Bring the whole family to help spruce up the Stamford Museum and Nature Center property for the annual Spring on the Farm event. We'll be planting bedding plants and perennials and doing spring cleanup, so bring rakes and trowels (sized for all hands!), work gloves, and pruners if you have them. You're also welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy seeing all the new baby farm animals after we're done. Water bottles, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Ample parking is available near the farm entrance. Drive into the site and bear left toward the stream.
Guest Lecture with Dr. Ian Ayres, Co-Founder of stickK.com
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Darien Library in the Community Room 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
Written for the Darien Library by Erin S on 04/04/2012
Professor Ian Ayres
In an event co-sponsored by the Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County, Professor Ayres, co-founder of the commitment website stickK.com, will detail how best to craft incentives to stick to your goals. The new learning of behavioral economics and psychology teaches us that crafting effective incentives is a lot more than just setting the right price. Other people matter. Mindfulness matters. And framing matters.
About Professor Ayres
Ian Ayres is a lawyer and an economist. He is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He is the author of 11 books including Voting With Dollars: A New Paradigm for Campaign Finance. He has served as a columnist for Forbes magazine and as a commentator on public radio’s Marketplace.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).
The Yale Club of
Lower Fairfield County is looking forward to another great year of exciting
events and activities for local Yalies!
Please take the time to become a member of the Yale Club of Lower Fairfield
County, renew your membership, or support the Club with a contribution to
our Community Outreach Fund.
Your dues allow the YCLFC to continue hosting programs such as faculty
lectures, social get-togethers and happy hours, and YCLFC outings (the Yale
vs. Harvard hockey game was a popular excursion!).
In addition to these programs for local Yalies, we have also been focusing
on outreach programs for the benefit of our Fairfield County community.
Some of our outreach work in the past year include: hosting a Christmas
luncheon and carol sing at Scofield Manor (a residential care home in
Stamford), funding a Community Service Fellowship for a current Yale
student to complete a summer internship at a local non-profit organization,
and pitching in to help the Stamford Nature Center with their spring clean-up
efforts as part of the Yale Day of Service.
All funds contributed to our Outreach Fund are used to support outreach
programs such as these, and the majority of our dues payments are also
directed to support these charitable efforts.
As always, even if you are unable to pay dues or donate to our outreach
fund, you will always be welcome at all YCLFC events and programs.
Please support the YCLFC with your dues payment or Outreach Fund
Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County ~ 2012 Membership and Dues
Dues for 2012: $30.00
Additional Contribution to Community Outreach Fund:
TOTAL ENCLOSED (tax deductible as permitted by law): $________________
Please send above information and check to: Robert Anderson, Treasurer,
YCLFC, 27 Brush Island Road, Darien, CT 06820
Boris Berman: Bach concertos
Wednesday, April 6 8:00 PM Morse Recital Hall Horowitz Piano Series
The New York Timeshas praised Berman for his “poetical refinement and intense musicality.” This concert features concertos by J.S. Bach for keyboard and strings: Concerto in E Major, BWV 1053; Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056; Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055; Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1058; and Concerto in D Major, BWV 1054. With Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; and Mihai Marica, cello.
Three Yale professors will be speaking in our area this week!
Check out these two events that bring Yale professors to our neighborhood next week!
Professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld: Sunday April 3 On Sunday, April 3, Yale Law School Professors Amy Chua, author ofBattle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld, author of The Death Instinct, will be speaking together at the New Canaan Library at 5:00 pm in the Lamb Room. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required atwww.newcanaanlibrary.org. This event is part of the “Authors on Stage” series of the New Canaan Library
Professor Carlos Eire to Speak Thursday, April 7th Author of the National Book Award winner Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire, who holds chairs in both History and Religious Studies at Yale, will be speaking at the Darien Library at 7:00 pm. Professor Eire will be talking about his latest memoir, Learning to Die in Miami, which recounts his experiences as a young boy airlifted from Cuba to Miami in the Pedro Pan Operation in 1962. Along with 14,000 other unaccompanied Cuban children, he had to find his way in a new and strange country as his homeland was changed forever by the Castro revolution. There is no reserved seating at this event, so please come early. There a few spaces left at a dinner with Professor Eire before his talk that night. If you are interested in attending the dinner, please respond promptly to Peggy Dannemann email@example.com. This is event is co-sponsored by the Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County and the Darien Library.
2010 - Say Farewell to Summer, Hello to Fall at Weed Beach in Darien
Please join us at Weed Beach in Darien on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 4-6 pm for a get-together for all ages as we reconnect with fellow alums and their families for the 2010-11 season! Drinks and munchies, compliments of the Yale Club, will be there for your pleasure. We’ll meet on the waterfront, not far from the wonderful (blue and white!) new playground, so families with children can both enjoy connecting with fellow alums and keep the youngsters busy.
Please RSVP to Peggy Dannemann (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, September 24 if you will be coming and let her know the number in your party. She will send you a copy of the permit for your car that will allow you into Weed Beach and make sure you are on the guard’s list at the entrance. Also, if the weather looks iffy, she will send out an e-mail on Sunday if we have to cancel. There is no raindate for this event.
We hope that you will join us for this afternoon on the Sound. Please bring a folding camp chair if you wish and, should you choose to bring a picnic dinner, please note that there is no glass allowed on the beach. Casual attire, of course.
Directions to Weed Beach:
From the East:Take I-95 South to exit 11 (Darien/Rowayton). Turn left onto Boston Post Road and go 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Nearwater Lane and go .4 miles. Weed beach will be on your right.
From the West: Take I-95 to exit 10 (Noroton). Turn Right onto Noroton Avenue and go .5 miles. Turn right onto Boston Post Road and go .1 mile. Turn left onto Nearwater Lane and go .4 miles. Weed Beach will be on your right.
Saturday, November 20 - we will be hosting a private telecast of the Harvard/Yale game starting at noon.
Friday, February 4 - Yale vs Harvard Hockey and dinner at TD! Dinner is 5-6:30 in the Thompson Room, game starts at 7. We have 50 game tickets on the Yale side.
Sunday Morning Music at the Bartlett
July 18, 25, August 1 and 8, 2010; 10:00-11:00am Join us as student soloists from the Yale School of Music Graduate Program perform in the Bartlett Arboretum’s gardens. Bring a chair, your newspaper and coffee and relax.In case of inclement weather the performance will take place in the Visitor Center living room.
Members Free, Non-members Free with garden admission. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is located at 151 Brookdale Road in North Stamford, conveniently reached off the Merritt Parkway Exit 35. Individual memberships start at $60 per year.
The Arboretum features 91 acres of irreplaceable open space highlighting the best of what Connecticut’s native landscape has to offer: magnificent award-winning trees, charming gardens, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife and native habitats. To find out more about The Bartlett, please check out www.bartlettarboretum.org or call 203-322-6971.
Celebrating Yale Women: 40 Years in Yale College, 140 Years at Yale University, March 26-28, 2010
Organized by the AYA, this conference celebrates the 40th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College and honor 140 years of women in Yale's graduate and professional schools. Although designed with Yale alumnae in mind, all graduates (men and women) are welcome. For all the events, seehttp://women.alumni.yale.edu/node/4 as well as easy, online registration.
An incredible program awaits those who register. Our featured speakers include Indra Nooyi '80 MPPM, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; Margaret Marshall 76 JD, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court; Margaret Warner '71, senior correspondent and on-air anchor, The PBS NewsHour; Karen Lawrence 71, Kim Bottomly, Carol Christ '70 PhD, presidents of Sarah Lawrence, Wellesley, and Smith, respectively; Kim Goff-Crews '83, '86 JD, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students in the University, University of Chicago; and Cathy Quense '76 and Jennifer Staple-Clark '03 from the on-profit sector.
The weekend will also include a special look back at the coeducation of Yale College featuring Elga Wasserman '76 JD, former Special Assistant to the President on Coeducation; Henry "Sam" Chauncey, Jr. '57, former Secretary of the University; and John Wilkinson '60, '63 MAT, former dean of Students and moderated by Mary Miller '81 PhD, Dean of Yale College. Rounding out the weekend will be presentations from Yale faculty such as Sharon Oster, Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management; Tamar Gendler '87, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology and Chair of Cognitive Science; Carolyn Mazure, Director, Women's Health Research at Yale; and Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, Professor, Department of Astronomy and Associate Professor, Department of Physics. Wow - what a weekend!
We want you to be part of this exciting weekend and invite you to register now. This is a weekend you won't want to miss. Again, seehttp://women.alumni.yale.edu/node/4 for all the details you need including our easy, online registration.
Yale Professor of Art History and American Studies, Alexander Nemerov, to speak at Darien Library, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Join us at the Darien Library to hear Professor Alexander Nemarov speak as part of the One Book, One Community series. The book, The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan – a National Book Award winner in 2006 for best non-fiction - chronicles the stories of people who survived the Dust Bowl during the 1930s and Professor Nemarov's presentation, Wartime Kiss: or, Forgetting the Second World War, focuses on this same time period.
Can we remember the Second World War now? The question seems strange-since WWII is vastly remembered in books and movies, maybe never more so than now. But the recollection of that time is also fading away, just like the memories of the Great Depression. What then is a memory of the war now?
In this lecture Nemerov, author of Icons of Grief: Val Lewton's Home Front Pictures and curator of the forthcoming Smithsonian Exhibition, To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America, will look to the films and photographs of the war years to ponder what, if anything, resonates from those years now.
Thursday, December 17, 2009: Second Annual YCLFC Christmas Lunch at Scofield Manor
with special thanks to our photographer elf, Eloise Killeffer
Burning carol calories after a hearty lunch!
Hitting the high notes
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Waiting for her solo cue
Tuesday, December 16, 2008: On the Menu at Scofield Manor Christmas Spirit in Abundance
On Tuesday, December 16 the Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County sponsored a roast beef Christmas lunch for residents of Scofield Manor, an assisted living residential care home in Stamford, CT. Notable among the guests was an octogenarian newlywed couple who had recently eloped from a nursing home in a neighboring town. A rousing round of Christmas carols led by our president Ed Greenberg, accompanied by Joe Holmes on the keyboard, brought abundant holiday spirit to the occasion.
Eloise is our jolliest Santa
Singing for our supper
Carols aid the digestion
Extraordinaire des chefs
Two part harmony
Joe on the ivories
OK. . . . who ate my dessert?????
Sunday September 21, 2008: A Lecture and Tour of New Canaan Modern Houses with Yale School of Architecture Professor Hilary Sample. Tour of four significant homes designed by the "Harvard Five," architects who turned New Canaan into a hotbed of new ideas about design and living in the 1950's. The tour will include homes by architects John Johansen, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes.
Thursday September 25, 2008 :
A very special opportunity for members of the Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County to visit Yale's new West Campus, the former Bayer complex. Join Yale School of Medicine alumni and view first hand this exceptional Yale acquisition. The tour was hosted by YSM Dean Robert Alpern and included a driving tour of the campus, a visit to the labs, and a presentation by Dean Alpern.
Sunday October 12, 2008:
A trip back to Yale without leaving Stamford. Two of Yale's most popular courses and teachers were part of the Jewish Community Center's "College Class Day." Psychology Professor Paul Bloom delivered "But Is It Art?" a class discussing why we like the art we like. Yale music professor James Hepokoski taught "Ode To Joy: Then and Now" a class on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its surprising influence today.
Four classes were offered, each lasting 70 minutes. The other two included Harvard psychology professor Shelly Carson teaching "The Prozac Nation: America?s Anti-depressant Generation" and Cornell foreign affairs professor Ross Brann teaching "The Middle East and the U.S. Presidential Election."
Yale, Harvard, and Cornell all in one day without leaving Fairfield County!
Saturday November 8, 2008 : "Just Add Water" of Yale University offered its second annual evening of Improvisational Comedy to support its Biannual Tour with a special guest appearance by The Baker?s Dozen, an internationally acclaimed Yale men's a capella singing group at the New Canaan Country School Auditorium. The Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County hosted a "Meet the Cast" reception with light refreshments following the performance.
90 Alumni and Family Members Attend June 8 Celebration!
Ninety Yale Alumni and their families attended the June 8 inaugural party of the Yale Club of Lower Fairfield County at the Meadowlands in Darien.
Even Handsome Dan made an appearance!
Dan and Dannemann
Our President and First Lady
Crickets Tuning Up
Velvet Sounds of Crickets
Dot has the last word
Yale Day of Community Service
APRIL 19, 2008 STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER EVENT A WELL ATTENDED AND RESOUNDING SUCCESS
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