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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

 

Today is Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. On this day in 1981, the 444-day long Iran Hostage Crisis ended, resulting in the release of 52 U.S. captives.

Famous birthdays include George Burns – 1896; Edwin “Buzz”Aldrin – 1930; David Lynch – 1946; Rainn Wilson – 1966. 

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HEADLINES

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 7 p.m., . Tickets are $22. Lori McKenna is a folk singer-songwriter who has written songs for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, and Lee Ann Rimes.
  • : 7:30 p.m., . Tickets are $25. Kirtan is the Sanskrit word for call-and-response chanting – experience its transformative power.
  • : 8 p.m., . Tickets are $45. This dance troupe blends African-American influenced dance with ballet, jazz, and modern.

Saturday

  • : 10 a.m., . Register at www.kaptest.com.
  • : 10:15 a.m., . $150 for 10-week session.
  • : 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Rotary Room, free. Short story writer Tessa Smith-McGovern will talk about how to get published in the world of new media.

Sunday

  • : 10:45 a.m., . A yoga class for athletes -- all levels open.
  • : 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., HobbyTown USA (847 Post Road), free. Come try the new game “The Gate,” made by Oofdah! Games Inc. – combines the traditional board game with fantasy role-playing.
  • : 3 p.m., . Tickets are $20 (snow date Sunday, Feb. 19).  Staged reading of a play based on the creation of “Fantasia.”
  • : 4 p.m., , free. Fairfield’s own Alex Beyer, a senior in high school, will perform Chopin and Liszt. Any freewill donations will benefit Music for Youth.

Ongoing

  • is now open for registration for the spring.
  • : All day, all January at on the Black Rock Turnpike. Donate juice boxes, jams, or jelly to benefit Sister Theresa in Bridgeport.
  • : Register your child for 10 and under indoor tennis at
  • : Registration is open for the spring session.
  • : The Board of Selectmen is seeking candidates for the Riverfield School building committee – send your résumé to firstselectmanffld@town.fairfield.ct.us.

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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Human Services Commission: Friday, 4 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road)

 

FORECAST as of 11:30 a.m. on Thursday:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Fairfield County.

  • Today: "Sunny, with a high near 33. North wind between 9 and 15 mph."
  • Tonight: "Snow, mainly after 4 a.m. Low around 22. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.”
  • Saturday: "Snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 33. East wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible."
  • Saturday Night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind between 7 and 9 mph."
  • Sunday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. East wind around 8 mph."
  • Sunday Night: "A chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 2:09 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:14 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:22 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:55 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:54 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:57 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 3:07 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:13 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:18 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:48 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:55 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:50 p.m.

Sunday

  • Low tide: 4:01 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:12 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:10 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:37 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:56 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:40 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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