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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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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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Don’t Miss the Book Nook at Darien Library

Categories: Happenings and Inside Scoop.

Next time you’re at the Library, keep an eye out for this fun way to support the purchase of new books for the library. For $20 per book, you can purchase Advanced Reader Copies of great adult, teen and children’s books (that haven’t been published yet) — and possibly even win a prize. Inside many of the books is a little something, ranging from a gift certificate from a local business to a book plate that will be placed on the book your donation purchases for the library, in your name. It’s a win all the way around! The Book
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23rd Annual St Thomas More Children’s Tag Sale

Categories: Happenings and Inside Scoop.

Goodie goodie goodie … if you’ve got kids, this once-a-year fundraising tag sale for the St Thomas Moore Women’s Circle philanthropies is a DON’T MISS bonanza of clothing, outdoor toys, car seats and more. Insider tip: plan to get there EARLY (as in 6:45am) for the Early Bird special and get first dibbs. St. Thomas More Women’s Circle 23rd Annual Children’s Tag Sale Saturday, March 15th from 9am-1pm Early Bird Entry at 8am with $10 donation Numbers handed out at 7:30am Children’s clothes, furniture, toys, baby and sport equipment. 374 Middlesex Road, Darien. Directions:  Exit 10 from 95 to Noroton Ave.  Head north on Noroton to
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American Girl® Doll Tea Party at Darien High School

Categories: Happenings and Inside Scoop.

Limited tickets now on sale for this darling fundraiser for the Darien High School Orchestra. Elementary-aged children and their dolls are invited to an afternoon tea that will include treats and crafts and lots of fun! $10 per ticket includes one child and their doll, and although parents are invited to participate, they are not required to stay with children over 5 yrs old. All proceeds will benefit the Orchestra’s upcoming performance tour to Washington, D.C. When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Where: Darien High School Orchestra Room (F023) Price: $10 Phone: 203-655-3981, ext. 2287 Email to reserve your ticket(s)!
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Evening Mom and Me Yoga Class for Elementary School Kids

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment and Inside Scoop.

Cute! The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is now offering an evening yoga class for moms and kids of elementary school age to be held in Darien’s YWCA Dance Studio. Yoga instructor Talita Moss has created a unique program where moms and kids bond over learning yoga poses and body awareness. This class is an opportunity to have quality time with your child in a relaxing environment. Classes take place on Thursday March 6 and Wednesdays, March 12, 19, and 26 from 6:30-7:30pm. Registration is ongoing.
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Sandy Hook Mother Brings Nurturing, Healing and Love to Her Hometown

Categories: Happenings and Inside Scoop.

Whether or not you knew the Lewis family, you’ll certainly recognize the name Jesse Lewis, son of Scarlett and one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. On February 24th, 2014, at  11:00am at the DCA, Scarlett will be returning to her hometown of Darien to share her remarkable journey through the process of grief and forgiveness that led her to write her book, Nurturing, Healing, Love. The book will be on sale at the event, and advance registration is recommended: click here to register online before 9am, Feb 24th. After that time, please contact the DCA
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