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.

Charcuterie board

Cheese and Charcuterie Workshop

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Enjoy a glass of wine, unleash your inner host, and learn how to create a stunning cheese and charcuterie board in our hands-on-workshop. Led by Carolyn Eddie of Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events, master the art of selecting and arranging the perfect combination of cheeses, meats, crackers, and accompaniments. During the evening Carolyn will share tips on sourcing ingredients for all budgets and introduce her top picks.

All materials will be provided; at the end of the cheese tasting and workshop you will take home your own beautiful cheese and charcuterie board ready to delight. Invite a few friends over and enjoy your creation Friday evening.

Sign up now and elevate your entertaining game! The board serves 6-8 people.

$70 DCA members
$80 public

Register online by Tuesday, March 21 at or contact the DCA at 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

Past Information and Inspiration Events:

Deb Herbertson Returned to Inspire Us to Create Your Own Autumn Centerpiece!

Deb Herbertson, a local floral designer, returned after her very popular event last year and inspired our creative group of pumpkin decorators!


Tour of The Glass House and Galleries in New Canaan

The DCA offered a visit to the Glass House in New Canaan (which has just re-opened for tours!) The two hour tour included the Galleries.

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 Deb Herbertson

We created an extraordinary fall centerpiece at the DCA with Deb 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