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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

Categories: Happenings.

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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Easter Fun for Pre-Schoolers!

Categories: Happenings.

The Invisible Children Club at Darien High School is sponsoring an egg hunt for preschool children on Thursday, April 3, at 3 p.m. (rain date is Tuesday, April 8). Children should bring their own baskets and a $5 donation. All proceeds will be given to the Invisible Children Organization, which works to rehabilitate children whose lives have been directly affected by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army who have been abducting, killing, and displacing civilians in East and central Africa since 1987. Last year the club donated $500 towards the Legacy Scholarship program.
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New Parking Option in Stamford

Categories: Commuting and Inside Scoop.

Tired of that endless list for a spot a the Darien or Noroton Heights stations? Check out this new parking parking option near the Stamford Transportation Center: The Harbor Point Gateway Garage. At the corner of Washington Blvd and West Henry Street, this state of the art facility from the Harbor Point developers offers daily and monthly parking option—and right now they’re offering a grand opening special of $65/month for the first 3 months as well as a daily special of $7 for up to 12 hours of parking. Is it convenient enough to be a transportation option for Darien
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Students Tell All: What Parents Really Need to Know A Film Screening and Panel Discussion for Parents of Middle and High School Students

Categories: Happenings.

On Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, the YWCA’s Parent Awareness Network and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) invites parents of middle and high school students to  come together for the premiere of a brief film written and produced by members of SADD. This film has been designed to bring awareness to parents of the challenges confronting high school students today, including eating disorders, distracted driving, stress and the pressure to succeed, and communication between parents and teens. Following the viewing, law enforcement officers, educators and mental health experts will be on hand to answer questions and
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