Community: Ridgefield Playhouse to celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘Cabaret’ screening, more news

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center Board Member Joel Third and Bettie Jane Third Memorial Scholarship recipient Sara Hansen

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center Board Member Joel Third and Bettie Jane Third Memorial Scholarship recipient Sara Hansen

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Lewis Fund grant supports Battle of Ridgefield programming at KTM&HC

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center thanks the Wadsworth R. Lewis Fund for awarding the museum a grant that supported the development and implementation of collaborative, community-focused Battle of Ridgefield-themed programming. The Lewis Fund grant allowed KTM&HC to provide engaging tours and activities for free to all visitors during the town-wide commemoration of the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield last month.

Learn more and buy tickets in advance by visiting keelertavernmuseum.org/visit.

RHS business student wins national investing essay competition

Ridgefield High School business student and investment club president Corrie Vakil placed first in the country in the InvestWrite essay competition. Vakil’s essay was chosen as the best among over 2000 applicants nationwide. Corrie also won $850 in prize money along with a banner, trophy, and plaque for her first place finish.

In her essay, Corrie chooses a mix of stocks including Costco, Citigroup and Verizon as well as funds including the Vanguard Small Cap ETF. Corrie writes: “When hyper-focused on gains, it is easy to overlook the company’s morality. I have learned that it is important to choose stocks that remain consistent with my values” Corrie concludes: “The lessons I have learned through the Stock Market Game include the benefits of diversification, aligning investment choices with my morals, and understanding the difference between long and short-term investing. I am now well equipped with valuable insight to manage risk and create a secure financial future.”

Ridgefield Library launches community survey

The Ridgefield Library is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community, a release said. They want to understand how they can best serve patrons now and in the future.

Their online community survey is now available and will be open through July 1.

To be part of an in-person Library focus group in early September, go to ridgefieldlibrary.org for more information.

Ridgefield Playhouse to celebrate 50th anniversary of Cabaret screening

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the big screen classic film Cabaret, The Ridgefield Playhouse will be offering two screenings of this 1972 American Musical Drama on Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. This film screening, part of the Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series, includes exclusive commentary before and after the film from Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home tickets ($12.50) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office at 203-438-5795.

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center awards scholarship

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is proud to announce that Sara Hansen is the recipient of the 2022 Bettie Jane Third Memorial Scholarship.

Hansen, who graduated from Ridgefield High School, has volunteered at KTM&HC for years. She began her volunteerism by participating in the museum’s Junior Interpreter program, which empowers young people to help share the site’s stories with the public.

WestConn soloists to perform in concert

A concert of voices showcasing the First Congregational Church’s three Western Connecticut State University interns will be held June 24 at 7 p.m. in the First Congregational Church sanctuary at 103 Main Street, Ridgefield.

WCSU Soloists Daisy Lowe, Alondra Cardona Santos and James Bavolacco will perform a choral music sampling including “Elastic Heart” by Sia, “Je veux vivre” by Charles Gounod from Roméo et Juliette and “A Heart Full of Love” from the Broadway musical Les Miserables. The soloists will be accompanied by FCC Music Director, Kathleen Theisen on the piano.

A reception will follow in Lund Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

Ridgefield boys help All Star Rugby team win regionals

Four Ridgefield rugby players were selected to the All Star team to play for Connecticut: Max Butler, John McGoey, James Nightingale and Nacho

Brina.

On Sunday in Hackensack, CT beat PA in the first game by a score of 38-0. In the final against NJ, who had already beaten NY, CT kept another clean sheet winning 28-0.