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Santa Claus is coming to Fairfield this weekend

Sacred Heart University Community Theater presents a month of celebratory film programming, including sing-along screenings of “Frozen” and “Frozen II” on the 30th 18 shows.

It begins with “It’s a Wonderful Life” on November 30 at 6:30 p.m., which is part of the Sturges Ridge of Fairfield Century of Cinema, a curated monthly series spotlighting the best films of the 20th century. There will be introductory remarks and reflections from Susan Granger, resident film guru and critic of the SHU Community Theatre. SHU’s Youthful Hearts Choir will provide a short performance prior to the screening.

Other films include Frozen and Elf on December 17th, The Polar Express on December 23rd and Meet Me in St. Louis on December 28th.

The SHU Community Theater is located at 1420 Post Road in Fairfield.

Visit https://shucommunitytheatre.org/ for ticket prices and show times.

Fairfield High Schools ring in the holidays with concerts

The Fairfield Public Schools Music Department is pleased to announce Carillon and Candlelight Holiday Concerts.

Fairfield Warde High School presents Carillon on December 20th at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School presents Candlelight on December 22nd at 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Admission is 15 minutes before the start of each performance. Due to the unique nature of these concerts (no applause, artists in the aisles) latecomers cannot be seated.

Tickets are available online from 9am on November 28th at www.fairfieldschools.org/performances. Everyone who has difficulties
To request an online ticket, you can email [email protected] or call (203) 255-8469 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on December 5th.

Police participating in No Shave CT

The Fairfield Police Department is raising money and awareness for the Connecticut Cancer Foundation in November as part of its No Shave CT campaign.

The Police Department continues to work with the Connecticut Cancer Foundation to pass all money raised to Connecticut cancer patients and their caregivers to cover basic living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities and groceries.

Fairfield’s department has been ranked in the top 10 fundraising teams for the past four years. Last year, it raised more than $4,600, placing in the top three. People can donate online to sponsor attendees at www.fpdct.com/noshave.

Santa Claus is coming to Fairfield

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has announced that Santa Claus will arrive on Reef Road with hook and ladder at 10am on November 27th. He will sit in the decorated gazebo on Sherman Green until around 2pm where children can visit him. Santa’s elves are giving each child a small plush Christmas toy, sponsored by Massage Envy.

This is the 20th year this free event has been offered.

Horse and carriage rides are available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and each ticket costs $1. DJ Scott Nickel provides classic and traditional Christmas music.

The chamber has also invited local nonprofit organizations to set up tables on the green to distribute information about their nonprofit organization. Holiday face painting will be provided by local Girl Scouts.

The event will be canceled if it snows or rains heavily, which would pose a safety issue for attendees. Visit the chamber’s website, FairfieldCTChamber.com/events, or call the office at 203-255-1011 for up-to-date information.

Notre Dame has a day of giving

Notre Dame High School in Fairfield recently completed its annual service day. It is the main event of the Lancers’ 26 Acts of Kindness campaign.
and empowers students, faculty, staff and parents to unite as a school and make a positive impact on the community.

There were 503 volunteers spread across 40 different locations who completed more than 3,000 hours of service that year.

Fairfield honors K9 Ruger

City and police officials recently bid farewell to Fairfield’s retired K9 Ruger.

Born on February 23, 2010, Ruger was a certified tactical sniffer dog for drug detection and patrol. Working with Officer Kevin Wells, Ruger helped police track suspects and missing persons and trace narcotics.

Ruger served with the Fairfield Police Department from 2011 to 2015.

Menorah lighting is coming to the library

At 6:30 p.m. on December 2, a menorah will be lit in front of the Pequot Library.

This also includes music, swag bags, latkes and donuts.

It is a project of Chabad of Westport, Chabad of Fairfield and the Pequot Library.

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