News Briefs: Join us for a screening of “Haze” at the Darien Library, Darien Summer School adds new classes,
‘Haze’ screening set at library
DARIEN — A screening of “Haze” is planned March 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Darien Library Community Room. In September 2004, fraternity pledge Gordie Bailey died from alcohol poisoning after passing out on a couch in his fraternity house following a hazing initiation at the University of Colorado.
In 2008, the Gordie Foundation produced “Haze,” a documentary telling Bailey’s story and discussing the issues surrounding college drinking and hazing.
The program is for parents and mature high school-aged students. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion to respond to questions from the audience.
Panelists include: Bryan Wallman, Darien High School student resource officer; Frank Bartolomeo, from the Southfield Center for Development, and a special guest in long-term recovery.
The Community Fund of Darien, Youth Asset Team, YWCA/Parent Awareness, Darien Youth Commission and the Darien Library are program co-sponsors.
“All young people, along with their parents, need to see this film and together be a part of the conversation to keep themselves and their friends safe,” said Alicia Sillars, the town’s youth commissioner.
For information, contact Emily Larkin at the Community Fund of Darien at 203-655-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DARIEN — Darien Summer School & Enrichment has added a wide variety of classes and camps to the line-up for this summer.
New courses range from five week academic classes to one week sports camps and everything in between.
Some of the new programs that can help support students in their work for the academic year include a three day study skills workshop, five week courses in biology, precalculus, and calculus, and one week camps designed to help students transition to high school or college.
New enrichment courses include Building Bridges with STEM, photography, Engineering Adventures, girls’ lacrosse, and “Get Psyched,” a class designed for fourth- and fifth-graders who want to explore the fascinating world of psychology.
This year, students can extend their day into the afternoon by participating in weekly camps that are all about movement. Each week focuses on different games and activities such as flag football, kickball, scooter games, and relay races designed to provide a place for children to work cooperatively, develop sportsmanship, and have fun.
More information about the classes, along with a full listing of courses being offered for youths 3 to 18 this summer can be found on www.dariensummerschool.com.