Wristbands.”
  • : 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., , free. “Come and listen to the music of ‘New Shoes’ band performing for a second time at the Fairfield University Bookstore.  Enjoy our Starbucks Cafe or browse through our selection of books while you listen to the lively sounds of funk/blues rock…all are welcome to attend.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $70. “Please join us for an evening filled with music and cheer. Hors d’oeuvres provided by The Pantry will be served along with beer, wine and our signature drink. Musical entertainment provided by The Rents. Silent auction featuring premium items. To purchase a ticket or to make a donation please click here www.woovite.com/silentauction.”
  • : 8 p.m., , $45. “Two of today's top female vocalists take to the Kelley Stage for a springtime evening of song.”
  • : 8 p.m., , $8. “Fairfield Ludlowe High School Drama Club announces its production of the beloved family musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” for only 3 performances on Friday April 27 at 8:00pm and Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm in the Fairfield Ludlowe Auditorium.”

Saturday

  • : 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., 163 Edge Hill Road. “If Bed Bath and Beyond, Pier 1, and Baby's R Us were having a yard sale, it would be here. No junk - it's more a seven-year-house-itch + our kids aren't infants sale. HOUSE: Furniture, vases, tons of almost new picture frames, older stereo equipment, kitchen stuff. KIDS: Lots of cloths and toys.”
  • : 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.”
  • : 9 a.m – 2 p.m., Rt. 25 Junk Haulers, LLC (560 Main Street in Monroe). “Multi-family fundraiser to support Fairfield County’s 2012 People To People Student Ambassadors from towns like Fairfield, New Canaan, Wilton, Monroe, Ridgefield and Greenwich.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., , free. “The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA branches are celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with free community events that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., , free. “All Fairfield residents are invited to attend a constituent meeting with members of the Representative Town Meeting from Districts 4, 5, 6 and 7.”
  • : 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., . “The entire Fairfield community is invited for a long weekend of rides, games, food, and fun. The carnival is McKinley School PTA's largest fundraiser and each year we hope to raise half of our total funds. The carnival's proceeds provide funding for teacher grants, class field trips, and cultural arts programming. Tickets per ride- rides vary.  $20 Wristbands.”
  • : 1 p.m., , free. “Come and meet Deborah Henry author of "The Whipping Club"…and pick up a copy of her extraordinary debut novel. A story about secrets, shame, forgiveness and love.”
  • : 1 p.m., , $12. “Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.”
    • : 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., , $8. “Fairfield Ludlowe High School Drama Club announces its production of the beloved family musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” for only 3 performances on Friday April 27 at 8:00pm and Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm in the Fairfield Ludlowe Auditorium.”

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.”
  • : 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., . “This event is sponsored by North Shore Animal League.  If you have considered adopting a cat, please come and meet the “Homeward Bound”, friendly felines of FeralCare.”
  • : 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., . “The entire Fairfield community is invited for a long weekend of rides, games, food, and fun. The carnival is McKinley School PTA's largest fundraiser and each year we hope to raise half of our total funds. The carnival's proceeds provide funding for teacher grants, class field trips, and cultural arts programming. Tickets per ride- rides vary.  $20 Wristbands.”
  • : 2 p.m., , free. “Being a grandparent can be one of the true joys of life.  Parenting expert Annie Abram will discuss how grandparenting has changed through the years.  Being comfortable in this stage of life, how a grandparent can improve family dynamics and how important you can be to your grandchild in this significant relationship will be discussed.”
  • : 2 p.m., , free. “Notre Dame High School in Fairfield will be hosting a Spring Open House for prospective students (sixth, seventh or eighth grade students or transfer students) and their families. This open house will give students a look at Notre Dame and its academic, athletic and extracurricular programs. Prospective students can also meet the principal, faculty members and current students and tour the building.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES



FORECAST as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind between 20 and 23 mph.”
  • Friday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind between 8 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.”
  • Saturday: “A slight chance of showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Saturday night: “A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Sunday: “Sunny, with a high near 58.”
  • Sunday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 38.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 3:41 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:55 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10:12 a.m.
  • High tide: 4:23 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:46 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:28 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 4:32 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:54 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:03 a.m.
  • High tide: 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:47 p.m.
  • Low tide: 11:24 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 5:28 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:52 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:57 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:10 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:48 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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