New Canaan CARES presents "Domestic Violence 101: Every House is Not a Home"
Oct 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM, virtual event
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, New Canaan CARES invites you to participate in this important conversation to help us all understand the various impacts on victims and how we can help make a difference in our community and beyond. One in four women and one in seven men will experience intimate partner violence. Over 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year and 40-60% who abuse women, also abuse their children. The conversation will be led by Domestic Violence Crisis Center Experts Anne Rodell-Lawton, M.S.W., and Nikkia Ellis. Click HERE for more information and to register.
New Canaan CARES presents "Learning and Leading in a Time of Social Justice Activism: What Can We Do?"
Oct 28 from 7:00-8:00 PM, virtual event
The U.S. is undergoing the largest and most sustained movement for social change and racial justice in our nearly 250-year history. No community is untouched by the injustices being protested or the imperative to confront them. How can we act now so that our children and their children will not need to be in the streets over the same persistent injustices 20, 30, and 40 years from now. Discussion to be led by Shamil Idriss, a New Canaan native, CEO of Search for Common Ground (the world's largest peacebuilding organization) and nominee for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Participants in this conversation will have an opportunity to hear, share and discuss how different communities are seeking to meet this pivotal moment in our country's history and what it means for what each of us can do individually and as a community. Recommended for families with children ages 13 and above. Click HERE for more information and to register.
The Young Women's League of New Canaan is on a mission to spread the spook all over town with our latest fundraiser, Boofest! and make this a Halloween to remember! Spread the spook to friends and neighbors by purchasing one of our "Boo" packages that includes creepy mailbox decorations and an optional Halloween-themed goodie basket provided by Groove. Anyone can purchase and delivery is available in New Canaan and surrounding towns. Our Boo Squad does all the work and will be delivering and decorating "boo" recipients' homes throughout October. Click HERE to buy your kit now! Proceeds to benefit our featured beneficiaries, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and Waveny LifeCare Network.
New Canaan Sculpture Trail
Now through the end of October
Fall is the perfect time to get outside and visit the New Canaan Sculpture Trail (NCST). NCST was created by the New Canaan Land Trust, in partnership with the Carriage Barn Arts Center, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. By joining art and nature, this inaugural outdoor art exhibition uniquely connects residents and visitors to our natural surroundings. The exhibition features eight juried sculptural installations at six New Canaan Land Trust preserves, the front lawn of the New Canaan Town Hall, and the courtyard of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.