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Date Event Description Time / Location
6/1810/15

Black Rock Farmers Market

The Black Rock Farmers Market is located at 481 Brewster Street in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT. Black Rock Farmers Market is a producer-only market featuring locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs, bread, meats, jams, pickles, syrup, honey, coffee, tea, prepared foods, beauty care products, pet supplies, flowers, local artisans, vintage finds, weekly musicians, yoga classes, and the cutest vintage doughnut trailer in town, plus a real life rooster! SNAP/EBT, WIC, Farmers Market Checks, checks, cash, credit/debit accepted. When you spend your SNAP/EBT $1= $2 at the Market. The Market takes place every Saturday starting June 18 – October 15 in 2016 from 9am to1pm with a year-end Harvest Hootenanny on October 29 from 1-5 pm. (Sadly, no pets allowed are allowed on the field.)

Black Rock is nestled on the western edge of Bridgeport. It has the vibe of a nautical seaport town that harbors an eclectic group of passionate folks from the locals who sport their own t-shirts to hip artists, musicians, young families and retirees.

In our neighborhood, culture is everywhere and inspires everything. You can find it on Fairfield Avenue at the Burroughs Community Center where the non-profit organization “Our Woven Community” teaches refugee women sewing skills to create one of a kind bags, purses and scarves. You can taste it in our diverse restaurants, from the kebabs at the Turkish cafe Bereket to the tres leches cake from the Mexican panderia H&H Bakery, from the maple bourbon baby back ribs at Walrus + Carpenter, to the beer tastings at Aspetuck Brew Lab. You can hear it in the bars and clubs, with local musical talent at the Acoustic Café. You can see it in the attractions, from the sprawling seawall walkway at St. Mary’s by the Sea, to the tall ships at Captain’s Cove Seaport.

Featuring an ever-changing array of local vendors with everything from handmade soaps to doughnuts, from locally grown vegetables to freshly baked pies, from artisanal cheese to homemade ice cream, the Black Rock Farmers Market is the hottest part of the melting pot that is Black Rock. Once you step onto the field that serves as the market’s backdrop, you find that you’ve stepped away from the bustle of the avenue to a serene place, almost back in time. The community comes together as friends reconnect, families take time to picnic under a tree, perfect strangers play chess or parents can create a craft with their children. It harkens back to a time when folks knew the people who grew their food, when babies were pulled in little red wagons and when people slowed down to carefully think about their 

INFO Saturdays 9am-1pm, St. Ann Field, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport
9/2510/27

36th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show

City: Stamford

Name of show: "36th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show"

Description:  45 national artists will present their interpretations of color in this multimedia art exhibit.  The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. The exhibit is the only one whose theme is color only.  $2000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception. . The juror for this exhibit is Michele Wigegoonaratna, PhD, Modern and Contemporary Art Research Associate at the Metropolitan Art Museum in NYC. Free and open to the public.

Dates of show:  Sept. 25-Oct. 27 2016, Opening reception Sunday, Sept. 25 4-6 pm

Hours: Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3

Name of gallery: Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery

Address: 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT

Phone number: 203 325 1139

Web site: www.stamfordartassociation.org

 

 

Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(3)c organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. In its 46th year, the SAA  provides a forum where all artists can exhibit their work in solo and ongoing juried group shows at the Townhouse Gallery and the Ferguson Library Art Gallery.  The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford, and the Kuriansky Foundation and generous donations from individual artists and friends. 

 

INFO Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3, Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT
9/2610/31

Fright Haven

Welcome to Fright Haven

Finally BACK FROM THE DEAD THIS Halloween Season...
ready to SCARE you again!

OPEN
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
Doors Open at 7pm 
Be among the first to be "TOO SCARED TO SCREAM!"!

 

 

FRIGHT HAVEN is CT's Greatest INDOOR Haunted House Attraction, with 20,000 square ft of indoor scares (open even if it rains) - SCARIER & GORIER! .

Connecticut's ONLY world-class indoor haunt BACK FROM THE DEAD! in a great new location 411 Barnum Avenue Cut-Off in Stratford, CT next to L.A. Fitness & 99 restaurant across from Home Depot/Walmart. Worth a drive from anywhere!

http://frighthaven.com/

 

 

INFO 7 PM - 10 PM, 411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff, Stratford, CT 06615
10/8

6th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook

Come explore food, shopping, and attractions in Sandy Hook Village. Discounts, samples, music, and fun activities for the whole family. Pick up a passport at the firetruck, get it stamped everywhere you visit, visit every merchant and enter to win one of 3 great prizes valued at over $3000! Don't miss this awesome event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/297833043906091/

www.SandyHookVillage.com

INFO 11am-4pm, Sandy Hook Village (Intersection of Church Hill Rd, Glen Rd, Riverside & Washington Ave)
10/1510/16

5th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2016 presented by WABC-TV

5th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2016 presented by WABC-TV
October 15 and 16
Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Chelsea Piers CT
1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT  06902
www.HWS-EXPOS.com
facebook.com/hws.expos/
twitter: @hws_expos
instagram: @hws_expos

INFO Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 11am - 4pm, Chelsea Piers CT 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902
10/16

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides of Westport
Sunday, October 16, 2016 10 a.m.
Sherwood Island State Park

Nobody fighting breast cancer should have to walk alone. When you donate to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, you’re helping save lives through groundbreaking research and early detection. You’re providing patients, family and caregivers with access to 24/7 critical information and support. When you donate to the American Cancer Society, you’re providing a hand to hold to someone who desperately needs one. Make a real difference for countless people fighting breast cancer and donate today at MakingStridesWalk.org



INFO 10am, Sherwwood Island State Park, Westport, CT
10/16

WILLIAM RAVEIS RIDE + WALK CONNECTICUT William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut

WILLIAM RAVEIS RIDE + WALK CONNECTICUT

William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut

 

FAMILY FUNDRAISING EVENT BENEFITS THE

DAMON RUNYON CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, SCIENTISTS

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

 

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance will host the second annual William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, on Sunday, October 16 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This family and community fundraising event includes a 5K walk, a 12-mile or 25-mile bike ride, and a children’s 100-yard dash.  Following the walk, rides and dash, there will be food, music and kids’ activities.

 

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Damon Runyon identifies the brightest early-career scientists with innovative research ideas and provides them with funding to pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.

 

Registration begins at 8am and participants will start at 8:30 a.m.  Just prior to the start, there will be a celebration of the cancer survivors and Damon Runyon scientists who are participating in the event.

The minimum fundraising amount for adults is $250. Minors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult and have a $25 fundraising minimum.

 

Participants can register for the event before October 10 at raveisridewalk.com or http://www.raveisridewalk.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=504, and the fundraising window closes on October 30. The web site also includes fundraising tips and tools, information about the scientists, and photos and video from 2015.

 

In 2015, more than 500 people participated and volunteered in the inaugural Ride + Walk, raising more than $500,000. With the funds raised, the William Raveis Charitable Fund created two fellowships for emerging scientists at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Aaron Viny, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Yi Yin, PhD, of Harvard University received four-year grants to pursue new breakthroughs in cancer research.

 

About William Raveis Charitable Fund

Since its founding in 2004, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has raised over $2 million to support communities across the Northeast that are impacted by cancer. Their focus is on the advancement of cancer research and programs that offer cancer patients and their families’ physical and emotional support during treatment. In 2015, the fund partnered with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which provides young scientists with the funding to pursue their boldest, and most innovative ideas to prevent, diagnose, and treat all forms of cancer. With the $500,000 raised at the inaugural Ride + Walk events, Raveis was able to fund two very deserving scientists with the “William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships.”

 

 

 

Date:                                     Sunday, October 16, 2016

 

Location:                              Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, Conn.

 

Time:                                     7-8 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. event starts

 

Beneficiary:                        Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

 

Web site:                             raveisridewalk.com

 

Media Contact:                 Kriskey + Lane Communications
                                                Marni Lane, marni@kriskeylane.com
                                                Susan Kriskey, susan@kriskeylane.com

INFO 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn
10/20

Free State-Sponsored Forums on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning

By attending one of these forums, you will gain a better understanding of: (1) the risks and costs of nursing home and home care and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning; (2) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance; and  (3) the State’s innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to your long-range financial security.  You will benefit from this forum if you are between 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home).

 

To register for the program, please call 1-800-547-3443 or register online at www.ctpartnership.org and click on the Public Forum link. To set up an interview with David Guttchen, the Director of the Connecticut Partnership, please call (860) 418-6318.

INFO 6PM, Easton (Easton Public Library)