Near & Far Aid will host New York City designer Jeffrey Bilhuber as the guest speaker at its Designer Power Breakfast 9:15 to 10: 45 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Highway.

Bilhuber is the author of three books published by Rizzoli: "Design Basics;" "Defining Luxury, The Qualities of Life at Home;" and his new book, "The Way Home: Reflections of American Beauty."

Bilhuber will also sign copies of his new book.

The event will preface the 2012 Designer House Tour, which takes place immediately following the breakfast. Tickets for the breakfast, at $65, can be purchased at

Near & Far Aid provides funding for projects that address the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. Grants from Near & Far Aid support programs that help families at risk, adults in crisis, homelessness, elderly care and other select categories.

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