2 RENSHAW ROAD DARIEN, CT 06820 203.655.2227
MONTHLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
 
 

FEBRUARY 2021

 

AT HOME IN DARIEN UPDATE
At Home In Darien continues to provide essential services to meet the needs of those most at risk during the pandemic.  True to our mission, we remain a source of assistance for seniors and their loved ones.  We are providing essential transportation, grocery shopping, pick up and delivery of prescriptions, telephone contact, advice, referrals, and customized assistance as needed.  We are operating Monday through Thursday, closed on Friday, in accordance with Darien Town Hall’s schedule, where our office is located.  Please call At Home In Darien at 203-655-2227 if we can be of help.  We are here for you!

FRIENDLY SHOPPER PROGRAM
With the arrival of Winter and increasing rates of COVID-19, we want to ensure that all of Darien’s seniors are able to safely obtain groceries.  Please reach out to us at 203-655-2227 if you are unable to get groceries on your own, do not have family or friends who can help, and if you cannot order groceries on-line.  If you are able to volunteer to safely grocery shop for a senior, we would love to hear from you.  

NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
At Home In Darien is excited to announce the launch of our Instagram account! Please follow us (our name is athomeindarien). Please also “like” us on Facebook, if you haven’t already.

HALF PRICE TAXI VOUCHERS FOR SALE
Darien seniors and people with disabilities are able to purchase taxi vouchers from At Home In Darien at half the value of the voucher for rides whenever and wherever you want to go.  Call At Home In Darien at 203-655-2227 for more information.

AMAZONSMILE
At Home In Darien is registered with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice and we hope that’s At Home In Darien.  Every item available for purchase on Amazon is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price with no extra cost to you. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.  Please keep this in mind when you are doing any shopping.  Click on the link to register for Amazonsmile – it’s simple and easy to do. smile.amazon.com

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
Our office will be closed Monday, February 15th for Presidents Day.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS, DATES, AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
PLEASE CONFIRM WITH THE ORGANIZATION PRIOR TO THE EVENT

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Many organizations are offering virtual programming during this time when we cannot safely gather, to provide information, education and support. We have included a few interesting offerings, and you can visit the following sites for more programs and to register:
Darien Senior Center
Darien Library
Greenwich Hospital
AARP
Darien Community Association

COVID-19 VACCINES
Information about the vaccine is available on the Town website: www.darienct.gov. Please also see our blog Covid-19 Vaccine.  Please ensure you are signed up for the Town’s CodeRed community notification system, as this platform will be used to send information about the vaccine. If you are a Darien senior 75 or older who needs assistance (for example if you do not have computer access), please contact the Darien Health and Human Services Department at 203-656-7328. Assistance is also available on the Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 1-877-918-2224.

VITA TAX-AIDE PROGRAM
To register visit https://www.darienlibrary.org/tax-help
The no cost, full-service VITA Tax-Aide program is returning to Darien Library this year with a few changes to ensure safety. The service, with special attention to senior and low to moderate income households, includes an easy-to-use virtual filing system that allows users to work with IRS-certified tax preparers from home. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be two options to access the service: an all-virtual method whereby clients will provide their information via a secure internet site and a limited, on-site scanning method at the Library. While the Library strongly encourages community members to have their returns prepared using the all-virtual filing method, limited in-person appointments will be available on Fridays from 9am to 1pm and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm for those in need of assistance. Patrons will need to bring all of their tax-related documents with them to their appointments wherein IRS-certified volunteers will be entering patrons’ basic information and tax documents into the “Get Your Refund” system. Tax returns will be prepared remotely by trusted IRS-certified Virtual VITA volunteers and arrangements will be made to deliver the finished return to patrons at a later date.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S AGENCY COVID-19 SUPPORT PROGRAM
To speak to a counselor call 203-831-2900 or visit www.FamilyandChildrensAgency.org
Family and Children’s Agency (FCA) offers both support and links to resources to anyone in Fairfield County, including the senior population, who is feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed.  FCA reaches out to seniors by telephone, in person (social distancing) and virtually.  The services are free, confidential and anonymous.

CONTRIBUTE TO DARIEN’S TIME CAPSULE
Submission deadline has been extended to June 1st 2021
What does Darien mean to you?  What would you like to say to Darien residents in 2070 as they read about life in Town?  As part of the 200th Bicentennial Celebration, the Museum of Darien will be a repository of a time capsule whose contents will reflect daily life in Darien 2020.  One of the objects will be a book collection of reflections that the Darien Library will curate. There are two easy ways to contribute:  Go online to http://bit.ly/darientimecapsule to read the instructions and then submit online.  Or if it is more convenient, write a less than 200 words reflection on an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper and mail it to, or drop it off at, the Darien Library at 1441 Post Road, to the attention of Ms. Caroline Lopez.

KEY CHAIN GRAB-N-GO KIT
Call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490 to reserve a kit before Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Quantities are limited.
You have the “Key Chain” to my heart! For those crafters among you, please call Darien Senior Programs to sign up for this lovely grab-n-go craft kit. Make a key chain for someone who is dear to your heart. It is an easy, fun and creative way to spend some time.

BOOMERS TO ZOOMERS
Mondays on February 1st , 8th, and 22nd, 10:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. 
Do you want to learn how to use Zoom or GoToMeeting, or do you need help learning how to FaceTime your friends or family from your iPad? Darien Senior Program’s capable volunteer is available to help answer these tech questions and more!  Call today to get connected.

LAUGH OUT LOUD
Monday, February 1st at 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone to laugh along!
Laughter is really the best medicine when it comes to fortifying the immune system, oxygenating blood, and getting feel good endorphins pumping. Join in the fun by bringing a favorite joke or two into the session and be prepared to laugh.

HEIRLOOM KITCHEN WITH CHEF ANNA FRANCESE GASS
Tuesday, February 2nd, 10:00am via Zoom; To register visit https://www.darienlibrary.org/event/4788  
Darien Library is happy to give patrons the opportunity to join Chef Anna Francese Gass in her kitchen. Chef Gass will make a recipe from Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women.

THE UNEXPECTED HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOVE
Tuesday, February 2nd, 11:00am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. 
Love gives you a rosy glow or a twinkle in your eye, but did you also know that it is good for both your physical and mental health? Love produces a hormone called dopamine that is associated with feelings of happiness, pleasure, positivity and well-being. Studies have shown that individuals who release these hormones have stronger immune systems, and can fight off illnesses. This event is presented by Griswold Homecare.

UPDATE ON COVID VACCINES: DR. JOSEPH FEUERSTEIN
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:15pm via Zoom;  To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone.  
Dr. Feuerstein is the director of integrative medicine at Stamford Hospital and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Joe is passionate about patient/public information and education. He will give a brief presentation and allow time at the end for questions.

PLEASURE THROUGH PLANTS GRAB-N-GO KIT
Wednesday, February 3rd, 10:30am pick-up. To reserve a kit, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. Darien members only please. 
Darien Senior Programs has a limited number of grab-n-go kits for the February Pleasure through Plants activity, which is sponsored by the Garden Club of Darien.  Each kit contains all the materials you need to create a one of a kind project.

ROSIE RETURNS!
Wednesday, February 3rd, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.  You can also join in from your phone. 
Rosie returns to say “hello” to her favorite people friends, and says “I am still 5lbs after all this time but as sweet as ever. I miss you all and can’t wait to see you. Geri tells me Zoom is fun, so I invited her to join us.”  For those of you who don’t know Rosie, she is a favorite pet visitor to Darien Senior Programs, and along with Geri Genovese, offers wonderful reminiscing topics.

MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOURS BY AARP CT
Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:00pm and Wednesday, February 24th at 7;00pm; To register visit www.AARP.org/CTEvents
Explore history and exhibits with the Mystic Seaport. Events include a live Q & A session. Please register separately for each event.
February 3rd: Museum Director of Exhibits, Elysa Engelman, PhD, hosts a discussion on the real accounts of the African American maritime experience – from journeys of enslavement to journeys of escape.
February 24th: Go behind the scenes with curator Katherine Hijar to explore the museum’s recently re-opened Figureheads Gallery, and the museum’s vault to find the additional folk art objects that did not make it into the gallery.

CONNECTICUT PARTNERSHIP FOR LONG TERM CARE PUBLIC FORUM
Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00pm, via Zoom; To register visit https://www.darienlibrary.org/event/4755 
You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect your assets should you need long-term care. It’s a fact: Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $166,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. Now there’s a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care should be part of your retirement plan. These policies assure you of the highest quality standards. They’re affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation, and – most important – give you peace of mind through your retirement years.

EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS:  ALI RAMSTECK & BOBBY BUCH
Thursday, February 4th, 10:30am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.  You can also join in from your phone. 
Meet Darien Town employees, Ali Ramsteck, LCSW, Director Human Services, and Bobby Buch, Fire Marshall.  Find out what support services are available to Darien Senior Residents.  Ali and Bobby will also give an overview of the Town’s response to emergencies and how you can help yourself be ready in the event of an emergency. There also will be time for questions and answers.

MIGRAINE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH
Thursday, February 4th, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register visit greenwichhospital.org/events or call 888-305-9253
An interactive session on migraine and women’s issues that will highlight the unique ways women experience migraine differently than men. Learn about management of headache in women during crucial periods such as pregnancy and menopause. This session will also address new and emerging and adjunct treatments in 2021.

A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH ADRIENNE PARKMOND, ESQ.
Friday, February 5th, 10:00am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
The strength of American democracy depends on the ability of citizens to express their fundamental right to vote. The election may be over, but there is much we can still learn from the 2020 Presidential race. What are the challenges Black Americans face in voting? What does voter suppression look like? And what does it mean for our future to have the first woman, and first woman of color, in the second highest office in the land? This discussion will be led by Adrienne Parkmond, Esq, Chief Operating Officer of The Workplace in Bridgeport, a $25 million non-profit agency responsible for job training, business development and human services for youths and adults, including services for veterans, older workers, and at-risk populations.

BRAIN TEASERS WITH BETH
Fridays on February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.   You can also join in from your phone.  
One of the best ways to stay sharp and witty is to keep exercising your brain cells. Puzzles and quizzes are a great resource and enjoyable too. Join Beth for a fun memory boost.

THE SANDWICH GENERATION: PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Monday, February 8th, 12:00pm via ZoomTo register and receive the Zoom link call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. 
As the population grows older and a new crop of young adults are financially struggling to attain a solid financial foothold, individuals ‘sandwiched’ between aging parents and adult children are adequately referred to as ‘the sandwich generation’. They are often put in the position to care for both their children and parents simultaneously, both emotionally and financially. Join Susan and Paul Doyle, owners of Oasis Senior Advisors CT-NY for this special program.

CHOCOLATE AND YOUR HEALTH
Monday, February 8th, 1:00pm via Zoom.  To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Learn about the health benefits of chocolate! Diane Cobra, Pharmacist at Connecticut Pharmacy, will discuss the history of chocolate and the science of how it can benefit your health if eaten properly and daily.

BASICS OF CHESS, PART I and II

Monday, February 8th at 6:30 pm and Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 pm, via Zoom; To register for Part I visit https://www.darienlibrary.org/event/4812; To register for Part II please click here.
Learn how to play chess from your very own Chess coach. DIG Chess coaches will cover beginner level chess content. Students will learn development and controlling the center and tempo. Learn, improve, and enjoy chess!

ART GOTTLIEB: JFK AND CAMELOT
Tuesday, February 9th, 10:00am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. 
More than a leader, John F. Kennedy was a symbol. He embodied not what was, but what could be. Through the use of rarely seen photographs and interactive discussion, this program will offer a historical remembrance of Kennedy’s iconic White House legacy.

MARK ALBERTSON: USS CONNECTICUT CONSTITUTION STATE BATTLESHIP
Wednesday, February 10th, 10:00am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. 
On December 16, 1907, sixteen coal-burning battleships set out from Hampton Roads to circumnavigate the globe. These battleships were known as the Great White Fleet, and spent fourteen months traveling a combined 46,729 miles to complete their mission. The USS Connecticut led this historic voyage.  Join Mark Albertson for a presentation on this infamous ship.

NAME THAT LOVE SONG
Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Join Beth and Stacey as they host their first themed “Name that Tune”! In honor of the month of love, the focus will be on the greatest love songs ever made. Join in the fun to find out if you can name that tune.

OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Wednesday, February 10th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom; To register visit greenwichhospital.org/events or call 888-305-9253
Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, can begin at any age and often results in painful fractures. Hear about the causes of osteoporosis, preventable measures to promote bone health, and the latest treatments to slow the progression.

FRANCES PALMER, JENNIFER JEWELL AND MARY MORANT, IN CONVERSATION
Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm; To register visit https://www.barrettbookstore.com/event/frances-palmer-and-jennifer-jewell-conversation-mary-morant
Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are delighted to welcome Frances Palmer and Jennifer Jewell in conversation with Mary Moran. Frances Palmer is a potter known for her handmade functional ceramics. She is the author of Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity.  Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of a national award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast. Mary Morant has been involved in the visual arts for over 30 years.

JOINT REPLACEMENT
Thursday, February 11th at 10:00am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Join Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Markowicz from Hospital for Special Surgery, and learn how to know if you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery. Dr. Markowicz will the discuss whether there are age limits for joint replacement surgery, how to prepare for a joint replacement, what to expect after surgery, and what you can do to aid in your own recovery.  This event is presented by Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County.

VIRTUAL BINGO                                                
Thursday, February 11th, 1:00pm via ZoomTo register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
In addition to a few rounds of BINGO, Valentine’s Trivia will be included. Answer the most questions correctly and you could win a Barret’s gift card.  Please make an appointment to pick up your BINGO cards before February 11th.  Remember, you have to be in it to win it!

PAIGE DICKEY IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET ROACH
Thursday, February 11th at 7pm; To register visit https://www.barrettbookstore.com/event/gardening-experts-paige-dickey-and-margaret-roach-conversation
Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are looking forward to a night of conversation with gardening experts and authors, Page Dickey and Margaret Roach. Page Dickey’s new book, Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, describes leaving a beloved garden of thirty-four years, finding a home in the northwest corner of Connecticut, and falling in love with its land. Margaret Roach writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden. Since April 2020, she has been the garden columnist for The New York Times.

SELF-CARE FOR YOU
Friday, February 12th, 9:30am via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Are you feeling isolated or stressed out? You are not alone. Due to COVID-19 and current events, more people than ever are feeling separated from others and stressed out. Self-care has never been more important. Luke Robbins, LCSW, Clinical Coordinator at The Rowan Center, will take us through an interactive and fun self-care workshop. The goal of the workshop is to provide some helpful tips and information on how to look after your mental health in these challenging times.

DRIVE THRU LUNCH: HAPPY HEARTS VALENTINE CELEBRATION                                   
Friday, February 12th, 11:45am line up.  To sign-up for lunch and be entered into the drawing, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. Deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, February 3rd.  Cost of lunch is $5.  Darien residents only.  
Darien Youth Commission would like to show their love for Mather Center Seniors by creating beautiful wreaths for Valentine’s Day. Each wreath will be designed and decorated to make your heart feel happy! Sign up for lunch on Friday, February 12th to automatically be entered into the drawing.

BRAIN TEASERS AND TWISTERS CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR
Friday, February 12th, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Celebrate 2021, the Year of the Ox, with puzzles, quizzes, trivia and riddles. Beth will take us through activities that exercise brain cells and pump neurons, while gaining some knowledge about this wonderful holiday.

A MATTER OF BALANCE
A 9 week program on Tuesdays, February 16th through April 20th, 10:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.
Many older adults restrict their activities due to concerns about falling. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program, designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. In this course you will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Through a partnership with Fairfield University’s School of Nursing & Health Science, this program is being offered at no cost to Darien Senior Program Members. Class size is limited.

PAWS FOR A CAUSE
Tuesday, February 16th, 2:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.   
Meet therapy dogs Dudley & Lulu! Judy Audevard, founder of PAWS, an all volunteer, non-profit pet therapy organization, delights in sharing the unconditional love of dogs with others. In 2011 she founded Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause, and oversees a group of over 60 volunteers and their pet partners in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.  PAW’s Pet Therapy Teams support a wide variety of local programs in our area.

AARP CT FRAUD WATCH NETWORK CON ARTIST PLAYBOOK
Tuesday, February 16th, 6:00pm; To register visit www.AARP.org/CTEvents
Join West Hartford Senior Center as they take a look inside the mind of a criminal during this interactive and informative conversation, geared towards offering you ways to stop criminals in their tracks.  Learn tips and tools along with resources you can share with friends, family and community.

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: THE ROMANCE AND VALENTINE’S EDITION, PRESENTED BY GREG VAN ANTWERP
Wednesday, February 17th, 1:00pm; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.
Join Greg Van Antwerp, Urban Archeologist, on his interesting take on romance and Valentine’s History.

LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA BY AARP CT
Wednesday, February 17th at 1:00pm; To register visit www.AARP.org/CTEvents
An intimate conversation with families living with dementia. This session, facilitated by LiveWell’s Erica DeFrancesco, welcomes the voices, stories, and experiences of those living with dementia. Learn about resources and supports, and receive guidance in navigating after the diagnosis, through their experiences and those of their families.

MOVIEGOING IN AMERICA
Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00 pm via Zoom; To register visit  https://www.darienlibrary.org/event/4703  
Moviegoing in America: From Nickelodeons to Movie Palaces to IMAX to…Netflix with Brian Rose. This presentation will look at the fascinating history of movie theaters and examine how the experience of moviegoing has changed over the decades.

VIRTUAL U LECTURE: THE CHALLENGING ROAD OF THE CT 29TH BLACK CIVIL WAR REGIMENT
Thursday, February 18th at 12:30pm; To register visit www.AARP.org/CTEvents
The iconic film “Glory” made famous the story of the Massachusetts 54th Black Civil War regiment. No less important, but not nearly so well known, is that of the Connecticut 29th Black regiment. Among the first Union soldiers to enter a fallen Richmond in 1865, the 29th have not always been lauded or even acknowledged. Join Central CT State University Professor Matt Warshauer (formerly the co-chair of the CT Civil War Commemoration Commission for an intriguing look at the 29th.

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER WITH BETH
Thursday, February 18th, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Caregiving is stressful in ordinary times, and in these times even more so.  A helpful topic will be discussed briefly, then participants may bring up concerns and challenges that they are facing. The goal of this group is to be beneficial in assisting caregivers with their tasks while receiving some much needed support.

DOWNSIZED GOURMET
Monday, February 22nd, 12:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490.   
Throw open the cabinets and refrigerator, pull up a chair, and watch Susan and Paul Doyle of Oasis Senior Advisors work their magic creating and cooking with items you have at home. Learn how to solve the problem of how to enjoy cooking on a smaller scale, by preparing easy and tasty treats from the comfort of your own home.

POSITIVE POETRY EXPLORES THE HAIKU                                                                           
Tuesday, February 23rd, 1:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Haiku originates from the Zen Buddhist tradition, and has inspired poets throughout the world. The entire poem consists of 3 lines, with 17 syllables in total. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. Join Beth for reading and discussions of some of the most famous haiku. You are welcome to share your favorites too.

AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2:00pm via Zoom; To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
Kick back, tune in and enjoy an afternoon of live music with music director Steve Toll and Neil Anand of ComForCare. Listen to some of your favorite tunes from the 1930s to 1960s.

MARK ALBERTSON:  HARRIET TUBMAN
Wednesday, February 24th, 10:00am via Zoom;  To register and receive the Zoom link, call Darien Senior Programs at 203-656-7490. You can also join in from your phone. 
The Moses of the Abolitionists – such was the nickname of Harriet Tubman.  She was an abolitionist of the most ardent variety, who had herself escaped the bondsman’s lash.  Tubman repeatedly returned to the Slaveocracy from which she had flown to lead those seeking to be free of the chains of servitude. Tubman was a courageous lady who led Union troops behind Confederate lines in guerrilla fashion to undermine a system contrary to the precepts of humanity. She would later become an ardent suffragette. Presented by Marc Albertson, local historian.

SUSAN CONLEY IN CONVERSATION WITH LILY KING
Thursday, February 25th at 7:00pm; To register visit  https://www.barrettbookstore.com/event/susan-conley-conversation-lily-king
Barrett Bookstore welcomes Susan Conley for a virtual conversation with Lily King to celebrate Conley’s new novel, Landslide, and the paperback release of Lily King’s acclaimed novel Writers and Lovers.

JAZZ AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Sunday, February 28th at 5:00pm via Zoom; To register visit https://www.darienlibrary.org/events/
Lecturer and Flutist, Galen Abdur-Razzaq is a riveting speaker with encyclopedic knowledge of the history of jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. Galen studied at the Berklee College of Music and holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts and Education from Rutgers University.

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