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‘HAZE’ Documentary and Panel Discussion STILL ON for Tonight at Darien Library

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UPDATE: “[T]he screening of Haze tonight is on despite the Darien schools’ snow day. The roads are clear and the library is open!” Emily Larkin, the Thriving Youth Program director for the Community Fund of Darien announced Monday morning. Haze, a documentary about a college freshman who died from alcohol poisoning during a fraternity initiation in 2004, will be shown at Darien Library on Monday, March 4, followed by a panel discussion with experts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Presentation Thursday on How CT Schools Address Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities

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Dr. Margie Gillis will discuss “Understanding Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities: Using Data-driven Instruction to Make Progress,” about the process of getting the best support for every child who needs it. She also will answer questions. In this presentation, co-sponsored by Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) and Darien Library, Gillis will discuss identification and instruction, advocacy and empowerment during her presentation from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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Complimentary Dinner and Talk on Sleep Health for Parents of Premature Babies, Jan 29

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In an effort to provide valuable resources and practical help for parents with premature babies, The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) has announced their After the NICU Education Series for 2019 with their first program, “Sleep Health and Transitions” with Dr. John Ciannella, a neonatologist at Stamford Hospital. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Losing Weight and Keeping Fit — Free Lunchtime Presentation by Darien Wellness Therapy

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The holidays are over and we are beginning the new year with the same resolutions as last year. For many of us, losing weight and becoming fit are on the agenda again. We set goals and then forget them or after a day of struggle, give up, and give in to dessert! (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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