Today is Tuesday, March 27, 2012
TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind between 13 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tuesday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind.
According to Hollandia Garden Center, the best way to protect forsythia and other blossoms is to cover them during the frost. Fruit trees that are still tightly budded should be fine.
QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Author Talk with Gerard Brooker, Bethel Public Library
Dr. Gerard Brooker, popular local author, world traveler, and humanitarian, has penned a new book, There's a Fortune Cookie in My Turtle Soup. Dr. Brooker takes us on a journey into the writing life, and shares how he conceived the idea for his latest work of fiction. Books will be available for sale & signing. Registration is required.
Wednesday, March 28, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion
Bethel Public Library
Contact: 203-794-8756 ex. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This morning's selection is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Our Russian-born Librarian, Kate, will facilitate the discussion of this classic tale of the doomed love affair between rebellious Anna and dashing Count Vronsky. Held in the Seelye Room of the Bethel Library. No registration is required. Copies of books are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting.
The Pen & Paper Creatives Collective, Wednesday, March 28th, 7pm to 9pm
An inaugural gathering of creatives...writers, artists, photographers, bloggers, craftspeople...everyone!
Looking for likeminded souls for an evening of sharing? Need feedback on a project? Searching for a new idea? Trying to overcome writers block?
Join us for a special evening of creative exploration and expression.
The Pen & Paper Creatives Collective will be led by Michele Lee Amundsen: NE Liberal, MN expat. Martini drinking writer, non-fiction editor, passionate equestrian.
Spaghetti Dinner and Variety Show, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 5 PM
Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Senior High Youth to raise money for their annual Mission Trip. The dinner is 5 to 7 pm with a Variety Show to follow. Free will offering.
MAR. 27 HIGH TEA AND HISTORY TALK: Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Darla Shaw and students in the Introduction to Women’s Studies class will host a High Tea and discussion about famous women in history at 11:30 a.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women’s History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8482 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2012WomensHistoryMonth.asp.
MAR. 27 TIBETAN MEDICINE WORKSHOP: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, will present “Tibetan Medicine: Theory, Part III - Bad-kan/Phlegm - The Fluid of Life” at 7:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (845) 612-3231 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Tibetanmedicineworkshops.asp.
MAR. 28 WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON: The WCSU Foundation will host its annual WestConn Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203) 837-8279.
MAR. 28 LECTURE: New York University Professor of Sociology Dr. Richard Arum, co-author of “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” will speak at noon in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-9401.
MAR. 28 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, “Introduction to Drum Circles” will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU employee Dan Mustin will lead this session sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Attendees are invited to bring a drum. The session will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-3903.
St Thomas Book Fair, March 31, 9 am-3 pm, 95 Greenwood Avenue
Lots of books, lots of genres!
Early Dismissal Dates
Wed, March 28, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
Thu, March 29, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
Thu, March 29, 2012Professional Development Day - Early Dismissal BHS, BMS & JS
Fri, March 30, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
TODAY IN HISTORY from On This Day
1794 - The U.S. Congress and President Washington authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1836 - The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, OH.
1841 - The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.
1860 - The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.
1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which later became the 14th amendment.
1904 - Mary Jarris "Mother" Jones was ordered by Colorado state authorities to leave the state. She was accused of stirring up striking coal miners.
1933 - About 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York City.
1944 - One-thousand Jews left Drancy, France, for the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1944 - Thousands of Jews were murdered in Kaunas, Lithuania.
1958 - The U.S. announced a plan to explore space near the moon.