Hindley Happening 2022

The Hindley Happening Is Happening May 7

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After a two-year hiatus, the Hindley Happening carnival is taking place on Saturday, May 7, with rides, fun food, and games where you and your kids can win tickets for prizes, the Hindley PTO announced. Food offerings include Fjord, Darien Butcher Shop, Heights Pizza, Uncle’s Hot Dogs, Worlds Best Sundae, Kona Ice, carnival favorites like cotton candy, and more. “There is something for everyone, at every age,” the PTO announcement said. The PTO uses the event to raise money for the school. The carnival starts at 10 a.m. and runs till 6 p.m.

The Hindley Happening carnival is at Hindley Elementary School at the corner of the Post Road and Nearwater Lane.

Missoula Children's Theatre summer camp

Registration Now Open for Arts and Theater Summer Camps, Grades 1 to 12, at Fairfield University

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With warmer days upon us, the official countdown to summer has begun. At Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts, this means preparing to open the Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Camp and Summer Camp Intensives. — an ann0uncement from Fairfield University

These day programs are an exciting way to delve into the lively world of the arts, exposing campers to a variety of creative art forms.

The arts and theatre offer kids a way to build friendships and share in a collective experience. Summer camps provide opportunities for collaboration, growth, confidence building, and some good solid fun. Celebrating the 31st season of Missoula Children’s Theatre Camps at Fairfield, we are thrilled to offer six unique sessions to choose from this summer.

DCA Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Annual DCA Easter Egg Hunt Takes Place April 15

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Gather your Easter baskets and come out for an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the Darien Community Association Friday morning, April 15. — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

This longstanding community tradition is a fun way for children to get into the spirit of the holiday. Please come early, as the egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp and takes only a few minutes. A special appearance by the Easter Bunny makes this a wonderful morning. Due to safety and parking constraints, advance registration and prepayment is required, and limited to the first 100 registrants/vehicles.

Toddler Time 2022 YWCA

Registration Now Open for YWCA Toddler Time Fall Registration for 2-Year-Olds

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Looking for a fun 2’s program? Now is the time to sign up your child for the YWCA Darien/Norwalk’s Toddler Time program. — an announcement from YWCA Darien/Norwalk

Toddler Time is a fun-filled two-hour drop-off program where children have free play, story time, learn new songs, create works of art and make new friends in a class of up to eight students, taught by two experienced teachers. It has served as the first drop off program experience for many children in the community. It takes place at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk at 49 Old King’s Hwy.

Online Presentation, ‘The Dangerous Truths About Today’s Marijuana’ at 7 PM, Thursday

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New Canaan Cares is hosting a presentation by Laura Stack, “The Dangerous Truths About Today’s Marijuana,” at 7 p.m. Thursday over Zoom. — an announcement from New Canaan Parent Support Group

Laura, of Johnny’s Ambassadors, is described by New Canaan Parent Support Group as “a courageous and inspiring woman who tells both the story of her son Johnny and the story of today’s marijuana. She is a resident of Colorado. You can register here, online, and get the Zoom link.

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‘How to Set the Boundaries Your Child Needs to Thrive’ Online Workshop on March 9

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“Creating a Family Frame: How to Set the Boundaries Your Child Needs to Thrive,” a free virtual workshop, will be presented on Wednesday evening, March 9. — an announcement from the Darien Thriving Youth Task Force
Children and teens are eager to explore their world and test limits, but they also need their parents to set boundaries in order to keep them physically and emotionally safe. How do parents walk the line between respecting this important drive for independence with creating a family frame of expectations & rules to help them grow & thrive? Learn more about “creating a family frame” that can help parents navigate challenging conversations & situations around independence and substance use, helping build a strong & healthy relationship with their children. Georgette Harrison, a licensed professional counselor from the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, and Tracey Masella, licensed clinical social worker in affiliation with Silver Hill Hospital, will present the workshop.

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You Can Learn About Teen Dating Violence in This Immersive, Interactive Presentation

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YWCA Greenwich is urging teens, parents, anyone who used to be a teenager and anyone who cares about young people to participate in an online, interactive presentation about teen dating violence on Monday, Feb. 28. — an announcement from YWCA Greenwich

This is an immersive event exploring teen relationships. Participants will find themselves “in the shoes of” characters experiencing various forms of relationship abuse. These forms range from sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking.

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‘The Positive Side of Social Media’ Presentation at Darien Depot

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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Parent Awareness invites parents of 5th through 8th grade students to attend an upcoming program entitled The Positive Side of Social Media, a free event at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at the Darien Depot. — an announcement from YWCA of Darien/Norwalk

The program will show how teens can use social media for good. In an age where we primarily focus on the negative aspects of social media, YWCA Parent Awareness has invited three Darien High School teens to come and speak about how they have successfully used social media to make a positive impact on our community. During the event, parents will learn from them how and why they made their decisions, and also learn from them about different decisions they would make now versus when they were in middle school. This small roundtable-style discussion, moderated by teen psychologist Dr. Tara Levinson, is designed to teach parents that social media, used properly, can be a powerful tool.

Young Composers Asked to Submit Music for the Young Composers Concert

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Attention Young Composers! The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools will be sponsoring the 22nd annual Young Composers Concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the Darien High School Auditorium. The deadline for submissions is March 14. — an announcement from the Darien Public Schools Music Department

This program is open to all students currently enrolled in the Darien Public Schools. It is a great opportunity for students to compose their own original music and share it with an audience.

Fifth Grade DAR American History Contest Winners 2022

Six Students Recognized Monday in Darien DAR’s Fifth Grade American History Contest

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Ox Ridge student Elizabeth Abelson has won the Fifth Grade American History Essay Contest sponsored by Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was one of six Darien students who won recognition in the essay contest. — an announcement from the DAR Good Wife’s River Chapter

Seren Samy also an Ox Ridge student won second place, and Pavana Attonito, a Hindley student placed third. The runners-up are Cole Coghlin from Tokeneke; Tory Brupbacher from Hindley and Simona Sordoni from Ox Ridge. This year’s topic, “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” celebrated the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. on Nov.

‘Embracing Gender Identities’ Online Presentation for Parents Coming Feb 15

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YWCA Parent Awareness and Middlesex Middle School Parent Association are sponsoring an online presentation, Embracing Gender Identities at Home and in School, at 8 p.m., Feb. 15. This program is for parents of school age children who wish to learn more about gender diversity and fluidity. Studies have shown that when students feel safe to express their identities across the gender spectrum, they will be more prepared to learn and thrive in life & school. A presentation on Zoom.com will be made by Renee Reopell, director of Gender, Diversity and Resilience at The Child Guidance Center.