Fairfield hosts COVID refresher clinics and more

The Fairfield Health Department hosts clinics for bivalent COVID-19 booster shots.

Pfizer will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities gym, located at 100 Mona Terrace.

Moderna will be offered Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Health Nursing Office, the white portable behind the Senior Center at 100 Mona Terrace.

Eligibility for a booster vaccination is for people who received the primary vaccination series for Moderna or Pfizer, who received a booster dose at least two months ago and are older than 18 years for Moderna or 12 years for Pfizer.

Appointments are required through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Administration Management System website.

Any person who is having trouble logging into their VAMS account can call the Fairfield and COVID Vaccine call center at 203-256-3082 and someone can help the person book their appointment.

The call center is available to residents on Mondays and Fridays.

All individuals must wear a face covering regardless of their vaccination status.

Executive Director of Quick Center performing “Nehanda” at debut

Peter Van Heerden, Executive Director of the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts, makes his performance debut in a motion-based performance of “Nehanda” on September 23 at 6 p.m.

Van Heerden will portray “The Empire” in the performance, which is based on the 1898 court case “The Queen vs. Nehanda” between two sovereigns, Nehanda and Queen Victoria, whose reign witnessed the rise and spread of the British Empire.

“Nehanda” is a performance that blends chants and various musical elements in a work that explores both the legends of Zimbabwe and its colonial past. It was created as an African opera by New York-based Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire.

The performance lasts five and a half hours.

The Friday performance is the first time that “Nehanda” will be performed in its entirety in one evening.

Tickets are $30 or $20 for center members.

Visit https://quickcenter.com to purchase tickets or for more information, or contact the box office at 203-254-4010 noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Accordion Orchestra performs at the Pequot Library

The Connecticut Accordion Association’s “Not Just Polkas: The Accordion Can Do Anything” will host an accordion orchestra on October 7th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Pequot Library at 720 Pequot Ave. give a concert in Southport.

Classical, jazz, Broadway and film themes are performed.

Admission is $10. Children up to 12 years are free.

Register online at https://www.pequotlibrary.org or pay at the door.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Receives Grant

The Fairfield Museum and History Center has received $3,750 for its upcoming exhibit, The Road to Busytown: Richard Scarry’s Life in Fairfield County.

It was one of nine fast-track grants awarded by the Connecticut Humanities.

Food drive in support of Operation Hope

Connecticut’s own ukulele band, the CUkes, will play Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sherman Green on the corner of Reef and Post Roads as people donate to benefit Operation Hope during the “Really Big Food Drive.” drop off at Fairfield.

It is organized by a group of Fairfield residents.

Items collected include: monetary donations, gift cards, canned fruit, chili, honey, jelly peanut butter, clam chowder, juice boxes, ground coffee, syrup, hot chocolate mix, cookies, pancake mix, paper towels, body wash, shampoo, tissues, toilet paper, napkins, and canned food for Dogs.

Fairfield residents Helene Daly, Heather Dubrosky and Alexis Harrison started weekly community meal drives in March 2020 in response to the overwhelming demand local food supplies and agencies were experiencing following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The trio have conducted 33 food drives and host a Really Big Food Drive each fall to benefit Operation Hope.

Visit https://operationhopect.org/donate to donate online.

Brass ensemble performs at Trinity Episcopal Church

Canadian Brass will be performed on September 23 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church at 651 Pequot Ave. perform at Southport.

The performance is open to everyone; Church membership is not required.

Tickets range from $50 to $100 per person and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.

The performance is the latest in the Church’s Music Under the Spire series.

Canadian Brass has a discography of more than 130 albums and has toured around the world.

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