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Gratitude for the Late Pat Parlette, for Volunteering at the DCA Thrift Shop

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Thanks to the late Pat Parlette, for more than a quarter century of service at the Darien Community Association’s Thrift Shop, including her “legendary” work as treasurer. —This article is part of a series of daily articles profiling the volunteers recognized in May at the Darien annual volunteer recognition luncheon organized by the Community Fund of Darien. Pat Parlette’s Efforts with the DCA

A 1943 graduate of Darien High School and DCA scholarship awardee, Pat has maintained a lifelong connection to the DCA, where she has volunteered at the DCA Thrift Shop for over 25 of her 93 years. For most of those years, Pat has served as the Thrift Shop treasurer, with bookkeeping that is legendary in its exactness and detail. And only matched by her love of he shop and the DCA, personal integrity of the highest standard, and her optimism and zest for life.

Mah Jongg DCA 2019

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 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.