Business briefs

Masters and Mixers: more events coming

Masters and Mixers, organized by Georgetown School of the Arts owner and founder Susan Jackson, continues into the last month of this year as well as into the new year.

Ms. Jackson calls her private school at 25 Old Mill Road “the first paint-and-sip party host in Fairfield County.” Adults who want to learn to paint, return to painting and paint with friends and family members are invited to participate in these painting and bring-their-own-beverage events at Georgetown School of the Arts.

The next two events are on the nights of Thursday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9:30. Doors open at 6:45. Additional events are scheduled on the first Thursday and Saturday in January. For the full schedule, visit

Participants are provided with painting supplies, a canvas, easel and apron. A local artist offers guidance. Painters bring their own beverages and snacks. At the end of the evening participants will take home a painting.

The school can also arrange private parties, corporate events and other affairs. Children’s painting parties are also available. The cost is $35. There is a Meetup page at the school’s website. For more information or to register by phone, call 203-544-8551.

Fleur De Lis to fete second anniversary

Fleur De Lis Antiques and Décor at 4 Long Ridge Road is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Nov. 29, Black Friday. The shop is offering a 20% discount in celebration now through Dec. 5.

This 3,000 square-foot shop specializes in antiques, furniture, mid century modern and home interior design.The shop is located in West Redding Center next to Lombard’s Restaurant and across the street from the train station. Besides antiques, there are collectibles, artwork, vintage jewelry, vintage purses as well as seasonal gift items.

Dottie Earle DeLuca, who was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette and  Broadway performer, has been a wholesaler to the trade for 25 years and fulfilled her dream two years ago opening the shop, she said.

Information about the store can be found on the website at: or its Facebook page at Items can also be seen at and will soon be at as well.

Trial Tai Chi class in Georgetown

Georgetown Martial Arts Center has announced that people who have wondered about Tai Chi and its benefits may stop by and observe or take a free class to find out for themselves if the program meets their needs and interests.

“Tai Chi is a low-impact, graceful series of martial arts moves that is often called ‘meditation in motion,’” the center said in a recent press release. “As you move, you are encouraged to breathe deeply and focus your mind on your body’s sensations — much as sitting meditation does — but you are building strength and health in the process. The moves can be adapted for people of every fitness level — even those recovering from illness or surgery.”

The center’s chief martial arts instructor, Master Rich Dandanell, runs the classes. The center at 9 Ethan Allen Highway may be reached by calling at 203-544-6055. The website is

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