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Darien Morning Briefing: 3.1.12, Thursday

Local information, events and reminders to start your day.

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Today is Thursday, March 1, 2012.

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HEADLINES

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Sports:

EVENTS & REMINDERS

Adults:

  • Local Filmmakers Premiere Movies: 6 p.m., Darien Playhouse. "Paul David Anthony of Springdale will be showing his movie "Resolution," a comedy about a mans attempt to keep a New Years Resolution. [...] There is a special presentation of "Mooning Over Earth" a film by Olivia Obin of Darien.  It is an artistic/experimental style film about Earth, Water, Wind and Fire."—from the on Darien Patch.
  • Haley Tanner book signing and discussion: 7 p.m., Barrett Bookstore. Call (203) 655-2712 to reserve a seat. "Haley Tanner will be at Barrett Bookstore to talk about her novel Vaclav & Lena which is just out in paperback. This is the first of two evening events featuring young writers who have written excellent novels that, like the popular The Book Thief, speak eloquently to all ages and are great for Book Clubs. [...] Refreshments will be served."—from the  on Darien Patch
  • Art on View at Darien Library:
  • FRIDAY FILM: Hugo: 7:30 p.m., Darien Library. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield; Rated PG; 127 minutes. (Library's announcement.)
  • START READING IT NOW: March 6: Spring Book Discussion on "Steve Jobs," a biography by Walter Isaacson. "We have copies of the books available for patrons to borrow, but prior reading of the books is not necessary to attend the discussions. [...] Our Spring Book Discussion Series will continue with The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m., and The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m."—from the Darien Library announcement.
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Kids:

  • Green Moon Art Spot for Toddlers: 3:15 p.m., Darien Library. "Visit the library as Rowayton’s Green Moon brings its creativity with hands-on art that toddlers and their parents/ caregivers can enjoy. For kids ages 2 to 3."—from the on Darien Patch.
  • FRIDAY: School & Camp Open House - Connecticut Friends School:1 to 3:30 p.m., 317 New Canaan Rd. (Route 106) in the Silvermine area of Wilton. "You will have the opportunity to learn more about our school and camp programs, meet and speak with our teachers and camp staff, and visit our classrooms and campus." The school has April camps and summer camps.— on Darien Patch.
  • March 9 deadline: "Think Beyond!" Enrichment Program Registration: Saturday morning activities for kids on the campus of .— on Darien Patch.

Teens:

  • Darien High School schedule: 4 | 1 | 2 | 8 | 3 | 5 | Homeroom | 6 |
  • Haley Tanner book signing and discussion: 7 p.m., Barrett Bookstore. Call (203) 655-2712 to reserve a seat. "Haley Tanner will be at Barrett Bookstore to talk about her novel Vaclav & Lena which is just out in paperback. This is the first of two evening events featuring young writers who have written excellent novels that, like the popular The Book Thief, speak eloquently to all ages and are great for Book Clubs. [...] Refreshments will be served."— on Darien Patch
  • Submit art for Congressional Art Competition: "Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) is inviting Fourth District high school students to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide art competition and exhibition conducted by members of the U.S. House of Representatives."—from on Darien Patch.

DARIEN PLAYHOUSE SHOWTIMES

  • Local Filmmakers Premiere Movies: 6 p.m., Darien Playhouse. "Paul David Anthony of Springdale will be showing his movie "Resolution," a comedy about a mans attempt to keep a New Years Resolution. [...] There is a special presentation of "Mooning Over Earth" a film by Olivia Obin of Darien.  It is an artistic/experimental style film about Earth, Water, Wind and Fire."—from the  on Darien Patch.

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

All meetings take place in , 2 Renshaw Rd., unless otherwise noted. Since Darien town government provides no reliable, centralized list of town government meetings, and there is not enough time in the day to go searching for them, this list may well be incomplete:

  • There are no known meetings today.

FORECAST as of 12:34 a.m., Thursday (update)

  • Thursday: "A chance of rain, mainly between noon and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41. East wind between 7 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Thursday Night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind around 8 mph."

INTERSTATE 95 TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Darien Patch's "Traffic & Gas Prices" page.

TIDES & TIMES

  • Sunrise: 6:25 a.m.
  • Sunset: 5:46 p.m.
  • High tide: 5:57 a.m. (6.8') 
  • Low tide: 12:56 a.m. (0.3')
  • High tide: 6:39 p.m. (6.0')

HOW TO USE PATCH:

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Long Neck Point).

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