Erika K. Wesley Joins Westport Country Playhouse as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

Newly created position is underwritten in part by a Connecticut Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant administered by CT Humanities Westport Country Playhouse has named Erika K. Wesley to a new, full-time position titled director of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). She will provide strategic and operational leadership of all EDI policies, programs, training, and practices…

WCSU seeks student applicants for research fellowships in biology

DANBURY, CT – Undergraduate students interested in pursuing research in the field of biology are invited to submit applications to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to be offered in 2023 by the Department of Biology at Western Connecticut State University. Applications are now being accepted from undergraduate students at any higher education institution…

The Maritime Aquarium holiday season highlights

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will once again feature a shark-diving Santa, The Polar Express 4D Experience and a breakfast with Santa, exclusively for members, this holiday season. Shark-Diving Santa 2 high-rez color photos attached Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team to help demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth.…

Impact Fairfield County Kicks Off Its 2023 Grant Year

STAMFORD, CT – Impact Fairfield County (Impact FFC) launched its eighth year of grantmaking at an inspiring fall kickoff event attended by nearly 100 women from across Fairfield County. Impact FFC is a collective women’s giving organization which pools membership funds to provide large, transformational grants to nonprofits across Fairfield County. Since its inception, Impact…

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Voter Education Effort during Run of “From the Mississippi Delta”

Prior to performances, the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Westport will disseminate political information for mid-term elections In conjunction with the civil rights issues explored in Westport Country Playhouse’s current production, “From the Mississippi Delta,” the Westport chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) will have political information available in the Playhouse lobby,…

The History of the Star Spangled Banner Explored in New Virtual Lecture

NORWALK, CT – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Norwalk Historical Society is hosting the virtual lecture, “The History of the Star Spangled Banenr” with guest presenter Ed Hynes on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Tickets are $5 per household and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-the-star-spangled-banner-virtual-lecture-tickets-443742354327 or at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Join the Norwalk…