Join the community on Saturday at the Good Folk Coffeehouse to hear David Roth in concert. Roth strikes many chords, hearts and minds with his songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious and powerful singing and subject matter. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. 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 the Rowayton United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5 Pennoyer St. For information, visit them at www.goodfolkcoffeehouse.com.
Railroad commuters allowed rebate for parking permit
The Commissioners of the Sixth Taxing District wish to remind you that anyone holding a Rowayton Railroad Station Parking Permit who is not using it may turn it in for a rebate of the remaining portion. Contact District Clerk Andrea Woodworth at 203-854-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Additionally, as a reminder to commuters without parking permits for Rowayton RR Station, daily parking is available for $7/day.
Art21 film series continues
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."
This month's film: "Art21 -- Stories," explores how artists tell stories in their work and how contemporary art reflects and reveals narrative traditions. The artists featured are Charles Atlas, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Come to the library Monday at noon and become familiar with contemporary art and artists and the creative process. Enjoy a "brown bag" lunch, refreshments, a movie, craft and discussion.
Last chance to see Expressions 2013
This weekend is the last chance to see artwork juried into "Expressions 2013" by juror Alex McFarlane, who selected 73 works from 151 entries by area artists at the Rowayton Arts Center. This all-media exhibition continues through Saturday. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. and admission is free.
RHS lecture series continues Sunday
Dan Kinley, author of "Common Courage: The Campaigns of the Revolutionary War Veteran," will tell the story of his ancestor and Revolutionary War veteran Timothy Percival, who fought in both the French and Indian War and against the British in the American Revolution on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Pinkney House.
Percival was part of a vital core of experienced men that held the nation's fledgling army together; regular men from farming communities with a common bond of courage. This detailed account of his campaigns demonstrates how essential these men were to guiding the American forces in the War of Independence.
Kinley will appear in uniform and will have some equipment used by the soldiers to share. Rowayton Historical Society's Pinkney House is located at 177 Rowayton Ave.
Admission is $5/free for RHS members.
Fabric art workshop returns
The Rowayton Arts Center's first Fabric Art Workshop was so successful that a second session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Using a portable loom, teens and adults will discover that creating diverse woven items is easy and fun. Susan Snider will teach basic techniques that allow participants to complete a sample using different weaving patterns while experimenting with color and texture. Snider has been a fiber artist for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Handweavers' Guild of America, the Handweavers' Guild of Connecticut and the Nutmeg Spinners' Guild. She teaches at Madison Wool in Madison and has exhibited at the Biennial Show for the Connecticut Guild and the New England Weavers' Seminar conference. The workshop fee is $95 and looms and materials are provided. To register visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org or call 203-866-2744. Space is limited.
Events to note
Save the date for the annual father/daughter ball, Saturday April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Brendan's 101 gallery features the pet portraits of local artist Stuart Carr Weismiller through March 20. She frequently incorporates humor in her work to reflect a whimsical situation or an unspoken character trait, such as how a dog might really feel about life. Her pet portrait commissions hang in happy homes throughout the U.S. There will be a reception for the artist at Brendan's on Saturday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday TeaTime & Letterwriting at 2 p.m. at the library--When was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend, sealed the envelope and posted it? When was the last time you received a letter? Come enjoy a cup of hot tea and a cookie or two and write a letter or two. Choose from a selection of writing paper, fountain pens, sealing wax... and the postage is on us. For information, call 203- 838-5038.
StoryTime for kids at the library, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.Stories and Songs for children ages birth -- age 5. Did you know that by attending StoryTime, you're getting much more than just a fun activity? StoryTime is a wonderful way for your child to acquire the six early literacy skills researchers identify as laying important groundwork for learning to read. This program is free and open to the public.
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