April 2021

Dear Staying Put Members and Friends: 

 Celebrating Earth Day with long awaited outdoor events! 

Thurs., Apr. 1, in the morning: April Fool's Day. We aren't foolin', be on the lookout for a special Easter surprise being delivered to your home.
Happy Easter!
Thurs., April 8, 2 pm: Lunch and Learn with the New Canaan Museum: "Classics Never Go Out of Style." Executive Director, Nancy Geary, will showcase their extensive clothing and textile collection. Participants will have lunch delivered to their homes around noon. Free. RSVP.
Sun., Apr. 11, 12-2 pm: SLOBS Support. Young men from New Canaan High School will be helping move patio furniture outside. If you would like some muscle, please call by Fri., Apr. 9, by noon.
Mon., Apr. 12, 9:30 am: Zoom Men’s Coffee. Join Staying Put member Pete Stair as he hosts a virtual discussion. Make your own cup of coffee and enjoy the lively conversation. Free. RSVP. 
Mon., Apr. 12, 2 pm:
Hee Haw at the New Canaan Nature Center: “Meet and Greet with Chipper and Tilly.” Our first ourdoor activity this year, Bethany Zaro will introduce us to a couple of furry residents at the Nature Center and share the story of these rescued donkeys. Rain date - Fri., Apr. 16, 10 am.  Free. RSVP by Fri., Apr. 9. Call us if you need a ride!
Mon., Apr. 19, 10 am: Ladies' Patio Coffee: Renew friendships in person as we safely get together on the Staying Put "Patio", 58 Pine Street. We'll share coffee, snacks and good conversation. Rain date - Wed., Apr. 21, 10 am.
Free. RSVP.

Thurs., Apr. 22, 12 pm:  Lunch “In” from Ching's. Enjoy lunch at home from one of our favorite restaurants. This is our delivery swansong so take advantage!
Appetizer: Thai Spring Roll, Vietnamese Shrimp Summer Roll or Pork Dumplings

Entree: Basil Beef, Pad Thai with Shrimp or Wok Glazed Ginger Chicken

$20 per person. Advance reservation and payment required by Mon., Apr. 19 at noon.

Mon., Apr. 26, 10 am: Men's Patio Coffee. Join us as we gather safely outside on the Staying Put "Patio", 58 Pine Street. We'll have coffee, snacks, and a fun time seeing one another in person. Rain date - Tue., Apr. 27, 10 am. Free. RSVP by Thurs. Apr. 22.

Wed., Apr. 28, 2 pm: Tour of Land Trust Property, Colhoun Preserve. Aaron Lefland, Executive Director of the New Canaan Land Trust, will take us on a tour of this small oasis for pollinators and migratory birds. Rain date - Thurs., Apr. 29, 2 pm. Free. RSVP by Mon., Apr. 26.

Laminating your Covid Vaccine Card - If you stop by the Staying Put office or are here for one of our events, we would be happy to laminate your vaccine card to protect this important document!

Payments for meals can be made using a credit card by calling 966-7762 or sending a check made out to Staying Put addressed to P.O. Box 484, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Tip From Nic
By age 60, more than half of us have concerns about our memory. Minor memory lapses occur with age and are the result of normal changes in the structure and function of the brain. Add in the effects of the now-documented “foggy” Covid brain – the temporary fuzziness some of us have developed from having our routines disrupted and being shut inside for the last year – and we may not be feeling as sharp as we used to be. Here are a few strategies to enhance your focus and attend to the information presented to you: 1) When someone is talking to you, look at the person and listen closely. 2) Paraphrase what is said to make sure that you understand it and to reinforce the information. 3) If you find that you tend to become distracted during conversations, try getting together with people in quiet environments. 4) Avoid multitasking. You can improve your ability to focus on a task and screen out distractions if you do one thing at a time. 5) Take a walk! A little physical activity can do wonders for both the body AND mind.
April Birthdays
April 1: Chuck Wright, Kay Reilly
April 5: Gloria Flook
April 6: Rita Schaeffer
April 7: Annie Cohen, Helen McConnell,
Jim D'Acosta
April 9: Chris Hussey
April 12: Ruth Carroll
April 13: E.J. Skinner
April 15: Bill Malone, George Valchar
April 16: Kathy Johnston
April 18: Betty Petschek, Sandy Arnold
April 19: Debra Siket
April 21: Roz Emmons
April 22: Wendy Meyer
April 25: Herb Helle
April 29: Jayne Dutil
Just for Fun
Our Members Recommend

Countdown: 1945
By Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss

Do you remember the ending of WWII, the beginning of the Nuclear Age and when kids were taught how to safely hide under their desk in the event a nuclear bomb was dropped on the United States? If so, you will enjoy this recommendation by John Erdmann. Countdown: 1945 is an historical account of 116 days, from the death of Franklin Roosevelt to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the subsequent surrender by Japan. it is filled with interesting anecdotes and facts, making it a New York Times Bestseller.
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

10 mint leaves, plus sprig for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
Seltzer water
Crushed ice
2 1/2 ounces Kentucky bourbon

Place mint leaves in bottom of glass and then pour sugar on top. Muddle these together until leaves break down. Add a splash of seltzer water, fill glass 3/4 full of crushed ice, and add the bourbon. Top with another splash of seltzer, stir and garnish with sprig of mint. Now you are ready to place your bets!
Happenings in the Community 
Tax Due Date Change
State and Federal Tax Filing Due Date has been extended:

May 17, 2021
Historical Trail Project
The New Canaan Historical Society is building a series of family-friendly pathways to connect the various buildings on its campus. Help make this Historical Trail a reality by purchasing a brick to memorialize a family member or pay tribute to a New Canaanite. Click for more info...
Please call on us anytime at 966-7762
- Barb, Kim, and Nic
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840