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Date Event Description Time / Location
4/28

Small Business Symposium

Drive BIG results for your small business

Network, learn and grow at the 2017 Stamford Small Business Symposium! The Small Business Symposium was created with the goal of bringing small business owners together to establish new relationships and share valuable knowledge to grow their businesses. As an attendee you'll:

  • Network with other business owners

  • Raise awareness of your business

  • Gain valuable information to help you grow your business

  • Build your referral network

The theme of the 2017 Symposium is Marketing & Digital Media. Experts from the Fairfield County area will lead breakout sessions on a variety of marketing, social media and technology topics. This event is free to attend - registration is required

INFO 8am-Noon, UCONN Stamford
4/29

Walk MS: Stamford 2017

Walk Details

Date(s): April 29, 2017

Start/Finish Location: Cove Island Park: 1078 Cove Road (**NOTE: not the address of the Park, but GPS will bring you to general area of Park entrance**)

Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

Contact Us

Walk to create a world free of MS.

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise...we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

Join us for Walk MS: Stamford on April 29, 2017.

INFO 9am, Cove Island Park: 1078 Cove Road
4/29

Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive to benefit Boy Scout Troop 115 of Naugatuck
April 29, 2017, 10-2
Naugatuck Town Green
Accepting new or used clothing, shoes, handbags, linens, toys, baby items
For large pick ups or more information, contact Venessa at 203-437-1002
INFO 10am-2pm, Naugatuck Town Green
4/30

The 11th Annual ARI of Connecticut Walk for Independence

The 11th Annual ARI of Connecticut Walk for Independence will take place on Sunday, April 30th at Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT.  This Walk Fundraiser benefits programs supporting more than 100 people with developmental disabilities enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work and in the community.  The event will begin at 10am and will include fun filled activities, a warm up led by Dance With El, snacks and a light lunch provided by local businesses, and a three mile walk.  Registration is free; however, we ask participants to donate/raise at least $50 to receive a tee shirt.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information on the event or to become a sponsor visit www.arict.org or contact Gerard Gasparino at gasparinog@arict.org.  

 The 11th Annual Walk for Independence will take place on Sunday, April 30th at Cove Island Park

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/ARI-of-Connecticut-Inc/159055834145111

Support us through Amazon Smiles https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0712017

Support us through Goodsearch.com http://www.goodsearch.com/nonprofit/ari-of-connecticut.aspx

 

"Enriching the lives of people with disabilities and their families by enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work and in the community"

INFO 10am, Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT
4/30

Fairfield's 20th Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 30th from 10:00 from 4:00, Fairfield’s twentieth

Earth Day Celebration will be held at the Fairfield Theatre Company @ 70 Sanford Street across from the Fairfield Metro North Station and a block away at the Sherman Green Gazebo. The event is free, rain or shine. All are welcome.

 

Learn how to reduce your energy bills, see the Solar Flower, the latest in solar technology, the Chevy Bolt and a ½ scale model of Gustave Whitehead’s plane. (The original flew in 1901 along the shoreline from Fairfield to Bridgeport and Stratford, two years prior to the flight at Kitty Hawk.) Check out environmentally friendly and sustainable products and services as well as organizations. Ask state legislators about important environmental issues.

 

Enjoy live music, creating and playing your own musical instrument, arts and crafts, potting a plant, twirling a hula-hoop and watching Trashy Fashions, a student fashion show featuring designs from recycled materials. Stroll through Fairfield center and enjoy dining at a local restaurant! There’s a lot more! For more information and a schedule go to ffldearthday.org. Come and join the Celebration!

 

Getting there is easy. Take Metro North to the Fairfield Station or park in the commuter parking lot on the North side of the station.

INFO 10:00 from 4:00, Fairfield Theatre Company @ 70 Sanford Street
5/5

Leadercast Greater Valley Chamber

Purpose is what defines us, drives us, empowers us.

What does it mean to be powered by purpose? To be part of a purpose-driven organization? To work with a team of people who understand the meaning in addition to the metrics? To recognize that the why you of what you do matters as much or more as the what you do. Where defined values drive a strong culture and intentional leadership inspires amazing results.

Come to Leadercast Greater Valley - where every detail of the experience is crafted to inspire and engage you in surprising and meaningful ways. Discover the steps you can take to uncover your purpose ... to reconnect you organization's why ... and to truly live, work and play in the world, Powered by Purpose.

The 2017 Speakers Simulcast from Atlanta:

  • Andy Stanley - Leadership Author & Communicator
  • Daniel Pink - Behavioral Science Expert, Best Selling Author & Host of Crowd Control
  • Molly Fletcher - Former Top Sports Agent & Author
  • Suzy Welch - Author, Commentator & Business Journalist
  • Dr. Henry Cloud - Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist & Best -Selling Author
  • Jess Ekstom - CEO of Headbands of Hope
  • Jim McKelvey - Co-FOunder of Square & FOunder of LaunchCode
  • Donald Miller - CEO of StoryBrand
  • Tyler Perry - Director, Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Author & Entrpreneur
  • Returning as emcee is Tripp Crosby.

Local Morning and Lunch Speakers to be announced shortly.

Ticket includes Simulcast, Leadercast Journal, Light Continental Breakfast, Local Morning Speaker, Coffee & Beverages throughout the day, General CEU/HR/Nursing Credits along with networking and more.

NEW in 2017 -- VIP Ticket includes all of the above plus reserved seating in the auditorium and Lunch with speaker in the Vetro Room at Il Palio. 

Please note: General Admission Ticket no longer includes lunch. There are wonderful local restaurants nearby in addition to public cafeterias located on the R.D. Scinto Corporate Park campus. We will provide additional information in the reminder email and your attendee packets.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Early Bird Tickets (through April 30th): 
General Admission Ticket -- $79
VIP Ticket - $119

Regular Price (May 1st - May 3rd):
General Admission Ticket -- $99
VIP Ticket -- $149

Late Registration (May 4th/At the Door)
General Admission Ticket -- $129
VIP Ticket -- $179


Tickets and info

INFO 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, R.D. Scinto Inc. Auditorium 3 Corporate Drive Shelton, CT 06484
5/55/6

15th Annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars

Date Set for 15th Annual Smooth Jazz For Scholars Benefit Concert
Jazz returns to Milford May 5 & 6
 
Milford, CT – March 5, 2017. World renowned jazz musician and composer Jay Rowe  announces the return of the ever-popular and 15th annual ‘Smooth Jazz For Scholars’ Benefit Concert for the Milford Public Schools music department. Over the past 14 years, approximately $75,000 has been raised and donated to this program. Sponsors for this years’ show are The Milford Bank, Barrett Outdoor Communications and Courtney Honda of Milford.
Local resident and concert producer Rowe donates a portion of the ticket sales to the Milford Public Schools Music Department as a way of thanking the educators who were there at the beginning of his musical career.  He is a graduate of Calf Pen Elementary and Joseph A. Foran High School. Rowe has performed and recorded with the elite in the world of jazz throughout the world and has played in many major jazz festivals across the U.S., and around the world, including Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Norway, Germany, Holland, South Africa, China, Japan and Indonesia. As a solo artist, he has recorded and released six CDs, “A Dream I Had” (1994), “Jay Walking” (1997), “Laugh Out Loud” (2001), and “Red, Hot and Smooth” (2006) “Live At Daniel Street” (2011), and most recently “Smooth Ride” (2016).
Visitors will enjoy world class musical jazz artists each night. The concert series features two separate artist line-ups, and tickets may be purchase for either – or both – nights.  Friday, May 5th features Rich Braun on trumpet, saxophonists  Will Donato and Jeff Kashiwa, and guitarist Nick Colionne. Saturday, May 6th features guitarists Chieli Minucci  and Steve Oliver, and saxophonist Steve Cole and Nelson Rangell, saxophone and flute.
The event will take place at the Parsons Complex Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 70 W. River Street, Milford, CT 06460. Doors open at 7 p.m., and show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 each for one night, and $70.00 for both nights. The first 250 tickets sold are for reserved seating, and thereafter will be for general admission seating.  “Expanding to a two-night line-up has been a big hit,” said Rowe. “Each year, we welcome many of our long-time supporters who travel to Milford from out-of-state, as well as the many local resident jazz aficionados.” 
Tickets can be purchased locally from Jay Rowe or these local outlets: Arciuolo Shoes - on Broad Street South, Café Atlantique and The Canvas Patch - both on River Street, and the Milford Fine Arts Center, - on Railroad Avenue South.  Online tickets are available at 15thannualsmoothjazzforscholars.eventbrite.com. Tickets may also be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to Smooth Jazz For Scholars Inc., P.O. Box 3723, Milford, CT  06460. Limited sponsorships remain available, and raffle/silent auctions items are still being accepted. 
“I am so pleased to be able to bring a show of this quality to Milford for two nights – it gives residents the opportunity to see a first-rate festival-like performance right here in town, without having to travel to New Haven, Hartford, or New York City,” Rowe said. “And, of course, I am so pleased to be able to contribute in this way to our schools. To bring awareness and attention to the importance of music education is why we do this every year.”
For more information, visit jayrowemusic.com  or call 203-874-4150.
INFO 8pm, Parsons Veterans Memorial Auditorium
5/22

3rd Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund.

The Fairfield Police Union is holding its 3rd Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established in 2014 and awards are given to the child of a Fairfield Police Officer who will be attending a qualified post-secondary educational institution. We also award scholarships at both of our public high schools. We have a board of both Fairfield Police Officers and members of the community who determine how the awards are given. This Board assists with fundraising and distribution of funds. This golf outing is going to be our main fundraiser for the fund.
Monday May 22nd 2017
10:00am - 11:00am Golfers should begin to arrive (registration, brunch, driving range, etc)
11:30am Shotgun start ( Plan on 5 hrs)
4:30pm Social hour
5:30pm Dinner, awards, raffle
Guests will have full use of locker room facilities.
• Fee: $300.00 per person includes: Brunch, cocktail reception, greens fees, carts, full locker facility, driving range.
• Play: The event will be a scramble format. There will be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin.
Those who are arriving for Dinner only should arrive at 430pm for social hour.
Questions: Chief Gary MacNamara – gmacnamara@fairfieldct.org – 203-254-4828
Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy – clyddy@fairfieldct.org – 203-254-4826
Lieutenant Keith Broderick – kbroderick@fairfieldct.org – 203-254-4825
The Fairfield Police Union is a qualified 501(C)(3) organization
INFO 10am, The Patterson Club
5/27

Weston High School PTO Memorial Weekend 5K Road Race

The Weston Memorial Day Weekend 5K Road Race and Walk will mark its 24th year in 2017.  The race is Weston High School's largest fundraiser, funding current and future school enhancements and educational initiatives.

The USATF certified course is a fast, rolling, scenic loop through residential and historic sections of bucolic Weston. It starts and finishes in front of the Weston High School.
 
 
 
 
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
 

8:30 am - Race

8:35 am - Walk

 

Where:

 

Weston High School

115 School Road, Weston, CT 06883

 

HOW TO REGISTER:
Fee:
$30
$40 (race day)
Online:
Available soon!

  Weston High School Cafeteria
Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26 (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Race day, Saturday May 27 (6:30am - 7:30am)

   
In Person:

Race packet/bib pick-up: 
Weston High School Cafeteria
Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th (3:00pm -6:00pm) 
Race day, Saturday, May 27 (6:30am - 8:00am)



http://weston5k.com/
INFO 8:30 am - Race 8:35 am - Walk, Weston High School 115 School Road, Weston, CT 06883
5/28

Milford Memorial Day Parade

The City of Milford will host our annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 2pm.  All units and marchers are asked to assemble at the Daniel Wasson Field parking lot at 1pm.
 
If your organization would like to participate, please contact Russ Edwards at (203) 876-0914 for more information.
 
The City Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will also be held on Sunday, May 26th, 2013 in front of City Hall at 10:00am.  All are invited to attend this short but moving ceremony.
 
INFO 2pm, Milford Green
6/16/4

Greenwich International Film Festival

www.greenwichfilm.org

These are the adjectives that describe the films that play in the minds of tomorrow’s great filmmakers. Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) celebrates these gifted artists annually and promotes Greenwich, Connecticut, as a film and visual arts epicenter. The Festival’s supporting workshops, panels and screenings throughout the year help to cultivate a burgeoning visual arts community in Greenwich. GIFF was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy. It features 60 events including film premieres and screenings, educational panels, networking events, parties, and more.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Greenwich International Film Festival is to provide filmmakers with an effective platform to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing opportunities for future projects. Additionally, GIFF harnesses the power of film to serve the greater good by highlighting an important cause each year.

 

Location

Set in Greenwich, an affluent community of art lovers, this carefully curated Festival connects an audience of prospective financiers, distributors and film lovers with rising stars in the film industry. Greenwich is located 45-minutes outside of Manhattan with easy access to airports and train stations.
INFO All, Greenwich, CT,
6/4

Stamford Health Hope in Motion Walk & Run

Stamford Health Hope in Motion Walk & Run

Sunday, June 4, 2017

 

Gather your family and friends for the 22nd Annual Hope in Motion Walk & Run to benefit Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center. Support local cancer patients and survivors by participating in a 5K walk, 5K run or 10K run beginning in Columbus Park, downtown Stamford. Register now and find more details at www.hopeinmotion.org.

Contact: Kari Pollak, Stamford Hospital Foundation, 203-276-2554 or kpollak@stamhealth.org

INFO AM, Columbus Park, downtown Stamford
7/10

Homes for the Brave Golf Classic

harity golf tournament to raise funds for 'Homes for the brave'.  HFTB mission has an emphasis on veterans and provides housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life.
 
Contact Pat Buchanan at 203-377-0090 email: buchanan2708@sbcglobal.net or 
Kathy Piro email: kathy.piro@bearingstar.com for more info.
INFO 11am, Oronoque Country Club
10/21

A Night of Comedy starring Chris Monty

Mikey’s Way Foundation presents a Night of Comedy starring Chris Monty

Wouldn’t it be great if laughter was all it took to help hospitalized children cope during long-term treatment for cancer and other life threatening illnesses?

On Saturday, October 21st, it will be! Come out and help support a great cause and enjoy comedian Chris Monty at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.  All proceeds go directly to serving pediatric cancer patients nationwide.

Location: Downtown Cabaret Theatre
(263 Golden Hill Street #3, Bridgeport, CT 06604)
Date: 10/21/17
Doors open at: 6:30pm
Show starts at: 8:00pm
Tickets: $50 (general admission)

Enjoy the evening in a cabaret-style theater—bring anything from homemade dinners to your favorite pizza or subs, along with any beverage you prefer! The evening will also feature exciting raffle items and door prizes!

Sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact Cathy Friedman at cfriedman@mikeysway.org or Robin Pantalena at rpantalena@mikeysway.org, or call 203-873-0671 for more information.

Chris Monty – a NYC Comedian right here in Fairfield County!
Chis is one of New York City’s busier comedians. In addition to performing many opening acts, he has headlined in such places as Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno. He has recently appeared in the new HBO series Vinyl and will be appearing later this year in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

More info

INFO Doors 6:30pm Show 8pm, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT