Recently, the Darien Youth Commission concluded its Wednesday summer concert series at Weed Beach with its 11th annual sandcastle contest before Dre Towey took the stage. Darien Times' Laureen Vellante was there to capture the action.

Attendees were invited to bring a picnic lunch or sample fare from Uncle's by the Shore. Beach stickers were not required for these Wednesday events in June.

In addition to the sandcastle contest, the Youth Commission and Parks & Rec also spnosored a movie showing following the concert. This year's movie was The Secret Life of Pets.

The Darien Youth Commission sponsors events year round, including the Family Dinner in the fall at the Darien YMCA, Halloween window painting contest, a special holiday movie showing to benefit the needy, Darien dash — a town wide scavenger hunt, and the Tilley Pond model boat regatta in the spring, as well as a summer camp.

For additional information regarding this and all Youth Commission programs, visit