The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are once again participating in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on March 9.

Hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with lead sponsor Bank of America, Giving Day inspires and empowers the region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in 24 hours through online donations.

From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. March 9, donors can go to fcgives.org and look up Friends of the Fairfield Public Library. The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum.

This is the third year the Friends group has participated in Giving Day and hopes to break last year’s record of $2,133.

In existence since 2003, the Friends is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community, and advocating for quality library service for all of the people of the town. Over the past 13years, the organization has provided over $300,000 to the library to support special programs, services and resources not included in the operating budget, including a commitment to fund the library’s museum pass program with $10,000 a year for 10 years.

The dean’s list

Eighteen Fairfield residents made the fall dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum quality-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, provided they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

The Fairfield residents who made the list from the class of 2017 are Meghan Daley, Mary Alice Devaney and Caroline Magee. From the class of 2018, Brendan Miner and Michael Schweizer made the dean’s list, as did Ashley Aufiero, Patricia Auray, Meagan Goddard and Molly Rigney from the class of 2019. From the class of 2020, Sara Dunleavy, Megan Fitzgerald, Maggie Keary, Thomas O’Brien, Lily Prince and Phoebe Russell made the list.

From the Southport section of town, Shaun Connelly, class of 2019; Clara Love, class of 2018, and Katherine Walpole, class of 2017, made the dean’s list.

Charlotte R. Sandberg, of Fairfield, has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University’s dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall semester.

Sandberg, a member of the class of 2017, is majoring in economics and business. Sandberg is a graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester at the Canton, N.Y., school.

Photos on display

The Fairfield Museum & History Center is hosting a free reception on March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. to honor the winners of the IMAGES 2017 Photography Competition and to open its newest exhibition, “The Photography of Joe Standart.”

The public is invited to view the winning photos, take a gallery tour with Standart, enjoy refreshments and participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day. All of the entries (not just the winners) will be displayed during a slideshow at the event.

“IMAGES 2017” and “The Photography of Joe Standart will run through April 30.

The Fairfield Museum is at 370 Beach Road and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

For information, visit Fairfieldhistory.org or call 203-259-1598.

Chambers of commerce plan Danube cruise

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Norwalk, Westport-Weston and Danbury chambers, will be taking a group trip to the scenic Danube River, stopping at imperial cities along the way, departing Sept. 28 and returning Oct. 7.

Chamber members, guests, family and the public are invited to visit one of the most spectacular rivers in the world, the Danube. Included in the trip are stops in Munich, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Linz, with an optional, three-night extension stay in Prague.

Chamber trips are affordable, while providing the same high-quality travel of other tour groups.

Each city boasts unique and beautiful architecture, fine culture and specialty stores for shopping. On board the ship, with only 71 cabins, providing comfort without crushing crowds, guests experience superb dining with all meals included during the cruise, including complimentary, quality red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship.

Trip reservations made by March 3 will receive a $200 discount off the regular tour price. With the early bird discount, the starting price is $3,999, double occupancy.

If interested in learning about the trip, call the Fairfield Chamber at 203-255-1011.

This trip is open and available to all interested travelers. Nonmembers are welcome to attend.