Something New: lectures and lessons


Ridgefield Library’s ARTalk, by David Green, director of programs and membership for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, March 11, 2 p.m., 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Green will talk about what’s trending in contemporary visual and performing arts in Fairfield County, and the impact the arts have on the economy. Info: orl 203-438-2282.

Fairfield County Arts Association meeting, March 21, 7 p.m., Roger Ludlowe Middle School Team Room 292, Fairfield. Wilton artist Katya Lebrija is featured presenter. She will have a presentation showing how her work, which includes mixed media, has evolved from watercolors to acrylics, her experiment with printmaking, and where she is today. She will also bring some of her paintings to show. Info: Alice Katz, 203-259-8026.

* The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,  258 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-4519,; open Mon., Wed.-Sat., 10-5, Fri., 10-7, May 29-Sept. 4, Sun., 12-4; $10/adults and $5/seniors.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; free for all on Tuesdays; 203-438-4519 or Group tours available by appointment, 203-438-4519 or email Spotlight tours every Mon. and third Sat. of each month, 1-2 p.m.; Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn, through April 23; collaboration they call “performance architecture.” Third Saturdays: Free Community Day.

* The Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr., Greenwich; or 203-869-0376: Every Tues., 1:30 p.m., and Fri., 12:30 p.m., Docent-led Exhibition Tour; Marine Tank Animal Feeding, every Tues. and Fri., 2:30-2:45 p.m.  

The Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, one of the oldest artists communities in the U.S., hasl classes. For more details, visit or call 203-966-6668, ext. 2.

Paint, Draw & More! classes; associated with Georgetown School of the Arts in Redding. Classes offered by parks and recreation departments in Fairfield, Redding and Weston (also Brookfield, Newtown, Norwalk and Stamford); contact them for details. Info: 203-544-8551 or

Fairfield University Art Museum’s new monthly series of gallery conversations, Art in Focus, 11 a.m. in museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on campus of Fairfield University. During each event in series, one painting, print, or sculpture in museum’s collection will take center stage for hour’s worth of close looking and informal discussion, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo, Ph.D.


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*Clock-making Workshop for Kids, March 10, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd. Museum Educator Lola Chen will discuss Eli Terry and clock-making in Connecticut, and the children will be able to see some fine examples of Connecticut clocks in museum collection.  The workshop activity will be to make a decorated clock case with drop-in clock. Snack included. Suggested for ages 6-12. Members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; non-members $15 per child, max $35 per family. Registration via or 203-762-7257.  

* Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd.; classes, open studios in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal. Gallery Shop open Sat., 11-6, and Sun., 11-5. To learn more, visit or call 203-775-4526. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5; Sat., 11-5, Sun., 12-4.

The Nutmeg Woodturners League, local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, promotes woodturning as craft and art form. Meeting at Brookfield Craft Center on second Monday of every other month (January, March, May, September, November). All welcome.


Ready, Set, Swing, with Westport Historical Society, March 11, 1:30- 4 p.m.,  Branson Hall at Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane, Westport. As big band tunes play, you can learn how to swing dance with dance instructor Erik Novoa; accompanying exhibit The Curious Case of Ed Vebell, about illustrator and adventurer who made his name as a field artist in World War II. $15 per adult, $25 per couple, $5 for children 10 and up. Info: or 203-222-1424.

St. Patrick’s Day dance performance, by Lenihan School of Irish Dance, March 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. After show, audience invited to learn basic steps and kicks. Free, no registration required. Info:

Greenwich Dance Studio: Ballet Class for PreSchoolers, Fri., Oct, 24, 11:30-12:15, Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Rd. Ballet/creative movement for ages 3-5. Online reg required; Info: 203-622-6883.

Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: or call 203-655-8683. Educational programs, including many new offerings, in dance and martial arts for children, teens and adults in fall, such as ballet, jazz, hip hop and more. Martial arts for ages 4 and up. Reg. open now at website or call for details.

The Barclay Classes include instruction in ballroom dancing but also teach children step-by-step social graces, starting this week, Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. Reg open now and info at 908-232-8370 or or email Afternoon and early evening classes for third through seventh grades run until May 2018.


Norwalk Public Library offers Kanopy, a cinema streaming service, which has 30,000 award-winning films, including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of feature and festival films. Kanopy can stream on your phone (Apple or Android), tablet, computer or Roku device. You can stream up to 6 films per month. For step-by-step instructions, visit Kanopy page on NPL’s website,, or stop by library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. Info: Cynde Bloom Lahey, director of library information services, 203-899-2780, x15133, or


*Irish Soda Bread Workshop for Kids, March 17, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd. Suggested for ages 6-12. Members: $10; non-members $15. Registration via or 203-762-7257.

Earth Day Brunch fund-raiser, to benefit the CT Fallen Heroes Foundation, April 27, 11-3 p.m., Vazzano’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon St., Stratford. Fee $39 per person, including carving station, Chicken Francoise and more; cash bar; jazz music by Brian Butler Quartet and 50/50 raffle baskets. Info: Mike at 203-218-2367 or


Bethel Garden Club’s 2018 Gardening Series at Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave. Free series, which runs from 6:30- 7:45 p.m., begins March 19 with “Divide and Conquer Perennials” to be presented by Carl Galanter of Broken Arrow Nursery; demonstration included. On April 16, “An Inside Look at New Pond Farm” in Redding from its director, Ann Taylor — from agricultural programs to flower and herb gardens. Series concludes April 23 with “Multi-Season Garden Design” by Kathy Diemer, garden speaker and blogger; with Q&A session. Attending registrants will be eligible for coupons to Bethel Garden Club’s May 19 Plant Sale. Registration at or 203-794-8756, x4.

Fall at GEC: Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. Free adm. Mindful Mornings: Yoga in Park. Antiques and vintage jewelry with Simon Teakle. Historic walk in Pinetum Park. Family events. Info:

Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club monthly meetings, Sterling House, 2283 Main St., Stratford. Members normally meet third Wednesday of each month to discuss various gardening issues, share in plant swaps, DVDs or speaker presentations. Beginner gardeners and anyone with interest in gardening, plants and landscaping welcome. Info: Joe, 203-339-2701 or Art, 203-261-9771.

Seed Library at Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. Now, everyone — from avid gardeners to newbies — can check out free vegetable, flower and herb seeds along with getting support for growing and saving seeds. Brochures available on how self-service procedure works. Info: Laurie Iffland, reference librarian, 203-899-2780, x15114 or


What Are Probiotics and Should I Take Them? With Dr. Abigail Egginton, March 5, 7 p.m.; registration required, Ridgefield Library,  472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Mindfulness and Meditation, March 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? With Dr. Somesh Kaushik, March 19, 7 p.m.; registration required, Ridgefield Library,  472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Qigong with Bill Wrenn is returning to Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Wed., 5-6 p.m., through Dec. 27 Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) means balancing and harmonizing with energy of life. In Chinese, Qi is “life energy,” and Gong means work, skill, or cultivation. The practice of Qigong includes gentle, dance-like movements, mindful breathing, meditation and self massage. Wrenn is certified Qigong and Tai Chi teacher. Reg suggested. Info and sign-up vial Cynde Bloom Lahey, director of library information services, at 203- 899-2780, x15133 or

St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center in Bridgeport offers free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older. No prescription needed but appointments are required. Walk-ins welcome. For those who have insurance, bring card and photo ID at time of visit. Appointments: 203-576-5500.

Red Cross courses, (including Parenting, CPR, Back Injury Prevention, First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, Lifeguard Training) offered periodically, visit Danbury area Chapter at 7 Park Lawn Dr., Bethel; 1-877-3327. Darien Chapter, 39 Leroy Ave., Darien, 203-655-2586. Greenwich Chapter, 99 Indian Field Rd., 203-869-0192. New Canaan Chapter, 51 Main St., New Canaan, 203-966-1663.


Norwalk’s Remarkable Hill Sisters and the Struggle for Equality, March 3, Norwalk Historical Society, 141 East Ave., Norwalk. Alice Warren will present the lecture. Tickets $5.

Someone Must Wash the Dishes: A Women’s History Month performance with Michele LaRue, March 3, 1 p.m.; registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

MIB: Albert Bender and the Men in Black, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Bridgeport History Center, 925 Broad St., Bridgeport. Michael Bielawa will lecture on Bridgeport’s Albert Bender and his interest in flying saucers. Info:

Historian, author and historical research editor Mark Albertson to recreate Nov. 20, 1945, March 15, 10 a.m., at Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. Nuremberg Trials, March 15, 7-8 p.m., Westport Historical Society. Registration at or 203-222-1424. Suggested adm $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Light refreshments.

Lunchtime Talks: On The Menu, March 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Westport Historical Society 25 Avery Place. Cheryl Bliss, Collections Committee chair, and Stacey Danielson, museum costume consultant, to present “show and tell” of highlights from museum’s vintage costume collection. Info: 203-222-1424 or Suggested adm $10.

All the lectures are held on Sundays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., either at the library or the Historical Society, as follows: Speaker Chip Mason – Faster, Smaller, Greener: How Semiconductor Lithography Enables Innovations All Around Us, March 18, 4 p.m. Info:

* Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob; open Wed.-Sun., 12-4 (docent-led tours at 1, 2 and 3);  203-869-6899, ext. 10 or; adm. to gallery, visitor ctr. & house museum, $10/adults, $8/seniors. and students, under 6 free; group tours at $7/person avail. on public and non-public days; library and archives open Wed.-Thurs., 10-4; adm. offices open Mon.-Fri., 9-5. Telling the Jewish-American Story in Town, seeking materials for late 2017-2018 exhibit (letters, photos, documents, diaries, recipes, household objects, vintage clothing, etc.). Story Barn: Imagine That!, program inspired by the exhibit Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play; $20; to share a story, email or call 203-869-6899 x31. Jim Henson exhibit and tours of Bush-Holley House.

Keeler Tavern Museum, 18th century historical building at 132 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-5485, Museum has begun docent training sessions.  

* Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, 203-834-1896 or grounds open daily dawn to dusk.

New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.; or 203-562-4183.


Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., sponsors four adult book groups. Great Books Discussion Group: Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, March 1, 9:30-11 a.m., Jewel. Fiction Addiction: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, March 12, 6-7:30 p.m. The Friends Book Group: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, March 13, 1-2:30 p.m. Foreign Affairs Book Discussion Group: War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraftby Robert Blackwell, March 20, 6-8 p.m. Info: Info about Fiction Addiction, contact Joanne Gaither at or 203-622-7994.

Book discussion groups at Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info:  203-438-2282, The Nonfictioneers, March 6, 7 p.m., Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson, Books and Breakfast, March 12, 10:30 a.m. Critics’ Circle Book Discussion, March 20, 7 p.m., The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. AM Book Group, March 28, 10 a.m., The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset.

League of Women Voters Book Discussion, Book of Ages by Jill Lapore, March 7, 7 p.m.; registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Author Talk: Noreen L. Papa, March 8, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. She is the author of Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say.  Free. Register online. Info:

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, a conversation with Min Jin Lee, author of bestseller Pachinko, National Book Award finalist, and a New York Times Ten Best of 2017, March 13, 7 p.m., Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium. Audience is encouraged to participate in discussion. Doors open at 6:30. Info: Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933, email or

Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and poetry editor of The New Yorker, will be at Grace Farms in New Canaan, March 16, 7:30 p.m., for a free public discussion of his latest book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. He is the author of 11 books of poetry and prose, including Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015. Info:

Author Talk: Jamie Cat Callan, March 23, noon, Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. The author of  Parisian Charm School will speak. Info:

Poetry Discussion Group, March 23, 1 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Info: 203-438-2282,

Author Talk: Joseph A. Williams, March 28, 6:30 p.m., Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. He will discuss his latest book, Sunken Gold. Infor:

NPL’s Books Sandwiched In, Last Days of Night by Graham Moore, March 29, noon, Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave. Info:

Book discussion groups at Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Rd.; info: 203-622-6883.


Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series, How to Help Kids Survive and Thrive Through Divorce with Susan Gestal, March 1, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info:  203-438-2282,

#MeToo: The Abuse of Power in Relationships, March 8, 7- 8:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton Center. On International Women’s Day, presentation and panel discussion on social and legal issues at heart of the topic of the abuse of power in relationships. No charge. Registration recommended at or 203-762-6334.

YWCA Darien/Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Highway North, Darien; or 203-655-2535: Job Search Support Program for Women, incl. computer classes, info.,

Meditation Sessions, Sat. and Sun., 10-11:30 a.m., open sessions; Mon. and Wed. eves., 7-8:30 p.m., Tues., 12:30-2 p.m., Thurs., 9:30-11 a.m., open sessions; Family Program, ages 4-12 yrs., usually 2nd and 4th Sun. of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.; Redding Center for Mindfulness & Meditation, 9 Picketts Ridge Rd., West Redding; info., 203-244-3130 or visit

The Compassionate Friends, Stamford Chapter, non-denominational self help group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings; meets 2nd Mon. of each month at 7:30 p.m.; Tully Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, main floor; info., 203-329-2796 or 203-323-2617.

U.S. Passport services at Norwalk Public Library and South Norwalk Branch Library. Mon., 2-7:30 p.m., Thurs., 12-4:30 p.m. and Sat., 10-2 p.m. at main library, 1 Belden Ave. Mon., Fri. and Sat., 12-4:30 p.m. at SoNo Branch, 10 Washington St. Also, Social Security questions and notary public service. Info: Norwalk Public Library System,; 203-899-2780, main library; 203-899-2790, branch.


Greenwich Choral Society auditions for sopranos, altos, basses and especially tenors from Fairfield and Westchester counties interested in becoming member, First Congregational Church, Old Greenwich. Open rehearsal of Mozart’s Requiem. Several audition dates in Sept. Info: Bill Fulton, 203-322-2990 or, and

The Ridgefield Songwriters’ Circle, monthly gatherings to play new songs and discuss them; for info., call Dave Goldenberg, 203-438-4521.


Tech Topics: LinkedIn for Your Business with Kate Fitzpatrick, March 12, 6 p.m.,; registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera with Dawn DeCosta, March 14, 11 a.m.;  registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Planetarium Show/Telescope Viewing at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium at Western CT State U. Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; or 203-837-8672.

* Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton; center open 9:30-5, Tues.-Sat., two-plus miles of trails open daily, dawn to dusk; reg. in advance for programs, 203-762-7280:

* New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, 203-966-9577; satellite site for NY Botanical Garden programs (800-322-6924 or; buildings open Mon.-Sat., 9-4 (closed major holidays);  Programs for Kids & Families: First Saturdays, 1st Sat. of the month, free guided activities for visitors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Free Live Animal Presentations, Sat. at 3, lasting 15-20 min., different animal each week.

* Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford; adm. $10/adults, $8/srs. (65+), $6/students (18+ valid ID), $5/children 4-17; 203-322-1646 or Heckscher Farm, daily, 9-5 (Heckscher WILD! new live exotic animal exhibit); Bendel Mansion (main building), Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 11-5.

*The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or; open daily, 10-5 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas); sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species; Marine Lab, Ocean Playspace for toddlers, seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily. Fish Tales for preschoolers, Fri., 10:15-11 a.m. Special exhibits: Meerkats, Dragons, Journey with Jellies displays of local and exotic species. IMAX Movies: Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Secret Ocean at 11 and 2 p.m., Dream Big at noon and 4 p.m., One exhibit and daytime IMAX included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Reservations:

* Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk; open daily 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day, and Tues.-Sun., Labor Day through Memorial Day; adm. $15/adults and children (under 1, free), $10/seniors.; Early Childhood  Classes for ages 6 mon.-6 yrs. and After School Adventures for grades 3-12, reg. online; other ongoing events; Around the World Creative Kids, programs Sat. at 2; or call 203-899-0606. Mega Making exhibit has opened.

*EverWonder Children’s Museum, 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown; open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; adm. $7 for visitors older than 1; info., Story Lab for Young Explorers Tues. and Thurs., 10:30-11 a.m.

* Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; open Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 1-4 (closed major holidays); adm. $7/adults, $5/ages 1-12 & srs.; free adm. to trails and property, daily 7 a.m.-dusk; interactive nature museum, live wildlife; 203-227-7253;

* Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St.; or 203-259-6305 x109. Hiking trails of Larsen Sanctuary, and learning about fall migration. Adv reg required at, or call 203-259-6305, ext. 109. Fall programs and events:

* Audubon Greenwich, 528 Riversville Rd., Greenwich; 203-869-5272:  program fees: $3/adults, $1.50/children, srs. (incl. adm. to Center & Grounds); trails open dawn to dusk weekends; Kimberlin Nature Center open daily, 10-5; trails and grounds open daily sunrise to sunset, occasionally unavailable till 9 a.m.; 203-869-5272 or email

* Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $11/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel and Peacock Cafe, winter hours: Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, Zoo’s newest installation is a certified Butterfly Garden and Bug Hotel, contributing to helping area’s native butterfly population. In front of new animal commissary, garden is a gift from Stacey Marcell, her husband Wilbert Frazier, and their company, Northeast Horticultural Services.

Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, N.Y.; 914-763-2373, Live webcam at website shows either Ambassador, Mexican gray or Red wolves.

* The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport; or 203-372-3521; Tues.-Sun., 10-5;  open Mon. for summer, most school holidays, plus school and homeschool groups with a reservation; museum and planetarium, $10 adults, $8 children, seniors, students, free under 2; Challenger Learning Center, simulated space missions for groups 15-30, res. required (schools, scouts, corporate team building, birthday parties); scout science badge classes; exhibits and daily Planetarium shows; weekend workshops. Summer STEM programs; reg. still open.

*Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Career Education Academy, July 24-28, 2018, Staples High School in Westport. Federal Aviation Administration-sponsored course designed for aspiring aviators aged 16-20. Students to learn how to safely fly a drone through hands-on instruction and more. This five-day program assists students in passing FAA Remote Pilot Certification test to be offered Monday and Tuesday, July 31 and Aug. 1, 2018. Tuition, $200, includes all materials. Students do not need to have, own or bring drone. FAA Remote Pilot Certification test is additional $150 fee. Info or to sign up at or contact Mark Mathias at 203-226-1791 or This course, said to be first FAA-sponsored one, is also sponsored by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Remarkable STEAM, Westport Public Schools and Westport Library.


Meeting of the Shutterbugs, March 10, 9 a.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Weston Photography Club, sponsored by Friends of the Weston Library, is meeting on the first Wed. of each month, noon-1:30 p.m., through June. Award-winning photographer Alison Wachstein to lead meetings, provide instruction and guidance. Membership fee: $50. Application form at library, 56 Norfield Rd.;, 203-222-2665.


Mondays @ 7 Networking Group (, meeting Mon. March 6 at 7 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 West Rd. (Rte. 57), Westport; networking and announcements, 7-8 a.m. Presentations include a Q&A, 8-9. clean-up, 9-9:15; $1 donation requested for coffee and bagels. These meetings are ways of sharing information. On March 5, Melanie Szlucha and Toni Marie Gelineau to speak on Starting a Business Legally … Then Building It Creatively.

Tech Topics: LinkedIn for Your Business with Kate Fitzpatrick, March 12, 6 p.m.,; registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Info: 203-438-2282,

Tech Topics: Facebook for Your Business with Kate Fitzpatrick, March 26, 6 p.m.,; registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Info: 203-438-2282,

Folk with The Novel Ideas, March 25, 2 p.m.; registration required, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Info: 203-438-2282,

YWCA Darien/Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Highway North, Darien; or 203-655-2535: Job Search Support Program for Women, incl. computer classes, info.,

Westport Library’s free one-on-one career counseling sessions for job seekers; sessions by appointment only, focus is on general career counseling as well as resume assistance and LinkedIn profile preparation assistance; run by business librarian Ellen Janpol; for appointment contact her at

Greenwich Library business programs include new series for women entrepreneurs, career change workshop, grant writing, personal credit, plus alternative investment series. Two new series. Open to all at no charge. Info: or 203-622-7900.

SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, offering free seminars and workshops to entrepreneurs. SCORE offers Free Business Counseling Questions/Comments: or call 203-831-0065 or visit


Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: or call 203-655-8683. Educational programs, including many new offerings, in theatre this fall for children, teens and adults, such as Creative Dramatics, Beginning Acting, Improv for various age groups, etc. Reg. at website or call for details.

Pantochino Productions 2018 Summer Theatre Camp, four sessions held July 9 through Aug. 3, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Session One (July 9-13) features the original musical Beauty & The Beast (Sort Of). Session Two (July 16-20) will bring a premiere musical, The Alice in Wonderland Show to the stage. For Session Three (July 23-27), Sharkalicious! is the exciting feature. Session Four (July 30-August 3) marks the return of Pantochino’s popular musical spoof Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Outlet Store. Each session is limited to 30 participants, and registration is processed on a first come first served basis. Full details on the camps, the company and registration forms can be found at


Writer’s Group workshop, Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., boardroom.

New writer’s workshop group open to both new and experienced writers in all genres. Workshop will support the creative process through writing prompts, offer opportunities for participants to share their work and gain feedback and provide some introduction (or for experienced writers, refreshers) on essentials in crafting poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction/memoir. Jennifer A. Hudson, who has MFA in writing with honors from Albertus Magnus College, to work with group.  Free and open to public.

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