The Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, will offer an educational lunchtime workshop Wednesday, Feb. 5, focused on personal finances from a woman's perspective.

"Taking Control: Financial Strategies for Women," a Wise Women's Wednesdays session, will offer sound, practical strategies that can be used immediately to pursue a more comfortable financial future. The class will cover topics ranging from investing to retirement to maximizing Social Security benefits to preparing for the unexpected, with specific information for women who face divorce or widowhood.

The workshop, which takes place 12:30 to 2 p.m., will be led by Karen Goersch, of Price Financial Group, a chartered retirement planning counselor.

A light lunch will be served.

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The cost is $20, $10 for members. Reservations, which are requested, can be made at or by calling 203-655-9050.