Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 [Weekend Planner]

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

Today is Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. On this day in 1905, the world's largest diamond -- weighing in at 3,106 carats -- was found in the Premier Mine in South Africa.

Famous birthdays include Robert Burns – 1759; Virginia Woolf – 1882; Etta James – 1938; Alicia Keys – 1981.



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  • Movie Night Fundraiser: 7 p.m., Tomlinson Middle School, $5. "The TMS Drama Department is sponsoring our annual "Movie Night" as a fundraiser for our upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.  We will be showing the Disney movie, and selling homemade snacks and treats for students and families on Friday."
  • Manifesting Mr. Right with Ronnie Ryan: 7 p.m., Finding Feathers, $35. "
    Enjoy a fun-filled, interactive, and highly effective class to help you find the love you deserve!"
  • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $22. "Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a nine-piece powerhouse that blends old school gut-busting funk and soul with straight up rock and roll."
  • Next to Normal at Bridgeport Theatre Company: 8 p.m., 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, $23. "NEXT TO NORMAL's story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family." The musical will run through Feb. 10.


  • Reinvent Yourself After Retirement: 11 a.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Are you retired or will be soon?  Do you have a passion or love you would like to pursue, a new career you would like to launch?  Meet Rosemary Cass, a person who did just that. "
  • Reception - Photographic Works by Adelaide Mandeville and Tre Cassetta: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pequot Library, free. "Mandeville's work ranges from traditional b/w prints to digital photographic collages and Cassetta specializes in documentary photography showing a recent trip to Fire Island."
  • The English: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $50. Scratchy guitars rubbing up against deep-skanking bass and drums; The English Beat bring that ska-punk fusion to explosive, danceable life once again on StageOne."


  • Lego Robotics & Motorized LEGOS Workshop: 1:30 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, $35. "Want your child to do something really fun and learn STEM concepts? Then try our workshop!"
  • Angels & Demons: 3 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, $35. "This collage performance will feature selections ranging from the sacred to profane, drawing from the worlds of art music, the Negro spiritual, and diverse forms of popular music from British rock to Broadway ballads."
  • We're Hair for Sandy Hook Cut-a-Thon: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hair, $30. No appointments necessary. Proceeds go to supporting families of the 26 victims of Sandy Hook.
  • Pasta Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Church Congregational, Free Will donation. "Food to be provided by Chip's Restaurant in Fairfield. There will be a "Free Will" donation collected at the door.  Any proceeds will benefit the Deacon's Fund which "provides help to those in times of need. Reservations are required and can be made with Cathy Kane at pastadinnerfirstchurch@gmail.com.  Please include the names of those attending."
  • Nigel Hall: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $22. "Nigel Hall is an honest, humble guardian of soul music."




FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "A chance of snow, mainly after 5 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Friday night: "Snow likely, mainly between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible."
  • Saturday: "Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. North wind 9 to 17 mph."
  • Saturday night: "Scattered flurries before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 15."
  • Sunday: "Sunny, with a high near 30."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 20."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.




  • Low tide: 3:46 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:10 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:53 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:19 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:01 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:21 p.m.


  • Low tide: 4:28 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:09 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:33 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:57 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:03 p.m.
  • High tide: 11 p.m.


  • Low tide: 5:08 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:08 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:11 a.m.
  • Sunset: 5:04 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:34 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:37 p.m.


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


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