Local Briefs (7/11/07)
For more information call Joseph DeMarzo at (845) 225-6316, ext. 1117.
Award-winning book to be discussed
The book "Black Maps" by Peter Spiegelman will be discussed July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Sherman Library, 1 Sherman Center, Routes 37 and 39.
"Black Maps" won the 2004 Shamus Award for best first novel, and Kirkus Reviews praises Spiegelman's series on the mysterious and often shady world of high finance as "... calling to mind the work of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Gritty atmosphere and clever plotting enhance a fine addition to the noir tradition."
The discussion, which is for adult readers, will be led by Pat Corrigan. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at (860) 354-2455 to sign up.
Residents will also have the chance to meet the author July 22 at 11 a.m. in the Jewish Community Center in Sherman. Admission is free, but reservations are required; call the center at (860) 355-8050.
Class of 1987 to have 20th reunion Sept. 22
The Pomperaug High School Class of 1987 will have its 20th reunion Sept. 22 at the Waterbury Courtyard Marriott, followed by a family day Sept. 23 in Middlebury.
Visit www.phs87reunion.com for the latest information and to provide contact information for classmates, or call Sue Engelhard at (203) 592-3134.
Photo submissions due by end of September
Submissions to Ridgefield's 300th anniversary photo contest are due in by the end of September. All photos should be of the town of Ridgefield.
Entries will be culled down to 300, with some used for a "My Ridgefield" CD accompanied by music and some displayed in windows along Main Street.
The 300th anniversary, in 2008, will be celebrated from January through September.
To submit photos, visit the Web site www.ridgefield300.org and click on the camera. Only photos taken since 2003 are eligible. Printed photos may be mailed to 300th Photos, Town Hall, 400 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.
AARP offering driver safety course
A driver safety course is being offered by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Brownstein Jewish Family Service of the Federation in Southbury.
The two-session course will be held Wednesdays Aug. 8 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walzer Family Jewish Community Campus, 444 Main St.
The fee is $10. Checks should be made out to AARP. Participants are encouraged to register early, as class size is limited; call Debby Horowitz at (203) 267-3177, ext. 105.
B'nai Israel to waive fees for new members
Congregation B'nai Israel, which is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, will waive tuition fees for the 2007-2008 school year for families with school-age children who become new synagogue members.
There will be a tuition waiver of $300 for the first child and $250 for each succeeding child.
For more information, call (203) 792-6161 or email@example.com.