5th Annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

Join us!
Join us!

Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th at 9:30 a.m.
Middlesex Middle School
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd
Darien, CT

Darien’s 5th Annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™ Event, the event is hosted by Darien's 11 local churches and co-sponsored by the Council for Darien School Parents. The Darien FMSC MobilePack™ Event offers local volunteers a chance to provide hope and life to starving children.  Each day approximately 6,200 children die from starvation all around the world.  Approximately 1,000 volunteers will be needed for the 2013 event.

Help by donating towards fundraising for meals. 22 cents each meal, 44K goal to raise to pack 200,000 meals, 27K left to raise. Visit www.fmsc.org  (event code 1310-131). Got questions? Please contact us.

Sign up online starting September 19th

Darien Now Provides a Location to Dispose of Unwanted/Expired Drugs

Seal of Darien, CT
Seal of Darien, CT

Get rid of any unwanted, expired or unused drugs now. They can be dropped off FREE with no questions asked! Please, do not bring needles; this program is for meds ONLY.

Citizens looking to dispose of unwanted, excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications will be now be able to utilize the safe and secure permanent drop off box located in the lobby of the Darien Police Department at 25 Hecker Ave. The lobby of the Darien Police Headquarters is open to the public 24 hours every day.

The Darien Health Department has partnered with the Darien Police Department to establish a permanent drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults as well as protecting the environment from the improper disposal of these drugs.

For more information, view the flyer.

 

Rep. Himes to Host a Town Hall Meeting on Syria

Representative Jim Himes
Representative Jim Himes

Sunday, September 8th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In the Community Room

Join Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) at a Town Hall meeting to gather input from constituents on Syria and President Obama’s request for congressional authorization of military force. All constituents are encouraged to attend.

Constituents may RSVP online. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

September 2013 Local Theatre Shows

Marlene S. Gaylinn
Marlene S. Gaylinn

Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the September 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. This month's shows are:

  • "OBLIVION" at Westport Country Playhouse. Plays till September 8th
  • "OLIVER" at Westchester Broadway Theatre. Plays from September 12th to November 3rd

Read Gaylinn's reviews.

I HAVE A DREAM 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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August 2013 Local Theatre Shows

Marlene S. Gaylinn
Marlene S. Gaylinn

Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the August 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre.This month, Marlene reviews "Grease" at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, "Loot" at the Westport Country Playhouse, and "Hello Dolly" at the Goodspeed Opera House. Gaylinn's reviews are funny, informative, and more in this month's issue of On CT & NY Theatre.

Senator Chris Murphy Staff's Office Hours at Darien Library

The seal of the United States Senate
The seal of the United States Senate

Wednesday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A caseworker from Senator Murphy’s office will be available to discuss your concerns with federal agencies – such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security, Medicare, HUD, Immigration, Passports, etc.  – or to discuss your thoughts on current legislation.

Please go the Reference Desk on the second floor and ask for directions to the Harris Room to meet with the caseworker.

July 2013 Local Theater Shows

Marlene S. Gaylinn
Marlene S. Gaylinn

Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the July 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre.This month, Marlene reviews "South Pacific" at Waveny Park and "The Sound of Music" in Elmsford, NY.

For more information, please view this month's issue of On CT & NY Theatre.

June 2013 Local Theater Shows

Marlene S. Gaylinn
Marlene S. Gaylinn

Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the June 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre.This month, Marlene reviews "The Show-Off" at the Westport Playhouse and "As You Like It" in Rowayton.

For more information, please view this month's issue of On CT & NY Theatre.

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.

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