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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, March 2, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, March 2, 2012. On this day in 2005, President George W. Bush honored the Boston Red Sox in a ceremony at the White House for winning their first World Series since 1918.

Famous birthdays include Dr. Seuss – 1904; Desi Arnaz – 1917; Jon Bon Jovi – 1962; Bryce Dallas Howard – 1981. 

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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. Following an accident that occurred last Saturday, CardSmart is reopening!
  • : 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. “Fairfield Country Day School is an independent school for boys in grades pre-kindergarten through 9. All aspects of a Country Day education are designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., , free. “Join 4th District congressional candidate Chris Meek for coffee Tuesday. Chris holds a "Coffee with Chris" every Tuesday and Friday. These events are a chance for Chris to meet the people who make up the 4th District, hear what they have to say and answer their questions.”
  • : 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., , $10. “Fabrics & Fabrications: A Quilt Exhibit 2012 is the annual quilt show at Southport Congregational Church in Southport, Connecticut.  Over the past 10 years, the show has raised over $290,000 in support of The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, Emerge, Inc., a home for abused women and Project Learn, the after school program based in Bridgeport.”
  • : 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. “In celebration of One Book One Town month, we are immersing ourselves in all things Titanic.  At Shipbuilding 101, children will hear the story ‘TitaniCat’ by Marty Crisp, learn a song about the Titanic, and then build a small replica of the ship, complete with smoke stacks and waves crashing against the sides.” This program is for kindergarteners and first graders.
  • 8 p.m., , $35. “A merciless but affectionate satire of an ESPN-type broadcast that ‘owes as much to the insanity of Monty Python as to the insanity of actual sports programs.’”

 

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. to 4 p.m., , $10. “Fabrics & Fabrications: A Quilt Exhibit 2012 is the annual quilt show at Southport Congregational Church in Southport, Connecticut.  Over the past 10 years, the show has raised over $290,000 in support of The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, Emerge, Inc., a home for abused women and Project Learn, the after school program based in Bridgeport.”
  • : 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m, free.  Bring a book or enjoy one of the store’s collection. Call ahead to register.
  • : 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., , free. Sobocinski is a TV personality, cookbook author, and restaurant owner.
  • : 2 p.m., , free. Learn how to produce your own organic vegetables in your backyard.
  • : 2 p.m., , free. “Five Dutch men fly in from Amsterdam to perform as the Calefax Reed Quintet in the next FREE Young Persons Concert sponsored by Music for Youth and Pequot Library.  Concert (50 minutes) is suitable for ages 5 to 17.  Adults welcome with students or a freewill offering.  Free master classes in clarinet, bassoon, sax, and oboe follow the concert.  To register for the master classes, please email pcum@optonline.net.”

 

Sunday

  • : 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Omni Hotel (155 Temple Street, New Haven), $90. This is event requires pre-registration. Try a Pilates or Yoga session, visit vendors who sell health and wellness products, or get your blood pressure checked, among other available screenings to choose from.
  • : 9 a.m., , free. The gallery is part of the “One Book One Town” month-long celebration.  
  • : 12 p.m. (registration begins at 11 a.m.), Great River Golf Club (130 Coram Lane, Milford), $10. Enjoy the first Sunday in March taking a family walk to benefit Operation Hope, including Fairfield’s own branch of the charity. Chip’s Family Restaurant will be doling out pancakes, hot cocoa, and cider to participants.
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., , Barone Campus Center Oak Room, $10. “Splurge on raffle tickets with a portion of the proceeds going to Fairfield University Health Services and various local charities. Enjoy delicious light fare and wine as you learn from experts how to self motivate, anti-aging secrets, nutrition, skincare, yoga, fitness and much more.”
  • 2 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. “’A Night to Remember’ is a 1958 film adaptation of Walter Lord's book ‘A Night to Remember ‘(1955), recounting the final night of the RMS Titanic.” See event details for registration information.
  • : 3 p.m., , $15. Fairfield’s own Christopher Hisey will conduct part of the concert. 
  • : 4 p.m., , free.  “Lucia White, a member of one of Westport's famous mid-century coteries of artists and writers will exhibit her photographs at Pequot Library March 4 through March 27.”
  • .: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., , $25. “Indulge in some belly laughs with Italian-American author, columnist, humorist, and nationally acclaimed speaker Gina Barreca as she muses on everything from politics to panty lines.”
  • 7 p.m. (reception), 8 p.m. (show), , $8. Features all new, general audience works by Connecticut playwrights (or playwrights working in Connecticut). Includes local, professional actors.

 

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
  • The Descendants 12:50 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:20 p.m. (1 hr., 55 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.)
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – 9:30 p.m. (2 hrs., 9 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • 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., 6:50 p.m. (1 hr. 34 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 – 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr. 38 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer



FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast.”
  • Friday night: “Rain likely, then periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 a.m. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Low around 40. Southeast wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”
  • Saturday: “Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 57. East wind 10 to 14 mph becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.”
  • Saturday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.”
  • Sunday: “Partly sunny, with a high near 49.”
  • Sunday night: “Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 5:48 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:25 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:21 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:45 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 12:35 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:23 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:48 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:17 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:46 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:26 p.m.

Sunday

  • Low tide: 1:32 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:21 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:44 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:10 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:47 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:17 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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