The art of Hu Lindsay at UCBC Darien through September 30th
If you are bound for a lunch out in the community, why not enjoy the works of art of local artists:
- In Rowayton… Brendan’s 101 Gallery is showing Tina Duryea and her Oil and Portraits work. Tina’s paintings combine the tradition of painterly realism with a modern sensitivity toward negative space and movement. Her portraits are executed primarily on Yupo Paper, a 100% recyclable, tree-free plastic paper made in the USA. Tina is one of a small handful of artists working with this highly specialized paper in oils… on exhibit through this month at Brendan’s 101.
- And, if you are in Darien… a show of artwork by Hu Lindsay is on display at UCBC, 980 Post Road in Darien. The show features almost 40 works including acrylics, collages, computer art, drawings and oils… on exhibit through September 30th at UCBC.
Marshall Crenshaw at Pinkney Park, Sunday, August 28th @ 5:30pm
POSTPONED: NEW DATE AND TIME TO FOLLOW: The Rowayton Civic Association is presenting Marshall Crenshaw and Freedy Johnson (singer-songwriters) (originally scheduled for Sunday evening, August 28th at 5:30pm at Pinkney Park – new date and time to follow). 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.
NEW DATE AND TIME: Annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fun Day at Bayley Beach,Saturday, September 10th
RCA Ladrigan Swim Races have been postponed from Sunday, August 28 until Saturday, September 10th at 11am due to Hurricane Irene
Celebrate the end of the summer season with the annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fun Day at Bayley Beach, Saturday, September 10that 11am. Sign-ups for the one-mile & half-mile races will be conducted all online this year prior to the event at www.rowaytonct.com. Following the one-mile & half-mile races are the children’s swim races, which are grouped by age and run parallel to the beach. Finally, after the awards ceremony all are invited to join in the traditional beach games, which include a tug-of-war, a pie-eating contest and a treasure hunt. Last year, we saw another record turnout for the Arthur J. Ladrigan Family Swim Races held at Bayley Beach. Once again, we enjoyed a beautiful day with enough events for the entire family. Attendance was greatly improved and we even saw a veteran winner unseated for the first time in years!
Aside from the prowess of all our swimmers and the enthusiastic support of all of those who volunteer: the suggestion and comments we receive from our community is what drives this event successfully forward each year. From organizational comments to safety concerns, the RCA is listening carefully. With growing participation we understand the need to have more volunteers present and more safety measures in place. For this reason we will now be initiating a $20 entrance fee for each swimmer/kayak team. Due to the event’s popularity we need to offset some of our costs and plan for a better, more organized event. Furthermore, due to feedback and concerns of past participants we have decided to reroute the Lighthouse Race route in efforts to provide a safer experience for all swimmers and volunteers. Once again we appreciate the support of all our volunteers, and do hope to get even more of the community involved to help organize onshore events as well as seasoned boaters to help with offshore logistics.
Please check back from time to time, as we will be posting more information as the event approaches! To volunteer, call Mike Barbis at 838-7887 or Ted Hildner at 273-1526. NOTE: ALL SWIMMERS MUST HAVE A KAYAK ESCORT. NO EXCEPTIONS. SWIMMER & KAYAK ESCORT MUST BOTH SIGN WAIVERS. NO EXCEPTIONS. 50 SWIMMER LIMIT PER RACE so sign up early ONLINE at www.rowaytonct.com.
Come to the Farmers Market Fridays from 2-6pm at Pinkney Park. As always, your local Farmers, Producers and Artisans look forward to your attendance. New: Fresh Beltane Farm Cheeses at Pastabilities Booth! More than 30 providers are bringing to you the summer bounty at its peak of goodness and beauty and all right here in downtown Rowayton.
The Rowayton Historical Society asks…
Are you interested in having an historic plaque* on your house?
Are you curious about the people who built your home and their involvement in Rowayton history?
If you think your house or barn may be 90 years or older, and you would like an historic plaque, please contact the Rowayton Historical Society at info@RowaytonHistoricalSociety.org or call 866-2441.
For an application form, click HERE.
*An historic plaque in no way restricts home renovation.
Christina Anzalone and John Flynn helped load the 195 boxes of books donated by the Rowayton Library community into the truck bound to Better World Books to benefit the schools of New Orleans hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. Christina came to the Rowayton Library through the Mayor’s summer internship program 4 years ago and John is new to the program this summer.
On Tuesday, the Rowayton Library and their summer interns from the Mayor’s Summer Youth Program, packed up and shipped out 195 cartons of used books to Better World Books for the benefit of the children in New Orleans who are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Over 80% of schools were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. In the most underserved areas, there’s 1 book for every 300 children.
The Rowayton Library teamed up with Better World Books to change that and have joined in on the Epic Book Drive. The goal was to send 3,000 books. And yes, YOU did it! Thanks to the incredible book donations by the Rowayton residents, the Rowayton Library was able to fill 195 boxes (containing more than 4,000 books) to send. To date, the Epic Book Drive has collected over 250,000 books to benefit the Recovery School District in New Orleans. Thousands of useful books are being donated, and the rest are being sold to raise funds for the school libraries. Thank you, everyone! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!
Hawksbill Turtle found at Rowayton’s South Beach Monday morning by resident Tia Sidey
Monday morning’s stroll along Rowayton’s South Beach brought local resident Tia Sidey face to face with what she first thought was a sad sign of modern times… the demise of a member of the critically endangered species of sea turtle, the Hawksbill.
This animal, measuring 33.5″ long over the back and 32″ on its belly, had apparently died of injuries incurred during some sort of boating accident.
So sad. But then, Ms. Sidey contacted her friend at the Maritime Aquarium, Joe Schnierlein, to find out more about this animal, and he told her that finding such a creature (and a large one at that) inhabiting these waters… the Long Island Sound… is a good thing. It means that our waters are rich with fish (food for the Hawksbill turtle) and that this species of turtle, ever so rare, has an improved chance in survival and so does our waterway.
So, sad but true, it sounds like this turtle is a sign of good things happening in our Sound.
@ the Rowayton Library, Friday, August 26 @ 2pm
Movies 101 @ the Rowayton Library
Kids are invited to see the movie The Emperor’s New Groove at the Rowayton Library, Friday afternoon, August 26th at 2pm. This film is rated G.
Outrageous comedy rules! Audiences and critics alike raved about this hilarious animated adventure. “Ebert & Roeper And The Movies” gave it “Two Thumbs Up.” Faster than you can say “Boom, baby,” arrogant Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his devious advisor, Yzma, and her hunky henchman, Kronk, who want to rid the kingdom of this beast of burden. Now the ruler who once had it all must form an unlikely alliance with a pleasant peasant named Pacha. Together, Kuzco and Pacha must overcome their differences as they embark on a hilarious, “groovy” adventure that will have you howling with laughter.