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Busy Tuesday in Darien (Unless Events Get Cancelled)

Author and Darien native Scarlett Lewis visits the DCA on Tuesday, January 21. (MSNBC photo: Scarlett Lewis, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Jesse Lewis, speaks during a hearing of a legislative task force on gun violence.)
Author and Darien native Scarlett Lewis visits the DCA on Tuesday, January 21. (MSNBC photo: Scarlett Lewis, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Jesse Lewis, speaks during a hearing of a legislative task force on gun violence.)
Events take place throughout the week in Darien, but Tuesday is particularly busy:

  • Keep in mind that 1 to 3 inches of snow is predicted for Darien on Tuesday, mostly in the afternoon, and more at night, according to the National Weather Service's Darien-specific forecast (as of 8:56 a.m., Monday). If you have the choice about when to go out to do something, think about doing it today rather than tomorrow.
  • Monday: "Darien Library is proud to present a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day concert by The Pop Ups. Critically acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal, The Pop Ups are not your typical band; they perform their music with cardboard props, hand painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets. Ages 3+."
  • Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at Darien Library: "Meditation for Beginners: Bring a little quiet meditative space into your daily life with this contemplative start to the week. Participants are encouraged to bring a throw pillow for their own comfort but no special dress is required for this beginner class. The program will be led by Julie Punishill, a graduate of the two-year intensive training program at the Institute for Conscious Counseling and Coaching in Essex, MA."
  • UPDATE, SORRY THIS ONE'S BEEN POSTPONED TO FEB. 25, SAME TIME & PLACE: "Lee Woodruff will interview author and Darien native Scarlett Lewis at the Darien Community Association (DCA) on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11:00 a.m. Scarlett Lewis joins us to talk about her book, Nurturing, Healing, Love. It chronicles her life in the months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which took the life of her six year old child, Jesse."
  • Tuesday, 3 p.m. at Darien Library: "Senior Moments, a new monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for seniors, will meet in our Conference Room. In January, we'll view Jane Fonda's 2011 TED Talk "Life's Third Act" and then discuss it over a cup of coffee."
  • Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Darien Library: "Cracking the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Parents of college-bound students want to make sure they get all of the financial aid that is available to them. Yet, it’s not always clear just what they should do. This presentation will explain how to get the most out of what is available and provide tips for parents to have honest conversations with their children on college costs and family budgets. Recommended for parents of 8th through 12th grade students." (The link goes to Darien Patch's article on the upcoming talk, with a video and links to a U.S. Department of Education web page with more information on FAFSA).

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