May 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 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.

Auditions for Darien's Got Talent

A distinguished panel of judges.
A distinguished panel of judges.

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 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 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.

Access Healthcare 2013

Connecticut House Republicans
Connecticut House Republicans

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: 

  • Maura Carley, founder of Healthcare Navigation, LLC, and author of Health Insurance: Navigating Traps & Gaps
  • Kevin Counihan, CEO of Access Health CT

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.

What does community service mean to you?

Essay contest
Essay contest and Patch want to know!


- 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 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

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Safely dispose of your medicines!
Safely dispose of your medicines!

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!

Join Middlesex Middle School for Trivia Night!

Join us for a fun night!
Join us for a fun night!

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

See the flyer for more information.

Protect yourself against breast cancer

The Mobile Wellness Center
The Mobile Wellness Center

Tuesday, April 1st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 Renshaw Road in Darien

Stamford Hosspital's Mobile Wellness Center bus will be at the Darien Health Department this April. Insurance accepted, but no-cost mammograms will be available for uninsured and low income women.

To schedule an appointment, please call 203-276-PINK ir 203-223-4141 (same day). Walk-ins will be accepted. 

Remember to bring a photo ID and insurance card to the mobile center. 


Art on View - Marine Art Exhibit

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The Marine Art Exhibit is Open!

The opening reception last Friday night for this new art exhibition was fun and fabulous! The anticipation for this event has been huge, and with good reason...the exhibit is spectacular!  Many art lovers (and Darien Library lovers!) gathered to examine and enjoy this special exhibition, curated by the Darien Library Art Committee and featuring works represented by the Geary Gallery and Quester Gallery. Exibiting artist, Peter Arguimbau gave a brief speech to the assembled crowd.

Among the featured artists are David Bareford, William Bishop, and Anne Jayson, who are represented by Michael Florio of Quester Gallery, Rowayton, and Peter Arguimbau and A.D. Blake, who are represented by Tom Geary of the Geary Gallery, Darien.

For more information, please click here.

The Marine Art Exhibit will run through June 11th. The Art Gallery is located on the Library's Lower Level.

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