News Briefs: DHS Orchestra to perform at Lincoln Center, Police to be examined, Red Cross Baby Sitting Course
at Lincoln Center
DARIEN — Two Darien High School musical ensembles have been invited to perform at Lincoln Center on Monday. The Darien High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jane Minnis, and the Darien Tudor Singers, directed by Christopher Andrade, will perform at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall as part of the Beijing Student Jinfan Art Troupe performance. Richard Sadlon, director of music, said, “The students and teachers are very excited to be performing in such a prestigious venue and are grateful for this opportunity to share their music with the student musicians from Beijing.” The Chamber Orchestra will perform the “Brook Green Suite,” by Gustav Holst, and the Tudor Singers will perform “MLK,” by U2, and a traditional spiritual, “Keep Your Hands on the Plow.” The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Police to be examined
DARIEN — A team of assessors from the Police Officers Standards and Training Council will arrive on Thursday, Feb. 8, to examine the policies and procedures of the Darien Police Department, as they relate to Tier II Liability and General Management of the state accreditation standards. Verification by the team that the department meets the council’s state-of-the-art accreditation standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation compliance — a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. As part of the onsite assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments can be directed to: William Tanner, POSTC Accreditation Division, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden CT 06450; 203-238-6026 or by email at Accreditation.email@example.com. A copy of the standards is available at the Darien Police Department.
‘Evening of Sweet Jazz’
DARIEN — The jazz bands of Darien High School, Middlesex Middle School and the grades five and six Jazz Lab present their annual “Evening of Sweet Jazz!” The fundraising performance will take place at the Middlesex Middle School cafeteria on Thursday at 7 p.m.; the snow date is Feb. 13. Proceeds will go toward funding band and jazz activities in all Darien schools. Presale tickets for adults are $15, $10 for students. Tickets will be $20 at the door. To purchase a ticket, contact a school’s band teacher by Tuesday. Include name, email and number of adult and student tickets with payment. No tickets will be issued, but a reservation list will be maintained at the door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darwin Day Dinner explores human uniqueness
“What, if anything, makes humans unique?” is the subject of the presentation by Yale University’s Mark Sheskin at the 10th annual Darwin Day Dinner, an event which includes cocktail hour, dinner and science quiz, on Feb. 10 at the Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. Information and registration can be found at darwindayct.org. Sheskin is a researcher and lecturer in cognitive science at the university.