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Catch the holiday spirit in person at the Carriage Barn Art Center's "Deck the Walls!" annual wreath auction and small works exhibit. Unique, one-of-a-kind wreaths will be available to buy or bid on, along with a selection of small, original artwork priced at $250 or less. From traditionally decorated greens to unconventional materials and themed designs, the wreaths are created and donated by local artists, designers, businesses and organizations. Wreath donors include Adirondack, New Canaan Mounted Troop, Copia, The Glass House, Bloomcraft and many more. Artwork by many celebrated local artists will include paintings, fine art photography, ceramics and mixed media works in a range of styles. Deck The Walls opens on Artists Sunday, a nationwide art-focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. Visitors can shop and meet some of the featured artists in at the Carriage Barn courtyard on November 28 between 1-5pm and enjoy a Scout and Cellar wine tasting 3-5pm. The gallery will be open daily Tuesday-Sunday through December 11 from 11am-4pm and admission is free. As part of the 2021 Deck the Walls celebrations the Carriage Barn will host a festive “Deck the Walls” patron holiday party and shopping event with live music by Bad Dog Buddy Band on Thursday December 2 from 7-10pm. Wreaths and artwork will also be available to buy or bid on through an online auction, bidding ends on Sunday December 5. See details and buy tickets for the holiday party at carriagebarn.org.
No one is perfect. How do we make peace with our imperfections and learn to celebrate ourselves? This program will help you understand why it's essential to recognize our shortcomings and move forward, not just accepting, but also celebrating who we are. Join Katherine Wintsch, best selling author and the founder and CEO of The Mom Compex for an evening of learning how to celebrate ourselves! Katherine has been featured in the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more!
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."