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Kent talk on lives of Afghan street children

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 The lives of working street children in Afghanistan will be explored in a program Sunday, Sept. 21, at Kent Memorial Library. The 1:30 p.m. event features speaker Eng. Mohammed Yousef, founder of the Afghan organization, Aschiana. “Eighteen years ago I was walking home from work and a child asked if I needed my shoes polished. […] [Read More]
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New date, new place (Norwalk) for 2014 Chowdafest

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Pictured, some of the chefs and organizers of Chowdafest, as well as local officials, enjoyed a sunny morning aboard an oyster boat, during a news conference last week announcing this year’s events. Mike Lauterborn/Contributed photo It started to simmer in Westport, it got to a boil in Bridgeport and now Chowdafest is about to spill […] [Read More]
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Family festival features birds of prey, music, more

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The Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury will host its annual Bentfest fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. This annual family festival will feature a Birds of Prey demonstration at 3 p.m., a bird banding demonstration at 4 p.m., river and nature walks, an insect safari, a bird-watching […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium looks for lighthouse artists

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As the days shorten and the nights get longer, a group of artists will be thinking about how to create award-winning beacons that will light up the galleries of Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium. Yes, the aquarium’s Festival of Lighthouses (pictured is a previous exhibition) is back, and the call is out for those up for the […] [Read More]
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Levitt Pavilion’s children’s music series finishes season tonight with Monkey Monkey Music

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If you have been meaning to catch one of this year’s performances in the Melissa and Doug Children’s Series in Westport, time is of the essence. The final concert in the series takes place tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts with an appearance by Monkey Monkey Music at 7 p.m. (come early, […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Curiosity Concerts series returns Sept. 27 with ‘The Music Makers’

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Pictured, Sonic Escape, which bills itself as “daredevils with instruments,” will open the Curiosity Concerts’ second season on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Greenwich Library. Required reservations at www.CuriosityConcerts.org. Contributed photo/Josh Cutillo After a successful inaugural season, Curiosity Concerts returns with another series of free concerts in the Greenwich area with the intent […] [Read More]
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Summer enchantments continue with ‘Magic of Lyn’ at Levitt Pavilion tonight

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It may be back-to-school week for many, but the magic of summer continues tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Lyn Dillies, an award-winning illusionist, will return to the outdoor stage with her Magic of Lyn show, as part of a benefit to support the Levitt’s summer-long schedule of mostly free events. Show […] [Read More]
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‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizard rockers playing in Stamford

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In just eight years, Ashley Hamel, pictured right, has gone from being a fan of “wizard rock” to being someone who creates it. And, this week, Hamel, who lives in Berlin, might just get a chance to inspire another aspiring musician. Hamel and fellow performer Grace Kendall, left, are set to perform at the Ferguson […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, “ in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Music will sound from parks, lawns and other outdoor spaces tonight

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Tonight, music will be drawing people to Stamford, Ridgefield, Bridgeport and Wilton. But it is in Norwalk that you will have an option of checking out two different venues. While the Super Monkey Death Grip will be at Freese Park, Nina Et cetera (pictured) will be bringing its roots-inspired music to the lawn of the […] [Read More]