Please join the Brien McMahon High School Drama Department on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 for evening performances at 8 pm plus a special matinee at 2 pm on March 31. Purchase tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. $12 adults, $10 seniors & students. There will be a silent auction to benefit the BMHS Drama Department on Saturday, March 24. Preview items at http://www.bmhsmusical.com/Home_Page.php
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The World Wildlife Federation organizes a Worldwide Environmental Event called Earth Hour. This year it will take place on March 31 at 8:30 pm. The concept is to “switch off” all electricity for one hour. The whole world participates at local time, so it can be seen circulating the earth from space. More information can be found at www.earthhour.org.
Applications From the Sixth Taxing District… are at the Rowayton Library or online.
Bayley Beach Parking Permit Applications are now available at the Rowayton Library and online at the Library’s website www.Rowayton.org and the Rowayton Civic Association’s website www.Rowaytonct.com and at the District’s website: sixthdistrict.rowayton.org.
Bayley Beach Parking Permits or Resident Cards are required for entry into Bayley Beach or the tennis courts at Bayley Beach starting May 26th, 2012 for the summer season.
All Sixth Taxing District residents and residential property owners may apply.
Beach Permit Walk-In Permit Days at the Rowayton Community Center are
Saturday, May 19th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and
Monday, May 21st from 6-9 p.m.
For more information, please contact Andrea Woodworth, District Clerk at (203) 854-5066.
P.S. The new Rules and Regulations for Bayley Beach are also available online at http://sixthdistrict.rowayton.org.
The Summer Youth Employment Program, administered by the Mayor’s Office provides jobs for the young people ages 14-18, so they can learn to navigate in a business environment, contribute to the community, gain life skills, explore a specific profession and earn money.
Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2012, 11:59pm.
To be considered for Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, applicant must be
- at least 14 years old as of May 1, 2012;
- not be older than 18 years old as of July 1, 2012;
- be a Norwalk resident.
The SYEP is a competitive program and is NOT done on a first come first serve basis. The position pays $8.25 an hour. Program begins in July and runs through August. You will receive information about the time and location of your interview. Interviews will take place May 14 – 22. If selected, all new participants are required to participate in week-long job etiquette training during the last week of June. To apply, go to http://www.norwalkct.org/index.aspx?NID=135. . For more information contact Darlene Young at 203-854-7702.
On Wednesday, March 28 from 5-6:30pm, Chris Brown will work with kids ages 10 and up on the “art of the graphic novel” at the Rowayton Library.
What are graphic novels? Written and illustrated in the style of a comic book. Graphic novels have been described as consisting of “sequential art”—a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.
This program is designed for kids who have stories to tell and are interested in using art and words to tell them. They will be working on dissecting the genre of graphic novels, and investigating what visual storytelling is made up of. And then, work on creating a written character sketch, a drawing, etc. focusing their attention on generating their own material. This program is led by Chris Brown and is made possible through a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council. Reservations please. Pizza is served.
Sean and Deirdre Murtha will present Songs of the Civil War at the Rowayton Library on Sunday, March 25 at 4pm.
For the first One Hundred years or so of its existence, the music of America remained, at least on the surface, an imitation of the music of Europe. The unique blend of cultures that would eventually be called “American” was taking shape quietly and unnoticed. On the wooded frontier, in the cotton fields of the south, and among the immigrants in the poorer parts of the industrial cities, musical forms and styles were developing, but heard by few. It took the unfortunate tragedy and social upheaval of the Civil War to bring them to the surface. The meeting of city with country, north with south, and black with white opened up many musical ideas, and songwriters responded with a wealth of issues to write about. There were marching songs, sentimental songs about soldiers and their sweethearts, ballads about battles, political songs and anthems of hope. Many of these songs were immensely popular, on both sides of the conflict, and many are still known today, 150 years later. They are among the first musical works that can be called distinctly “American.”
This program consists of a variety of these songs, played on instruments of the period such as fiddle, piano, and banjo. We sill discuss and demonstrate the cultural origins of the various musical styles and instruments (for instance, the African origin of the banjo), and we involve the audience with singable choruses and foot-stomping rhythms. Refreshments and family fun. Everyone is invited. Reservations appreciated. This program is free and open to the public.
This program is made possible through a challenge grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Library is proud to partner with the Rowayton Arts Center and the Rowayton Historical Society.
…at the Rowayton Library’s Fourth Annual Father Daughter Ball, Saturday, April 28 at 4 o’clock until 7 in the evening.
Fair maidens of the land, prepare to walk the red carpet, smile for the paparazzi and meet the characters of your favorite movies and books.
Your evening’s program will include:
dancing, light supper fare, limousine rides, festive attire, portrait remembrances and magical entertainment and crafts.
Corsages (created and donated by the Rowayton Gardeners) are given to every guest.
This event is for daughters and their fathers or favorite father figures. Tickets are $150 per couple and additional daughters are $25 each.
“Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and father figures, make a date with the special young ladies in your lives for an enchanted evening.”
Black Tie is optional. This will be a night your young Star won’t forget!
Father Daughter Ball Committee: Ellen Arsenault, Kristin Campbell, Tammy Harris, Yvonne McKerrow, and Christine Smith.
Tickets are available at the Rowayton Library or online at ball.rowayton.org. Purchase your tickets early as they are limited. There is a $25 late fee for tickets purchased after April 5. For more information, please contact the Rowayton Library at 203-838-5038.
Haiku Contest @ the Rowayton Library
The Seventh Annual Haiku Contest at the Rowayton Library is running now through April 5th to help Celebrate “April as Poetry Month.” You are invited to participate in this annual tradition here in Rowayton.The winners will be invited to read their winning Haiku at The Rowayton Library at a reception on April 22nd as well as have their Haiku published in the library’s monthly newsletter and on their website.
The definition for Haiku for this contest is as follows:
- An original poem of 17 syllables in 3 lines written in the format of
- line 1 in 5 syllables,
- line 2 in 7 syllables, and
- line 3 in 5 syllables;
- Depicting a season;
- Describing an event of nature;
- Without violence.
Each Haiku must be submitted on a separate sheet of paper and must contain the author’s name, address, and telephone number on the reverse side of the poem. Each Haiku submitted must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Please send your Haiku to:
Haiku Contest – The Rowayton Library
33 Highland Avenue
Rowayton, CT 06853
The contest will end on April 5th. All winners will be notified by telephone and snailmail. Participants will receive a Rowayton Library pencil.
P.S. You may also submit your Haiku via email (but still must submit a stamped envelope to receive the pencil) to Haiku@Rowayton.org. Everyone is invited to celebrate April as Poetry Month.