Monthly Events 

Dear Staying Put Members and Friends:          March 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: 203-966-7762 .
 
Barb, Cathy, Kathy and Nicola
Fairfield County Giving Day Lunch
Thursday, Feb. 28, 12 pm
Please considering stopping by with a donation of any amount and join us for lunch.
RSVP by Monday, Feb. 25
 
Wed. Feb. 27, 12 pm (new date!):  Lunch and Fun at Lapham: Hot Diggity Dogs. Hot dogs with all the fixings and a replay of the Westminster Best in Show Dog. Free. RSVP.
 
Thurs., Mar. 7, 11 am: Tour Silvermine Arts Center Exhibit Reframing Aging: Health, Happiness and the Arts, followed by lunch at Silvermine Market. The exhibit recognizes selected artists' past achievements and their ability to continue to create innovative artwork. RSVP.
 
Tues., Mar. 12, 9:30 am: Men's Coffee at Staying Put. Join in on the conversation. RSVP. Free.
 
Tues., Mar. 12, 12 pm: Lunch and Fun at Staying Put: Tales and Trails. Members of Staying Put will share travel experiences and adventures. RSVP. Free.
 
Tues., Mar. 19, 5:30 - 8 pm: Les de Villiers Presents: Be Gentle with the Giants at Lapham. South African-born author and photographer, Dr. Les de Villiers, will speak about his passion for African wildlife. He will focus on the endangered elephant population of Africa, killed for their ivory at the rate of more than 30,000 per year. Wine and Cheese Refreshments provided by Staying Put in New Canaan. Free. RSVP to Lapham at 594-3620.
 
Wed., Mar. 20, 12 pm: Lunch and Learn at Lapham: Spies in Connecticut. A presentation by the Connecticut Historical Society: "Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut." RSVP. Free.
 
Thursdays: Mar. 21, Apr. 11, May 16 pm: Lunch at Grace Farms. Join your friends for a hearty lunch. RSVP.
 
Tues., Mar. 26, 5 pm: Welcome Spring Potluck Dinner, First Presbyterian Church. Bring your favorite dish to our annual potluck. Free. RSVP.
 
                                     TIPS from NIC
The State of CT Department of Rehabilitative Services has shared that there have been several reports from Connecticut residents who have received calls that their Social Security number has been compromised.  This is a SCAM.  Do not provide any information to the caller.  Hang up the phone and report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at www.ftc.gov/complaint or by calling 1-877-382-4357.
 
In the Community:
Thurs., Feb. 28, 6:30 pm, The Village at Waveny: Connecticut Icon, an author-led book talk by Charles Monagan, former editor of Connecticut Magazine. Monagan will discuss his book, Connecticut Icons - Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State highlighting some of his favorite icons - from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl - at the heart of Connecticut. Free. RSVP to Waveny at 203-594-5416.
 
Sun., Mar. 3, 2 pm, Silvermine Arts Center: Better with Age Lecture and Conversation   with  Robin Jaffee Frank, PhD, Director of Strategy and Development, Silvermine Arts Center.
Also, Sun., Mar. 3, 3:30 pm, Panel Discussion and Q & A on Creativity and Healthy Aging moderated by Dr. Allison Ostroff, Director of Geriatrics at Stamford Hospital.
And, Sat., Mar. 23, 3-4:30 pm, Drawn Together - A Multigenerational Experience, a reading of the critically acclaimed book Drawn Together by Minh LĂȘ; illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.
 
Thurs., Mar. 7, 6:30 pm, Waveny LifeCare Network: Providing Care for an Aging Parent presented by Dr. Allision Ostroff, a geriatrician affiliated with Greenwich and Stamford Hospitals.
 
Fri. Mar. 8 - Sat., Mar. 9 , 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 or by calling the box office at 203-594-3636.
 
Thurs., Mar. 14 thru Sat. Mar. 16, at 7 pm: New Canaan High School Theatre Presents: Anything Goes. Tickets $15/18. Tickets available through nchsboxoffice@gmail.com.
 
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.


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