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Hackers for Hope Event Coming Sept 29

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The 29th annual Hackers For Hope event will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 29 at Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. Hackers For Hope, which was started by cancer survivors and Darienites Al Smith and Tim Brown, supports cancer research and treatment programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bennett Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parent Workshop: Getting Your Freshman, Sophomore Kids Ready for School & College

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The Darien Depot Youth Center is hosting a workshop for parents of students in Grades 9 and 10 with advice on getting them ready for school and college admissions. The free seminar, presented by Successful Study Skills 4 Students and Collegewise, starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 at the Depot, 25 Heights Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Congregational Church of Darien Honored at Upcoming Gala for Stamford Homeless Shelter

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Pacific House, in celebration of its commitment to sheltering and improving the lives of our region’s homeless, will hold its 16th annual “Pacific House Gala” on Friday, Oct. 6 in Greenwich. The First Congregational Church of Darien will be honored with the 2017 Community Award for its generous support of the organization for over 25 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bestselling Author Jeannette Walls Coming to Person-to-Person Lunch Event in Darien

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Jeannette Walls, author of the bestselling book “The Glass Castle,” a memoir of resilience and redemption, will be the keynote speaker at Person-to-Person’s “Transforming Lives Luncheon,” a fundraising event for the organization on Oct. 26. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Comedy and Underpants: Fundraiser for the Undies Project Features Comic Robin Lane

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As the name shows, “The Undies Project Inc.,” a serious project to help the needy with a necessity, isn’t afraid to use a little humor to get your attention. With its upcoming “Cocktails & Comedy” fundraiser, the organization shows it’s willing to use comedy to get your contributions. And they’re doing it in a church. (more…) Continue Reading →

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FRIDAY NIGHT: Friends of Freddie Free Concert to Help Raise Funds for Darien Man with Cerebral Palsy

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The Spadtastics will be playing at Tilley Pond Park at a “Friends of Freddie” event to raise funds to help a local man with cerebral palsy. The event is free, but there will be opportunities to contribute. Food trucks will be nearby. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Author and Columnist Thomas Friedman to Speak in Darien: Tickets on Sale Tuesday

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will speak and take questions Thursday evening, Oct. 26 at the Country Club of Darien, with Scott Pelley, former CBS News anchorman and current “60 Minutes” correspondent, moderating the event. Tickets for the event are available online starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien Offers ‘Active Parenting’ Course to Add to Your Parenting Skills

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Parents can register now for the Community Fund of Darien’s award-winning “Active Parenting” course designed to equip parents with the skills they need to meet the challenges of parenting toddlers to teenagers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Sign Up for One or More Gardening Classes at Darien Nature Center

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The Darien Nature Center is pleased to announce a new gardening series starting this fall and continuing through the winter into spring. We will be joined by master gardener, Eve Mauger, and by native plant and composting enthusiast, Deepika Saksena, as we explore everything from pruning, planting, the benefits of native species, and what to do with those pesky weeds! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Register for Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to Help Homeless Veterans in Connecticut

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You can be part of the third annual “Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge” Saturday, Sept. 23 at Bridgeport’s Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The event raises funds for homeless veterans in Connecticut. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Road Race Registration Now Open, Event Takes Place Sept 17

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The 38th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 10K and 1.5 mile Loop. Registration for the race is now open, and the first 500 registered runners will receive an official 2017 Darien Road Race performance t-shirt on race day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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