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Events

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  • Sun, Oct 15
    Darien Library
    Oct 15, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, featuring guest readings by community leader Carolina McGoey.
  • Wed, Sep 13
    Darien
    Sep 13, 4:00 PM – Sep 14, 5:00 PM
    Darien, 5 Corbin Dr, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    We wrote a book - Let's party!! There will be FREE face painting, coloring and Kona Ice! Can't wait to celebrate with you.
  • Sat, Jun 17
    Darien Nature Center
    Jun 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    Darien Nature Center , 120 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us as we paint rocks with positive messages and create other fun, inclusive crafts that make our kindness more visible. Take your rock with you or leave it in our rock garden at the Nature Center - help kindness grow! Great for all ages.
  • Sun, May 21
    The Depot
    May 21, 3:00 PM EDT – May 22, 4:00 PM EDT
    The Depot, 25 Heights Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us as we paint rocks with positive messages and create other fun, inclusive crafts that make our kindness more visible. We'll help kindness grow in our community by participating in mindful art projects that focus tween attention away from the screen, and on uplifting ourselves and others.
  • Sat, May 13
    Darien Library
    May 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us for an AAPI Heritage Month Celebration, featuring guest readings by community leaders, Arpita Muchal and Annie Ho.
  • Sun, Apr 30
    Darien Library
    Apr 30, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    We're celebrating our differences this month by reading books curated by local teacher, mother and K-5 Reading Specialist, Amanda Elgert.
  • Sat, Apr 29
    Darien YMCA
    Apr 29, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Darien YMCA, 2420 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Visit the COFFI table at the YMCA's free community event: Healthy Kids Day. This event is to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active!
  • Thu, Mar 02
    YWCA of Darien and Norwalk
    Mar 02, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    YWCA of Darien and Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us as we build birthday bags to help the children served by the Carver Foundation celebrate their special days! Bring a gender neutral unwrapped toy (under $10). Ages 5-10.
  • Tue, Feb 28
    Bodega Darien
    Feb 28, 8:15 PM – Mar 28, 10:15 PM
    Bodega Darien , 980 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us as we raise our glasses and our awareness of the YWCA of Darien and Norwalk. We can't wait to learn more about the YW as we gather, sip, and chat our way to a more inclusive tomorrow.
  • Fri, Feb 17
    Rowayton Community Center - Moose Room
    Feb 17, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Rowayton Community Center - Moose Room , 33 Highland Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853, USA
    RPE Members are invited to join COFFI for stories and crafts that celebrate our differences and instill self love.
  • Wed, Feb 15
    Darien
    Feb 15, 10:00 AM – 11:05 AM
    Darien, 49 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    COFFI and the YWCA invite you to hear from expert Liz Dempsey Lee about how to talk with your kids about race and racism.
  • Sat, Feb 04
    Darien Library
    Feb 04, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    COFFI and Darien Library invite you to celebrate Black History Month! We will honor Black History with stories and crafts that celebrate the African American cultural perspective. We'll even be joined by local children's author and early childhood educator, Geri Major!
  • Sun, Jan 22
    The Depot
    Jan 22, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    The Depot, 25 Heights Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us as we paint rocks with positive messages and create other fun, inclusive crafts that make our kindness more visible. We'll help kindness grow in our community by participating in mindful art projects that focus tween attention away from the screen, and on uplifting ourselves and others.
  • Sun, Jan 15
    Darien Library
    Jan 15, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    COFFI and Darien Library invite you to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with us! We'll be honoring Dr. King's legacy by reading books and doing crafts that highlight and celebrate our different skincolors.
  • Fri, Dec 16
    Darien Library
    Dec 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Celebrate the holidays COFFI Style! We will read books that highlight the many light-based traditions taking place throughout our world during this festive time of year. We'll learn how light helps us celebrate Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and more!
  • Sat, Dec 10
    Darien Nature Center (main foyer)
    Dec 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
    Darien Nature Center (main foyer), 120 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Join us as we paint rocks with positive messages and create other fun, inclusive crafts that make our kindness more visible. Take your rock with you or leave it in our rock garden at the Nature Center - help kindness grow! Great for all ages.
  • Sat, Dec 03
    Hindley Elementary School
    Dec 03, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hindley Elementary School , 10 Nearwater Ln, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Come peruse the COFFI SHOP at the Hindley Holiday Market. While your COFFI Kid paints a kindness rock for a teacher or a friend, you can shop our merchandise to help us continue operations. We're planning many more inclusive events in the new year!
  • Sat, Nov 19
    Darien Library
    Nov 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Darien Library , 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Come learn about and celebrate the culture of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa! Alyssa Morrin, a member of the tribe and creator of Storytime with Alyssa, will share her stories, talents and culture with us.

Children's Art Walk 
The Children's Art Walk is an annual peaceful demonstration in which the elementary aged children of Darien and beyond proudly display their art works through town.  

COFFI Klatch 
Get to know the people in our community who are facilitating change.  Learn about their unique perspectives in this recurring series of one-on-one interviews with notable figures in town.  Tune in to learn what your neighbors, friends and leaders have to say about inclusion. 

Walk the Walk 
So you talk about the importance of diversity, but will you take it a step further? Join us for these outdoor, inclusive story times hosted by the Darien Library and the Darien Nature Center. 

Power to the Pebbles 
An art club for all ages.  Join us as we paint positive messages on rocks, then place them around the community to make our kindness visible. 

COFFI Crawl 
Line up those babysitters! This is a pub crawl for the adults of COFFI to get to know one another.  Come discover who else in our community is a big ole fan of inclusion. 

Teen Essay Contest 

The teenagers of our town have spoken up.  The Coalition of Families for Inclusion wants to hear more!  This annual essay competition for 9th-12th graders provides an opportunity for our youth leaders to help us chart a more inclusive path.  First place wins $500 - not too shabby! 

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