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Darien Celebrations of Earth Day Weekend on April 22-23

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While Earth Day is celebrated all over the globe, on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and April 23 there will also be festivities a little closer to home. There’s an Earth Day celebration at Cherry Lawn Park on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon, Darien Library holds its “All Things Green” festival. Also on Sunday, Darien Land Trust is asking volunteers to help with maintaining trails at Dunlap/Selleck’s Woods. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join the Walk to Raise Money Against Hunger This Sunday in New Haven

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Online registration is still open for the Connecticut Food Bank 2017 Walk Against Hunger, set for 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23,  at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine. (Editor’s note: And it looks like no rain, some shine: partly cloudy, with a high of 61.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Still Shave Your Head Saturday for Kids with Cancer in Darien’s St. Baldrick’s Event

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As of the day before Darien’s St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event kicks off, firefighters in town have already raised more than 150 percent of the $50,000 goal they set for themselves. At this point, they’re at $75,211, and you can still join them and get your head shaved. It’s not too late! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Community Association Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14

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Three thousand eggs will greet little ones at this year’s Annual Mom’s Morning In Easter Egg Hunt on the Darien Community Association’s great lawn, to be held Friday, April 14th (Good Friday) at 10 a.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Sensory-Friendly’ Morning at Maritime Aquarium on Saturday for Those Kids Who Need It

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For some, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a place with too many stimuli. So on Saturday, April 1, the aquarium is planning a special morning to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Focus on French Cinema Film Fest Kicks Off in Stamford, Then a Weekend of Films in Greenwich

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The annual Focus on French Cinema film festival, which takes place in a few weeks in Stamford, Greenwich and Manhattan, has notable French directors and actors coming for a visit, along with at least 19 films, many shown in the area for the first time. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Saturday Afternoon: ‘Bubblemania’ Show & Community Art Festival for Kids

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A free afternoon of hands-on arts for the kids.  Local not-for-profit agencies provide arts & crafts projects for kids while giving parents opportunity to learn about the terrific services their agencies provide in and around the community. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Santa’s Coming Saturday Night, with Giant Animals, Carolers & Hot Cocoa

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Once again Santa will arrive at Grove Street Plaza and come down the Chimney to visit with children. The fun starts at about 4:30 p.m.

Families can be entertained while waiting for his arrival with Rides on the Giant Animals—Lucy the Polar Bear, Moose and “Snow” Leopard. (more…) Continue Reading →

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