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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. On this day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached.

Famous birthdays include Joe Lieberman – 1942; George Thorogood – 1950; Steve Jobs – 1955; Kristin Davis – 1965. 

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 8 a.m., , free. “Every Friday 8-9am, business owners, company presidents and senior marketing professionals can enjoy double egg & cheese sandwiches with senior executives from The Voice.”
  • : 8 a.m., . “We will have a collection box in the store to accept donations of 'FUN FOODS' -- individual-sized boxes of fruit snacks (i.e. raisins, apricots), pretzels, popcorn for the Pre-K students in Sister Theresa Tremblay's school on North Ave. in Bridgeport.”
  • : 12 p.m., , $5. Come learn about Fairfield County’s theatrical history.
  • : 2:30 p.m., , $7 adults/$5 children. Kids 3 and under get in for free. A “wild and wacky” version of the classic tale.
  • : 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.
  • : 7 p.m., , $22. The singer-songwriter’s work is “deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic.”
  • : 8 p.m., , $40. The best comedy this side of Chicago.
  • : 8 p.m., , $10. Check the event listing for a discount. The Harlem Globetrotters put on a basketball showcase full of tricks and humor.

Saturday

  • : 8 a.m., . “We will have a collection box in the store to accept donations of 'FUN FOODS' -- individual-sized boxes of fruit snacks (i.e. raisins, apricots), pretzels, popcorn for the Pre-K students in Sister Theresa Tremblay's school on North Ave. in Bridgeport.”
  • : 8:30 a.m., , free. “This class is open to all those who are currently undergoing treatment  or who have completed treatment within the past year and offers a free Yoga Class that will help you prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for radiation and chemotherapy.”
  • : 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., , suggested $20 donation. CT Moms has organized this event to be held simultaneously at fire stations across Fairfield County for the public to show solidarity for the Badger family.
  • : 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m, free.  Bring a book or enjoy one of the store’s collection. Call ahead to register.
  • : 12 p.m., , $5. Come learn about Fairfield County’s theatrical history.
  • : 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., , free. Hosted by RTM District 1 representatives; a place to voice concerns about the 2012-2013 budget and property assessments.
  • : 2 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. Spring is just around the corner -- get started on your gardening with this class.
  • 7:30 p.m., , $37. Contemporary, dynamic Blues guitarists.

Sunday

  • : 8 a.m., . “We will have a collection box in the store to accept donations of 'FUN FOODS' -- individual-sized boxes of fruit snacks (i.e. raisins, apricots), pretzels, popcorn for the Pre-K students in Sister Theresa Tremblay's school on North Ave. in Bridgeport.”
  • : 11 a.m., , $5. “Each child will build a snap together model with the assistance of pro-modelers from the Connecticut Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS). All tools and materials will be provided.” Register ahead of time; see event listing for details.
  • : 12 p.m., , $20. Guaranteed to burn tons of calories; no martial arts experience necessary. Register beforehand; see event listing for details.  
  • : 12 p.m., , $5. Come learn about Fairfield County’s theatrical history.
  • : 2 p.m., , free. A special multimedia presentation on Korea’s unique heritage and modern culture. Registration is necessary; see event listing for details.
  • : 3 p.m., , $10. No membership required. Snowflake making room opens at 2 p.m. “Everybody swims, everybody wins.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Rain, mainly before 3 p.m. High near 48. East wind 13 to 17 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.”
  • Friday night: “A chance of rain, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a west wind between 14 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.”
  • Saturday: “Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west wind between 14 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.”
  • Saturday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 26.”
  • Sunday: “Sunny, with a high near 42.”
  • Sunday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 28.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 12:23 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:35 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:41 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:45 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:37 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:53 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 1:01 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:34 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:20 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:25 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:38 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 1:39 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:32 a.m.
  • Low tide: 8:01 a.m.
  • High tide: 2:07 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:39 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:09 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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