Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 [WEEKEND EDITION]

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

Today is Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. On this day in the year A.D. 79, Mt. Vesuvius erupted in southern Italy, killing thousands and destroying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Famous birthdays include Carlo Gambino – 1902; Yasser Arafat – 1929; Cal Ripken Jr. – 1960; Rupert Grint – 1988.  






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  • :  7 p.m., , $37. " Blues Traveler creates a ‘90s nostalgia moments for many listeners, with fast-lined, harmonica-fueled pop rock songs like “But Anyway,” “Run-Around” and “Hook,” but true fans know that Blues Traveler has only been getting better since those hits."
  • : 7 p.m., , free. "Featuring RJ and Company--a musical trio of local high school talent. Everyone is welcome. The Bookstore is open until 10:00pm for your shopping pleasure."
  • : 7 p.m., , $42. " One of the most enjoyable Tin Pan Alley revivalists we’ve ever come across, Leon Redbone also turned Bob Dylan’s head in the early ‘70s, about a year before he had a record deal. This led Rolling Stone to feature him, and call his 1920s jazz and blues 'so authentic, you can hear the surface noise [of an old record].'"


  • : 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., , free. "We will be having our Household Hazardous Waste Collection for Fairfield Residents on Saturday August 25 2012 at Veterans Park from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. We will need volunteers from 8:30-11:30 and 11:00-2:00. Volunteers will not be handling any Hazardous Waste. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Michael Zembruski at (203) 256-3023 or MZembruski@town.fairfield.ct.us
  • : 7 p.m., , $45. "The state of the rock 'n' roll nation in the late '80s was more conducive to hair-metal hedonism than power-pop purity, but that didn't stop the Smithereens from bringing Beatlesesque melodies and classic '60s-pop songcraft to the college rock crowd."
  • .: 7:30 p.m., , free. " Come watch the classic award-winning "E.T." with the kids in the spacious church parking lot on a gigantic outdoor movie screen! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments available."


  • : 2 p.m., Powder House (behind ), free. " Take a tour of the Powder House and learn about historic War of 1812 sites including Fort Union and Fort Defense with Betty Oderwald, president of the U.S. Daughters of 1812. Meet at the Powder House, behind Tomlinson Middle School at 2 pm Light refreshments to follow at the Old Academy on the Town Green."




FORECAST as of 5 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon."
  • Friday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 7 mph becoming east after midnight."
  • Saturday: "A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Saturday night: "A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Sunday: "A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 20 precent."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 67."



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  • High tide: 4:56 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:12 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:08 a.m.
  • High tide: 5:22 p.m.  
  • Sunset: 7:38 p.m.
  • Low tide: 11:58 p.m.


  • High tide: 6 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:13 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:12 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:26 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:36 p.m.


  • Low tide: 1:04 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:14 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:06 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:19 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:32 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:34 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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