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10 Eco-Friendly Facts For Greener Living in Darien

Categories: Darien Top 10.

Earth Week 2014 is upon us, and while we will no doubt be reminded in schools, on trains and across media that little changes in our day-to-day routines can have a major impact on the well-being and sustainability of our planet, we thought it would be helpful to highlight the various local organizations, resources and even retailers who can help us all follow through with these little changes throughout the rest of the year, and beyond. Special thanks to Talita Moss and the Darien Environmental Group for their contribution to this post, as well as to the well-being of our community! 1) The Darien Environmental
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Darien Boy Scouts’ Annual Tag Sale

Categories: Inside Scoop.

So if you’ve never been to the Darien Boy Scouts Annual Tag Sale, we can tell you it is truly a bonanza tag sale event.  We’re talking indoor furniture, outdoor furniture, toys, fabrics, sports equipment (we’ve even seen jet skis!), lawnmowers, electronics, jewelry, bikes, strollers, and more.  It’s a really fun experience that everybody in town/ the area should at least “do” once, and it’s for a great cause. This year the tag sale is on Sunday, May 4th, at the Andrew Shaw Memorial Cabin on West Avenue, from 8:30 am to 4 pm. By patronizing the tag sale—as a
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Celebrating Earth Week in Darien

Categories: Happenings.

Today is Earth Day, but as we have all become more environmentally aware, this celebration of the earth and the environment has grown into a whole week’s worth of activities. Here are some of our favorite events going on around town: Picnic for the Planet at the Darien Nature Center—Tuesday, April 22nd (today!) from 11:30 to 1. Grab a picnic basket and your preschoolers and head to the back lawn of the Nature Center for this third annual celebration of Earth Day. Earth Day Treats Kids Class at Whole Foods—Kids 5 and up are welcome at this weekly kids’ cooking
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22nd Annual Tilley Pond Model Boat Regatta

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Save the date! On Saturday, May 3rd, the Darien Youth Commission invites you to the 22nd Annual Tilley Pond Model Boat Regatta! Here’s the scoop: you and your kids (of any age!) create a functional and brightly decorated sailboat to race at the Regatta.  Not crafty? Drop by the Town Hall and purchase a boat kit for $10.  Then, all you do is assemble (takes 10 minutes) and decorate!  Kits will even be sold AT the Regatta for you last-minute types…. There is a prize for the best boat: judging in the non-racing category begins at 12:30.  Races start at 1:00.
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Spring Break 2014 Survival Guide: Vacation Camps for Kids in Darien

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment, Happenings, and Recreation.

There’s still time to line up some staycation enrichment for your littles this spring break — here are some suggestions. DARIEN NATURE CENTER Crickets for Two’s Crickets Junior (ages 3 through 6) DARIEN YMCA VACATION CAMP Preschool, K through 5th grade: half and full day options DARIEN PARKS & REC VACATION CAMP Future Stars Basketball Academy and Blue Wave Kickers soccer offer an exciting morning sports experience for children in grades K – 6. Parents can choose from Future Stars Basketball from 9 – 10:30 AM, Blue Wave Kickers soccer from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, or the full 3.5
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Toddler Time Summer and Fall Registration for Twos

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment and Preschools.

  Registration is now open for toddler programs at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk.  A summer program as well as a school-year program is available for toddlers. Each is a 2-hour drop-off program consisting of free-play, story and music time, an art project and snack in a classroom setting.  Children learn new songs, create works of art and make new friends in a class of up to eight students taught by two experienced and caring teachers. The Summer Fun program begins in May 2014 and meets for 10 weeks. Families can enroll their toddlers for 1, 2, or 3 days per week. To be eligible
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Darien Junior Football League Registration

Categories: Inside Scoop, Recreation, and Sports.

Darien Junior Football League (DJFL) registration opened April 1st for the 2014 Flag and Tackle Football Season (the tackle program is for kids in grades 3-8 and flag is for kids in grades 1-3).  Discounts apply for registration before May 17th. Please visit the DJFL website for more information and to register online. Contact Cindy Rolapp crolapp@gmail.com with any questions.
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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Newcomers Old and New and Near and Dear: A Gathering

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Are you now or were you ever a member of the YWCA? The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is inviting all past – and present – members to its YW Alumni Cocktail Party Fundraiser. The event will give old friends a chance to reunite and share their memories as well as their vision for the future of the YWCA. The party will take place on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm at a private residence in Darien. The title sponsor for this event is William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance. For more information or to RSVP go to ywcadariennorwalk.org or call (203) 655-2535.
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April News and Events from At Home in Darien

Categories: Seniors.

Brought to you by At Home in Darien: the place to call for information and referral to programs and services for Darien senior citizens. NEED A RIDE to ONE OF THESE GREAT EVENTS? Call At Home In Darien at 203.655.2227, we offer transportation services for Darien seniors and the disabled within Darien, Stamford, Norwalk and New Canaan.  Our service hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please call Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm to make a reservation, and if you get our answering machine, please leave a message.  24 hour notice is preferred for all reservations, and a voluntary contribution is appreciated.
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