Jon Meacham, Author of George H.W. Bush Biography, Speaks at DCA

Jon Meacham, the author of Destiny and Power — The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Darien Community Association. Meacham, a presidential historian, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author will discuss the book, which is his latest and is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. Meacham is also executive vice president and executive editor at Random House, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a regular guest on “Morning Joe.”

Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries; on the diaries of his wife, Barbara; and on extraordinary access to the 41st President and to his family, Meacham has written a surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. From the Oval Office to Camp David, from his study in the private quarters of the White House to Air Force One, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Gulf War to the end of communism, Destiny and Power charts the thoughts, decisions, and emotions of a man who was, like the nation he led, at once noble and flawed.

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Meet a Firefighter! ‘Mom’s Morning In’ Field Trip to Noroton Fire Station

The Darien Community Association’s (DCA’s) Mom’s Morning In program is set to explore the Noroton Fire Station at 10 a.m., Friday, May 20. Kids get to climb on the trucks, watch the ladders go up, and even ring the bell! Fireman Joe will answer questions about the fire trucks and the firehouse, and give junior firemen a fire hat of their very own! Meet at the fire station at 1873 Post Road (across from St. Luke’s Church).

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Free DCA Gardening Workshop with Free Lunch

Finally — spring is here! Members of the DCA Greenhouse Group are again offering a Free Gardening Workshop on Tuesday, April 19. 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. ___________

— an announcement from the Darien Community Association


Participants should wear clothes appropriate to gardening, and bring any hand tools available (trowel, hand shovel, clippers; the group will have extras).

Mah Jongg

Learn How to Play Mah Jongg This January at Darien Community Association

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Darien Community Association has classes starting Jan. 6 to teach you how to play Mah Jongg, the Chinese game you play with others at a table, using tiles and cards. Once you’ve learned, the DCA also has ongoing “drop in” games, where reservations are not required (although there is a fee). The DCA recently announced that the classes are available. Here’s more information from this DCA Web page:


Beginning Mah Jongg Classes Start in January 2016

Longtime Darien resident Donna Holt learned Chinese Mah Jongg while living in Singapore.