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Boot Camps and Classes for Mah Jongg at the DCA

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You can now register for either a beginner class (in July) and one for advanced players of American Mah Jongg (in June) at the Darien Community Association:

— an announcement from the Darien Community Association
Advanced Class in June: Guided Play Mah Jongg — Four Weeks

You’ve learned to play American Mah Jongg, and you’re hooked. This four week session will offer lots of playing time and the chance to meet other players, with instructor Donna Holt on hand to oversee play. She will be available to help with all aspects of the game, from choosing your hand, to guiding the group through any rules or etiquette questions that arise. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence. Please bring your 2019 card to each class.

DCA Greenhouse Group 2019

55th Annual — or Should We Say Perennial? — DCA Plant Sale Coming Friday, May 10

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Beautiful plants at great prices, all for a good cause, will be offered on Friday, May 10 at the Darien Community Association from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy free coffee and tea with home baked scones and muffins while you shop, learn and socialize. There is no fee for entry to the plant sale or the workshops offered with it. — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

The DCA Plant Sale, run by the DCA Greenhouse Group, offers over 1,500 naturally-grown hardy perennials from their greenhouse: sun-loving, shade-loving, native, deer-resistant, and highly-prized new plants are available. They are also offering colorful annuals and some newly-introduced succulents. Tomatoes and other favorites you just can’t live without will also be for sale.

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DCA Easter Egg Hunt at 10 AM SHARP TODAY, Good Friday

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Gather your Easter baskets and come out for an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn of the Darien Community Association! This annual event is a great way for children to get into the spirit of the holiday. Please come early, as the Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp on Friday, April 19 (Good Friday) and takes only a few minutes. A special appearance by the Easter Bunny makes this a wonderful morning. Parking at the DCA is limited, carpooling is encouraged.

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Duo Piano Group Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28 at Darien Community Association

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On Sunday, April 28 at 4:00pm the Darien Community Association’s Duo Piano Group will perform their spring concert, “A Spring in Your Step – Let’s Dance!” at 4 p..m., Sunday, April 28. — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

Every melody dances – please join us for a “taste” of wonderful piano dance music. We will travel to Jamaica, Ireland, Italy, Spain and beyond to bring you on a dance-themed journey around the world! Light refreshments offered. The DCA Duo Piano Group is an enthusiastic group of accomplished amateur pianists who play together for fun and to continue their musical education.

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‘Financial Basics for Young Adults’ Workshop April 30 at Darien Community Association

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The Darien Community Association (DCA) will offer their next financial workshop – “Financial Basics for Young Adults” on Tuesday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— an announcement from the Darien Community Association

Are your adult children well-launched? Join us for an educational workshop on Financial Basics with a focus on young adults. During this session you will learn more about:

—The importance of goal setting and financial planning

—The basics of budgeting, managing debt and credit, investing and saving

—Good habits for the future

—Different retirement plans and the savings and tax implications they may have on your retirement goals

Attend with your adult child or encourage him or her to attend on his/her own. A light lunch will be provided. This session will be led by Karen Goersch, CPA, CRPC®, APMA®, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial.

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Free Spring Gardening Workshop on April 23 at the DCA

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Finally – spring is here! Members of the Darien Community Association Greenhouse Group are again offering a free gardening workshop on Tuesday, April 23. — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

Join the group to divide and transplant perennials, plant containers, and prune shrubs on the DCA grounds. Novice gardeners will be given guidance; experienced gardeners are welcome to just help out. Participants should wear clothes appropriate to gardening, and bring any hand tools available (trowel, hand shovel, clippers; the group will have extras).

Thrift Shop Prom Dresses 2019

Prom Dress Sale Starts Saturday, March 23 at DCA Darien Thrift Shop

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The DCA Darien Thrift Shop is holding a prom dress sale, starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Another special event, a “New and Premium Label” clothing sale, will take place at the thrift shop on Monday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thrift Shop. About the DCA Thrift Shop
The DCA Thrift Shop was founded in 1931 to supply clothing and food to families in need, and offer employment for women during the Depression. Workers washed and mended donated clothing and repaired household articles, which were then sold at very low prices. Today’s Thrift Shop is run by volunteers, continuing the tradition of helping the community.

Bridge 4 Class at the DCA

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The Darien Community Association (DCA) is offering Bridge 4 classes starting in March. This class picks up where Bridge 3 left off. — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

A solid knowledge of the basic play of the hand and basic bidding is required. Topics to be covered include play of the hand, basic defense, and some new conventions! Instructor: Joan Bergen

Bridge 4 will be held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am for six classes on March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 23.

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Learn About ‘Active Travel Adventures’ at DCA Women’s Luncheon on March 5

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The Darien Community Association Women’s Luncheons will feature “Active Travel Adventures” featuring Backroads for their luncheon on Tuesday, March 5 at 12:15 p.m. at the DCA. Come learn about this unique travel trend that takes you hiking and biking all over the globe while combining cultural encounters, exceptional cuisine and destination hotels into unique itineraries. — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

Heidi Sheldon has been traveling actively since her first adventure with her husband in 1988 when they climbed Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey. Now a regional sales manager for Backroads and a Darien resident, Heidi enjoys traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada, sharing her passion for active travel. Whether history buff, photography enthusiast, spa devotee, or wine connoisseur, Backroads’ unique formula combines options and support so travelers of all ages are able to travel at their own pace and enjoy the outdoors on their own terms.

Men are welcome, too!

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Two Different Mah Jongg Classes Offered at DCA in March

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Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association to teach two different classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability. Mah Jongg: Learn to Play classes

Try this four week session with longtime Darien resident and instructor Donna Holt.

Beginners will learn the basics: how to identify tiles and understand the Mah Jongg card, and how to select and strengthen a winning hand. Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered. Please order your 2018 card at nationalmahjonggleague.org once class is confirmed. This class is offered on four Tuesdays (March 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Cake Decorating Class Coming March 7 at Darien Community Association

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A beautiful cake makes any holiday or special occasion more festive! Here’s your chance to learn from the pros, in this buttercream cake class led by Palmer’s Bakery expert cake decorators. — an announcement from Darien Community Association

The class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the Darien Community Association. Each student will receive an eight inch cake, turntable and set of spatulas (yours to keep), and choose from a variety of cake flavors and fillings. Instruction will include: how to cut, fill and crumb coat a cake; icing a cake in buttercream, basic piping skills; and decorating techniques such as sugar roses and gum paste bows.

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DCA Offers Two Choices to Learn and Play Mah Jongg in February

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Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association to teach two different classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability:
Mah Jongg: Learn to Play classes
Try this four week session with longtime Darien resident and instructor Donna Holt. Beginners will learn the basics: how to identify tiles and understand the Mah Jongg card, and how to select and strengthen a winning hand. — an announcement from the Darien Community Associatioon

Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered. Please order your 2018 card at nationalmahjonggleague.org once class is confirmed. This class is offered on four Tuesdays (Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

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‘Clear Your Clutter, Clear Your Mind’ Presentation at Feb 5 DCA Luncheon

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The Darien Community Association DCA Women’s Luncheons will feature “Clear Your Clutter, Clear Your Mind” featuring Andrea Deinstadt for their luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 12:15 p.m. at the DCA. Men are welcome, too! — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

When you become overwhelmed by the clutter and all the stuff in your home, then you can no longer think clearly. Andrea will discuss some steps on how to clear the decks and clear your mind, so that you can start to take control of your home and your life.

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‘Turkey at the Crossroads’ — DCA Global Issues Series of Five Talks in January

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Darien Community Association’s 2019 Academic Lecture Series on Global Issues, “Turkey at a Crossroads”, begins Thursday, Jan. 3 and runs each of five weeks through the end of the month. —This article combines announcements from the Darien Community Association with information on the DCA website. First Lecture, Jan 3: ‘Turkey and the Neighborhood’
The first lecture begins at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3 with a timely talk by Steven Cook.

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DCA Offers 2 Options to Learn and Play Mah Jongg in January

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Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association to teach two different classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability. Mah Jongg: Learn to Play classes

Try this four week session with longtime Darien resident and instructor Donna Holt.

Beginners will learn the basics: how to identify tiles and understand the Mah Jongg card, and how to select and strengthen a winning hand. Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered. Please order your 2018 card at nationalmahjonggleague.org once class is confirmed. This class is offered on four Tuesdays (Jan.