Today is Thursday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2011.
EVENTS & REMINDERS
- Stories to Chill Your Bones: At 6 p.m., children ages 7 to 10 are invited to dress up in costume and join staff at Tilley Pond Park for "Stories to Chill Your Bones." The event, co-sponsored by the , will feature "jump" stories, songs, and folktales.
- Between Shades of Gray: The library's Fall Book Discussion Series continues tonight at 7 p.m. with a session on Ruta Sepetys' Between Shades of Gray. The discussions are led by library staff.
- Linda George Paintings: From now until Nov. 9, by Linda George will be on display in the 's art gallery.
- Couponing 101: At 12:30 p.m., the offers Couponing 101, a chance to become a savvy shopper. Marcy Rand will help seniors "learn how to collect and use coupons, and how to read store circulars for the most savings."
- Children of the Desert: From now until Oct. 29, the hosts "Bana Ba Motlhaba: Children of the Desert," featuring photographs by Dave Hamman and Botswanan crafts. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
DARIEN PLAYHOUSE SHOWTIMES
- Board of Education Donations Committee: 7:30 a.m., BOE meeting room [agenda]
- Today: Sunny, with a high near 66. North wind between 8 and 11 mph.
- Tonight: Clear, with a low around 48. North wind around 6 mph.
TIDES & TIMES
- Low tide: 1:45 a.m. (0.6')
- Sunrise: 6:55 a.m.
- High tide: 7:46 a.m. (7.0')
- Low tide: 2:10 p.m. (0.8')
- Sunset: 6:28 p.m.
- High tide: 8:12 p.m. (7.1')
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1876: The American Library Association was founded.
- 1889: Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 1979: Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
- 1981: Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat was assassinated.
- 2000: Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
- 2007: Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Long Neck Point); 'Today in History' items compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.