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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, July 27, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, July 27, 2012. On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard M. Nixon be impeached from office.  

Famous birthdays include Alexandre Dumas Jr. ­– 1824; Jerry Van Dyke ­– 1931; Triple H – 1969; Alex Rodriguez – 1975.  

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HEADLINES

 

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 136 Southwood Road. " This is a tag sale with a cause!  There will be furniture, baby toys and items, clothes and other home goods for sale.  We will also have lemonade and baked treats for sale.  Stop by and find a great deal. All money raised will be donated to the Liddle Lidz Foundation. Liddle Kidz Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that uses the power of touch to reach the world’s most vulnerable children with experiences of appropriate nurturing touch that they often lack.
  • : 7 p.m., , free. "Cafe Music with Daniel Hilbert at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore. Bookstore shoppers are invited to enjoy the music of acoustic guitarist Daniel Hilbert ~ Starbucks Cafe and the Bookstore are open until 10:00pm. Bring everyone!"
  • : 7 p.m., , $22. " Teen rockers Kicking Daisies blend pop, rock and a whole lot of energy with stunning musical skills to sell out venues around the country and open for some of the biggest names in pop and indie rock."

Saturday

  • : 7 a.m., Fairfield County Hunt Club (174 Long Lots Road in Westport). " Proceeds from the bike ride support survivorship programs throughout Connecticut, impacting thousands of cancer survivors each year."
  • : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 115 Drake Lane. 
  • : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 136 Southwood Road. " This is a tag sale with a cause!  There will be furniture, baby toys and items, clothes and other home goods for sale.  We will also have lemonade and baked treats for sale.  Stop by and find a great deal. All money raised will be donated to the Liddle Lidz Foundation. Liddle Kidz Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that uses the power of touch to reach the world’s most vulnerable children with experiences of appropriate nurturing touch that they often lack. 
  • : 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 260 Warde Terrace, free. " Community Gardeners will be available to discuss vegetables being grown and the various techniques in growing them." 
  • : 11 a.m., , free. "Let the Games begin!  The Fairfield Woods Middle School parking lot, adjacent to the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, will become a field day of fun on Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 am.  Olympics-themed field day activities for elementary school age kids will include a relay race, archery, tug-of-war and more.   Register as a team or an individual.  Will you be placed on Team Red, Team Blue, Team White, or Team Fairfield?  Registration is only available in-person or by calling Children’s Services at 203-256-3160." 
  • : 7 p.m., (Bridgeport), $5. "The area Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in partnership with the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA presents the Brigham Young University Idaho’s Dance Alliance Company in a benefit performance." 
  • : 7 p.m., , $60. "The classic rock band Pure Prairie League was a crazy successful country-rock group in the ‘70s and early '80s, riding the same country-tinged rock wave that carried the Eagles, Buffalo Springfield, Poco and The Band to popularity."

Sunday

  • : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 115 Drake Lane.
  • : 7 p.m., , $45. "Credited by Rolling Stone as crucial to the start of the singer/songwriter era, Tom Rush has been performing on stage for fifty years, always relying on word-of-mouth success."
  • : 2 p.m., , $13. "Fairfield Teen Theatre's Magic Box program will perform Jason Robert Brown's 13.  The story tells of the life of 13-year-old Evan Goldman as he moves from New York City to Appleton, Indiana, and the angst of life as a thirteen-year-old."

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • The Amazing Spider-Man – 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m. (2 hrs., 16 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – 1:50 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:20 p.m. (1 hr., 58 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Brave – 12:15 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDb ­– Rotten Tomatoes ­– Trailer
  • The Dark Knight Rises – 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (2 hrs., 44 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me – 11:30 a.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 35 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Magic Mike – 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (1 hr., 50 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes ­– Trailer
  • Moonrise Kingdom – 12 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Safety Not Guaranteed – 12:20 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m. – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • To Rome With Love – 1:10 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m. (1 hr., 35 min.) ­– IMDbRotten Tomatoes – Trailer

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.”
  • Friday night: “A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.”
  • Saturday: "A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms."
  • Saturday night: "A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Sunday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 82."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 68."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 12:13 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:44 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:13 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:25 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:40 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:14 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 1:17 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:45 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:18 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:28 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:43 p.m.
  • Sunset:  8:13 p.m.

 Sunday

  • Low tide: 2:21 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:46 a.m.
  • High tide:  8:22 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:32 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:12 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:46 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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