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Sen. Duff Office Hours, Mayor's Night Out, Scuba Santa and Victorian Silver

Brace for a busy week as there's a lot happening in Norwalk. From Monday night's "Mayor's Night Out" to Bob Duff's "office hours" on Tuesday. On Thursday, St. Paul's will commemorate the one-year anniversary of Sandy Hook shootings.

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  • "Mayor's Night Out" for Norwalk Residents, Dec. 9 at 7:00p.m. at City Hall Room 128The meeting is to be held in the Community Room at Norwalk City Hall. The meeting is designed for Norwalk citizens to come together to discuss ways to improve the quality of life within the City of Norwalk and to voice their concerns with Mayor Rilling, Member of the Common Council and some City Department Heads. Mayor Rilling will host a gathering once a month in various Neighborhoods within the City.
  • Tues., Dec. 10 from 11:45a.m. to 12:30p.m., State Senator Bob Duff is holding office hours at Broad River Homes. Duff will serve lunch to the residents and senior citizens of Broad River Homes in Norwalk, then take questions and discuss statewide and local issues with all interested attendees and members of the general public. All interested members of the public are welcome to come and discuss state and local issues. Broad River Homes is located at 108 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk.

  • On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11:00 am at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum there will be a lecture entitled "Silver and its Technologies."  For centuries, silver has connoted elegance, wealth, and power. Theproliferation of silver articles in the nineteenth century and the technologies and discoveries behind them, will be the topic of  the lecture, “Setting the Table with Science: Victorian Silver and its Technologies”   The lecture will be given by Jennifer Carlquist, an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz and Administrator of the Victorian Society in America Summer Schools. Carlquist is also a former Winterthur Research Fellow and a graduate of the M.A. Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design at the Cooper-Hewitt.
  • "Lucky Me." Sachi Parker, daughter of Shirley Maclaine, acts in a one-woman show about her  bizarre childhood "and the devastating, sometimes hilarious effect it had on her adult life, her career, her relationships with men, her frustrating attempts to have a normal relationship with her mother and her entirely different, loving relationship with her children [...]" at the Theater Artists Workshop in Norwalk, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, at 8:00p.m., and Sunday, Dec.15, at 3:00 p.m. Theatre Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Blvd, East Norwalk. artists@taworkshop.org (Theatre Artists Workshop's 90-seat theatre is in the Masonic Hall in East Norwalk).
  • Scuba Santa - Thursday, Dec. 11 Plus, on select dates in December, Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth.  

    Santa will strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7-foot sand tiger and lemon sharks. The “Scuba Santa” programs are scheduled for each Thursday in December at 12:15 & 2:15 p.m.   They’ll be part of the Aquarium’s regular dive-team program, which lets visitors see – and talk with – divers swimming among the sharks.


  • Thursday, Dec. 12. Memorial Evergreen Tree & Ornaments to Commemorate Newtown School Shooting Anniversary St. Paul’s on the Green will observe the first anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook School, Newtown, with the lighting of a Memorial Evergreen Tree on the parish lawn at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Dec. 12.

    Glass ornaments will display the first names of the victims who died last December 14. The church is located at 60 East Avenue, Norwalk.

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