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Bike Month; ‘Ninety9Bottles;’ PAWS benefit;

Scene from a previous Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival. (Contributed)
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NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you:

  • National Bike Month
  • Book launch & PAWS benefit
  • Craft beer festival

Bike to work

It’s National Bike Month!  If you go to work on a bike, scooter, roller blades or other non-fuel burning transit mode, you can get free refreshments from 7 until 9 a.m. at these Bike-To-Work locations, courtesy of Norwalk’s Bike/Walk Commission:

  • Monday May 15 – In front of City Hall, located at 125 East Avenue (Mayor Rilling will be there at 8:30)
  • Tuesday May 16 –South Norwalk Train Station
  • Wednesday May 17 – Washington Street & Water Street
  • Thursday May 18 – East Norwalk Train Station
  • Friday May 19 – Wheels Hub, located on Burnell Boulevard between Belden Avenue and River Street 

Beer in Oyster Shell Park

Scene from a previous Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival. (Contributed)

You can sample 75 craft brews and an eclectic array of victuals at the Seventh Annual “Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival” planned for 2 until 5 p.m. on Saturday June 3, rain or shine, atop the hill at Oyster Shell Park, off North Water Street in Sono.  A news release promises lawn games, music by folk trio Amber Anchor and singer-guitarist Henry Jones, and food from LobsterCraft, Little Pub, Urban Taqo, Crepe Suzette de France, Pizzarepa, and Coals.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Adoption Hope Foundation, a Norwalk-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing grants to financially challenged potential adopters.

Learn more and buy your tickets at https://tinyurl.com/Ninety9Bottles.  A ticket gets you an age-verified (21+) wristband good for unlimited tastings, and a collectible Ninety9Bottles tasting glass. 

  • General Admission:  $45 valid from 2 until 5 p.m.
  • VIP Early Access with Special Pours: $65 valid from 1 until 5 p.m.
  • Designated Driver: $20
  • General Admission on day of event: $55 

Nolan’s catty books

Alia Zobel Nolan and friend. (Contributed)

Norwalk-based author Alia Zobel Nolan will launch her two new cat-centric books, Heavenly Headbutts and Why a Cat Is Still Better Than a Man at O’Neil’s Pub, 93 North Main Street in Sono on Wednesday May 24 from 5:30 on.  A news release promises appetizers, a raffle to win a basket of cat books, and drinks and books available to purchase.  Proceeds will benefit Norwalk no-kill animal shelter PAWS.  Single tickets cost $20, couples $35.  RSVP is required at https://pawsct.salsalabs.org/CelebratingCats.

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