a little square LLC is a retail store featuring fabulous gifts, clothing, accessories and more for the whole family. They also offer crafting classes for children from ages 5yrs to 16yrs as well as women, and host Needlework parties both private and public. In the Spring, they will begin taking reservations for children’s birthday parties, themes from Royal Princess Teas to From-Scratch Crafting 101.
The owner, Alexandra Wallace-Currie, has generously offered to give readers of FairfieldFamilies.com a discount of 15% for this upcoming Holiday season in November and December either in-store or on-line. Please use online discount code: FFFMLY2012.
a little square
1981 Post Road, 2nd floor
Fairfield, CT 06824
Get your boots on and join the Mums and Kids linedance on Sunday, October 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Coyote Maverick. It’s not here but near… in Danbury.
Local family musician, Jeffrey “THE BOSSY FROG BAND” Friedberg, is seeking to make a Cajun, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Jazz, Latin, African Drumming, Folk, Blues, Rock and Country CD of 15 Classic Kid’s Songs using all amazing local musicians! He is appealing to the community to help him make the CD by using Kickstarter to help fund the project. He needs to presell 400 copies of the CD and then he can make it a reality. The CD is a true representation of his community’s cultures and he wants to interpret the old children’s classics reflecting the current world in which kids are growing up.
The kickstarter campaign runs until Nov. 1st and if he doesn’t reach his preset goal he gets….nothing. Please check out the video about his project.
Jeffrey performs over 200 shows per year and has performed for over 100,000 people with THE BOSSY FROG BAND. He has independently recorded 7 CDs of music for children and families.
Here is a great opportunity to give back.
The mission of Connecticut Food Bank is to alleviate hunger. And they need your help. They are seeking neighborhood partners for a weekly food-giving program. Families who want to contribute non-perishable food weekly to the CT Food Bank are given a shoesize box Tupperware container at no cost. They put the food they want to donate in the box and place the box next to their mailbox at their neighborhood’s agreed-upon date and time (in my neighborhood in Stamford it’s Saturday mornings at 9:30). One of the neighborhood families travels around the neighborhood, picking up the food. It takes 20 minutes, maximum. All the collected food is stored in someone’s garage until the CT Food Bank picks it up, probably once a month.
This project is a great way for kids to learn to give back to their community. It’s also a wonderful way for older students to fulfill their school’s community service requirement.
If you are interested, please contact Mary Lynn Halland at 917-657-0943 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary Lynn’s Stamford neighborhood has been participating for years. She thinks it could work here in Fairfield too!
Connecticut Food Bank provides food and resources to approximately 600 community-based food programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and low-income adult and child day programs in six of the state’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of emergency food in Connecticut and distributes an average of 33 tons of food every business day. Learn more at www.ctfoodbank.org.
After much anticipation all summer long, MacDaddy’s Macaroni & Cheese Bar finally opened earlier this month. And it was certainly worth the wait! MacDaddy’s serves over 25 varieties of gourmet macaroni & cheese, such as Mac Monte Cristo (with black forest ham and smoked gouda), Mac Lobster (with fresh Maine lobster, asiago, lemon zest, garlic toasted bread crumbs, topped with mozzerella) and Mac French Onion (with gruyere, caramelized onions & applewood smoked bacon). Of course, there is also the traditional mac & cheese called the Mac USA. See the full menu.
There are only four tables plus a long counter with six seats. All the seats were taken when we were there so we did take-out. You can order in three different sizes. Portions are generous and made for sharing. We even had yummy leftovers.
MacDaddy’s Macaroni & Cheese Bar
2449 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
Located in the Swanson’s Fish Market Center
The 19th Annual SeptemberFest is from Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16 on the church grounds, located at 545 Stratfield Road in Fairfield. It is the largest annual fundraiser for Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Hours of operation are Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. While admission is free, tickets must be purchased to go on the amusement rides. Wristband ride specials (wristband purchase required) will be available for unlimited rides on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield’s fourth annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 (Raindate: September 23) from noon to 4 p.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. At this family-friendly event, kids of all ages can hop into the driver’s seat of more than two dozen vehicles, refuel on popcorn, cotton candy, tacos, Italian ice and baked goodies, then make a pit-stop for any number of activities, including face painting, bounce houses, go-karts, a roaming railroad, music, a fun bus and a even a safari show.
At JAM (Junior Art and Music) kids can celebrate a birthday at a fabulously innovative hands-on art and music studio in South Norwalk. JAM (www.jamsono.com) hosts a themed party of your child’s choice (how about a Jungle JAM or a Princess JAM), and Woovite.com, a local online event planning and marketing service, allows partygoers to make a charitable donation in lieu of gifts.
The birthday boy or girl keeps half the amount donated, and the other half goes to Share the JAM, a charitable arts program for underprivileged children. Parents can feel good knowing they are planning a party their child will enjoy, while also teaching valuable lessons about the personal satisfaction that comes with helping others. For more information about Jam and party options, go to www.jamsono.com. Be sure to check out the Gallery to get a feel for the possibilities.
Finally, creating an electronic invitation on Woovite is simple, and with a few clicks invitees can respond and make a secure donation. From small parties to major fundraisers and corporate gatherings, Woovite is creating memorable moments, one spectacular event at a time. Connect with Woovite on www.woovite.com, via Twitter@woovite, and www.facebook.com/woovite) to discover all the ways to woo!