50th+1 Details & Registration

Friday – Sunday, October 14-16, 2022 Reunion*


We hope you agree the October dates we have chosen will be a beautiful time to return to enjoy the fall foliage as you cruise around your old hometown. Cost of reunion weekend: $145. Your committee has carefully considered the budget and has a great weekend planned! The only thing missing could be…YOU! So plan to attend – your 50th reunion is a milestone and a great opportunity to reconnect – don’t miss it!

SPECIAL COVID/REFUND NOTE: We recognize that people may still have concerns regarding COVID. To that end, everyone should know that we will be following local and state guidelines along with any facility guidelines in place at the time. 

Regarding refunds, we will make full refunds up to September 30th for any reason. To receive a refund, please send an email to DHS1971@HOTMAIL.COM. NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30.  Unfortunately, no refunds will be made after that date due to our contractual obligations with the facilities.The Reunion Committee

SEE REGISTRATION INFO AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

Friday night – 5:30 PM – ??
Gathering at Louie’s
in downtown Darien (10 Center St.)
Room reserved with access to outside area.
CASH BAR and a selection of hors d’oeuvres selected by the Reunion Committee (included in reunion weekend price).

Saturday Day – Your choice…
8:30-10:30 AM – Breakfast near the Sugar Bowl (the old restaurant we knew has closed but has reopened as “The Club” – breakfast at 7am 365 days a year!). Check it out or plenty of nearby options…all within walking distance of an outdoor courtyard with fountain, tables & chairs
Uncle’s Deli (coffee & breakfast sandwiches)
Neat (coffee & muffins)
UCBC (Upper Crust Bakery & Café) (coffee & bagels, muffins)
Neat (coffee & espresso bar, muffins) 
Flour Water Salt Bread (sourdough bread & pastries)
Dunkin’ Donuts (down the street by the train station)

Saturday 10:30 AM – Optional Yoga with Sue Reichart Allen at Weed Beach
Meet at the covered cement pavilion and the beach next to it. We’ll be moving most of our joints (no – not that kind!) to release tightness in a gentle way, doing breath work to calm our parasympathetic nervous system, and enjoying the beautiful view of the water. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Bring a mat or towel; some mats available.

“Saturday Night – 6:30-11:30 PM
Dinner & Dancing at the Country Club of Darien**
Wonderful buffet dinner with a great DJ playing all the hits we remember!
CASH BAR – NOTE: Real cash. Credit cards not accepted
Dress code: ‘Club’ attire is required; i.e. collared shirts, no ripped jeans, etc.

Sunday
9:00-10:30 AM – Optional Bike Ride touring the town led by Bruce Manchon. Meetup point: Pear Tree Point Beach. Bring your own bike & helmet. Contact b17man@gmail.com if interested. Click for bike rental info.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Weed Beach, Paddle ball pavilion
Sandwiches, Beverages (beer/wine/soda/water) and Egg Toss(!!) 
Included with Reunion Weekend. If you’re a musician, bring your instruments!
If you can only attend the Sunday gathering, cost is $20 per person.

PLACES TO STAY
Friday night 10/14/22 & Saturday night 10/15/22
With thanks to Jeff Castle for arranging, where noted a limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate, valid until all rooms are filled or 3 weeks before the Reunion (9/23/22).

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 789 Connecticut Ave.. (Post Rd), Norwalk, CT
(800) 492-7148 (20 rooms: $129/night vs normal of $189)
To book online follow these steps: Go to: www.norwalk.doubletree.com 
Enter your check in & check out dates, click Go. Click on Add Special Rate codes and enter Group Code: DHR  Continue to follow prompts to complete reservation & record your confirmation number. 
Reservations can also be made by calling (800) 492-7148, and requesting the group: DHR 

Greenwich Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, CT
(800) 233-1234 (15 rooms: $169/night vs normal of $229)
Go to this dedicated website to book:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/GWICH/G-QH2I

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT
(203) 357-9555

Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk, 560 Main St., Norwalk,, CT
(203) 523-4000

Other resources to try if needed…

https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g33755-Darien_Connecticut-Hotel-Deals.html

https://www.expedia.com/Darien-Hotels.d7557.Travel-Guide-Hotels

https://hotelguides.com/connecticut/darien-ct-hotels.html


*We will be following the rules of the establishments we occupy and the State of Connecticut on COVID rules. Stay healthy, everybody!

**CCD is a totally smoke-free establishment including the grounds (except on the golf course). This includes any kind of electronic cigarettes and vaping. 

PLEASE REGISTER IN TWO WAYS:

1.) LET US KNOW VIA EMAIL ASAP so we can list you on the “Who’s Coming” page! If you are bringing a “Plus One,” please be sure to include his/her name (for the nametags).  

2.) SEND PAYMENT BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2022: 

There are two ways to pay our Reunion Treasurer, Hayes Clark, $145.00 per person.

Checks can be made out to “DHS Class of 1971” and sent to: Hayes Clark, 123 Harvest Commons, Westport, CT 06880.

OR for your convenience and Hayes’, payment may be made online via Venmo.

Use your app or go to www.venmo.com and set up an account.  Find “@Hayes-Clark-1” (You’ve gotten to the right place if he’s wearing a white hat and blue shirt in his photo.)

Got any song requests?  Send your suggestions to our Songmaster, Bruce Manchon, b17man@gmail.com

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