In this exhibition of vintage postcards, holiday literature and caroling music, dating from 1848-1996, you can experience the magical and memorable role holidays play in the lives of all readers, especially children. Highlighted items showcase classic materials from Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Explore books and imagery covering a variety of religious and secular subjects, from Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and “Primrose Day,” including the antics of Eloise and Babar the Elephant. Exhibition runs December 14, 2017 – February 4, 2018 during regular Library hours.
Opening Reception December 14, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres and wine served. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join children’s book author and Fulbright scholar Christine Pakkala for a gallery tour and discussion of the history of children’s holiday literature.
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Play With Your Food opens its 16th season of lunchtime theater in January in Westport, Fairfield and Greenwich with riveting one-act plays read by professional actors, many of whom hail from Broadway and off B’way. Westport’s season opens on January 9, 10 & 11, at Toquet Hall in Westport (58 Post Road East). Westport’s lunches will be catered by Rory’s Restaurant. Fairfield’s season opener on January 16, at Fairfield Theatre Company (70 Sanford Street), will be catered by The Pantry. And on January 24 & 25, at Greenwich Arts Council (299 Greenwich Avenue), lunches will be catered by Meli Melo. All doors open at noon beginning with lunch, followed by the playreadings and a discussion with the actors and director from 12:30–1:30 pm. January plays in Westport and Fairfield include Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy’s Getting In (his autobiographically humorous and heartwarming tale of his rise from high school dropout to WWII G.I. all the way to the Ivy League); Scott Mullen’s comedic take on grown-ups finding their way back to The Sandbox; and Deborah Frockt’s Hard-Boiled, a relevant look at politics in the workplace. Greenwich program in development. Tickets cost $47 for single shows, or cost $180 for purchase of January–April season subscription ($45 per show). Some dates already sold out. For remaining season dates and to purchase tickets, please visit JIBProductions.org or call 203.293.8729.
What are the top careers in 2018?
Hear from our panel of industry leaders – our School of Business faculty! Although the U.S. unemployment rate is low, not all jobs are created equal in this post-recession economy. Some professions and industries are pulling ahead of the pack while others remain stagnant or contract. Learn about growing careers in marketing, finance, sport and entertainment management, international business, leadership and HR. Boost your career this new year.
Mark Messier is a former professional hockey player and current CEO of Kingsbridge National Ice Center Mark Messier will speak at Sacred Heart University as part of the award-winning Student Affairs Lecture Series. He is a six-time Stanley Cup winner and was captain of the New York Rangers in 1994 when they won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. Widely considered as one of the greatest players of all time, Messier was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. The Mark Messier Foundation was established in 2016 to help young children become better citizens by providing them access to sporting activities and promoting a healthier lifestyle.
The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic/Christian professionals to this special Mix & Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities.
Come out to Bryant Park Lounge on Friday January 19, 2018 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Meet other Catholics/Christians.
*Private area exclusively for our group
* Ice breaker games to get you mingling with other fun professionals
* Great party music (at a sensible noise level)
* Prize giveaways
* Drink specials
$15.75 – $20.00 depending on how early you register and prepay. Tickets are $20 at the door.
To purchase tickets online go to https://www.socialevents123.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=6622
Bryant Park Lounge
Residence Inn Marriott – Time Square
1033 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor
Between W38th Street & W39th Street
New York, NY 10018
On Friday, Jan 19, 2018 beginning at 4:30pm, Pinocchio cast members from the Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport will arrive in costume at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 255-7756 and read aloud the story of Pinocchio to kids; they will also perform a song from the show and pose for pictures. Everyone who attends will receive a free gift from the Bookstore.
Recommended for kids ages 3 & up, parents are asked to please RSVP to FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com to reserve a spot for their child/children or call the KIDS dept. at 203-255-7756 Ext. 500. This event is free and open to the public.
Become a “wildlife detective” and read animal tracks! Winter is the perfect time to discover how some of our woodland critters leave evidence of their behavior everywhere they go. You’ll learn how to read the tracks and find other clues which tell about the activities of our wildlife neighbors. Maybe you can take these new detective skills home with you to find animals in your own backyard!
$5 members, $8 non-members
RSVP to Eli at 203-930-1349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Children’s Advocacy Attorney Leon Smith will provide a free presentation for the community.
Sexting can have devastating consequences for the children and teens involved.
There are serious legal consequences, depending on age and the content and number of messages
There are social and emotional consequences when a sext message goes viral. Parents, friends, family, teachers, employers can all find and view the photos. They are online and accessible forever.
There are educational consequences. Schools who research applicants will find these messages and decline admission because of poor judgement.
There are employment consequences. Employers conduct online searches of applicants and may not offer employment based on online information.
“This is an extremely important issue for kids and for their parents and school communities,” said Center for Children’s Advocacy attorney Leon Smith. “The consequences can be devastating and we must do what we can to educate and inform kids, parents and the community so we can protect children from negative outcomes and long term harm.”
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse, Senior Minister of The Unitarian Church in Westport, added, “The importance of understanding the dangers of sexting cannot be underestimated. Programs like this are essential in educating children, teens, and parents in developing the skills necessary to bridge the gap between global social media and healthy personal social relationships.”
Presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, email email@example.com
Please click here to register: https://ccact.salsalabs.org/lssextingseminarjan2018/index.html