Monthly Events 
Dear Staying Put Members and Friends:                                                                                   February  2020
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: 
203-966-7762 .
Barb, Cathy, Laura and Nicola       

       Happy Valentine's Day!       

Wed., Feb. 5, 12 pm:   Lunch and Learn at Lapham:  
"The History and Culture of Ukraine".  Travel from Odessa to Kiev on the Dnieper River with Lois Sandberg.   Free. RSVP.

Thurs., Feb. 6, 1:30 pm:  Visit to the Idea House! Arnold Karp's "This Old House 2019 Idea House" at 4 Main Street. This home was a successful collaboration with the home enthusiast TV show to rebuild and reimagine an 1840's Greek revival using the latest innovative products to create a home for modern family life. Free. RSVP.
Tues., Feb. 11, 9:30 am:   Men's Coffee.  Come and enjoy the wonderful conversations and coffee too!  Free. RSVP.

Thurs., Feb. 13, 11 am:   A Visit to the SoNo Collection.  Join us as we explore this brand new shopping and entertainment destination in Norwalk followed by lunch. Free. RSVP.

Wed., Feb. 19, 12 pm:  Lunch and Fun at Lapham: Hot Diggity Dogs!   Hot dogs with all the fixin's and a viewing of the Westminster Dog Show. Free. RSVP.

Thurs., Feb. 20, 11 am:  The TALKING SHOP  exhibit explores New Canaan's long and rich retail history. It highlights many of the stores in New Canaan from the 19th century to the mid-1970s.  See artifacts and photos from the family owned shops that have been the backbone of this community for generations.  New Canaan Museum and Historical Society. Free. RSVP.

Wed., Feb. 26, 10 am: Spring Gardening Demonstration & Tour.  Take a break from Winter! Come to Terrain in Westport for a creative demonstration and tour of the greenhouse
Facility.  Free. RSVP. Members can stay afterward for lunch at the Terrain Garden CafĂ©.

In the Community:                                                                                                            
Tues., Feb. 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm:  Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle.  Join Analiese Paik to learn ways-both big and small-to make our lives healthier and better for the environment. Topics include zero waste, zero emissions and pollinator-friendly yards and gardens. Free. RSVP. 203-594-5003. New Canaan Library.

Sat., Feb. 8, 7:30 - 9:30 pm:  South Pacific in Concert .  Love stories set in an island paradise during World War II, Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave., Norwalk.  Call (203) 956-6771.

Sun., Feb. 9, 2:30 pm:  Join us for an OLD-TIME RADIO  THEATER LIVE!!   A dozen talented actors bringing the past to life! Suspense! Comedy! Adventure! Commercials! Powerhouse Theater, 679 South Ave.  Make your reservations NOW! NOTE: This show can sell out. Admission $15 general audience. $10 for season ticket holders. (203) 966-7084

Sat., Feb. 22, 2:00 pm:  Lumina String Quartet Winter Concert.
Norwalk Community College, East Campus.  David L. Levinson, Ph.D. Thearter.  Free tickets available.  Call the office. 203-966-7762.  
  A trip to see Hat Madness at the 
New Canaan Museum and Historical Society.
Kay Reilly's father was the owner of Mac Lachlan
Hat Makers in Danbury Connecticut
which was mentioned throughout the presentation.
Kay brought one of their hats in a beautiful tartan hat box.  What a treasure!  
Geraldine Snyder, Sheila McMann And Kay Reilly

Lea Gebauer, Janecke Madsen, Cathy Fitzpatrick, 
Kay Grogan and Jeannie Hart