Darien's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/darien Sat, 03 Dec 2022 22:02:31 -0500 HamletHub.com Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday at Saint Luke's Darien https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49186-advent-lessons-and-carols-on-sunday-at-saint-luke-s-darien49186-advent-lessons-and-carols-on-sunday-at-saint-luke-s-darien https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49186-advent-lessons-and-carols-on-sunday-at-saint-luke-s-darien49186-advent-lessons-and-carols-on-sunday-at-saint-luke-s-darien

Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 4 beginning at 5:30 at Saint Luke's Darien

In this season of expectation & love's anticipation, experience our beloved tradition of Advent readings, prayers, carols, & anthems with our Parish Choir & Choristers, CAYA Band, harpist Wendy Kerner, & organist Will Roslak, under the musical direction of David Pulliam.

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Saint Luke's Darien) Events Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:57:23 -0500
Darien Police Issue All Night Parking Advisory https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/publicsafety/49185-darien-police-issue-all-night-parking-advisory49185-darien-police-issue-all-night-parking-advisory https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/publicsafety/49185-darien-police-issue-all-night-parking-advisory49185-darien-police-issue-all-night-parking-advisory

Darien Police have announced that effective immediately, the parking of vehicles on public roads in Darien between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am is prohibited.
 
"The purpose of this restriction is for the Town to be able to clear the streets of snow during the winter months," police say. 
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Public safety Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:52:15 -0500
Rowayton Gardeners Christmas Market https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49183-rowayton-gardeners-christmas-market-166993078649183-rowayton-gardeners-christmas-market-1669930786 https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49183-rowayton-gardeners-christmas-market-166993078649183-rowayton-gardeners-christmas-market-1669930786

Rowayton Gardeners Christmas Market at the Potting Shed on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-1pm at 33 Highland Avenue

The Market features designer-quality wreaths and centerpieces, one-of-a-kind gifts, plum pudding, mini trees and ornaments – all reasonably priced. A range of fabulous items are on offer at the Silent Auction.

 

Don’t miss this popular fundraising holiday event sponsored by Fairfield County Bank and supporting sponsor Rand Insurance.

 

Come support the Garden Club’s mission of spreading the word about conservation, maintaining most of our public spaces, introducing children to the joy of growing living things, and raising community awareness about the environment.  

 

Join us and treat yourself to something beautiful for your home, family and friends.

 

Learn more here.

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jeannehard@gmail.com (Jeanne Hard) Events Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:58:41 -0500
The tastiest holiday gift that gives back: Prospector Popcorn https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/life/49184-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn49184-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/life/49184-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn49184-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn

Gift and Give Back with this Holiday Snack: Prospector Popcorn

Bring the sparkle of the Prospector home this holiday season with Prospector Popcorn! For eight years, the Prospector has welcomed almost a million moviegoers, dazzling them with exceptional pink-glove service and the tastiest popcorn on the planet. Now you can send the gift of a Prospector experience to everyone on your holiday list with Prospector Popcorn! 

Buy it NOW.

Prospector Popcorn is made fresh daily at the Prospector Theater - a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and integrated employment to adults with disabilities. Through the operation of a first-run theater, and online popcorn shop, Prospects (the name of all employees) demonstrate their talents and sparkle through their jobs. Nearly 75% of Prospects self-identify with a disability, and they work at every level of the operation - popping popcorn, selling tickets, hosting events, writing grants, creating pre-show content, and so much more! The Popcorn program is yet another way the Prospector is demonstrating the value that adults with disabilities add to the workforce and bottom line.

Each bag of Prospector Popcorn creates dozens of jobs. From crafting each signature flavor, to designing the branding and marketing, Prospect sparkle is the secret ingredient that sets their popcorn apart from the corn-petition. Rich and decadent, Prospector Popcorn is the perfect, one-size-fits-all gift for everyone on your list. Belgian Chocolate Toffee for your chocoholic cousins, Classic Caramel for your co-workers, and Sweet & Spicy for the in-laws. Deliver deliciousness to the decorated doorsteps of your friends and family this holiday season with Prospector Popcorn.

To find gifts for everyone on your list, visit www.prospectorpopcorn.org 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Prospector) Life Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:46:43 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Darien: Kate Gelineau Real Estate https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49136-why-small-businesses-matter-kate-gelineau-real-estate49136-why-small-businesses-matter-kate-gelineau-real-estate https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49136-why-small-businesses-matter-kate-gelineau-real-estate49136-why-small-businesses-matter-kate-gelineau-real-estate

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Kate Gelineau Real Estate.

Four questions with Kathleen Gelineau.

Why did you start your business?

I was officially licensed in November of 2021!

What is your best-selling product/service?

Real Estate! I help homeowners market to sell their homes, and buyers find their dream homes in both Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Typically I find local businesses based on need. The last home I sold needed fantastic photographs to truly find its hidden potential and reached out to Bob Grunsczynski who did an amazing job.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

Yes and no. I have found that as much as Real Estate hasn’t changed, the way to find potential clients has. I am using Social Media more than I realized I would with Instagram.

I am not sure it’s the way to go yet, but I am plugging away and just trying to help serve the people of Fairfield and New Haven Counties the best I can.

Kathleen would like to nominate In a Fairfield Minute to be featured next - "Another wonderful small business doing amazing things in Fairfield County!"

Kate Gelineau is part of Houlihan Lawrence Darien Brokerage Office located at 780 Boston Post Road in Darien. Visit Kate Gelineau online here, email her KGelineau@HoulihanLawrence.com and make sure to check out Kate's Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Thu, 01 Dec 2022 08:38:00 -0500
Still Reflections: Robert S. Brown Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49180-still-reflections-robert-s-brown-exhibit-at-the-geary-gallery49180-still-reflections-robert-s-brown-exhibit-at-the-geary-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49180-still-reflections-robert-s-brown-exhibit-at-the-geary-gallery49180-still-reflections-robert-s-brown-exhibit-at-the-geary-gallery

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents its December exhibit, "Still Reflections," featuring the realistic still-life acrylic paintings of Lynbrook, Long Island artist, Robert S. Brown.

His detailed still lifes will be on display December 1-24. All are welcome and admission is free. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien.

For more details, call (203) 655-6633 or visit our website: https://gearygallery.com

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:36:16 -0500
New Canaan defends Most Generous Town title, Darien also wins for local nonprofits https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/charities/49178-new-canaan-defends-most-generous-town-title-darien-also-wins-for-local-nonprofits49178-new-canaan-defends-most-generous-town-title-darien-also-wins-for-local-nonprofits https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/charities/49178-new-canaan-defends-most-generous-town-title-darien-also-wins-for-local-nonprofits49178-new-canaan-defends-most-generous-town-title-darien-also-wins-for-local-nonprofits

New Canaan was awarded the coveted “Turkey Trophy” for this year’s “Most Generous Town” fundraising competition, but both The Community Fund of Darien (TCF) and the New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF) and the neighbors they serve are the true winners of this friendly annual rivalry.

Collectively, the two nonprofit organizations raised $396,000 during the week leading up to Thanksgiving; the donations will be allocated through grants and community investments to the nonprofits’ local charitable partners. 

Inspired by “Giving Tuesday,” the post-Thanksgiving global day of giving that kicks off the holiday charity season, The Community Fund of Darien and the New Canaan Community Foundation created the “Most Generous Town” competition in 2017 as a fun way to encourage local donors to give to the two nonprofits the week leading up to the hotly contested high school football Turkey Bowl. The contest’s first year raised $70,000 for local nonprofits; donations have increased exponentially since then, raising a total of $1,322,243 since its inception. Darien won the competition in 2017 and 2019, while New Canaan took the title in 2018 and 2021 (there was no competition in 2020 due to the pandemic.) 

“We love tapping into our town’s competitive spirit and harnessing it to help our neighbors in Norwalk, Stamford and Darien,” noted Janet King, Executive Director of The Community Fund of Darien. “We hope that the “Most Generous Town” competition becomes as eagerly anticipated each year as the legendary Turkey Bowl!” 

“We are so thrilled this tradition helps encourage both towns to give, and the outcome reflects what generous communities we live in,” commented Lauren Patterson, President/CEO of New Canaan Community Foundation. 

 

About The Community Fund of Darien: 

The Community Fund of Darien’s (TCF) mission is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. Its vision is for all community members to have the opportunity to reach their full potential as healthy, educated, and self-sufficient individuals. TCF initiates solutions, builds collaborations, and implements and support programs to strengthen youth, adults and families, for lasting and positive impact in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford.  

Established in 1951, The Community Fund (TCF) invests approximately $600k annually in nonprofit health and human services organizations. Over the past 71 years, TCF has distributed more than $26 million to charitable organizations in our local communities, positively impacting thousands of lives. For more information, please visit the website at www.communityfunddarien.org 

About the New Canaan Community Foundation: 

The New Canaan Community Foundation, founded in 1977, serves as New Canaan’s local partner for advice, leadership, and facilitation of charitable giving. Their vision strives for a New Canaan that comes together to address both individual and local challenges, enriching the lives of all community members. To-date, the New Canaan Community Foundation has invested more than $21 million in nonprofit organizations and partners with individuals and businesses to achieve their philanthropic goals through donor-advised funds and other partnerships. For more information, please visit the website at www.newcanaancf.org 

 

Contacts 

Janet King, Executive Director of The Community Fund of Darien 

(203) 655-8775 janetking@communityfunddarien.org 

or 

Lauren Patterson, President & CEO of The New Canaan Community Foundation 

(203) 966-0231 lpatterson@newcanaancf.org

 

Photo: Darien First Selectman Monica McNally and New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan with the "Most Generous Town" Turkey Trophy

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amy.clarke@communityfunddarien.org (The Community Fund of Darien) Charities Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:25:41 -0500
Celebrate the Holidays at Darien Library! https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49177-celebrate-the-holidays-at-darien-library49177-celebrate-the-holidays-at-darien-library https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49177-celebrate-the-holidays-at-darien-library49177-celebrate-the-holidays-at-darien-library

Have some festive fun in these holly, jolly programs at Darien Library

Mail Merge with Google Docs –
Just in time for the holiday cards!

Monday, 12/5 at 10 a.m.
Virtual

Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem with Author Pamela McColl
Monday, 12/5 at 7 p.m.
Conference Room

Music on Main Street
Sunday, 12/11 at 2 p.m.
and Sunday, 12/18 at 2 p.m.
Main Street

Holiday Bingo
Sunday, 12/11 at 3 p.m.
Conference Room 

Wrap and Yap 2022
Tuesday, 12/13 at 10 a.m.
and Thursday, 12/15 at 6 p.m.
Conference Room

Celebrating the Holidays
British Style with Claire Evans

Wednesday, 12/14 at 7 p.m.
Virtual

Private Tour: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Holiday Wonderland
Thursday, 12/15 at 10 a.m.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Holiday Movie Marathon:
"An American Tail"

Tuesday, 12/27 at 2 p.m.
Community Room

Holiday Movie Marathon: "The Man Who Invented Christmas"
Wednesday, 12/28 at 2 p.m.
Community Room

Holiday Movie Marathon:
"Joyeux Noel"

Thursday, 12/29 at 2 p.m.
Community Room

Holiday Movie Marathon:
"Little Women" (1994)

Friday, 12/30 at 2 p.m.
Community Room

 

 
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kerry@ducey.org (Darien Library) Places Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:43:29 -0500
Local artist's painting sells for $110,000 at RADical Hope auction, raises funds to prevent the #2 killer among college students https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/49179-tina-cobelle-sturges-painting-radical-hope-sells-for-110-00-at-auction-raises-funds-to-prevent-the-2-killer-among-college-students49179-tina-cobelle-sturges-painting-radical-hope-sells-for-110-00-at-auction-raises-funds-to-prevent-the-2-killer-among-college-students https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/49179-tina-cobelle-sturges-painting-radical-hope-sells-for-110-00-at-auction-raises-funds-to-prevent-the-2-killer-among-college-students49179-tina-cobelle-sturges-painting-radical-hope-sells-for-110-00-at-auction-raises-funds-to-prevent-the-2-killer-among-college-students

Tina Cobelle-Sturges’ painting auctioned off at RADical Hope Foundation's fundraising event last night in New York City for $110,000

A well-known Ridgefield artist, Sturges was recently asked by the RADical Hope Foundation to create a piece of art symbolic of the nonprofit’s mission:

To break the grip of emotional isolation that is killing our young people. We do this by expanding and delivering measurable, science-based programs that fill critical gaps and equip America’s youth with the skills they need to thrive - Pam Martin, RADical Hope Co-founder

Sturges delivered. 

Last night, at the nonprofit’s fundraising event at Union League Club in New York City, Cobelle’s stunning  48” x 60” oil on canvas painting titled “All Around Us”  was auctioned off for $110,000. This is nearly double the amount her painting raised for RADical Hope in 2021.

Sturges says her abstract painting, “All Around Us” radiates positivity and connection. “It captures the essence of humanity - coming together to raise each other up toward a supported, loving and more harmonious tomorrow." She continues, “Waves of color emerge from the very center of the painting, flowing outwards to create the arrangement of human figures in a circular grouping. The juxtaposition of color utilizing bright, ribbon-like strokes interwoven with some subtle whites invites the viewer to take a breath and be captivated by the moment inside. The figures might be seated or dancing amidst an ocean of color, in silence or enveloped in the ambiance of a musical rhapsody.”

Prominently displayed in front of the room last night, Sturges's soft-hued painting radiated connectivity and hope while elevating the cause and lifting up RADical Hope's message and mission. 

Founded by Ridgefield resident Larry Bossidy’s daughter and son-in-law Pam and Phil Martin in honor of their son, Chris who died by suicide in the fall of 2017, RADical Hope Foundation’s charge is to break the grip of emotional isolation that is claiming the lives of our youth.

Last night’s event raised funds to achieve RADical Hope’s goal of reaching one million students across the country as soon as possible. 

New York University Vice Chancellor, Linda Mills was honored with the Christopher Martin Award for student mental health over the last two decades. Special guests include Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., former NFL wide receiver. Dave Price, WNBC Weather Anchor combined humor and heartfelt messages as the Master of Ceremonies.

RADical Hope has successfully given 10,000 students the tools to help with the increase of social disconnection college students are feeling like never before. The students in the program have given it rave reviews, with 87% recommending it to other students. Their goal is to reach 1 million kids, and do it while making sure there is zero cost to the institutions or kids participating in the program. 

The pandemic has only magnified the urgency to help our young people and the need for RADical Hope. 

RADical Hope identifies, develops and funds proven frontline engagement programs that deliver on its mission priorities: Connectivity, Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment and Sustainability.

How can you help?

Learn about RADical Hope HERE and spread the word. If you have an affiliation at a college or university, talk about RADical Hope, its profound impact and its importance. 

Make a tax deductible donation and help RADical Hope achieve their mission of improving the lives and futures of young people by strengthening connections and building resilience. 

Learn more here.

Learn more about artist Tina Cobelle-Sturges here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (KAD) Neighbors Wed, 30 Nov 2022 07:48:25 -0500
Holiday Gingerbread House and Wreath Workshops at Darien Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49174-holiday-gingerbread-house-and-wreath-workshops-at-darien-arts-center49174-holiday-gingerbread-house-and-wreath-workshops-at-darien-arts-center https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49174-holiday-gingerbread-house-and-wreath-workshops-at-darien-arts-center49174-holiday-gingerbread-house-and-wreath-workshops-at-darien-arts-center

The Darien Arts Center is offering Gingerbread House and Wreath Making Workshops for the winter holidays. Sign up and find out more at darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC Visual Arts Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall.

Wreath Workshop - For Adults | Friday, December 2 | 7-9pm | $75
Wreath Workshop - For Adults | Friday, December 9 | 7-9pm | $75

This festive wreath-making workshop returns for more holiday fun at a relaxing adult night out with friends. Wreaths and all materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring extra decorations to give their wreaths a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.

Gingerbread House Workshop - For Kindergarten-Grade 1 | Monday, December 19 | 3-4pm| $65

Come to our studio with your little one this holiday season and decorate a pre-built gingerbread house to take home! There will be hot chocolate for all, and a colorful variety of candies to choose from to make your house one-of-a-kind! Enjoy a festive and creative afternoon and leave the mess to us! For Preschool to 1st Grade with Mom, Dad or a Caregiver.

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farrellmarketingandmedia@gmail.com (Diane Farrell) Events Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:40:27 -0500
Support Darien Nonprofits on GivingTuesday! https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/charities/49175-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday49175-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/charities/49175-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday49175-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday

Thanksgiving - check. Black Friday - check. Cyber Monday - (almost) check. Tomorrow, November 28 is GivingTuesday,  a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Consider giving LOCAL! There are so many worthy nonprofits right here in Darien that are changing the world for the better - on a daily basis! These nonprofits are helping residents with disabilities, bringing art, music, dance, and theater to our community (and beyond), providing services and programs to senior citizens and children, rescuing pets, and keeping us healthy. Let's help them continue to fulfill their important missions!

GivingTuesday recently received a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help further unleash the power of radical generosity across the globe. The gift represents the single largest grant GivingTuesday has received since the movement began in 2012.

Making GivingTuesday even more special this year, Facebook will once again match $8M donations made on Facebook on GivingTuesday. Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until the $8M USD fund has been met. Learn more about how Facebook’s GivingTuesday donation works here.

Learn more about GivingTuesday here

View a comprehensive list of nonprofits in our area here.

To learn more about GivingTuesday or to get involved, visit the Giving Tuesday webpage.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Mon, 28 Nov 2022 10:13:50 -0500
Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49173-celebrate-christmas-eve-at-the-waters-edge-at-giovanni-s49173-celebrate-christmas-eve-at-the-waters-edge-at-giovanni-s https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/49173-celebrate-christmas-eve-at-the-waters-edge-at-giovanni-s49173-celebrate-christmas-eve-at-the-waters-edge-at-giovanni-s

Christmas Eve is about being with Family and Friends.

Join us at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's on Christmas Eve and dine on our Christmas Eve specials of Bronzini Piccata, Zuppa Di Pesce, Osso Bucco over Gnoochi, our Signature Surf 'N Turf and so many other delightful meals on our menu. Make dinner exceptional. Ask your server which one of our many wines from our Award-Winning Wine Cellar will pair well with your meal. We have a Junior Menu for Children 12 and under.

Learn more https://www.watersedgeatgiovannis.com/

 

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lindseystacy1268@gmail.com (Stacy Lindsey) Places Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:31:05 -0500
Darien Human Services Charitable Opportunity: Adopt a Family or Adopt a Senior https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/charities/49172-darien-human-services-charitable-opportunity-adopt-a-family-or-adopt-a-senior49172-darien-human-services-charitable-opportunity-adopt-a-family-or-adopt-a-senior https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/charities/49172-darien-human-services-charitable-opportunity-adopt-a-family-or-adopt-a-senior49172-darien-human-services-charitable-opportunity-adopt-a-family-or-adopt-a-senior

Consider bringing joy to a struggling family or senior this holiday season. This can be done on your own or with friends, book clubs, church groups, etc. We are asking for donations of gift cards, you will receive suggestions of stores where the family/senior likes to shop to make things easier and personal. 

Drop off the gift cards to Darien Human Services and we will get them to the “adopted” family or senior. 

Another option for donating is through our Amazon Wish List which has gift cards and home goods items we provide to our clients throughout the year.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and are so grateful to live in such a caring community.

Questions? Call Darien Human Services @ 203 656 7328 or email: ARamsteck@DarienCT.gov

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Darien) Charities Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:12:51 -0500
Darien Arts Center Premieres a Brand-New Full-Length Nutcracker https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49163-darien-arts-center-premieres-a-brand-new-full-length-nutcracker49163-darien-arts-center-premieres-a-brand-new-full-length-nutcracker https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49163-darien-arts-center-premieres-a-brand-new-full-length-nutcracker49163-darien-arts-center-premieres-a-brand-new-full-length-nutcracker

A brand-new version of The Nutcracker comes to life on the Darien Arts Center stage this December. Company members and dance students of Darien Arts Center join together to enchant audiences, along with principal guest artist Alejandro Ulloa of East Coast Contemporary Ballet.

Set to the Tchaikovsky score, this holiday classic has been rewritten, rechoreographed, and re-costumed. DAC Director of Dance Claire Mazza explains that it was important for her to create a Nutcracker that would stand the test of time and be a production that appealed to both seasoned dance audiences and young children alike. “Whether you are a dance-lover and look forward to seeing The Nutcracker every year or it is your first time, there is wonderment for all.” There will even be the opportunity for audience members to meet the principal artists and purchase a pair of their signed pointe shoes following the show.

Additionally, Ms. Mazza notes that in reworking the tale itself she wanted to strengthen the storyline and rid it of many inconsistencies she has experienced in various versions she has danced over the years. “The character of Drosselmeyer is often rather underdeveloped, and the characters of the Land of the Sweets consistently represent countries, sweets, beverages, and objects. In DAC’s Nutcracker each Act II divertissement will represent a country and a flower of that country to be presented to Clara. Why flowers you ask? Well, you will just have to come see it to find out!” she added.

This new production, a premiere of the Darien Arts Center’s The Nutcracker, is bursting with creativity, magic and the beauty of ballet. It takes place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall on December 3, 4, 10 and 11 at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 at darienarts.org. Purchase tickets early, as shows sell out quickly for this popular annual tradition. For questions, call the DAC at (203) 655-8683.

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farrellmarketingandmedia@gmail.com (Diane Farrell) Events Mon, 28 Nov 2022 05:09:34 -0500
Museum of Darien Hosts Holiday Festivities https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49170-museum-of-darien-hosts-holiday-festivities49170-museum-of-darien-hosts-holiday-festivities https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/49170-museum-of-darien-hosts-holiday-festivities49170-museum-of-darien-hosts-holiday-festivities

The Museum of Darien is hosting several festive holiday activities in December. There is a Boxwood Tree Trimming Workshop for adults, a visiting Silhouette Artist, Pictures with Santa, a Holiday Dollhouse Display and a Holiday CraftLab for ages 6-12.

The Boxwood Tree Trimming Workshop for adults is on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm. Participants will decorate their own tabletop centerpiece using contemporary and vintage trimmings. Cost for the workshop is $65.

The Family Holiday Events take place on Saturday, December 10th and include Santa and Silhouettes featuring the return of The Silhouette Lady from 11am-5pm. Call Sarah at (203) 984-1798 for an in-person appointment or order online at thesilhouettelady.com. Cost is $30 per sitting and framing is additional. Pictures with Santa at the Museum’s Colonial Hearth also take place on December 10th from 11:45am-12:45pm. Donations are suggested and no appointment is necessary. The Dollhouse Display is open from 11am-5pm and includes beautiful dollhouses that have been donated to the Museum, including the Museum’s own custom-designed saltbox dollhouse. Ordering saltbox dollhouses will begin on Dec 10th for pick up before Christmas.

A Kids Holiday CraftLab takes place on December 14 for ages 6-12 and includes ornament-making and holiday refreshments. Fee is $35.

Register for the Boxwood Tree Trimming Workshop or the Kids CraftLab by visiting the Museum’s website at museumofdarien.org or calling 203.655.9233. The Museum of Darien is located at 45 Old King’s Highway in Darien, CT. Museum visiting hours are on Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 11am to 4pm and admission is $5.

To learn more about supporting the town’s history, visit our website at museumofdarien.org or call us at 203.655.9233

For more information, visit museumofdarien.org

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