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Fairfield Out & About - July/August




6.17 The Bruce Museum’s annual iCreate exhibition highlights the outstanding creative art of regional high school students. From June 17 through July 30, the show includes approximately 40 jury-selected artworks competing for cash prizes, along with a digital presentation of all entries. The two-dimensional, original works are created in oil, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, pastel, traditional printmaking forms, mixed media, and original hand manipulated digital art.


7.2 Fairfield fireworks by Grucci are a treasured tradition, and people fill the beaches beginning early in the day. It all happens July 2 at Jennings and Penfield Beaches at 5 pm with explosions around 9:15 pm. Entertainment at Jennings will be held from 6 pm - 8:45 pm by the Sand Jam DJ and Marvin Parsons, and at Penfield from 6:45 pm to 9 pm by Silver Steel Band and the Caribbean.


7.8 Party like it’s 1759 and join Fairfield Museum experts for a guided tour of the historic Sun Tavern from 6 to 8pm on July 8. Learn about tavern life from of the Museum’s history experts while enjoying food, drink, and colonial entertainment.


7.15 The 44th Westport Fine Arts Festival returns on July 15 and 16, showcasing local artists’ work; all art is available for purchase. There will be presentations and activities for artists in the making. The festival includes rest points downtown, and in the brand new Bedford Square courtyard, there will be cocktails and entertainment. 


7.15 Isn’t it time to learn a little more about your town’s history? Learn more with a walk through the historic green. Stop by on July 15 to hear about Fairfield’s witch history and see where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy.


7.17-7.21 Want to teach your kids the value of service? Then check out the Summer Service Workshop at Pequot Library. It runs from July 17 to July 21, 9-12. Kids will learn about a new country in need, and work on projects such as packaging blanket kits for hospitals, boxing books, making jump ropes, and more. The cost is $185 for members, $215 for non-members.


7.23 Having a “wow” dinner table often comes down what is in the center. On July 23rd, learn how to create your own floral centerpiece in Evelyn Lee’s Butternut Gardens three hour hands-on workshop. The workshop costs $84 and is limited to 10 participants but must have at least 4 participants to run. You will be leaving with an arrangement perfect for a summer table or a special gift—and some new skills as well.


5.27-9.4Ever wonder why flamingoes have pink feathers or why they stand on one leg? Crowds will be flocking to The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk to find out. You can get up close and personal with these iconic pink birds at a special exhibit until Labor Day. And these aren’t just any ordinary flamingoes—they’re the larger species of Chilean flamingo, which stand four to five feet tall and sadly, are considered “Near Threatened” due to human impact on their natural habitat. The flamingo exhibit is free with Aquarium admission.

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September 2017

The 30th Annual Bigelow Tea, 5K Run, 2 Mile Fitness Walk and Kid's Fun Run will take place at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, Southport on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 9:00 to noon,...

Cost: $10, $15, $25

Where:
BTCC @ Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
385 Center Street
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Bigelow Tea
Telephone: 203-330-2530
Contact Name: Elaine Gavoli
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Celebrate the colonial legacy of the honey bee and learn about beekeeping, enjoy sun tea and refreshments. Make family-friendly crafts and learn about the Colonial Kitchen Garden with volunteers...

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 Adults, $3 Children, free for children 5 & under

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
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See your favorite authors in person during Pequot Library’s on-going Meet the Author series. This month welcome Duff McDonald, author of “The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
Contact Name: Front Desk
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The harmonica wielding frontman of Blues Traveler, John Popper returns to FTC and in The Warehouse as a duo to share "The Hits, The Stories, The Experience." From 90s jam-rock stardom...

Cost: $45 Reserved/ $35 Standing Room Members Save: $10/ticket

Where:
The Warehouse FTC
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 120-325-91036
Contact Name: Box Office
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Over 20 farms and food producers will have everything you need for beach picnics, Sunday dinner, even your weekly shopping. Five CT farms, including Fairfield’s own Little River Farm,...

Cost: Free admission.

Where:
Sherman Green
1451 Post Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show®, the Northeast’s premier in-water boating event, docks at Norwalk Cove Marina September 21-24, 2017, offering water lovers an...

Cost: $15 for Adults, Free for Kids Under 15

Where:
Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT  06850
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Stepping Stones Museum Invites Event Planners, Families, and Vendors to Venue Rental Showcase Event Stepping Stones Museum is not just a wondrous place for children. It’s also a unique...

Cost: free

Where:
Stepping Stones Museum
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT
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Sponsor: Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Telephone: 203-899-0606
Contact Name: Meg Robustelli
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FTC Film Club continues this fall with 4 nights of film. Each film will be followed by audience Q&A facilitated by a member of the faculty from the Film and Television Masters Program (FTMA) at...

Cost: $5

Where:
FTC StageOne
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 120-325-91036
Contact Name: Box Office
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Nikon Small World  exhibition runs July 29 - October 29, 2017 at Bruce Museum This exhibit showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs of the 42nd annual Nikon Small World...

Cost: $10 adult,$8 senior/student, under 5 and member free. Free on Tuesdays to all

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Dr. Ross Frank, Director, Plains Indian Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project, and Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UCSD, will deliver a lecture titled "Picturing History:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Diffley Board Room Bellarmine Hall at Fairfield U
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Lauren Williams
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Picturing History: Ledger Drawings of the Plains Indians will be on view at the Fairfield University Art Museum from September 27 - December 20, 2017; an Opening Reception will take place on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairfield University Art Museum Bellarmine Hall
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Lauren Williams
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Nikon Small World  exhibition runs July 29 - October 29, 2017 at Bruce Museum This exhibit showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs of the 42nd annual Nikon Small World...

Cost: $10 adult,$8 senior/student, under 5 and member free. Free on Tuesdays to all

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Join Dr. Mara Davidson and Dr. Andrew Cummins of the Shalva Clinic in Westport to discover some of the causes of anxiety and digestive problems and natural ways to treat these conditions. Some of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Nikon Small World  exhibition runs July 29 - October 29, 2017 at Bruce Museum This exhibit showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs of the 42nd annual Nikon Small World...

Cost: $10 adult,$8 senior/student, under 5 and member free. Free on Tuesdays to all

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Consider you and your plus one cordially invited to the Bridal Event of the season! Wedding OR Knot makes its debut at the beautiful Sheraton Stamford located at 700 E. Main Street, Stamford, CT on...

Cost: $10

Where:
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main Street
Stamford, CT  06904
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Sponsor: Clear Vision Productions
Telephone: 203-745-4946
Contact Name: Charlene Chiaro
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Nikon Small World  exhibition runs July 29 - October 29, 2017 at Bruce Museum This exhibit showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs of the 42nd annual Nikon Small World...

Cost: $10 adult,$8 senior/student, under 5 and member free. Free on Tuesdays to all

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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The New Canaan Historical Society announces the opening of its exhibit Waveny – Now and Then, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Town’s purchase of Waveny Park.  The show...

Cost: $25/Members $35/Non-Members

Where:
The New Canaan Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge
13 Oenoke Rdg
New Canaan, CT  06840-4195
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Sponsor: The New Canaan Historical Society
Telephone: 203-966-1776
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Nikon Small World  exhibition runs July 29 - October 29, 2017 at Bruce Museum This exhibit showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs of the 42nd annual Nikon Small World...

Cost: $10 adult,$8 senior/student, under 5 and member free. Free on Tuesdays to all

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Join education staff for coffee and learn more about docent opportunities at the Fairfield Museum. Docents are trained volunteer educators who present guided tours and other education programs to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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