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Police: Drive Carefully Near Tokeneke School on Saturday During Pumpkin Carnival, and Here’s Where to Park

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Because of the expected crowds and traffic surrounding Tokeneke School during the annual Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival this Saturday, Darien police have issued a traffic advisory and pointed out where extra parking is available. Police said you can’t park on Old Farm Road, where the entrances to the school are located, nor on private streets in the Tokeneke Association. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Caring for a Loved One With a Serious Mental Illness: An Oct 17 Talk by Two Attorneys

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When a child or other loved one lives with serious mental illness, families face critical decisions about oversight and financial security for immediate and long-term needs. Attorneys Jim Funnell and Amy Orlando will address these difficult decisions in their presentation, “Ensuring Care For Your Loved One With A Mental Health Condition.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Arts Center Starts Its First Halloween Family Fest, Saturday, Oct 26

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Families can kick-off their Halloween festivities with the Darien Arts Center’s first-ever Halloween Family Fest, a free event from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, Oct. 26. Children of all ages will have fun and get in the spirit of Halloween with crafts, treats, storytelling, sing-alongs and drop-in dance classes at the complementary family-oriented event, where all are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Disney’s ‘Gabby and the Unsittables’ Sunday at Darien Playhouse, a Free Show With Free Food

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CALLING ALL KIDS! The Darien Playhouse will be showing two episodes of Disney’s newest program, “Gabby & the Unsittables” this Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The two 22-minute episodes are free of charge, as is the popcorn and drinks. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pony Rides, Historical Games, Crafts at Mather Homestead’s Harvest Festival on Nov 2

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Featuring cider, pony rides, historical games and crafts, the annual Homestead Harvest Festival at Mather Homestead
Harvest Fest, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, will allow visitors to taste a piece of Darien’s history and enjoy the beautiful property. (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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New Book Club Formed in Darien for Parents About Parenting

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk Parenting Awareness and the Darien Library are partnering to create a Book Club for parents about parenting. The goal of the group is to offer parents a forum to read, learn and talk together about current parenting books targeted for specific age ranges including early childhood, elementary school ages and pre-teen to teenagers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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