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Darien Morning Briefing: 5.21.12, Monday

Local information, events and reminders to start your day.

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Today is Monday, May 21, 2012.

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HEADLINES:

 

EVENTS & REMINDERS 

Adults and families:

  • Darien High School Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. "This is a free concert, open to the public, taking place at the auditorium at Darien High School.  The Concert Choir, Tudor Singers, Orchestra and Pop Strings will be playing.  Doors open at 7.  No tickets needed in advance.  The concert will be preceded by an Art Show in the areas around the auditorium which begins at 5:00 pm."—from  on Darien Patch

Ongoing:

  • Food Drive for Person-to-Person: "For the month of May, the Darien Rowayton Bank branch, at 1001 Post Road, will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Person-to-Person. Janet King, Director of Volunteers, says “This is such a great way to help the increased number of our neighbors in need who come to us daily for food. We are in need of more food due to slow economic recovery. Please stop in the Bank and give what you can."—from the  on Darien Patch
  • 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 the  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

Parents:

  • Frontline documentary: The Medicated Child: 10 to 11 a.m. Community Room, Darien Library. "In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and who have been prescribed medications. These drugs can cause serious side effects and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. “It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age,” child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. “It's a gamble. And I tell parents there’s no way to know what’s going to work.”—library announcement 
  • 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

Kids:

  • Movie Magic: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Darien Library. "Enjoy movies of picture book classics in the Library's Conference Room. Ages 2 to 6."—library announcement
  • Storytime Yoga: 4 to 4:45 p.m. Darien Library. "Children ages 5 to 7 will experience a mind-body connection with StoryTime Yoga. Through movement and narrative, this class will help kids explore their imaginations and decompress after school."—from the library announcement

Teens:

  • Darien High School schedule: "A" Day. Order of periods: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • Darien High School Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. "This is a free concert, open to the public, taking place at the auditorium at Darien High School.  The Concert Choir, Tudor Singers, Orchestra and Pop Strings will be playing.  Doors open at 7.  No tickets needed in advance.  The concert will be preceded by an Art Show in the areas around the auditorium which begins at 5:00 pm."—from on Darien Patch
  • Reserve a study room at the Darien Library: "In an effort to help students maximize their studying time, once again the Darien Library will offer extended hours during final exams, offering Blue Wave scholars access to the Library for an additional 11.5 hours. The entire Library will remain open until 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Wednesday, June 6, Thursday, June 7, Sunday, June 10, and Monday, June 11. The Library offers many resources to students including spaces for both quiet and group study. Librarians are on hand to answer reference questions in person, by IM, email or phone. To reserve a study room, contact AskUs@darienlibraryorg, call 203.669.5236 or Text AskDL to 66746 and then reply to our automatic message with your request. (standard message rates apply)."—announcement on the Home page for Darien High School
  • Movie Mondays: 3 to 4 p.m. Teen Lounge, Darien Library. "Stop by the Teen Lounge at 3PM to watch a movie enjoy snacks!"—library announcement
  • Darien Depot: May Calendar

 

DARIEN PLAYHOUSE SHOWTIMES

  • Marvel's The Avengers: 7 and 9:45 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

 

FORECAST as of 9:35 p.m. Friday (update)

  • Monday: "A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66."
  • Monday Night: "A chance of showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 56."
  • Tide information

 

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:

 

INTERSTATE 95 TRAFFIC CAMS

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

 

HOW TO USE PATCH:

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service.

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