What to Know in Darien This Week 10/16/15

October 16, 2015

Grand Opening Sunday ~ Bring in your Golden Ticket for a chance to WIN BIG

Prizes include: Free Chocolate for A Year, Free Gift Cards, Free Candy for a Year, Free Birthday Parties, Free Ladies’ Nights Out and more!!

 Mental Notes

 Meet The Candidates for Town Election

If you’re new to town, or perhaps feeling a little less in-the-know than you’d like to be about who is running for town government positions including Selectmen and Planning & Zoning, the Darien League of Women Voters is hosting a “Candidates Night” on Tuesday, October 20th, at the Town Hall Auditorium at 7pm. Candidates will all present their cases to the community, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

For information on how to register to vote, click here.

 A Request for Toddler Supplies

The Darien nonprofit, The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF), can use some help assisting a family in need. TTMF provided financial assistance to this family when the premature baby was in the NICU in 2013. Now, after 29 months in hospitals and rehab facilities, this “tiny miracle” is finally going home. TTMF is holding a special emergency drive to collect specific supplies: diapers – size 5 or 6, wipes, boy clothing – size 3T or 4T, sheets for a twin size bed

TTMF will coordinate delivery of all items to the family. If you are able to help, please contact Jennifer Johnson at 203-202-9714 or jenniferjohnson@ttmf.org to arrange for pick-up or delivery. THANK YOU!

Tokeneke Elementary School

 Flu Season is Here, Did You Get Your Shot?

We’ve gathered together a list of places in the area you can go to get your flu shot and stay healthy! Click here.

 2015 Guide to Halloween Happenings

Mark your calendars for some spooky family fun: here’s our ever-growing list of Halloweeny events in town.

 Registration FYIs

 Weed Beach Paddle Tennis Courts

Registration now available online for use of the paddle tennis courts through Darien Parks & Rec.

 Indoor Winter Soccer for Kids

Registration is now open for indoor soccer at the Darien Town Hall on Saturdays, for kids ages 2 years through second grade through Darien Parks & Rec. Click here for dates, times and to register.

 Darien YMCA Travel Basketball Tryouts

General registration now open for Winter Basketball (grades K-12) for YMCA members; non-members may register starting Oct 13, 2016.  Travel basketball tryouts begin on October 15th, 2016 – see here for schedule by grade.

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

Friday, 16 October, 2015
Saturday, 17 October, 2015
Sunday, 18 October, 2015


Parent Enrichment & Community, Support Programs

 Coffee & Conversation: Youth Depression & Anxiety
October 18, 2015: 7;00pm-8:30pm @TheDepot

 StraightTalk – Empowering Parents: Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Control
October 28, 2015: 7;00pm-8:00pm @TheDepot
Maud Purcell and Greg Doll – from The Life Solution Center of Darien – lead an informal and interactive parent discussion about how it is possible to establish healthy control over your kids by seeing and enforcing age-appropriate boundaries and rules, and providing lessons in character development. RSVP requested – please see website.


 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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