Monthly Events 
                                                                              September 2019                                    
 
Dear Staying Put Members and Friends:

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

 
Tues., Sept. 10, 9:30 am: Men's Coffee. If you could hear their laughter you would want to take part! Come for great conversation and a lot of fun. Free. RSVP.
 
Tues., Sept. 10, 10:30 am: PepsiCo Garden & Sculpture Tour. Don your sneakers and get ready to experience first-hand the 70 landmark sculptures which exist in harmony in this carefully maintained corporate park. Strong Walkers please. Rain date on 9/12. Free. RSVP.
 
Wed., Sept. 11, 12 noon: Lunch and Learn at Lapham: Brains Move Muscles. Muscles don't move themselves. If we want to target chronic pain, address balance issues, enhance performance or improve co-ordination, the latest science makes it clear that we need to involve the incredible, untapped capacity of our brains. Free. RSVP.
 
Tues., Sept. 17, 6 pm: Nic's  Birthday Dinner at Baldanza. Let's help Nic celebrate her big day at this local hotspot! $36. Advance reservation & payment required by September 12.
 
Thurs., Sept. 19, noon: Lunch and Learn at Lapham: What is all the Hoopla about CBD Oil?
Community Health Coordinator Katherine Lasberg will talk about the availability, safety, and possible uses for this non-intoxicating marijuana extract which is being credited with helping treat a host of medical problems. Free. RSVP.
 
Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30 pm: Lobsterfest Dinner. Join us for a traditional New England feast at the New Canaan Historical Society. Tickets purchased in the office benefit Staying Put. Checks to be made out to "Rotary Club of New Canaan". $40. RSVP by Wed., Sept. 18.
 
Wed., Sept. 25, 12 pm: Lunch & Learn at Lapham: Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood. The CT Historical Society presents an inside look at this local icon whose 60-year career reflected the changing role of women in American society. Free. RSVP.
Thurs., Sept. 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm: Movie at the NC Library: "Tea With The Dames" . An afternoon conversation with Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith is spotlighted in this documentary. They reminisce over their early acting days during the 1950s and relive pivotal moments in their careers. Tea Party Treats. Free. RSVP.
 
Mon., Sept. 30, 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Learn what you smart phone can do! Member Event! Did you know you have a flashlight? You can talk and your text will appear, you have a camera, font size can be increased too & so much more. At the office, 58 Pine Street. Free.

In the Community:
 
Fri., Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 8:   Norwalk Oyster Festival. Find treasures from the fine artists and crafters, listen to the music of many popular bands and enjoy lots of food! Raw clams on the half shell!! Norwalk Veteran's Memorial Park - Seaview Avenue. Friday Night: $10.00, Saturday and Sunday: $12.00.
 
Sat., Sept. 7, 10 am - 2 pm: New Canaan Artisans at the New Canaan Farmer's Market . The Artisans will be selling a selection of handcrafted items perfect for your home, children, or gifts. All proceeds go to local charities. The Farmers Market is in the old Center School parking lot at the corner of South Ave and Maple Street.
 
Mon., Sept. 9, 6:30 pm: ArtScapades Lectures at the NC Library with a brand new series - The Road to Modern Art. The first lecture is "Artists Abroad: From American to Expatriate".
 
September 15, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Caffeine & Carburetors is a gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Walk through the village of New Canaan and you may see a Model A or 1920s Rolls Royce. From Elm Street to Zumbachs. Free.
 
Sat., Sept. 14 & 15, 12:00 - 4:00 pm: This Old House Idea House Grand Opening. Meet This Old House TV Crew Members. The New Canaan project is the first "This Old House Idea House" tied to a home with a historical past. "This is right in our wheelhouse," says TOH host Kevin O'Connor, noting the challenges a community faces in preserving a beloved vintage home. "Everyone wants it to survive, but how do you do it?" The Joseph Scofield House, 4 Main Street. (Across From God's Acre, Dr. Talbot's past property) Free.
 
September 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: The Truth about Fake News , New Canaan Library, Lamb Room. We live in an increasingly complex information environment where people have access to an abundance of information resources and can share a news-story on various social media platforms, growing its audience. The concept of 'fake news' has become a widespread fear and phenomenon for both consumers and corporations. Fortunately, many are in support of the push for information literacy education for all.
Join us at the Library for a lively discussion on misinformation, its proliferation on social media, mitigation with education, and more.
Staying Put Goes Karaoke
Staying Put in New Canaan is launching a 12-part video series based on the popular "Carpool Karaoke" sketches on Late Night with James Corden. It features more than 20 key members of the community in starring roles.

Staying Put is a nonprofit which helps seniors live safely and actively engaged in the New Canaan community.
Here is what keeps us busy at Staying Put...
We offer Social Events for our Members. Fun!
We offer rides to local appointments. We have 170 outstanding volunteers.
We provide recommendations for Service People. Vetted and Honest!
We provide technical help with Computer & Smartphone.   Phew!
We do errands and grocery shopping too.
 
The first installment, "Taking Care of Business," features the Chamber of Commerce's Laura Budd and Tucker Murphy, Staying Put supporter Doug Zumbach of Caffeine & Carburetors.
We are very excited to have such great partners in the community! Not only do they help us get the word out but they support us in keeping our seniors safe.  Please share the below video.  Thanks!

 

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        Woodway Beach Club  - a perfect setting for our Picnic