Weekend Roundup, 4.27.2018 - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Your Weekend Roundup is here! So many great events for the family or a night away from the kids! Even more activities on our calendar!

NCHS Scholarship Foundation 2018 Color Run

April 28, 2018
8:00 am

Wear your NC Color Run t-shirt and pass through each of the seven different color stations. Volunteers will blast you with color, but don’t worry, it’s safe, and it’s fun!!

All ages are welcome to participate, including children who can choose the shorter Kids’ Color Dash (.8 mile).

8:00 am: Registration
9:00 am: Kids’ Color Dash (.8 mile)
9:30 am: NC Color Run (5k)

Registrants will receive a T-shirt, sunglasses, powder paint packet and wristband
(Limit of 4 T-shirts, sunglasses & powder paint packets per family pass. Additional T-shirts ($10) and paint packets ($5) may be purchased while supplies last).

Tickets prices:
Individual ($40 each) or Family Pass ($150)

Please click here to register and/or donate to the NCHS-SF.

Email Steffi Loomis at [email protected] for more information.

New Canaan High School
11 Farm Road
New Canaan, CT 06840


Scout Day at Stepping Stones Museum for Children – Saturday, April 28, 2018

Is your son or daughter a Cub Scout (K thru 5th grade) in New Canaan?  Do you have an incoming Kindergartner or 1st Grader? Would you like to learn more about Cub Scouting?

Please join us on Saturday, April 28 at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk for one of Cub Scouting’s premier events, our Pinewood Derby Championship (wooden car races) and Museum Scavenger Hunt!

Registration and admission to the museum and event is only $12 for youth and $10 for adults.

10th Anniversary of the Rowayton Library Father Daughter Ball
A Boardwalk Ball on the Sound

April 28, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Fathers and Daughters are cordially invited to the Wee Burn Beach Club to enjoy a
Boardwalk Ball on the Sound!

Get ready to travel back in time to a vintage boardwalk full of cotton candy, buttery popcorn, tasty lemonade, and many other delicious treats. Whether you are donning a seersucker suit or dressing in beachy finery, make sure to take a ride on the colorful carousel, snap pics in the photo booth, and show off your dance moves.

Tickets and Blue Ribbon Support available here.

Wee Burn Beach Club
7 Anchor Road
Rowayton, CT 06853

Yacht Rock presented by the Darien Foundation

April 28, 2018
6:30 pm

The Darien Foundation Invites you to an evening of Yacht Rock, a 20th Year Celebration and Fundraiser.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an evening of Nauty Yacht Drinks, Hors D’Oeuvres, Gourmet Food Stations for dinner and a live performance with Music by Three Sheets to the Wind.

Please click here for tickets.

The Tokeneke Club
4 Butlers Island Road
Darien, CT 06820

Food Allergy Connecticut announced its spring workshop, Taking Charge: Empowering Families to Manage Food Allergies with Confidence and Promote Awareness, will take place on Sunday, April 29th from 1 – 3pm at Saxe Middle School located at 468 South Avenue in New Canaan, CT.

Dr. Eyal Shemesh, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Co-Director of the EMPOWER Program within the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute will lead the event.  The EMPOWER program engages with clinical research to better understand the reasons for distress in food-allergic individuals and their families.  Dr. Shemesh will speak to parents about enhancing, managing and promoting well-being and resiliency by discussing practical ways to help their food allergic children develop confidence and create food allergy awareness in their own communities.
During the speaker presentation for parents, there will be two age-specific breakout sessions for children led by social workers affiliated with the EMPOWER program.  The children will participate in a developmentally appropriate discussion and craft, followed by entertainment.  The FARE Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be on hand to mentor and assist with the children’s activities.
“Managing life-threatening food allergies can take a toll on the food allergic child, as well as the whole family,” said Food Allergy Connecticut Co-Chair Jenny Andjelkovic of Wilton, CT.  “We are thrilled to bring Dr. Shemesh and members of his EMPOWER team from Mount Sinai to the families of Connecticut to provide valuable insights into how to cope and provide resiliency.”
“We have heard from our members that they are yearning for information and connection,” said Food Allergy Connecticut Co-Chair Jocelyn Walls of New Canaan, CT.   “This workshop will provide the opportunity to share resources, gain support and feel prepared to navigate social situations with reduced anxiety.”
Families are encouraged to register for the workshop as soon as possible so facilitators can plan content by age group accordingly.  For more information or to register, please visit: https://food-allergy-connecticut-empowering-confidence.eventbrite.com
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter @FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.
Food Allergy Connecticut is a local support group aligned with FARE’s mission to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them with hope through the promise of new treatments.  Food Allergy Connecticut is committed to connecting and supporting local families managing complicated food allergies through educational speakers, support coffees and community events that include and empower the whole family.

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