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January 2020

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Chaperone

Tue, January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Chaperone, set in the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City. (2018, 1h, 43m)

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February 2020

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, February 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Social Security Explained

Thu, February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Miller, Chris Eck, CPA, and the Financial Awareness Foundation will cover when the best time is to start receiving Social Security benefits and as well as strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. Find out how to avoid the most common mistakes made when collecting your benefit,s and learn about special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits. Be sure that you know all the facts! Register online.  The program is presented by Rebecca Miller, Chris Eck,…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, February 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: Artifishal

Tue, February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. A look at the challenges ecologists and conservationists face in the lucrative salmon-hatchery industry. (2019, 1h 15m) Community Partners: Earthplace and Patagonia

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Tuesdays at Two WestportREADS Film: Battle of the Sexes

Tue, February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Battle of the Sexes depicts the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, February 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, February 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tue, February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. (2019, 1h 48m)

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Careers in Main Street vs. Wall Street

Wed, February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The markets have been volatile, but Wall Street still sounds appealing. For some people though, "Main Street" is where it’s at. Sandy Scherzer Gross, founder of the retained executive coaching and executive search firm Pinetum Partners, will take a deep dive into careers on Wall Street: buy-side, sell side, private equity, hedge funds, traditional asset management firms, and wealth management, where she will discuss different careers in banking and the possible career trajectories for all. She will also explore possibilities…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, February 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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March 2020

How to Succeed at Jobs That Don't Exist with Futurist Chris Bishop @FairCo TEEM

Mon, March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nanopharmacist? Lunar tour guide? Robotic ethics consultant? Augmented reality medical content designer? Have you heard of these jobs? If not, you will. And today’s learners and their children will be doing them. And working in many other roles we can only dream about - sitting here in 2020. 85% of the jobs that current high school students will be doing in the next 20 years have not been invented yet. And they will have 8-10 jobs by the time they…

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Tuesdays at Two Comedy: Blinded by the Light

Tue, March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Blinded by the Light, set in England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. (2019, 1h 58m)

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Examining the 2nd Amendment

Wed, March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Since the drafting of the Constitution, and over a period of 240 years, there are only three truly relevant Supreme Court cases on the subject of the Second Amendment prior to 2008. In each instance, the Court found that it applied only to the arming of Militia’s. So what happened that altered court precedence and transformed the meaning of the Second Amendment? Attorney Ken Bernhard will take us through its history and explain how the events of the 60’s and…

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Tuesdays at Two International Film: Woman at War

Tue, March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the Icelandic film Woman at War, Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. (Subtitled; 2018, 1h 41m)

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Tuesdays at Two Comedy: Late Night

Tue, March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Late Night stars Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow in a story of a legendary late night talk show host whose world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer.. (2019, 1h 42m)

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Foundation Center Workshop: Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Fri, March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support Diversifying your organization's fundraising base Creating a plan of action Start thinking about your organization's fundraising strategies! Register here. Instructor : Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: The Biggest Little Farm

Tue, March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind. (2018, 1h 31m)  

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April 2020

Mastering Problem Solving In The Age Of Disruption: Finding Solutions Across Domains

Mon, April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whether you run a committee, a non-profit, a small business or a division of a major company, problem solving is central to how you achieve your mission. At the Monday April 6 Meeting of FairCo TEEM in partnership with The Westport Library, veteran manufacturing and finance executive Lesly Regis will share his perspective on how proven processes can help you improve the way you do your job when it comes to problem solving. Participants will learn: How major problem solving…

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Preparing for the Empty Nest: What They Should Know Before They Go

Tue, April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This will be a guided discussion for parents covering important skills that parents can foster in young adults as they transition to life after high school: self-care, personal safety, self-advocacy, money management and other helpful topics.  Join Karen Krupnik, LPC of Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention and Counseling and Deb Slocum, Staples High School Counselor for a thoughtful look at essential life skills for post-high school young adults. The “What to Know” series gives parents insight into the practical…

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Human Trafficking: Global & Local

Sun, April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor and is an ongoing problem in the United States and Fairfield County. Sister Maureen Fleming, coordinator of Pastoral outreach at St Luke’s Parish, and Alicia Kinsman, Director and Managing Attorney for the Immigration Legal Services at Connecticut Institute for Refugee and Immigrants, will discuss the national and local problem and what the community can do to combat this crime. Community Partner: Interfaith Council of…

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Success Across the Generations

Wed, April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you struggling with communicating with your colleagues? Your clients? Your bosses? In today’s 5 generational workplace, each generation has a preferred communication style. What’s yours?  How does it impact your success with clients, colleagues, your supervisors and employees? By gaining some insight into these differences; the what, why and how, participants will begin to understand key steps in bridging the generational divide. Whether communicating verbally, in writing or on social media, this session will provide tips on how to reduce some of…

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May 2020

Preparing for the Empty Nest, A Series: Uncharted: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure

Tue, May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When Kim Brown Seely’s youngest son was about to move across the country, she and her husband impulsively bought a big broken sailboat, learned how to sail it, and headed up through the Pacific Northwest’s Inside Passage. This voyage of discovery into who they were as individuals and as a couple at an axial moment in their lives is in Uncharted: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another. Not everyone facing this transition reacts in such…

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Preparing for the Empty Nest: What to Know After They Go

Tue, May 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This will be a panel discussion on rediscovering yourself after children leave the nest. Dealing with grief and loss, re-kindling your marriage, finding yourself after raising your children and establishing new boundaries they become young adults. Join us to hear perspectives from parents and professionals who have taken various paths in their evolution to parents of adult children. Join Karen Krupnik, LPC of Positive Directions, Deb Slocum, Staples High School Counselor and other special guests for an exploration of life…

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Hunting for the Viruses That Cause Cancer

Thu, May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robin Wolfe Scheffler follows the search for infectious agents responsible for cancer from nineteenth century theories that cancer was caused by germs through our modern understanding of cancer viruses in his book, A Contagious Cause. Speculation that cancer might be contagious inspired fear, but it also contained a kernel of hope that the strategies used against infectious diseases, especially vaccination, might be able to subdue this dread disease. Today, nearly one in six cancers are thought to have an infectious…

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