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Walk to End Epilepsy on Saturday, May 19 in Stamford

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Fairfield County residents will be out in force on Sunday, May 19, 2019, as they show their support for epilepsy awareness and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) by participating in the Walk to End Epilepsy, which will be held at the Cove Island Park in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Showdown on the Sound Competition Coming to Weed Beach on Saturday, June 8

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Laughter, music, food and friendly competition will be part of the third annual Showdown on the Sound on Saturday, June 8 at Weed Beach in Darien. The fundraiser, which will run from 1 to 6 p.m., honors the memory of Michael Taylor, a Darien native who tragically lost his battle with opioid addiction in 2016. Admission is free. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Discover Dunlap and Selleck’s Woods on Trail Discovery Day, Sunday, May 19

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The trails of Dunlap and Selleck’s Woods will be transformed into a magical place of exploration and discovery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19, Trails Discovery Day. The popular Trails Discovery Day has returned with a broad array of activities for families and individuals of all ages interested in having fun in the woods while learning about flora, fauna and the environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chris Crowley, Co-Author of the ‘Younger Next Year’ Series of Health Books, Talks Tuesday at Library

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Chris Crowley, author of the Younger Next Year series, will Darien Library’s featured speaker on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Over one million people have changed their lives with Chris Crowley’s New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year books (written with Internist and Columbia Medical School Professor, Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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55th Annual — or Should We Say Perennial? — DCA Plant Sale Coming Friday, May 10

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Beautiful plants at great prices, all for a good cause, will be offered on Friday, May 10 at the Darien Community Association from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy free coffee and tea with home baked scones and muffins while you shop, learn and socialize. There is no fee for entry to the plant sale or the workshops offered with it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Talmadge Hill Church Might Move Across the Street, Putting It Into New Canaan

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Talmadge Hill Community Church, which sits just south of Darien’s border with New Canaan, might move across the street into the other town if New Canaan town government decides to sell a parcel there, according to the New Canaan first selectman. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Beach Permits Available, Weed Beach Open Already; Park & Rec Summer Programs

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You can buy a town beach permit online or at Town Hall, and use last year’s permit until May 31 (Weed Beach is open with security guards; Pear Tree Point Beach gets security guards soon). And here are some of the spring and summer programs Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers, including a boat safety class where you can earn a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Get to Know Long Island Sound: Maritime Aquarium’s ‘Marine Life Encounter’ Cruises Start in May

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Get a deeper new appreciation for Long Island Sound when you meet some of its resident fish, crabs and other creatures, brought up wriggling and wet right out of the water right before your eyes, during a Marine Life Encounter Cruise offered by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Scout Tag Sale on Sunday, May 5 to Close Much of the Eastbound Lane on West Ave

Darien Scout Tag Sale 2019
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Darien Scouts are holding their giant, vastly organized, 47th annual tag sale on Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. (when bargain hunters will already be lined up) to 4 p.m. (when some still will be picking through the remaining items). Also lined up are cars as drivers look for parking or just try to pass by. At 7 a.m., police again are closing the eastbound lane (toward downtown) on West Avenue all the way from the Noroton Avenue intersection to the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin itself, at 140 West Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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