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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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

Today is Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. On this day in 1813, the United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam.

Famous birthdays include Queen Elizabeth I - 1533; Elia Kazan  – 1909; Buddy Holly – 1936; Gloria Gaynor – 1949.

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HEADLINES

 

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • : 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., , free. " Cafe Music with Eric Zolan jazz guitarist. Starts at 7:00pm-9:00pm. Everyone welcome! Bookstore open 'till 10:00pm for your shopping pleasure."
  • : 7:30 p.m., , $30. "The season opens with an encore of the extraordinary concert given last Spring by pianist Eugene Sirotkine and friends. Based on the sequence Trio-Quartet-Quintet and introduced by a pair of preludes and fugues, it offered lesser known treasures of chamber music."

Saturday

  • : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Whole Foods Market Parking Lot (350 Grasmere Avenue)
  • : 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., , $25. "With the beautiful backdrop of the Long Island Sound and the sand as your studio, learn the basic techniques of landscape abstract painting. Let your creative energy flow and discover how fulfilled you will feel. Linda Schoff, a local artist whose work is currently on the shows PAN AM and SMASH will be
    giving the lessons."
  • : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 338 Commerce Drive, free. "Please join us for our Grand Opening and Open House Celebration."
  • : 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Donnelly Walk.  
  • : 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios - 2187 Black Rock Turnpike, free. "We're having a Back To School Party right here in the studio parking lot!  Bouncy house, free classes, board breaking, free food, vendors, LIVE MUSIC, Kung Fu Panda, Master Tigress...you name it...it's all here!  Please join us for a kicking good time!"
  • : 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., , free. " Our open house invites families from Fairfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Trumbull and more!  Free Mini-Dance Classes for ages 3 - 7.  FREE goodie bags, refreshments and HOT PINK CDS Balloons!  Upper level dancers will be in Nutcracker costumes and will do "mini-performances".  Meet the faculty, get a tour of our facility.  Register for fall dance classes, purchase uniforms for class!  Bring your friends!"
  • : 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., , $65. " Special three hour event. Please note that this event is being videotaped for commercial use." See event listing for registration details.
  • : 6 p.m., , $40. "The unparalleled vocal styling and explosive on-stage energy of The Broadway Boys comes to Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday evening, September 8, 2012, when the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation celebrates its 10th annual “Evening for the Arts” Gala Benefit. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and is preceded by a 6 p.m. reception with refreshments and Silent Auction. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and available through the Quick Center Box Office."
  • : 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1215 Post Road, free. "Free Brick Walk Classic Car Show and Concert Hosted by Connecticut Seaport Car Club Featuring The Cookie Thomas Quartet Free Face Painting for the kids Vote for Peope's Choice Awards Sponsored by Fairfield County Bank."
  • :  9 p.m., , free. "Suzanne Sheridan is back at Tucker's!  Singing all the music you want to hear on a Saturday night, come for the best burger and brew in Fairfield County and stay for the best singer-songwriter in this or any area."

Sunday

  • : 8:15 a.m, $35. " In it’s 6th year, the Walk/Run for Hope raises funds to support CancerCare’s free, professional support services provided to anyone affected by cancer. The addition of a certified 5K run in 2011 drew over 300 participants and raised over $50,000!"
  • : 12 p.m., , $2. " Slovenian & American foods prepared by the parishioners.  Pig & Lamb Roast Dinners, Stuffed Cabbage, Cabbage & Noodles Cevapcici (little ethnic sausages), Hot Dogs, Hamburgers Roast Beef Sandwiches, Pulled Pork, and Liver, Bacon & Onions.  Beverages include Cold Beer, Wine & Sodas."
  • : 2 p.m., , free. "Learn more about Connecticut and Fairfield’s role in the War of 1812 with Betty Oderwald, president of the U.S. Daughters of 1812."
  • : 7 p.m., , $18. "If there’s a lesson to be learned from Drop Hop, the debut album from the Alan Evans Trio, it’s this: Approach is everything. Despite identical instrumentations—organ, guitar and drums—drummer Alan Evans’s new trio couldn’t be more different from his main squeeze, Soulive."

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Harbor Management Commission Mooring Subommittee: Saturday, 8 a.m., Pequot Yacht Club

 

FORECAST as of 10 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon."
  • Friday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 10 mph."
  • Saturday: "A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Saturday night: "Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."
  • Sunday: "A chance of showers before 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 61."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

 

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

 

TIDES & TIMES

 

Friday

  • ·      High tide: 4:28 a.m.
  • ·      Sunrise: 6:26 a.m.
  • ·      Low tide: 10:30 a.m.
  • ·      High tide: 4:44 p.m.  
  • ·      Sunset: 7:15 p.m.
  • ·      Low tide: 11:14 p.m.

 

Saturday

  • ·      High tide: 5:21 a.m.
  • ·      Sunrise: 6:27 a.m.
  • ·      Low tide: 11:24 a.m.
  • ·      High tide: 5:38 p.m.
  • ·      Sunset: 7:13 p.m.

 

Sunday

  • ·      Low tide: 12:10 a.m.
  • ·      High tide: 6:18 a.m.
  • ·      Sunrise: 6:28 a.m.
  • ·      Low tide: 12:21 p.m.
  • ·      High tide: 6:36 p.m.
  • ·      Sunset: 7:11 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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