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8 “Open” Indoor Spaces for Mommy & Me Time Around Town

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment, Darien Top 10, Inside Scoop, and Recreation.

Although we realize this post arrives at the tail end of the LONGEST. WINTER. EVER,  it might still be useful for rainy (if not snowy – please, God, not snowy!) days. In fact, there is an impressive selection of flexible options for indoor fun with the little ones in Darien that are free, pay-per-visit or don’t require membership.  To follow are the 6 I’ve uncovered to date.  Please feel free to add anything I might have forgotten in the Comments section, including pay-per-visit options in near-by towns that you enjoy and/or would recommend. 1) Tumblebees /Open Gym at the Darien YMCA
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JAM (Junior Arts & Music) in Darien: All the Enrichment and None of the Mess

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment and Inside Scoop.

I recently brought my preschooler to Open Studio at the incredibly casual, cool and inspired downtown Darien location of JAM, and we both LOVED it.  In addition to offering a flexible, pay-per-visit, ‘open’ option for indoor fun, the people who work there are easy-going lovers of both art and children, and the environment – a big loft-like space with paint-splattered floors, musical instruments hanging from the walls and expansive supplies for creating anything under the sun – offers artistic inspiration to visitors of all ages. The owner, Dre Towey, is a well-loved, award-winning local children’s music singer and songwriter, and
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Winter Break Survival Guide: Vacation Camps for Kids in Darien

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment, Happenings, and Inside Scoop.

Okay, so maybe you’re not sitting on a beach in Turks and Caicos or speeding down the slopes in Stowe, but there’s plenty of fun to be had—and most importantly plenty for the littles to do—here in Darien during Winter Break (February 17th to 21st). Here are our top suggestions. Darien Nature Center’s  Groundhogs 2014 Vacation Program for kids age 3-6. From 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, your kids will romp in the snow and learn about how animals survive in the winter, and then head inside to work on crafts and visit with the nature center’s resident animals. This
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February Events for Darien Seniors

Categories: Happenings and Inside Scoop.

February 2013 Events For Darien Seniors from At Home in Darien ******* 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. When you need a ride, follow these simple instructions: 1.       Call 203.655.2227 2.       Please have the
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Darien Little League and Children’s TBall Options

Categories: Inside Scoop and Sports.

In the spirit of keeping us all connected with the most helpful information across social platforms, we thought we’d share this discussion posted yesterday on our Facebook page: AllAboutDarien.com (The Insider Guide) Got a new #Darien little leaguer? If your child is playing baseball or softball in town for the FIRST time, you must establish the player’s age and residency. Bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate (or passport) and 2 proofs of residence (copy of telephone bill, utility bill, parent’s drivers license, etc.) to the McGuane Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 1, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. FB User: This is
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Help Find Alba

Categories: Community and Inside Scoop.

  **UPDATE: Alba has been safely returned to her owners.** This is Alba, and she has been spotted so many times in the past 12 days (primarily in the Kings Highway North area) since she escaped from her dogwalker, yet despite the efforts of so many in town she has still not been rescued/ returned to her family.  In this freezing cold weather, we are of course all worried about her safety — we are asking everyone to please pass along this picture to help locate her. *** That bright orange collar should really stand out in all the snow
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The Darien Nature Center Goes Global through February 6, 2014

Categories: Happenings and Inside Scoop.

If you happen to notice the interior of the Darien Nature Center is looking livelier than usual, it is likely thanks to Darien’s own Todd Armstrong’s photo exhibit, “The Darien Nature Center Goes Global with Todd Armstrong.” Continuing through February 6th, 2014, the exhibit showcases photographs depicting animals, human portraits, and landscapes from six distinct regions, including; East Asia, the Himalayas of Nepal and India, Patagonia, The Galapagos Islands, Coastal South America and Southwestern Africa. The exhibit will also display unique artistic and cultural souvenirs he has collected over his decades of travel around the globe. By the way, those decades
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10 Things To Know About The Darien Christmas Tree Pick-Up 2014

Categories: Darien Top 10 and Inside Scoop.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  The Town of Darien begins their 2014 Christmas tree pickup promptly on Jan 2nd, 2014. Here are 9 important things to know about tree pickup requirements and regulations, in addition to the pick-up schedule: Christmas Trees must be at the curb by the first morning of the scheduled pick-up period. Once collection is complete, trucks will not return until the next scheduled pick-up period for your area. Christmas Tree pick-up is conducted on public streets only. The schedule has been rotated from last year. Public Works does not have more specific times of pick-up.  In the event of
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