Fireworks, Darien Land Belief’s Farm to Desk dinner and different neighborhood information

Tickets are on sale for the Darien Land Belief’s Farm to Desk dinner set for Aug. 26.

The occasion options an alfresco dinner set at Waterbury Area. Company can be served a three-course dinner sourced from native farms by Copper Cricket Catering and luxuriate in craft cocktails with dwell music by Chasing Romeo.

Cocktails can be served at 6 p.m., and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets might be bought at

Farm to Desk was conceived as a celebration of Darien’s open areas. Darien Land Belief has 225 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows that can be preserved and guarded in perpetuity.

Farm to Desk is a night for the Land Belief to specific gratitude to monetary supporters and land donors who’re devoted to preserving pure area, connecting our neighborhood with nature and driving conservation that can shield the land and historic character of the city.

The Darien Land Belief is grateful to its company sponsors; DR Financial institution is the lead donor of the occasion on the Visionary Degree. The Darien Land Belief acknowledges Compass/Brown Harris Stevens and Get Pleasure on the Guardian Degree and Baywater Properties and the Residence at Selleck’s Woods on the Preservationist Degree. On the Conservator Degree, BMW, Orchard Tree Care Specialists, Ring’s Finish, Curler & Sheppard CPAS LLP, Tyton Companions and WinePort present important assist.

WinePort of Darien has created wine pairings for the dinner that could be bought prematurely and delivered to Farm to Desk.

Fireworks happen July 14

The Darien Police Division will implement visitors rules and monitor safety for the city’s fireworks show on July 14 at Darien Excessive College, it mentioned in a information launch.

In case of rain, the fireworks will happen July 15, additionally at the highschool.

A parking go is required to park on DHS campus grounds. Parking passes won’t be bought on the occasion.

All paid parking visitors will enter DHS campus from Noroton Avenue solely. The doorway will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking passes have to be seen on the automobile dashboard.

Journey-sharing companies for drop off and choose up can be at Noroton Avenue at Holly Lane, and won’t be permitted past this level. A handicap allow is required to park within the restricted handicap parking areas out there. Mother and father are reminded that they won’t be allowed onto DHS campus grounds to choose up their kids till after the roads are clear.

All foot visitors and off-campus parking is free.

As a result of massive variety of autos anticipated, parking rules and designated tow away zones can be strictly enforced. Automobiles in hazardous places, impeding visitors circulation, or are blocking driveways can be towed. When parking capability has been reached, Noroton Avenue extension can be closed to vehicular visitors.

No parking can be allowed on Noroton Avenue. Parking is permitted on the south facet of the general public portion of Holly Lane and the west facet of Libby Lane. Free parking is accessible at Middlesex Center College and McGuane Area.

Company are urged to permit enough time to stroll to the show areas to alleviate anticipated visitors issues. Strolling entry is permitted onto campus from all roads that result in DHS. For the security of all spectators, light-colored clothes ought to be worn and, if doable, spectators ought to carry a flashlight or a chemical mild.

An emergency companies command publish can be positioned within the parking zone close to the soccer subject entrance. This command publish will function a misplaced and located location throughout the occasion.

No alcoholic drinks are allowed on college property. As a security precaution, all baggage, backpacks and coolers can be topic to inspection.

Fall dance courses scheduled

Registration is now open for fall dance courses for all ages and talent ranges on the Darien Arts Heart.

The DAC Dance Program provides courses for ages 3 by way of grownup that embrace ballet approach, dance beginnings, pre-ballet, kinderballet, pointe, up to date, hip-hop, Broadway, lyrical jazz and partnering.

New this 12 months for the extra critical dancer are apprentice and trainee courses, which put together college students for DAC’s pre-professional firm.

Courses start Sept. 5 on the heart, 2 Renshaw Highway, behind City Corridor. To register, go to or name 203-655-8683.

SoundWaters Flotilla seeks kayakers

The decision is out for Darien paddlers of all ages to come back collectively and have enjoyable with the SoundWaters Flotilla on July 15. Kayakers and paddleboarders of all talent ranges are welcome to hitch the floating fundraiser, which goals to assist a clear and wholesome Lengthy Island Sound.

People and groups can register to take part at

Paddlers can be part of the flotilla by launching from Cove Island Park in Stamford. The four-mile route — chosen to be achievable for all ages and expertise stage — will finish at Boccuzzi Park in Stamford, the place members can be handled to lunch and music on the seashore. For many paddlers, the course will take 90 minutes to 2 hours.Contributors who want gear can lease considered one of SoundWaters’ kayaks or paddle boards as a part of the registration course of, whereas rental stock lasts. Kayak guides and assist boats will accompany the flotilla to make sure a protected, constructive expertise for all. On the occasion’s conclusion, SoundWaters will present shuttle transportation for paddlers and their gear again to their beginning factors.

“This occasion aligns particularly nicely with our core function — having individuals hook up with Lengthy Island Sound,” mentioned Leigh Shemitz, SoundWaters’ president. “A bunch paddle this measurement is an unbelievable quantity of enjoyable, and getting out on the water helps us all understand that the Sound is value defending.”

The annual flotilla has raised greater than $200,000 since its 2017 debut. The occasion is introduced by SoundWaters with assist from Franklin Templeton, Hey Stamford!, Kaster Shifting Firm and radio stations 95.9 The Fox and WEBE 108.