Special Programs

Special Programs


Feathers with Phil

Wednesday, May 3, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., Lunch included, Free

Bird lovers will enjoy this fun, informative discussion about birds with fellow bird watcher Phil Ives. After the program we’ll take a walk outside with Phil as our guide and try to spot some of our Waveny bird residents. Presented by Staying Put in New Canaan; please RSVP to 203-594-3620.


Downsizing Your Home

Tuesday, May 16, 10:00 a.m., Free

54% of people who are moving in 2017, will be going to a smaller home! Are you one of them? It is said we spend the first half of our lives accumulating things and the second half getting rid of them! We will discuss how to tackle whole house organizing when we need to look at every-thing we own. There is a manageable method to complete this process one step at a time. This workshop will help you be ready for the moving truck or ready to enjoy a less cluttered home!

Susan Lovallo is a CPA, Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Clutter Solutions, LLC, a local company that focuses on organizing homes, offices, time and finances for individuals, families and businesses, as well as training in Quicken and QuickBooks.


Queen Mary’s Doll House at Windsor Castle –
The Inspiration Behind Local Author’s Children’s Series

Tuesday, May 23, 12:00 noon, lunch included, Free

New Canaan resident Gigi Priebe, who founded Stepping Stones Museum, has written a children’s book, The Adventures of Henry Whiskers, about a small mouse who lives in the Doll-House. Built in the 1920s by England’s finest artists and craftsmen, the miniature masterpiece has forty rooms, two working elevators, hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and electricity.
Gigi will bring a presentation showcasing the Doll House and talk about writing the book.
This program was arranged by Staying Put in New Canaan. All are welcome but reservations are necessary at 203-594-3620.


Art America—160 Years in the Making

Wednesday, June 7, 11:00 a.m., $5 donation requested

The New Canaan Historical Society’s ambitious new exhibit features 50 American paintings and bronze sculptures spanning over a century and a half. The show’s curator, Thomas Davies, will lead our tour of works of art from the 19th Century Hudson River School, Tonalism, Impressionism, the American West and more. Drawn from a private collection, many of these works have never been exhibited before.
Please reserve at 203-594-3620.


Summer Party

Wednesday, June 7, 12:00 noon, $5

We’ll have a picnic lunch and our NCHS student interns, Ryan Russo and Brendan O’Halloran, will lead a variety of trivia and other games after lunch.
Reserve by Friday, June 2 at 203-594-3620.


Summer Skin Care

Wednesday, June 21, 12:00 noon, Free

Join us for a lunch-and-learn sponsored by Staying Put in New Canaan. Dr. Maritza Perez, of Advanced Dermaesthetics in New Canaan will provide screenings on visible body parts and discuss skin care and summer safety tips. Reserve your space by calling Lapham at 203-594-3620.


The Rodgers and Hammerstein Era, Reinventing Musical Theater: A Talk with Musical Examples – Marc Courtade

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.

From 1943 to 1959, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the structure of Musical Theater. Beginning with Oklahoma! in 1943, they not only brought a fresh model to the Musical Comedy format, integrating music and dance into the plot, but also captured an idealized American image. Using musical examples, Mr. Courtade will explore several Broadway Musicals and analyze their similarities and differences in styles and reflections of American culture.
Marc Courtade is Executive Director at the Huntington Arts Council and a frequent lecturer specializing in talks on Great Performers, Broadway Musicals and Opera.