Friday, June 21st:  Ridgefield is joining over 1,000 cities worldwide for Make Music Day, a live, free, all-day musical celebration. Come join the fun!  Performances on the Library Lawn will be held from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  

Scheduled activities and performers on the Library Lawn:

Community Karaoke — 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

ACT of CT “Pop Up” Youth Choir — 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Charlotte Roth — 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Richard Zhuang & Maxim Curt — 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

PJ Giovanniello — 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Four Horsemen Songwriters — 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Elza Libhart — 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Performances on the Library Lawn will be canceled in case of rain.

Saturday, June 8th @ 2:00pm: Art collector and Ridgefield resident Joel Third will give a lecture about his collection of floral prints that span five centuries, from the 17th to the 21st. There will be a reception in the gallery immediately after Joel’s talk from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Flowers have always played a big role in human lives, present at our beginning to our passing. We enjoy their natural beauty and the feeling of constancy and comfort they provide. This exhibition explores beautiful floral prints by a wide range of artists over five centuries. The prints in in this exhibit are from the Bettie Jane and Joel Third Collection.

Joel has been an avid antique and contemporary print collector for about 50 years. He was also past president of both the Ridgefield Rotary Club and Ridgefield Men’s Club. His impressive record of volunteerism and leadership at the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is to be noted. The Museum has established a memorial scholarship in Bettie Jane’s name for high school students.

Born and reared in Northeastern Ohio, Joel graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in electrical engineering. He retired after 47 years as an international systems engineer and marketing director with ITT and Harris Corporations. He traveled all over the world for business. 

Sponsors for this talk, reception and exhibition include: the host organization, The Ridgefield Library; refreshments from the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center; labels and and framing from The Frame Shop of Ridgefield; flowers from Soar Together and poster from Gerry O’Hare Marketing and Design Group.

Click here to register for this special lecture and reception.

Tuesday, May 28th @ 7:00pm:  Mark Riser of the Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission will give a talk explaining the process for starting your own small business.

The Economic and Community Development Commission welcomes you to Ridgefield. We appreciate and recognize that you have many options on where and how to open a business today, and even more options with the advent of remote work. The ECDC welcomes you to town and will work with you to make opening, maintaining, and growing your business as easy as possible from a town and regulatory perspective.

Mark has been a general partner in private equity funds, a private investor in middle market businesses and a principal in family office investments since 1999.  He has been a board member of a dozen companies, has invested in over 20 private companies in his career and is a frequent panelist at industry events.

Click here for more information and to register.

May 17th through May 20th: It’s One Big Book Sale!  Enjoy four days of great selections for ALL ages. Sale will be held in the program rooms on the Library’s Lower Level. View the schedule here: