Golf outing benefits students in Chickahominy
On the links … The 15th Annual Chickahominy Reunion Association’s Golf Outing takes place Monday, July 16, at the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The event will feature a barbecue lunch, as well as snacks and beverages on the course, unlimited range balls and locker room service along with an open bar, a grand buffet dinner, an awards ceremony and a chance to win a car from Rye Ford for any hole-in-one. CRA has raised over $120,000 for scholarships over the last 20 years to benefit Hamilton Avenue School graduates and children who are part of three generations or less in Chickahominy. For more info and to reserve a spot, go to cragreenwich.com or call David at 203-918-9089 or Frank at 203-496-0144.
Scene … The 45th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival takes place this weekend 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Westport, featuring renowned local chef Bill Taibe, who will share his culinary expertise with items from Kawa Ni in the Saugatuck area of Westport, as well as culinary offerings from Jeera Thai, Skinny Pines Wood Fired Catering, El Segundo and M.O.C. Eatery, a food truck offering cocktails, sandwiches and salads sponsored by Pernod Ricard; beer from Brooklyn Brewery; and watermelon lemonade for kids. There will be over 170 artist booths and family activities, including The Kids and Family Zone, mask making by Jerry’s Artarama, seashell art from the Artist Collective of Westport, as well as Chalk The Walk and Paint-A-Piano donated by the Suzuki Music School of Westport, balloon art by the Gault Family Companies and free face-painting. The event is free. For more info, visit westportdma.com.
On stage … The Stamford Downtown Wednesday Nite Live Concert Series will feature The Rascals, with legendary founders Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Columbus Park. The group will perform a slew of their hits, including “Groovin’,” “People Got To Be Free” and “Good Lovin’.” For more info, go to www.stamford-downtown.com/events .
Heads up! … The second Annual Hey Stamford! Food Festival celebrating food, culture and community takes place at the downtown Mill River Park on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 from 1 to 9 p.m. The event will feature over 40 food trucks and vendors; the Blind Rhino Beer Garden; and the Fairfield County Bank Kids Zone, featuring a roaming railroad, face painters, tattoo artists, and balloon artists. There will also be performances by famed rapper Tone Loc and super group Party Rock. Country star Dylan Scott will headline the event, which will include performances by 11-year-old internet sensation, the ‘Walmart Yodeler’ Mason Ramsey, in his first-ever Connecticut appearance, and local group Jump The Gunn. For more info and tickets, go to www.heystamfordfoodfest.com .
On the beach…The Friends of Greenwich Point Summer Sunday Concert Series will feature Pete Francis & The Dragon Crest Collective at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Seaside Garden in Greenwich Point. The concert is free. For more info, visit www.friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.
Out there ... Singer/songwriter Don McLean (“American Pie”) hits the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Guitarist singer David Leonard, who has performed with the likes of Chuck Berry and Rick Derringer, will open the show. For tickets ($69.50) and more info, call 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Celebrating ... Tim Currie and his family celebrated 90 years in the tire business by having three bands play for friends and family in front of his Norwalk store. His son Adam’s band played, along with a Beatles cover band and, last but not least, Tim’s band, the Motown band, performed. State Sen. Bob Duff presented Currie with a State of Connecticut legislative citation.
And that’s all for now.
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