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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 [Weekend Planner]

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

Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. On this day in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt makes the Grand Canyon a national monument.

Famous birthdays include Alexander Hamilton – 1755; Rod Taylor – 1930; Naomi Judd – 1946; Mary J. Blige – 1971.  

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HEADLINES

  • Library Unveils One Book One Town Choice: 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio
  • Letter: 'Find the Cause' Behind Shootings Like Sandy Hook
  • Letter: 'Why Does School Board Allow Use of CPM Algebra Book?'
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • Fairfield Country Day School Admissions Open House: 9 a.m., Fairfield Country Day School, free. " Join us for an Admissions Open House to experience all that Fairfield Country Day School has to offer your son."

Saturday

  • The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County New Member Open House: 9 a.m., Las Vetas Lounge, free. " The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities."
  • Fairfield State Legislators Provide Outlook for 2013: 10 a.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, free. " Fairfield’s state representatives and senator will provide outlooks for the upcoming legislative session and answer constituent questions on Saturday, January 12, at the annual League of Women Voters Legislative Forum."
  • Block Party at the Discovery Museum: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Discovery Museum, $9.50. " Discover the science of LEGO® bricks through hands-on activities and workshops and explore the gallery featuring Expert Model Builder Bill Probert's impressive LEGO® block creations along with the work of dozens of builders."
  • Learn How to Redesign Your Home on a Budget: 11 a.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Looking for a way to redecorate your home on a limited budget? Adele Raspe will discuss a new cost-efficient fad called interior re-design."
  • Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen Party: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Finding Feathers (395 Commerce Drive), free. " Finding Feathers of Fairfield, located at 395 Commerce Street behind Tucker’s Restaurant, is hosting a party for the CD Release of 'Suzanne Sheridan Sings Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen' on Saturday."

Sunday

  • Block Party at the Discovery Museum: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Discovery Museum, $9.50. " Discover the science of LEGO® bricks through hands-on activities and workshops and explore the gallery featuring Expert Model Builder Bill Probert's impressive LEGO® block creations along with the work of dozens of builders."
  • Meet and Greet with American Girl Illustrator: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore, free. " Like millions of young women Christine Kornacki grew up with American Girl dolls and books."
  • Meet the Author: Kendall Hoyt: 4 p.m., Pequot Library, free. " Kendall Hoyt, who wrote "Long Shot: Vaccines for National Defense" is an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Medical School and a Lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "A chance of rain, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
  • Friday night: "Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."
  • Saturday: "A slight chance of showers before 9 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Saturday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph."
  • Sunday: "A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Sunday night: "Cloudy, with a low around 43."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 4:12 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:17 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:23 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:45 p.m.
  • Low tide: 4:51 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:54 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 5:06 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:17 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:46 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:41 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:45 p.m.

Sunday

  • Low tide: 5:58 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:17 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:06 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:47 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:29 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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