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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Bootleggers’ Ball this Saturday! Tickets Still Available

The Bootleggers' Ball at the DCA is this Saturday, March 7th!Do you have your tickets yet?

Join your friends in a scene reminiscent of Downton Abbey, with:
*  Live music from The Valentinos
*  1920s dance performance by Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich
*  Scrumptious food provided by Diane Browne Catering,  including hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, pasta station, small plates section and desserts
*  Open bar and whiskey bar
*  And a fabulous silent auction, with items such as round-trip tickets on JetBlue, golf at the Maidstone Club, a sunset cocktail cruise, prime tickets to Yankee and Bears games, a New York City escape, spa treatments, and so much more! ***Click to view all items in the auction book (pdf file)***

It’s all for a good cause – proceeds benefit the DCA mission including scholarships for Darien High School graduates.

$125 per person

Don’t delay! Please RSVP through the below link, or contact our office for further details. $35 per ticket is tax-deductible.

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Maud Purcell returns with a new program for women

Reinventing Yourself from the Inside Out, with Maud Purcell will be held on Friday, March 13th at the DCAAre you looking to re-enter the workforce, or reinvent yourself even if you’re currently employed? Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP – founder of The Life Solution Center of Darien – returns to the DCA for a panel discussion along with Wardrobe Consultant Erica Jensen and Career Consultant Donna Carlin.

Reinventing Yourself from the Inside Out with Maud Purcell
Friday, March 13th

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Yes, we’re open (Tuesday, February 17th)

Programs are running on schedule. Please join us today for:

  • 12:45 pm Painting class

Be careful on the roads… It’s nice & warm once you’re here!

The DCA closed: Monday, February 9th

The DCA is closed Monday, February 9th for snow, following the Darien a Public Schools.Yes, it’s another snow day in Darien.

Drop-in-Mah Jongg and Supervised Bridge classes and the Duplicate Bridge game are cancelled. Page Turners book group will likely be rescheduled.

We plan to reopen tomorrow for our regular hours, 9:00am to 3:00pm, for our literature, painting and Continuing Intermediate Beginning Bridge classes.

For today, please be careful on the roads.

Final Academic Lecture, Tuesday night, February 3rd

Former Ambassador John Beyrle presents “Putin’s Russia: Cold War II?” at the 2015 Academic Lecture Series - "Russian Roulette" – evening lecture at the DCA on Tuesday, February 3rd at 10:00am.“Putin’s Russia: Cold War II?”
Tuesday, February 3rd
8:00pm lecture, 7:30pm reception

Join us for the final event of our 2015 Academic Lecture Series on Global Issues, “Russian Roulette.” At this evening lecture, Ambassador Beyrle will explore the ways the United States and Russia understand – and misunderstand – each other and the prospects for improving U.S.-Russian relations.

Tickets ($25) are available through this link, or at the door.

CANCELLED – General Program on Human Rights in Russia

DCA General Programs present Marina Pisklakova: Defending Human Rights in Russia on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30pm.Yes, we’re open today (Wednesday, January 28th) from 9:00am to 3:00pm, back to regular hours.

This presentation however – Marina Pisklakova: Defending Human Rights in Russia – has been cancelled, after the recent storm forced an unfortunate rescheduling of Marina’s travel. (Those who registered have been contacted directly.)

We look forward to sharing details of the next General Programs meeting in the near future. Stay tuned!

Blizzard closing: adjusted hours for the storm

The Darien Community Association (DCA) front entrance blanketed in snowClosing early, from 12:00pm, on Monday, January 26th
-   Supervised Bridge – Advanced Intermediate Play and Mah Jongg classes will be held
-    Duplicate Bridge is cancelled

Closed all day Tuesday, January 27th
-    No activities or meetings will be held
-    Cooking Healthy and Light, Continuing Intermediate Bridge, Literature with Doug Paulsen, & painting classes will all be rescheduled

We hope to reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, January 28th. Any changes will be posted at dariendca.org, Facebook and Twitter.

We hope you and your families are safe and warm through this event.

Yes, there’s still space: register by noon today (Jan 19)

Cooking Light & Healthy classes will be held on 2 Tuesdays, January 20th and 27th.The DCA offers a variety of bridge classes as well as Duplicate BridgeCooking Healthy & Light: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Entertaining with Paula Nusslein
2 Tuesdays: January 20th & 27th
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Continuing Beginning & Continuing Intermediate Beginning Bridge classes, Begins Tuesday & Wednesday
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