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Updated September 25, 2015

 Mental Notes

 Tokeneke Area Road Closure FYI

A heads up to those of you who traverse Tokeneke Road or Old King’s Highway South during the day: be prepared for potential delays due to detours from the closure of Locust Hill Road between Old Farm Road and Settler’s Trail between 7am and 4pm this coming Monday through Friday (September 28-October 2, 2015)

 Voluntary Water Conservation Appreciated

Aquarion Water Company has issued a formal request that we reduce our water consumption as much as possible during this time of abnormally dry weather, which has depleted their resevoirs to below normal capacity.

 Person-to-Person Desperate for Children’s Clothing

If you’ve still got the bags and boxes of last years’ outgrown clothes in your mudroom or garage, please hurry them over to the P-to-P donation center behind St. Luke’s Church in Darien, as they are in desperate need, especially for kids’ clothing.Donations are accepted Mon-Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12noon.

 Donations to Help Feed Hungry Children

Eleven local churches have committed to packing 200,000 meals at a cost of 22 cents/meal on Saturday, October 17th 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.  and Sunday October 18th 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Middlesex Middle School. Sign up to volunteer starts at 10 am on Monday, September 21st here. Please consider a donation toward the $33,000 of fund raising still needed to make this event a success. Every dollar counts! Donate here.

Enjoy A Tick and Mosquito-free Yard All Autumn

$50 Off your First Spray

 Registration FYIs

 YMCA Adventure Princesses

Registration is open for dads and daughters, grades 1-4. Pumpkin carving, group hikes, whitewater river rafting, community service, and the ever-popular winter weekend campout are just a few of the fun activities planned. To learn more and sign up, click here.

 Darien YMCA Travel Basketball Tryouts

General registration opens for Winter Basketball (grades K-12) for YMCA members on Sept 29, 2015; non-members on Oct 13, 2019.  Travel basketball tryouts begin on October 15th, 2019 – see here for schedule by grade.

 WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND

(From our FREE-to-post Community Calendar: click the event title for more information.)

Friday, 25 September, 2015
Saturday, 26 September, 2015
Sunday, 27 September, 2015

Tailgate Trick-or-Treating at Noroton Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

October 30, 2015 – 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Fun for the whole family – click for more information.

Discover the Secret

Planning a corporate event, retreat, board meeting, wedding, special celebration or other event? This place should be first on your list!

 Save The Dates

Parent Enrichment & Community, Support Programs

 Free CPR Training
September 26th, 2015: 9:00am – 11:00am @Darien YMCA in the Lobby
Darien EMS – Post 53 will be offering free CPR instruction to YMCA employees, members, and guests at the Darien YMCA. Learn how to save a life in 10 minutes!

FUNdraisers

 The BIGGER Rig Gig (OPUS for Person-to-Person)
September 26, 2015: 6:30pm-11:00pm @Ox Ridge Hunt Club
TICKETS ON SALE NOW ~ First come, first-served. The beloved “touch-a-truck” fundraising event for kids of years past has now grown up! Enjoy an adult evening sampling cuisine from area food trucks, cocktails, dancing, a silent auction and more.
 Nielsen’s “Bras For A Cause” 
September 30, 2015: 5:00pm-8:00pm @Nielsen’s Florist
A Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, showcasing hand-decorated/embellished bras contributed by local contestants. Guests can vote on their favorite designs, and prizes are awarded to winners and runners up. To learn more and/or contribute a bra, click here.
 11th Annual Wine & Food Tasting & Charity Auction
October 22, 2015: 6:00pm-9:00pm @BMW Darien
An evening of sipping, tasting and bidding on great treats, sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for The Darien Arts Center and The Depot. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discount by emailing susan@darienctchamber.com.

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