The Norwalk Land Trust will have its annual meeting at the Rowayton Community Center on Highland Avenue Sunday from 1:45 to 3 p.m. The featured speaker will be environmental educator Heather Crawford, who will speak to "Changing Times, Changing Landscapes."
Weather events over the past three years have affected ecosystems from the depths of Long Island Sound to suburban landscapes to forests in wild areas.
Come learn about these changes and what adjustments can be made to landscaping practices to reduce their impact. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Marny Smith at 203-866-8728.
Calling all artists
Artists are invited to submit works in all media for consideration for "Expressions 2013," a juried exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. Submissions are open to the public, as well as RAC members. The prospectus can be downloaded from www.rowaytonartscenter.org. Submissions are limited to two works per artist and should be delivered to the RAC Gallery at 145 Rowayton Ave. between 4 and 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, or 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The entry fee is $25, $20 for RAC members. The juror is nationally recognized artist Alex McFarlane, who is on the faculty at the Silvermine Arts Center. Awards will be announced during an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
The winners are ...
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Rowayton Library conducted this year's Annual Fund Campaign drawing for a handmade quilt made by the Goodwives Quilters and a handmade rug made by the Goodwives Rug Hookers. Congratulations to Dennis Leibowitz on winning the quilt and Rob and Talley Ackerman for winning the rug.
Ready, set, bake
The Rowayton Library's third annual Blackbird Pie Contest is Saturday, Jan. 26, and maybe you'll make an award-winning dessert pie. There will be prizes in each category for adults and kids under 12. Katy Massam, former dessert editor for Gourmet Magazine, will judge.
All pies must be homemade and baked. The community will be invited to have pie and coffee after the judging is complete at 2:30 p.m.
Contest rules and applications can be found at the Rowayton Library. Pies will be accepted for judging Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. For information, contact the library at 203-838-5038.
Music to your ears
Join the community on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Good Folk Coffeehouse to hear Grace Pettis and Pierce Pettis in concert. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8.
Adult donations are $25 and children 7-12 are half price. Children under 7 are welcome. No reservations are necessary. The coffeehouse is located at Rowayton United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5 Pennoyer St. For information, visit www.goodfolkcoffeehouse.com.
Nursery school open house
Come explore Five Mile River Nursery School at its Open House, today and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
Nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Five Mile River Nursery School strives to provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for every child to successfully grow, learn and discover.
Registration for new families is due by Saturday. Email the school at email@example.com or call 203-838-4266 for enrollment forms and information.
Movie night for Open Door Shelter
The library is co-hosting a free movie night with the Rowayton Elementary School for kids grades 4-8. Movies will be shown Friday, Jan. 25, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the library and at the elementary school. There will be a showing of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid/Dog Days" (rated PG) at the library simultaneously with a showing of "Aladdin" (rated PG) at Rowayton Elementary School. This special movie night will benefit Norwalk's Open Door Shelter. Kids are encouraged to bring a gift of travel-size toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, shaving cream, etc.) as a donation for the shelter.
All kids at the Rowayton Elementary School movie night must be accompanied by an adult and a reservation is required. Kids attending the library event may be dropped off and picked up. Sign up is required. Free popcorn will be served at the library event. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a reservation at the library event, call 203-838-5038.
Hall of Fame
The Brien McMahon High School Alumni Association is planning its sixth Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the spring. Hall of Fame nomination applications are being accepted and may be obtained by contacting Mary Ann Wehrheim by email at email@example.com or by phone at 203-852-9488, ext. 11294. Deadline for submission is Feb. 1.
Portrait demo slated for Sunday
The Rowayton Arts Center is presenting a free portrait paining demonstration with Eddie Nino on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Reception to follow.
Art21 Film Series kicks off Monday
Over the past decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The nonprofit organization has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. The library will kick off its presentation of the Art21 Film Series, co-sponsored by the Rowayton Arts Center, Monday at noon with the documentary "Humor." Come for a brown bag lunch, refreshments, a movie, craft and discussion. "Humor" will explore how artists use irony, goofiness, satire and sarcasm in their work.
on RCC's future
The Sixth Taxing District Commissioners, along with the Rowayton Community Center Long Range Planning Committee, invite the community to another Charrette (design workshop) on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Share your thoughts, opinions, ideas and suggestions for the future of the Rowayton Community Center buildings and grounds and review ideas generated last spring from previous Charrettes. All district meetings, budget meetings and Charrettes are open to the public. For information, contact District Clerk Andrea Woodworth at 203-854-5066.
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All events at the Rowayton Library are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information on Rowayton Library events, call 203-838-5038 or visit www.Rowayton.org.