Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 [Weekend Planner]

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

Today is Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. On this day in 1980, the underdog U.S. hockey team made up of college players defeated the four-time defending gold medal winnings Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Famous birthdays include George Washington – 1732; Steve Irwin – 1962; Drew Barrymore – 1975; Rajon Rondo – 1986.



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  • After Hours Family Dance Party: 6:20 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Families with children of all ages are invited.  When everyone else is out of the Library for the evening, the fun will begin."
  • Color Interpretations - A Group Exhibition: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Troy Fine Art Services, free. "Troy Fine Art is pleased to present Color Interpretations, a group exhibition of works featuring select gallery artists."
  • John Corbett: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $28. "No one has to tell John Corbett that Hollywood stars moonlighting as musicians don't always get taken seriously."
  • Rennie Harris Puremovement: 8 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, $40. "Choreographer and international ambassador of hip-hop dance Rennie Harris founded Rennie Harris Puremovement in 1992, after working with Run-DMC and Kurtis Blow."


  • Author Meet & Greet - Jessica Bram: 12 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore, free. "Ms. Bram is the featured author at the Meet and Greet and signed copies of her inspiring divorce memoir, Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey will be available for purchase."
  • Pimps of Joytime: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $22. "Over the course of the past four years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine."
  •  American Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert: 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, $15.  "The American Chamber Orchestra welcomes its tenth year under Music Director Christopher James Hisey with its Winter Concert."


  • Orchestra in HD: 2 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, $15. "New Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a dramatic, 21st-century treatment of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, performed in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall."
  • Purim at the Stadium: 4:30 p.m., Chabad of Fairfield, $18. "Grand sports-themed Purim feast."




FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Increasing clouds, with a high near 37. North wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon."
  • Friday night: "A chance of snow after midnight, mixing with rain after 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Saturday: "Rain and snow likely before 9 a.m., then rain. High near 39. East wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."
  • Saturday night: "Rain. Low around 36. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible."
  • Sunday: "Rain and snow likely before noon, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 30."



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  • Low tide: 2:31 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:37 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:40 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:04 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:36 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:08 p.m.


  • Low tide: 3:18 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:36 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:24 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:47 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:37 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:50 p.m.


  • Low tide: 4:10 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:35 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:06 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:26 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:38 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:30 p.m.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Southport Harbor).


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