Saturday, Feb. 23
Movie matinee — Hotel Transylania will be shown at the Black Rock Branch Library, 1:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Black Rock Fod Pantry are welcome. Information: 203-337-9676.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Christian music event — Bridgeport-based urban gospel duo Isaiah and Sarah will perform at the Overseer Marca Fountain, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Blues performance — Musician Dan Stevens will play the teen café at the Bridgeport Public Library/Burroughs & Saden branch, 3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Information: Youth Services Division, 203-576-7400, ext. 444.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Family film — The Princess and the Frog will be at the Black Rock Branch Library, 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Black Rock Fod Pantry are welcome. Information: 203-337-9676.
Workshop series — Live Well, a free six-week workshop series will be offered at The Child and Family Guidance Center on Fridays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22, and March 1, 8 and 15, from 2:15-4:45 p.m. Workshops are interactive with new topics covered each week. Free and open to the public. Registration: 203-394-6529.
Club meeting — The Black Rock Knitting and Crocheting Club will be held at the Black Rock Branch Library, Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. All levels welcome. Free refreshments will be served. Knitting and crocheting supplies will be provided for those who do not already have them. Information: 203-337-9676.
Computer classes — The Bridgeport Public Library/Burroughs & Saden branch offers free computer classes every Wednesday, 4:15-6 p.m. Space is limited. Registration: Sharaya Smith, 203-576-7778.
Computer classes — The Black Rock Branch Library presents free computer classes for beginners every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Space is limited. Registration: 203-337-9676.
Fitness series — The Black Rock Branch presents ‘Get Fit Bridgeport,’ physical fitness series using exercise DVDs that are available at the library, Mondays and Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. The format includes a 15-minute welcome and education, 30-minute walking with the video and 15-minute handout /repeat education and close. Reserve a spot: 203-337-9676.
Just for kids — The Black Rock Branch Library presents Little Rocks for children up to 3 and their caregiver, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Program includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, short films and time for play. Information: Miss Bina, 203-337-9676.
Crafts for kids — The Black Rock Branch Library offers ‘Fabulous Fridays,’ a monthly craft program for kids, 3:30 p.m. Participants will make bird feeders out of water bottles in honor of National Bird Feeding Month. Future craft sessions will be held the second Friday of the month. Information: Miss Bina, 203-337-9676.
Monthly chess — Learn how to play chess with John Farwell at the Bridgeport Public Library/Burroughs & Saden branch on the last Tuesday of the month, 3 p.m. Open to those aged 12 to 18. Information: 203-576-7408. Suzanne Kachmer and John Farwell also teach chess at the Newfield Branch Library on the last Friday of the month, 3-5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Information: 203-576-7828.
Art time — City Lights Gallery offers figure drawing and open sketch classes the last two Saturdays of every month, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Participants must bring art materials; some drawing boards and easels available. Sessions are $15, $12 for members and $10 for students. Information: 203-334-7748.
Story time — Preschool Story Hour for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers is offered at the North Branch Library every Monday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. No registration required. Information: 203-576-7821.
Genealogy roundtable — Genealogist Bill Stansfield and library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research, share tips on sources and methodology; beginners, longtime researchers welcome; group meets third Thursday of each month, 12:30 p.m., at Bridgeport Public Library/Burroughs & Saden branch. Information: Mary Witkowski, 203-576-7417.
Game nights — Play the Wii or the Xbox at the Bridgeport Public Library/Burroughs & Saden branch, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Information: 203-576-7408. Play the Wii at the Newfield Branch Library on the second Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Information: 203-576-7828.
Memoir Writing Class — Bridgeport History Center has sponsored a Memoir Writing Class since 2002; class writes about memories of not only Bridgeport, but about the stories that have linked our lives; newcomers welcome; class meets the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m., at Bridgeport Public Library/Burroughs & Saden branch. Information: Mary Witkowski, 203-576-7417.
Zoo’s new animals — Beardsley Zoo invites the public to meet its newest additions; zoo hours Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; adult admission (ages 12 and older) is $12, children (ages 3 to 11) and senior admission (62 and older) $10, and children under 3 and zoo members admitted free. Information: 203-394-6565.
Knights of Columbus — St. Francis Cabrini Council #4096 monthly meetings at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church; 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees on the second Monday of the month, 8 p.m.; Assembly #136 holds 4th degree meeting on third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.; all active members urged to attend, new members welcome; if you are a Catholic male and over age 18, call 203-374-2268.
Communication club — The Park City Toastmasters Club meets at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Facility, 7003 Main St., Stratford, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. The club helps people conquer their fear of public speaking. Contact: John Mahon, 203-918-3092 or Anna Sidorova, 203-258-5627.
Library teen café — Bridgeport Public Library’s new space offers a chess club taught by John Farwell, Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.; and Wii Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Information: 203-576-7408.
Tag sale — Many different items at tag sale at St. Margaret’s Shrine garage on Suburban Avenue, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; donations accepted. Information: 203-333-3161.
Planetarium shows — Discovery Museum has two daily planetarium shows, Tuesday through Sunday; cost included with general admission starting at $8.50, adults.