The Rowayton United Methodist Church and Five Mile River Nursery School will present their annual Harvest Fair fundraising event on Saturday. The fair was scheduled for Nov. 3, but due to Hurricane Sandy it was postponed. This annual fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds and on Pennoyer Street. Admission is free.
The event includes a silent auction with goods, services and trips; local arts and crafts vendors; a tag sale and bake sale; and grilled food and soups. The tag sale will feature "white elephant" items, housewares, clothing and toys. The bake sale will feature cakes, cookies and the church's famous apple pies. The Five Mile River Nursery School will provide games and activities for children, as well as a gift basket silent auction sponsored by the school.
Proceeds from the event will support the church and the nursery school's services, general operations and community activities.
Spitz AuthorTalk rescheduled to Dec. 7
On Friday evening, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., local author Bob Spitz will entertain the Rowayton community with excerpts from his latest book "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child." Barrett Books will be on site selling a signed copy. The event was originally slated for Nov. 2, but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. And in Rowayton Library's famous tradition, delicious delicacies from Julia's recipes will be on hand to sample. This program is free.
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Richard Ventre will present his award-winning photography techniques from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 and the presentation will be at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave. This presentation will introduce the audience to Ventre's unique process -- taking them from "before" the camera clicks, to "beneath" the elements of photomontage and "beyond" where the individual viewer perceives the image.
Ventre was a scenic artist for the theater and motion pictures. He was a Chargeman Scenic Artist on more than 50 movies, including the Emmy Award-winning "Death of a Salesman," and the Academy Award-winning "Sleepy Hollow." He completed his career painting scenery and props for the Metropolitan Opera.
Global Supper Club to support Sandy relief
Hurricane Sandy flooded many homes in our community, but she did not dampen people's spirits. Instead of canceling the party, they want the Global Supper Club event to be the first step to rebuilding our community.
Enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors this Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy food and drink from around the world, a beer garden, dance music, hand-rolled cigars, henna tattoos and a silent auction.
Proceeds will benefit Rowayton School and in light of last week, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a hurricane relief fund. Ticket prices will remain at $85 per person until Nov. 9, $100 per person at the door. Order tickets via PayPal at www.globalsupperclub.org.
Gardeners' Christmas Market date set
The Rowayton Gardeners will hold their annual Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rowayton Commuunity Center, 33 Highland Ave. Bargains for holiday decorating include more than 100 designer-quality, hand-decorated wreaths, mini-boxwood trees, festive table arrangements and swags of greens -- along with other gifts plus a silent auction. All profits from Rowayton Gardeners' Christmas Market support beautification projects, environmental education and other beneficial green programs championed by Rowayton Gardeners. For information, visit www.RowaytonGardeners.org.
Be seen at the
Scene of the Crime
The Scene of the Crime Book Discussion Series continues this month at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. The featured book will be "A Dwarf Kingdom" by Nicolas Freeling. What mystery reader does not feel at home in the familiar surroundings of 221B Baker Street or strolling the village streets of St. Mary Mead? And who has not sensed the perils of the mean streets of Chandler's Los Angeles or Paretsky's Chicago? Setting has marked importance in many mystery novels. This series looks at novels in some less familiar settings, both geographical and cultural. In many cases the writers have used the settings to create mood, to affect plot, to illuminate characters and to highlight thematic concerns. Diana Loevy will lead discussions. Other books in the series "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg on Dec. 19. Refreshments will be served. Multiple copies of the books are available at the library.
Commissioner's Meeting Wednesday
The Sixth Taxing District will be holding the next Commissioners' Meeting on Wednesday at 8 p. m. at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Ave. On the agenda will be Hurricane Sandy and aftermath and discussion of proposed fire marshal inspection fees. The Commission meets monthly on the second Wednesday evening of each month. The public is welcome at any meeting. For information, contact Andrea Woodworth, District Clerk at 203-854-5066.
Kudos to the
A special thank you to our fire chief, Ed Carlson, and the Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department and our Sixth Taxing District Commissioners and their staff and to each and every neighbor for their efforts and support in our Rowayton community during Hurricane Sandy.
New Yorker Talker Breakfast Club is on
The library is holding its next meeting of the "book club" for devoted readers of The New Yorker magazine. The New Yorker Magazine Breakfast Club will meet Thursday morning, Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m. to talk about recent articles and cartoons in the magazine. Author (The Book Club Companion) Diana Loevy will be the discussion leader. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served. This program is free. Multiple copies of the New Yorker Magazine are already available to get back into the swing of reading The New Yorker magazine.
Library to screen `Queen of Versailles'
The Rowayton Library will be showing "The Queen of Versailles," rated PG, Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The movie is a documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Popcorn will be served at this free event.
The Rowayton Gardeners will be hosting a Pesticide-Free Lawn & Garden lecture on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Rowayton Community Center. Michaela Porta and Heather Lauver from Pesticide-Free New Canaan plus two additional experts will share their expertise. For information, visit www.rowaytongardeners.org.
RAC thanks the community
Jess Huse, chair of the recent "Arts & Ends Artistic Tag Sale" to benefit the Rowayton Arts Center, thanks the following RAC members and others who contributed to the success of the event: Joanne Schreiber and Peggy Sovek (co-chairwomen), Kathy Leeds (merchant donations), Ilana Appleby (silent auction and art activity), Chris and Trudy Hodenfeld, Henri Huse, Scott Leggitt and Deb Randall (transportation), and volunteers Susan Andershock, Suzy Aubrey, Tina D'Andrea, Rose Anna Deleon, Kathy Draper, Robert Everett, Merion Frolich, Bruce Horan, Judith Orseckkatz, Susan Leggitt, Joan Manning, Laurie McGrath, Ginny Pittman, Marcia Powell, Sally Reynolds, Amy Schott, Jeanine Soper, Susan Spivack and Betty Wisse. Thanks also to Artists' Market and Frame 'n' Save for their donations. And a special thanks to Ed Carlson and Andrea Woodworth.
Events to Note
TeaTime and letter writing on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the Rowayton Library.
KnittingTime for adults at the Rowayton Library, every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
StoryTime for kids at the Rowayton Library, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
The Rowayton Library has expanded Saturday hours -- now open until 5 p.m.
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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.