LWV slates upcoming events
The Darien League of Women Voters has a full schedule of events this fall with many opportunities to participate.
The theme of the activities will be "Civic Engagement: Get Involved."
The Darien LWV is co-sponsoring the documentary movie "Shored Up" along with the Greenwich and Westchester County leagues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Avon Theater, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. The film asks tough questions about coastal community development and the relation to the land and water, especially considering Hurricane Sandy and global warming trends. It will be followed by a discussion with Denise Savageau, Greenwich conservation director. Tickets are $6 for members, $8 for students and seniors and $11 for nonmembers.
The Darien league kick-off luncheon for members and guests will be Friday, Sept. 27, at the Tokeneke Club, 4 Butlers Island Road, featuring U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, speaking about "Hot Topics in Washington." This is an opportunity to hear and ask questions of Himes. Tickets are $35 and event check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. For tickets and membership registration, visit lwv.darien.org.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the league's fall event features political and cultural affairs columnist Jeff Greenfield, who will discuss his new book "If Kennedy Lived." The program is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore and will take place at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, with check-in beginning at 7 p.m. Greenfield's book considers an alternative history in which, had JFK lived, what would have been the impact on the 1964 election, Vietnam War, civil rights and the Cold War.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Barrett Books or at the door.
The league will also sponsor several events in connection with municipal elections on Nov. 5, including Candidates' Night on Tuesday, Oct. 22, and on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
For information, visit lwv.darien.org.