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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Film, Film Series, WPA Murals, Great Depression, Norwalk
    - In May 1935, as part of the great return-to-work effort known as the Works Progress Administration (the WPA), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt returned Americans back to work in the service of the rebuilding of a society staggering under the weight of the Great Depression.

    Under the Federal Art Project of the WPA, these workers included artists, writers, actors, and musicians; for Roosevelt believed that in order to lift ourselves out of economic stagnation we would also need to rebuild the culture of America at the grass roots level.

    On Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30pm, Norwalk Community College will screen “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” as the concluding film in its Movies-of-the-Month free film series. Ashford, Connecticut independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

    “Enough to Live On” tells the story of how Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal moved art in America out of the rarified atmosphere of the elite and brought it directly to the American people as an inspiration and catalyst for change and recovery in the 1930s.

    “Roosevelt’s vision for the WPA is as relevant today as it was then, ‘We are trying to construct a more inclusive society.  We are going to make a country in which no one is left out,’” said Susan Wallerstein, chair of the Norwalk Arts Commission.  “When people think of the WPA, they usually think of visual arts.  In fact, the WPA supported many art forms – from music to dance to live theatre. This film includes an example of WPA theatre, including film footage of the performance.”

    “Enough to Live On” features more than 70 works of art from this period, including notable works by Rockwell Kent, Dorothea Lange, Stuart Davis, and Reginald Marsh, as well as rare footage of WPA artists at work.

    The section focused on Harlem includes the groundbreaking work of the great muralist Aaron Douglas; introduced with the poetry of Langston Hughes and featuring a composition by African American composer William Grant Still and an appearance by the remarkable blues singer Juanita Hall.  View a clip at this link: https://vimeo.com/120514423
    Diane Jellerette, Executive Director of the Norwalk Historical Society, noted that while nationally many pieces of WPA art have been lost or destroyed, “Norwalk has saved and conserved over 50 murals, many of which are in Norwalk City Hall.  There are a number of restored murals in most if not all towns and cities in Fairfield County.  Norwalk has one of the largest collections of restored WPA murals in the United States.”

    Excerpts from the film can be viewed at this link: https://vimeo.com/two17films.
    This screening is sponsored by Norwalk Community College, the Norwalk Arts Commission, Norwalk Historical Society, and Westport Historical Society.

    WHAT: Screening of 217 Films’ “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA”
    Connecticut filmmakers, director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton, will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, May 4
    5:30 PM Reception
    6:30 PM Screening

    WHERE:
    Norwalk Community College
    PepsiCo Theater on NCC’s East Campus
    188 Richards Ave.
    Norwalk, Connecticut

    COST: Free and open to the public

    About 217 Films: 217 Films is an independent film company located in Ashford, Connecticut. “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” is the sixth film by director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton.

    In ten years of filmmaking, and by employing a concept which he originated -- the idea of an “essay in film” – Maglaras has asked us to stop, look, appreciate and recognize the importance of our collective American cultural life through films about artists as diverse as Marsden Hartley, John Marin and Lynd Ward, and events such as the world-changing 1913 Armory Show and the arts of the American Depression.

    Maglaras and Templeton hold the distinction of having been invited to present four of their films at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. where the Director of Film, Peggy Parsons, has described their work as “virtuoso filmmaking.”

    The Sacramento Bee called Maglaras a film maker of "Bergman-like gravitas." His films have been described as "virtuoso filmmaking" (National Gallery of Art) "alive and fresh" (Art New England) "elegiac and insightful" (Naples Daily News) "unforgettable" (Journal of American History) and “comparable to that of the widely acclaimed Ken Burns” (New Britain Herald).

    In December 2016, 217 Films’ new documentary titled “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age.” will be released. This film highlights the arts of the American renaissance…what Mark Twain described as “The Gilded Age.”

    Read more about 217 Films’ work in InkCT Magazine:
    http://inkct.com/2016/02/217-films-bringing-american-art-to-life-ink-publications/
    http://www.two17films.com
    Norwalk Community College
    188 Richards Ave. Norwalk CT 06854
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • - Ferguson Library T-MAD Mtg. 4-5:30p Info: 203-351-8245
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, auditions, music, entertainment
    - Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.

    Darien’s Got Talent will feature accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration for auditions opens on April 11 at darienarts.org and will remain open until May 9. Auditions take place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

    Returning to direct Darien’s Got Talent is long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer

    The DAC’s Darien’s Got Talent is a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70. For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, call (203) 655-8683 or visit the website at darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.



    DAC Weatherstone Studio
    2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, auditions, music, entertainment
    - Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.

    Darien’s Got Talent will feature accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration for auditions opens on April 11 at darienarts.org and will remain open until May 9. Auditions take place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

    Returning to direct Darien’s Got Talent is long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer

    The DAC’s Darien’s Got Talent is a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70. For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, call (203) 655-8683 or visit the website at darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.



    DAC Weatherstone Studio
    2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
     
           

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 12:00am | Charity, Fundraiser, Gala, Charity, Fundraiser, Dinner, Dancing, Benefit
    - Shelter for the Homeless, in celebration of its commitment to sheltering and improving the lives of our region’s homeless individuals, announces its 15th annual Rays of Hope Gala. On Friday, May 6 over 400 of the area’s residents, business principals and community leaders will attend a memorable evening filled with inspiration and entertainment at the Italian Center of Stamford, located at 1620 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, CT. The gala begins at 6pm and former Major League Baseball player and manager, Bobby Valentine will serve as master of ceremonies.

    Attendees will enjoy mingling, dining, dancing, and competing for exciting live and silent auction prizes. Shelter for the Homeless co-founder, Patricia Phillips, will be honored for her commitment to the shelter for the past 30 years, and high-energy music will be performed by the band ETA. Reservations begin at $250 per person, visit http://www.shelterforhomeless.org to purchase tickets. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

    “This extraordinary gala provides the community with an entertaining evening that really makes a difference to those that are homeless,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director. “Because the shelter serves the entire lower Fairfield County region, guests will come away feeling inspired, knowing that they’ve helped those who need it most in their own community.”

    Event proceeds will directly benefit the Pacific House emergency men's homeless shelter. Located at 597 Pacific Street in Stamford, the shelter operates every day of the year, 24 hours per day, feeding and housing up to 100 or more men per night. In 2015 the shelter served more than 50,000 meals and provided 25,000 bed-nights. Additionally, the shelter offers case management services, access to healthcare, and programs such as Workforce Development, Recovery Program, and Job Readiness Training. Shelter case managers work with each individual that comes to the shelter to help them reach the goal of obtaining housing and becoming more self-sufficient.

    Shelter for the Homeless is especially grateful to the gala corporate sponsors. They include: First County Bank; First Niagara Foundation; GE Asset Management; Greenwich Hospital; Olympus Partners; Purdue Pharma, L.P.; Pitney Bowes; Thompson Reuters; US Trust and media partner Moffly Media.

    About Shelter for the Homeless
    Shelter for the Homeless operates the Pacific House shelter, the only regional men’s emergency shelter serving Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien. Incorporated in 1985, Shelter for the Homeless serves lower Fairfield County by providing food, temporary shelter and an array of support services to homeless men, working to help them to become more self-sufficient and obtain and maintain employment and permanent supportive housing.
    Italian Center of Stamford
    1620 Newfield Ave Stamford CT 06905
    Shelter for the Homeless 203.406.0017 LPlanchard@shelterforhomeless.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Family friendly musical
    - Darien Arts Center Stage presents Clark Gesner’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a family-friendly production, opening on April 22. The light-hearted show is a collection of short scenes and songs based on the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip, originally created by Charles M. Schulz in 1967. Eight performances will run in the DAC Weatherstone Studio on April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6 & 7 at 8 p.m. and April 24 and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, and are available for purchase at darienarts.org. For more information, call the DAC at (203) 655-8683. The DAC Weatherstone Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall, Darien, CT 06820.
     
           
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, auditions, music, entertainment
    - Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.

    Darien’s Got Talent will feature accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration for auditions opens on April 11 at darienarts.org and will remain open until May 9. Auditions take place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

    Returning to direct Darien’s Got Talent is long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer

    The DAC’s Darien’s Got Talent is a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70. For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, call (203) 655-8683 or visit the website at darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.



    DAC Weatherstone Studio
    2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Notary Public
    - On Saturday May 7, 2016 come and Join Us @ 8:30am to register for
    The New York State Notary Public Preparatory Class
    Workbook and sample exam included in tuition
    That this class and learn all you need to know to
    Pass the New York State Notary Public Examination
    @ The Roosevelt Square Professional Building
    Join us Doors Open at 8:30am Class starts at 9am and ends at Noon
    11 West Prospect Avenue 3rd Floor Mt Vernon NY 10550
    Ask Questions ………Get Answers
    RSVP by calling (914) 843-5637 as seating is limited.
    $99 payable by CASH at the Door Debit Credit Cards Accepted
    The Roosevely Square Office Building
    11 West Prospect Street Mount Vernon NY 10550 NY 10550
    Subomi Macaulay 914.843.5637 subomimacaulay@gmail.com
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, Norwalk, Colonial history, ice cream truck, free, family event, kids event,
    - Celebrate the Colonial days at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. The Colonial History Day Celebration is a free family event that features a variety of activities, including a performance by local children's theatre, Crystal Theatre and a special visit from Jim's Ice Cream Truck. Hunt for History Scavenger Hunt clue booklets will also be collected at the event up until 3:00pm for those who would like to be submitted into a drawing for prizes.

    Explore Colonial life in Norwalk! From 2:00pm – 3:00pm visit Hannah Hall Fitch at the Governor Fitch Law office and learn how the colonists lived and worked. Step back in time with School Mistress Benedict and experience school life in the 1826 Little Red Schoolhouse. Write with quill and ink, practice your arithmetic on a slate and try to avoid wearing the dunce cap! Relax during Colonial Story time as you listen to a tale about a colonial child and her many grueling chores and don't forget to visit Jim's Ice Cream Truck to purchase a sweet treat!

    At 3:00pm Crystal Theatre will be presenting the musical, “Daughters of Liberty”, written by local playwright, Cheryl Kemeny. As Dame Raymond and her friends gather for the weekly sewing bee at Betts Tavern news arrives that the British are coming to Norwalk! With danger at their doorstep, how will the citizens of Norwalk protect the town from British General Tryon's torch? Performed by a talented cast of area high school students, “Daughters of Liberty” will bring the days leading up to the infamous Burning of Norwalk to life.

    For those who participated in the Hunt for History two week scavenger hunt, return completed clue books by 3:00pm to be submitted for a prize drawing which will take place at 3:30pm. You must be present to win! Don't know about the Hunt for History? Visit http://www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org to download a clue booklet and begin your hunt!

    For more information on the Colonial History Day Celebration and Hunt for History visit http://www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For information: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Family friendly musical
    - Darien Arts Center Stage presents Clark Gesner’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a family-friendly production, opening on April 22. The light-hearted show is a collection of short scenes and songs based on the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip, originally created by Charles M. Schulz in 1967. Eight performances will run in the DAC Weatherstone Studio on April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6 & 7 at 8 p.m. and April 24 and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, and are available for purchase at darienarts.org. For more information, call the DAC at (203) 655-8683. The DAC Weatherstone Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall, Darien, CT 06820.
     
           
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Race for the Cure, 5k, Susan G. Komen, Support, Volunteer, Family, Friends
    - Susan G. Komen Southern New England® is celebrating its 23rd annual Race for the Cure® in Fairfield County! The Race is a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk open to people of all ages. All proceeds from the Race support the local fight against breast cancer through community grants and research. Participants are encouraged to create teams consisting of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Breast cancer survivors are invited to join the Survivor Breakfast. Register at http://www.KomenSouthernNewEngland.org.

    Sherwood Island Westport CT
  • | Arts and Entertainment, auditions, music, entertainment
    - Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.

    Darien’s Got Talent will feature accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration for auditions opens on April 11 at darienarts.org and will remain open until May 9. Auditions take place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

    Returning to direct Darien’s Got Talent is long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer

    The DAC’s Darien’s Got Talent is a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70. For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, call (203) 655-8683 or visit the website at darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.



    DAC Weatherstone Studio
    2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
     
           
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.
     
           

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, auditions, music, entertainment
    - Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.

    Darien’s Got Talent will feature accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration for auditions opens on April 11 at darienarts.org and will remain open until May 9. Auditions take place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

    Returning to direct Darien’s Got Talent is long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer

    The DAC’s Darien’s Got Talent is a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70. For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, call (203) 655-8683 or visit the website at darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.



    DAC Weatherstone Studio
    2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
     
           

Monday, May 9th, 2016

  • - Steering Committee Meeting 7-8p - Gov't Ctr. Info: boardofreps.org
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, auditions, music, entertainment
    - Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.

    Darien’s Got Talent will feature accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration for auditions opens on April 11 at darienarts.org and will remain open until May 9. Auditions take place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

    Returning to direct Darien’s Got Talent is long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer

    The DAC’s Darien’s Got Talent is a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70. For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, call (203) 655-8683 or visit the website at darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.



    DAC Weatherstone Studio
    2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT
    Darien Arts Center 203.655.8683 dacadmin@darienarts.org

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, teeth in one day, information, open house, teeth, implants, removable
    - Are you embarrassed to smile? Has eating become frustrating and uncomfortable? Do you have difficulty chewing?
    Stamford Dental Group has the answer: Teeth in ONE day!

    We will be hosting a ‘Teeth in One Day’ implant open house May 11th from 5:30-7, at our office. It will be an information session for people interested in finding out everything they need to know regarding implants. Teeth in one day is becoming a very popular treatment option. We will be offering a free consultation to those interested that evening. We encourage anyone to come who is interested in dental implants, especially people who are looking for an alternative to removable options.

    Come to our open house and learn all about our Teeth in One Day Procedure, the permanent, preferred, and longer lasting solution than dentures!


    Do you know someone who needs a smile makeover or suffers from these issues? Bring them with!

    Get all the information you need on this procedure and meet with the doctor for a FREE consultation.

    Join us at our office!
    Stamford Dental Group
    47 Oak Street Suite 220, from 5:30-7.
    Call for more information, 203-989-3043
    stamforddentalgroup.com
    info@stamforddentalgroup.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xhz864GhuY
    Stamford Dental Group
    47 Oak Street Suite 220 Stamford CT 06905
    Ashley 203.325.4700 info@stamforddentalgroup.com

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Notary Public
    - Thursday May 12, 2016
    Join us for The Selling Your Home Workshop @
    Mt Vernon Senior Citizens Center Armory
    144 N 5th Ave Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    Doors Open at 10am on Thursday May 12, 2016
    Ask Questions…………Get Answers
    Light refreshments will be served
    RSVP by calling (914) 843-5637 as seating is limited
    Mt Vernon Senior Citizens Center Armory
    144 N 5th Ave Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    Subomi Macaulay 914.843.5637 subomimacaulay@gmail.com

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:15pm | Arts and Entertainment, Hudson Chorale Elijah
    - Mendelssohn’s greatest achievement and his own personal favorite –in English with full orchestra - is not to be missed!

    Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will conclude its 6th season on May 14, 2016 by performing Felix Mendelssohn’s stirring oratorio, Elijah, based on the story of the prophet in the Old Testament. Complete with outstanding professional soloists and a full 35-piece orchestra, this monumental work will be performed in English so that the audience can fully appreciate the composer’s musical interpretation of the prose which runs the gamut of scenarios and emotions. Elijah has all the markings of a box office blockbuster: a true god, a false god, a saintly prophet, an evil ruler, angels, a temptress, miracles, tragedy, feuding tribes, Mother Nature behaving badly, and even a chariot of fire in the last scene! One performance only at the Irvington Middle/High School, 40 North Broadway, Irvington, NY, beginning at 7:30 pm.

    Mendelssohn, born in 1809, was a musical prodigy who became obsessed with oratorios when very young. By the age of 20 he was working on renewing interest in biblical oratorios; by age 27, he had already completed his first large-scale biblical oratorio, St. Paul; and by age 37, he completed what he thought was his greatest lifetime achievement – Elijah. He wrote the following after its first performance: No work of mine went so admirably the first time of execution, or was received with such enthusiasm by both the musicians and the audience.

    The concert will feature the 80-voice Hudson Chorale and a full professional orchestra. This is the chorus’ second concert to be conducted by Ira Spaulding, chorus’ Music Director/Conductor. Spaulding has a 35-year career in performing, conducting and teaching all over the world, and is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York. The chorus has assembled an outstanding professional ensemble of guest soloists to perform the various arias, duets and recitatives that are part of the story.

    Handicap parking is available. Following the concert, the audience is invited to an informal reception to meet and chat with the conductor, soloists, orchestra and chorus members, a long-standing Hudson Chorale tradition.

    Ticket Prices: Advance Sales - $25; Door - $30; Students - $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling (914) 462-3212 or on-line at http://www.HudsonChorale.org.

    Irvington High School
    40 North Broadwy Irvington NY 10533
    Information 914.462.3212 info@hudsonchorale.org

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit http://www.aphf.org
     
           

Monday, May 16th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Notary Public
    - On Monday May 16, 2016 come and Join Us @ 5:30pm to register for
    The New York State Notary Public Class
    Workbook and sample exam included in tuition
    That this class and learn all you need to know to
    @ The Roosevelt Square Professional Building
    Join us Doors Open at 5:30pm
    Class starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm
    11 West Prospect Avenue 3rd Floor Mt Vernon NY 10550
    Ask Questions ………Get Answers
    Take this One Day Course and Become a Notary Public
    RSVP by calling (914) 843-5637 as seating is limited
    $99 payable by CASH at the Door Debit Credit Cards Accepted
    The Roosevely Square Office Building
    11 West Prospect Street Mount Vernon NY 10550 NY 10550
    Subomi Macaulay 914.843.5637 subomimacaulay@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.
     
           

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, exhibition, oil paintings, wine
    - Say hello to sun-filled days with Sorelle Gallery’s next exhibition entitled "SUNNY SIDE”: NEW works by Sheryl Daane-Chesnut and Susan Jositas”; on display at Sorelle’s New Canaan location from May 19th – June 20th. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 19th from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

    Although Daane-Chesnut and Jositas differ in subject matter and stylistic approach, both artists embrace summer colors and light through intuitive brushstrokes and tender paint layers.

    Connecticut oil-painter and pastelist Susan Jositas finds inspiration in the panoramic landscapes of the Adirondack Mountains, and Nantucket’s romantic moors and cottages. Her plein air landscapes sing with luminous atmosphere. In her studio, softly-painted lilacs and pansies are gracefully immortalized. As a reiki master, Jositas brings an element of healing energy to her paintings – collectors often describe her paintings as sensitive, peaceful or inspirational. Jositas says, “Painting requires being fully present in the moment. It is a gift to be able to see and experience things that are easily missed in the fast pace of life...”

    California-based artist Sheryl Daane Chesnut enjoys working with mixed media to create insightful, ethereal paintings that intentionally blend abstract and representational disciplines. Complex layers of acrylics, charcoal and oil sticks, spray paint, and metal leaf are added and etched away. In her abstract and figurative paintings, artfully-composed lines and vivid marks entice the viewer, encouraging feelings of tranquility or joy, serenity or introspection. 

    ‘BREAK + FAST2 DWELL’: A DESIGNER VIGNETTE BY DESIGNDOT
    Principal Designer and Designdot Founder: Megan Wunderlich

    Furniture Provided by The Summer House*, Accessories Provided by The Summer House, Olley Court, and Cyrilla Home. Artwork Provided by Sorelle Gallery. Featuring Artwork by Ned Martin, John C. Traynor, and Pegge Hopper.

    Key Vignette Design Elements
    Transitional and affordable furnishings harmonize with pleasing, functional accessories to create an inviting and impressive setting. This vignette was Diary’d by Designdot – a service in which a principal designer specifies goods, offers a sensible buying direction, provides a tailored design plan for purchasing practical, complimentary items. A personal dialogue by Megan Wunderlich is available on Vimeo by visiting thedesign-dot.com and clicking on the Vimeo icon.
    Sorelle Gallery Fine Art
    84 Main Street New Canaan CT 06840
    Sorelle Gallery 203.920.1900 info@sorellegallery.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.
     
           

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - May full moon phase
     
           

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

  • | 10:30am - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Charity, Fundraiser, Golf
    - SilverSource, Inc. is pleased to announce their 16th annual charity golf outing, set for Monday, May 23rd at Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford, CT. The organization, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, is holding the tournament to raise funds for the Ride to Wellness Medical Transportation Program and the Housing Stability Fund. This year’s event will honor Paul and Patricia Kuehner. Paul, who serves as the president of Building and Land Technologies, together with his wife Patricia are engaged in numerous charitable activities from Stamford to Zambia, where they are active in the ongoing success of an orphanage. Together they are a formidable force for changing the lives of those who need a hand, both at home and abroad. Registration is open, and all are welcome. Visit https://silversourcegolf2016.eventbrite.com or call, 203-324-6584.

    “The annual golf tournament is a fun day for everyone, and also an opportunity to make a real difference,” said Karen M. Kelly, SilverSource Board Chair. “Funds raised at the tournament support efforts that combat two of the top challenges facing lower income older adults: the Ride to Wellness transportation program promotes healthy aging by ensuring safe affordable transportation to medical and dental appointments. The Housing Stability Fund prevents homelessness through crucial programming. I invite everyone to come out, have fun and join us in supporting our older neighbors in need.”

    This enjoyable day commences with a pre-tournament brunch and registration at 10:30am and the tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12pm. In addition to team awards, golfers will compete for individual prizes in closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contests. At 5pm players will enjoy a lively reception where they can mingle and vie for special auction and raffle prizes, followed by a seated dinner at 6:15pm. Foursomes may enter at a cost of $1,000 and individuals may register at a cost of $300. Sponsorship packages are also available. Rockrimmon Country Club, with its course originally designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, is located at 2949 Long Ridge Road in Stamford, CT. To register, visit https://silversourcegolf2016.eventbrite.com/

    “The golf outing is our annual “drive” for older adults,” said Kathleen Bordelon, Executive Director of SilverSource. “Our driver may be more popular than Big Bertha, because he shows up in the SilverSource car and gets people to their appointments on time. It’s golfing for a good cause, and we invite everyone to join us this year in honoring Paul and Patricia because they exemplify what it means to support those in need with compassion, dedication, and commitment to helping those who need it most.”


    About SilverSource, Inc.
    SilverSource, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, was founded in 1908. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides information, financial support, and other services that positively improve the quality of life for people over age 60 while serving as an Information resource center and referral source on aging. SilverSource, Inc., is a 501(c) 3, is located at 2009 Summer Street in Stamford, CT 06905. For more information visit http://www.silversource.org or call 203.324.6584.
    Rockrimmon Country Club
    2949 Long Ridge Rd Stamford CT 06903
    Linda Christensen 203.324.6584 LChristensen@silversource.org

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  • - To encourage the public to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle, this day celebrates the health, taste and convenience benefits of fruits & vegetables.
     
           

Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.
     
           

Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | Schools and Education
    - Public Schools Closed
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • - Curtain Call, Inc. Presents: "City of Angels" at The Kweskin Theatre, 8p thru 6/25 Info: 203-329-8207 x11
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

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