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— AARP Connecticut will have a presence at the 42nd Annual Milford Oyster Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Downtown Milford.  The free event has 35,000 oysters and features the largest variety of oysters at any festival in the United States with 19 varities from eight East Coast states. Make sure to stop by our booth to learn about AARP in your community and for an opportunity to spin the prize wheel.

Robert DeNiro and Edgar Ramirez star in "Hands of Ston e," a new film about the life of life of Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran.

— Movies for Grownups and AARP Connecticut invite AARP members and guests to a free screening of Hands of Stone, a new movie starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert DeNiro. The movie follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the …

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— AARP members have an opportunity to secure their seats to their favorite NYC Broadway Week show as part of a special presale offer from August 15-17. AARP Connecticut members, guests and those aged 50+ can buy two tickets for the price of one for NYC Broadway Week September 5-18 now through August 17. This offer is available for three days before tickets go on sale to the general public. You can order 2-for-1 tickets, by using presale code BWWKPR. You …

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— AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers were at Central Connecticut State University today for a free Lunch & Learn AARP Fraud Watch Network: Inside the Mind of a Criminal forum. It was the third successful free AARP Connecticut community offering hosted by the Office of Continuing Education at CCSU this summer. An AARP Life Reimagined event kicked off the relationship on June 29 and was followed by one for Living Longer, Living Smarter on July 21. Check back soon for details …

Thinking about starting a new business, and which way to go?
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— Are you thinking about starting or growing a small business? Are you over 50 years old? If so, you are what we call an “Encore Entrepreneur.” AARP Connecticut and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free educational and networking seminar, with free dinner, for the Encore Entrepreneur at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. Attendees of the interactive event – open to people of all ages with a special focus on …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— AARP Fraud Watch Network provides Americans with the information and tools they need to spot and avoid fraud and scams so they can protect themselves and their families. Additional information is available on the AARP Fraud Watch Network site. The following post by guest writer Denton Gates addresses a common concern of many people who are interested in contributing to a nonprofit but are unsure of the proper safeguards and questions to ask. Mr. Gates, CEO of the nonprofit organization …

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— Fairfield Event to Provide Safe Destruction of Documents & Electronics As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Connecticut is joining with the Fairfield Police Department and EnviroShred to host the Fight Fraud & Knock Out Waste Free Shred & E-Scrap Event – an opportunity to safely dispose of outdated and unwanted personal documents and electronics for free. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 …