Community Clicks

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
The DOME-Website
We need your help! Join New Canaan families in transforming NCHS’ 1971 planetarium into a state-of-the-art learning theater with immersive and innovative programming. To learn more and help renovate the renovatethedome.com. 
 
 
6th Annual Scarecrow Fest-Website
New Canaan is about to get spooktacular! The Young Women's League of New Canaan, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Weed & Duryea, are excited to announce Scarecrow Fest is back for the 6th year!  Scarecrow Kits will be available for purchase at ywlnewcanaan.org till 10/1, or until they are gone!

    

Rotary Club's 37th Annual Family Lobsterfest-Website

Event 9/30 & 10/1.  This year marks the Rotary Club of New Canaan’s 37th Annual Family Lobsterfest, a fantastic time to enjoy a classic New England-style steamed lobster dinner! New this year, choose a classic Lobster Roll! Is lobster not your thing? We’ve got Grilled Salmon and Fried Chicken dinners too! If you're unable to attend, please consider donating a dinner to our town's amazing First Responders! Proceeds support the club's annual grants to local non-profits. Buy your tickets by September 11th to receive a 10% discount. Tickets are at: https://www.newcanaanrotarylobsterfest.org

 
New Canaan Sculpture Trail-Website
This joint partnership between the New Canaan Land Trust and the Carriage Barn Arts Center highlights the interaction between art and nature. Sculptures can be found on various Land Trust properties in town, in front of Town Hall, and CBAC - see website for more information, exhibit runs through 10/31.

New Canaan Museum's Builder's Challenge, *Starting September 15*-Website
CALLING ALL YOUNG BUILDERS!
Do you keep finding Legos underfoot? Back for its third year, the New Canaan Museum's Builder's Challenge is asking all budding architects, engineers, and builders to recreate their favorite real or imagined New Canaan spot in interlocking blocks (such as Lego or MegaBloks bricks). Kids’ creations will be displayed in local store windows throughout the month of October to celebrate New Canaan's October4Design celebrating architecture, art, community, and design. Starting September 15, come to the New Canaan Museum to sign up and receive a free baseplate to get you started - one per family, please! For more information, visit october4design.org or call the NCM&HS at 203-966-1776 ext 2.
 

 

Sail to Sable Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefiting Stamford Health's Women & Babies-Website

Oct 6 at 11:30 AM, Country Club of New Canaan

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with other New Canaanites to support women's health in our community. Enjoy lunch, shopping, and more! The Sail to Sable fashion show will feature the current collection and proceeds will benefit the new Women & Babies facilities at Stamford Hospital. 

Can't join for the full event?  Stop in for the Shop & Sip from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Click HERE for more information or to purchase tickets. This event is open to the public.


   
Support Filling in the Blanks’ Holiday Backpack Program- Website
Filling in the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends; supporting 87 schools across 10 towns in CT & NY. Every year they deliver a new gift-filled backpack to the kids in their program. Kids use this backpack year-round to transport their Weekend Meal Bags home.  How you can help; 1. Host a Holiday Backpack Drive and/or purchase an item from Filling in the Blanks’ Amazon Wishlist, 2. Host a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting our Amazon Wishlist's most needed items.
Donation Deadline: October 28th, 2022. 

 

Connecticut Boat Club—All-Girls Performance Rowing-Website

Aug 29 – Nov 5

Start rowing with CBC! Now accepting new athletes (8th-12th grade) for the fall season. No experience is needed, and no tryouts. Athletes will learn to row, develop athleticism, leadership, and learn to compete at local, national, and world levels. Current CBC athletes represent New Canaan, Darien, Ridgefield, and Wilton, among other Fairfield County towns. Alumnae have gone on to row for Division I, II, and II collegiate programs. Click HERE for more information or contact Coach Liz Trond at 203.843.8177, ctboatclub.events@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 ONGOING PROGRAMS

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."