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'Rush' to See the Darien RTM, Ben Larrabee and a 60s Legend

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening in and around Darien this week. Want to share your own event with neighbors in Darien? Post details here, it’s free.


Board of Ed 

9 a.m. Monday at 35 Leroy Ave., Darien: Those are the administrative offices of the district. Here’s the description of the meeting on the town website: “This is a Special Meeting - rescheduled from Wednesday, January 22, 2014.” The main agenda (attached as a PDF) item from that meeting, according to the district website, is a discussion of the superintendent’s proposed budget for next academic year. (The school board’s regular monthly meeting for January is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.)


RTM Meeting 

8 p.m. at Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road: The agenda is attached as a PDF. One item that jumps out involves the $1.9 million purchase of a property at 4 Short Lane, abutting Weed Beach.


Artist in Residence: Ben Larrabee 

Free, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road: “Join fine art photographer Ben Larrabee in Darien Library’s Artist Space on the Second Level for a discussion on developing your personal vision through photography.”


Parenting Styles and Communication: Inclusion and Special Needs Lecture 

$5, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford: “Please join us for this interactive presentation on Parenting Styles and Communication. Dr. Renee Krochek and Dr. Keara Conway will present and discuss seven characteristics associated with parenting; review research associated with Diana Baumrind’s parenting styles, and guide parents in determining their own parenting style. Discussion will include the developmental nature of parenting, the importance of adapting parenting techniques to fit your child’s developmental needs, and now to effectively discipline and communicate with your children. The JCC welcomes all!”


Legends of the 60s 

$50, 8 p.m. Thursday at The Palace/Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford: “The Greenwich United Way will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a benefit concert featuring the talents of legendary musicians Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), and Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders). Collectively, these artists have sold over 175 million records and had 45 top-40 hits.” 


Bridging The Gap 

11 a.m. Friday, free at 599 Boston Post Road, Darien. Here’s the description from our events calendar on Darien Patch: “Maplewood at Darien invites you to attend "Bridging the Gap," a talk with Mark Albertson on Friday, January 31st at 11:00 AM … Join us for a presentation about understanding today's pressing situation regarding nuclear capabilities and a look at 'Atoms for Peace' initiative that began in the 1950's … Mark Albertson, instructor of World War II History at Norwalk Community College for Lifetime Learners, is an avid speaker of historical events relevant to today's issues. A member of the United States Naval Institute for nearly 30 years, he is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and has authored three books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They'll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; and On History: A Treatise.”


Friday Night Feature: Rush 

Fee, 6:30 p.m. at Darien Library: The film—which received an impressive ’92 percent liked it’ on Rotten Tomatoes—is described this way on the movie site: “A sleek, slick, well-oiled machine, Rush is a finely crafted sports drama with exhilarating race sequences and strong performances from Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.”

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