Dear Staying Put Members and Friends: February 2019
Please let us know if you need a ride to our events and make a reservation with us so we can plan for rides and food:
Barb, Cathy, Kathy and Nicola
The Staying Put Office will be closed on
Monday, February 18th
in observance of Presidents' Day.
There will be no rides this day.
Wed., Feb. 6, 12 pm:
Lunch and Learn at Lapham: Online Learning.
Aggie Aspinwall and Marylou Wilkinson, the
Gadget Girls, will show you how to find free, fun and interesting online classes, lectures and videos. RSVP.
Tues., Feb. 12, 9:30 am:
Men's Coffee, Staying Put Office.
Always an interesting conversation. RSVP.
Tues., Feb 12, 12 pm:
Lunch and Fun at Lapham: Hot Diggity Dogs.
Hot dogs with all the fixings and the Westminster dog show. Free. RSVP.
Wed., Feb 13, 6:30 - 7:30 pm:
Necessary Conversations: "Senior Lifestyle Options and Choosing Your Ideal Living Situation." Lamb Room, New Canaan Library.
Panelists will discuss various living situations balancing needs for safety and independence. Free. RSVP.
Tues., Feb. 19, 12 pm:
Lunch at Ching's Table.
Let's celebrate the Chinese New Year. $20. RSVP.
Wed., Feb. 20, 12 pm:
Lunch and Fun at Lapham: That's Presidential.
History Teacher Al Perry will present fun and interesting facts about U.S. Presidents. RSVP.
Thurs., Feb. 28, 12 pm:
Fairfield County Giving Day Lunch.
Stop by the Office with a donation of any size and enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Tony's Deli.
Tips from NIC
This tip comes courtesy of the New Canaan Police Department: NCPD offers free security surveys of your home. Call 203-594-3512 to schedule a visit from a trained officer who will survey your residence and give you tips on how to protect your property.
In the Community:
Wed. Feb. 6, 9:30 am, New Canaan Nature Center - Spring Flowers of the Northeast: A Natural History with Carol Gracie
. Presented by the New Canaan Beautification League. Free. RSVP to the Nature Center at 203-966-9577.
Thurs., Feb. 14, 2 - 4 pm, New Canaan Historical Society - Annual Valentine's Day Tea.
Champagne, tea, finger sandwiches and sweets will be served. The Town Players of New Canaan will perform scenes from their upcoming play, "Gaslight." Historical Society Members $10/Non-members $20. RSVP to the Historical Society at 203-966-1776.
Sat., Feb. 16, 2 - 4 pm, Silvermine Arts Center - Reframing Aging: Health, Happiness and the Arts. Lecture and Exhibition.
Keynote Lecture by James Kaufman, The Science Behind the Art: How Everyone Can Be Creative and Why It Matters. The exhibit recognizes selected artists' past achievements and their ability to continue to create innovative artwork. RSVP to the Silvermine Arts Center at
Fri., Sat., Sun., Feb. 22 - March 9
, The Town Players of New Canaan Present - "Gaslight" by Patrick Hamilton. This psychological thriller tells the story of a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing she is going insane. Tickets may be purchased online through the Town Players of New Canaan website.
Through March 30 at the New Canaan Historical Society -
A New Deal for the Arts: The Federal Art Project Era 1933-1943. The show includes large scale works by Justin Gruelle, George Avison, and other WPA artists, as well as documents, works on paper, posters and historical information. Also through March 30 is the Pedro E. Guerrero Exhibit. This exhibit explores the timeline of Pedro's life and work, as well as his friendships with architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the artists Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Call the Historical Society for more info at 203-966-1776.
Wednesdays, 9 am - 3:30 pm through April 10, 2019 at
Lapham - Help with 2018 Tax Returns. Volunteers provide free assistance with preparation of State and Federal Tax returns. Special support for seniors and low to moderate income households. Please call 203-594-3620 for an appointment.