William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has named Brian Clarke Jr. brokerage manager in its Fairfield office. Previously, Clarke was a sales agent in the Sotheby’s Wilton office, where in the first half of 2016, he was the top-ranked agent in units sold. Before joining the company, he managed a veterinary practice In Fairfield, Clarke replaces Brad Kimmelman, who will now serve as manager of the company’s Julia B. Fee office in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Off to college

Kevin Hickey, of Fairfield, is attending the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg for the fall semester.

Audubon Center turns 24

Sept, 24 was declared The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield Day by Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau at an event celebrating the 45th anniversary of the center’s opening on Burr Street. In an official town proclamation presented that evening, the center was congratulated on its milestone and recognized as a vital community resource for environmental and conservation education programs serving both the local community and area inner-city schools.

In keeping with this blast to the past, guests arrived in their coolest bell-bottoms and platform shoes, ready to party and revel in the evening’s throwback to 1971 — the year the center opened. Anniversary celebration Co-Chairs Virginia Dean and Terri Jennings led the volunteer committee hosting the groovy retro evening that included 70’s style food (think deviled eggs and pineapple ham skewers), a sing-a-long, and tunes courtesy of The Merwin Mountain Band.

A highlight of the evening was the debut and launch of AudubonBons, an exclusive line of Belgian chocolates handcrafted by Benoit Racquet, owner of BE Chocolat. AudubonBons, in four varieties, are now available at the Center at Fairfield’s Nature Store and www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield. Sales of the bird-themed chocolates and proceeds from the event will benefit The Connecticut Audubon Society’s conservation and environmental education programs.

At the library

The Fairfield Public Library is located at 1080 Old Post Road.

Library volunteers needed: The Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library needs volunteer helpers for their receptions. This entails setting up the food table, pouring wine at the beverage table, and helping with cleanup. The receptions are held on Saturdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the reception help arriving at 4 p.m. Receptions are held every seven weeks. If available, send a note to pschwartz13@optonline.net.