Spring for Abilis gala supports those with special needs

Spring for Abilis Gala co-chairs with their children: Bibi Clarke and her son Danny of Greenwich; Daniella Mini and her son Diego of Greenwich; and Fran Cohen and her daughter Ali of Weston.

Abilis, a nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis gala event on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by … read more

Citizen scientist volunteers sought for ‘Frog Watch’

Gray tree frog —Maritime Aquarium photo

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more

Abilis seeks applicants for Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award

Abilis, the nonprofit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, has opened its application process for the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award for graduating middle and high school students. The award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates an outstanding level of sensitivity toward people with disabilities through leadership, involvement and participation in activities that … read more

Woodcock Nature Center hosts Hikes, Hops & Hooty

Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Road, Wilton invites the community to Hikes, Hops & Hooty on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. This mini-fundraiser will support Woodcock’s resident animals which include three nonreleasable birds of prey (a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, and a barred owl), as well as nearly 30 teaching animals which include frogs, turtles, lizards … read more

CT Coalition to End Homelessness seeks volunteers

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) seeks volunteers across the state to help with the annual Youth Outreach & Count of homeless and unstably housed youth in the state. The count of homeless/at-risk youth starts Wednesday, Jan. 23, following the annual Point-In-Time Count. CCEH facilitates the count alongside the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives and hundreds of volunteers across the … read more

Girl Scout Daisy signups

Girls who are in kindergarten through first grade may sign up to become a Girl Scout Daisy by visiting  gsofct.org/daisy or calling 800-922-2770. As a Girl Scout Daisy, girls can make new friends, earn petals and badges while trying new things, sell cookies, gain leadership skills, explore nature and the outdoors, and learn to appreciate and care for the environment.

Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during emergency surgery and another seven units to treat … read more

Sunday: Typeset to Twitter — Investigative reporter Mike McIntire to speak at Darien Historical Society

Ridgefield resident Mike McIntire, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and reporter for The New York Times, will talk about changes and trends in the newspaper business over his 30-year career on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. A member of the investigative unit at The Times, McIntire got his start in journalism right out of college in 1985, when he … read more

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