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Baldwin Center offering a review of Irish tunes

A note from the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford: Wear your “green” and join the Baldwin Players in singing your favorite Irish tunes! It’s the St. Patrick’s Revue Show, and it’s free at the Baldwin Center, 1000 W. Broad Street in Stratford (203-385-4050) on March 14, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Music, Stratford
Here's a photo of the 2013 winners, along with Mark Dixon, WFSB Channel 3 Meteorologist and MC; Jamie Howland, Environment Northeast (ENE) and Chairperson, CT Energy Efficiency Board; and Katie Dykes, DEEP Deputy Commissioner for Energy.

Energize Connecticut to stage statewide student contest

From a press release: NEW BRITAIN – Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Company, is proud to announce the 10th annual eesmarts contest for students in grades K-12. The annual eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut K-12 students to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable energy, and sustainability […] [Read More]

US Bands Indoor Guard & Drum Line Contest Saturday at Bunnell

STRATFORD — The Bunnell/Stratford Marching Band & Guard will host the US Bands Indoor Guard & Drum Line Competition on Sat., March 8th at Bunnell High School. Doors open at 12 p.m. Admission: Adults-$10, Seniors/Students-$8, Children under 5-Free. Tickets are available at the door and food will be available for purchase.   [Read More]
Categories: Music, Stratford
Woody Allen's recent hit drama, "Blue Jasmine", starring Cate Blanchett in her Oscar-winning performance, will be shown at the Stratford Library as part of the "Monday Matinees" series on Monday, March 10 at noon.  The film, rated PG:13 and shown in the Library Lovell Room, is free and open to the public.  Call: 203.385.4162 for further information.

‘Blue Jasmine’ to screen at Stratford Library Monday

Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford

Mayor Harkins announces Irish flag-raising & soda bread contest

We recently received this note from the Mayor’s Office in Stratford: STRATFORD – This year’s Irish flag raising ceremony is scheduled at Town Hall for 9 a.m. on Monday, March 17. Residents are invited to attend the ceremony which will include remarks from Mayor John A. Harkins, elected officials, and the “Irish Mayor for the […] [Read More]
Teen Librarian Lucretia Duwel (far left) with contest winners from this year’s “Black History Month Essay/Art Contest”, an annual event sponsored by the Stratford Library and South End Community Center.

Stratford Library celebrates BHM contest winners

From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library and South End Community Center’s 8th annual “Black History Month Essay/Art Contest” celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen Librarian Lucretia Duwel and South End Coordinator Evelyn Barbosa at the special event which saw over 125 students, parents, educators and guests in attendance at […] [Read More]

24-hour event to aid 250 nonprofits in region

My e-mail inbox is full of requests to participate on Friday, March 7, in the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s 24-hour event “to promote awareness about philanthropic organizations in our community.” The FCCF will be awarding a total of $100,000 to the organizations that successfully raise awareness and funds for their causes. A $25,000 grand prize […] [Read More]

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ coming to arena

Tickets are now on sale for “Varekai,” a Cirque du Soleil production that is coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for six performances June 4-8. “Varekai” has been one of the company’s most popular tent shows, offered for the past 11 years throughout the world under its “big top,” according to a company statement. In […] [Read More]
Jennifer Baszile

‘Black Girl Next Door’ author at Stratford Public Library Monday

From a press release: Author Jennifer Baszile, whose critically acclaimed memoir, “The Black Girl Next Door”, served as the “One Book, One Stratford” selection for the Stratford Library four years ago, will return to Stratford for a special “Black History Month” program on Monday, March 3 at 6:30 pm. The special event has been rescheduled […] [Read More]
Categories: Literature, Stratford
The Stratford Library will host a Fairy Party for children ages 4 and up on Thursday, March 13 at 4 pm. Costumes welcome. Events include games, a craft and a snack. To register, call the Children’s Department at 203.385.4165 or visit: Here,  Fairy Queen Tess Back and Elf Caitlin Augusta get ready to welcome children to the Fairy Party on March 13.

Stratford Library planning a Fairy Party for the little ones