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September 2015

Artists’ reception at the Art/Place Gallery

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Art/Place Gallery,
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield,
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There will be a reception and artist talk at Art/Place Gallery for Variety Show, the artwork of three new members, Elaine Clayton, Art Gerstein, and Alice Katz on September 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. The artists will also talk about their work on September 17, from noon to 1 p.m. The show runs from August 27 to September 28. See www.artplacegallery.org or call 203-259-8026. Each of these artists works in a different style, medium, size, and colors, and each…

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Getting Ready for College Program

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield,
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The Getting Ready for College series returns with Demystifying the Admissions Process, a two-part series. The first session features test prep expert Lynn Carnegie on Sept. 8. The second session features Certified Educational Planner Mary Spiegel on Oct. 19. They will discuss how to best prepare for the admissions process. Part One: Test Preparation will address the different standardized tests — PSAT, SAT, and ACT — all of which are making changes in 2015-2016. This session will meet Tuesday, Sept.…

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Movies about Art: Enough to Live On — The Arts of the WPA

September 9 @ 10:20 am
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield,
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Join us for a screening of the film, Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 10:20 a.m., in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Executive Producer Terri Templeton will introduce the film and conduct a Q&A at the conclusion. Enough to Live On celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Federal Art Project, New Deal initiatives that put artists, writers, musicians, and actors…

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Backyard Birding

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield offers backyard birding Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10-11 a.m. Free; for adults and children ages 12 and up. Fall is a perfect time for viewing birds, and it’s a great family activity that begins at your backyard feeder. Learn how to identify Connecticut’s birds by sight and sound. See who is at the feeder this time of year. You’ll learn about bird feeding habits, ways to attract them to your…

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‘On the Fringe’ fiber art show reception

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery,
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield,
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The next show in the Kershner Gallery will be “On the Fringe,” the fiber art of members of Connecticut Surface Design Association. The show runs from Aug. 26 to Oct. 10, with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The artists will talk at 5:30. For more information, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3155. There also will be a Trunk Show in the gallery on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6-9 p.m., with wearable art, jewelry and small…

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Free sewing programs

September 14 @ 4:00 pm
Fairfield Woods branch Library,
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield,
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September is National Sewing Month. The Fairfield Woods Branch Library is hosting several on-going sewing programs beginning in September. Sewing is making a comeback and if you would like to learn or are already an accomplished sewer, the Fairfield Public Library Sewing Studio has something for you. On Sept. 14 a new six-week program, Sew Trendy Teens, will begin. This program is for teens entering 6th and 9th grade. An identical program for tweens in 4th and 5th grades, Sew…

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Bestselling author visits Fairfield University Bookstore

September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield University Bookstore,
1499 Post Road
Fairfield,
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Author Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author will be at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, 203-255-7756 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. to discuss her much-anticipated new novel, IF YOU ONLY KNEW, a perceptive and touching story — centered on two sisters and the bittersweet summer that changes their lives forever. IF YOU ONLY KNEW displays all the quirky humor and captivating romance that fans have come to expect from the…

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Fine art photography opening reception

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pequot Library,
720 Pequot Avenue
Fairfield,
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Easton Fine Art photographer, Amy Dolego, has a one-woman exhibition, “Through My Lens,” in The Perkin Gallery at Pequot Library, from Tuesday, Sept. 8-Wednesday, Oct. 7, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6-8. This exhibition is open during normal library hours and is free and open to the public. The works on exhibit will include flower portraits, still life, and landscape. Amy Dolego is a fine art photographer and the founder of Winton Studios, a commercial photography…

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Sacred Heart University Film Festival

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In only its second year, the film & television master’s program (FTMA) at Sacred Heart University is attracting some notable recognition. “I’ve been to a lot of film festivals, big and small, and I have to say I am really impressed by the lineup of honorees who will be attending,” says Justin Liberman, executive director of the festival and co-director of the University’s FTMA program. “We wanted guests whom our students could respond to and learn from, be inspired by,”…

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Wine and cheese reception for John Sullivan Award recipient

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center,
370 Beach Road
Fairfield,
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The Fairfield Democratic Town Committee announces that Peter Penczer will be the 2015 John Sullivan Award recipient. Penczer will be honored at a Wine and Cheese Reception to be held at the Fairfield Museum and History Center on Saturday Sept. 19, from 4-6 p.m. The John J. Sullivan Public Service Award has been established in honor of the extraordinary dedication and service of John Sullivan to the Town of Fairfield throughout his lifetime. This award is given annually to a…

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