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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, May 18, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, May 18, 2012 [Weekend Edition]

Today is Friday, May 18, 2012. On this day in 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people and causing massive destruction on 210 square miles of wilderness.

Famous birthdays include Frank Capra – 1897; Pope John Paul II – 1920; Reggie Jackson – 1946; Tina Fey – 1970.  





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  • : 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., , free. Free coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries for anyone who travels by bike or foot.
  • : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Church (75 Church Lane, Westport), free. “If you’re in need of some inspiration and ideas for what to plant, a flower show might be just the ticket.  Sasqua Garden Club of Fairfield is hosting ‘Splish Splash’ - a Garden Club of America Flower Show May 18-19 to be held at the Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $20. “Much more than just another jam band from Vermont, Twiddle is a true cross over band with a sound that weaves and dodges through genres, coasting with complexities that conjure up Coltrane, Ranglin and Zappa, yet still embraces the roots of jam traditions.”
  • : 7 p.m., , free. “Please join us for our ongoing music series as we welcome back Bob and Dave for another fun night of music! Also celebrating tonight is Fairfield University Class of 1962 ~ 50th Reunion. Welcome Back Alumni! Everyone is welcome.”


  • : 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., 94 Valleyview Place. “This Relay for Life event will be both a tag sale and a bake sale.  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.  Please help support Teddy's Bears reach their team goal!”
  • : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., . “Featuring a wide variety of locally grown perennials at great prices, plants for hummingbirds & butterfly gardens, roses, gardening gloves and more!” 
  • : 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., , free. “This workshop is open to the public and anyone interested in genealogy and learning about the work of the DAR. This workshop will allow any prospective member the opportunity to learn how to follow her lineage, generation by generation, back to the American Revolution and work 1-on-1 with the state DAR’s most experienced genealogists.”
  • : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 580 Cascade Drive. “MOVING SALE:  INDOORS!  L/R & B/R furniture, tables, sofas, upholstered chairs, Norwalk Mattress Co. queen futon, desk chairs, 2 wall units (w/lights), numerous pictures/art, mirrors, lamps, oriental items, linens. Lots more!  All items are clean and in pristine condition.”
  • : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 131 Westwood Road. “We will have lots of great stuff, and everything is in very good condition. Tons of CD (many unopened), books, VHS videos, DVDs, lots of kids toys, and lots & lots of baby goods. Furniture, housewares, computer parts, and wonderful old things.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Church (75 Church Lane, Westport), free. “If you’re in need of some inspiration and ideas for what to plant, a flower show might be just the ticket.  Sasqua Garden Club of Fairfield is hosting ‘Splish Splash’ - a Garden Club of America Flower Show May 18-19 to be held at the Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport.”
  • : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 564 Fairfield Woods Road. “Household Items, Baby Items - high chair, car seat, Graco packinplay, toys, Fisher Price Table and Slide, Barbie Jeep, Two Play Kitchens, Clothes ( girls baby - size 12) Men's Small sweaters and sweatshirts, Beach Chairs for kids, Games/Toys/ Barbie Stuff, Polly Pocket, My Little Pet Shop, Bags, Crystal, Servingware, Large dog crates.”
  • : 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., 834 Brookside Drive. “Join Saint Catherine Academy in their fifth annual Duckie Derby Fundraiser on Saturday, May 19th for a day of family fun and exciting duck racing! During this fast-paced race beginning at 1:00 PM, over one thousand rubber ducks will race down Mill River in Fairfield for an exciting float to the finish. Parking is available at 834 Brookside Drive. Fun for children and adults of all ages, there are events such as the Duckie Decorating contest as well as games, food, friendly duck mascots, and a lively atmosphere.”
  • : 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., , free. “Enjoy a grass-fed Saugatuck Craft Butchery cheeseburger slider, meet Meg the cow and enter our raffle to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate. It’s sure to CHEESY.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $32. “Psychedelic Americana at its finest Having originally featured most of the members of the Grateful Dead, The New Riders of the Purple Sage still brings honor to psychedelic country/rock, a genre they helped create.”



  • : 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., . “Old Navy and Einstein’s host “FUN IN THE SUN” event supporting Fairfield 8th grader, who was selected to represent Fairfield, Connecticut, as a People To People Student Ambassador plus support the student's toiletry drive to benefit Operation Hope. Raffle including a grand prize Antigua vacation plus numerous local Fairfield prizes worth between $20 to $325.“
  • ”: 3 p.m., , free. “The Fairfield Ludlowe High School "Girls with Pearls" A Capella group will perform in a joint mini concert with the Fairfield Warde High School "Overtones" and "Acafellas.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $32. “Legendary in the history of American Ska and Rock Fusion by combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, the Los Angeles-based Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s.”



  • Crooked Arrows – 1:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) –  IMDbRotten Tomatoes –  Trailer
  • Dark Shadows – 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:35 p.m. 10:05 p.m. (1 hr. 38 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer 
  • The Dictator – 12:35 p.m., 1:05 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 23 min.) –  IMDb –  Rotten Tomatoes –  Trailer
  • The Five-Year Engagement – 4:10 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (2 hrs., 4 min.) –  IMDb –  Rotten TomatoesTrailer
  • The Lucky One – 1:20 p.m., 7:05 p.m. (1 hr., 41 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Marvel’s the Avengers – 12:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:20 p.m. (2 hrs. 22 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Marvel’s The Avengers 3D – 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (2 hrs., 22 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer


FORECAST as of 3:30 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: “Sunny, with a high near 69. East wind between 8 and 10 mph.”
  • Friday night: “Clear, with a low around 50. Southeast wind at 5 mph becoming north.”
  • Saturday: “Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east.”
  • Saturday night: “Mostly clear, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.”
  • Sunday: “Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.”
  • Sunday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.”



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  • Low tide: 4:27 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:31 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:30 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:07 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:40 p.m.


  • Low tide: 5:08 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:30 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:12 a.m.
  • Low tide: 5:10 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:08 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:20 p.m.


  • Low tide: 6:02 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:29 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:52 a.m.
  • Sunset tide: 8:09 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:58 p.m.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).

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