Only Treats This
October 2021
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 484, New Canaan, CT 06840
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.
Staying Put's 2021 Annual Meeting
Wed., Oct. 13, 4 - 6 pm:
Join us at the Lapham Center for a "State of the Organization" address and hear from our special guest speaker, Steve Karl, who will share his reflections on "Growing Up in New Canaan". Wine and cheese will be served. Free. RSVP by Fri., Oct. 8, Noon.

Ladies' Coffee
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10 am
Rain date: Wed., Oct. 6, 10 am

Join us on the Staying Put Patio for this fun time of conversation and laughter. Wear something pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Free. RSVP by Mon., Oct. 4
Thurs., Oct. 7, 10:30 am - Noon: EMS Tips on Emergency Preparedness and Ambulance Tour. Wendy Hilboldt, New Canaan EMS First Lieutenant and Probationary Training Head, will talk about when to call 911 and what happens when you do, as well as provide information on medical alert systems. This event will be held at Lapham. Free. RSVP by Tues., Oct. 5.
Tues., Oct. 12, 3 - 4:30 pm: Sellecks Corner Chapel and Cemetery Tour. Nancy Geary, Executive Director of the N.C. Historical Society, will provide a brief history of this small 1851 Methodist Church and cemetery (located on Barnegat Road just off Oenoke Ridge). We'll then enjoy a short concert by an accomplished classical guitarist. Refreshments will be served. Free. RSVP by Thurs., Oct. 7.
Tues., Oct. 19, Noon: Lunch at Pesca Bistro. From hamburgers to salads to chicken chaufa, we know you'll find something scrumptious to munch on while enjoying the company of your Staying Put friends. Please call to hear the menu selections. $20 per person. RSVP by Thurs., Oct. 21.
Mon., Oct. 25, Noon: Lunch and Learn at Lapham - Know Your Medicare Benefits and Resources. Join us for lunch followed by an informative presentation on the four available Medicare options presented by the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging. Lapham. Free. RSVP by Thurs., Oct. 21.

Transfer Station Shred Day
Sat., Oct. 23, 8 am - 1 pm
Bring your personal documents to the back entrance of the Transfer Station (off Main Street) for free shredding.
Staying Put will have volunteers collect up to 2 boxes from your home between 10 am - 12 pm and take it to the Transfer Station. RSVP by Wed., Oct. 20.
Time to Store Patio Furniture
for the Winter!
Sun., Oct. 24, 12 - 3 pm
The Service League of Boys are ready to help you put your patio furniture away for the winter. Give us a call at the Staying Put office and we'll set up a time for them to drop by your home!
Free. RSVP by Wed., Oct. 20.
Tues., Oct. 26, 10:00 am:
Men's Coffee. Join this regular monthly gathering for some gentlemanly banter and laughter while sipping hot coffee and snacking on tasty treats that you aren't allowed to eat at home! Held on the Staying Put "Patio". Rain date - Wed., Oct. 27, 10:00 am. Free. RSVP by Mon., Oct. 25.
Fri., Oct. 29, 4 pm and 7 pm:
NCCM presents violinist James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong in Concert. Performing indoors at First Presbyterian Church New Canaan. Please call the Staying Put office if you would like to order a general admission ticket for the 4 pm concert at a reduced price of $25. Preferred Seating and tickets for the 7 pm concert must be purchased by clicking: NCCM.
The Staying Put office will be closed on Monday, October 11, in observance of Columbus Day.

Believe it or not, it's time to think about flu season. Fortunately, many of the same precautions we are taking to protect ourselves from COVID are also effective in avoiding flu transmission: mask wearing, social distancing, frequent hand-washing, and coughing or sneezing into one's sleeve. But, like the COVID vaccine, the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves against the flu is to get a flu shot. Again, like COVID, while breakthrough infections in people who have received a flu vaccine are possible, the likelihood of severe illness or death is greatly reduced. Flu shots are available free-of-charge from most pharmacies. The Town of New Canaan is also offering two flu clinics at Lapham on Oct. 13 and Oct. 15 from 1pm to 3pm each day, by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling the Lapham Center at 203-594-3620.
October Birthdays
Oct. 1: Don McCouch
Oct. 2: Sue Scannell
Oct. 6: Rita Stone
Oct. 7: Nate Snyder
Oct. 8: Clancy Fauntleroy
Oct. 14: Gisela Hobman
Oct. 15: Carole Clarkson
Oct. 16: Marjorie Aronson, Jeanne Gnuse
Oct. 17: Katie O'Brien
Oct. 19: Bea Camporine
Oct. 20: Gretchen Watkins, Mary Ward
Oct. 26: Judy Schurman
Oct. 29: Wendy Stone
Oct. 31: James McKeon
Fall Fun
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer

Sherm Bull recommended this #1 National Bestseller during his fantastic presentation last month describing when he became the oldest person to summit Mt. Everest.

If you missed Sherm's talk or you'd like to read more about the experience of climbing this 29,000 ft. peak, Into Thin Air has been described as a "harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism."
The Wall Street Journal says this book "ranks among the great adventure books of all time."

Give us a call after you've read this one and let us know when you are planning on scaling Mt. Everest!
Breakfast Casserole
from Sue Scannell

2 lbs pork sausage
12 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper
4 green onions
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, sour cream, milk, cheese, salt and pepper in large bowl. Mix until combined.

Brown sausage in large skillet, breaking it into small pieces. Drain grease and add sausage to egg mixture.

Saute bell peppers and onions in the same skillet for 2-3 minutes. Add peppers and onions to the egg mixture and combine.

Pour mixture in greased 9X13 pan and bake for 35-50 min. or until edges are set and center is barely jiggly.
Happenings in the Community 
Lapham Center Events

Octoberfest Lunch & Tapping into the Past: Wed., Oct. 20, Noon, $10
CT Historical Society presentation on the importance of taverns in early CT.

Halloween Bingo
Thurs., Oct. 28, 10:30 am

Human Services Flu Clinics
Wed., Oct 13 and Fri., Oct. 15, 1 - 3 pm
by appointment

Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment
Oct. 15 - Dec. 7
by appointment

Call 203-594-3620
to learn about additional activities or to register for an event.
Curbside Pick Up, Dine Poolside or Home Delivery
36th Annual Lobsterfest
New Canaan Rotary Club
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 15 & 16
4 pm to 8 pm at Waveny Pool
$50 per person

Online Orders Only - click: NC Rotary Club
contact Staying Put and we'll help place your order.
Town Players of New Canaan
Powerhouse Theater at Waveny

The Turn of the Screw
by Douglas Jones

Oct. 15 - 31, 8 pm
2 pm Sunday Matinee

Please call on us anytime at 966-7762
- Barb, Jenny, Kim, and Nic
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840