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Date Event Description Time / Location
1/21

The Adventures of Henry Whiskers Book Launch Celebration

The Adventures of Henry Whiskers Book Launch Celebration

 

A grand, day-long book release celebration in honor of a new children's book, "The Adventures of Henry Whiskers", written by Gigi Priebe, founder of the award-winning Stepping Stones Museum for Children. It begins with an exclusive meet and greet for museum members only from 10:00 – 11:00am, followed by a public reception from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Representatives from Circle of Care, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping children with cancer in Connecticut, will be on hand to spread the word about its important mission.  In addition to purchasing copies for their own reading pleasure, celebration attendees can donate a copy of the book to Circle of Care. Special activities include Henry Whiskers mask making and a photo booth. Additionally, there will be a self-expression room where children can design a room as if they were one of the mouse characters and an area where kids can make a car like one of the cars in the doll house and then drive it around on ramps and roads around the doll house.

 

Saturday, January 21 from 11:00am - 5:00 pm

 

For more information call 203-899-0606 or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org

 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

 

PHOTO: Stepping Stones Museum for Children hosts a book launch party on January 21st for museum founder Gigi Priebe's The Adventures of Henry Whiskers

 

INFO 11:00am - 5:00 pm, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT
1/253/14

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AS AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTOR

Make a difference in someone else’s life!  Did you know there are more than 15,000 people in Milford and Stratford without a high school diploma?  Did you know there are more than 1,600 adults who are not fluent in English.  Did you know there are 53 non-English languages spoken in these cities?  
(Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)

 

Literacy Volunteers is offering volunteer TUTOR TRAINING classes in ESL (English as a Second Language) and Basic Literacy.

 

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Milford will be held at Fannie Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22.

 

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford from 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 2017.

 

Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills. No previous teaching experience required! All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance.  For further information, call The Literacy office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or stop by the Stratford Library Satellite Office on Mondays, 10:00 - 12:00, Wednesdays, 10:00 – 12:00 or 3:00 – 5:00.

 

Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office to schedule your orientation meeting.

 

Literacy Volunteers is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.

“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Language barriers can also prevent them from understanding important financial, educational, health care, employment or legal rights issues. By raising awareness of our members’ ESL programs, adults in need will know where to find resources that can help them gain skills to address everyday matters.”

For more information on Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT’s ESL and other volunteer programs, visit www.lvsct.org or call 203-878-4800.

INFO Various, Various
3/25

Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Light Keeper's Gala

Saturday, March 25, 2017

6 PM -11 PM

Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

This annual gala brings together friends of Sheffield Island Lighthouse, corporate partners and community leaders for a night dedicated to our jewel of the sound.

Funds raised support our mission of preservation and restoration and will provide an opportunity to educate children of all ages about the importance of preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Long Island Sound, our environment and maritime heritage. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Dinner, Dancing, Silent & Live Auction

Single Ticket - $150 / Table of 10 - $1,500

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

 

2017 Beacon Award Recipients:

Hilliard Bloom Shellfish Company

Norm Bloom & Son 

Ray A. Cooke

Pauline Schlegel

Norma Zukin

For reservations: www.seaport.org or call (203) 838-9444

INFO 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
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