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June 2015

Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Native American Archaeology of Connecticut

June 2 @ 10:00 am
Fairfield Senior Center,
100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield,
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State Archeologist Brian Jones, Ph.D. will give a free talk titled: “Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Native American Archaeology of Connecticut” Tuesday, June 2, at 10 a.m., at the Fairfield Senior Center. Advance registration is required by calling 203-256-3166 Monday-Friday, 9-3:30. According to Dr. Jones, “Ninety-seven percent of the history of Connecticut occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans, yet this period is only cursorily covered in the state’s secondary school curriculum. In fact, Connecticut provides an important…

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Board of Finance meeting

June 2 @ 7:30 pm
Board of Education Administrative Offices,
501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield,
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The monthly meeting of the Board of Finance will be held in Seminar Room 295 A&B, Board of Education Administrative Offices, 501 Kings Highway East, Tuesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Kiwanis Club of Fairfield scholarship luncheon

June 3 @ 12:00 pm
Gaelic American Club,
74 Beach Road, Fairfield,
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The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon Wednesday, June 3, at noon, at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield. Scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating from Fairfield’s high schools. The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield was chartered in 1961 and has been committed to the youth of Fairfield ever since. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our service projects most…

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Talking About History: The World of Wolf Hall

June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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Can’t get enough of the new six-part television series Wolf Hall? Or of the book Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel? For more on the Tudors and the intrigue at court, join the Fairfield Public Library for a two-part lecture series “The World of Wolf Hall: Two Women, One King” presented by history lecturer Dr. Mona Garcia  Wednesday, June 3 and 10, at 7 p.m., in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Registration is requested. This…

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Igor Sikorsky talk

June 4 @ 10:00 am
Fairfield Senior Center,
100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield,
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Dan Libertino, president of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives, Inc. will give a free talk Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m., at the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace. Advance registration is required by calling 203-256-3166. Historical artifacts and memorabilia as well as documents form the basis of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives which strives to collect and preserve the testament to Igor Sikorsky’s history and his legacy. Libertino will discuss background information about Igor Sikorsky, including his…

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‘Dualities’ art show opening reception

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

‘Dualities’ art show opens June 4 at Bellarmine Museum of Art Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art presents its newest exhibition, “Jan Dilenschneider: Dualities,” on view from Thursday, June 4 through Friday, Sept. 18. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place at the Bellarmine Museum of Art from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. This exhibition will feature about 20 paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider. A champion of artistic freedom of expression,…

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Nature Walk to Celebrate National Trails Day®

June 6 @ 10:00 am

Families are invited to Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street on Saturday, June 6 for a one-hour nature walk to celebrate American Hiking Society’s 2015 National Trails Day® Weekend. Register for one of three walks, starting at: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.; free. Take a leisurely, guided 1.5 mile journey through the Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary to explore its temperate deciduous forest, garden marsh, meadow and swamp. Observe bird habitats and ecological points of interest,…

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Butterfly Party honors Sandy Hook victim

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Hills Campus,
4 Primrose Street, Newtwon,
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The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation (CVHF) will be hosting its second annual “Butterfly Party,” a family-oriented community event honoring Catherine Violet Hubbard, one of the first-graders lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy, next Saturday, June 6, from noon to 4 p.m., at Fairfield Hills Campus, 4 Primrose Street, Newtown. This free event will offer fun activities for families, including live music, a birds of prey demonstration, butterfly garden, face painting, balloon animals, food trucks, and a $50,000 grant check presentation…

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Concerto competition winners featured at spring concert

June 6 @ 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield,
2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield,
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The American Chamber Orchestra will present the winners of its Sixth annual Concerto Competition at its spring concert Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield, 2475 Easton Turnpike in Fairfield. They are cellist Brianna Tam of Greenwich, pianist Gilbert Tsui of Weston and violinist Cameron Chase of Stratford. 17-year-old cellist, Brianna Tam has been principal cellist for both the Norwalk Youth Symphony Principal Orchestra and the Brevard Summer Music Festival. She studies cello with…

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Boats Against The Current Fitzgerald documentary at FTC

June 8 @ 7:30 pm
Fairfield Theatre Company,
70 Sanford Street, Fairfield,
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The Fairfield Theatre Company will host a special evening dedicated to history and film as they host a special preview viewing of Boats Against The Current, a documentary about the life of one of the greatest authors to have lived in the area, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, and the time he and his wife Zelda Sayre lived in Westport, Conn. on Monday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by a 1996 New Yorker article by esteemed Westport writer Barbra Probst Solomon,…

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