5% of Your Bill at Whole Foods on Thursday Goes to Star Inc to Help Adults with Disabilities

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Star, Inc. Lighting the Way announced that it will receive 5% of net sales from six Whole Foods Market locations in Fairfield County on Thursday, Oct. 17 as part of the company’s annual Community Giving Days.

Funds raised will help support a series of instructional classes and activities to promote healthy eating and lifestyle, food preparation, cooking and nutritional classes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Fairfield County served by Star. Continue Reading →

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.” Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →