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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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!

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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Amazing Andy special appearance next week!

Amazing Andy joins Mom's Morning In!What a treat! You don’t have to wait for Halloween – you can see him now, when Amazing Andy offers another morning of magic and silliness for Mom’s Morning In.

Friday, March 20th
Reservations are not required.

Join us for some sleight of hand & fun!

Dre Towey, previously scheduled for this date, had to cancel her appearance. 

Thank you!

Thank you for joining the Bootleggers' Ball at the DCA on March 7th, 2015Thank you to all who joined us last Saturday night for a great party, for a good cause. Loved the variety of costumes, and the spirited bidding on silent auction items. In particular, thank you to all brandishing the sparkling necklace, showing your contribution to DCA scholarships.

Our DCA Facebook page will have more photos later this week.

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.

Click to purchase your tickets