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A Talk About That ‘Special Alchemy of Italy’ Wednesday Morning at the Darien Men’s Association

Carla Gambescia speaks Nov 6 2019 at Darien Men's Association
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What is it about Italy? Cultural Superpower yet merely a mountainous Mediterranean peninsula, Italy has exerted an outsized force on the world, Western civilization and the popular imagination over the course of millennia. Carla Gambescia, an author and lecturer on all things Italian, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Darien Men’s Association’s morning meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Talk on Teach for America by a Former Chairman of the TFA Board at Darien Men’s Association

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Steve Mandel, recent Teach for America board chair, on Wednesday will give a talk discussing the organization’s unique approach to educating children from urban and rural low income communities. Mandel will speak at a meeting of the Darien Men’s Association from about 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Darien Community Association. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Learn About Gems (and Auctions) Nov 5, When a Sotheby’s Expert Speaks at DCA Women’s Luncheon

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A Darien Community Association Women’s Luncheon on Nov. 5 will feature  a representative from Sotheby’s auction house talking about colored gems— rubies, emeralds and sapphires — their qualities and origins, and how to determine which are the finest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Vampires in New England: A Talk at Darien Historical Society About a Colonial Vampire Scare

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In 1990, two young boys playing in a Connecticut quarry made a startling discovery, which led to an even more frightening revelation — evidence of a vampire scare in early New England. Hear the chilling true story, Vampires in New England, with Dr. Nick Bellantoni, Connecticut’s archaeologist emeritus, during the Darien Historical Society’s Historical Halloween on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Invest in Your Child’s ‘Executive Functioning’ Skills: Psychologist’s Presentation Thursday

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Practical strategies to help your children build executive functioning (EF) skills and improve focus, organization and self-regulation is the subject of a presentation Thursday at Darien Library by a psychologist who specializes in the subject. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Domestic Violence Today’ Discussion on Oct 15 with an Expert at YWCA Greenwich

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Professor Susan Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania, an expert in domestic violence will discuss with Meredith Gold, YWCA Greenwich director of domestic abuse services, how domestic violence has evolved from a private family matter to a human rights issue. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Seniors: Reserve a Seat Soon for At Home in Darien’s Annual Lunch with Speaker on Heart Disease

Dr. Mina Owlia from At Home in Darien
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All Darien seniors are invited to attend At Home in Darien’s Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at The Darien Community Association, where an expert on managing and preventing heart disease will speak. The lunch is free but seats are limited and must be reserved by Oct. 11. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘History and Health Benefits of Tea’ Presentation at DCA Women’s Luncheon, Oct 1

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The Darien Community Association (DCA) Women’s Luncheons start their season featuring “The History and Health Benefits of Tea” presented by Bigelow Tea, a family-owned business for 75 years and three generations, for their luncheon on Tuesday, October 1 at 12:15pm at the DCA. (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Register Now for a Mental Health First Aid Course in Darien — Seating Limited to First 30

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You can take a Mental Health First Aid course in Darien on Friday, Sept. 27 at Darien EMS. The course is designed for the general public, as well as those involved in any of the healthcare and first responder fields. But if you decide to register, do it early — seating is limited to the first 30 who sign up. (See the end of this article for more details.)

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