Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Darien Health Department and the Darien Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your unwanted prescription drugs to the Darien Recylcing Center at 126 Ledge Road in Darien. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
It's quick, easy, and free! Just drive-through and drop-off your old medicine with no questions asked.
So clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of those unwanted drugs to help prevent their misuse or improper disposal this Saturday.
Please note that sharps and hazardous waste will not be accepted!
Friday, April 5th at 5:00 p.m.
Middlesex Middle School
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien, CT 06820
Come support the Middlesex Quiz Bowl team! Enjoy snacks, drinks, activities, and compete in three rounds of trivia! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for a family of four. Order your ticket by emailing the MMS Quiz Bowl team at email@example.com.
See the flyer for more information.
Saturday, April 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
High Ridge Shopping Center
1041-1045 High Ridge Road in Stamford
Come find a friend at Stamford Animal Rescue's (STAR) monthly pet adoption event! The STARescue Pet Food Pantry will be open during the adoption event to accept donations and distribute food and supplies.
For the kids, there are fun activities and prizes happening at the adoption event too! Bring your child by from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course is fun and fast-paced with hands on activities, exciting video, role plays and lively discussions. Learn child-care, first aid, leadership and communication skills.
Fee is $85.00 which includes a Babysitter's Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and CD-ROM.
After successful completion you will receive a Babysitter's Certificate.
Location: American Red Cross at 39 Leroy Avenue in Darien, CT
Health & Safety Training
Stop by a location as seen on the flyer for more information on the other training sessions the American Red Cross has to offer.
Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the March 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre.This month, Marlene reviews "In the Heights", a lively musical playing at the Westchester Broadway Theatre-Elmsford in New York. She also dicusses a series of play by Academy Award nominee actor Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class" playing at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. For more information, please view this month's issue of On CT & NY Theatre.
On the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., come to Darien Library to have your blood pressure read! This service is provided by Post 53. They will send two members to the Library. You can find Post 53 on the main level (Main Street) when you come in the door.
Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the February 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. First up is Ancestral Voices which is being performed at the Music Theatre of CT in Westport through February 17th. This is an intimate play which has five players performing multiple parts. There is lots of dialogue and little action at times. At the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Stones in His Pockets is on stage until February 16th. In this play, an American film company goes to a small Irish town to film and the chaos that ensues. Finally, Peter Pan is playing at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. To learn more about these shows and Gaylinn's reviews, please view her newsletter.
The Connecticut State Health Department has issued a reminder of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The approaching snowfall tomorrow may cause a loss of power. If you are using a genator or outdoor grill, please keep them outside of your home. Carbon monoxide is odorless so you will be unable to detect it by smell. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.
You should also keep the inlets and outlets of your furnace free of snow. Before you drive your care, please check the exhaust pipe for any snow build up since this could backup carbon monoxide inside the car.
For more information, please see the flyer.
New Date: Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Come to a free non-partisan discussion about gun control in Connecticut. The Forum will present current state of gun control in Connecticut and what we actions we are taking in Darien to keep our residents and students safe. Speakers include:
State of Connecticut
Connecticut Against Gun Violence
Dr. Stephen Falcone
Superintendent, Darien School
Chief of Police
Darien Police Department
All are welcome and invited to attend this event. This event is sponsored by the Darien Democratic Town Committee. It is the first event in the POLICYmatters: Conversations that strengthen our community series.
Free blood pressure screening is available here at the Library on the first Tuesday of every month from 12 noon -to 1:30 p.m.
The next blood pressure screening at the Library will be on Tuesday, January 8th. in the Community Room.
Courtesy of the Nursing and Home Care Association and the Darien Health Department, screenings are open to the public.