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Natural Beauty Workshop at Red Bee Apiary

Spend an inspiring day in the relaxed environment of Red Bee’s Honey House Barn with Marina Marchese and local beekeeper & designer Melissa Gryspeerdt, at Red Bee’s Natural Beauty Workshop learning how to create your own plant-based skin care products.


About the Workshop: Marina and Melissa will demonstrate and guide you through the recipes and techniques to create lip balms, salves, body oils, body scrubs and linen sprays using all-natural ingredients (many found in your own kitchen cupboard) including pure honey, vegetable-based oils and butters, beeswax and essential oils – skin care products good enough to eat! We will also provide decorative papers, stamps, twine, gift tags etc for you to customize your goodies. Each attendee will work on their own with guidance to make products that you will take home. You will leave this workshop with new knowledge, skills and recipes plus a basket full of gorgeously scented handmade goodness that you will have created, bottled & decorated for yourself or as holiday gifts. A delicious seasonal lunch will be provided for guests along with beverages and healthy snacks throughout the day. No experience is necessary – just come along for a fun, creative day out before the holiday season is upon us!

The Details:

9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome, sign in and short garden walk, refreshments
10:00 - 11:30 am Introduction to ingredients and recipes, demonstrations;  Bath salts • Body oils • Body scrubs • Linen-sprays
11:30-12:30 pm Independent workshop
12:30 - 1:15pm Light seasonal communal lunch
1:15 - 3:30 pm Demonstration & independent workshop; Lip balms • Foot rubs • Healing balms
3:30 - 4:00 pm Decorate and label, wrap up and depart


$225.00
Space is limited so early booking is recommended


Included:
Lessons & Demonstrations; Recipes & Ingredients; Containers & Decorative Bits' Tea & Cake; Light Seasonal Lunch; Organic coffee, herbal tea and healthy snacks provided throughout the workshop

Marina Marchese is the designer and beekeeper behind the iconic brand Red Bee Honey, and the author of Honeybee: Lessons from An Accidental Beekeeper and the co-author with of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She began this journey with one beehive thinking this would be a simple weekend hobby. Seventeen years later a simple hobby grew into a full-time business of designing and creating products for culinary, home, bath and work.

Melissa Gryspeerdt is a local beekeeper, designer & avid organic gardener, specializing in vegetables and herbs. She is a qualified Master Gardener, has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture & completed a Floral Design Course in Monaco. She has traveled extensively working in private gardens from Sydney to London & now calls Westport home with her family, bees and chickens.


Earthplace Festival

Sunday, October 8 from 10AM-3PM Join us for a day of outdoor family fun! There will be nature crafts, games, animal encounters, seasonal activities, food trucks and more!

Tickets: $10 Kids | $5 Adults | Kids Under 2 FREE

For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400


WWC Presents Sip & Savor

SIP & SAVOR, a wine tasting fundraiser event, will be held on Friday, October 27, from 6:00 -8:00 PM at The Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. A wide variety of wines will be provided as well as an array of seasonal hors d'oeuvres. Profits from the evening will benefit WWC need-based college scholarships for Westport's Staples High School Seniors and other charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. Bring your shopping lists and order wines for the upcoming holiday season as well as gift-giving.

Tickets are $60.00 each and available at www.spipandsavor2017.com.


Westport Inn Art &Craft show TODAY SAT 9/30



Pain Management: Combating Chronic Pain, a Community Education program with Dr. Joseph Hung

Join us for a FREE lecture!

Chronic pain therapies typically include rehabilitation, prescription medications, and interventional / surgical options. However, treatment of chronic pain conditions including osteoarthritis, spine pain, and sports injuries is often challenging and met with various frustrations.

Join us to learn how to improve upon current pain management strategies and suggestions for alternatives.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

WHERE: HSS Stamford Outpatient Center, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT, 06902

SPEAKER:  Joseph C. Hung, MD, Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Specialist, HSS

Space is limited, register early!

To register or for more information, please contact Pamela Villagomez at 203.705.2956 or email at villagomezp@hss.edu.



Group Canoe Paddle on the Saugatuck River with Earthplace

Bring the whole family as we travel along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shorebirds and much more! Canoes and personal flotation devices (required for all participants) are included! Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended, so register today!!
Members: $24 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under
For registration and addition Information: visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400.


Outdoor screening of Disneynature’s Earth

Bring the whole family to Earthplace for a FREE outdoor screening of Disneynature’s Earth in our beautiful amphitheater nestled amongst the trees. An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in this beautiful and engaging film. Join us as we live one year in the life of three animal families on a journey across our planet.  For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400


SVP Connecticut Announces Call for Grant Applications


Seeking CT's Most Innovative and Impactful Organizations Engaged in Solving the Opportunity Gap


Social Venture Partners Connecticut (SVP Connecticut), a venture philanthropy fund, is accepting Letters of Interest for investment through an online application.  The submission deadline is Monday, October 16. 


Organizations that have an effective strategy and model that materially impacts the Opportunity Gap in the areas of education and workforce development are invited to apply.  Cross-sector initiatives to provide employment or educational opportunities to disadvantaged families are also supported.  


SVP Connecticut is a program and field of interest fund of Fairfield County's Community Foundation, but applications are not restricted to organizations within Fairfield County.   Using a venture philanthropy model, SVP Connecticut provides innovative organizations operating in Connecticut with multi-year grants of up to $25,000 annually for up to 3 years, and pro bono strategic consulting and advisory services. 


The members of SVP Connecticut, called Partners, seek to help organizations who align with SVP's mission to close the Opportunity Gap to scale their programs and organization structure to reach more people in Connecticut.  SVP Partners engage with staff and board members to help achieve shared goals, increase business effectiveness, and improve the impact of services delivered.  This combination of SVP Connecticut Partners' professional skills and expertise, along with financial support, produces long-term impact for the Investees.  


Information Session for Prospective Applicants  

An information session about SVP Connecticut's innovative philanthropy model and investment criteria for the 2017 grant program will be held on Thursday, September 28, 3:30-5:00pm in the East Campus Forum of Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Leaders of organizations interested in submitting a Letter of Interest are strongly encouraged to attend.  An online information session will be held on Monday, October 2, 1:00-2:30pm for those unable to attend the September 28.  


Advance registration for the information sessions is required.  Registration information as well as SVP Connecticut's criteria, investment structure,  and eligibility parameters can be found on SVP Connecticut's website (www.socialventurepartners.org/connecticut) . 


Infant & Parent Classes at The Montessori School in Wilton

Classes start up again for the fall on October 3rd. This is a Tuesday morning Infant and Parent (or caregiver) class open to all new and expectant parents. (Infants are between 8 weeks to before walking-age.)