Annual Egg Hunt Returns to Fairfield and More

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The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a boating safety course at Flotilla Base 77 at 595 Turney Road in Fairfield on April 19.

The same day course will begin at 9 a.m. and will qualify students to receive a Connecticut Watercraft Operator Certificate.

The certificate is good for motorboats, sailboats and jet skis.

The course fee is $50.

Call 203-913-0049 to register.

The annual egg hunt tradition continues

The annual outdoor egg hunt will be held April 16 at the Fairfield Connecticut Audubon Society Center, 2325 Burr St.


There are four times people can choose from: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Registration is mandatory and can be done at ctaudubon.org/2022/02/annual-egg-hunt/.

It costs $10 for members and $12 for non-members. It is free for children 1 year and under.

All proceeds support the society’s conservation and environmental education programs at Fairfield.

The hunt is ideal for children 8 and under. There will also be family activities, social distancing visits with a special bunny, snacks and a spring craft project. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants must bring their own basket.

Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 for more information.

The event takes place rain or shine.

Neighbors Assistance Act program offered

Fairfield will participate in the Connecticut State’s Neighborhood Assistance Act program through its Office of Community and Economic Development.

The office again solicits program proposals from municipal agencies and community non-profit organizations for funding under the program.

The program allows businesses to claim a state tax credit for cash contributions made to eligible municipal agencies or community programs, such as energy consideration, employment and training, child care children, neighborhood assistance, substance abuse, open space acquisition, crime prevention programs and affordable housing development.

The minimum contribution for which a tax credit can be granted is $250. The maximum amount a non-profit organization or municipal entity can receive is $150,000.

Contact the office at 203-256-3120, or visit the Connecticut Department of Revenue Service at ct.gov/drs for more information or to receive an application.

All applications must be received before the close of business on April 22.

The Rotary club will organize a shredding party

The Rotary Club of Fairfield will host a fundraising event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 9 at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 834 Brookside Drive in Fairfield.

The event will be open to all and is part of Rotary’s District Day of Service.

Documents are shredded on site through the use of an industrial mobile shredding truck. People will be able to simply stop, open their trunk, pay and leave.

It costs $10 for a 15 inch by 12 inch by 10 inch box and $15 for a larger box.

Funds raised at the event are used to support local community projects, youth scholarships and grants for non-profit organizations.

To visit fairfieldrotary.org to learn more about the organization.

ConnectFairfield will host a fundraiser for an 80s dance party

ConnectFairfield is hosting an 80s fundraising party from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on April 8 at the Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield.

The event includes a DJ playing 80s songs, special 80s cocktails, a costume contest, 360 video and a photo booth.

Tickets are $65 and include wine, beer and specialty cocktails. Tickets are $80 after Friday, March 25.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization Inspire Inc. to support people’s mental and emotional well-being.

To visit connectfairfield.com for more details.

Motivating youth speaker to present an event

Fairfield University’s Special Education Program will host top youth motivational speaker David Flood for a talk titled “Dignity and Respect: Look Within” at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The free event is open to the public and will take place at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on campus at 1037 N. Benson Road.

Flood will share his experiences and the experiences of his son, who has autism, as he talks about how the community can be more inclusive.

Registration is compulsory and can be done at eventbrite.com.

Easton resident to speak on ‘trespassing and keeping’

Westport Library is hosting a talk at 7pm on April 6 in the Trefz Forum that will focus on seeing nature in a whole new way before it is lost forever.

The event, “Intrusion and Conservation,” will feature guest speaker James Prosek, artist, author, naturalist, conservationist and lifelong resident of Easton.

It is free and open to the public. To visit aspetucklandtrust.org to RSVP.

Prosek has written more than a dozen books, including his first “Trout: An Illustrated History,” written when he was 19 and studying at Yale University. His work has been presented in major museums around the world.

The event is part of the annual Haskins Lecture Series which is organized by the Aspetuck Land Trust to honor renowned scientists, Caryl and Edna Haskins, who bequeathed their Westport estate on Green Acre Lane to the Land Trust in 2002. He created the 16 Acres name kept after them.

Fairfield University Presents Roundtable on Ukraine

A panel discussion on the war in Ukraine will take place on Monday at 2 p.m. via Zoom.

This is the second online panel discussion on the topic led by Fairfield University faculty, featuring the views of Ukrainians and Ukrainian experts.

It is co-hosted by Kathryn Nantz, professor of economics at the Dolan School, and David Schmidt, director of the Patrick J. Waide Center for Applied Ethics and associate professor of business ethics. Panelists will share their insights and invite comments and questions from the Zoom audience.

The panelists are Yana Chapailo, a Fulbright scholar from Ukraine who is currently pursuing graduate studies in international education policy at the University of Maryland; Nataliia Goshylyk, Associate Professor of English at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ukraine; and Conrad Turner, Minister Counselor of the Foreign Service of the United States of America.

Register to attend the virtual roundtable at events.fairfield.edu.

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