Dear Staying Put Members and friends:

With some of New Canaan's best weather ahead, it's time to get out together and enjoy every minute. 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.

Best, Jane and Donna

Thurs., Apr. 24, 1:30 p.m.: "Laughter is the Best Medicine"
Lapham. Dr. Steven Jones, Director of Outpatient Medicine at Greenwich Hospital, will give an informative and fun discussion on the health benefits of laughter. RSVP: 203-594-3620. Free.

Tues., May 6, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Gilberties Garden, Westport
Carpool from Staying Put Office and see what is new on the herb scene. Just in time for our gardens!
Tues., May 6, 7:30 p.m.: New Canaan High School Band and Jazz Ensemble
Will team with the Summer Theater of New Canaan at the High School to present Musicals, Masters and Marches. Musicals include Music Man, Grease and Hairspray. Selections from Duke Ellington and marches by John Philip Sousa. Free. Reception following.

Mon., May 12, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: "Broadway Show Tunes"
Park Street Singers, Congregational Church. Refreshments. Free.

Tues., May 13, 10 a.m.: Kitchen Bridge
SPNC kitchen. Meet other bridge players at all levels. Coffee, tea & donuts!

Wed., May 14, 10:30 a.m.: Coffee in the Kitchen
SPNC. Drop by for coffee and a chat with other members.

Fri., May 16, 2 p.m.: Paul Bogaev
Grammy award winner musician/composer will perform at The Village on Main Street at Waveny Care. Free.

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
SPNC's Annual Meeting, St. Mark's.

Mon., May 19, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Gingerbitz
Come see the new bakery and meet its owner, Karen Zuckert. Treats for all! We'll carpool from the office.

Tues., May 20: New Canaan Inn Tech Time
Sue Scannell will have appointments set up to clean up individual computers from 2 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. and at 4 p.m. she will answer iPad questions.

Tues., May 20, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Dinner - Red Barn
Westport - Enjoy dinner at this cozy, rustic restaurant. Dinner includes an appetizer, choice of 4 entrees, dessert, a glass of house wine or soft drink. Private room for us! Cost: $30 (includes tip and tax.)

Wed., May 21, 9:30 a.m.: Men's Coffee
New Canaan Inn Library. Always entertaining conversations.

Mon., May 26, 9:15 a.m.: Memorial Day Parade!
St. Mark's. Come march with us or join in along the way.

Wed., May 28, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Emily Kelting
Will give a talk on her climb to the top of Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft. highest point in Africa) in blizzard conditions. Lapham. Free. RSVP 594-3620.

Wed., Jun. 4, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: New Canaan Nature Center
Learn how to attract specific birds to your feeders. Meet at the Greenhouse. Free.

Thurs., Jun. 5, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Arranging Flowers with Cathy Pike
New Canaan Inn. Bring a vase and get advice on your own arrangement. Free.

Fri., Jun. 6, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Mead Park Lunch
Terrific hot dogs! Meet at snack bar. Summer: Time to picnic!

Tues., Jun. 10, 10 a.m.: Kitchen Bridge
SPNC. Play some friendly bridge among other members. All levels welcome.

Also recommended:
  • Help with Taxes at the New Canaan Library: Now through April 30.

  • Free Medicare Counseling -Tuesday: May 13. Wednesday: May 28. Call 594-3620 for appointment.

  • Fridays, May 2-16, 9 a.m.-noon: NEW: Mah Jongg, Lapham - Students will be initiated into the mysteries of mah jongg, an ancient Chinese tile game. RSVP (203) 594-3620. Fee: $45.

  • Wed., May 7, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Breast Cancer 101, Lapham - Dr. Pass and Dr. Gruen, Co-Directors of the Women's Breast Center at Stamford Hospital will discuss Healthy Life Styles and Breast Cancer, Breast Health Myths and Facts, and Breast Cancer 101. Free.

  • Mon., May 12, 3 p.m.: Vladimir Alexandrov, PhD.: Will speak about his book "THE BLACK RUSSIAN." The rise of an American slave who becomes one of the wealthiest men in Moscow at the turn of the century. New Canaan Historical Society.

  • Thurs., May 15, 9:30 a.m. - A Slice of Brooklyn. Experience Brooklyn's sights, sounds and New York's best pizza. A Brooklyn-bred tour guide will educate you on the history of pizza. Then take a drive through unique neighborhoods such as Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Call to reserve a place: Lapham-594-3620. Fee: $93.

  • Sat., May 31, 7:30 p.m.: Norwalk Community Chorale Concert, Norwalk Concert Hall. Margot Turk, our own member, will perform with this upbeat singing group. Free.

Please come join us and the lovely company of your fellow seniors in New Canaan. Call 203-966-7762 for reservations or rides.

Best, Jane and Donna


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