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From Cheerios to Cocktails

How Female Bonds Endure



They say friends are people who know you well, but like you anyway. When it comes to women, society tends to view them as a den of adversity filled with petty jealousies and cattiness. But is that really true?

I’ve certainly had my own experiences. I met my friend Melissa Tohill when our oldest daughters were nine months old at a Gymboree class. (The girls are now 13.) I see her almost every week. Then, there’s my friend Margaret Rieck. We’ve shared laughter and tears. And, I love it when she calls us “family, not family.”

That’s the thing about mom friends. When they click, they really click. Take Kelly Leatherwood, for example. She loves to talk about six women that are more than just friends; they’re family. Moving from San Francisco, the Leatherwoods arrived in Fairfield hoping to make new friends and after a few introductions at a Mommy & Me event at the Fairfield Public Library, their group was born. The kids, still friends despite different schools and interests, span from age 4 to 17. Like her friend Deb Placey says, they’ve gone from “Cheerios to college applications.” Leatherwood says she feels so fortunate to have such a tight-knit group of women. “I feel very blessed,” she explains. “It’s like I have a second set of sisters.”

According to social worker Nicole Zangara and author of Surviving Female Friendships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, meeting new friends can elicit a major fear factor and many times women will settle for a “toxic” friendship rather than seek out a healthy one.

“Finding new friends is almost like dating, you make an emotional connection and communication is key,” she says.

Zangara also made the comparison between men and women. While men may have good friendships too, they’re built on action. They’ll get together and play golf. Women make deep connections and place more emotional investment in the relationship.  That’s why women tend to become more upset when the friendship doesn’t work out.

Lasting female bonds are a Fairfield norm. Like Leatherwood, Kelly Imschweiler, Sarah Puerini, and Sarah Lehberger all met each other through The Welcome Club of Fairfield and Easton. They ended up forming long-lasting friendships as a result.

For Imschweiler, having regular contact with women who understood the trials of everyday motherhood was like a breath of fresh air. “If I told everyone, ‘Oh great, another snow day!’ I wouldn’t have to explain myself.”

Puerini moved from Fairfield and now lives outside Boston. But for Lehberger, distance doesn’t matter. “We met when our girls were around 15-18 months old, and they were our first kids. So we got to experience a lot of the firsts together and bond over the craziness of it all,” she said. “What really made us close was her ability to really see me for who I was outside of being a mom or a wife. She appreciated me as a person despite all of my imperfections.”

But what happens when playgroups become a thing of the past? According to long-time Fairfield resident Jean Whitney, you just continue to foster good bonds. Whitney attends a knitting group at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport. If you think it’s all for little old ladies, think again. “It’s just extraordinary to be part of this group of women of all ages,” she said. “There is a need for women to have a place to feel open and honest. At my age, I have as many friends leave this world as come into it!”

Trevor Crow, a marriage and family therapist in Southport and author of Forging Healthy Connections, couldn’t agree more with Whitney’s point.  “These are people who have your best interests in mind. They’re not judging you and you feel safe.”

In the frequently cited 2002 UCLA study on how men and women handle stress, there was a huge difference. Not surprisingly, men handle stress with an increase of testosterone in a “fight or flight” manner. But when women are under stress, they have an increase in oxytocin, which calms and renders them more likely to tend to children and bond with other women.

But even more compelling, the study showed that those who had the most friends over a 9-year period decreased their risk of death by 60%. And, that follows us through the aging process. Women whose husbands died were less likely to become sick afterward when they had a close friend to get them through the experience.

So, the next time you want a girls’ night out, just tell your husband your health depends on it.

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June 2017

The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host an exhibit for The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
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Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573


Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
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Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
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Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
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Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Cost: Free

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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Cost: Free

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Pequot Library
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Cost: Free admission.

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Sherman Green
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This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

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Cost: Free

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Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
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Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
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Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
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Website »

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Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
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Website »

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The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
View map »


Website »

More information

“From A Student Perspective” presents selected art from about 20 students from NCC’s Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture Department. The work is in a variety of media...

Cost: free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
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Pequot Library invites you to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen, beloved author, at "Jane Austen: Insights and Influences.” This exhibition is part of the ongoing series...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

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For pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Reading is even more fun for children and teens this summer! This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, encourages youth to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 16
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

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This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

Where:
Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Ave
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The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host an exhibit for The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
View map »


Website »

More information

Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573


Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
Website »

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Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
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Website »

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Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
View map »


Website »

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The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
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Website »

More information

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Cost: free

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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
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Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

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For pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Reading is even more fun for children and teens this summer! This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, encourages youth to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 16
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

Where:
Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT  06853
View map »


Website »

More information

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The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host an exhibit for The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
View map »


Website »

More information

Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573


Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
Website »

More information

Soar over the world’s tallest buildings, race in a solar-powered car and scale epic bridges – while also celebrating the inspired work behind them all – in “Dream Big:...

Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT
View map »


Website »

More information

Director Donna McLaughlin Wyant, an award-winning TV writer and producer, brings her production expertise to The 39 Steps once again – reprising her successful Darien Arts Center production...

Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
View map »


Website »

More information

The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
View map »


Website »

More information

“From A Student Perspective” presents selected art from about 20 students from NCC’s Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture Department. The work is in a variety of media...

Cost: free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

More information

Pequot Library invites you to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen, beloved author, at "Jane Austen: Insights and Influences.” This exhibition is part of the ongoing series...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

For pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Reading is even more fun for children and teens this summer! This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, encourages youth to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 16
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

Where:
Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT  06853
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host an exhibit for The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
View map »


Website »

More information

Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573


Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
Website »

More information

Join us for the 6th annual SHU Media Exchange, a live open-forum and interactive discussion. We welcome media professionals, students and the public to discuss this year's topic "Fake...

Where:
Sacred Heart University
5481 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT
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Join us for a fun adults-only evening to enjoy the food and drink of SoNo's best restaurants. This upbeat celebration for adults 21+ also allows guests to enjoy the Aquarium's newest...

Cost: $50.00 ($45.00 for Aquarium members)

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT
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Website »

More information

Soar over the world’s tallest buildings, race in a solar-powered car and scale epic bridges – while also celebrating the inspired work behind them all – in “Dream Big:...

Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT
View map »


Website »

More information

Director Donna McLaughlin Wyant, an award-winning TV writer and producer, brings her production expertise to The 39 Steps once again – reprising her successful Darien Arts Center production...

Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
View map »


Website »

More information

The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
View map »


Website »

More information

“From A Student Perspective” presents selected art from about 20 students from NCC’s Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture Department. The work is in a variety of media...

Cost: free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

More information

Pequot Library invites you to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen, beloved author, at "Jane Austen: Insights and Influences.” This exhibition is part of the ongoing series...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

For pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Reading is even more fun for children and teens this summer! This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, encourages youth to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 16
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

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Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12

Where:
Cove Island Park
1281 Cove Rd
Stamford, CT  06902
View map »


Website »

More information

This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

Where:
Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT  06853
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host an exhibit for The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
View map »


Website »

More information

Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573


Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
Website »

More information

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Cost: $20 for people without beach stickers

Where:
Jennings Beach
880 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Soar over the world’s tallest buildings, race in a solar-powered car and scale epic bridges – while also celebrating the inspired work behind them all – in “Dream Big:...

Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT
View map »


Website »

More information

Director Donna McLaughlin Wyant, an award-winning TV writer and producer, brings her production expertise to The 39 Steps once again – reprising her successful Darien Arts Center production...

Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
View map »


Website »

More information

The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
View map »


Website »

More information

“From A Student Perspective” presents selected art from about 20 students from NCC’s Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture Department. The work is in a variety of media...

Cost: free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

More information

Pequot Library invites you to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen, beloved author, at "Jane Austen: Insights and Influences.” This exhibition is part of the ongoing series...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

For pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Reading is even more fun for children and teens this summer! This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, encourages youth to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 16
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

More information

Experience the joy of setting sail and shutting off the engine as we sail through Long Island Sound. Sit back and relax or take a turn at the helm, the choice is yours. Sails depart from...

Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12

Where:
Cove Island Park
1281 Cove Rd
Stamford, CT  06902
View map »


Website »

More information

This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

Where:
Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT  06853
View map »


Website »

More information

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  Registration is open for the 11th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim, taking place Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Long Island Sound on the border of Greenwich and Stamford at...

Cost: Fundraiser

Where:
ACGT
96 Cummings Point Road
Stamford, CT  06902
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Sponsor: Swim Across America
Telephone: 203-570-9195
Contact Name: Michele Graham
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Run the Faxon Law Fairfield 5K or Lil' Stags Kids Fun Run on Saturday, June 24 at Jennings Beach. The 5K kicks off at 8AM following by the Kids Fun Run at 9AM. Children of Fairfield...

Cost: Fairfield residents free, everyone else $10

Where:
Jennings Beach
880 S Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
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Hosted with the support of The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Stepping Stones Museum, Mathews Mansion Museum and The Norwalk Parks Department, this Art Festival will be a premier cultural...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mathews Park
295 West Ave,
Norwalk, CT
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Join us for the main event! Barnumpalooza will the an all-day festival with food trucks, live music, and carnival rides for kids. Bring the whole family for a day of fun celebrating the city of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Seaside Park
1 Barnum Dyke
Bridgeport , CT
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Wire working allows you to make a variety of jewelry. In our introductory wire work class you will learn how to wire gemstones and pendants to create beautiful earrings. Each student will get to...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Beadworks Fairfield
1700 Post Road,
Fairfield, CT
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Join us for a wine tasting featuring a selection of Vivanco wines. Including Vivanco Rioja Blanco, Vivianco Rosato, Vivianco Rioja Crianza and Vivianco Rioja Reserva. At LQR MKT in Norwalk.

Cost: Free

Where:
Norwalk
360 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06854
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Enjoy a FREE concert at the Carriage Barn with this Fairfield County woodwind quintet.  Music is lively, upbeat, energetic and audience friendly. These talented musicians have been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Avenue
Waveny Park
New Canaan, CT  06840
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Sponsor: New Canaan Society for the Arts
Telephone: 203-972-1895
Contact Name: Hilary Wittmann
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Clay Art Center is pleased to present: Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 - 8pm Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez 2016-17...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573


Sponsor: Clay Art Center
Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Adam Chau
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Celebrating the first annual gala event to support new cultural programs and inspiring performances at the Darien Arts Center.  Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment. The...

Cost: $75 per ticket

Where:
DAC Weatherstone Studio & Garden
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT  06820
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Rob has been performing professionally since 1980 and continues to present his popular high energy shows: "Come Fly With Me" - celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra and...

Cost: TICKETS: $20 - $35 PREMIUM TICKETS: $50

Where:
The Klein
910 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT  06601
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Soar over the world’s tallest buildings, race in a solar-powered car and scale epic bridges – while also celebrating the inspired work behind them all – in “Dream Big:...

Cost: $22.95 adults; $20.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-

Where:
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT
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Director Donna McLaughlin Wyant, an award-winning TV writer and producer, brings her production expertise to The 39 Steps once again – reprising her successful Darien Arts Center production...

Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
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The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Pequot Library invites you to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen, beloved author, at "Jane Austen: Insights and Influences.” This exhibition is part of the ongoing series...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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For pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Reading is even more fun for children and teens this summer! This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, encourages youth to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 16
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Experience the joy of setting sail and shutting off the engine as we sail through Long Island Sound. Sit back and relax or take a turn at the helm, the choice is yours. Sails depart from...

Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12

Where:
Cove Island Park
1281 Cove Rd
Stamford, CT  06902
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This year Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound (June 15 - July 2) will perform Macbeth in Pinkney Park.

Cost: Prices Vary

Where:
Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT  06853
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