News Briefs: Join the Fairfield Museum as a Docent, As flu cases rise, churches take precautions, Fairfield University Glee club to perform ‘A Night of Romance’
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Museum & History Center is seeking locals interested in history and working with people to become involved in its docent program. Docents lead tours at the Fairfield Museum and at Ogden House, volunteer assistance at programs, attend lectures presented by scholars, and participate in teacher workshops. Adults who want to get involved should attend a docent training session on either Feb. 14 or 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The session will cover teaching with primary sources, general Fairfield history and docent policies. Docent training includes readings and discussions on various topics in American history and history education. For information, contact Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As flu cases rise, churches take precautions
FAIRFIELD — With the number of flu cases rising across Connecticut, some rituals during Catholic church Masses may be restricted.
Flu activity has rapidly spread across Connecticut over the last few weeks, with more than 1,000 confirmed flu cases in the state, according to the state Department of Public Health. According to the the department, 1,911 tested positive for the flu as of Jan. 20.
The department also reported 824 people had been hospitalized with flu-related illness and 32 people had died, including a 10-year-old boy. Dioceses in Bridgeport, Hartford and Norwich have told priests and those who assist during Mass to wash their hands before and after Mass and to use hand sanitizer. The Bridgeport Diocese has left the decision on restrictions during Eucharistic liturgies to individual parishes.
“If you are not feeling well or suffering from any flu-like symptoms, please refrain from receiving the Eucharist from the cup and consider receiving the host in your hand.,” St. Anthony of Padua Church officials in Fairfield told parishioners.
Glee club to perform
at ‘A Night of Romance’
NORWALK — The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan Yates, with soloists and choruses, will present “A Night of Romance — love songs from Broadway musicals” at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave.
The choruses for the evening’s finale are the Norwalk Community College Choir, under the direction of Christine Mangone; as well as the Fairfield University Glee Club and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, both under the direction of Carole Ann Maxwell. Tickets, ranging from $10 for students to $50 for the best seats, can be purchased at norwalksymphony.org or by calling 203 956-6771.