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Date Event Description Time / Location
3/25

Penguin Plunge Westport

EVENT DETAILS

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

 

11:00am Check In - 1:00pm Plunge - Awards Immediately Following

 

Compo Beach - Westport, CT 06880

 

FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON

Penguin Plunge is the largest grassroots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.  Plungers raise funds to Plunge into the chilly waters of Connecticut.  Your participation provides funding to support over 13,000 athletes and unified partners who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports.

 

Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Plungers form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.  To join in on the fun, Plungers need to raise a minimum of $100.  In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costumes, Penguins receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts.

 

Take the Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut!

INFO 11am, Compo Beach - Westport, CT 06880
3/25

Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Light Keeper's Gala

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
3/26

March “Family FUNday” at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum

3.00 per person, $15 max per family

 
The Norwalk Historical Society is hosting a Family FUNday in celebration of Women's History Month. Local storyteller, Dr. Darla Shaw, will weave historical tales about Alice Paul, a courageous young lady who got women the right to vote.  Children will create a fun parade hat with pictures celebrating causes important to them.  This program is ideal for children ages 5 - 12.  This event takes place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.  Admission is $3 per person, maximum $15 per family - payable at the door.  Register at info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society Museum's front entrance is accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue.  The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.
INFO 11am-2pm, Norwalk Historical Society Museum
3/31

Dessert and Chocolate Lover’s Tasting

Friday March 31st from 7pm – 10pm join us for our annual Dessert and Chocolate Lover’s Tasting event and enjoy the To Each His Home benefit concert featuring talented Fairfield County high school musicians, creating a very special evening to support the Pacific House Young Adult Program. Participating Schools include: Brunswick School, Greenwich Academy, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Stamford High School, Darien High School, King School and St. Luke’s School.  

A unique and memorable evening of delicious desserts, chocolate, great music and making a difference for young adults who have nowhere to call home.  

INFO 7-10pm, Hyatt Regency Greenwich
4/1

12th Annual Co-op Touch-A-Truck

$20 per family (up to 6 persons)

 

Join the Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School (Rain or Shine ) for a fun, high energy community event to encourage area children and their families to EXPLORE with their senses, IMAGINE the possibilities, and DISCOVER more about their community. TOUCH-A-TRUCK hopes to inspire young minds by experiencing diverse opportunities to touch, climb in, and play on over 40 vehicles. We will also have activities like the Fun Bus, a bounce house, face-painting, and the Roaming Railroad! Come out to celebrate National Love Our Children Day with a hands-on, fun-filled family event! Presented by Bluff Point Associates and other local sponsors.

 

INFO 9:30am to 1:30pm (Rain or Shine), Coleytown Elementary School parking lot 65 Easton Road Westport, CT 06880
4/3

Taste of Wilton

Join us at the Wilton Chamber of Commerce Taste of Wilton Monday April 3rd from 5:30-8:30 at the WEBCO Church Complex, 48 New Canaan Rd in Wilton.

INFO 5:30-8:30pm, WEBCO Church Complex, 48 New Canaan Rd in Wilton
4/8

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital Fundraiser 2017

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital Fundraiser 2017
at St Ann Club 16 Hendricks Ave, Norwalk, CT
Saturday April 8, 2017 7:00PM
$85 per person or table of 10 $800
Appetizers  Sit Down Dinner  Beer/Wine Dessert
DJ, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction
For Information Call: Sue Gabriele (203) 984-3169 or Janice Duffy (203)767-5787
INFO 7:00PM, St Ann Club 16 Hendricks Ave, Norwalk, CT
4/13

Blue Coupe Benefit Concert for Family ReEntry

$100

Blue Coupe - Blue Oyster Cult's Joe and Albert Bouchard, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dennnis Dunaway who was the bassist of the
legendary Alice Cooper group - and a few of their friends will perform to benefit Family ReEntry (www.familyreentry.org). School of Rock
Fairfield will provide an opening performance.
Family ReEntry's mission is to develop, implement and share innovative and cost-effective solutions to the unprecedented numbers of people
involved in the criminal justice system.
Submit
INFO 6:30am-11pm, The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
4/22

2017 Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run

We aren't just walking. We're Heartwalking! Thank you for joining nearly 1 million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

 

How can you make a positive difference in the lives of your friends, family and co-workers? Join the Heart Walk, start Heartwalking and make the commitment to lead a heart healthy life and become healthy for good. Remember- we're not only raising funds, we're raising heartbeats!

INFO 8:30am, Sherwood Island State Park 1 Sherwood Island Wesport, CT 06880
4/23

2017 Minute Man Race

Event Details

Race location: Compo Beach, Soundview Drive, Westport, CT

Race Distances
10K Run (6.2 miles)
5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)

Kids’ Fun Runs
100 yard dash (Ages 3-5)
1/2 mile (Ages 6-8)
1 mile (Ages 9-12)

Race Start Times
8:00-8:15AM – Kids’ Fun Run warm up
8:30AM – Kids’ Fun Run – (Located on the field with the basketball courts close to the marina)
8:30AM – 5K Run/Walk
8:40AM – 10K Run

Awards

5K Run and 10K Run
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in the following age groups:

  • 17 and under
  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Kids’ Fun Runs
First place boy and girl will receive a trophy for each age 6-12
All other children participating will receive a ribbon

INFO 8am, Compo Beach, Soundview Drive, Westport, CT
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
4/30

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 

INFO 10am, Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT
5/4

Dinner in the Park Gala

$350

Dinner in the Park brings together over 700 of greater Stamford's residents, and business and civic leaders. Festivities will take place in and
around the new Brownstetin-Selkowitz Carousel Pavilion! This year we are honoring Governor Dannel Malloy, Robin Stein, and Reckson/SL
Green; the Park's successes owe much to these early and continous supporters. Join us for an evening of carousel rides, cocktails, music,
and dinner at Twilight -- lively auctions, too!
INFO 5-9pm, Mill River Park
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
6/16/4

The Greenwich International Film Festival

http://www.greenwichfilm.org/about-us/

Compelling. Provocative. Thrilling. Empowering.

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

Charity 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