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 "The Dining Room", which is playing at the Westport Country Playhouse. This play by A.R. Gurney is typical of his style where he "likes to poke fun at their (WASPS) false values while illustrating the fact that most of have the same human traits". She also dicusses "Cole" which is the life story of Cole Porter which is on stage at the Music Theatre of CT. At the Goodspeed Opera House, "Good News" which Marlene enthralls readers with her review as she discusses her own childhood. Finally, Westchester Broadway Threatre presents "Guys and Dolls," a classic work!
For more information, please view this month's issue of On CT & NY Theatre.
June 1st and June 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Come out to the Darien Town Hall Auditorium to audition for Darien's Got Talent! You will need to register online at dariensgottalent.net to audition.
Finals will take place Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Darien High School in front of a live audience and a roster of celebrity judges. The evening will include 15 finalists selected from the preliminary auditions. The winner will receive $1,500; second place $750; and $500 for third place.
Darien's Got Talent is a fundraising event for the Darien Arts Center, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music.
Tickets for the fundraiser on June 29, may only be purchased online at arts.darien.org. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and children. Premium seating at $125 includes a ticket to the pre-event reception. A family sponsorship is $500 and includes two adults and three children and tickets to the pre-event reception. For more information, call the DAC office at 203-655-8683.
Local sponsors for the evening include: Bank of America, Baywater Properties, Grove Street Plaza, Halstead Property, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Nielsen’s Florist, Dr. David Osherow, Orthodontist, Palmer’s Market, SBD Kitchens, LLC, and Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa.
A distinguished panel of judges for the preliminary and finals has been announced. Pictured above are, from left, Leo B. Meyer, Edwin Schloss, Toni DeCarlo, August W. Boehm, Barbara Goldsmith, and John McL. Doelp.
Not pictured: Ted Yudain, BT McNicholl, Ceci Kurzman, and the evening’s MC, Matthew Poretta.
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join State Representative Terrie Wood as she hosts Access Healthcare 2013. The panelists are:
The panelists will provide an in-depth look at the State's new health insurance marketplace and how to use it to its optimal value. The event is free and open to everyone.
Access Health CT is a new health insurance marketplace being developed the State of Connecticut to satisfy the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare"). Their mission is to increase the number of CT residents who are insured, lower their costs, promote health and elminate health disparities. Access Health CT is planned to operate at no cost to the state or its taxpayers.
The event will be held in the Library's Community Room.
For more information, please see the flyer.
VolunteerSquare.com and Patch want to know!
ESSAY CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:
- Participants must be at least 13 years old
- Currently attending a public or private school in one of the communities listed below
- Limit: 500 words
- Winners will be determined by votes from the community
- Submit your essay at your local Patch.com Contest Winners will be announced on May 13, 2013.
GRAND PRIZE: Kindle Fire & $700 Cash
SECOND PRIZE: Chromebook Laptop & $450 Cash
THIRD PRIZE: $300 Cash
The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public and private schools from the following towns: BRIDGEPORT DARIEN EASTON FAIRFIELD GREENWICH NEW CANAAN NORWALK REDDING STAMFORD WESTON WESTPORT WILTON
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.