‘Frozen II’ — Darien Community-Wide Movie, Coming Dec 2

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Attention movie lovers: Mark your calendars — on Monday, Dec. 2, Frozen II, the annual “Community-Wide Movie” benefiting the Darien Human Services Holiday gift drive will again take place at the Darien Playhouse. — an announcement from the Darien Youth Commission
Sponsored by the Darien Youth Commission, the Darien Human Services Department, and the movie theater, Frozen II runs 1 hour 49 minutes. (This movie premieres in theaters on Friday, Nov. 22.

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Winners of Youth Commission 2019 Halloween Window Painting Contest Announced

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Here’s who won the Darien Youth Commission’s  22nd Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest this year. Town Youth Director Alicia Sillars announced the winners Thursday and described this year’s contest with this statement:
Fortunately, the weather was absolutely perfect — a bright, crisp, sunny fall day. With 30 teams of middle & high school aged students painting storefronts throughout the community, it was hard not to get caught up in the fun! Like many special events, these activities are made possible as a result of the unique partnership the Darien Youth Commission forges with the public and private sectors. Special thanks to Beth Cherico, owner of Pie in the Sky, LLC (a mobile art education service) for lending her expertise to the judging portion of this event.

Family Concert Series on Four Wednesdays in June at Weed Beach

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The Darien Youth Commission is pleased to announce plans for its Family Concert series at Weed Beach. Taking place on four Wednesdays in June, these events are meant to be fun for the whole family. — an announcement from the Darien Youth Commission

Whether you pack a picnic dinner or buy dinner at “Uncle’s By the Shore,” grab a blanket, the beach chairs and come enjoy the evening at the beach. Show time is 6:30 p.m. for all concerts. The cost (per concert) is $4 per person or $10 per family.

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CANCELLED: Darien Dash, Was to Take Place March 9, Registration Payments To Be Refunded

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UPDATE, March 5: 

Darien Dash, which had been scheduled for this Saturday, March 9, has been cancelled by the Darien Youth Commission due to an unexpected circumstance for an organizer (unrelated to the event). Refunds will be made for any registration payments. Original article, Feb 25:

Registration is open for the Darien Dash, a town-wide scavenger hunt that takes place Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. Teams registered for the event will compete by answering town-based riddles and by visiting participating stores based on clues. The third annual Darien Dash, organized by the Darien Youth Commission, begins at the Town Hall gym and ends at The Depot Youth Center on Heights Road, where points will be tallied and prizes given to winners. First, second and third place prizes will go to the teams with the most points.

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Darien Youth Commission’s Community Festival of Arts and Sciences Coming Saturday, March 2

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Darien’s Community Festival of the Arts has expanded into a festival of the arts and sciences, this year — and it’s coming (at the speed of light from a far corner of the galaxy, but you knew that) Saturday, March 2. The festival includes professional face painters, caricaturists, science experiments, dance presentations, crafts and more. — an announcement from the Darien Youth Commission

The  annual even takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 2 in the Gymnasium at Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road. The long-standing, fun, free community event is organized by the Darien Youth Commission. For families hoping to make a full day of the fun and entertainment, join us for the BUBBLEMANIA show (featuring Casey Carle) in the Town Hall Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. (Admission to this show is $4 per person, payable at the door; doors open at 12 noon.)

Event participants include Darien Dance Center; STEM Venture Unit of Darien; Pie in the Sky; The Depot; Mad Science; Darien Visual Arts Center; Pollinator Pathways; Darien Advisory Committee on Sustainability; the Darien Youth Commission

For additional information regarding all Youth Commission activities, email asillars@darienct.gov or call 203-656-7388.