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Darien Christmas Tree Pickups Start Thursday, Jan 2

Wrapped Christmas Tree Pickup rule
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The Darien Department of Public Works will conduct its annual Christmas tree pickup in various parts of town in two two-day sweeps, with the first starting Jan. 2 and the final one concluding Jan. 30. If you miss the first sweep past your home (assuming you live on a public road) then the second one should come by about two weeks later. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kids and New Year’s: ‘NOON Year’s Eve’ Event Tuesday at Library and Check Out These Old Postcards

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Families are welcome to join Darien librarians in the Children’s Library for a fun countdown to “noon” as we get ready for the new year! Kids and New Year’s celebrations have been celebrated for a long time. We’ve added a small, online exhibition here of early 20th century postcards

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The Maritime Aquarium Will Babysit Your Kids for 3 Hours Saturday Afternoon, Dec 21

Shark Aquarium Drop n Shop
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Give yourself the gift of some solo holiday shopping on Saturday, Dec. 21 while your kids spend a fun afternoon hanging out with sharks, seals and sea turtles during the “Drop ’n’ Shop” program at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Maritime Aquarium has an ocean of age-appropriate hands-on activities and explorations planned for ages 4 to 10, giving parents three solo hours for shopping, wrapping or other holiday prep. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens When You Put Money in the Salvation Army Kettle in Darien

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The Salvation Army bell ringing season runs through Christmas Eve when the red kettles are packed away for the season. When you give at the red kettle outside of Palmer’s Market, 90% of the money dropped in the kettle goes right back to our community! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Christmas Tea with Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events at DCA on Dec 12

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Enjoy tea sandwiches, assorted scones with jam and clotted cream, and a selection of traditional British Christmas treats — in the festive atmosphere of the Darien Community Association mansion, beautifully decorated for the season. UPDATE: “This event is sold out. Please call our office at 203-655-9050 extension 10 to be put on the waitlist,” the DCA says on its website. (more…) Continue Reading →

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