Memoir project underway at library
Based upon a memoir written by Anne Canevari Green -- "Shady Beach and the Canevari Brothers' Store" -- an East Norwalk Library "Memories: Memories: Memories" project is being offered as an opportunity for residents to preserve their stories in print.
A "Memories Guide" has been prepared by the library to help writers get started. As each memoir of years past is received -- either in draft or finished form -- the East Norwalk Library will transform the words -- and pictures -- subject to the author's approval, into a finished, printed book.
The "Memories Guide" contains suggestions on going it alone or working with family members and friends. The library, too, can provide a facilitator to work with the memoir writer who can help with the process. The Guide includes a list of 50 questions as prompts to help jog the writer's memory and give examples of interesting bits and pieces of one's life.
A reduced-size reproduction of the Anne Canevari Green memoir is included as an example of the project as an example of a story told and how the finished book could look.
There is no cost to participate in the project and a copy of the "Memories Guide" is available at the East Norwalk Library.
Panel to address immigration reform
Garcia will focus on the current debate on immigration reform for the Latin community specifically, and what the benefits of real estate ownership in the United States might be in gaining permanent resident status. There will be a panel of experts to explain and assist those within our business community who are dealing with the issue of immigration status.
Garcia will lead the panel of experts at Van Zilen Hall at the East Norwalk Library. Refreshments will be served. All are welcomed to attend.There is no charge to the public for attending this event.
For information regarding the East Norwalk Business Association, call Win Baum, president, at 203-854-5722.
Fairfield Counts keeps big band music alive
Most Tuesday evenings the Van Zilen Community Hall at the East Norwalk Library comes alive with music of the Big Band era when the band Fairfield Counts practices.
The Fairfield Counts is a 17-piece big band playing the best of the Big Band music for all occasions. The band entertains audiences in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
Founded in 1976, the Fairfield Counts Orchestra has, over the years, attracted top caliber musicians whose intent is to recreate the unique big band sounds. It is now considered one of the premier big bands on the East Coast.
The band is available for all types of occasions, including country clubs, civic organization affairs, private events such as weddings, dinner/dances and holiday parties. During the summer the group can be heard at outdoor concerts, festivals and get-togethers.
If you're interested in visiting a rehearsal or for booking information, contact the Fairfield Counts by phone at 203-838- 1877; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.