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What To Do In Ridgefield This Week

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – It’s a full autumn week in Ridgefield. Here are some of the events planned in town this week; for more, visit our events page.

Monday, Oct. 22          

Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The semiannual Friends of the Ridgefield Library book sale ends. All books will be on sale for $5 a bag. Yanity Gym, 60 Prospect St., Ridgefield.

Portfolio Prep Workshop: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Getting your portfolio ready to submit to colleges can be a daunting task, but The Aldrich is here to help teens prepare. The final event in the portfolio series is a photography workshop that will give you the tools you need to properly document your artwork. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield.

Board of Education Meeting: 7:30 p.m. The Ridgefield Board of Education will hold its regular meeting. On the agenda are the common core standards, enrollment projections and the 2013-14 district priorities. Board of Education, 66 Prospect Ridge Road, Ridgefield.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Young Adult Critics: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Students in grades 6-8 are invited to come to YA Critics on alternating Tuesday afternoons. The group talks about books members have been reading lately, whether or not they’d recommend them, and enjoys some snacks while talking. Ridgefield Library, 21 Governor St., Ridgefield.

Huey Lewis & The News: 5:30 p.m. For the Ridgefield Playhouse’s 12th Anniversary Gala, Huey Lewis & The News will perform. Valerie Jensen, president of SPHERE and creator of the new movie theater “The Prospector,” will be honored as the Gala Honoree; co-creators of Ridgefield BandJam Michael Rosamilia, Cole Butchen and Tucker Hearon also will be honored.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Dipping into Proust: 10 a.m.-noon Join Ridgefield Library’s Assistant Director Mary Rindfleisch for a “dip” into Proust’s masterwork with a discussion of the first volume, Swann’s Way. Recommended edition is the 2002 Lydia Davis translation; a limited number of free copies of the book are available to registered participants, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and may be picked up in the Fiction Room of the library. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield.

The Intouchables Screening: 4 p.m. The French film The Intouchables is being shown at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The film is about a quadriplegic hiring a young man from the projects to be his caretaker and their friendship. There are two showings, one at 4 p.m. and another 7 p.m. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield.

Thursday, Oct. 25

United States Marine Corps Band: 7:30 p.m. CHIRP is bringing the United States Marine Corps Band to Ridgefield High School. Ridgefield High School Gym, 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield.

ASIA Performs: 8 p.m. All four original members of ASIA — Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton — are coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse to celebrating their 30th anniversary with hits “Heat Of The Moment,” “Sole Survivor,” “Only Time Will Tell” and more. They are also showcasing their newest album, “XXX.” Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield.

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