In The Loop
In the Loop – What's going on in and around town
In the Loop provides you with a variety of opportunities to see and enjoy what Ridgefield and its surrounding areas have to offer.
Know of an upcoming event that Newcomers members might like to know about? Email email@example.com.
Music Fest in Ballard Park - The Ridgefield Music and Arts Center
Saturday, May 16, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 17.
If you are interested in performing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The free annual Ridgefield Egg Scramble - Ballard Park.
Saturday, April 4 11:00-11:15 am
The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Rotary Club. Children can collect eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. In the event of inclement weather, the Ridgefield Egg Scramble will be at noon Sunday.
Back to Run-Begin to Run Series – Ridgefield Running Club
Thursday evenings at 7 PM starting April 2
Whether you are just starting or returning after a lay-off, this gentle BTR program will help you develop the running habit in a safe, natural progression. Join Tom and the RRC crew for an hour workout. Our first session in Thursday, April 2. Come at 6:30 PM to chat with the coaches or by 7 ready to run. Email email@example.com to reserve your space!
Amphibian Migration & Vernal Pool Study – Woodcock Nature Center
Saturday, April 18 - Great Amphibian Migration- 2-3:30pm
Vernal Pool Study- 6:15 till after dark
A typical amphibian migration takes place near the middle of March; however, Mother Nature has different plans this year. According to the current weather reports, there is a possibility that the migration will occur this Friday night with a forecast of rain and temperatures over 40 degrees in the evening. However, with the lack of melt in the woodland hibernation areas, there is no guarantee.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 203-762-7280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
Spring Peepers – Garden of Ideas/The Discovery Center
Saturday, April 18, 1pm Cost: $7 per person with a max of $20 per family
Early spring means the sound of spring peepers, wood frogs and the traveling adventures of salamanders. Throughout the woodlands, wetlands and marshes, frogs and salamanders are gathering to lay their eggs. Some species have already laid their eggs in the icy waters of March, and those will be well on their way to developing into tadpoles. In the more open areas of marshes, bullfrog tadpoles are on the way to complete their two year transition to frogs Come join us and see how many of these wonderful creatures we can find among the wetlands of the Garden of Ideas. To register, click here.
The 8th Annual New England School SCRABBLE Championship – Ridgefield Library
Saturday, April 18 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
SCRABBLE enthusiasts in third through 12th grade are invited to play in the New England School SCRABBLE Championship. Participants will compete in championship, intermediate or novice divisions. Five 50-minute games will be played. Registration deadline is April 13th. Cost is $10 per person. Pick up a registration form at the Ridgefield Library. Contact Gayle Pulley 203-438-2282 X12002 email@example.com
Weir Farm National Park Day - 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1896
April 18 and 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Make it a National Park Weekend with your neighbors at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Whether you're looking for family fun, a unique glimpse into the past, or just a relaxing weekend outing, Weir Farm National Historic Site is the place to be. Please note, there will be no parking available at the park during National Park Weekend. All parking will be at nearby Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road in Ridgefield, CT 06877. Free park and ride service will run continuously between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm each day.
Fraud and Identity Theft Boot Camp - How Not to Become a Victim – Ridgefield Library
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Don McGran will present Fraud and Identity Theft Boot Camp – How Not to Become a Victim. This presentation will encompass frauds, scams, recognition, detection, prevention, Identity Theft prevention as well as safe banking procedures. Don McGran is a 30 year veteran of the Ridgefield Police Department who retired in 2011 at the rank of Major. He is presently employed as the Security Advisor for Fairfield County Bank. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as Western Connecticut State University and completed graduate studies at WCSU, the University of New Haven and the University of Virginia. Throughout his career he has been involved in, and continue to be involved in, countless fraud and scam investigations. Don will also be joined by Detective Tom Dardis from the Ridgefield Police Department.
CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park located in the heart of Ridgefield. It also sponsors the U.S. Military Band concerts held several times a year at the H.S. auditorium. CHIRP is totally funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. It is co-sponsored by the town of Ridgefield through its Parks & Rec. Dep’t. and The Ridgefield Press. Concerts begin at 7p.m. Chirp Website.
Color Festival by Karen Beck Fink – Sarah’s Wine Bar
February – April 2015. Artist’s Reception: Sunday, Feb. 8, 3:00-5:00pm
See paintings exploding with color, which will take us from Winter into Spring, by local artist Karen Beck Fink. For more information on the artist, click here.
15 Indoor Kid's Activities Near Ridgefield
Don't let yucky weather get you down. There are plenty of fun indoor activities in the area. From fish to trampolines, click here for more info.
All About Wolves
Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY
The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.
Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills
Various Days January – April. Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members
At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas. Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails. And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed. For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html