18 selected books donated to the Ridgefield Community Kindergarten program, and more

Four separate career workshops, each individual to provide you with personalization and privacy, are available through Ridgefield Continuing Education. Assess your skills and interests, develop a search strategy, create or improve your LinkedIn profile and learn interview techniques, according to a release.

Workshops include career assessments, an introduction

at LinkedIn One on One, CV assistance and job search and interview techniques

For more information, visit ridgefieldschools.org or call 203-431-2812.

Movement lessons

Take a movement class and maintain your fitness, tone, flexibility, balance, and reduce stress this summer with Ridgefield Continuing Education.

In-person and Zoom classes are available starting in June and July. Some classes have a Zoom option available.

Classes include Fit and Tight with Barre-Lates,

Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Tai Chi.

For more information, visit ridgefieldschools.org or call 203-431-2812.

Ridgefield Community Kindergarten Annual Book Donation to the Max Michael Rosenfield Foundation

The Max Michael Rosenfield Foundation makes its annual donation of “18” specially selected books to the Ridgefield Community Kindergarten.

The books are a gift to celebrate Max Rosenfield and share his love of reading, a statement said.

Author Fiona Davis will speak at the Ridgefield Library

On Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m., the Ridgefield Library welcomes author Fiona Davis. Davis is a New York Times bestselling author of six historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including “The Magnolia Palace”, “The Masterpiece”, “Chelsea Girls”, “The Dollhouse” , “The Address” and “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” — which was a Good Morning America book club pick. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

The library’s co-sponsor for this event, Books on the Common, will have Davis’ books for sale and autographs.

Visit ridgefieldlibrary.org to register for the program or call 203-438-2282. The library is located at 472 Main Street in Ridgefield

Unknown Voices: A Theatrical Performance at Ridgefield Library

At 4 p.m. on June 19, the June 19 holiday and Father’s Day, the Ridgefield Library will present “Unheard Voices” by Judy Tate. This theatrical event commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States, according to a press release. The performance is a collection of original monologues with music and percussion. It will last one hour and will be followed by a talkback.

To register, visit ridgefieldparksandrec.org or call 203-438-2282

Wallet prodigy wins SIFMA Foundation InvestWrite competition


Seventeen-year-old Corrie Vakil of Ridgefield, an eleventh grader, has developed an investment strategy focused on long-term financial success, according to a statement. Vakil’s vision on how to invest wisely for the future earned him a win in the SIFMA Foundation Spring 2022 InvestWrite competition.

Beating thousands of other students across the country competing in the high school division, Vakil, who attends Ridgefield High School, researched and composed a long-term financial plan and now she is nationally recognized and as the first high school winner in the state of Connecticut.

Ridgefield Arts Council to Present “Music and Art in the Park”

The Ridgefield Arts Council is launching Make Music Ridgefield with Music and Art In The Park on Sunday, June 19 at Ballard Park, from 12:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Local musicians will perform throughout the day and artists will exhibit their works at this free event.

This is Ridgefield’s first Music and Art In The Park event. All artists are invited to create, exhibit and sell their art. To participate or for a full schedule, contact Ridgefield Arts Council member Jennifer Dineen at [email protected] or call 484-639-7141.

Instrument Donations to Sedona Art

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury collects new and used instruments that will be donated to schools to help children who cannot afford to rent or buy instruments. Donations are accepted at Sedona Art, 450 Main Street, Ridgefield.

For more information on registering artists and locations, visit makemusicday.org/ridgefield

Ridgefield Arts Council Hosts Annual Backstage Honors

The Ridgefield Arts Council held its annual backstage honor on June 8 at the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center. The awards ceremony highlights the vital efforts of volunteers who support the city’s many arts and culture organizations, according to a statement.

This year, 20 volunteers were recognized for their exceptional commitment and dedication to their respective organizations and to the city in general.

The winners, representatives of arts and cultural organizations, and family and friends celebrated in the garden of Keeler Tavern and enjoyed conversation and exchange before first selector Rudy Marconi and Arts Council member Pamme Jones and responsible for the event, do not present the prizes.

Keeler Kids registrations are open for the summer

The summer experience is designed for children in grades 1-8. Each week-long program offers children the chance to explore local history through the lens of museum stories.

Learn about life at the historic Keeler Tavern and see how they preserve and share their history through creative, interactive and hands-on activities including crafts, games, songs, stories and food.

For more information, visit keelertavernmuseum.com.

The Keeler Tavern Museum is looking for gardeners

Gardeners: Do you like working with plants? Help us maintain our beautiful historic gardens – the volunteer gardening committee meets Wednesday mornings throughout the summer and early fall.

To learn more and to volunteer, email [email protected]

Keeler Tavern Museum 4th of July Celebration

The 4th of July celebration is an annual community event celebrating the 4th of July and commemorating the day the museum opened on July 4, 1966.

The Historic Tavern Museum will be open for station tours, there will be an official reading of the Declaration of Independence, and there will be fun family games and activities – including a dunk tank – and slices watermelon for visitors of all ages. All programming is free and open to the public.

Various musical acts will be featured – check the website for updates as bands are announced. Performances will take place rain or shine.

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center open more days each week from

june to october

Visitors have more opportunities to learn and explore on site: take a tour, see exhibits and learn about new programs. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours depart every hour on the half hour.