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The Ferguson Library will hold the fourth annual Fairfield County Game Jam on Jan. 25-27 as part of Global Game Jam weekend.
Award-winning composer Tom Salta will kick off the weekend with a keyexperience note address at 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Bob McCloud, digital animation and game development professor at Sacred Heart University, will attend the event.
The Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game jam. Participants worldwide will create a game based on a theme decided by the Global Game Jam. The theme will be released the first night when all sites have come online.
Global Game Jam connects gamers, artists, writers and developers to learn, have fun and create something innovative. No is necessary.
The event is open to gamers 18 years and older. Gamers between the ages of 16-17 can participate but must be accompanied by their legal guardian. Participation is free and meals will be served. Registration is required at globalgamejam.org/2019/jam-sites/ fergusonlibrary.
For information, call 203-351-8231.
The Connecticut Bridal & Wedding Expo will come to Stamford from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, at 1 Blachley Road.
Tickets are $5 if purchased online, and $15 at the door. Children under 16 are free.
The expo offers vendors and information for prospective brides and grooms.
The event includes fashion shows and live music.
A selection of wedding professionals will help select bakeries, bands, decor, bridal gowns, tuxedos, disc jockeys, florists, photographers, food and beverage, and more.
For information and to buy tickets, visit tristatebridalshows-cp.com.
Strawberry Hill School will hold a prospective parent orientation meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9.
Strawberry Hill School is an extension of Rogers International School. For the 2019-20, the school will offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program for grades K-4. The school is accepting applications for students residing in Stamford and surrounding towns.
To register, visit goo.gl/ sryTUK.
The Stamford Art Association will present a new photography exhibit called “4 Visions” at the Mayor’s Gallery.
The exhibit opens Jan. 7 and runs through Feb. 28. There will be a reception
Jan. 17 from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show will be on display on the 10th floor of Government Center and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The show will feature the work of Stamford Art Association members JeanMarc Bara, Carol Battin, Christine Irvin and Gregory Presley.
The exhibit explores how different artists view the world through their camera lens.
For information, call 203-858-3082 or visit stamfordartassociation.org.
The Stamford Recreation’s Ski Bums program will return this winter for the 12th season.
The ski program is open to students in grades 4 to 8 for four Fridays, starting this week. Students will travel to Thunder Ridge ski area in Patterson, N.Y. Lessons and ski rentals are available. A $350 deposit is required to rent a snowboard.
Students can pack a meal for each trip or bring money to purchase food at the ski lodge.
The ski trips will take place on Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and Feb. 22. Children depart at 4 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. at the Government Center.
Fees range from $25 to $38. For information, visit stamfordrecreation.com or call 203-977-5214.
Artist Jean-Marc Bara’s “Is This Where I Get Off?” will be included in the Stamford Art Association’s new photography exhibit called “4 Visions” at the Mayors Gallery.