Update: April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015In case you missed it last week, we have an exciting new offer for subscribers who are not yet members of the Darien Area Moms Tag Sale Group: enjoy your first 12 months of membership for only $12.00!

Join a a group of trusted, hand-vetted locals who share your eye for what’s fabulous and/or valuable, and have paid for an opportunity to view/buy/sell each others’ ‘tag sale’ items: this nominal membership fee is well worth the value and convenience.

Sign up here – and make sure to check the box that says you’re an AllAboutDarien subscriber and insert code “AAD” to receive your discount.

Here’s our take on what’s good to know this week.

 Mental Notes

 Boy Scouts 43rd Annual Giant Tag Sale

Tax-deductible donations are now being accepted for this mega-event on May 3rd — drop-offs begin next week, or you can call to arrange for pickup. Click here for complete information about this bonanza tag sale event.

 Beach Stickers On Sale

You’ll need a beach sticker to enter Weed Beach beginning April 15th — but if you’ve got one, last year’s permit will suffice through the end of May. For everything you need to know about beach and boating permits, including where to purchase them online, check out our post 7 Things to Know About Darien Beach Stickers.

 Retail Therapy

Two town shops are toasting next Thursday night, April 23rd, 5pm-8pm, and you’re invited!

  • Town House Finds & Designs, celebrating their grand opening on Tokeneke Road.
  • At Home in The Heights, celebrating the launch of Company C, a home decor line that is renowned for their affordable, decorative wool rugs but has greatly expanded their line to include bedding, table linens, throws, shower curtains as well as furniture with a wide array of fabric choices.


 Showtimes at the Darien Playhouse
THE LONGEST RIDE (PG-13) 139 mins
Showtimes – Fri: 5:15pm, 8:00pm; Sat & Sun: 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm
HOME (PG) 94 mins
Showtimes – Fri: 5:15pm, 7:30pm; Sat & Sun: 2:00pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm
Friday, 17 April, 2015
Saturday, 18 April, 2015
Sunday, 19 April, 2015

 Save The Dates

Parent Enrichment & Support Programs

College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents 
April 22, 2015: 7:00pm @Barrett Bookstore
A Discussion and Book Signing By Malcolm Gauld, brought to you by YWCA Parent Awareness.
HAZE – A Screening for Parents and High Schoolers
April 22, 2015: 7:00pm @Barrett Bookstore
The YWCA Parent Awareness, Youth Asset Team, Darien Library, and Family Centers share this tragic but important film about the issues of binge drinking, alcohol laden hazing rituals, and rapid fire drinking games — all so common in a campus environment.
Meaningful Inclusion Benefits All Students 
April 27, 2015: 12:00pm @Darien Library
Brought to you by Darien SEPAC: Dr. William Henderson, Ed.D. will discuss actions that individuals can take and policies that schools can develop to promote a culture of inclusion, to provide instruction with universal design and specialized supports, and to build a community that collaborates and problem solves.


Darien Library Spring Gala “Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times”
April 25, 2015: 6:30pm 
Enjoy cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and dinner featuring local food trucks: LobsterCraft, Bounty (gourmet sliders & fries) and Wood Fired Pizza.The evening will also include a silent and live auction.
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and Luncheon
May 7, 2015: 11:30am-1:30pm @Woodway Country Club 
Fundraiser to honor this year’s Women of Distinction: Sandy Nielsen Baumann, Alicia Sillars, Dr. Josephine Velazquez Rucquoi, Jane Yezzi, Susan Delaney & Merlyn Tejada (Young Woman of Distinction).
 Darien House Tour: Homes with Heart
June 4, 2015: 8:30am-3:00pm @First Congregational Church 
This fundraiser for more than 20 not-for-profit organizations serving our youth, the elderly and the disadvantaged features five homes in Darien, selected for a variety of distinguishing characteristics, including architecture, decorating, location, environmental sustainability, historic preservation and gardens.
 53rd Annual CCNS Art Show
June 4 – June 7, 2015: See website for specific times
This year’s featured artist is David Dunlop, a famous landscape painter and the writer and artist on an Emmy Award-winning PBS painting series. Joining David are a fresh group of professional artists who, together, will be offering one of the biggest and most diverse selections of original art for sale in Fairfield County.
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