All you need to know for Nov. 7th 2017! Voting District & Events for Kids. - New Canaan & Darien Moms

If you are new to town or just want to double check where to go to vote, click here and enter your details for your voting district. It’s much easier than looking at the map! Polls are open from 6am-8pm.

Don’t forget to sign up for conference day programs through the Recreation Center. EAST, SOUTH, and WEST schools have half days Dec. 5-8th.

Looking for things to do with the kids tomorrow Nov. 7th, 2017?

Here are some fun ideas for their day off school!


NC Nature Center Awesome Autumn Day!
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Vote for Nature this Election Day! Go on over to NCNC to enjoy a beautiful autumn day with your kids and the NCNC naturalists. Frolic in the leaves and take part in field games, such as pumpkin ring toss, corn hole, and parachute games. Naturalists will also be leading autumn-themed relay races across the Green! Join the Nature Center anytime from 1-3pm for this FREE event!
Election on the Farm
11 am – 3 pm
Cast your vote for your favorite farm animal at our annual Election on the Farm! Will our guinea hogs take the vote or be edged out by Dakota the Clydesdale? Your vote counts as the ballot box is open until 3 pm! Meet and shake “hooves” with some of the candidates, try themed self-guided crafts, and scavenger hunts on Heckscher Farm. We’ll also get a chance to “Vote Local” with a tasting of local ice cream, 2:30-3 pm. A schedule of events will be available on our website closer to the event.
Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission
Mom and Baby Figure Method Barre @ Go Figure Studios (18 Elm St.)
12:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Register here
This class is tailor made for moms and babies up to 9 months of age. It is 45 minutes long. You will need:
Baby Blanket
Baby Carrier (front pack)
Comfortable exercise attire
Socks (Grip socks preferred)
Taking into consideration the unique postural alignment and core musculature issues related to the Post Natal period, this class provides a safe and effective barre fitness program as well as information about how to modify exercises in the first year after birth. We will discuss common issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction and abdominal separation (DR) all while moving and bonding with our little ones.
Drop Off! Mini Yogis (Ages 4-6) @ Sama Yoga Center
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Register here
Mini Yogi classes introduce age-appropriate poses and activities. Classes incorporate breathing techniques, yoga poses and focus and concentration exercises all while maintaining a fun and playful environment. Classes end with time for mini yogis to lie down, relax and cultivate their inner peace.
5 week series! This is a drop off class.
10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
Silvermine Arts Center – Autumn Landscape and the Imagination: (Ages: 8-12)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register here
Autumn Landscape and the Imagination: Mixed Media on Canvas or Artist Board
Cost: $90.
Young artists will explore the rich autumnal foliage of the Silvermine landscape. They will experiment with different color effects in creating a variegated surface while learning new techniques. Introduction to autumn landscape works by a variety of artists (i.e. Stuart Davis, Van Gogh, more) will be included. Students will combine details of what is observed in their plein en air studies with imagination through personal memories. The school will provide all materials. Students should bring a light nut-free snack.
Once Upon an Author @ Stepping Stones Museum for Children
11:30am – 12:30pm
Local author Susan Hood is returning to read from her story The Fix-It Man; tool activity in Mega Making to follow.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850
Choose from an assortment of full day camps at Chelsea Piers
Little Athletes Gymnastics Camp
Full Day Gymnastics Camp
Full Day Sports Academy
Chelsea Piers offers the area’s best school break camps for children ages 5 – 13 years with full and half-day options. Keep your kids smiling and active during their weeks off from school, and enroll them in one of our School Break Camps!


Register @ Darien Library: Apple Cidering Workshop @ Stamford Nature Center (Preschool to Grade 2)
10:00 am – 11:00 a
Register here
Visit Heckscher Farm for one of the Darien Library’s favorite fall traditions- Apple cider making! Students will discover the life cycle of apple trees, as well the history, uses, and varieties of the amazing apple. Each child will participate in the making cider by adding apples to and working our old-fashioned, hand-operated press. When the work is done there is, of course, a toast and taste.
This field trip will take place at Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Admission will be covered by Darien Library. Please meet the Children’s Librarians at the Museum at 9:45 a.m.
Register: Election Day Film Fest for Kids (in elementary school) and Tweens
Rowayton Library
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Register here
Looking for something to do on your day off from school? Swing by the library to catch one or two recently released movies.
Register for each movie and/or lunch.
Emoji Movie (Rated PG) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Pizza Lunch from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Rated PG-13) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register: Artist in Focus @ Darien Library (Grades K to 3)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Register here
Join the library for our “Artist in Focus” series where children will learn about a famous artist and get the opportunity to emulate their art in this fun storytime. This week’s artist is Georges Seurat.
Grades K to 3.
Room 1441 Post Road Darien 06820

And finally…get a sitter and get out w/ friends for

“A Bad Mom Christmas”

at Darien Playhouse! Showtimes: 5pm & 7:15

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