July 2020

Dear Staying Put Members and Friends,

Wed., July 8, 12 pm:  Lunch Al Fresco at Mead Park.  Join us for hot dogs and hospitality at Mead Park. Pre-order lunch from the Apple Cart. Volunteers will bring your meal to specially arranged tables in a shady spot. Limited to 10. Raindate: Thurs., July 9. Sorry – no rides are available.  Call for menu. RSVP.
Fri., July 10, 12 pm :  Zoom Summer Backyard Party with Lapham.  Lapham has invited Staying Put to participate in a special Zoom event with surprise guests. 
It’s BYOE - Bring Your Own Everything (food, drink and outdoor chair) and enjoy an entertaining virtual backyard experience.  Free. RSVP. 
Mon., July 13, 9:30 am:  Zoom Men’s Coffee. Pete Stair will “host” a virtual discussion. Make your own cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation.  Free. RSVP.
Tues., July 14, 12 noon:  Zoom Lunch and Learn: “What to Expect at your Telehealth Appointment.”  Stamford Health Internist Dr. Lawrence Leibowitz will discuss how to prepare for your first virtual visit with your doctor, including how to access the technology and what questions to ask. A partnership with Human Services.  Participants will have a Lunch delivered to their homes.   Free.  RSVP by Fri., July 10.
Mon., July 20, 12 noon:  Zoom Lunch and Learn: “Cave Painting Travelogue.”  Dr. Brian Hollstein will provide a photographic tour of the marvels of the 30,000 year old Ice Age Art hidden in the caves under modern French vineyards.  Participants will have a Lunch delivered to their homes.   Free. RSVP by Fri., July 17.

Mon., July 27, 9:30 am:  Men’s Coffee at Staying Put.  Join us for some socially distanced coffee and conversation in the backyard at Staying Put. Java and treats
will be provided.  Free. RSVP.

Wed., July 29, 6 pm:   Dinner “In” from Ching’s Table.  Enjoy a delicious 2-course  Pan-Asian meal from one of our favorite local restaurants. Volunteers will deliver it to your home and you will be invited to participate in an optional Zoom group dinner -- or you can plan a distanced get-together on your patio.  Checks must be received by Fri., July 24. No last minute orders will be taken.  Call for menu. RSVP.   $25.

In the Community:

Thurs., June 25, 7 pm: Nature Center Webinar: An Interview with Famed Ornithologist David Allen Sibley, who will discuss his new book: “What It’s Like to be a Bird.” $35. Click here to learn more. Call (203) 966-9577.

Sat., June 27, 7 pm: The New England Academy of Dance will be live-streaming their Senior Showcase. Seven graduating seniors of the ballet school will perform variations from selected works of contemporary and classical ballet. Mark your calendars,

Thurs., July 2, 5-7 pm: Carriage Barn Outdoor Reception for the “Art in the Windows” Exhibit. A celebration of work by 50 local artists. Limited space. Click here for more information. Call (203) 594-3638.

Mon., July 13, 7 pm: Artscapades Webinar: “Fauvism and Beyond: From Color to Form.” A history of the influential early 20th-century French movement. Click here for more info. or call the Library at (203) 594-5084.

As the State continues to reopen, some of us are wondering if it’s safe to eat out. As always, this is a personal decision and everyone must assess his or her own comfort level. The current transmission rate of the virus in our Town is low. That said, the three main strategies of distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands remain as important as ever. In an outdoor setting where distancing is maintained and masks and gloves are worn by servers and other staff, I believe diners can feel confident that they can eat safely. I would still be hesitant to frequent crowded indoor spaces. Call the office and Nicola is happy to discuss this and other issues. 203-966-7762.
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840
Judy and Dave Bentley ready to help deliver a
"mini Luau" to your home!
Judy Johnson was a great help in packing the cookies
from so many wonderful volunteers in town.
Yolanda Gruseke couldn't be happier!
A fan with a fan!