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Fresh produce, help for the college-bound and a history lesson

NORWALK, Conn. —A farmer’s market, a college signing day and a chance to learn about Jewish involvement in the American Revolution.

 

Farmer’s market at Community Health Center opens May 8

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) Farmers Market kicks off the season on Wednesday, May 8.  The weekly Farmers Market will run every Wednesday through Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the NCHC parking lot at 120 Connecticut Ave, and is open to the public. The Farmer’s Market accepts EBT/SNAP.

A grant from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County and Pepperidge Farm allows NCHC to boost patient purchasing power at the market, in support of healthy food choices.

For information and updates, visit the NCHC website or go to Facebook. 

 

H.E.L.P, Inc. to host College Signing Day May 8

A Norwalk nonprofit which promotes higher education for underrepresented groups will celebrate its college-bound seniors May 8.

Higher Education Literacy Professionals (HELP) Inc., which increases access to higher education through workshops, classes, tutoring, and private coaching, will participate in College Signing Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at City Hall.

Seniors in attendance will receive free raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

2018 Brien McMahon High School Graduate and College Edge Program alumnus Breana Ramsay will open the celebration.  Ramsay is currently studying Chemistry at UCONN Stamford and hopes to become a Physician Assistant.

This year’s keynote speaker is Emanuela Cerbert, Director of Global Development for MGM Resorts International, who was raised in Norwalk, worked on Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, and directed efforts to increase healthcare coverage in CT as the Director of Access Health CT.

Both Cerbert and Ramsay will speak about their respective education journeys.

HELP’s College Edge Program is a comprehensive series of college-readiness workshops, SAT test preparation lessons, college tours, and application coaching sessions designed to guide low to moderate income students and families to and through the college application process.

RSVP online at http://literacy-pros.com/events

 
Lecture on Jewish participation in the American Revolution, May 19

Local historian Eric Chandler will present a new lecture titled “Jewish Participation in the American Revolution – Red, White and Jewish” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse, 2 East Wall Street.

The talk, in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, will explore the role played by Jewish people who supported liberation from England during the Revolutionary War and endangered themselves as intelligence gatherers, suppliers, and financial supporters of the war effort.  Chandler’s lecture, part of the Norwalk Historical Society’s “Remembering the American Revolution Lecture Series,” will explain how contributions from Jewish people, individually and collectively, were significant beyond their meager numbers.

Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission and sits on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors.  Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4223840   

3 comments

Kurt Reply May 6, 2019 at 10:47 am

They shoulda kept that oold farmers market going on Wall st (merchants bank) it wouldve been a lot more profitable than what we have now.

Lyn Detroy May 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Hello, we will start up on May 8th with our market offering $$double dollars for all seniors, vets, 1st responders.
Our Market Master table carries farm sauce, farm salsa, goat milk soap and personal 6″pies. Buy something at the table and receive a $6 voucher for the farm table.
We also accept EBT/SNAP, WIC, SFMNP vouchers, and NCHC vouchers.
If you are a patient at the Health Center, Please pick up your $6 voucher at the front desk for the farm stand.
See you soon………..Lyn Detroy Market Master

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