ComputerTime classes will begin at the Rowayton Library on Mondays from 2-3pm beginning Monday, October 3rd. This program is co-sponsored by the Norwalk Senior Center.
Computer professionals from the Norwalk Senior Center will be conducting one-hour classes for the adult computer neophyte. On October 3rd, the subject will be introducing the computer and its components and how to get comfortable using them (and the terminology). How to create an email account will be the topic for October 17th.
For a complete schedule, please contact the Rowayton Library. Space is limited, so reservations are required. 203-838-5038.
You can donate used clothing
Brien McMahon’s Annual Clothing Drive
You can donate gently used stuffed animals
The Parents Club at Brien McMahon is holding its 3rd Annual Fall clothing drive near the end of October. Start clearing out those closets and begin putting aside old clothing, blankets, towels, backpacks, sheets, pillows, curtains, ties, gloves, luggage, rugs, briefcases, stuffed animals in black garbage bags (please bag shoes and boots separately). All proceeds go directly to scholarships and enrichment programs for BMHS students. Updates are to follow. For more information about the clothing drive, visit www.fashionrepublicinc.com.
Music by the Water… with Marshall Crenshaw and Freedy Johnson
The Rowayton Civic Association is presenting Marshall Crenshaw and Freedy Johnson (singer-songwriters) Sunday evening, October 2nd at 4pm at Pinkney Park. Bring a picnic, a blanket, family and friends. This program is part of the RCA Summer Music Festival, Music by the Water and this week’s concert is sponsored by the Sails American Grill, Rowayton Fuel, and Fairfield County Bank. For more information, visit www.rowaytonct.com.
The Norwalk Quilt Trail
Civil War Quilts Lecture
The Rowayton Historical Society invites you to a lecture and reception with Sturbridge Curator Lynne Bassett on Saturday, October 1 at the Rowayton Community Center at 7:30pm. Admission is $5.
Lynne Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in New England’s historic costume and textiles. Lynne has been a frequent contributor to PieceWork magazine and has also written for The Magazine Antiques, The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, and White House History. Her most recent publication is Massachusetts Quilts: Our Common Wealth (University Press of New England, 2009). She has lectured for many institutions including Colonial Williamsburg, the American Folk Art Museum, the H. F. DuPont Winterthur Museum, Historic Deerfield, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society of Connecticut.
Please join us for an in depth look into our heritage. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your Flu Shot at the Rowayton Library
CVS Licensed Pharmacists will offer seasonal flu vaccinations – the 2011 “All-in-one Influenza Vaccine” (Influenza A & Influenza B & H1N1) – to adults 18 years of age and older at the Rowayton Library, Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary.
CVS will take care of billing Medicare or Medicaid with no charge to you, the client. For all others, the standard seasonal flu shots cost $29.95 per person. Residents with Medicare or Medicaid are asked to bring their insurance cards for verification of benefits.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone ages six months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible, including those who were vaccinated last season.
If you have a question about the flu vaccine, call your physician. For questions about the community flu clinic at the Rowayton Library, please call the Library at 203-838-5038.
There will be a second Flu Clinic at the Rowayton Library on Saturday, October 29 from 10am-2pm, as well.
Banned Book Week – Celebrate the Freedom to Read… Read Out! Be Heard!
Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year.
Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds us not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Readers from across the United States and around the world are demonstrating their support for free speech by participating in a virtual read-out of banned and challenged books that will culminate during the 30th annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1), the only national celebration of the freedom to read.
Individuals, libraries and bookstores are uploading videos to a Banned Books Week YouTube Channel, submitting either a reading of up to two minutes or a description of a local book challenge of up to three minutes. Please join us… at the Rowayton Library. Please come and browse our Banned Books section. Read out, upload, be seen and be heard!
You don't have to be a computer super hero. We just need a few helping hands...
Computer-Savvy Volunteers, Please… You don’t have to be a computer super hero. We just need a few helping hands…
The Rowayton Library will begin offering Computer seminars for adult beginners on Mondays from 2-3pm starting in October and we need a few computer-savvy volunteers to assist in the “classroom”. If you are interested in volunteering and are available on Mondays from 2-3, please call the Cynthia Johnson at the Library (203) 838-5038 or email Library@Rowayton.org or drop in and ask for Marilyn to sign up as a computer volunteer.
A Message from the Commissioners: Sixth Taxing District Garbage and Yard Waste Pickup Notice
The Sixth Taxing District provides Rowayton residents with garbage and yard waste pick up services. They will be providing twice a week garbage pick-up through September 30th. Subsequently, pick up will go back to once a week until next Spring.
The City of Norwalk provides the recycling pick up on Tuesdays. In addition, the District provides leaf and grass clipping pick up through the Fall – on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The service company, AFK Carting, will pick up branches from the storm if they are cut into 4 foot sections and tied together.
On the fourth Wednesday of the month, the pick-up is for bulky burnable items – branches will also be collected at that time. If a homeowner cannot cut up their branches and would like to hire AFK for a special pick up, please call their office at 203-846-9265 and set up an appointment. The City of Norwalk is only picking up branches that fell on City property or possibly on a sidewalk near a school. Thus, homeowners who have lined their front yards with branches will be disappointed to learn they are responsible for removing these items. The City will not be doing so.