Exhibit provides glimpse of Kenya
Brendan's 101 is hosting an exhibit of the photography of Marilyn Parker through April 3. Marilyn and John Parker are self-supported missioners, and they have spent the past eight summers living with the local people in Kenya. They have traveled to many areas of Kenya to visit children in projects supported by Noroton Presbyterian Church and St. John Church. They also have spent time with children in the Chemi Chemi program of Ripples International and with Masai girls who started school later than most students do. The photos in the show were taken by Marilyn in 2012 -- around Meru; at Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya; at St. John Children's Centre Bosco; on their travels in the Pokot, Masai and Samburu regions; and on safari in Meru National Park and Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves.
Library to show double feature
The library will present MovieTime for Kids with "Rise of the Guardians" (rated PG) on Friday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m. The run time is 97 minutes and it is recommended for ages 7 and older. The library will show "Life of Pi" (rated PG) at 7. The run time is 123 minutes. These programs are free and open to the public and popcorn will be served.
Take mystery out of social networking
Today's kids have access to so many ways to communicate that it can be mind-boggling. Join Tom Duffy, chairman of the Computer Science Department at Norwalk Community College, for a lunchtime workshop Wednesday, March 27, to help de-mystify social networking. Duffy will discuss the predominant tools your kids are using and how you can help them avoid a disastrous mistake -- everything from Internet filtering to Facebook to Instagram to text messaging will be on the table. The program will begin at noon at the library. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Dessert and refreshments will be served. Reservations can be made by calling 203-838-5038 or emailing email@example.com.
Make an Easter card for a loved one
On Wednesday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m., come to the library and make a springtime or Easter card for your parents, friends or pet and one for a member of the community who would love to get a special card from you. All materials are provided and a snack will be served. For all ages.
The Atria to host poetry reading
Award-winning poet Vinni Marie D'Ambrosio will give a poetry reading at the Atria Darien on Friday, March 29, at 1 p.m. A graduate of Smith College and New York University, D'Ambrosio is a poet and scholar whose work is found in anthologies, journals and newspapers, as well as in her collections of poems, "An Italian Morning" and "Life of Touching Mouths." Her poem "Copper Beech" appears on a public memorial monument commissioned by New York City. D'Ambrosio currently leads an ongoing seminar in the poetry classics at the New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch and is the annual Haiku Contest judge for the Rowayton Library. The Atria is located at 50 Ledge Road, Darien. This program is free and open to the public.
Beach permits available April 1
Bayley Beach parking permit applications will be available at the library, Rowayton Market, Rowayton Hardware and online at www.Rowayton.org and the Rowayton Civic Association's website www.Rowaytonct.com as of April 1. Permits or Resident Cards are required for entry into Bayley Beach or the tennis courts at Bayley Beach starting May 25 for the summer season. All Sixth Taxing District residents and residential property owners may apply. Beach Permit Walk-In Registration Days at the Rowayton Community Center are Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday, May 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, contact District Clerk Andrea Woodworth at 203-854-5066.
RAC gallery to showcase Frasconi
A special Portside Gallery show of works by internationally acclaimed woodcut artist Antonio Frasconi opens April 7 at the Rowayton Arts Center. Frasconi, who died in January at the age of 93, was among RAC's original members, served on its first board and taught woodcut classes at the Arts Center during the 1960s. Beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, there will be a free curator's tour and a screening of the documentary "The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi." The opening reception for the show follows at 4 p.m.
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