The Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for the residents. Registration for programs takes place online at, at the Parks and Recreation Office in Town Hall or through the mail. For information, call 203-656-7325.

Movie at the beach

In sponsorship with the Darien Youth Commission, movie night will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Weed Beach, where "Monsters University" will be shown. Beach permits are not required for entry to the movie. Uncle's By The Shore will be selling popcorn, soda and other refreshments.

Program registration

Online registration for fall and winter programs will begin Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Registration will also be accepted starting the same day in person in Room 110 of Darien Town Hall or through the mail.

Registrants will need a client barcode number and family PIN to sign up for programs online. For information, email

The fall and winter brochure will be mailed out to all Darien residents approximately Friday, Aug. 22. Program offerings also are available for viewing on the website.

Paddle tennis

The lottery draw for paddle tennis block time for the 2014-15 season will take place Tuesday, Sept. 16. The paddle courts, located at Weed Beach, will be open from Oct. 13 through March 28.

Any group interested in requesting block time can download the application from the website or call the department. Deadline for submitting forms is Monday, Sept. 15. Requests for block time must include first, second and third choices. After the lottery, additional requests are subject to availability.