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Weekend-long Art Workshop, ‘Color Schemes and Strategies,’ at Rowayton Arts Center

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Patti Mollica will be teaching a workshop called “Bending Reality – Color Theory Schemes and Strategies” at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) the weekend of Feb. 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Registration for Beach Permits and Spring, Summer Programs Starts March 6: Here Are Some Offerings

Darien Parks and Recreation Department Winter Spring Catalogue Catalog 2019
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Darien Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration for 2019 spring & summer programs, as well as the sale of 2019 beach permits, will begin on Wednesday, March 6 online, here. Program registration and beach permit sales will also be accepted through the mail or in-person in Room 110 of the Darien Town Hall, starting March 6. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Dessert War’ Competition for Darien Dessert Lovers at Pre-Valentine’s Sampling Event

Dessert War Something Sweet Darien Park & Rec chocolate
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Darien Parks and Recreation is craving to announce “Something Sweet” — an upcoming pre-Valentine’s Day “dessert war” and gift boutique! Something Sweet will allow you to indulge with samples of some of the area’s best desserts from local eateries here in Darien! Also, vendors will have an array of gift options. (more…) Continue Reading →

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St Luke’s Presents Lecture Series on Religious Art; Displays Handwritten, Illuminated Bible

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With the invention of the printing press, so went the practice of writing the bible by hand — until Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, produced a 1,165-page handwritten, gold-illuminated bible in 2011. A limited edition of one of the seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible is on display at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Parish for all to view for one year. St. Luke’s is also hosting a three-part lecture series this month on Bible art. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Pollinator Pathway Event with Wine, Cheese, Classes on Native Seeds and Floral Design

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Mark your calendars! The Darien Pollinator Pathway will be hosting a wine and cheese evening at the Gardener’s Center and Florist on Jan, 23. The event is free and open to everyone. It will feature two classes by the Gardener’s Center: a native seed planting class presented by Kris Barker, and a class in floral design using native flowers presented by Kate O’Keefe. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Christmas Trees Get Picked Up Starting Jan 2: Here’s the DPW Schedule

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From Jan. 2 through 30, neighborhood by neighborhood, Darien public works employees will be picking up Christmas trees left on the curb throughout town. Each neighborhood in town gets two periods for pickups. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Elderly and Worried About Falling? Register for Eight-Week Program at Darien Senior Center

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“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” an eight-week class to help people overcome the fear of falling, will start in early February at Darien Senior Center. The program is presented by the Fairfield University School of Nursing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Six Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

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Due to a principle behavioral scientists call The Fresh Start Effect, people are more likely to make steps towards improved health, finances, and other goals on a day that indicates starting again (like a reboot) such as New Year’s Day. It is inevitably much easier to make New Year’s resolutions than to keep them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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