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Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale

Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale Has Special Books for Your Special Someone

Southport, CT – Need to find the right gift for your Valentine? Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale will be open Saturday, February 13, 2016 and Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 9:00am – 5:00pm daily and will have a table dedicated to books about love, for the one you love. All Sale proceeds benefit Pequot Library and help fund over 750 annual cultural and literary programs for all ages. The Book Sale will be held in Pequot Library’s Auditorium and both parking and admission are free.


In addition to books that warm the heart through the winter cold, come and browse 10,000+ books, over 1,000 Record Albums, CDs, DVDs, and other Media. The categories for books are: Fiction; Classics; Mystery; Biography; History; Cookbooks, including Americana regional cookbooks; Comics 1970s-1990s; Connecticut/New England books, and more.


Pequot Library’s annual Mid-Winter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale. While it is smaller, it is more intimate and has no shortage of treasures and bargains.


Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and TwitterPequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

INFO 9:00am-5:00pm, Pequot Library

Taste of Stamford

Experience Fine Cuisine, Wine and Spirits from the Area's Premier Establishments!

Get your taste buds ready to sample a variety of foods and beverages at the Taste of Stamford. 

Register Now

INFO 4:30pm-8:30pm, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa,

Galaxy of Gourmets

Try out signature dishes from some of the area's best restaurants and chefs in a relaxed social setting at the Galaxy of Gourmets event to benefit STAR! Enjoy a fun-spirited evening of music, mingling, gourmet food and drinks -- all for a very good cause.

INFO 6-8pm, Aitoro's, 401 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851

Stamford St. Patrick's Day Parade

Stamford's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade with bagpipes, Irish step dancers, school bands, fire trucks and much merriment.  A special Family Zone with kids' activities by Veterans Park.  Convenient parking at Bell Street, Summer Street and Stamford Town Center lots.  Be sure to wear some green!

INFO 12:00pm-2:00pm, Downtown Stamford

Stamford St Patrick's Day Parade

Get all the info you need to know on the parade at stamfordstpatricksdayparade.com

INFO Noon, Stamford Downtown

It’s Never Too Late to Date: Movie Screening & Speed Dating Events for 70-90 Year Olds

)   Is it ever too late to date?  In an effort to show that love has no age limit, the community is invited to attend a free movie screening of THE AGE OF LOVE.  This new documentary follows the illuminating adventures of 30 older adults who attend a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Presented by SilverSource, Inc. and the Stamford Senior Center, this alternately poignant and funny film will be shown on Friday, February 19th from 2-4pm in the Franklin Auditorium at the Stamford Senior Center, located at 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT.  Refreshments will be served, and after the film eligible attendees will be encouraged to sign up for Senior Speed Dating, which will be held on Friday, March 11.  To save your spot at the film screening, send an email to ccrain@stamfordct.gov or call 203-977-5151.


“This ground-breaking film is appealing to everyone,” said Christina Crain, Executive Director of the Stamford Senior Center. “The seniors that appear in THE AGE OF LOVE are just as nervous about dating at this stage of life as they were for their first date. By understanding this generation before the Baby Boomers, we will find lessons for us all.”


Connected to the film, SilverSource and the Stamford Senior Center will hold a Senior Speed Dating event on Friday, March 11th from 2–4pm for those between the ages of 70–90.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet a number of eligible singles in a safe and comfortable environment at the Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien, CT.  A $10 registration fee is required to join in the fun and refreshments will be served. To reserve your chance to connect with great people and potentially spark a new relationship, register online at www.stamfordseniorct.org or in person at the Stamford Senior Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT.  For more information, call 203-977-5151.


“Older adults still want to make connections and have relationships,” said Kathleen Bordelon, Executive Director of SilverSource, Inc.  “By presenting this touching, comical and truly entertaining film, as well as a hosting a local Speed Dating event, we’re challenging the stereotypes of people in the autumn of their lives.”


INFO 2-4pm, Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien, CT

Westport Penguin Plunge

Special Olympics Connecticut will host its annual Westport Penguin Plunge on Saturday, March 12th at Compo Beach. To register for the plunge – and reserve your official Penguin Plunge event t-shirt – or to support a participating individual or team, visit www.soct.org. Check-in the day of the event will begin at 11 a.m. and the Plunge will take place at 1 p.m. Compo Beach is located at 60 Compo Beach Road, Westport. For more information, call 203-230-1201 or email specialolympicsct@soct.org.  And, follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook (SpecialOlypmicsCT), Twitter (@SOCTconnecticut) and Instagram (#penguinplungesoct).


This annual fundraiser encourages friends from the Westport community and beyond to come together and jump into icy waters to support the more than 13,000 dedicated Special Olympics athletes and Unified Sports® partners in the state who train and compete in sports throughout the year.


All are invited to participate in the Penguin Plunge, including individuals, groups of friends and family members, and teams representing schools, businesses, organizations and clubs. Penguin Plunges provide a fun and festive atmosphere and also feature music, refreshments, awards and parades of plungers in costume. To join in the fun, participants must be at least 8 years old and need to raise a minimum of $100.  In addition to awards for top fundraisers and best costume, participants receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts.


To find out about additional Penguin Plunges taking place this winter season to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut, go to www.soct.org.

INFO 1pm, Compo Beach, Westport, CT

4th Annual STAR Speaker's Luncheon Features Elizabeth Smart

Please join us for the 4th Annual STAR Speakers Luncheon with Elizabeth Smart on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT 06820.

This event benefits STAR programs and services for babies, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mid-Fairfield County, Connecticut.

INFO 12pm, Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT 06820

Sole Sisters Spring Luncheon to benefit the Greenwich United Way

Get your tickets now for the Sole Sisters Spring Luncheon to benefit the Greenwich United WayTuesday, April 19, 2016 beginning at 10am with a fashion & home accessories boutique. Followd by Lunch at Noon
with Keynote Address from Arianna Huffington at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Though we share a name with approximately 1,400 other similar organizations across the nation, the Greenwich United Way is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the human service needs specific to our community. Through various fundraising efforts the organization is able to directly allocate the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. Each year, more than 650 volunteers survey the community and research the needs specific to our local community. Based on this annual assessment, the United Way contributes financially to local non-profit agencies to address immediate needs. The United Way also invests in the creation of future programs and services to address unmet needs in the community.

The Sole Sisters are a dynamic and committed group of prominent women, philanthropists, who do more than raise funds in support of the United Way’s efforts. They take the time to learn about the needs in the community and how those needs are addressed by local agencies partnering with the United Way. While the group is serious about making a difference in the community they all share, they also believe it is important to have fun in the process. That’s why their logo is a shoe! And their motto is “Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward.”

Each year, the Sole Sisters raise money to serve a specific need in the community. In the past, those services have supported children, youth, families, seniors, individuals in crisis, and increased demand for basic human services as a result of the economic recession.

This year the Sole Sisters are proud to support the Greenwich United Way’s leadership efforts in addressing the most critical needs of the Greenwich community.

Thanks to the Greenwich United Way’s 2016 Needs Assessment some of our town’s most rising needs that have been identified include the Achievement gap, Youth in Crisis; those dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues and bullying; and families struggling for basic human needs; for example paying for housing, food or, transportation.

The Luncheon is the Sole Sisters’ primary annual fundraiser, and since its inception 10 years ago, the event has raised over $1million in support of the Greenwich United Way’s efforts. While the Luncheon features a fashion and home accessories boutique, most importantly, there is always a notable guest speaker that inspires the crowd of 350-400 women and men attending.

Each year, the Sole Sisters seek a guest speaker who will inform and inspire their very influential, philanthropic group.

This year we are pleased to announce that our speaker will be Arianna Huffington.

Arianna is co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books.

Originally from Greece, Arianna has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Each Luncheon attendee will receive an autographed copy of Arianna’s new book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, that is set to be published on April 5, 2016.

In addition to helping meet some of Greenwich’s most critical needs, you will also be aligning yourself with one of Greenwich’s most recognizable and respected charities in the Greenwich United Way. You will also be putting your business in the spotlight as part of one of Greenwich’s must attend events and get in front of some of Greenwich’s largest philanthropists. While getting noticed as part of our Luncheon’s advertising campaign to non-attendees as well.

INFO 10am, Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT 06830