Cub Scouts ‘Trash the trash’, other Danbury area highlights


The “Call In The Klezmorim” is presented Wednesday at 7pm at La Zingara.

Seating starts at 6 p.m. Call (203) 247-4273 for more information.

Lisa Gutkin, violinist, singer, actress and songwriter, and Matt Darriau of Klezmatics host the Klezmer Gathering which will feature Christina Chowder, Illya Shneyveys, David Licht, the original Klezmatrics drummer, and surprise guests. Buy your tickets at

See the seating plan for the show at:


Danbury Library featuring the ‘Alzheimer’s Conversations’

The Danbury Library presents a free, live and virtual program via Zoom entitled: “Alzheimer’s Conversations: Protecting Your Health and Your Wealth” at 10 am on Friday.

Maria Xavier, of Edward Jones Financial, and Jennifer Labrie, BA, HS-BCP, CDP, memory specialist, present the program.

The topics that will be discussed are:

– risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, warning signs, resources and how you can join the fight

– Protect finances and family with designated beneficiaries, patrimonial and inheritance strategies, prepare for the unexpected and know the red flags of financial scams.

Participants will receive a link to the program by email once they register. Registration is compulsory.

Sign up for the virtual events calendar at, or call the Danbury Library to register: 203-797-4505 ext 7731. To register by email, or for questions about the program, or about Zoom, send an email: [email protected]


Online Gala Auction Begins Soon

The Ridgefield Library’s Roaring Twenties High Expectations Virtual Gala takes place on May 22, but online auctions for exclusive auction items begin May 12 and end May 23.

The gala includes a three-course take-out dinner with Sarah Bouissou, as well as a selection of wines provided by Ancona. The 6:30 p.m. pre-party will feature music from the Roaring Twenties from the Ridgefield High School Jazz Trio.

Ticket holders will receive an email address to submit selfies of themselves dressed in Roaring Twenties outfits in the week leading up to the gala until 5:30 p.m. on May 22.

These selfies will then be part of the pre-party entertainment. (For costume help, the library will be presenting pre-event virtual classes to create 1920s headdresses for ticket holders.)

Highlights of the program, which begins at 7 p.m., include tributes to walkers, a selection of the Roaring Twenties from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, and a live stand-up paddleboarding increase.

Tickets cost $ 175 and, without lunch included, $ 125. For more information and tickets, contact Laureen Bubniak at [email protected] before May 10.

Here are some of the items auctioned this year:

– Two private tours of the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination, offered by Eileen and Jay Walker and led by Mr. Walker. The library houses thousands of books, artifacts and treasures that illuminate the evolution of the human imagination. He is internationally recognized for his design and collection of: dinosaur fossils, ancient manuscripts, artistic book bindings, space rocks and an authentic Sputnik satellite. The objects are displayed in a theatrical space of three floors of the library. Visitors will view the collection in an intimate setting, with stories of each piece told by Mr. Walker.

– One week stay, June 5-12, in a two bedroom suite on Cape Cod, courtesy of the Couri family of Ridgefield. The suite, at the Edgewater Resort in Dennis Port, sleeps up to six and is located on 300 feet of oceanfront property with an indoor pool, fitness center, putting green and more.

– A week’s stay January 14-21, 2022 in a two-bedroom suite in Lincoln, NH courtesy of the Couri family of Ridgefield. The suite sleeps up to six and is located at the InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook on the mountainside across from Loon Mountain, which borders the White Mountain National Forest. The suite includes a free shuttle to Loon Mountain, indoor pool, game room, fitness center and more.

– Season tickets to the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra for four and lunch for two with RSO Music Director Yuga Cohler. Tickets are for the upcoming 2021-22 season for performances on October 2, December 4, March 5, 2022 and April 23, 2022. The October concert will feature the world premiere of “A More Perfect Union,” an orchestra. cycle of songs by Paul Frucht with libretto based on the iconic speeches of Barack Obama. Private Lunch with Cohler will be held at Gallo Ristorante (5 Grove St., Ridgefield.)

To bid on any of the items, visit For more information, contact Development Director Laureen Bubniak at [email protected]


“ Soul of America ” Featured at the Library

The Ridgefield Library is hosting an online discussion of Jon Meacham’s book titled “America’s Soul: The Battle for Our Best Angels” at 6 pm on Monday, May 17th.

Andy Forsyth, Assistant Library Director, moderated the discussion. Copies of the book are available in the library at 472 Main Street.

The discussion takes place before a special online screening of the documentary film titled “The Soul of America” ​​at 4 pm on Sunday, June 6. There will be a community conversation on the topics and themes raised by the book, and the film, moderated by Forsyth., And Barrett Jones, who is the library’s adult services librarian.

Participants can watch the film together before the lively conversation, or alone before the event.

The book discussion and online film screening are part of the First Principles collaborative program series that is offered in partnership with the Library, the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center in Ridgefield, the Ridgefield Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield. and Drum Hill’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The screening of the film is made possible by the Kunhardt Film Foundation. Register at or call (203) 438-2282.


Students raise over $ 1,300 for charities

The East Ridge Middle School Student Council sponsored its very first School Spirit Week.

Students at each level competed in a variety of challenges throughout the week. One of the challenges was fundraising at the school level. Students could purchase a bandana corresponding to the color of their grade level. Proceeds from sales, along with additional donations, helped the school raise over $ 1,300 for the three charities.

The sixth year raised funds for the Danbury Animal Welfare Society. The seventh year raised funds for the Fragile X Foundation. The eighth grade raised money for Ridgefield Social Services. The sixth grade was the overall winner and recipients of the school’s Spirit Stick.


Audubon Society celebrates resurgence of birdwatching

The Connecticut Audubon Society is celebrating the resurgence of birding with the Audubon Society’s 2021 Migration Madness Birdathon this weekend across Connecticut.

It costs $ 10. Children 12 and under are free. The event takes place from Friday to Sunday.

The Birdathon contributes to bird conservation and is a friendly competition to see as many species as possible in the state over this weekend, which is also the peak of the spring migration for the birds. Nearly 200 species of birds are likely to pass through the state on these days, according to the Audubon Society.

There will be awards in categories including most birds seen over the weekend, most birds seen by a young ornithologist and a spirit award for participating schools.

The event also has a Birdathon photo contest which showcases the best bird photos of the weekend.

There is also a “Beginner Birder Birdwalk” event, 8 am-10:30am on Fridays at Deer Pond Farm, 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman. The program is aimed at people who are new to bird watching or who participate in the Birdathon.

There is also “Warblers & More Birdwalks” from 8 am to 10:30 am Saturday at Deer Pond Farm, 57 Wakeman Hill Road in Sherman. Participants will explore the trails of the Audubon Society in search of warblers, vireos, flycatchers and more.

Visit for more information.


Scouts participate in “ Trash the Trash ” day

At. Saturday May 1 Southbury Cub Scout 162 Pack participated in the international Scout Trash the Trash day.

Every Scout is a “messenger of peace in the world”, and as part of this initiative, Scouts begin by caring for their local community. The Boy Scouts gathered at 9 a.m. and began collecting trash along Main Street South in Southbury. Although Southbury is a clean neighborhood, the Boy Scouts managed to accumulate over 12 bags of trash.

The Scouts were very proud of their initiative and each of them spoke about the most interesting trash they had found. While most found bottles, cans and paper, a few were proud of the parts of the car and wondered which section of the car it came from.

Parents or guardians who would like their children to join the organization or have questions should visit the Pack website at, or send email to [email protected]


Historical museum, garden club sponsoring an illustrated presentation

The Gunn Historical Museum and the Washington Garden Club are sponsoring an illustrated presentation titled “Ellen Shipman and the American Garden” with art historian Judith B. Tankard at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, via Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link, which will be sent to the participant’s email address when registering for the program. Visit the Historical Museum’s event registration page to register for

Visit, or contact the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington, Connecticut at 860-868-7756, or [email protected], for more information.


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