Friday evening, April 12 @ 7pm at the Rowayton Library
When Becky Aikman had to remake her life, she gathered five other young widows like herself and took a forthright approach to finding happiness again. Armed with up-to-date research, they rejected the now discredited five stages of grief and substituted laughter, adventure, friendship and a healthy interest in, yes, love. An unsentimental, witty, and totally involving chronicle of moving on, SATURDAY NIGHT WIDOWS reads like a novel yet demonstrates important, little known principles about resilience in the face of tragedy. It also reminds us of the good things that await us if we are strong enough to find them, and the lasting happiness that friends—even new friends—can bring into our lives.
Join us in welcoming author Becky Aikman and two of her Rowayton friends who shared this adventure for an evening of talk and books, good food, good friends… Friday evening, April 12 @ 7pm at the Rowayton Library.
A special Portside Gallery show of works by internationally-acclaimed woodcut artist Antonio Frasconi opens April 7 at the Rowayton Arts Center.
Frasconi, who died in January at the age of 93, was among RAC’s original members, served on its first Board and taught woodcut classes at the Arts Center during the 1960s. Beginning at 2pm on Sunday, April 7, there will be a free curator’s tour and a screening of the documentary, “The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi.”
The opening reception for the show follows at 4pm. Frasconi illustrated and designed more than 100 books, including collections of poetry by Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, and Pablo Neruda. His woodcuts also were selected for magazine covers, record albums, calendars, posters and other items. His woodcuts ranged from illustrations for children’s books to statements about racism, injustice and poverty to natural scenes he observed from his home in South Norwalk.
“The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi” and RAC’s “40 Under 40″ exhibition in the Main Gallery continue through April 28. Admission is free and RAC gallery hours are 12-5pm Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4pm Sundays. Visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org for information or call 203-866-2744.
Bayley Beach Parking Permits or Resident Cards are required for entry into Bayley Beach or the tennis courts at Bayley Beach starting May 25, 2013 for the summer season. All Sixth Taxing District residents and residential property owners may apply.
Bayley Beach Parking Permit Applications will be available at the Rowayton Library, the Rowayton Market, Rowayton Hardware and online at the Library’s website www.Rowayton.org and the Rowayton Civic Association’s website www.Rowaytonct.com as of April 1, 2013.
Beach Permit Walk-In Registration Days at the Rowayton Community Center are
Saturday, May 9, 9am – 12 noon and
Monday, May 11, 6 – 9pm.
For more information, please contact Andrea Woodworth, District Clerk at (203) 854-5066.
Click HERE (beach.rowayton.org) to go directly to the permit application page
Hop on over to the Community Center, rain or shine, to meet the Easter Bunny and participate in RCA’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 10am at the Rowayton Community Center. Parents, please drop off six plastic eggs filled with candy, snacks or coins for each participating child to T.G. Diamandis at 3 St. James Place (off Yarmouth Road at the top of Browne Place) on Friday, March 29 between 12 noon and 8pm. Eggs may also be dropped off at the Community Center field before 9:30am on the day of the hunt. For more information, email T.G. Diamandis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-0870.
Award-winning poet Vinni Marie D’Ambrosio will be giving a poetry reading at the Atria Darien on Friday, March 29 @ 1pm.
A graduate of Smith College and New York University, Vinni Marie D’Ambrosio, Ph. D., is a poet and scholar whose work is found in anthologies, journals, newspapers, as well as in her collection of poems, An Italian Morning (Waterside Press Inc., New York) and Life of Touching Mouths (New York University Press), in her long narrative poem, Mexican Gothic (about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, woodcuts by Karen Kunc, Blue Heron Press), and in her cultural study of T.S. Eliot’s youth, Eliot Possessed (New York University Press). Her poem “Copper Beech” appears on a public memorial monument commissioned by New York City. D’Ambrosio currently leads an ongoing seminar in the poetry classics at the New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch and is the annual Haiku Contest judge for the Rowayton Library.
The Atria, 50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT – 203-662-1090. This program is free and open to the public.
The picture was just donated to the Rowayton Historical Society, and they are trying to determine their relation to the Raymond family. Their first names are Bess, Wooster, and Roy. Please give them a shout if you can help solve this mystery. 203-831 0136 or email@example.com.
Social Networking: Your Kids are On it – You Should Be Too
Today’s kids have access to so many ways to communicate that it can be boggling. Join Tom Duffy, Chair of the Computer Science Department at Norwalk Community College, for a lunchtime workshop to help de-mystify social networking.
Tom will discuss the predominant tools your kids are using and how you can help them avoid a disastrous mistake. Everything from Internet filtering to Facebook to Instagram to text messaging will be on the table. Nothing is off-limits!
Wednesday, March 27 at 12 noon at the Rowayton Library.
Professor Tom Duffy is the Chair of the Computer Science Department and the Program Coordinator for the Computer Science degree. He teaches courses in Web Development, XML, Java, and Mobile Devices. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Master of Arts degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University. He is the owner of Bright Moments Software – a software company specializing in Web Technologies. Tom has recently published Programming With Mobile Applications, his second book.
Brown-bag lunch. Dessert and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at 203-838-5038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.