Ridgefield happenings: Energy task force, drug awareness, and CPR class

The following are a list of events happening in town over the next couple of weeks.
Energy task force meeting at Ridgefield Library
The Ridgefield Energy Task Force is tentatively scheduled to host a presentation to benefit commercial landlords and business owners on Thursday, March 14, 4-6 p.m., at the Ridgefield Library.
Representatives from Wilton Library and from Ridgefield Academy will talk about all the energy-saving features each included in renovations to their buildings, what the cost savings are, and share best strategies, planning and resources.
Drug awareness event at St. Mary
The Knights of Columbus will host a drug awareness event at St. Mary Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.
Parishioner Marilyn C. Kain will lead the discussion on how children, teens and adults find themselves exposed to addictive drugs in the home.
Kain, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, will talk about the best practices to keep a safe home. She will also discuss the costs and benefits of medications often prescribed to youth.
St. Mary Parish Hall is located inside St. Mary School at 183 High Ridge Avenue. For more information, call 203-438-6538 or visit smcr.org.
Guild presents ‘CameraWorks’ exhibition
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists will host the 2019 CameraWorks exhibition, juried by internationally-acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, from March 2 through March 24.
More information can be found on the guild’s website rgoa.org.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane.
League of Women Voters to host art raffle fundraiser
The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will host its eighth “Get To Know Your Town” meeting and fifth annual art raffle “kickoff” celebration on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at town hall’s lower level conference room. Dr. Mark Meachem, chair of the Ridgefield Arts Council, will be the guest speaker at the meeting and will talk about the arts in Ridgefield and the synergies between various organizations in town.
The league’s art raffle will “unveil” artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member Rhonda Gentry’s painting “Yellow Roses” which she has donated to the league for its fundraiser to help support its mission, which includes voter education programs. The drawing for Gentry’s painting will be held at the league’s guest bartender event at Gallo’s Restaurant on May 14.
League members are invited to attend the board meeting at 9:30 a.m. before the start of the 10:30 meeting.
Email marilyn.carroll@snet.net to RSVP for either meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
CPR class at fire department
A class in American Heart Association CPR has been scheduled for Monday, March 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The course will cover the newest guidelines for adult/child CPR, use of an AED or automated external defibrillator and care for obstructed airways and respiratory emergencies. This certification course will take place at the Ridgefield Fire Department, 6 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT. The fee for the course is $45 which includes all student materials.
For more information and registration call Beth Perlman at 203-438-1230 or email safetyedservices@aol.com.