Fairfield Girl Scouts create climate change book

Ayla Eyikan and Teagan Weber, Cadettes in Fairfield Girl Scout Troop 30223 and Fairfield Ludlowe High School freshmen, have written and illustrated a children’s book about climate change called “Suzy Speaks” as part of their Silver Award.

The book is about a young girl on her global vacation where she begins to question things that may be impacting the planet. It covers topics like air pollution, deforestation and rising sea levels in the format of a picture book.

Eyikan and Weber decided on the project because they believe young children may form Earth friendly habits early in life if they are aware of the impact all people’s choices have on the environment. They also incorporated suggestions in the back of the book for related activities that readers can do to help.

The girls recently hosted an after-school meeting at Mill Hill Elementary School to talk about their book with library media specialists from all 11 elementary schools in town and share their intended goal. Each library received a copy of the book and will feature it, along with related activities, in April.

People will also be able to check out the book at the Fairfield Public Library.

Notre Dame High School Fairfield hosting open house

The Notre Dame High School in Fairfield is hosting an open house at 1 pm Oct. 16 for prospective students and their families.

The school is also giving its entrance exam on Oct. 29 and Nov. 12.

All eighth grade applicants must take an entrance exam at one of the four Diocesan high schools. All applicants must complete an online application prior to the exam. Registration information can be found on the school’s website at https://www.notredame.org.

Eighth grade students interested in shadowing, are invited to participate in the Experience Notre Dame Fairfield program. Parents are asked to contact the high school’s admissions office to schedule a visit to the high school.

Call 203-372-6521 for more information.

Art/Place Gallery hosts reception for new exhibit

The Art/Place Gallery is inviting the public to a reception for its new exhibit, “Three Voices,” from 2 to 5 pm on Oct. 16.

The exhibit will showcase paintings by members Mary Louise Long, Bevi Bullwinkel and Judith Lamberston.

The show is open every day from noon to 5 pm, Oct. 10 to Nov. 10.

Visit https://www.artplacegallery.org, or call 203-374-9720, or 646-258-6912 for more information.

The gallery is located at 70 Sanford St. in Fairfield.

Fairfield resident earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Sage Garver, of Fairfield, recently earned the Gold Award with her project of creating a virtual tour of the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary.

The tour can be viewed online at https://web-app.cuseum.com, on the Connecticut Audubon Society app, which is free to download.

The society recently thanked her for her work by unveiling a new outdoor bench in Garver’s honor at the society’s center at 2325 Burr Street in Fairfield.

Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda L. Kupchick also celebrated her by proclaiming September 17, 2022, as Sage Garver Day in Fairfield.

More information is available by visiting the society’s website, which is https://www.ctaudubon.org.

Trinity Episcopal Church holding Blessing of the Animals Sunday

Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport is hosting a Blessings of the Animals on the church’s lawn at 4 pm on Oct. 2.

Clergy will give individual blessings to every animal in attendance. The event is a celebration of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals. It is open to all members of the community regardless of their religious affiliation.

The church is located at 651 Pequot Avenue.

Call the church at 203-255-0454 with any questions.

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