to the Darien Community Association

The DCA provides a unique community home in a welcoming setting, with stimulating learning and outreach experiences for the enrichment of the community. Within this site you will find information about programs and activities that are open to the public, DCA groups, volunteering opportunities, and holding weddings and events at the DCA Meadowlands, our historic home. Should you require more information, please contact us. Inclement Weather: the DCA will typically follow any closing decisions of the Darien Public Schools.

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New Slate for the 2015-2016 DCA Board of Directors

How exciting! The new slate for our incoming 2015-2016 Board of Directors has been announced!

President – Ulla Kremer
EVP – Open
Secretary – Sue Hayes
Finance VP/Treasurer – Tom Taylor
Program VP – Diane Schlinkert
Property VP – Norman Kenyon
Investment Chair – Dorothy Baker
Membership Chair – Susan Hamill
Nominating Chair – Sue Hayes
Directors at Large – Sig Buchmayr, Joe Duwan, Chris Filmer, Kristen Harnisch, Judi Linskey, Sue Maguire, Cindy Ryan, Deb Suckow, Anita Walter, Lucia Zachowski

DCA members have the opportunity to approve the slate at our annual meeting, on Thursday, May 28th, prior to the “Behind the Scenes: Shakespeare on the Sound” presentation. Will you be attending this event? Please let us know by registering through this link.

We enjoyed gardening with you!

The DCA Greenhouse Group will run their annual Free Spring Gardening Workshop on April 21st, 2015.Free Spring Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, April 21st

9:30 – 11:30am

Thank you to so many of you for joining us for a beautiful day outdoors.

A few photos have been loaded to Facebook, to help us remember those rose-pruning tips!

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DCA Scholarships

2015 DCA Scholarships will soon be awardedThank you to all the graduating seniors who have submitted their applications for DCA scholarships. The committee is currently reviewing them all, and will then contact students for interviews in May.

Returning college students and past recipients of DCA scholarships may apply now, using the application found on our site (click for the application). Deadline for submission is Tuesday, May 26th.

View full details on our scholarship page.

YES, IT’s ON! 10:00am Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Mom's Morning In Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd, weather permittingCrossing fingers & toes worked!

Join us today (Friday, April 3rd) at 10:00am on the DCA front lawn with our Mom’s Morning In Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Bring your little ones and baskets, and join this lovely morning outside, collecting from more than 3,000 eggs, and taking photos with the friendliest Easter bunny in town.

Special price of $10 per car. Hop to see you here!

We hope it’s an April Fool’s joke…

The Mom's Morning In Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd, weather permittingThis Friday, April 3rd at 10:00am we hope to have a fabulous time on the front lawn with our Mom’s Morning In Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

However, the forecast says rain…

We’ll keep a close eye, and ask our little ones to cross fingers and toes for sunny skies. At 8:00am on Friday morning we’ll update this page/Facebook/Twitter as to whether the event will be held or not.

Until then, enjoy the sunny blue skies while they last!

Thursday: Specialists offer advice on important questions

Karen Goersch leads 'Provide a Legacy for the Living' at the DCA on Thursday, March 26th.Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Karen Goersch of Ameriprise Financial, Trusts and Estates Attorney Lesley Schless from Shipman & Goodwin LLC, and Greenwich Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician, Dr. Donna Coletti will present at “Provide a Legacy for the Living” this week.

Thursday, March 26th
9:30 – 11:00am
Register by Tuesday, March 24th
(Minimum enrollment required to run this workshop)

Designed to help you have important conversations with your parents, partner and children, join to gain a better understand of potential tax, legal and court fees to expect, how best to use an estate plan to your advantage, options with managed care for loved ones, and more. Click for full details.

Just added: Author & Historian Karen Abbott

Author and historian Karen Abbott at a book signing on Tuesday, April 28th at the DCAThe General Programs committee have just confirmed The New York Times best-selling author Karen Abbott for us.

Tuesday, April 28th

Karen meticulously researched the true lives of four heroines, whose stories she highlights in her new non-fiction book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. War buffs and those who love a good story – this is for you!

Click for details and online registration

Bridge class registration has been extended

Learn to play Bridge at the DCA in Darien, CTYes, you can still register for any of our three bridge classes for beginners, all starting this week.

Registration now extended to 8:00am, Tuesday March 17th

Take this bit of luck o’ the Irish and register for:
- Continuing Beginning Bridge: Play of the Hand with Joan Bergen, Wednesdays from 9:00 – 11:00am
- Continuing Beginning Bridge: Play of the Hand with Meredith Dunne, Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00pm
- Continuing Intermediate Beginning Bridge Two, Tuesdays from 9:00am

Click on the class title for more details and online registration. And dance a jig all the way to class!

Bootleggers’ Ball photos are up!

Photos from the Bootleggers' Ball at the DCA, March 7th, 2015 Photos from the Bootleggers' Ball at the DCA, March 7th, 2015 Bootleggers-Ball-2015-Tom-Janet-vertical





View the DCA’s Facebook page to see a wide selection of photos from the 2015 Bootleggers Ball. Feel free to upload yours too!