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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. On this day in 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine "Nautilus" traveled under the North Pole.

Famous birthdays include Ernie Pyle ­– 1900; Tony Bennett ­– 1926; Martha Stewart – 1970; Tom Brady – 1977.  

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HEADLINES

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 11 a.m., , free. "Bring a favorite stuffed animal friend and a brown bag lunch.  This is a family program for children of all ages accompanied by an adult."
  • : 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

  • : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., . "Furniture, household goods, costume jewelry, pictures, paintings, linens, toys, gaming systems, outdoor and sporting goods."
  • : 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., , $10. The test is just 3-5 minutes, no appointment necessary. The proceeds go to Feed the Children.
  • .: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 169 Rock Major Road. "Many gorgeous, brand new Designer Cotton Rugs and indoor/outdoor rugs and runners are for sale to benefit Fairfield based Animal Rescue."
  • : 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

  • .: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 169 Rock Major Road. "Many gorgeous, brand new Designer Cotton Rugs and indoor/outdoor rugs and runners are for sale to benefit Fairfield based Animal Rescue."
  • : 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., . "Furniture, household goods, costume jewelry, pictures, paintings, linens, toys, gaming systems, outdoor and sporting goods."
  • : 2 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."
  • : 7 p.m., , $55. "Bill Engvall owns a special knack for finding humor in everyday situations that in turn has catapulted him to the front lines as one of the busiest comics working the circuit."

 

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 Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – 12:55 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:20 p.m. (1 hr., 58 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Brave – 12:15 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:25 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDb ­– Rotten Tomatoes ­– Trailer
  • The Dark Knight Rises – 11:15 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., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDb ­­– Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Intouchables – 1:20 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 52 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Moonrise Kingdom – 12 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten 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
  • The Watch – 12:05 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr., 42 min.) ­– IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer

 

FORECAST as of 4 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: " A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m. Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.”
  • Friday night: " A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m. Patchy fog between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., then Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Saturday: " A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Sunday: "A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Sunday night: " A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 12:22 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:51 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:44 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:49 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:04 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:06 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 1:09 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:52 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:28 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:34 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:51 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:05 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 1:55 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:53 a.m.
  • Low tide: 8:10 a.m.
  • High tide: 2:19 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:04 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:38 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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