Come Watch 20 Finalists Compete at Darien's Got Talent

Join us on June 29th!
Join us on June 29th!

Saturday, June 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Darien High School

Twenty finalists have been selected to compete for this year's "Darien's Got Talent" show. View the contestants. Judging the finals will be Broadway producer Ed Schloss, former prima ballerina Barbara Goldsmith, Broadway director BT McNicholl, LA talent agent Ceci Kurzman, and award-winning composer, Cristina Spinei. The evening’s MC is Matthew Poretta.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and children. For $125, premium seating is available as well as access to the pre-events reception. Purchase tickets online

The DAC’s “Darien’s Got Talent” is a fund-raising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Proceeds from the event, as well as private donations, grants, tuition fees and ticket sales, go toward funding these creative endeavors and help continue the ongoing efforts of the DAC.

Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further information, call (203) 655-8683 or visit arts.darien.org.

The New Community Bulletin Board

Marc Thorne places the first notice on the board.
Marc Thorne places the first notice on the board.

The Darien Library’s Senior Advisory Board is very excited to present a Community Bulletin Board for local events and notices. The Board can be found to the left of the Welcome Desk -- just past the desk. If you would like to bring in a community-focused flyer for the Board, please bring it to a staff member at the Welcome Desk.

Guidelines and locations of other local bulletin boards

Come register to vote at the Library!

We'll sign you up!
We'll sign you up!

Monday, June 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Need to update your voter information or register to vote in Darien? Then stop by the pop-up voter registration booth at the Library! The registration drive is being held by the Town Registrars of Voters, Kathy Hammel. You can update your voter registration to change your name, address, party affliliation, and more, or register for the first time.

Other upcoming registration dates at the Library:

  • Wednesday, June 26th from 3:30 p.m.  to 5:00 p.m.

Rep. Wood to Host a Town Hall Meeting

Representative Terrie Wood
Representative Terrie Wood

Wednesday, June 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
In the Community Room

Join State Representative Terrie Wood for a discussion on the major pieces of legislation considered during the 2013 session. The event is open to the public. 

For more information, call 1-800-842-1421. 

View the flyer.

Know Your Rights in the Foreclosure Process

We can help!
We can help!

Come to a free foreclosure prevention clinic to learn how to save your home from foreclosure. The clinics offer homeowners the opportunity to hear about the foreclosure process by an attorney from CT Fair Housing.  In addition, a representative from the department of banking will talk about programs available to homeowners within CT and a court appointed mediator describes the mediation process within the judicial system.

Homeowners may also talk with an attorney or paralegal to discuss their particular situation.

View the flyer to view the locations and dates of clinics. 

The Darien Farmers' Market Returns!

Some delicious food for sale!
Some delicious food for sale!

Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Are you hungry for some fresh, local, and delicious food? Then come join us for the kick-off of the farmers' market season on Wednesday, May 29th! We are located at 25 Old Kings Highway North which is in the Goodwives Shopping Center parking lot.  Neither rain or heat will keep the farmers away. 

For more information, please visit the Darien Farmers' Market website.

Call for Entries: 55th Annual Art Show & Sale

An applicant from last year's show.
An applicant from last year's show.

Sunday, May 26th, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. &
Tuesday, May 28th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

55th Annual Art Show & Sale Seeking Entries
Cash Awards, a Solo Show and Collectors’ Night


The Darien Arts Center is seeking entries from local artists of all ages for its Annual Art Show & Sale. Tremendously popular and a Darien tradition for 55 years, it will be held Saturday, June 1, through Saturday, June 8, at the Darien Arts Center Weatherstone Studio.

The juried show, which offers cash awards, is open to DAC students and children and adults who live or work in Darien.  Nonresidents may also enter the show with a donation to the organization.  Entries are welcome in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastel, mixed media/printmaking, sculpture, color photography and black & white photography.

A new draw for artists this year is that the winner of Best in Show will be given a solo exhibit in the Town Hall in the spring of 2014. Also, adult prizewinners will be invited to meet art collectors, gallery owners and DAC patrons and board members during a private party featuring their work on June 4.

Registration is now open online at arts.darien.org. Artists may enter up to two pieces of artwork, with an entry fee of $20 per submission for adults and $10 per piece for children. Adults submitting two pieces must designate at least one for sale. A 25% commission on each sale will benefit the DAC. All interested artists are encouraged to pre-register online. 

Artists may bring their work to the DAC Weatherstone Studio, behind Town Hall at 2 Renshaw Rd. in Darien, on Sunday, May 26, from noon to 4pm, and on Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 8pm.  All pieces must be ready to hang with a wire on the back, or, if needed, the DAC will provide assistance with wiring at the drop-off site for a small fee. The awards reception will be held Friday, May 31, from 7 to 9pm.  The show will be open for public viewing every day from Saturday, June 1, through Saturday, June 8, from noon to 5pm. 
       
Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the DAC. For further information, call (203) 655-8683 or visit arts.darien.org.

 

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