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Free Flu Shots for Uninsured in Fairfield County from Americares and Walgreens

Free Flu Clinic Americares Walgreens 10-03-17
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Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured healthy this winter. Now in its third year, the partnership annually vaccinates more than 500 uninsured Fairfield County residents who are otherwise unable to afford the flu shot. Many of the patients who benefit do not have paid sick time and lose income when they are too ill to work. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Free, Guided Nature Walk in Selleck’s Woods on Saturday, Oct 14 — Registration Required

Tree Walk Tree Conservancy 09-29-17
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Tree Conservancy of Darien, along with local non-profits Darien Nature Center, Darien Land Trust and Friends of Selleck’s Woods are co-hosting a Shinrin-Yoku walk, open to the community, with Certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide, Jeffrey Wyant. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Nature Center’s Oct 21 Fall Fundraiser, ‘Fireside,’ Gets Support from Local Businesses

Sponsors Darien Nature Center Fireside 09-25-17
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Community business support for local not for profits has always been wonderful, and this year’s corporate sponsorship of the Darien Nature Center annual fundraiser,  “Fireside,” on Saturday, Oct. 21 has been record-breaking, the organization said in an announcement. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Most Valuable Coin in the World Is Subject of Upcoming Talk Before Darien Men’s Association

Ute Wartenberg Kagan 09-24-17
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Ute Wartenberg Kagan, executive director of the American Numismatic Society, will talk to the Darien Men’s Association (DMA), Wednesday, September 27, about the most valuable coin in the world, the 1933 $20 gold Double Eagle that sold for $7.6 million in 2002. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ed Roland of Collective Soul to Attend Stadium Stair Climb Challenge for Homeless Vets

Ed Rolan of Collective Soul Homes for the Brave event 09-19-17
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Homes For The Brave announced today that Collective Soul frontman and lead vocalist Ed Roland has committed to being at the Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to support the organization and the work it does serving veterans and others. Ed encourages his fans to come out and support the event on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Ballpark at Harbor Yard stadium in Bridgeport. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hackers for Hope Event Coming Sept 29

Hackers for Hope 2016 event
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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

Pacific House Valentine Diane Bosek Jim Bosek 09-09-17
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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

Jeannette Walls author The Glass Castle contributed 09-09-17
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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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