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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, March 23, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, March 23, 2012. On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” entered the national vernacular.

Famous birthdays include Joan Crawford – 1904; Akira Kurosawa – 1910; Roger Bannister – 1929; Kerri Russell – 1976. 

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  • Selectmen Seek Candidates for Fairfield Warde High School Roof Building Committee (announcement)
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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.  
  • : 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.
  • : 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., . Come out and support the campaign to spread awareness about pediatric cancer. Not feeling you’re ready to shave? Sponsor a shavee.
  • : 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.  
  • : 10:30 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., . There is a pre-event raffle event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and an evening event of cocktails, food, and a silent auction from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • : 2 p.m., , free. The Fairfield Public Library is pleased to host two programs provided by the educators from Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration. At 2 p.m. the program, Let’s See What You Know About the Titanic, will be geared toward children and at 3 p.m. the other program, Ocean Exploration, will be for adults and their families. During the first hour, you will learn about the infamous vessel, Titanic, what was on board, how people believe it sank and how Dr. Robert Ballard was able to locate it at the bottom of the ocean. “
  • : 4 p.m. & 8 p.m., , $20. An alternative way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – with a variety show.
  • : 6:30 p.m., , $50. “The magical talent of Ben Taylor, son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, will shine in the spotlight at the Sixth Annual Magic Moments, a benefit for The Kennedy Center Autism Project. The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University will host this popular fundraiser. This special event is the main funding source for The Kennedy Center Autism Project.
  • 7 p.m., , $50. “Fairfield Counseling Services, Inc., is holding it's 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner Dance. Spring Fling will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Our Lady of Assumption Church, from 7:00 pm to midnight.” 
  • : 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.”
  • : 9 p.m., , free. “Fairfield County's newest rock band sensation, The Dini Band, pulls out all the stops playing indie alternative, funk rock, originals and covers. Audience favorite.”

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.  
  • : 1:30 p.m., , free. “Fairfield’s own David Coe, accomplished guitarist, songwriter and recording artist will play music from the days that the Titanic set sail.  Following this concert, see our One Book One Town selection brought to life through a Reader’s Theatre.  Actors will perform a unique presentation from the book, The Watch That Ends The Night:  Voices From The Titanic, combining words, sounds and images.”
  • : 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., 2339 Courage Drive, $10 for adults, $5 for kids. “You will enjoy a delicious meal and leave with the handcrafted bowl and ideas on ways to get involved in the eradication of hunger.”
  • : 5 p.m., , free. “VIVACE, the advanced teen violin ensemble from the Suzuki Music School of Westport, plays a FREE one hour concert from memory with choreography.”
  • : 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  - 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., 7:05 p.m., 9:35 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., 9:45 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., 9:15 p.m. (1 hr. 35 min.)
  • Friends With Kids – 1:40 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Hunger Games – 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m., 10:25 p.m. (2 hrs., 22 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • 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., 6:50 p.m., 10 p.m. (2 hrs., 3 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Vow – 1:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (1 hr. 44 min.) – IMDBRotten Tomatoes - Trailer

 

FORECAST as of 2:30 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Areas of fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind around 7 mph becoming east.”
  • Friday night: “Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.”
  • Saturday: “Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. East wind between 8 and 10 mph.”
  • Saturday night: “A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.”
  • Sunday: “A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.”
  • Sunday night: “A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 12:16 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:37 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:50 p.m.
  • High tide: 12:42 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:46 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:08 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 12:53 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:48 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:14 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:20 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:10 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:21 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 1:29 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:47 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:51 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:58 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:11 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:58 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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