17 Towns in 17 Days

Issues: Event Notifications

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will begin his 17 Towns in 17 Days Tour today in Ridgefield. Over the next 17 days, he will visit every town in the Fourth District, gathering input from constituents and highlighting the district’s residents, businesses, organizations, and natural resources.

“From thriving businesses in Shelton and Stamford to peaceful nature preserves in New Canaan and Easton, our district is beautiful and diverse,” said Himes.  “Hearing from my constituents makes me a better representative, and I look forward to gathering input from residents in every town.”

Ridgefield on July 27
Himes will visit Books on the Common for its “Where’s Waldo?” event where children will visit local businesses to find Waldo figurines hidden around town. The nationwide event celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fist “Where’s Waldo” book. It is organized by Candlewick Press, the American Booksellers Association, and 250 independent bookstores across the country.
WHEN: Friday, July 27 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Books on the Common, 404 Main Street, Ridgefield

Himes tours the facilities of Better Packages in Shelton on July 30, 2012.

Himes tours the facilities of Better Packages in Shelton on July 30, 2012.

Shelton on July 30
Himes will visit Better Packages, the world’s leading manufacturer of dispensers for water-activated tape and carton-sealing systems.  Better Packages’ customers include Amazon, the Disney Store, Tiffany & Co., and many others.
WHEN: Monday, July 30 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: 255 Canal Street, Shelton

Greenwich on July 31
Himes will tour the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club and meet with campers.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 31 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich

Himes helps Hillard Bloom Shellfish harvest oysters off the coast of Norwalk on August 6.

Himes helps Hillard Bloom Shellfish harvest oysters off the coast of Norwalk on August 6.

Norwalk on August 6
Himes will join Hillard Bloom Shellfish, a family-owned seafood wholesaler, on the boat to collect the day’s oyster harvest. Media who wish to cover this event should arrive 15 minutes early.
WHEN: Monday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 132 Water Street, Norwalk

Westport on August 6
Himes will meet with the staff of Save the Children for a discussion on the organization’s international aid work and foreign assistance. 
WHEN: Monday, August 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 54 Wilton Road, Westport

Himes tours Weir Farm in Wilton on August 7, 2012.

Himes tours Weir Farm in Wilton on August 7, 2012.

Wilton on August 7 
Himes will tour Weir Farm.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7 at 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton 

Stamford on August 7
Himes will meet with employees at Renewable Resources (Energy Solutions), Inc., a business that offers a wide range of renewable energy solutions in the residential and commercial sectors to help homeowners and businesses lower their carbon emissions and generate additional income.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 119 Research Drive, Stamford

New Canaan on August 8
Himes will visit the New Canaan Nature Center to meet with staff and participate in activities with campers.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan

Fairfield on August 8
Himes join Fairfield firefighters for dinner at the firehouse. He will gather input from them and thank them for their service.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 8 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 140 Reef Road, Fairfield

Trumbull on August 9
Himes will visit the Kennedy Center, one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation facilities in the State of Connecticut.  The Center supports 2,000 individuals with residential, educational, therapeutic, and recreational programs and services.
WHEN: Thursday, August 9 from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m.
WHERE: 2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull

Himes visits Eemax, another Oxford-based company, in September 2011.

Himes visits Eemax, another Oxford-based company, in September 2011.

Monroe on August 9
Himes will tour the facilities of BICOM, a leader in developing media-based processing technology for the telecommunications industry.
WHEN: Thursday, August 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 755 Main St # 3, Monroe

Oxford on August 9
Himes will visit the PTA Plastics, a national leader in plastic injection mold-making and production molding of plastic parts that help businesses design and manufacture their products.
WHEN: Thursday, August 9 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: 148 Christian Street, Oxford

Bridgeport on August 9
Himes will celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of Cook and Grow as they make their plate presentations at the Cook and Grow Garden at the Black Rock Public Library. Cook and Grow is a non-profit that seeks to promote healthy cooking, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles in today’s youth.
WHEN: Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

Himes speaks with constituents at a brown bag lunch in Weston in September 2010.

Himes speaks with constituents at a brown bag lunch in Weston in September 2010.

Weston on August 10
Himes and First Selectwoman Gayle Weinstein will host a brown bag lunch with constituents, where he will discuss his work in Congress and answer questions from the group.
WHEN: Friday, August 10 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Road, Weston

Redding on August 10
Himes will visit the Redding Farmers Market, where he will meet with constituents and local business owners selling their products at the market.
WHEN: Friday, August 10 from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2 Long Ridge Rd, Redding

Easton on August 10
Himes will visit the Aspetuck Land Trust’s popular 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley preserve, which was saved from development by the Land Trust in 1999. The Aspetuck Land Trust is one of the oldest land trusts in the state and includes 44 trailed nature preserves in Westport, Weston, Fairfield, and Easton.
WHEN: Friday, August 10 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: 714 Black Rock Road, Easton

Darien on August 12
Himes will present a certificate of recognition to WWII veterans living in Darien thanking them for their service at the annual Spirit of ’45 event.  The “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” campaign is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the WWII generation.
WHEN: Sunday, August 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Darien

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