Special Programs

Special Programs


There are no fees for special events unless indicated or lunch is included ($5). Please also let us know you are coming so we set up enough chairs and request sufficient handouts.


Thanksgiving Lunch at Lapham

Wednesday, November 9, 11:30 a.m., $5

Susan Goodman will cook a traditional Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings.
After lunch we will play Thanksgiving and American History Trivia so get your thinking caps on!
Reservations are needed by Friday, November 4 at 203-594-3620.


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Wednesday, November 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Free

Staying Put has arranged for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

Donna Simone, Assistant Director, Staying Put in New Canaan and Kathy Collins, Member Services, will lead the discussion.

Refreshments will be served. Call 203-966-7762 to reserve a spot.


Crafts Fair to Benefit Local Charities

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 6, 7 and 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our annual Holiday Fair has raised thousands of dollars for the New Canaan Food Pantry, Getabout, Library and VFW. It is a wonderful place to buy handmade baby gifts, Christmas decorations, hand knit hats, sweaters, mittens and more.

If you can knit, paint, sew, or crochet for the Fair, please call Lyn at 203-594-3620.


File of Life

Wednesday, December 7, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Free

Sandra Graf, VP at People’s United Bank on Main Street will bring information about File of Life, a voluntary program designed to help local first responders to quickly obtain your necessary medical history, support needs and emergency contact information in an emergency. You fill out the card, put it in a magnetic envelope and attach it to your refrigerator.

First Selectman Mallozzi will also come with members of the Ambulance Corps, NCPD and NCFD.
Stop by to find out more about the program and to pick up all the supplies. Refreshments, too!


Exchange Club Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 14, 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a festive lunch with members of the New Canaan Exchange Club who have been hosting this annual event for decades at Waveny House.

After lunch, Dale Griffa and his talented choral groups from St. Luke’s School will sing a variety of holiday and other songs. This is always one of our favorite programs!

You must make a reservation by Friday, December 9 at 203-594-3620.


Winter Bingo and Pizza

Wednesday, January 18, Pizza ($5) at noon, Bingo at 1:00 p.m.

Aggie and another Mystery Caller will call a variety of bingo games with winter-themed prizes.

Please reserve your spot by Friday, January 13 (203-594-3620) and let us know if you will be coming for pizza, salad and dessert at noon.


MoveAbility / Feldenkrais: Movement Improvement with Cathy Paine

Wednesday, January 18, 1:30 p.m., Free

Feldenkrais teaches you how to move and act in simpler, more efficient ways to improve your comfort, enjoyment and confidence. People who use Feldenkrais experience less pain and stress, improved posture and sleep, greater flexibility and power and an enhanced sense of well-being. Cathy will discuss and demonstrate some of her methods.


China Travelogue with Bill Wrenn

Wednesday, January 25, 1:30 p.m., Free

Our Qigong teacher, Bill Wrenn, recently traveled through China to a Qigong retreat. He will share slides and stories from his adventures in the world’s most populous country.