November 2021
A Cornucopia of Events
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 484, New Canaan, CT 06840
November 2, 2021 Election
All Polling Places will be open from 6AM to 8PM. In-person voting takes place at the following polling sites:

District #1:
New Canaan High School - 3 Farm Road 

District #2 and #3: 
Saxe Middle School - 468 South Avenue 

We are happy to give rides to the polling sites. Please call the office by Mon., Nov.1 to schedule a time.
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, Nov. 7
Don't forget to move your clocks back 1 hour.
Member Events
In order for us to ensure that we have enough space and refreshments at our events, it is important to RSVP by the date posted in each event notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Thurs., Nov. 4, Noon: Lunch out at Cava. We've eaten at this restaurant before but we can't resist going back. Chef Nube Siguenza brings her passion for food to each dish she prepares. Join us for a delicious Italian meal with your Staying Put friends! Please call to hear the menu choices. $25 per person. Cava. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 1.
Mon., Nov. 8, 10:00 am at Lapham: Ladies' Coffee.  We are moving to the Lapham Center to get out of the blustery Fall weather. Hope you can join us for some warm conversation with Staying Put friends while you enjoy sipping hot coffee and nibbling on sweet treats. Lapham. Free. RSVP by Fri., Nov. 5, Noon.
Wed., Nov. 10, Noon: Book Talk and Lunch. Have you been wondering what book you should read next? We are hosting a book talk so you can recommend your favorite reads to others and find out what books they are reading. Bring your favorite book and enjoy this fun discussion and a delicious lunch. Staying Put Office. Free. RSVP by Tues., Nov. 9.
Wed., Nov. 17, 11:00 am: Women of Waveny: Artists, Patrons, and the Lapham Legacy and Lunch. We'll have a private tour of this New Canaan Museum and Historical Society exhibition that pays tribute to the Lapham female dynasty that left an indelible mark on the landscape of New Canaan. A nice lunch will follow the tour. NC Museum and Historical Society. Free. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 15.
Mon., Nov. 22, 2 pm: Christmas Tree Trimming Party and Sweater Contest. It is time to break out that ugly Christmas sweater and help us trim the Staying Put Christmas tree. We'll serve eggnog and cookies and someone will be the lucky winner of our "Ugliest Christmas Sweater" contest. Staying Put Office. Free. RSVP by Thurs., Nov. 18.

Mon., Nov. 29, 10 am at Lapham: Men's Coffee. We are moving inside for our next get together and hope you can make it. There is always plenty of laughter, conversation and hot coffee. And if we need to twist your arm, the treats are out of this world. Lapham Center. Free. RSVP by Tues., Nov. 23.

The Staying Put Office will be closed November 24, 25, and 26 to be with loved ones for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 29. Happy Thanksgiving!

The New Canaan Health Department is providing COVID-19 booster vaccines to residents 65 and older for both Pfizer and Moderna. The vaccination clinics are on Thursdays at Irwin House in Irwin Park located at 848 Weed Street. Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccination cards.

To register for the clinic, please use the weekly SignUpGenius link provided here:

Indicate whether you are getting Moderna or Pfizer in the comment section next to the time of your appointment.

If you need assistance with registering for the clinic or need a ride to your appointment, please call Staying Put at 203-966-7762.   You can also contact the New Canaan Health Department at 203-594-3037.
November Birthdays
Nov. 3: Helen O'Neill
Nov. 5: Beecher Chivvis
Nov. 8: John Edwards
Nov. 10: Ellie O'Neill
Nov. 12: Carole Buffett
Nov. 13: Marjorie Stein, Pamela Gores
Nov. 16: Ed Fleischli
Nov. 19: Bob Bayne
Nov. 22: Nancy Helle
Nov. 23: Natalie McDonald
Nov. 25: Jack Brophy
Nov. 28: Sheila Fitilus
Nov. 30: Kitty McChord
Fall Fun
The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free
by Pauline Bren
Recommended by Barbara Johansen, this historical account of New York City's most famous hotel and the remarkable women who lived there, creates a captivating portrait of what women experienced as they began to venture out on their own even when women's chaste propriety was of utmost importance. Among its many famous residents: Sylvia Plath, Grace Kelly, Liza Minelli, Joan Didion and Molly Brown.

As the New York Times says, "nominally an account of the hotel’s history, Bren’s book is really about the changing cultural perceptions of women’s ambition throughout the last century, set against the backdrop of that most famous theater of aspiration, New York City."

There is little of the Barbizon left now. The 700 rooms were converted to condos in the 1970s, yet there are about a dozen women, between their 50's and 90's who are living there as long-term tenants.
Pumpkin Bars
from Kim Herr

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15 oz. can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a mixer on medium speed to combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Beat on low speed until thoroughly combined. Spread batter in 13 by 10-inch baking dish. Bake 30 minutes. Let cool completely.

Combine the cream cheese and butter using electric mixer. Then add the sugar and mix well. Next add the vanilla and mix once again until the icing is smooth. Spread on cooled bars.

They will be a hit at any gathering and so will you!

In Need of a Notary?
Jenny Esposito, Staying Put's Coordinator of Events, is a licensed notary public. She is happy to offer her services to our members.

Please call the Staying Put office to make an appointment. Jenny typically works Tues. - Thurs.t Link
Happenings in the Community 
Lapham Center Events

Giving Thanks Party
Wed., Nov. 10, Noon, $10
Traditional Thanksgiving lunch with music provided by Tommy & Cuz.

In-Person Blood Pressure Clinic
Mon., Nov 1 and Mon., Nov. 15
by appointment only

Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment
Until Dec. 7
by appointment only

Call 203-594-3620
to learn about additional activities or to register for an event.
Wednesday, Nov. 3
New Canaan Nature Center
"Winter's Beauty, Brought Indoors"
Kyle Riccoboni, floral designer and owner of a new business, Modern Houseplant, will show us how beautiful the winter season can be when we think outside the box. Nature has so many wonderful textures at this time of year. By simply taking a walk outside, or by saving and drying materials from your garden, you can create some beautiful wintry creations. 
New Canaan High School Theater

Freaky Friday
based on the book by Bridget Carpenter

Nov. 19, 7 pm
Nov. 20, 2 pm and 7 pm

A Hike Through History
You are invited to experience our town as never before. Join us on Sunday, November 7th for a guided hike through our Browne Preserve at 1180 Valley Road. Aaron Lefland, Director of the Land Trust, will discuss the formation of the land that is now New Canaan. Free.

Sponsored by

The New Canaan Land Trust
The New Canaan Historical Society
 The New Canaan Library
New Canaan Chamber of Commerce's

Holiday Stroll
Fri., Nov. 26 and Sat., Nov. 27
Friday night kicks off with the arrival of Santa Claus, a lighting of the trees, carol singing, live entertainment while the stores stay open late and offer refreshments and holiday cheer.
Saturday includes pictures with Santa at Santa’s workshop, characters roaming the streets, more live entertainment, a Gingerbread House Tour and much more.
Please call on us anytime at 966-7762
- Barb, Jenny, Kim, and Nic
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840