Ethan Dursht

, of Darien, a Grade 11 student, achieved honors for the first trimester of the 2017-18 academic year at the Williston Northampton School. Students earning honors are required to earn a grade-point average of 87.

Three Darien natives were recently commended for their grade-point averages at Pomfret School.

Matthew Rehm, from the class of 2021, was named to the fall 2017 high honors list. To achieve this level of distinction, he earned a GPA of at least 3.67 and received no grade lower than a B.

Abigail Conway, from the class of 2018, and James Kellogg, from the class of 2019, were named to the honors list. They earned a GPA of 3.33 and received no grade lower than a B- for the fall 2017 term.

John Bielstein, of Darien, qualified for the fall 2017 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

The Darien Community Association (DCA) is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien. Reservations and payments can be made at or by contacting the DCA at 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

Healthy eating: The DCA Women’s Luncheons will feature “Healthy Eating for Better Brain Memory and Sleep,” featuring Chrissy Garner, a nutritionist from Canyon Ranch in Massachusetts, for their luncheon on Jan. 9 at 12:15 p.m.

Garner will speak about foods that can help with sleep, as well as special nutrients for better brain memory. She is highly qualified in the field of nutrition, specializing in performance and sports nutrition, metabolism and digestive wellness.

Men are welcome, too!

This event is $25 per person, or $20 for DCA members, and includes a lunch which will be provided by Michael Joseph’s Catering. Prepayment for this event is required by noon on Jan. 8.

Taiwan: The DCA Academic Lecture Series on Global Issues, “Inside the Asian Cauldron,” continues Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the DCA with Dr. Shelley Rigger and her lecture “Taiwan: Hanging Tough in Tough Times.”

Rigger is a Brown University professor of East Asian politics and the assistant dean for educational policy at the Political Science Department of Davidson College. She is an expert in East Asian politics, Chinese politics, Islamic minorities in China, Taiwanese politics and the study of democratization. Rigger is active in public service projects for the United States government, training military officers, participating in conferences and testifying in the United States Congress.

Single tickets for the Thursday morning series and the evening lecture will be sold for $30 at the door on a space-available basis. Prepaid tickets will be available at the door prior to the first lecture. No tickets will be mailed in advance.

iPhone photography workshop: Photographer Lisa Field, currently known for her Instagram photography (@lfphotos) taken in her hometowns of Charleston and Nantucket, and formerly known for her black-and-white portraits taken in Darien, returns to the DCA for a more detailed workshop on iPhone photography.

On Jan 12 from 9-11 a.m., she’ll review some of her fun and easy techniques and introduce new concepts.

This event is $25 per person, or $20 for DCA members, and prepayment for this event is required by Jan. 10.

The Fairfield Museum invites professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to participate in the IMAGES 2018 Juried Photography Show.

Submissions will be accepted from Dec. 1 through Jan. 22. IMAGES 2018 provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public.

A jury of artists, photographers, and curators selects approximately 40 submitted photographs for exhibition in the IMAGES 2018 show, which will be on display at the Fairfield Museum and History Center from March 1 to April 15, 2018.

For rules and details,