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Children's Events Highlight Darien Weekend

DARIEN, Conn. – Kids can make a video about their favorite book at the Darien Library this weekend. There’s also a children’s concert Friday morning, and a chance to get help with your taxes or speak to an attorney. Here is a selection of weekend events:

Friday, Feb. 17

9:30 a.m.: The Darien Library hosts Tax-Aide, a free tax preparation and efiling program administered by the AARP Foundation, every Friday morning until April 13. Tax help is available to everyone regardless of age or income level. Individuals should bring all their 2011 tax forms, Social Security and other identification, and 2010 returns if possible.

10 a.m.: Grammy Award winner Les Julian will be at the Darien Community Association for the weekly Mom’s Morning In program. He will be performing a concert of his popular children’s songs.

11 a.m.: Attorney Michael Nedder of Nedder and Associates LLC will be available for 15-minute private appointments at the Darien Senior Center . Nedder can answer questions regarding power of attorney, living wills, trusts, guardianships, disability planning, IRA custodianships and wills.

6 p.m.: The Darien VFW is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner. For $10, you can have as much pasta, salad, garlic bread and desserts as you want. All proceeds go to the VFW Marching Unit. The VFW is located at 205 Noroton Ave.

7:30 p.m.: The Darien Library hosts a screening of “HappyThankYouMorePlease.” This film centers around an aspiring novelist who befriends a young boy he meets on the subway. Rated R, the movie stars Josh Radnor, Malin Ackerman and Kate Mara.

Saturday, Feb. 18

2 p.m.: Young filmmakers and book lovers can take part in the Storytubes Creation Lab at the Darien Library. This national competition is for children ages 5 to 18. Participants are encouraged to use the Children’s Library’s cameras and computers to create trailers for their favorite books.

Sunday, Feb. 19

10 a.m.: Every Sunday morning you can stop by the Post 53 EMS headquarters for a free blood pressure screening. The headquarters is located at Zero Ledge Road.

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