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Tuesday, October 17 News

Community Postings: Fairfield Prep open house, Israeli singer...

Lasell College welcomed over 400 students from the U.S. and around the world to its Newton, Mass., campus in September. Included in the newest group of students was Fairfield’s Thomas Bernaschina, a graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Fairfield Prep, a Jesuit, college preparatory school for boys in grades nine t 12, invites prospective students and families to attend an open house on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Meet students and faculty and learn about Prep’s academic programs and extracurricular offerings.

Students can register by visitingfairfieldprep.org and clicking on “Admissions.”

Entrance exams will take place Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m.

For information, call the Prep Admissions office at 203-254-4210.

World-renowned Israeli singer-songwriter, multiplatinum album artist, and activist David Broza will headline this year’s Daniel Pearl World Music Days Program at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday at 4 p.m. Broza’s music reflects a fusion of the three countries where he grew up: Israel, Spain and England, combining flamenco and rock and roll styles.

In 2013, Broza started the East Jerusalem West Jerusalem project that brought together musicians from Israel and Palestine to record music for eight days. The music created during the project combined the cultures, languages and musical styles of the artists. The collaboration was recorded in the documentary, “East Jerusalem West Jerusalem,” which will be screened at the Daniel Pearl event, followed by a question-and-answer session and performance by Broza.

Tvent is part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert, a music series created by Pearl’s parents to honor the life and legacy of the slain journalist. Pearl, a skilled violinist, believed music unites people.

Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies is co-sponsoring the concert with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County in collaboration with the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Quick Center at 203-254-4010.

Signs direct people to and fro and call attention to specific places, events and locations. Beyond the words they carry, they use symbols, color and design to communicate their message.

Explore how signs have been used around Fairfield over the years at the Fairfield Museum’s newest exhibition, “Signs of the Times.”

The collection of Fairfield-related signs on display range from commercial signs to informational pamphlets. In addition, visitors can learn how some of Fairfield’s streets got their names, and try their hand at making signs.

The exhibition runs through the end of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26.

The Fairfield Museum, at 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

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The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendor applications for its annual Fall Harvest Market, which will take place Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Old Town Hall Green, Old Post and Beach roads.

The green will be transformed into an outdoor, open-air shopping market, full of vendors providing a huge array of different products, clothing, food and household items. The chamber is looking for a local farm to supply pumpkins, apples, etc., to sell, as well. Also included this year will be some vendors from the Fairfield Farmers Market.

Exhibitors’ spots fill-up fast (starting at $150 for a 12-foot-by-12-foot space, $125 for chamber members), and the chamber’s goal is to feature more than 40 well-known and unique retail vendors. Nautical vendors are always a plus.

Vendors and exhibitors who would like to participate should email Krista at Krista@fairfieldctchamber.com.

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