Information and Inspiration

Information and Inspiration presentations are gatherings open to all to elevate your knowledge and broaden your intelligence, while also providing an opportunity to connect with othersThe Darien Community Association has partnered with authors, business entrepreneurs, and specialists on travel, culture, and the arts.

Our Next Information and Inspiration Event:

Tour of The Glass House and Galleries in New Canaan

The DCA is offering a visit to the Glass House (which has just re-opened for tours!) Our two hour tour will include the Galleries.

Monday, June 6th
10:30am – 12:30pm

All tours of The Glass House originate from the Visitor Center & Design Store at 199 Elm Street, New Canaan (203-594-9884). Public parking is not available at the Visitor Center. Parking is located one block from the Visitor Center in three municipal metered lots. Tours are taken to and from the site in a shuttle bus from the Visitors Center. Tours are run rain or shine. In the event of rain, please bring an umbrella.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in before boarding the shuttle to The Glass House and Galleries.

Any questions can be directed to Sarah Ritchey at

DCA Members $50
Public $60
Only 13 spots available for the tour – first come, first served.
Register online by noon on Friday, June 3 or at 203-655-9050 extension 10.

Past Information and Inspiration Events:

Navigating a New Direction with Your Career
Tasting and Talk Featuring Peter Doering of Two Roads Brewing Company

Peter Doering, Two Roads Brewing Company co-founder, is truly an inspiration. By being open to new challenges, recalibrating priorities, and having a bit of luck, Peter has had a fascinating and varied career. After seven years of working on oil rigs, Peter attended Harvard Business School, then worked in banking, cogeneration power plant development, electricity trading and shipbuilding. Today, he and his partners run the country’s 25th largest independent craft brewery. Peter shared his career philosophy and how it led him to join his co-founders in the creation of the Two Roads Brewing Company.

Not a DCA Member? Members receive discounted admission for our activities, and find that their membership pays for itself simply by participating in several events each year.

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Autumn Centerpieces with Terrain Westport

We created an extraordinary fall centerpiece at the DCA with Deborah Herbertson, the in-house designer at Terrain Westport. Deb’s ideas are all about combining the unexpected – items found in nature, and using out of the ordinary materials and textures for making your own seasonal centerpiece.

Information and Inspiration Co-Chairs
Sarah Ritchey
Lisa Thoren