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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, March 16, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, March 16, 2012. On this day in 1802, the United States Military Academy was established.

Famous birthdays include James Madison – 1751; Pat Nixon – 1912; Jerry Lewis – 1926; Flavor Flav – 1959. 

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 8 a.m., , free. “Every Friday 8-9am, business owners, company presidents and senior marketing professionals can enjoy double egg & cheese sandwiches with senior executives from The Voice.”
  • : 8 a.m., , free. “We will be collecting GREEN canned vegetables during the entire month of March to donate to Sister Theresa of the Daughters of Charity in Bridgeport.”
  • : 9 a.m., , free. The gallery is part of the “One Book One Town” month-long celebration.  
  • : 9:30 a.m., , free. “Learn how to use the Library’s valuable, free online resources to assist you in your job search with reference librarian Judy Sparzo.”
  • : 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., 61 Sherman Street, $20. Learn to differentiate between stress you can control and stress you can’t control.
  • : 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., , free. Hang out and build Lego creations with the library’s collection. For kids in kindergarten to sixth grade.
  • : 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., , free. “What was it like boarding the world’s most famous ship in 1912? Choose a costume similar to those worn by Titanic passengers and have your photograph taken.” For children in grades 2-4.
  • : 7 p.m., , $10. “Fairfield Warde's Interact Club is hosting our annual talent show, Harmony for Hunger. Admission is $10 and proceeds go to benefit the World Food Programme.”
  • : 7 p.m., , donations welcome. “The Shanti Mission Group of Australia will be at Finding Feathers for a week of healing beginning March 16th.  The week will begin with a night of chanting, meditation and blessings.”
  • : 7:30 p.m., , free. “In 1985, explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and his team located the Titanic. Join them on the search -- and see what the team saw -- through this acclaimed National Geographic film.” Registration is recommended.
  • : 8 p.m., Bridgeport Theatre Company, 263 Golden Hill Road, Bridgeport, $23. “It’s September 1934, and the Cleveland Grand Opera Company has invited the world famous tenor Tito Morelli to perform Othello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener.”

 

Saturday

  • : 8 a.m., , free. “We will be collecting GREEN canned vegetables during the entire month of March to donate to Sister Theresa of the Daughters of Charity in Bridgeport.”
  • : 8:30 a.m., , free. “This class is open to all those who are currently undergoing treatment  or who have completed treatment within the past year and offers a free Yoga Class that will help you prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for radiation and chemotherapy.”
  • : 9 a.m., , free. The gallery is part of the “One Book One Town” month-long celebration.  
  • : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., , $8. “The 14th annual Garden Expo features over 90 home and garden related exhibitors selected by invitation only for their superior interest, quality, and appeal.  The Garden Expo benefits River-Lab, a program of the Mill River Wetland Committee, a unique hands-on program of environmental study.” 
  • : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., , free. “Our Jamboree brings the CT rugby community together for a day of fun and old fashioned rugby camaraderie before the competitive season begins.  There will be instruction, short scrimmages, skills competitions and games.”
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., , free. “In celebration of St. Patricks’ Day, Pequot Library will present the Lenihan School of Irish Dance Troupe in a wonderful performance of Irish Step Dancing.  It will be a costumed, spirited performance and afterwards, the audience and children are invited to participate and learn basic steps and kicks. It will be a fun for all ages.”
  • : 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m, free.  Bring a book or enjoy one of the store’s collection. Call ahead to register.
  • : 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., . “We will have many wonderful cats and kittens looking for their forever home.  We will also have cat-related items for sale.  (203) 375-7009 for info.”
  • : 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., , free. “As part of the new Diversity Initiative of the Town of Fairfield, the Library will present an hour of Irish music with Fairfield’s own Damian and Sally Connolly.  Sally will play the flute and Damian will play fiddle, accordion and some guitar to accompany the Irish songs.”  
  • : 8 p.m., Bridgeport Theatre Company, 263 Golden Hill Road, Bridgeport, $23. “It’s September 1934, and the Cleveland Grand Opera Company has invited the world famous tenor Tito Morelli to perform Othello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener.”

 

Sunday

  • : 8 a.m., , free. “We will be collecting GREEN canned vegetables during the entire month of March to donate to Sister Theresa of the Daughters of Charity in Bridgeport.”
  • : 9 a.m., , free. The gallery is part of the “One Book One Town” month-long celebration.  
  • : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., , $8. “The 14th annual Garden Expo features over 90 home and garden related exhibitors selected by invitation only for their superior interest, quality, and appeal.  The Garden Expo benefits River-Lab, a program of the Mill River Wetland Committee, a unique hands-on program of environmental study.” 
  • : 4 p.m., , free. “One Book One Town lecture by Norman Brouwer, Curator of Ship Restoration at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City for over 30 years.”
  • : 5 p.m., Bridgeport Theatre Company, 263 Golden Hill Road, Bridgeport, $23. “It’s September 1934, and the Cleveland Grand Opera Company has invited the world famous tenor Tito Morelli to perform Othello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • The Artist  - 1:20 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Being Flynn 1:50 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 42 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax – 1 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m. (1 hr. 35 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 3D – 12:30 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:10 p.m. (1 hr. 35 min.)
  • Friends With Kids – 1:40 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – 1:15 p.m. (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D – 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9 p.m. (1 hr. 34 min.)
  • The Secret World of Arrietty – 1:30 p.m., 4:20 p.m., (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • A Separation – 1:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (2 hrs., 3 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Vow – 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:35 p.m. (1 hr. 44 min.) – IMDBRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Wanderlust – 7:25 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr. 38 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer

 

FORECAST as of 8 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 52. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”
  • Friday night: “A slight chance of showers before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.”
  • St. Patrick’s Day: “Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind between 5 and 8 mph.”
  • Saturday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.”
  • Sunday: “Sunny, with a high near 61.”
  • Sunday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 12:36 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:48 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:02 p.m.
  • Low tide: 1:21 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:01 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:27 p.m.

 

Saturday

  • Low tide: 1:44 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:55 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:24 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:02 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:30 p.m.

 

Sunday

  • Low tide: 2:47 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:56 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:20 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:03 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:26 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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