Friday, August 24th through Sunday, September 30th
Come support the Darien Historical Society at the To The Table five week art sale and fundraiser. Join us for free wine and cheese Friday night receptions throughout the five weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more details call 203-655-9233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the flyer for a list of the To The Table artists.
Saturday, August 25th
Join your neighbors, family, and friends in Stamford, CT to help set a new world record in Hands-Only CPR! This is a free training session that you may use to save a life someday. Register at Hands For Life.
For more information, please see the flyer.
Wednesday, August 29th
From 1:00 p.m. until the last appointment at 6:15 p.m.
Darien Library will be hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive in August. Registration that day will be in the Community Room then donations will occur in the Red Cross' specially equipped bus in the parking lot. Visit the Red Cross' website to schedule an appointment.
Blood donors are eligible to have their overdue fines waived (does not apply to bills or replacement charges).
Facts about blood donation from the Red Cross
Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the June 2012 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. If you enjoy beautiful performances, come see Cirque Du Soleil's presentation, "Dralion" at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The show runs June 13th through June 17th. Or if a show about a spirited woman raising her ten year old nephew is more your cup of tea, you will love "Mame" showing in East Haddam, CT through July 7th.
June 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Darien Land Trust and Friends of Selleck’s Woods invite the Darien community to a Celebration of the Woods & Streams, a free event of fun and learning for children and adults at Dunlap/Selleck’s Woods on Sunday, June 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM.
Funded by a grant from the Long Island Sound Study, this free event will offer exhibits, games, food, music and the beauty of one of Darien’s loveliest Open Spaces.
Among the activities will be Woodland Exhibits and Nature Guides along Discovery Trails, including Guided Bird Tours, learning about Frogs, Turtles & Salamanders from our Woods & Streams; Native Plant Garden; I Spy Corner and Bird Identification; Pony Tree and Tree Identification; Vernal Pond, Dunlap Lake & the Critters in them; Butterfly Gardens; Building Fairy Houses.
There will also be a series of Village Exhibits including Audubon at Home – Lawns & Plants for Birds; SoundWaters Shows the Watershed; Project Services for the I-95 Rest Stop Restoration; Storm Water Run-off and Non-Source Point Pollution, as well as tips on How to Green Your Garden.
Come one, come all and join in the Celebration of the Woods & Streams.
Head towards Norwalk on the Post Rd., turn right at Trader Joe’s onto Kings Hwy North. Immediately after you go over I-95, turn right onto Parklands Drive and continue past the office buildings. Follow the signs for parking.
From Caleb Moore, MD
Medical Advisor, Darien Health Department
In reviewing collected data from the Darien Department of Health, we find that there have been 20 reported cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) in town since 2008. Officially, that is 4 cases per 21,000 people. At first glance that may not seem to be a high number of cases; however, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), data from 2009 reports that the national incidence of pertussis is 1.1 per 21,000 people.
Read the full advisory and update your pertussis vaccine by speaking to your physician.