The State of Our Oceans The Rowayton Library is hosting a Great Decisions Discussion Group and this coming week’s topic is the State of the oceans. Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. Materials are provided to participants. This program is free and open to the public. Wednesday evening, March 28 @ 7pm.
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The BMHS Parents Club says… Thank you to all those who helped…
The Senior Fashion Show at Brien McMahon Hish School was a huge success thanks in no small part to over 120 students, over 60 parent volunteers and many members of the McMahon faculty and staff.
Thank you to the Music & Art departments for making their classrooms available and to the administration for their unwavering support of our efforts on behalf of the students.
The Fashion Show would not have been possible without the fashions donated on faith by area merchants, as well as food and floral donations.
While shopping, please take a moment and say thank you to the following retailers for their participation:
- A Step Ahead Formal Wear;
- American Apparel;
- Camillo Tuxedos;
- Darien Sport Shop;
- Lacrosse Unlimited;
- TJ Maxx;
- Vineyard Vines;
- W by Worth;
- Bruce’s Flowers;
- Jordan’s Too;
- Piazza Pizza;
- Stop & Shop Deli;
- Victoria’s Italian Deli.
Also– if you are looking to get your hair styled, cut or colored, or if your daughter wants an “up-do” for the prom, please consider making an appointment at Fredric & Co. in Darien. Three of their stylists donated their evening to styling the model’s hair for the fashion show. These stylists are: Alaina Mariano, Samira Chagares and Jenna Deering. Thank you to all who so generously donated items, time and talent to make this a wonderful evening in so many ways for our students and for the entire McMahon community!
Start cleaning out those closets and drawers…it’s clothing drive time again at Brien McMahon High School! Saturday, April 28th, 10am - 2pm in front of BMHS. All proceeds directly benefit our students through scholarships and enrichment programs.
Brien McMahon High School Guidance Department invites you to participate in their First Annual Parent Career Day . Would you be willing to come and share information on your career field and journey with our 10th & 11th grade students?
The morning will begin with each presenter sharing a brief bio (3-5 minutes). There will be tables set up for each presenter. The students will rotate among the presenters for approx. 10 minutes so that they can ask more specific questions and for the presenters to go into more detail about their careers. It is an opportunity for students to hear about a wide variety of careers and to plant as many seeds as possible for them to realize the importance of their high school classes and then to continue onto post-secondary training (college, trade schools, etc.). Feel free to bring handouts or visuals if you would like.
They are expecting approx. 80 students. Please let them know ahead of time if you will need electricity, Thursday, May 31. It will begin at 8am and end by 10am. Refreshments will be provided: BMHS Center for Global Studies Auditorium.
Sign up for 2012 Shakespeare on the Sound Summer Camps
Back by popular demand, Shakespeare on the Sound will be offering 3 summer camp programs:
the Groundlings (ages 5-8) explore Shakespeare, his world and his plays through ensemble building activities. They will be introduced to movement, vocal technique, and creating a character. Via arts and crafts, participants will delve into literacy and vocabulary activities. Camp will culminate with short performance piece. Pre-requisites for Groundlings: Participants must have completed kindergarten. There will be no exceptions. This is a one-week program.
The Globe Players (Ages 9 – 12) will investigate the complexities of Shakespeare’s language, create bold characters, and explore movement and vocal technique fitting to a young actor. They will also have an introduction to stage combat techniques and clowning. The Globe Players will strengthen their ability to work as an ensemble and create a half hour performance piece performed the last day of camp. This, too, is a one week program.
The Folio Ensemble (Ages 13-17) is a 3-week acting intensive. Participants will work together to investigate, develop and execute an hour long theatrical performance based on Shakespeare’s classic themes of love and betrayal. The participants will explore some of Shakespeare’s most well-known texts. Over three weeks the Folio Ensemble will advance their study by creating and sustaining a character’s journey through the course of a production process. The Folio Ensemble will also participate in Master Classes such as: Monologue, Character Development, Text Analysis, Clowning, Stage Combat, Directing, and Stage Make-up. Master Classes will be taught by Shakespeare on the Sound actors and artists affiliated with the current and past productions. The Folio Ensemble is an advanced acting intensive open to theater students from all disciplines of theater. Acceptance in The Folio Ensemble is based upon audition.
Rowayton dates (at the Rowayton Community Center) are The Groundlings: July 9 – 13 or July 16 – 20, 9 – 1pm. Cost: $375/week. The Globe Players: July 16- 20, 9 – 1pm. Cost: $375/week. The Folio Ensemble: July 9 – 27, 11 – 5pm, 3 week session. Cost: $1,500. All camp participants will receive a Shakespeare on the Sound tee shirt. For more information, please contact 203.299.1300 or email@example.com.
Warm up a winter’s evening by enjoying “A Taste of Scotland: Single Malt Scotch Whisky” at the Rowayton Arts Center on Thursday, March 15 @ 7pm. Cameron Letters, a native of the auld country with a passion for the Uisge Beatha (Water of Life), will lead participants in an exploration of single malt scotch as they sample five of the finest single malts from the whisky-producing regions of Scotland. This benefit event is limited to 25 participants and admission is $30. Reservations are required by calling the RAC office at 203-866-2744. The proceeds from the tasting, which is sponsored by White Bridge Wines & Spirits, will help support RAC educational programs. Bread with olive oil for dipping plus pastry from Wave Hill Breads will complement the tasting. The tasting will provide participants with a good knowledge of what makes the single malt unique. In addition to discovering the history of the wee dram, how it’s made, regional variations and what defines a single malt scotch, participants will learn the natural ingredients that give single malt scotch its character and how to best enjoy this unique beverage.
A solo art show with works by Lisa Thoren is on exhibit through April 30 at the Darien Rowayton Bank, 138 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT. The Rowayton Arts Center’s Best In Show 2011 winners have been selected to show their recent works in solo exhibits. The public is invited to see the Darien Rowayton Bank gallery from 9am – 4pm Monday-Saturday and until 6pm on Thursdays.
The public is invited to an artist’s reception with paintings and mixed media by Lisa Emmons Thoren Thursday, March 15, 4:30-6 pm at the Darien Rowayton Bank, 138 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton.
Join the League of Women Voters of Norwalk at the Rowayton Library for “Pie and Politics,” a morning of information, discussion, and pie — really quiche and a light breakfast — on Saturday, March 17 @ 9am. Here will be an opportunity for everyone to meet their legislators on an informal basis, when they’re not campaigning, and for the legislators to talk about what their priorities are and what bills they’re sponsoring, while giving our community to talk about whatever concerns they have and ask questions. Join us for breakfast. The event will be held from 9 to 10:30am at the Rowayton Library. All of the legislators representing the local districts have been invited: Senator Bob Duff and State Representatives: Larry Cafero, Gail Lavielle, Chris Perone, Bruce Morris and Terrie Wood. Reservations please.