Connecticut Audubon Society hosts Enchanted Forest

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield will host their annual Enchanted Forest event on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5-7:30 p.m. An alternative, nature-themed Halloween celebration, the Enchanted Forest also introduces educational information about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Children are encouraged to wear costumes for this unique and fun — not scary — event. Experience the Larsen Sanctuary at night while being escorted along the luminary trail by volunteers who light the way with flashlights. The festivities also feature fall-themed craft making, Halloween snacks and a chance to meet some of the Center’s creepy, … Read more

Housatonic Museum of Art hosts Night at the Museum

Housatonic Museum of Art invites the community to a grown-up Night at the Museum event on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-10 p.m., in the Burt Chernow Galleries at Housatonic Community College. In addition to a scavenger hunt, there will be jazz music by Chat Noir and sweet treats and craft cocktails throughout the evening, with cupcakes offered by Baked and Sauced from 7-8. A silent auction, raffles, prizes, as well as a ‘wine toss,’ tarot card readings, caricatures and fortune telling will round out this evening. Tickets are $50, with proceeds supporting museum programming and the collection. This event is … Read more

Tiny Miracles Foundation hosts gala to help premature babies

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) will hold their 13th annual gala, Journey Through a Miracle on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Country Club of Darien. This year’s dinner event, which is co-chaired by Ashley Dineen of Darien and PJ Marcella of New Canaan will feature entertainment by Billy Joel band member/Recording Artist Mike DelGuidice. The event raises funds to benefit the families of premature babies in Fairfield County and beyond with one on one parent mentoring, financial assistance services, and continued emotional and personal support of parents and preemies post NICU. Co-chair, PJ Marcella, said, “Our hope … Read more

Walk/Run for Abilis Oct. 14

Registration is open for the Oct. 14 Walk/Run for Abilis being held at Greenwich Point Park. The event includes a 3-mile run for runners of all levels and a 1-mile walk that is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. This year, a larger children’s area with carnival games, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting and Bubble Bus will be featured. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, with the run at 9 a.m. and the Walk beginning at 10 a.m., from the Clambake Area at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich. There is a $45 registration fee … Read more

DMV expands license and ID services in Fairfield, New Haven counties

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced today the expansion of its DMV Express license and ID card renewal program focused on bringing convenience to residents seeking these services. The agency and its partners plan to soon open new locations in Southington and North Haven as well as expand service times in Stamford. This follows the start earlier this year of DMV Express offices in Milford and West Haven. This customer-convenience driven program is designed to make services more available in New Haven and Fairfield counties while also enhancing existing partner AAA Club Alliance’s current locations elsewhere in the state. The … Read more

HomeFront offers free home repair for low-income families

HomeFront is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming 32nd annual repair blitz in spring 2019. Interested homeowners must apply before Nov. 16 in order to be considered for help in the 2019 season. HomeFront offers help with faulty windows, doors, steps, railings, leaky roofs, painting, plumbing and electrical needs at no cost to qualifying, low-income homeowners. Help is available throughout most of Connecticut, as well as Westchester County, New York. All inquiries are kept confidential. Information on how to apply for help, how to volunteer for HomeFront, or how to make a donation can be … Read more

Bridgeport Rescue Mission thanks community for funds to replace cooler

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is grateful for the community’s quick and generous response to their urgent call for funding for a new walk-in cooler when their aging unit failed. The cooler is vital to the Mission’s food outreach program, which provides three meals daily to as many as hundreds men, women and children in their emergency shelters and long-term programs and to low-income individuals and families in the community. The unbudgeted expense for the project, which includes the cooler, a concrete foundation and associated installation costs, totaled approximately $40,000. “When the community learned of this pressing need, our friends and partners … Read more

Operation Fuel preparing for winter energy assistance program

Despite relatively mild temperatures, Operation Fuel is already preparing for its winter energy assistance program as more than 300 people attended its annual Energy Assistance Conference Tuesday, Sept. 25. Operation Fuel held the meeting in partnership with Eversource Energy and Avangrid subsidiaries: United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Connecticut Natural Gas. There were representatives from fuel banks throughout Connecticut and several state agencies at the conference along with staff from Operation Fuel and the utilities. The energy assistance conference focused on the availability of energy assistance and various programs that the utility companies have to help lower- and moderate-income households … Read more

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