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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 glob­al­game­ 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 tris­tate­bri­dal­


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 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 stam­for­dar­tas­so­ci­a­


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 stam­for­drecre­ or call 203-977-5214.

Con­trib­uted photo

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.

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