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Vampires in New England: A Talk at Darien Historical Society About a Colonial Vampire Scare

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In 1990, two young boys playing in a Connecticut quarry made a startling discovery, which led to an even more frightening revelation — evidence of a vampire scare in early New England. Hear the chilling true story, Vampires in New England, with Dr. Nick Bellantoni, Connecticut’s archaeologist emeritus, during the Darien Historical Society’s Historical Halloween on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Arts Center Starts Its First Halloween Family Fest, Saturday, Oct 26

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Families can kick-off their Halloween festivities with the Darien Arts Center’s first-ever Halloween Family Fest, a free event from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, Oct. 26. Children of all ages will have fun and get in the spirit of Halloween with crafts, treats, storytelling, sing-alongs and drop-in dance classes at the complementary family-oriented event, where all are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Disney’s ‘Gabby and the Unsittables’ Sunday at Darien Playhouse, a Free Show With Free Food

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CALLING ALL KIDS! The Darien Playhouse will be showing two episodes of Disney’s newest program, “Gabby & the Unsittables” this Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The two 22-minute episodes are free of charge, as is the popcorn and drinks. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pony Rides, Historical Games, Crafts at Mather Homestead’s Harvest Festival on Nov 2

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Featuring cider, pony rides, historical games and crafts, the annual Homestead Harvest Festival at Mather Homestead
Harvest Fest, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, will allow visitors to taste a piece of Darien’s history and enjoy the beautiful property. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Classical and Contemporary Guitar Concert at Darien Library, 5 PM, Sunday

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John Lehmann-Haupt. will perform a mix of classical works and his own arrangements of popular and traditional songs, including works by Bach, Jobim, Albeniz, Stevie Wonder, and James Taylor, as Darien Library’s Music in the Stacks series returns for a fall performance, Sunday, Sept. 29. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien-Made, Paris-Themed: You Can Savor Art, Music and Food in ‘Artists at Grove Street Plaza’ Art Show, Sept 21

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The fifth annual Artists at Grove Street Plaza open-air art show will feature top local painters, photographers and ceramicists, with live chamber music and five food vendors as part of a Paris-style exhibit produced with Darien talent. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Family Fun at Bruce ConsTRUCKS as the Bruce Museum Readies for a Massive Rebuild

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Bruce ConsTRUCKS, a day of free family fun on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 8 will have construction trucks and other vehicles for kids to explore, an array of children’s crafts and other hands-on activities, a visit by the “Bubble Bus,” live music, food and ice cream trucks, and more. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Slice of Saugatuck Festival Features Open Houses, Beer Garden, Music, Family Activities

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The Slice of Saugatuck Festival in Westport takes place from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, with over four dozen of Saugatuck restaurants, shops and galleries inviting the community to come and sample their offerings. The event in the Saugatuck section of Westport also features live music, fire trucks for kids to touch, an auction, a Belt Tae Kwon Do demonstration and a chance to learn about 3D printing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Blues and Views Festival in Westport on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 31 and Sept 1

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The Blues & Views Festival returns to Westport with two days of sensational music, soulful sounds, tantalizing tastes and a swingin’ street party vibe along the banks of the Saugatuck River. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Westport Fine Arts Festival, July 20 to 21, Includes Art, Food, Kids Activities and That Gargantuan Book Sale

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The Westport Fine Arts Festival takes place on the weekend of July 20 and 21 with works on display from more than 175 juried artists, arts fun for kids, food and  the Wesport Library’s giant annual summer book sale — heavy enough to slow down the rotation of the Earth. (more…) Continue Reading →

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