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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“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.
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!
Closing 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.
Cooking 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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The Tying the Knot! Wedding Showcase, previously scheduled for Sunday, January 18th, has been cancelled.
To create the unique and personal wedding of your dreams, we encourage you to contact our hand-selected preferred caterers and vendors directly. Please find them listed through the below link.
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To improve your French? We have a class for that.
Conversational French begins this Wednesday – click for more
(Register by noon on Tuesday, January 6th)
Learn healthier cooking habits? We have a class for that.
Cooking Healthier & Light begins Tuesday, January 20th – click for more
(Register by Thursday, January 15th)
Get more out of great literature?
Literature classes begin Tuesday, January 13th – click for more
(Register by noon on Monday, January 12th)
Contact us directly for more… firstname.lastname@example.org/ 203-655-9050
Today’s your last day to purchase series tickets – 4 morning lectures for $80 or $65 for DCA members.
By noon, please either call the office at 203-655-9050 or book online through the below link.
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Limited tickets will be available at the door for $25 per lecture.
Classes for three levels of beginners are available in the new year:
Tuesdays, starting February 24th
Continuing Beginning Bridge
Wednesdays, starting January 21st
Continuing Intermediate Beginning Bridge
Tuesdays, starting January 20th
View full details and online registration through this link
Over three Tuesdays, beginning January 13th, retired Darien High School English Department Chair Doug Paulsen joins the DCA to teach this contemporary literature class.
If you’ve already selected your holiday reads, don’t worry; you needn’t read the book – Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann – prior to the first class.
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