Author talk, Norwalk theater and nonprofit events, and resident pass info

Comedian Chris Destefano will perform at Norwalk’s Wall Street Theater April 25. (Contributed)

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk announcements for you:

  • Author talk with Sandra Day O’Connor biographer
  • Wall Street Theater’s May schedule
  • Networking, panel discussion for women business owners
  • Minks to Sinks accepting donations for giant tag sale
  • YWCA to honor Women of Distinction
  • Norwalk/Nagarote Gala
  • Resident/Beach Pass info


Bestselling author, former Supreme at NCC April 22

New York Times best-selling author Evan Thomas will appear in conversation with former Connecticut Supreme Court Associate Justice Joette Katz April 22 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Norwalk Community College. The event in the PepsiCo Theater will include breakfast and a signed copy of Thomas’s new biography, First: Sandra Day O’Connor.  Tickets are $65.

Thomas was personally selected by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, to write her authorized biography, which was released last month.  The new biography, which chronicles Justice O’Connor’s groundbreaking life and career, has been described as a “vivid, humane, and inspiring portrait” by Drew Faust, president emerita of Harvard University and “a biography for our time,” by Walter Isaacson.

Katz served over 18 years as an Associate Justice on the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Proceeds from the event will benefit paralegal student scholarships at NCC. Tickets are available here.


Australia’s “Thunder from Down Under” will perform at the Wall Street Theater April 25. (Contributed)

Wall Street Theater announces May schedule

  • Classic Deep Purple Live Performed by Glenn Hughes, Wednesday, April 24
  • Chris DiStefano, Thursday, April 25
  • Thunder from Down Under, Saturday, April 27
  • Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express with Frank Gambale, Thursday, May 2
  • KISSNATION, Saturday, May 11
  • Julian Marley, Saturday, May 18
  • Tank and the Bangas with Adia Victoria, Thursday, May 23
  • The WIZ, Friday, May 24-26
  • The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza, Friday, May 31
  • David Brighton’s Space Oddity, Saturday, June 1
  • Voyage – The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band, Friday, June 7
  • Terrapin, Friday, June 21
  • The Allman Betts Band, Sunday, July 7

More information is available here.


Women-Owned Business networking, panel discussion set for May 1

Norwalk Now and the CT Women’s Business Development Council will host a networking event and discussion in honor of National Women-Owned Business Day on May 1 from 6-8 p.m.  A networking reception will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Norwalk women in business.

Panelists include Suzanne Cahill, president of the Wall Street Theater, who will provide a look at the revitalization of the historic theater; Greer Fredericks, who will talk about the making of Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint; and Thea Tsiranides, owner of Salon Etre and Sono Academy, who will share her journey from colorist to entrepreneur to teacher. Tickets, $20, are available here.


Donations and consignments wanted for Minks to Sinks

Minks to Sinks, a fundraiser to benefit the Norwalk-based Family & Children’s Agency, seeks donations and consignments of new or gently used items for a sale May 4-6 at 395 Danbury Road in Wilton.

Family & Children’s Agency provides essential human services to children, families, adults, and seniors.  Please visit the Minks to Sinks website for the list of accepted items.


YWCA to honor 2019 Women of Distinction May 9

YWCA of Darien/Norwalk will recognize its 2019 Women of Distinction award winners at a luncheon May 9 at Woodway Country Club in Darien.

Nominees are Tracy Fox, Debra Hertz, Heather Raker, Shiva Sarram and Katherine Price Snedaker.  Morgan Riley will be honored as Young Woman of Distinction, recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of a woman under 21.

“We have remarkable women in our community doing extraordinary things on a daily basis. The Women of Distinction Awards were started by the YWCA Darien/Norwalk as a way for women to support women,” YWCA Board of Directors President Aidan R. Welsh said.   “By women supporting and highlighting other women we build a powerful, collective force that positively impacts our community as a whole.”

Tickets are available here.


No time for siesta, it’s time to fiesta May 31 

Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project will host its 33rd Annual Fiesta May 31, 6-10 p.m. at the Westport Inn. The event includes dinner, a silent auction, and complimentary beer and wine.

Fiesta proceeds will support education, skills training, and wellness programs for the youth of Nagarote, Nicaragua.  Reserve a seat here.

The Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project is a partnership between the people of Nagarote, Nicaragua, and the greater Norwalk area, focusing on sustainable community development and breaking the cycle of poverty for the most disadvantaged children and youth in Nagarote.


Have you renewed your Resident/Beach Pass?

The 2018 Norwalk Resident/Beach Pass expired on March 31, 2019.

A 30-day grace period is in effect at both the Norwalk transfer station and yard waste site.

Paper passes are not needed for beach entry, but a paper copy of the 2019 Resident/Beach Pass is required by Wednesday May 1, 2019 for cars or SUVs seeking to enter the Norwalk Transfer Station or Yard Waste Site, or park at Marvin School.

Passes may be printed at home after downloading from www.norwalkct.org/residentpass, or obtained at the Recreation & Parks Department in City Hall.

Norwalk residents with pick-up trucks, vans, and/or trailers who use the transfer station do not need to renew their resident cards;  free tonnage will reset on July 1, 2019.

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