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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 [Weekend Planner]

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

Today is Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. On this day in 1977, the movie "Saturday Night Fever" had its world premiere.

Famous birthdays include Nostradamus – 1503; Patty Duke – 1946; Bill Buckner– 1949; Vanessa Hudgens – 1988.  

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HEADLINES

  • Pine Creek Ave Home Sells for $1.1 Million in Fairfield
  • CDC Says the Season is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Fairfield
  • Fairfield FEMA Center to Close Dec. 19
  • Police Blotter
  • Holiday Guide 2012
  • Local Voices

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • Holiday Book Sale: 9 a.m., Fairfield Public Library. "The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 1 through Friday, December 21 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  The sale will be held during regular Library hours.  There will be a large selection of children’s and young adult books, as well as holiday books and adult fiction.  There will also be some “special” books, such as collector and antiquarian books, available. All proceeds from the book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Fairfield Library, will benefit the Library."
  • Shawn Colvin: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $85. "Standing out front of the world's female singer songwriters, Shawn Colvin is a singular and enduring talent."
  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra Holiday Extravaganza! 8 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, $40. "Hitch up the reindeer and fly to the Quick Center for the NHSO Pops Holiday Extravaganza! Join in a holiday concert celebration with full orchestra that's packed with yuletide cheer and orchestra classics. Snuggle under the mistletoe and join in the festive audience sing-a-long. A timeless family tradition."

Saturday

  • Holiday Book Sale: 9 a.m., Fairfield Public Library. "The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 1 through Friday, December 21 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  The sale will be held during regular Library hours.  There will be a large selection of children’s and young adult books, as well as holiday books and adult fiction.  There will also be some “special” books, such as collector and antiquarian books, available. All proceeds from the book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Fairfield Library, will benefit the Library."
  • BridgePort Cat Project Cat/Kitten Adoption: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Choice Pet Supply. "BridgePort Cat Project is bringing some beautiful cats and kittens that are up for adoption."
  • The Nutcracker: 2 p.m., The Klein Memorial Auditorium, tickets starting at $22. "New England Ballet Company, Resident Ballet Company of the Klein Memorial Auditorium will present one performance only on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. featuring guest artists from American Ballet Theatre, Yuriko Kajiya performing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mr. Matthews performing the role of Sugar Plum Cavalier."
  • Chanukah Party at the Fairfield University Bookstore: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore, free. "Anot will lead the group with stories, games, prizes and snacks. Please call to reserve your spot! Perfect for young children up to age 10."
  • Raul Malo: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $35. "Raul Malo carries a near-legendary singing voice that poured wild dark honey over the Mavericks' country rock throughout the 1990s and in recent years has erased genre lines."

Sunday

  • Holiday Run for Toys: 8:15 a.m. to register, 9:30 a.m. race start, The Scandinavian Club, $10 day of race, $8 with toy donation. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for kids 1-16 to support the to for the Fairfield Police Benevolent Association's holiday toy drive for children at Bridgeport Hospital.
  • Feral Care Cat/Kitten Adoption: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Choice Pet Supply. "Feral Care will hold an adoption day at our Fairfield location. Please come down to see all the beautiful cats and kittens. For more information, please go to: www.feralcare.com."
  • : 1 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore, free. "This book is already getting great advance praise via comic and Star Trek conventions and the Facebook page for the book. Author Robert Greenberger (Fairfield, CT) has long worked in the pop culture field including tenures at Starlog Press, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Weekly World News."
  • Lucky Peterson: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $25. "As one of the most versatile players in blues, Lucky Peterson ranks among the best of the best, and considered the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist, Lucky's many talents are truly mind-boggling."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 5 to 10 mph."
  • Friday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind around 7 mph."
  • Saturday: "Sunny, with a high near 46. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph."
  • Saturday night: "A chance of rain and snow before 3 a.m., then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. East wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Sunday: "A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
  • Sunday night: "A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES


Friday

  • Low tide: 5:17 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:11 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:28 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:25 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:57 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 12:01 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:11 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:11 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:21 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:25 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:49 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 12:54 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:07 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:12 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:15 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:25 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:41 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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