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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, June 8, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, June 8, 2012. On this day in 1968, James Earl Ray was arrested and charged with the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Famous birthdays include Barbara Bush – 1925; Joan Rivers – 1933; Nancy Sinatra – 1940; Kanye West – 1977.  

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HEADLINES

  

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., , free. “Families can participate in an exciting free evening of activities throughout the Club’s program areas, including gym sports, art projects, cooking, computers and games room tournaments.  The evening will also feature free Child ID service by New York Life Insurance Company and complimentary refreshments.”
  • : 6:30 p.m., , free. “The community is invited to come, bring a potluck dish for supper and enjoy the music (provided by the Merwin Mountain Band) and the other families as we gear up for summer.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $40. “He starred in and supplied much of the music for the film Harder They Come, and its subsequent soundtrack album. And in doing so, Jimmy Cliff helped to popularize reggae music all over the world and has been a living legend ever since.”
  • : 7 p.m., , free. “Please join us for the sounds of Tom Alpert and company, playing acoustic covers. Remember every Friday night you can hear live music in our Starbucks Cafe. Everyone is welcome!”
  • : 7:30 p.m., Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, $20. “The Triangle Community Center and CA Titus Productions present, ‘So You Think You’ve Got Talent.’ Come and be a part of the voting audience who will decide which talented act wins the $5,000 Grand Prize!” Fairfield’s own Carol Logen and the Fairfield Warde Acafellas are finalists.

Saturday

  • : 10 a.m., , free. “The clinic will include: a warm up routine that blends martial arts and yoga to warm and stretch the muscles involved in a squat; proper form and execution lecture by a collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach; a yoga routine to decompress the spine and re-align bone and muscle for speeder recovery. Athletes will walk away with a routine that will increase success with this exercise and decrease the chance of injury.”
  • : 11 a.m., , free. “Montage Initiative is both pleased and excited to announce our upcoming month-long event in collaboration with Fairfield University, along with our participation in Fairfield University’s Alumni Day.”
  • : 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., , free. “The Fairfield Museum is participating in Open House Day -- a statewide celebration of Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history and tourism. The Fairfield Museum and History Center and The Ogden House will offer free admission and a variety of activities for all ages.”
  • : 8 p.m., , $15. “A reception will follow the concert.”
  • : 9:30 p.m., , free. “The boys are back at one of their favorite places to play in Fairfield.  Come on down for some delicious food, ice-cold beers, and great tunes courtesy of The Fry Daddys.”

Sunday

  • : 12 p.m., , free. “Open Gym | Open Field | Ice Skating | Climbing Tower| Demonstrations | Local Vendors | Giveaways & More! Voluntary donations are being collected to support CT Challenge, Giant Steps, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Operation Hope, & Special Olympics.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $22. “As a solo artist, Simone Felice brings even more poetic Americana sincerity than his highly acclaimed work with The Felice Brothers and the Duke and the King.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Bernie – 12:40 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 35 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – 12:50 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (1 hr., 58 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Dictator – 1 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:35 p.m. (1 hr., 23 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • For Greater Glory – 12:30 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m. (2 hrs., 23 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ­­­ – 12:55 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D – 12:25 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Marvel’s the Avengers – 12:35 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (2 hrs. 22 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Marvel’s The Avengers 3D – 3:30 p.m., 10 p.m. (2 hrs., 22 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Men in Black 3 – 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m. (1 hr., 46 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Men in Black 3 in 3D – 1:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m. (1 hr., 46 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Moonrise Kingdom – 12:30 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten TomatoesTrailer



FORECAST as of 8 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.”
  • Friday night: “A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind between 3 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Saturday: “A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Saturday night: “A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.”
  • Sunday: “A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 a.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • Sunday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 2:43 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:20 a.m.
  • Low tide: 9:10 a.m.
  • High tide: 3:18 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:24 p.m.
  • Low tide: 9:32 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 3:37 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:20 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10:01 a.m.
  • High tide: 4:11 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:25 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:30 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 4:32 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:20 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10:54 p.m.
  • High tide: 5:06 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:25 p.m.
  • Low tide: 11:28 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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