Holiday Happenings Around Town This Week
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Here's a look at festive events in and around Fairfield this week:
Band Together "Home For The Holidays"
When: Thursday, December 4
Where: Fairfield Theatre Company - StageOne
Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito bring another all star cast for Band Together's "Home for the Holidays". The show will take you on a musical trip around the Cities of America reflecting the musical style and holiday culture of each city. All proceed to benefit Habitat for Humanity Coastal Fairfield County. Scheduled to appear - Greg Sherrod, Kim Manning, Chris Coogan and his Gospel Choir, Laura Volpintesta, John Cain, Roy Rodriques, Scott Latsky plus a few surprises.
Project Return Benefit - Trunk Show & Shopping at Lillian August
When: Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10 PM
Where: Lillian August Flagship Store, 32 Knight Street, Norwalk
Lillian August opens its doors for a festive evening to benefit Project Return, a Westport-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping adolescent girls and young women in need. Guests are invited to shop, socialize and enjoy appetizers and wine while browsizing luxury gift items including jewelry designers for a Holiday Trunk Show: In2Designs, Mick & Jake, Joanie Landau, Maria Kivi and Rani.
Admission is $25 at the door with 100% of admission cost donated to Project Return along with 5% of both the day and evening's sales.
Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Friday, December 5th, 7 PM
Where: Town Hall Green
Festivities begin at 6:15 PM; Enjoy hot chocolate and free glow necklaces. In conjunction with the tree lighting an Open House will take place at the Fairfield Museum and History Center from 6-8 PM. Stop in for hot cider and cookies before or after the tree lighting. Rain date is December 6th.
The Welcome Club of Fairfield and Easton's Annual Breakfast With Santa
When: Saturday, December 6th, 10 AM - 12 N
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church's Parish Hall
Santa is coming!
Please join the Welcome Club for breakfast, crafts and pictures with Jolly ol' Saint Nick. Bring the whole family to this event. A continental breakfast will be served and there will be a special craft hosted by Olivia Hanzel, owner of Bumblebug, a company dedicated to creating unique personalized gifts for your child. The event would not be complete without a visit from Santa. Peter LaMastro of LincLine Photo will be on hand to capture this magical moment.
The cost of the event is $10 per family however, you must be a member of the Welcome Club to attend. For more information about joining The Welcome Club please visit welcomeclub.org
This is sure to be a wonderful event so reserve your space today! Please email Sarah Puerini at to reserve your spot.
Trinity Episcopal Church ~ Parish Hall
651 Pequot Avenue
Santa Photos with Your Pet
When: Saturday, December 6th, 2008 11 AM - 3 PM
Where: Choice Pet Supply, 1937 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield
Santa Photos w/ the beasts 5x7 Print w/Holiday Frame
Winter Tea at the Connecticut Auduboun Society
Where: Birdcraft Museum
When: Saturday, December 6th, 2008 3 - 5 PM
Enjoy a Holiday Tea with luscious desserts, sample a wonderful variety of delicious Bigelow Teas and learn about the wonderul world of tea. While you enjoy our Holiday Tea, start your holiday shopping at CAS's Birdcraft Museum.
You'll find a great selection of unique presents for everyone on your list. You'll have the added pleasure of shopping in Cottage Collectibles, a new corner in our Nature Store featuring vintage and collectible items. From books, gifts and glassware to household and decorative accessories -- there will be something for everyone. And Dec. 6 is Tax-Free Shopping Day at the Birdcraft Museum, courtesy of the State of Connecticut.
Bigelow Team is sponsoring the "Winter Tea" at the CAS. Your donation will help support Connecticut Audubon Society's year-round conservation, education and advocacy initiatives. Call 203-259-0416 ext. 403 for more information. www.ctaudubon
Fairfield Museum & History Center's Family First Sunday
When: Sunday, December 7, 1 PM
Tom Hanford and friends will present "The Praise of Christmas," a Concert of Christmas Songs of the 19th century.
Family First Sunday's "Wassail! Wassail! All Over the Town!"
Time: 2 PM
A musical play which explores nearly forgotten American Christmas traditions of the 19th century. Musician and storyteller, Tom Hanford, and friends present an entertaining glimpse of 19th century Christmas traditions. Meet "Tall Tom, The Tale Teller", a Connecticut Yankee of the 1850s and "Belznickel", Santa's cranky German American counterpart, who hands out treats to good girls and boys. Audience members are encouraged to don colorful costumes and masks, grab shakers or drums and portray African American "John Canoe Revelers". The lovely soprano voice of Nancy Finlay joins Tom's on "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow" and other seasonal songs. The program is enhanced by authentic 19th century costumes and painted props and masks created by Tom.
Fee: Members: Free; or Free with admission.
For more information contact