Fairfield County Edition

Ridgefield Playhouse Hosts Lyme Disease Prevention Event

Starting to think about your family’s 2019 tick bite prevention strategy? Looking for the most effective ways to keep your backyard tick-free? Join the tick experts from Western Connecticut State University, the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Program, Western CT Health Network and Lyme Connection on April 10 at 6pm for Tick Control Gets Reel. Admission is free but tickets are required.

Premiering at the Ridgefield Playhouse, the two-hour series of short films feature Ridgefield friends and local celebrities who have joined the effort to provide up-to-date information on tick-borne disease prevention. Follow the story of neighbors planning a tick-free backyard block party; you will be drawn into their world as they learn how ticks behave, how to protect their families from tick bites, and how to safely treat their properties to reduce tick populations. 

While the tone is lighthearted, the recommendations are solidly based on science and focused on keeping children safe. The event includes refreshments from O’Deen’s Barbecue, giveaways, tick control information, photo opportunities with Fran the Tick and more.

To reserve tickets and for more information, visit SpraySafePlaySafe.org. Location: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield. 

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