Arts festival, dating for seniors and solstice BBQ

NORWALK, Conn. – An arts festival, life coaching for seniors and a summer solstice barbecue are among events coming up within a few days.


Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts, family fun, poetry

Mathews Park in Norwalk will be the location for the 6th Annual Norwalk Arts Festival June 23-24.  The free fine art and craft festival includes live musical performances, poetry, family activities, and a variety of food from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will feature more than 85 fine artists and crafts people, along with several performing artists.  The children’s “Art Project”, a creative arts area, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, offers family fun.  New this year is the Poet’s Corner, a stage dedicated to spoken word, which will feature readings by authors and writers, and an expanded gourmet food court.  Live music and demonstrations are provided as well as special museum tours and exhibits and a special “Big INK” show at the Printmaking Center.

For more information, visit NorwalkArtFestival.org or call (518) 852-6478.


Film about dating for seniors at Norwalk Public Library

The award-winning documentary “The Age of Love” about speed dating for the 70+ generation will be screened on Sunday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Norwalk Public Library Auditorium.  Admission is $10, seniors $5.  The movie will be followed by a discussion led by certified life coach, Stuart Garrelick, who offers life coaching for seniors.

The film follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty Rochester, NY seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speeding dating event for 70-90-year olds.  Fearlessly candid about their needs and desires, these WWII babies soon discover how the search for love changes — or doesn’t change — from first love to the far reaches of life.

For more information e-mail [email protected] or call 203-969-8216.


HFFC to hold Pot luck Summer Solstice BBQ Party

Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County will hold a Pot luck Summer Solstice BBQ Party June 23rd 1-5pm at the home of John Levin and Diane Keefe, 249 Chestnut Hill Road, Norwalk.  Free for members; $5 for guests.  Bring family, friends, children, and swimsuits; no children may use the pool without parent supervision.  Food provided includes burgers (veggie too), hot dogs, fixins, cole slaw, potato salad, non-alcoholic beverages.  Guests bring dessert or a favorite BBQ side dish. BYOB.  For more information about HFFC or the barbecue call 203-536-6203.

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