Upcoming events at the Darien Community Association


Members of the DCA’s Greenhouse Group will be holding a workshop to create holiday table arrangements on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Denise Cara, Sheila Sherwood, Robin Murphy, Tere Stevens and Heather Pommernelle will lead participants through the design and construction of these lovely arrangements for the home. Materials provided will include fresh greens, floral foam, floral wire, ribbon and holiday knick-knacks.

Participants should bring the container of their choice — a 6”x 6” opaque, waterproof bowl is suggested — as well as hand clippers if available. Coffee, refreshments and holiday music will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the workshop from 10 a.m. This workshop is $20 or $15 for DCA members. Reservations are required so the appropriate supplies can be purchased.

Marcia Selden Catering kitchen class

The Darien Community Association will offer Gifts from the Kitchen cooking class on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to make flavored salts, cookie-dough-to-go and other sweet treats that are the perfect way to say happy holidays. Attendees will take home a few gifts of their own from class.

Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning’s Nicole Straight, past owner of Time to Eat! cooking school, and author of two cookbooks, leads this class. Nicole has appeared on numerous cooking shows including Rocco’s Dinner Party on Bravo. Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning is the exclusive caterer for the DCA. This class will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 and is $50 or $40 for DCA members. Prepayment is required by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Explore your glamorous side

The Darien Community Association continues explore workshops with Explore! Your Glamorous Side on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m .

For this program, Mattie Roberts of The Care and Feeding of Divas will offer some tried-and-true tips to help participants be  glamorous, including a list of the best beauty products to have on a night out, and tricks to surviving the season without breaking the bank or the scale.

Annie Sullivan from Brooks Brothers Darien will then focus on the dressing side of things, with the latest trends and clever dressing tips to help give that extra bit of sparkle this season.

Program fees are $10 for DCA members; $15 public. Light refreshments will be provided by Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events.


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