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Save The Date: Golf & Tennis Classic

2016 Golf & Tennis Classic, Monday, September 12, 2016

Brooklawn Country Club

500 Algonquin Rd, Fairfield, CT

Golf Classic

yay-10006046-digitalThe 21st annual Golf Classic will begin with lunch at the grill and is followed by a round of golf at one of the premier private clubs in Fairfield County, Brooklawn Country Club. The majestic club features an 18-hole bent grass course with slight hills and water hazards at several holes. After golf, relax in the clubhouse or on the veranda and enjoy conversation with fellow players as cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres are served. A raffle and brief awards ceremony will top off the day.

 

▪ Registration & Warm-Up: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
▪ Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
▪ Shotgun Start: 12:30 p.m.
▪ Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Awards Presentation: 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Women’s Tennis ClassicPlaying tennis, summertime saturated theme

The annual Women’s Tennis Classic will begin with a light breakfast and a round-robin tournament follows. After playing, relax and mingle with fellow guests while enjoying lunch on the patio. A raffle and brief awards ceremony will top off the morning.

 

▪ Registration & Light Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
▪ Play Begins: 9:30 a.m.
▪ Lunch, Raffle and Awards Presentation: 12:00 p.m.

 

 

FCA’s Golf & Tennis Classic Packet

2016 Golf Classic Registration 

2016 Tennis Classic Registration 

 

FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE

Fatherhood Initiative:

Our goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect by increasing the participation of fathers in the lives of their children, increasing the fathers’ knowledge about their children’s developmental needs, and promoting bonding and attachment between fathers and their children.

Learn more about FCA’s Family Support services here.

Imagine 2016

This year’s spring event, IMAGINE 2016, will be held on Friday, May 20 at The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT. The evening will highlight Family & Children’s Agency and the 11,000+ individuals we impact throughout Fairfield County. Read More,

IMAGINE 2016 Online Bidding is Now Available!

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You can now place bids online with your smartphone or mobile device, even if you’re unable to attend the event! (more…)

Join us for the 2016 Korean Roots Tour

Family & Children’s Agency and Spence Chapin invite you and your family to explore the
unique culture and heritage of Korea. Learn more about your child’s country of origin with
our expert guides. This trip is a once in a lifetime experience for you and your children to share.
For more information including trip itinerary and cost, please download Roots Brochure 2016.
You may register by completing the KoreanRoots 2016 Registration Form
Questions? Please contact Darlene Cirilli at 860-586-2365 or DCirilli@FCAgency.org .

 

Thank you for supporting A Taste of Fairfield County!

Thank you to everyone who supported A Taste of Fairfield County, held November 12 at Aitoro in Norwalk! The event, sponsored by FCA’s Junior Board of Advisers, benefited Family Support & Prevention Services at FCA.

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors and participating restaurants!

A Dash of Salt Catering

Aitoro

Bar Sugo

Capriccio Cafe

CBP

Diageo

DiMare Pastry

FactSet Research Systems

Flipside Burger

Local

MJP Associates

NCC Hospitality, Management and Culinary Program

New Orleans Beatnik Duo

The Pantry

Rowayton Pizza

Taco Loco

Tacos Mexico

Viva Restaurant 

 

 

Youth Expressive Arts Class

For the third consecutive year, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) has partnered with Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) to promote creative expression through the arts. The Expressive Arts Class is a six-week elective underwritten by the Rowayton Arts Center for ASPIRE middle school students. Students have the opportunity to study visual arts and enhance their personal expression. Their artwork was unveiled at RAC on October 29 and will be on display for the public until November 12.

Danny stands with his artwork, which is featured at the Rowayton Arts Center.

Danny stands with his artwork, which is featured at the Rowayton Arts Center.

“The Rowayton Arts Gallery offers our students a positive art experience that teaches both technique and self-exploration,” Amy Jeffereis, ASPIRE Manager. “Having the opportunity to see their art hanging in gallery and talk about their work strengthens their confidence and self-esteem.”

Family & Children’s Agency seeks to improve the lives of Norwalk youth by increasing their ability to be productive, independent young adults. The ASPIRE program is FCA’s after school program, located on the Norwalk Community College campus, and includes a middle school, high school and summer enrichment component. In addition to academic support, students in the ASPIRE program participate in electives throughout the school year. It is a multi-faceted, longitudinal program that promotes academic success and positive youth development.

For more than 50 years, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) has been a community cultural hub that provides a welcoming environment for the exchange of arts-related ideas. Located on the banks of the scenic Five Mile River, the Arts Center hosts exhibitions, lectures, musical events and other activities. In its second-floor studio, RAC offers year-round classes and workshops for creative people of all ages and at all ability levels. RAC also underwrites arts education programs throughout Norwalk. For information call 203-866-2744 or visit the web site at www.rowaytonartscenter.org.

Free Yoga Classes Every Thursday!

In partnership with the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, FCA will be hosting free yoga classes every Thursday through December 10. Enjoy a great workout with the whole family!

140 Water St.
6:15 p.m.
RSVP: dedwards@riverbrookymca.org
Walk-ins welcome; RSVP preferred. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FCA Yoga

Weston Women’s League Hosts 7th Annual Baby Shower for New Moms

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Weston Women’s League hosted its annual Baby Shower for new and expecting mothers on May 7 at Christ Church in Norwalk. Approximately 30 mothers participating in Family Support & Prevention services at Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) were treated to a healthy lunch and received gifts, such as clothing, toys, diapers and other baby essentials. This is the Weston Women’s League’s seventh year hosting this event. Weston Women's League

“Many of these women did not have a baby shower of their own and this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate becoming a mother,” said Mary Kate Locke, Director of Adoption and Prevention Services at FCA. “We are grateful to the Weston Women’s League for all their hard work in planning this beautiful event.”

Family Support & Prevention services at FCA provides support and guidance to parents and their young children through the Nurturing Family Network, Fatherhood Initiative, Maternal Outreach and Mentoring Service (MOMS) program, Healthy Start and Child FIRST. The program’s trained staff educates parents so they can build a strong foundation for their family’s growth. All programs are offered free of charge in English and Spanish to families in the Greater Norwalk area and are on a voluntary basis.

FCA Home Care to Host Alzheimer’s Discussion on April 30

On Thursday, April 30, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) Home Care team will lead a discussion on elderly memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This event is free and open to the public. Megan Haque, LCSW, and Barbara McNair Odeh, R.N., will provide information and insight into the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, progression of the disease and tips for successfully caring for a loved one.

FCA Home Care provides peace of mind, security and dignity for you or your loved one. We provide a continuum of care to allow adults to remain safe and independent in their own homes. We are your trusted Fairfield County nonprofit Home Care provider, and our services include Personal Alert emergency response system, Live-In Care, Home Health Aides, Homemakers and Companions, Assisted Transportation and Home Modification. Our staff is licensed with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and thoroughly vetted. As part of a larger human service agency, our knowledge of adult care is unparalleled.

Wednesday, April 30
6:30 p.m.
Family & Children’s Agency
140 Water St. Norwalk, CT

Please call (203) 831-2900 to RSVP

For more information, please contact Megan Haque, FCA Home Care LCSW, at (203) 831-2900 or email mhaque@fcagency.org.

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