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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. On this day in 1846, the Smithsonian Institute was created.

Famous birthdays include Herbert Hoover – 1874; Jack Haley – 1897; Ian Anderson – 1947; Antonio Banderas – 1960.  

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HEADLINES

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • :  10 a.m., , free. "The Fairfield Public Library Branch is pleased to offer two more sessions with Master Gardener, Diana Ringelheim. The August session will focus on recognizing symptoms of heat and water stress.  Also instruction on how to divide certain perennial plants will be given."
  • : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., , free. "Blood supplies are low! Please consider giving blood at Cambridge Health and Rehab Center (formerly Cambridge Manor) on August 10th from 11-4. Drop in or make an appointment by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or 1-800-733-2767. For directions or more information please call 203-372-0313. Everyone will receive a coupon for a free 57 oz Turkey Hill Iced Tea. We hope to see you soon."
  • : 3:30 p.m., , "Meet soccer superstar and former Olympian Kristine Lilly at the Library Olympics Closing Ceremonies.  She will talk about her experiences as an Olympic athlete and present medals to the “Victorious Visitors.”  Lilly, who was just inducted into the U.S. Olympics Hall of Fame this summer, played for the U.S. in three Olympic games."
  • : 7 p.m., , free. "Musical Duo Fred and Ethel live at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore, Friday, August 10, 2012 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Bookstore is open until 10:00pm for your shopping pleasure."
  • : 8 p.m., l, $12 students/seniors, $15 adults. " Fairfield Teen Theatre's 38th summer Main Stage production will be The Who's TOMMY.  Peter Townshend's tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is a most electrifying evening of rock and roll theatre.  The classic '60s rock opera by The Who was translated to the Broadway stage by Des McAnuff into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event in 1993. It won 5 Tony and 3 Drama Desk awards.  The exhilarating score is timeless in its youthful appeal, giving the show a cross-generational appeal."

Saturday

  • : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 272 Fairfield beach Road. "Keegan and Avery wanted to do something to help raise money so that a cure could be found to make their sister better. So that she could talk to them and play with them. They wanted to raise awareness so that people could learn about Rett syndrome, better understand the challenges their sister faces everyday."
  • : 7 p.m., , $22. "More than just another local band, the gutsy alt-rockers in the Alternate Routes are each close personal friends of StageOne. A five-piece that formed around the Fairfield University grads Eric Donnelly (lead guitar) and Tim Warren (lead vocals, guitar), the Routes are guitar rockers who write anthemic rock & roll songs with alluring melodies as well as some lighter, folky Americana tunes."
  • :  8 p.m., , $25. " Who's ready for a sonic excursion? Umphrey's McGee has enjoyed a rabid
    following among jam-band aficionados for years. With an approach based
    on classic song-based rock, the group possesses the chops to move into funk,
    jazz, prog-rock and metal -- all of which helps make its live shows unique." 
  • : 8 p.m., l, $12 students/seniors, $15 adults. " Fairfield Teen Theatre's 38th summer Main Stage production will be The Who's TOMMY.  Peter Townshend's tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is a most electrifying evening of rock and roll theatre.  The classic '60s rock opera by The Who was translated to the Broadway stage by Des McAnuff into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event in 1993. It won 5 Tony and 3 Drama Desk awards.  The exhilarating score is timeless in its youthful appeal, giving the show a cross-generational appeal."

Sunday

  • : 2xw p.m., l, $12 students/seniors, $15 adults. " Fairfield Teen Theatre's 38th summer Main Stage production will be The Who's TOMMY.  Peter Townshend's tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is a most electrifying evening of rock and roll theatre.  The classic '60s rock opera by The Who was translated to the Broadway stage by Des McAnuff into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event in 1993. It won 5 Tony and 3 Drama Desk awards.  The exhilarating score is timeless in its youthful appeal, giving the show a cross-generational appeal."
  • : 5 p.m., , $25. "Dave "The Raw Trucker" will be visiting Fairfield on a Sunday night in August to share about his journey! Dave was struggling with stage II colon cancer, kidney disease and other serious health challenges, and he was 411 pounds + on 19 prescription medications. He's now off all 19 meds, cancer-free (documented with his doctor) and he's changed to the raw foods lifestyle. Come & meet Dave and hear his story 1st hand!."

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 31 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Dark Knight Rises – 11:45 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (2 hrs., 44 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDb ­­– Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux a la reine) – 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDb – Rotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Hope Springs – 12:15 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10 p.m. (2 hrs., 1 min.) – IMDb – Rotten TomatoesTrailer
  • The Intouchables – 1:20 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 52 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Moonrise Kingdom – 12:20 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Ruby Sparks – 12:10 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 44 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • To Rome With Love – 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m. (1 hr., 35 min.) ­– IMDbRotten Tomatoes – Trailer

 

FORECAST as of 6 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: " Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Areas of fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms."
  • Friday night: "Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Areas of fog after 9 p.m. Low around 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible."
  • Saturday: "Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible."
  • Saturday night: "A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Sunday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 84."
  • Sunday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 67."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Sunrise: 5:58 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:02 a.m.  
  • Low tide: 12:04 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:21 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:58 p.m.

 Saturday

  • Low tide: 12:54 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:59 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:58 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:17 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:55 p.m.

 Sunday

  • Low tide: 1:49 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:54 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:55 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:55 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:12 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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