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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DCA Scholarships awarded

2014 DCA Scholarships have been awarded!Every year, the DCA funds scholarships for not only new, but returning college students as well. These scholarships are made possible by donations and income from programs, house rentals and the Thrift Shop – thank you for your support.

Want to see who’s earned these awards? Click here to view the scholarship page…

Free overflow parking for Darien’s town fireworks, July 5th

The DCA offers free overflow parking for Darien's town fireworks on Saturday, July 5th at Darien High School, to benefit The Town of Darien Firefighters' FoundationDriving to the Darien’s town fireworks on Saturday, July 5th?

This event is again hosted by The Town of Darien Firefighters’ Foundation (click here for full details and parking passes).

In case the parking lot is full at Darien High School, please feel free to park for free at the DCA.

Happy Independence Day!

Women’s Group luncheon – Tuesday, June 3rd

The Women's Group presents Writers’ Workshop readings on Tuesday, June 3rd at the DCA.Our final Women’s Group luncheon of the season will be held from 12:15-2:15pm on Tuesday, June 3rd.

Join us to hear Writers’ Workshop authors read from their original works. Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events provides a full lunch and dessert for this event. Reservations are requested.

View full details and register online through this link.

Continuing Bridge: Play of the Hand & Bidding

Instructor Joan Bergen will lead Continuing Bridge: Play of the Hand & Bidding classes at the DCA beginning June 2nd, 2014.Mondays from 9:00 – 11:00am
Begins June 2nd

Instructor Joan Bergen will lead her next 5-week class for beginning bridge players. This class picks up where our Continuing Beginning Bridge class left off, and focuses on play of the hand defense and basic bidding skills.

Have you started learning bridge? Want to continue your education? Join Joan! Click here for full details.

Last Chance Plant Sale – Tuesday, May 13th from 9-11am

Athyrium 'Pewter Lace' will be offered at the DCA Plant Sale & Plant Sale Tea on Thursday & Friday, May 8th & 9th, 2014.We have over 500 plants at take-me-home prices of $5 or less each. Plenty of perennials – Japanese fern (shown), Delphinium, poppies, Heuchera, Hellebores, Lily of the Valley & more – as well as annuals – Geranium, Coleus, Nicotiana & more – left, all at great prices!

Snap up some bargain, organically-grown plants, and support the DCA. Greenhouse Group members will be there to help you make great choices. Cash or checks only please. Tell your friends!

Sale will be held outside behind the Greenhouse off of the back parking lot.

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.