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.
During this fun crafttime program, youngsters ages 5-10 will construct civil war characters using a variety of materials to depict soldiers, women and other people from the 1860’s. Pictures of Confederate and Union soldiers, ladies with long dresses and famous figures like Abraham Lincoln will be used for inspiration.
This cooperative event with the Rowayton Arts Center, will be led by Joanne Roy Askildsen, the RAC’s education director. This program is made possible through a challenge grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Rowayton Library is proud to partner with the Rowayton Arts Center and the Rowayton Historical Society. Reservations appreciated. This program is free and open to the public.
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.
Gardening 101 for Kids – Thank You!
These past two weeks, Rowayton Gardener, Carol Giunta led Rowayton Library’s program Gardening 101 for Kids… and the kids really understood the mechanics of germinating seeds and were able to plant their nasturtium seeds without any assistance. The marigolds that were planted in the library window have largely germinated and the kids all promised they’d check on them to make sure they stay watered. A special thanks to Kathy Draper for the pussy willows and quince. They used forsythia and dogwood from around the school and together, made the Rowayton Library an arrangement with the branches which is on display at the front desk. The kids were very proud of their project.