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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Continuing Beginning Bridge: Play of the Hand & Bidding
Tuesdays from 9:00 – 11:00am
September 16 – October 21 with Instructor Meredith Dunne
Supervised Bridge – Intermediate Play
Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30am
Begins September 18th with Instructor Karen Barrett
Supervised Bridge – Advanced Intermediate Play
Mondays from 9:30 – 11:30am
Begins September 8th with Instructor Karen Barrett
Mondays from 12:30pm
Begins September 8th with Director Bill Wood
View full details and schedule of classes through this link.
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…
Driving 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!
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.
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.
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.
Mom’s Morning In has two more field trips of fun planned for you and your little ones:
May 16th – Darien Nature Center
May 23rd – Cherry Lawn for our Farewell Picnic
Join us outside!
View full details of our Mom’s Morning Program through this link.
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.
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.