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 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.

Duo Piano Group Spring Concert – Sunday, April 27th

Our Duo Piano Group Spring concert - “Around the World on 88 Keys” - will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 27th.Join our talented pianists for “Around the World on 88 Keys,” with music from many lands. Scores include Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Copeland’s “Hoe Down,” Octavio Pinto’s “Scenas Infantis,” and Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets.

Full details can be found through this link.

Next Women’s Group Luncheon – The History of Tea

The Women's Group presents The History of Tea on Tuesday, April 1st at the DCA.On Tuesday, April 1st from 12:15pm, join us to hear all about the history of tea from Betty Johnson of Bigelow Tea.

Whichever tea you like – green, black, oolong, herbal and more – find out the benefits your favorite drink offers that you may not know.

Reservations are requested. Please reserve through this link.

Blue Notes Open Rehearsal – Tuesday, April 1st

The DCA Blue Notes will hold an open rehearsal on Tuesday, April 1st from 12:30 to 2:30pm.If you enjoy singing in harmony, join the DCA Blue Notes for their next open rehearsal from 12:30-2:30pm on Tuesday, April 1st.

Singing music from Big Band to Broadway, nostalgia to country music, the group performs in four-part harmony for a variety of audiences throughout Southern Fairfield County. Their director/accompanist, Dr. Craig Scott Symons, is also the Musical Director of the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich.

Further details on the DCA Blue Notes can be found through this link.

Photos of the Brasilian Carnival! – now on Facebook

Join the fiesta! The DCA's Brasilian Carnival! on Saturday, March 1st!It was a wonderful, social, colorful, electric evening, all for a good cause.

Thank you to our sponsors, committee members, and all who attended. We appreciate your support!

Click to view photos of the night, taking by photographer Francesca Cara.

Get creative! Wednesday, February 26th at 1:00pm

Create Your Own Gift Tags & Stationary on Wednesday, February 26th at the DCA.Do you like to be creative? Are you looking for a more personal way to say “thank you,” “happy birthday,” or invite guests to your next dinner? Then this class is for you.

In our “Create Your Own Gift Tags & Stationery” workshop, instructor and craft-extraordinaire Denise Cara will take you through how to select appropriate materials, then emboss and construct these pretty items. Then she’ll let you loose to make what appeals to you, to take home for yourself.

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Author Scarlett Lewis, Tuesday, February 25th @ 11:00am

The DCA will hold a book signing with Scarlett Lewis on Tuesday,  February 25th at 11:00am.Join us to hear Scarlett talk about her book Nurturing, Healing, Love. In it, she chronicles her life in the months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which took the life of her six year old child, Jesse.

Join us at 11:00am.

Explore! Volunteering this Wednesday, February 12th

Explore! Volunteering will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at 1:00pm.Volunteering is a great way to refresh skills before getting a job, make new friends, get some exercise, or just get involved in the community, supporting a cause you believe in.

Join us when Volunteer Square Executive Director Rachel Reese takes us through what you will want to know before volunteering, and Advisory Board member Joan Barksdale from The Community Fund of Darien helps us understand the various non-profits in the area that could really use our help. $15, or $10 for DCA members. Advance registration is requested, to ensure there are enough scones for all! Click this link to register for Explore! Volunteering.

A Night of Jazz! This Wednesday, February 12th @ 7:30pm

Pianist Joe Holmes & Vocalist Nicole Pasternak perform in "A Night of Jazz" at the DCA on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.Join us for a guaranteed entertaining evening for all when our own favorite, swinging pianist Joe Holmes shows off his mastery of the jazz piano and The Great American Songbook. He’ll be accompanied by vocalist Nicole Pasternak, an under-the-radar performer and regular at jazz nights throughout the area who’s been described by Chuck Berg of JazzTimes as “reminiscent of a young Ella.” John Mobilio on string bass, and Roger Post on drums will round out the group.

Click to reserve your seat.