Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. On this day in 1959, a Soviet rocket reached the moon -- the first man-made object to do so.

Famous birthdays include Michael Haydn – 1737; Walter Koenig– 1936; Melissa Leo – 1960; Amy Winehouse  – 1983.





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  • : 10 a.m., , free. "Would you like to know how to extend the growing season? Gardeners will be given hints on sowing vegetable seeds up until December 15 for early spring harvest."
  • : 7 p.m., , $12. "The Discovery Museum proudly presents LASER JAM.  Laser Jam is a multimedia experience featuring some of the hottest chest thumping music from various artists throughout the years. Accompanied by 4 state of the art laser systems, capable of full color animation and amazing aerial effects, combined with LED DMX lighting and specialized video projection systems that all come together to offer an unsurpassed 360 degree fun filled experience!"
  • : 7 p.m., , $12. "Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who know PJ Pacifico from before he landed a chance to play on the Main Stage at the Gathering of the Vibes a few years back."
  • : 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., , free. "Cafe Music with Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing Group. An evening of Poetry, Prose and Music. Starts 7:00pm-9:00pm. Everyone welcome! Bookstore is open 'til 10:00pm for your shopping pleasure."


  • : 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., . "Anyone wishing to consign instruments may bring them to the small gym at Fairfield Warde H.S. on Friday, September 14 from 4 to 7 PM.  Consignees set their own price and will receive 70% of that sale.  The remaining proceeds will benefit the music programs in the Fairfield Public Schools. Instrument donations are also welcome. Consignees need not be present; MPA will handle transactions."
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1873 Hillside Road, free. "Join the fun." See event listing for details.
  • 2 p.m., , free. "Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer will be at the Fairfield UNIVERSITY Bookstore on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. to launch her new book ALMOST HOME.... perfect for ages 10 and up and grades 5 and up.
  • : 3 p.m., , free. "Be part of an International Coastal Cleanup.  Take a stand against debris that threatens water quality and endangers wildlife. Meet in the Jennings Beach parking lot.  Trash bags and gloves will be provided by the cleanup sponsor, Save the Sound. Bring sunscreen, bug spray and drinking water as needed."
  • : 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., , $50. "On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Fairfield Democrats will honor one of their own, Doug Jones, with the 2012 John L. Sullivan Public Service Award. The Sullivan Award was established in honor of the extraordinary dedication and service of John Sullivan to the Town of Fairfield throughout his lifetime."
  • : 8 p.m., , $50. "Morris' choreography is known for its inherent musicality, exemplified by the company's commitment to perform to live music. MMDG returns to the Quick Center with a program featuring works that span the choreographer's career."


  • : 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., , $5. "At this family-friendly event, kids of all ages can hop into the driver’s seat of more than two dozen vehicles, refuel on popcorn, cotton candy, tacos, Italian ice and baked goodies, then make a pit-stop for any number of activities, including face painting, bounce houses, go-karts, a roaming railroad, music, a fun bus and a even a safari show."
  • : 7 p.m., , $45. "Kat Edmonson is a buoyant singer-songwriter from Texas whose tiny stature belies a powerful voice. She makes smart, familiar pop; though steeped in vintage tradition, her style leans left of center."



FORECAST as of 5 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning."
  • Friday night: "Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
  • Saturday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind around 11 mph."
  • Saturday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind 7 to 9 mph."
  • Sunday: "Sunny, with a high near 72."
  • Sunday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 56."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.




  • Low tide: 4:22 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:33 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:30 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:42 p.m.  
  • Sunset: 7:03 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:49 p.m.


  • Low tide: 5:05 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:34 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:12 a.m.
  • Low tide: 5:28 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:01 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:33 p.m.


  • Low tide: 5:48 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6: 35 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:55 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:13 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7 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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