Category: Events (page 1 of 7)

Events are unique, or annual, occurrences that provide singular opportunities for entertainment or education.

2017 Memorial Day Parade

2017 Letter Carrier Food Drive – May 13th

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is the largest drive for Person-to-Person (P2P) in Darien. It keeps the food pantry stocked in the summertime and last year enabled P2P to feed 3,000 families.

The food drive starts when letter carriers deliver bags and shopping lists to 6,000 Darien residents who leave bags of groceries at their mailboxes the morning of May 13.

Volunteers are needed to pick up the groceries for delivery to Person-to-Person, where the food is unloaded, sorted and shelved.

The day begins at 10 a.m. at Person-to-Person at 1864 Post Road, Darien, adjacent to St. Luke’s Church.

Drivers with their own SUV, minivan or truck, along with a “jumper,” are assigned a specific postal route to follow. The jumper picks up the food left at residential mailboxes.

The vehicles return to Person-to-Person to be unloaded by volunteers who sort and shelve the food in the Person-to-Person pantry.

Help also is needed to set up tables and signs at the start of the day.

You can select any task and two-hour time slot convenient for you.

A hot dog lunch will be served by Masonic Ivanhoe Lodge No. 107, Darien.

2017 Annual Cookout at Weed Beach
Thursday, June 15, 2017


Join us for a gourmet Sunset Picnic at Weed Beach on Thursday, June 15, 2017,5:00-8:30.

No food to bring just come and enjoy. Family and friends are welcome.

Just $35 per person – A great value which includes Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Scrumptious Appetizers, Chicken, Salmon, Beef and many sides plus great desserts.

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Our picnic last year was a huge success and we expect this year to be even better!

Catering provided by Valvala’s Deli & Catering

Appetizers : Sliders, Chips with Salsa and Guacamole, Shrimp,  Salad,  Cheese & Crackers

Dinner: Salmon, Chicken, Beef

Dessert: Sheet cake, Cookies. Fruit

PLUS! Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks and Water

DSCN4382_1080 Socialize with your friends and make some new ones while eating gourmet food and enjoying music by a talented one-man band, Rob Smith.

 

RAIN DATE is June 16, 2017

Any questions contact Alex Garnett

Pictures: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNXG1u21fuHy8xSPSbQbTZIXE1O2W4IQZ8x44PdOb6gYoXFkUDDMl8tRhh93lVPSQ?key=eHVobHcyNEl6YWU2S1pYRFJ6eUZ1TmMybmxnalpR

DMA Trip: Ellis Island National Park
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ellis Island National Park
Lunch on site

Board bus 7:15 a.m. at DCA

Bring a picnic basket or purchase lunch at the Ellis Island cafeteria.

To sign up, contact:
Chris Snyder at (203) 858-7232
or email csnydereco@gmail.com.

Here is a video about Ellis Island:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4CypTaOQs

Pictures:

DMA Trip: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 20, 2017

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sign Up Now. Call or email Bill Winship: (203) 655-3530 or williamwinship3@aol.com

$85 per person. Bus boards 7:45 a.m. at Darien Community Association. Departure 8 a.m.
For an introduction to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, go here.
Intrepid Museum

Lunch at Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse: Uncle Jack’s

DMA Trip “The Bikinis”
Thursday March 9, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theater
Lunch and Performance

2016 Silvermine Challenge
June 24, 2016

The 2016 Silvermine Challenge DMA vs. Senior Men’s Club of New Canaan (SMCNC) was held at the Silvermine Golf Club on June 24th. This was the fifth consecutive year that this friendly yet spirited competition has been held. This year’s competition ended up in a 15 – 15 tie. DMA leads the series 3 – 1 with 1 tie.

The DMA Golf Team comprised the following members:

  • Dave McCollum
  • Tom Haack
  • Jim Crane
  • Jim Kelly
  • Woody Woodworth
  • Bud Bain
  • Tom Reifenheiser
  • Fred Conze
  • Michael Poler
  • Gunnar Edelstein
  • Kevin Davidson
  • Kevin Monahan
  • Mike Brennan
  • Austin Schraff
  • Spike Reed
  • Joe Holmes
  • Alex Garnett
  • George Gilliam
  • David Mace
  • Peter Carnes

Dave McCollum won the Closest to the Pin Award.

Denny Devere (Captain)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
DMA Golf Outing
at Sterling Farms

Sterling Farms

Sterling Farms

Peter Carnes has arranged for DMA members to play golf at Sterling Farms on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The outing will cost $44 which includes a cart. Tee times start at 10am and Peter needs a “hard” count by Wednesday 21 September in order to lock in the tee times.

Please REPLY to picarnes@gmail.com if you are interested in playing or have questions. For those who indicated interest via the sign-up sheet at the last meeting, please reconfirm. Later logistics will be handled by email.

Sterling Farms Golf Course
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

June 7, 2016 — Sunset Picnic at Weed Beach

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Join us for a gourmet Sunset Picnic at Weed Beach on June 7, 2016.

No food to bring just come and enjoy. Family and friends are welcome.

Caterer

  • Starting with Carolyn’s Fabulous Appetizers
  • Delicious Sliders
  • Roasted Salmon
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Side Dishes
  • Desserts
  • PLUS! Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks and Water

Our picnic last year was a huge success and we expect this year to be even better!

DSCN4382_1080 Socialize with your friends and make some new ones while eating gourmet food and enjoying music by a talented one-man band.

Save June 7 for our “Weed Beach Sunset Picnic”

RAIN DATE is June 8, 2016

May 19, 2016 — Belmont Park
With seats in the Club House,
Serving lunch all day

Belmont ParkEnjoy an exciting afternoon watching all the horses racing on the track.

American Pharaoh winning the Belmont Stakes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lunch: A delicious array of food at the full-service, trackside Garden Terrace Restaurant.

Cost: $ 75.00 per person

Departure location: DCA

Board: 10:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Contact: Denny Devere 203.353.1758  dgdevere@optonline.net

Belmont Park is a major Thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in Elmont, New York, just outside the New York City limits.

It first opened on May 4, 1905. It is typically open for racing throughout May and June and into late July, and again from late September through late October.

It is world famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes, known as the “Test of the Champion”, the third leg of the Triple Crown.

Hike the Mianus River Gorge
April 21, 2016

Mianus River Gorge

Mianus River Gorge

On Thursday, April 21, we will return to the Mianus River Gorge. The Gorge is a 750-acre preserve of old-growth forest that was established sixty years ago as the first land project of The Nature Conservancy.

The trails roughly parallel the river at a higher elevation. Among the interesting features is an abandoned quarry where mica, quartz, and feldspar were mined in the 19th century. For more details see www.mianus.org/visit-the-gorge/planning-your-visit/.

The Mianus River Gorge is located nearby in Bedford, NY, not far from the Stamford border. To reach it:
• Take Exit 34 from the Merritt Parkway.
• Drive North on Route 104 (Long Ridge Road) towards Bedford for 7.5 miles.
• Turn left onto Miller’s Mill Road. If you hit Route 172 and the Mobil gas station, you’ve gone too far.
• Left on Mianus River Road after crossing the bridge.
• Drive about ½ mile on dirt road. Entrance to the parking lot is on the left–just across the street from 167 Mianus River Road.

Be cautious! It is easy to miss Miller’s Mill Road. Check your odometer when you exit the Merritt so you will know when you have traveled 7.5 miles. A helpful landmark on the right is Twin Lakes Drive, which comes just before Miller’s Mill Road.

The hike is about 4 miles, and will take us 2½ – 3 hours. Those who wish to hike at a slower pace will have a 3-mile option. As always, wives are welcome.

We will meet at the Gorge parking lot at 9:50 a.m. and begin the hike at 10:00 a.m. Afterwards there will be an optional lunch.

For more information contact Scott Hutchason at 203-322-5025 or shutchason@sbcglobal.net.

 

April 28, 2016 — Tour U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
With lunch at a local restaurant

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies.

It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry.

Midshipmen (as students at the Academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship’s administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.

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