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‘Come and Let’s Talk: Juuls and Vapes’ Presentation April 19 at Depot Youth Center

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The Depot Darien Youth Center presents “Come & Let’s Talk: Juuls & Vapes” ab0ut what teens should know about vaping, particularly with the “Juuls” brand. The presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Depot, 25 Heights Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Depression: What To Do If You Have It or a Loved One Has It — Presentation at the Depot

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What are the signs and symptoms of depression? How can I help my child, relative or sibling? How do I protect myself while supporting a person suffering from depression? Answers to these questions and a discussion about depression will be presented by Robert DiRoma in a program at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at The Depot Darien Youth Center. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Depot Announces Two New Scholarships, for $5K and $2.5K — April 18 Deadline to Apply

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Dear Depot Community:

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of two annual scholarships to be awarded to two graduating seniors from the Depot Community. These awards will be presented at Darien High School on May 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Teens Have Two Options on Classes on Better Babysitting — But Register SOON

Babysitting Class Stamford EMS
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Teenagers interested in becoming better and safer at babysitting can take somewhat different classes in April either in Darien or Stamford. Register SOON: Anyone who wants the Stamford option should act fast — there were only four seats left as of Saturday, March 31. The two-session Darien class is also filling up, with seven seats left as of Saturday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Meeting Wednesday on Mass Shootings and What to Say to Children About Them

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers Darien United 2018
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On Wednesday night, March 14, Darien United, the youth group that brings together kids from several Darien churches, will present a “thoughtful faith-based conversation” on school shootings for parents. The event,  “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: A Christian Response in the Age of Fear and Anxiety,” takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Middlesex Middle School cafeteria. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Depot’s Next ‘Coffee and Conversations’ Discussion is on Kids and Smoking Devices

Coffee and Conversations at The Depot
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The public is invited to an informal workshop/discussion on vapes, e-cigarettes and “Juuls” at the Depot, Darien’s youth center, on Thursday, March 15 as part of the Depot’s “Coffee & Conversations” series. The event takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (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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