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Raising Chickens Has Never Been So Easy



For those who have always wanted squawking chickens in the yard but haven’t the energy to build the proper coop, your problems are solved. The Front Yard Coop is a solar-powered, self-propelled home for chickens.

 The device is made of a welded aluminum frame covered in painted bead-board siding. The generated electricity juices up the exterior to shock away attacking foxes or other predators. It also propels the four-by-eight-foot pen around the yard. “This unique feature distributes the flock’s impact on your lawn and spreads its beneficial manure, and constantly offers your birds fresh forage,” says Nancy Zander, who runs the business with husband Peter Zander, creator of the device, which retails starting at $1,700 at frontyardcoop.com (the Benjamin Moore paint selection to match your main house is extra). “Front Yard Coop also has a food and water system—it can store several days worth of food and water and dispense them automatically.”

“Your children will enjoy the responsibility of caring for their animals,” says Zander. “They will understand where their food really comes from.”

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April 2016

Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
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Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
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Rudy Pensa, guitar player, maker, collector, shop owner, and author comes to Pequot Library to talk about his extensive collection, his craft, and to play. This program is free and open to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Jeffrey Brown
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Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

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The McKinley School Carnival is weekend of fun for all ages, and offers traditional carnival rides and attractions for both children and adults. Tons of delicious food will be sold,...

Where:
Jennings Beach
880 So. Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
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Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Website »

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Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

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The Indie Gala? You've probably never heard of it, but it's happening for a 3rd time! You've heard of small batch whiskey? How 'bout small batch pickles? We're doing small...

Cost: $39

Where:
Stamford Innovation Center
175 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT  06901
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Hey techies, We're back as promised on the last Monday of the month! As always we will have great networking, innovative speakers and tech demos from the CT and NYC and areas, and our...

Cost: $15 cash payment at door

Where:
Stamford Innovation Center
175 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT  06901
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Sponsor: Stamford Innovation Center
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Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

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The splendor of Byzantine sacred art, preserved in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey, is the subject of this...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Bellarmine Museum of Art
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
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Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

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


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Website »

More information

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

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Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of the habitats, plants, animals and natural history of Connecticut? Would you like to experience the rewards of sharing that knowledge and teaching...

Cost: $195 CAS members; $250 nonmembers, (includes a CAS membership).

Where:
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: The Connecticut Audubon Society
Telephone: 203-209-4371, x109
Contact Name: Jane Guenther
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The splendor of Byzantine sacred art, preserved in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey, is the subject of this...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Bellarmine Museum of Art
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
Website »

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Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

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


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Website »

More information

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine sacred art, preserved in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey, is the subject of this...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Bellarmine Museum of Art
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
View map »


Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
Website »

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Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

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


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Website »

More information

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

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The principles of Chinese Dietary Therapy take into account the energetic properties of foods that can transform health.  Find out how to nourish your body and boost your chi in the...

Cost: $20 donation – FREE if you bring a guest!

Where:
SOPHIA Natural Health Center
31 Old Route 7
Brookfield, CT  06804
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Sponsor: SOPHIA Natural Health Center - Integrative Natural Medicine
Telephone: 203-740-9300
Contact Name: Lauren Hoffman
Website »

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Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine sacred art, preserved in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey, is the subject of this...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Bellarmine Museum of Art
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
View map »


Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
Website »

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Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

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


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Website »

More information

On Friday, April 29th Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Serena & Lily co-founders Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter invite the public to join...

Cost: Free

Where:
35 Elm Street
Westport, CT
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On Friday, April 29th Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Serena & Lily co-founders Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter invite the public to join...

Cost: Free

Where:
35 Elm Street
Westport, CT
View map »

More information

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

Bunk down amongst the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures, as we host a fun Family Sleepover. Have dinner at the aquarium then get a fun and fact filled tour. Sleep with the fishes and wake...

Cost: $75 for adults $55 for children

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


Website »

More information

Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine sacred art, preserved in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey, is the subject of this...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Bellarmine Museum of Art
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
View map »


Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
Website »

More information

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Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life Fridays, 4 sessions: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 Cost: $10 per individual session. Classes will be cancelled for rain. Register online at...

Cost: $10/class

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


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Website »

More information

On Friday, April 29th Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Serena & Lily co-founders Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter invite the public to join...

Cost: Free

Where:
35 Elm Street
Westport, CT
View map »

More information

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr....

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration comes to town!   This annual single-day event is fun for kids and families. FREE, Lots of Parking,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield, CT  06825
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Sponsor: FEDC Committee / Fairfield Town Hall
Telephone: 203-590-1755
Contact Name: Mary Hogue
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Meet two of Shakespeare's women in different stages of life and love out on the Library Lawn (or in the Program Room if it rains!) in a performance by the Barefoot Shakespeare Company....

Cost: Free

Where:
Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: Friends of the Library
Telephone: 203-438-3200
Contact Name: Rhonda Hill, President
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The "NEW" Fairfield Circle Inn will be hosting the First Annual Block Party for Fairfield. This family friendly event will have some of Fairfield's top...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
417 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
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Telephone: 203-255-0491
Website »

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Bunk down amongst the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures, as we host a fun Family Sleepover. Have dinner at the aquarium then get a fun and fact filled tour. Sleep with the fishes and wake...

Cost: $75 for adults $55 for children

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


Website »

More information

Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a...

Cost: Members: Free Non-members: $5

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


Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

7:00 pm- Craft Beer Tasting hosted by Harry's Wine & Liquor Market featuring Half Full Brewery, Fairfield Craft Ales, Stony Creek Brewery, and Two Roads Brewery, as well as Fabulous Food and...

Cost: $125/person

Where:
The Warehouse of The Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-365-8522 x 216
Contact Name: Gina Ciliberto
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