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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, April 6, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, April 6, 2012. On this day in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens.

Famous birthdays include Merle Haggard – 1937; Philip Austin – 1941; Zach Braff – 1975; Candace Cameron – 1976. 

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Good Friday/Easter Sunday Closings

  • The , the , and the are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
  • Fairfield’s town government offices are closed on Good Friday and through the weekend.

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.”
  • : 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., Fairfield Theatre Company, $15. “Singer, songwriter, philanthropist and Neil Young’s devoted queen, Pegi has released three albums, most recently Bracing for Impact, and has grown her own tight-knit fan base. Tackling the heartbreak of everyday life, and meeting it casually with sass and sophistication.”

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. – 1 p.m., , free. “HobbyTown USA of Fairfield is pleased to host the QS Motorsport Rally Team and their Subaru STI on display outside the store on Saturday April 7th from 10am-1pm.  Meet Local Driver Peter Malaszuk and his race team as they prepare to pilot the car in the upcoming Rally New York April 22-25. We will also sponsor a racecar model-building contest for kids and adults.
  • : 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., , free. “This is an excellent opportunity to discover what Reiki is and how it can help you. Twenty minute free Reiki sessions will be available from 11am - 4pm. Please call to reserve a spot to help us ensure we can accommodate all who want to attend.”
  • : 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., , $15. “Yoga for the whole family! Calling all mothers, fathers, siblings, and family members... yoga really IS for everybody, and this special class is designed for children (ages 5-12 years) and adults to enjoy and share together!”
  • : 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., , $25. “This method of active meditation is used to get us out of our heads and into our hearts. As modern people we live in our heads, and on a daily basis our actions are driven by our brains. Osho meditation can help you drop out of your head and act more from your heart.”

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.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax – 1 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (1 hr. 35 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Hunger Games – 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (2 hrs., 22 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home – 12:50 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr., 23 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Mirror Mirror – 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m., (1 hr., 46 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – 1:20 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:20 p.m. (1 hr., 52 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Titanic 3D – (3 hrs., 14 min.) – 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer



FORECAST as of 1 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind between 9 and 16 mph.”
  • Friday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North wind between 7 and 13 mph.”
  • Saturday: “Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North wind between 11 and 14 mph.”
  • Saturday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.”
  • Easter Sunday: “Sunny, with a high near 60.”
  • Sunday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 5:29 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:27 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:34 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:44 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:23 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:52 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 6:18 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:25 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:23 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:32 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:25 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 12:40 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:24 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:08 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:13 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:21 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:26 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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