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 Meadowlands, our historic home. Should you require more information, please contact us.
From 12:00pm on Thursday, May 23rd, the DCA will be closed while we refinish our floors. This work is the direct result of support for our Annual Appeal – thank you! Should you require some assistance on the property while we’re closed, please contact Stephen on his mobile phone at 203-219-5200.
The building will re-open and staff will be available again beginning Tuesday, May 28th. See you then!
Help your teenager learn how to put his/her best foot forward on their college application. At this event, Alan Gelb will launch a revised issue of his book – Conquering The College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps – Crafting a Winning Personal Statement. Hear him offer core advice needed to write a well-constructed, unforgettable narrative.
Free to students, $5 DCA members, $10 public price
A joint DCA / Barrett Bookstore event.
We hope you’ll never need it, but it’s always good to have some basic CPR training, just in case. Join Post 53 as they make it easy for us all with a short ½ hour training session, complete with hands-on practice.
Wednesday, May 15th at 12:00pm
Free to all
Reservations are required. Please sign up online through this link or contact the DCA directly at 203-655-9050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let bridge author, Bronze Life Master, and long-time Darien resident Belinda Metzger show you what all the fuss is about, over 7 weeks in our Beginning Bridge class.
How fun! Join this popular luncheon to be entertained by DCA Writers’ Workshop members as they read some of the work they penned during the 2012-2013 season. Gain from their insights into putting creativity onto paper for others to see.
$5 DCA members, $10 public price. Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events caters this event.
Click this link to reserve your seat.
Did you learn a little Spanish in school? Would you like to refresh your memory? Then this is for you. The DCA’s Beginning Conversational Spanish classes continue with another 6 weeks of classes, beginning April 30th.
Led by instructor Antonia Basu.
Join instructor Florence Anglade to explore this Faustian tale. In it, Balzac gives a compelling psychological portrait of his hero, prisoner of the 1831 decadent society, as well as a deep reflection on human nature. This famous work is believed to have inspired Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as Sigmund Freud.
Cooking Essentials classes are designed to make the home chef’s day-to-day cooking and entertaining more gratifying. During each 2-hour class, Paula will demonstrate basic to advanced cooking techniques, including essential cooking methods and tools.
Needlepoint offers a relaxing yet productive way to express your creative side. Using a multitude of colored threads, an open-weave canvas, pattern and needle, this habit-forming activity is a great way to relieve stress while creating gifts or artwork for your home.
Instructor Sue Ozanne, past instructor at Darien’s House of Needlepoint, helps both beginning & intermediate students learn the intricacies of the art, while enjoying the therapeutic value.