Today is Thursday, May 10, 2012, three days till Mother's Day.
News & opinion:
EVENTS & REMINDERS
- Annual DCA Plant Sale Opening Night: 6 to 10 p.m. Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Rd. "This year with new extended hours: Thursday May 10, 6-8 p.m.; and Friday, May 11 from 8:30am until 12:30 p.m. Perennials grown in the DCA’s own greenhouse by its greenhouse members, as well donated by members and the community will be offered for sale."—from on Darien Patch
- Community Supper at St. Luke's Church: 5 to 7 p.m. "This week's menu: London Broil, pasta salad, mixed vegetables, plain pasta, green and fruit salads, artisan breads delicious deserts. All for $1. All are welcome."— on Darien Patch
- FRIDAY: Movie: The Iron Lady: (2011) 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Community Room, Darien Library. PG-13 (1 hr., 42 mins.) Meryl Streep and Richard E. Grant. "The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman."—Darien library announcement—IMDb—trailer—Rotten Tomatoes
- Submit art to the 54th Annual Darien Art Show & Sale: "Artists may enter up to two pieces of artwork, with a registration fee of $20 for adults and $10 for Students per submission. The Darien Arts Center encourages all interested artists to pre-register online through its website."— on Darien Patch
- REGISTER: Darien's Got Talent competition: "Do you think you can dance like Jennifer Lopez, sing like Christina Aguilera, or play a musical instrument better than Yo Yo Ma or Jimmy Hendrix? [...] If the above describes you, and you are between the ages of 10 and 100, then start preparing for some awesome auditions [...]"—from on Darien Patch
- Crazy for Quilts ~ Scrapbooks in Silk and Satin: "Elegant, silk crazy quilts from the collection of the Darien Historical Society."—from on Darien Patch
- Darien 4th of July Fireworks t-shirt contest: "Submit your artwork and the winner’s designs will serve as Darien’s official 4th of July Fireworks T-shirt! Hurry soon and fill out the information below, the contest will close May 15."—from on Darien Patch
- Methodist Family Center Preschool Camp: "MFCP is offering camp for preschool children starting May 29 and ending June 29"—from on Darien Patch
- New Methodist Family Center Preschool program for 4-year-olds: "MFCP is offering the new Navigators program to students enrolled in the four-year-old classes this fall."—from on Darien Patch.
- YWCA Toddler Time and Summer Fun Registration for 2012-2013
- at the Darien Nature Center
- Crafternoons: 4:15 to 5 p.m. Darien Library. "Read a story and get crafty! Ages 5 to 7"—library announcement
- Movie: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D": 2:10, 6:30 p.m., Landmark (Stamford); 3:45 and 9 p.m., South Norwalk Regent. PG (88 mins.)—IMDb—trailer—another trailer—Rotten Tomatoes
- Darien High School schedule: "Homeroom B" Day. Order of periods: 3 | 4 | 1 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Homeroom | 5
- Minecraft Time: 3 p.m. Darien Library. "Tech time is a weekly program just for teens! Each week will we feature a new tech-centric program. We will delve into new apps, games, and other techie stuff."—library announcement
- Pet food, etc. collection: "It’s 'Be Kind to Animals' week! DAWG [Darien Animal Welfare Group] will be collecting unopened dog and cat food, treats, toys, and paper towels from May 8-18. The collection box is near the office, and all donations will go to the Humane Society of Connecticut."—Darien High School announcement
- National Honor Society Free Tutoring: "Every Thursday in the English/Social Studies Learning Connections Room."—Darien High School website
- Mother's Day is this coming Sunday: "The Annual Garden Club Mother's Day Plant Sale will take place in the Cafeteria during lunch on May 9th, 10th, and 11th. The plants, which range from $1.00 - $3.00, make great Mother's Day Gifts!"—Darien High School announcement
- DLtean now on Tumblr: "DLteen is now on tumblr. Follow us at: http://dlteen.tumblr.com We are following all sorts of cool music, art, technology, fashion, comics, news, science, books, and other teen stuff. Check it out now!"—from the library announcement
- Darien Depot: May Calendar
DARIEN PLAYHOUSE SHOWTIMES
- Marvel's The Avengers: 7 p.m.PG-13 (2 hrs. 22 min.). "Dr. Banner, your work is unparalleled, and I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster." "Thanks."—IMDb—trailer—trailer—Rotten Tomatoes
- The Lucky One: 7 p.m., PG-13 (1 hr., 41 min.)—IMDb—trailer—Rotten Tomatoes
FORECAST as of 10:34 p.m. Wednesday (update)
- Thursday: "Showers likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers after 5pm. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind between 10 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."
- Thursday Night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind between 9 and 16 mph."
- Tide information
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:
- Safety and Health Committee, 11:30 p.m., Room 119
- Democratic Town Committee, 8 p.m., Room 119
DARIEN GOVERNMENT ACCESS TELEVISION - TV79
Airing this week…
- Police Commission 5/2 (runs :27)
- Airs: 4:27 Am, 3:05 PM, 7:23 PM, 8:00 PM
- Zoning Board of Appeals 4/25 (runs 1:59)
- Airs: 10:55 AM, 12:40 AM
- Board of Education 4/24 (runs 1:48)
- Airs 2:39 AM< 9:07 AM, 5:35 PM
- RTM - Finance & Budget 4/23 (runs 2:11)
- Airs 6:56 AM, 12:54 PM, 8:27 PM
- RTM – Education Comm. 4/30 (runs 2:02)
- Airs 4:54 AM, 3:32 PM, 10:38 PM
Planned coverage in the week ahead: (live coverage pre-empts schedule above)
Monday 7:45 pm Board of Selectmen live
7:30 pm RTM – Finance & Budget taped
Tuesday 12 Noon Bd of Ed / Mather / “Shuffle” live
Wednesday 10:00 am SWRPA taped
7:30 pm RTM – Public Health & Safety live
7:30 pm Weed Beach Bldg Comm. taped
INTERSTATE 95 TRAFFIC CAMS
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Editor's note: This article originally was published at 5:58 a.m. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.