Tuck your napkin into your collar: There's gotta be something here you didn't know and it's probably tasty:
From the event listing on Darien Patch: "Stop by Whole Foods Market Darien to sample some all natural Chestnut Valley charcuterie. Demo time is 10am-2pm. We will be sampling out different kinds of dried salamis, perfect for your charcuterie platter or with a glass of wine."
The maintenance closings at the Darien YMCA continue, with the small pool closed on Tuesday (reopening Monday, Aug. 26, when the large pool and men's steam room also reopen) and the Gymnasium reopening on Wednesday. The Play Room reopens Friday.
School starts in Darien on Monday, Aug. 26. (If you're a parent or kid you already know this.)
Auditions for one-act plays at Darien Library start at 7 p.m., according to this announcement on the library website: "Auditions for 'Sure Thing' by David Ives and 'Hotline' by Elaine May will take place on Tuesday, August 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, will be on 8/22. Actors should bring a head-shot if available, resume and current contact information, including mobile phone number. Participants will be given audition sides to perform for the audition." See the library website for more information.
Dunkin Donuts has a week's worth of reopening events planned, according to a sign on the store's window. Here's what they're offering:
- Friday, Aug. 23 -- well, they reopen
- Saturday, Aug. 24 -- The "Grand Opening" takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "First 25 customers receive special gift." And there will be raffles, giveaways, free samples, "fun for kids," costume characters and something they're calling a "New Darien Donut."
- Sunday, Aug. 25 -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Free samples, raffles, giveaways"
- Monday, Aug. 26 -- "Back to School: Stop in to get a FREE beverage coupon for your favorite teacher!!! Check your mail box for special offers!
- Tuesday, Aug. 27 -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Free samples, raffles, giveaways"
- Wednesday, Aug. 28 -- "Back to School: Stop in to get a FREE beverage coupon for your favorite teacher!!! 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Free Samples"
- Thursday, Aug. 29 -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Free samples, raffles, giveaways"
- Friday, Aug. 30 -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Pumpkin is Back!! Free samples. After 12 p.m. Grand Prize Drawings"
The Wednesday Matinee at Darien Library, 1:30 p.m. today (from the announcement on the library website): "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (2005) Starring John Goodman, Robert Carlyle, and Marisa Tomei; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; [...] 'Ballroom bliss! An extraordinary story. Rich and colorful.' - Rex Reed, New York Observer"
And don't forget: Darien Farmer's Market opens today at 11 a.m., closes at 4 p.m.