- "At 7 p.m. [Monday] in the Writer's Room at Darien Library there's a bi-weekly workshop for playwrights: "All of us have a play inside of us. For writers developing a play or struggling with an idea we have organized a bi-weekly playwrights workshop meeting at the Library every other Monday evening. This is a safe environment to explore new ideas and to receive honest peer reviews of your work. There is no charge. The workshop will be lead by actor/playwright Nicholas Troilo." -- an announcement on the Darien Library website
- "[A] presentation on 'How Stress Affects Your Body and Behavior' presented by Meg Weissmann, LCSW, [of] Norwalk Hospital. Join us for dinner at 5:30 to 6 p.m. [Tuesday] and presentation at 6 to 7 p.m." The event is free and takes place at Maplewood at Darien, 599 Post Rd. -- from an event listing on Darien Patch
- On Wednesday, see a panel discussion on public policy and food: "Join us for the morning to learn about the dysfunctional politics of food and such topics as industrial agriculture, genetically modified organisms in food, food delivery systems, and the public policy that undergirds them all." Some of the panelists are Dr. Abby Kinchy, Professor in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic University and author of Seeds, Science and Struggle; Dr. Robert Paarlberg of Wellesley College and author of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know; and Dr. Bruce Sherman, Director of the Bureau of Inspection and Regulation in the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Cost: $40, at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave. -- from an event listing on Stamford Patch
- Patricia Wells, author of The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence, will speak at 7 p.m. [Wednesday], Oct. 23 at Darien Library. "Focusing on the fresh, inspiring recipes and lessons from the much-coveted classes held in her beautiful homes in Paris and Provence, Patricia takes you into her life in France, telling the story of how her school began and the many memorable experiences she shared with family, friends, and students." -- from an announcement on the Darien Library website
- "The [Norwalk Public Library] book sale will begin on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. with a children's only book sale. On Saturday, Oct. 26 the full book sale will begin at 9 a.m. The Friends Cafe will be open with homemade baked goods for sale on Saturday & Sunday." -- from an announcement on the library website. Here's a more detailed announcement.
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Traveling on I-95? Concerned about traffic? Here are links to the Connnecticut Department of Transportation traffic cams (“SB” means southbound; “NB” means northbound):