SCHOOLS

Fairfield Warde Club outreach to children in India

The first fundraiser for the new student-run Humanity Helping Humanity at Fairfield Warde High school took place recently. The club’s sale of baked goods raised more than $1,000, which will be used buy new clothes and hygiene kits for impoverished children in Hyderabad, India.  

Humanity Helping Humanity was recently established by Cameron Luther, a Fairfield Warde junior, after he returned from a Greenfield Hill Congregational Church-sponsored mission trip to Hyderabad. There, he met people in need, both young and old. He said he was particularly moved by the needs of the children living in slums.

On his return, he set up Humanity Helping Humanity, which he said “expresses the need for humans who have been so blessed to return that very same blessing.” More than 30 teens are now involved in the club, he said.

To make a donation to Humanity Helping Humanity or for more information, email nowhelphumanity@gmail.com or call 203-307-0275.

Falcons of the Month’

Sixteen students at Fairfield Ludlowe High School were recognized as “Falcons of the Month” for February.

Ludlowe officials said they were selected for embodying the part of the high school’s mission statement “regarding broadening horizons, deepening understanding and inspiring creativity.”

The students include: Jesse Lanham, Aoife Cahill, Margaret Burns, John Mazza, Mia Tommins, Stanislaw Godlewski and Kieran Barker.

Also, Ethan Durham, Jonathan Hogarth, Brian Duffy, Kalle Meehan, Everett Nash, Gabriela Furey, Kathleen Hinkle and Emma Manderville.

Prom dress sale at Notre Dame High School

A sale of prom and semi-formal dresses will be hosted April 8 by Notre Dame High School.

The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school, 220 Jefferson St.

Girls will be able to both buy and sell “gently used” dresses at event, according to organizers. Those planning to attend — to either buy or sell — must register at https://promdresssale.splashthat.com.

Dresses offered for sale should be clean and brought to the event in a plastic or garment bag long enough to cover the entire dress, organizers said. Shorter, semi-formal dresses can also be sold, and sellers can offer as many dresses as they wish.

All sales will be final, according to the school.

Cost to attend, either buying or selling, is $5 per person; parents admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame High School Parent Association. Questions should be emailed to ndparentassociation@gmail.com.

THEATER

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Greenfield Hill Grange

Shakespeare’s drama of star-crossed love, “Romeo and Juliet,” will be performed by the Penny Lane Players on the first two weekends of April at the Greenfield Hill Grange.

The production is set for 7 p.m. April 1-2 and April 8-9, with 2 p.m. matinees April 3 and 10 at the grange, 1873 Hillside Road.

The Penny Lane Players is a troupe of home-schooled students ranging in age from 5 to 18. The group has been staging Shakespearean productions for the last 19 years.

Proceeds from the production support the grange.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. They will be on sale at the grange 30 minutes before each performance.

For more information, visit www.pennylaneplayers.org.

NATURE

Spring walks at Audubon sanctuary

Step out and explore the woodlands of northern Fairfield on a series of springtime walks through the Larsen Sanctuary of the Connecticut Audubon Society.

The walks along a mile-long trail are planned at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays April 9, 16 and May 7 at Audubon’s Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St.

Participants can expect to see the return of migrating birds, hear peepers and smell skunk cabbage. Along the way, rocks and logs will be rolled back in search of insects and salamanders, according to Audubon planners.

Advance registration is required. The program is free for Connecticut Audubon members and $3 for non-members. Call 203-259-6305, ext. 109, to reserve a spot.

Gardening tips at Fairfield Woods Library

A series of lectures on gardening topics will be offered at Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road, at 7 p.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 9.

The presenters, Christine Segalas and Mark Gaulke of Homegrown Harvest LLC, say that cool weather is a good time to spring gardens. Topic on April 6 will be soil and aeroponic options and on April 9 that talk with be on the subject, “Small Space Gardening: Building a Polyculture Garden.”

Advance registration for the free programs is required because of limited space.

For more information and to register for this event call 203-255-7308, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org .