St. Luke's Parish members at the church in Cuba

‘Run With the Saints’ 5K Run and 1K Walk Coming Nov 7, Benefits St Luke’s Work in Cuba

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Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien invites the community to lace up for the 5th annual Run with the Saints. The event benefits St. Luke’s work on behalf of an Episcopal parish in Cuba. The fundraiser, which takes place on Sunday, November 7 beginning at 11:35 a.m. (sharp), offers a choice of a 3-mile run or a 1-mile kids/adult walk, both along a beautiful route by the water. — an announcement from St.

Human Services grocery gift cards Thanksgiving

Help Darienites Who Need It Most With A Gift Card Distributed by Darien Human Services Dept

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The Darien Department of Human Services is holding a Thanksgiving Grocery Store Gift Card Drive. — an announcement from Darien Department of Human Services

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has become more and more prevalent in our area. With food prices increasing, it is getting difficult for some of our neighbors to put food on the table. The food drive takes place from Monday, Nov. 1, through Tuesday, Nov.

Axe throwing Community Fund of Darien

Men: Throw an Axe, It’s the Charitable Thing To Do

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Gentlemen, channel your inner lumberjack and join The Community Fund of Darien on Thursday, Nov. 4 for a men’s charity night of axe throwing. Did we mention there’ll be beer and bourbon? First-timers are welcome, an axe master will tell you how it’s done, and organizers say “the lanes are safely gated off.” Just throw in the right direction and everything should work out fine.

Running at Abilis Walk/Run event

You Can Still Register for Abilis Walk/Run in Greenwich This Sunday, Oct 17

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It’s time for the annual Walk/Run for Abilis event! For the 16th annual year, Walk/run for Abilis will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Greenwich Point Park. — an announcement from Abilis

Participants can walk or run in-person or participant virtually from anywhere in the world. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at abilis.us/walkrun.

Fireside Darien Nature Center 2021 fundraiser

SOLD OUT: Darien Nature Center Thanks Supporters of Saturday’s ‘Fireside’ Fundraiser

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Plans for the Darien Nature Center’s fundraising party, Fireside, are well underway thanks to continued financial and in-kind support from the community. Although tickets are sold out for Saturday’s event, sponsorship opportunities are still available. — an announcement from Darien Nature Center

The 4th annual event will be held outdoors at the Nature Center at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 PM to a sold-out crowd. “We are beyond grateful for the excitement surrounding this year’s Fireside, especially after being forced to cancel last year,” said Event Co-Chair Meaghan Hetherington.

Comedy Night The Undies Project Kelly MacFarland Buddy Fitzpatrick

Tickets Now on Sale for Nov 4 Cocktails & Comedy Fundraiser to Benefit The Undies Project

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Tickets are now on sale for Cocktails & Comedy, a fundraiser for The Undies Project, which takes place virtually on Thursday, Nov. 4. — an announcement from The Undies Project

Laugh for a cause from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from the comfort of your own home, with comics Kelly MacFarland and Buddy Fitzpatrick. MacFarland has appeared on the Today Show, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comics Come Home 25 at the Boston TD Garden. She can be heard on SiriusXM radio.

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Stamford (and Darien’s) Men’s Homeless Shelter, Pacific House, Hosts Online Fundraiser Oct 21

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When Pacific House hosts its 20th Annual Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 21, it will honor five community partners that helped the organization weather the storm throughout the pandemic. — an announcement from Pacific House
The Pacific House 2021 Community Partnership Honorees are: Sam Cingari of The Cingari Family, Grade A – ShopRite; Community Health Center Inc.; First Congregational Church of Greenwich; New Covenant Center/Catholic Charities of Fairfield County; and Robert Morris, founder and managing partner of Olympus Partners. “The unwavering support these individuals and organizations provided throughout the past year is nothing short of heroic,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., executive director of Pacific House. “The pandemic upended our day-to-day operations, causing us to mobilize quickly to protect the safety of our clients,” Pagan said.

Luminary Night Oct 24 2021 YWCA

Light the Night Oct 24: Participate in YWCA Annual Townwide Luminary Night

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk will hold its annual luminary lighting on Sunday Oct. 24 to raise awareness about Domestic Violence against women and girls. Luminary kits are $30 each and can be purchased starting Friday, Oct. 1 at Barrett Bookstore, Palmers Market and www.ywcadn.org. The kits will include a registration link to receive seven days of emails addressing the types of domestic violence, prevention information and resources.

Tony Goldwyn and Adria Arjona Americares Benefit 2021

Stars Headline Americares Benefit, Streaming Live on Saturday

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Actors Adria Arjona and Tony Goldwyn will co-host the 2021 Americares Airlift Benefit on Saturday, Oct. 2. The virtual benefit celebrates the organization’s life-changing health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster and the health workers and partners who make the programs possible. — an announcement from Americares

Americares supports more than 4,000 health centers worldwide with transformative health projects and donations of medicine, improving the health of millions of people in need every year. The benefit will stream live from Americares 55,000-square-foot Global Distribution Center in Stamford, and will take supporters on a unique virtual journey to see the organization’s work in Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, the Philippines and the United States, as well as meet families overcoming the challenges of disaster, climate change, poverty and inequity.

Warehouse supplies going to Haiti after 2021 earthquake

Americares Sends 12 Ton Shipment of Medicine and Relief Supplies to Haiti

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An Americares airlift carrying 12 tons of  medicines and relief items arrived in Haiti Thursday to support local health providers treating earthquake survivors. The chartered plane landed in Port-au-Prince this afternoon carrying wound care supplies, personal protective equipment, cardiovascular medication and medical supplies valued at over $6 million. — an announcement from Stamford-based Americares

Americares, the health-focused relief organization headquartered in Glenbrook, is working with longtime partner organization Hope for Haiti to transport the supplies to health care providers in southwestern Haiti. Products will be distributed to Hope for Haiti’s mobile medical teams providing outreach in rural communities as well as more than 30 partner health facilities in earthquake-affected communities, including the main hospital in Jeremie. ________________
By the Numbers: Extent of the Damage
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Americares Sends Relief Supplies to Earthquake-Striken Areas of Haiti

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Americares has medicines and relief supplies on the way to Haiti for survivors of Saturday morning’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake. — an announcement from Americares

A shipment carrying 9 tons of intravenous fluids is headed to earthquake-damaged Les Cayes, and Americares relief workers in Haiti and the United States are preparing additional shipments in the coming days to supply health workers treating the injured with antibiotics, wound care supplies and urgently needed medical supplies. Americares relief workers on the ground in Haiti are assisting the local response, and the health-focused relief organization plans to deploy additional staff in the coming days to support the relief efforts. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 7.2-mangitude earthquake at 8:29 a.m. local time in the southwestern part of the country, 78 miles west of Port-au-Prince—slightly stronger than the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake that devastated the country. Aftershocks as strong as 5.2 continued throughout the day and early reports from the region indicated major destruction in Jeremie and Les Cayes.

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‘Knights for Aces’ Tennis Tournament for Kids and Teens, Aug 22 in Darien and Norwalk

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Kids and teenagers of any skill level are invited to play in the Knights for Aces tennis tournament, coming Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22. — an announcement from Grassroots Tennis & Education
The competition, from 1 to 6 p.m., features round robin doubles tennis matches, starting on the courts of four clubs in Darien — Middlesex, Tokeneke, Wee Burn and Woodway. Participants are asked to arrive by 12:45 p.m.

After matches are played, the winning doubles team in each division will play in the finals at Grassroots tennis courts in Norwalk. Players and spectators are invited to enjoy pizza and refreshments, and winners will take home trophies and t-shirts. 
Finals and food will be  at the William Rippe Tennis Center at Springwood Park, 11 Ingalls Ave.

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Save the Date: Annual Darien Road Race Swiftly Approaching on Sept 19

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The Community Fund of Darien’s 41st annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Pear Tree Point Beach. This year’s race will begin at 9 a.m. for the 1.5-mile Fun Run and 9:45 am for the 5-mile race. — an announcement from the Community Fund of Darien
About the Darien Road Race
The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, raffle items and an awards ceremony. The Community Fund of Darien’s signature event, The Darien Road Race, welcomes Mirador as the “presenting sponsor” for the event.