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

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

Today is Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. On this day in 1972, David Bowie’s spaceman alter ego Ziggy Stardust makes his earthly debut.

Famous birthdays include George Stephanopoulos – 1961; Glenn Beck – 1964; Laura Dern – 1967; Emma Roberts – 1991. 

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 11 a.m., , free. First Selectman Tetreau will be present to welcome the new business to the town. Complimentary lunch will be served to attendees.
  • : 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., , free. Hang out and build Lego creations with the library’s collection. For kids in kindergarten to sixth grade.
  • : 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., , free. Experience the new Wellness and Healing center at an open house that will feature meditation, yoga, and psychic readings. RSVP in advance by calling the center or email denise@findingfeathers.com.
  • : 7 p.m., , $25. Grief and wellness specialist Sharon Welch will discuss and spread awareness of God’s angels sent to guide and protect us.
  • 8 p.m., , $35. This band’s signature brand of heavy funk has become the soundtrack to all of New Orleans.
  • 8 p.m., The Bridgeport Theatre Company (263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport), $23 for adults, $18 for students/seniors. “The Laramie Project” was inspired by the brutal killing of a young gay man, Matthew Shepard, in 1998.

Saturday

  • : 9 a.m., , $99. Join the staff of Finding Feather to discover the many false beliefs surrounding grief and learn valuable tools that will help you when you experience changes that are beyond your control. 
  • : 1 p.m., , individuals fundraised for the Wakeman Boy and Girls Club --  the result? They plunge into the icy Long Island Sound.
  • : 1 p.m., , free. How do you measure up?
  • : 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., , free. A Young Persons Concert. Ages 5 – 17 welcome; a master class to follow. Register to play in the class by emailing pcum@optonline.net.
  • : 2 p.m., , free. Patti Popp, owner of Sport Hill Farm in Easton, will talk about Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) and how they benefit our local community.
  • : 5:30 p.m., , $75 per person; $125 for a couple. It’s a sweet way to celebrate Valentine’s weekend...sampling delicious chocolates and fabulous champagnes while enjoying great music in the beautifully decorated Burr Mansion.  All proceeds benefit Operation Hope's efforts to end local homelessness. 
  • : 5:30 p.m., , $25. This is an Aromatherapy and Energy Treatment used during a guided relaxation and meditation to restore the natural flow of energy in the body.
  • : 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., , $20 for adults; $10 for seniors and students. "Broadway Sings The Blues" brings together the talents of Joe Utterback and singers Carol and Tom Woodman to perform well-known Broadway songs from the great American musical theatre tradition. All three of these Fairfield County residents have performed on the world stage as well as locally.
  • : 8 p.m., , $15 for adults; $10 for students. The American Chamber Orchestra under Music Director Christopher James Hisey presents its Winter Concert, “A Night at the Opera.”
  • 8 p.m., The Bridgeport Theatre Company (263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport), $23 for adults, $18 for students/seniors. “The Laramie Project” was inspired by the brutal killing of a young gay man, Matthew Shepard, in 1998.
  • : 9:30 p.m., , free. The Fry Daddys are back at the Shack for their first gig of 2012.

Sunday

  • : 1 p.m., , free for members; $5 adults, $3 children 5 and up. Interested in acting? Rozanne Gates will give parents and students an overview of “the business” and what to expect.
  • : 2 p.m., , $70. Combine your efforts, connect through touch and delight in the magical transformation of partner yoga.
  • : 2 p.m., , $5 (free for kids 10 and under). Enjoy an afternoon of skits, improv, musical theatre and more from talented students in the Fairfield region, including the Greens Farms Academy’s “Bloopers” and actors from New Pond Farm’s Shakespeare program.
  • : 5 p.m., , $50 per person (includes two team Scrabble games, food, and beverages). Funds raised support Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing literacy, adult basic education, ESL, GED, and life skills to over 500 women each year in the greater Bridgeport area.
  • 4 p.m., The Bridgeport Theatre Company (263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport), $23 for adults, $18 for students/seniors. “The Laramie Project” was inspired by the brutal killing of a young gay man, Matthew Shepard, in 1998.

 

Ongoing

  • is now open for registration for the spring.

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Albert Nobbs – 1:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m. (1 hr., 53 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Artist  - 1:20 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Descendants 12:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:10 p.m. (1 hr., 55 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – 1 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (2 hrs., 9 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • The Grey – 1:10 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr. 57 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • The Iron Lady – 1:30 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 45 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – 12:30 p.m. (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D – 2:50 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr. 34 min.)
  • The Vow – 12:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (1 hr. 44 min.) – IMDBRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Woman in Black 12:40 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:20 p.m. (1 hr. 35 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer

 

FORECAST as of 6 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Sunny, with a high near 46. West wind between 5 and 11 mph..”
  • Friday night: “Snow, mainly after 1 a.m. Low around 33. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.”
  • Saturday: “Snow, mainly before 1 p.m. High near 39. North wind 5 to 8 mph increasing to between 13 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.”
  • Saturday night: “A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. North wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Sunday: “A slight chance of snow showers after noon. Partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Sunday night: “Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 17.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s “Traffic & Gas Prices” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 12:28 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:45 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:54 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:49 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:20 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:06 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 1:13 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:53 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:34 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:37 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:21 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:53 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 2:02 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:52 a.m.
  • Low tide: 8:27 a.m.
  • High tide: 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:22 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:44 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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