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What to Know In Darien This Week: November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

 Mental Notes

 Fall Leaf Pickup, Rounds 2 and 3

If you missed the town’s first round of leaf pickups earlier this week, you have 2 more chances this month to have your bagged autumn leaves hauled away  — see theschedule and rules for pickup, here.

 Your Input Requested Re: Sidewalks & Safety

Do you ever wish there were sidewalks or more lighting in your neighborhood, on your walk to the train or where your kids play? Have you wondered why there’s not an intersection/ or pedestrian signage at a nearby intersection? Do you think speeding through residential neighborhoods is a problem in your area?

Here’s your chance to let the Darien Pedestrian Infrastructure Advisory Committee know as they prepare recommendations for the town. Please take this 6 question online survey to make sure your interests are represented.

 Your Input Requested Re: Weed Beach Expansion

Do you want to play corn hole or volley ball at Weed Beach? Think we could use paddle board and kayak rentals and storage or a seasonal pool? Darien Parks & Recreation is inviting all Darien residents to complete a 5-minute survey to help guide their plans for expansion of Weed Beach into an adjacent lot the town purchased last year. There will be public follow up meetings on Nov 10th and Jan 26th at 6:30pm (at the Town Hall) to review proposals and provide feedback on plans.

To add your input, complete the online survey here.

Adults’ Night: Friday, November 13th from 7 to 10 p.m.
Family Day: Saturday, November 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn more and register here!

 Registration FYIs

 Darien Parks & Rec Winter Programs

Registration is now open for winter sports and enrichment programs for preschoolers through adults – check out our list of 30 of them here!

 Spring Little League Baseball & Softball

Registration for Spring Little League Baseball and Softball is open until 12/31/15, after which time there will be a late registration fee. Sign up online here.

_ RIDE FOR THE DEPOT _
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
3:30 PM
In celebration of its 25th year, Darien teens, parents and members of the community will ride in suppprt of The Depot.  Darien’s non-profit community organization provides our high school children with a drug and alcohol free environment.  Talented JoyRide instructor and DHS parent, Dina Fay will teach this fun class, which will be suitable for all ages and levels of fitness! Click here to reserve your spots.

 What’s On This Weekend

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

Friday, 06 November, 2015
Saturday, 07 November, 2015
Sunday, 08 November, 2015
Book your Complimentary Spa Manicure, exclusively for AllAboutDarien readers, today!

 Save The Dates

Parent Enrichment & Community, Support Programs

 RACE TO NOWHERE – Documentary Screening

November 12, 2015: 7:00pm – 8:00pm @The Darien Library

This documentary features the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve. Co-sponsored by The Depot, Darien Academic Advisors and Darien Library.

FUNdraisers

 Nielsen’s Home For The Holidays & Tablescapes Event
November 12, 2015: 5:30pm @Nielsen’s Florist
This stunning holiday party will feature designer holiday table ideas from Ed Lent, Nielsen’s own designers and tablescape winners from the Garden Club of Darien. Expect wine, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to start some holiday shopping in a beautiful environment.Tickets are $20 at the door but advanced $15 tickets will be available through a post member. Ticket proceeds and 10% of all sales that day will go to Post 53.
 Shop Downtown Darien to Support Local Not-For-Profits
November 19, 2015: 5:00pm-8:00pm @Downtown Darien

A $25 donation at the door of any shop gets you 25% discount at all participating stores, including: Baubles, Beadz Boutique, Coco & Grace, Everything is Rosey, Kirby & Company,Helen Ainson, Folly, Olivette, Wiggles & Giggles, Spree, Tina Dragone. Also discounted dinner and drinks at Scena Wine Bar & Restaurant.

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