Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Musical Festival concluded.

Famous birthdays include Davy Crockett – 1786; Robert DeNiro – 1943; Sean Penn – 1960; Donnie Wahlberg – 1969.  





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  • : 9 a.m., , $5 for nonmembers, free for members. " Join us for round 2 of kickin' it Zumba style on the sand! Last month we enjoyed our first Zumba at the Beach for 2012 and now we are giving you the opportunity to join us once again as we close out the summer season at the Beach."
  • : 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., , free. "Cafe Music with Bruce 3/Acoustic guitarist, Friday, August 17, 2012 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore. Everyone is welcome! Bookstore is open until 10:00pm for your shopping pleasure."


  • : 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., , free. " Ice cream, ice cream, everywhere, and not a drop of dairy to be found! Who knew that making frozen treats was so easy, or so much fun? "Vegan a la Mode: More Than 100 Frozen Treats for Every Day of the Year" (Skyhorse Publishing, July 2012 Hardcover) author Hannah Kaminsky will be at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore."
  • : 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., , free. "The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities. We are looking for female leaders who want to be a part of our League and make an impact in our local communities."


  • : 3 p.m., , free. "The Anam Cara Christian Center for Spiritual Life at St. Timothy's on the Hill in Fairfield is piloting an Artist-in-Residency program. Singer/songwriter/pianist Elaine Romanelli will be working on site at the Center from Aug. 13-19, culminating in a Sunday afternoon high tea at 3:00 pm, August 19th, immediately followed by Concert-and-Conversation with the artist at 4:00pm. Ms. Romanelli will also sing at the 9:30 a.m. service at St. Timothy's on Aug. 19."
  • : 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., , $32. "This Swedish-born, world-traveled slide guitar-playing bluesman returns to StageOne for one night only. Which, frankly, for anyone who’s heard Anders Osborne’s unique brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues, is not nearly enough. And yes, he’s still got the beard."




FORECAST as of 2 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent."
  • Friday night: "Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Becoming north after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent."
  • Saturday: "Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent."
  • Saturday night: "Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent."
  • Sunday: "Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 30 percent."
  • Sunday night: "Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s."



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  • Low tide: 5:39 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:05 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:46 a.m.  
  • Low tide: 5:54 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:48 p.m.


  • High tide: 12 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:06 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:20 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:26 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:38 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:47 p.m.


  • High tide: 12:42 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:07 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:07 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:23 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:45 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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