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Gardening Classes This Spring at YWCA Darien/Norwalk

YWCA Darien Norwalk
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For years, novice and experienced local gardeners have looked forward to the YWCA Darien/Norwalk’s gardening classes taught each spring by Darien- based landscaper, Sara McCool of Ungemack McCool Perennial Garden. The courses offer exceptional value to green thumbs — expert advice at unbeatable prices. All classes are held at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk’s office at 49 Old Kings Hwy. North, Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opioid Use in Darien and What To Do About It: Research Presented at Library Forum March 21

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A presentation on just-completed research on opioids in Darien will be part of a discussion forum at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at Darien Library. The forum will feature information gathered by an Americorps volunteer who conducted a town needs assessment related to opioid use in town, along with reactions and comments from a town police detective and the town director of health. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents, Mature High School Students Invited to See ‘Haze’ — Documentary on Binge Drinking, Monday, March 5

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Binge drinking killed a college freshman from Greenwich in 2004, and it’s killed a Darien teenager as well. “Haze,” a documentary about binge drinking and Gordie Bailey’s death, will be shown from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 5 at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nonprofit Group Helping People with Disabilities Opens Norwalk Office

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Ability Beyond is celebrating the grand opening of its new Norwalk location with an open house on Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The nonprofit organization provides job training and placement, supported living, and recreational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Speakers in DCA Series include JetBlue CEO, Oxford Health Founder, NFL Exec

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Three executives of major companies who happen to live in Darien are speaking as part of a monthly series organized by the Darien Community Association. The “Darien Neighbors, Global Players” series takes place once a month on Tuesday evenings in March, April and May, and tickets are now on sale. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Valerie Simpson, Paul Shaffer and Darlene Love Headline Concert for Children’s Learning Centers

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Valerie Simpson will take the stage to benefit Stamford nonprofit preschool provider Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County at Stamford’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, April 28. Paul Shaffer will make a special appearance with Simpson, and Darlene Love will also perform.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tree Conservancy of Darien Has Now Planted 600 Trees in Town, Gets New Board Members

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Tree Conservancy of Darien celebrated the significant milestone of installing over 600 trees in town at its year-end Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 5. In addition to reviewing agenda and budget items for the coming year, the local nonprofit also welcomed two new members to its board: Jimmy Ma and Sara Zagrodzky, both of Darien (more…) Continue Reading →

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Presentation on Community Efforts — Here — to Deal With, Prevent Sexual Assault

The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
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Does sexual assault happen here in Darien? Yes, it happens everywhere. You can learn more about what’s being done locally and in our area to deal with and reduce sexual assault at a presentation on Jan. 3 about the Center, the only agency in lower Fairfield County providing free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Save Your Corks — 100,000 of Them — for the Darien Nature Center

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As the season of entertaining ramps up, the Darien Nature Center is asking community members and businesses to save their bottle corks during the holidays. Why? Not only is it your gift to the environment, it will also help raise funds for the ongoing care of more than 40 resident animals at the Nature Center. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Person-to-Person Is Looking for Donations Through Impact Vine

Person-to-Person Holiday Toy Store 2017
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The holidays are right around the corner … remember the excitement and fun of opening presents with your family? We want to make sure every child has this same wonderful experience this year so we’re raising money to purchase two dozen more children’s toys for Person to Person’s Holiday Toy Store. (more…) Continue Reading →

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