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NC CARES Home Tour. May 18, Patron Party; May 24, Home Tour
Tour seven exquisite New Canaan homes while supporting the community work of New Canaan CARES! Experience cutting edge architecture and stunning interiors/exteriors featuring the latest styles and amenities by local designers and trades. Gourmet lunch available. Patron level tickets receive a special invitation to the Patron Party on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in New Canaan Library's state of the art test kitchen. Join us for great music, specialty cocktails, live raffle, and meet Anna Gass, a New Canaanite and author of Heirloom Kitchen, as she shares her cooking philosophy and demonstrates her favorite recipes. We hope you will join us as we toast the tour and unveil the homes! Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.
New Canaan CARES has begun a search for their next Executive Director.
They are looking for someone with experience and success in fundraising and donor development, strategic thinking, as well as strong event, program, and office management. The CARES ED is an important community figure who will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors for the health and well-being of New Canaan youth and families. This is a full-time position. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Now for Ben Young All-Sports Camp
The Ben Young All-Sports Camp is returning for an 8th year. This camp is designed for students entering grades K-8, and its goal is to get children active in an inclusionary and positive environment where they can take part in fun sports and games. Activities will range from basketball, soccer, and baseball, to kid-favorites like kickball, capture the flag, and four-square.
We have over 75 charismatic, nurturing, and mature high school and college student counselors. We also have three certified teachers on staff, including Ben Young (the head coach of the NCHS Boys Varsity Tennis Team).
There are four one-week sessions: starting 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, and 7/10 (9 AM-12 PM). Click HERE for more information and to register.
ADVANCED Woodworking 10 & Up At The Carriage Barn, May 1-May 15, 5:30-6:30 PM.
This class is for older students who would like to design and create their own FREESTYLE project using a range of tools and techniques. Kids age 10 & up will be given instruction and guidance to work independently and finish their project after three sessions. $150 Members / $165 Non-Members. Register HERE.
Three Week Color Theory Series At The Carriage Barn Arts Center, Fridays, May 5 - 19,10-11:30 am.
This 3 class workshop presents one of the core foundations of art and design. Color Theory is the study of color - the core principles of describing color, manipulating color, color relationships to each other, subtractive and additive color, and how color is interpreted. Determine and differentiate colors based on principles of Hue, Chroma, and Value. Taught by Evelyn Harvey. $100 members / $115 non-members. Register HERE.
The cost for five-week series is $125 for members / $140 for non-members. All supplies will be provided. Register HERE.
For grades 7 and up, this workshop presents students with the foundations of painting, using painting tools, manipulating the acrylic medium, setting up a palette and creating an image on canvas. This course looks to enrich the students' knowledge of painting. We will cover the basics of acrylic paint, what it is, how to start and manipulate this medium to create an image on canvas. Register, HERE.
We're Almost There! Be a Star and Help Build the Dome
Parents, friends and our town have stepped up in a big way to give the campaign to rebuild The Dome a strong start. Our effort will only succeed through the participation of the entire community. We are at 81% of our goal. Help us raise the remaining $159,500 left to fund this meaningful renovation. Click HERE for more information on how to help build New Canaan's new interactive learning theatre.
New Canaan Tutor Connect - Website
Looking for a tutor? Have HS/College-aged kids or know an NCPS teacher who would like to tutor NCPS students? Please check out TutorConnect, the Girl Scout Silver Award Project of NCHS Freshman Emily Barnes. TutorConnect is a database/website that gives New Canaan students and tutors (paid and volunteer) a place to find each other!
New Canaan CARES - Website
"New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families. CARES provides responsive educational programs and professional development that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles – free-of-charge."
New Canaan Girl Scouts - Website
As the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. New Canaan Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K through 12.
New Canaan Recreation Department - Website
"It is the mission of the New Canaan Recreation Department to enhance the quality of life for New Canaan residents by utilizing all resources under our control including public parks, public buildings, and public facilities to foster beneficial use of personal and family time for recreation and leisure. To accomplish this, we will provide and promote a wide variety of quality recreation services that meet citizen needs and interests at a reasonable cost."
New Canaan YMCA - Website
"The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."
Scouts BSA - Grades 5-12 (3 Troops in New Canaan)
Troop 31 - Website
For more information, please visit the website or email the troop
Troop 45 - Website
Troop 45 is: Impactful Service, Inspired Leadership, Expert Scoutcraft, Unforgettable Fun
For more information, please visit the website or contact Scoutmaster Steve Prostor
Troop 70 - Website
Troop 70 is over 40 scouts, many of whom attend Saxe. The troop's website is a great resource for learning about the troop and all the activities the scouts are doing. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. The location has been changing due to Covid restrictions, but any interested families are welcome to visit. Please reach out to Scoutmaster Jose Morales or Troop Committee Chair Michael Reed with any questions or to go see the scouts in action.
SPED*NET New Canaan - Website
"SPED*NET Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. (SPED*NET New Canaan”) is organized exclusively to educate the public on special education and disability-related issues. We strive to empower parents, professionals, and students to become more effective advocates in their schools and communities, particularly in New Canaan, CT, and it’s neighboring towns. We serve as a resource for disability-related information, and as a parent-to-parent support and advocacy network for families of children with individual education plans (IEP’s) and Section 504 plans."