Community Clicks

 

Want to promote an event or program happening in the area? CLICK HERE to fill out our submission form!

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

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.


 
Filling in the Blanks SOUPer Bowl Drive
How many cans of soup can you score to feed hungry kids?
Filling in the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing children with weekend meal bags. Help fill the weekend meal bags by donating chicken noodle soup and/or tomato soup. Organize a canned soup drive in your community and drop off donations at the warehouse Monday through Friday anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Call to coordinate drop off -203-750-0019.
Or use the LINK HERE to purchase soup directly -please select the Filling in the Blanks warehouse for the delivery location. Donation deadline 2/13/23.

 

ICE SKATING AT WAVENY! 
The Boucher Community Ice Rink is now open Tues-Sunday from now until March (weather permitting) and people are having a blast!  All are welcome to skate. Hours and prices are listed on www.ncrink.com. NC Rink, Inc. is a non-profit, (501)(3)(c) organization. 



Yoga and Sound Bath Series At The Carriage Barn 

Saturdays at 9:00 AM from January 7-February 11, Carriage Barn Arts Center

Join us at the Carriage Barn Saturday mornings for an exciting new wellness collaboration with Grounded Meditation. This Gentle Yoga and Sound Bath series will engage both body and mind to help melt away the stresses of the week and start your weekend right! After a brief opening meditation, we’ll stretch and loosen up with a gentle yoga practice, accompanied by the soft sounds of Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, gongs, drums and more. Open to all levels; no experience needed. Please bring a mat and any other props you would like for comfort- blanket, bolster, pillow, eye covering, etc. Click HERE for more information and to register.


 
43rd Annual Photography Show At The Carriage Barn
Please join us for the opening reception: Saturday, February 4, from 4-6 pm.  2023 Exhibition Dates: Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, March 5.  Judged by Christina Zanetti, Director of the Bruce Silverstein Gallery
 

 

EMT COURSE: SAVE A LIFE

January 30th, Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6-10 PM

New Canaan EMS ("NCEMS") provides 911 emergency medical care and transport and is 100% staffed by certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who volunteer their time to serve our community. If you are cool under pressure and want to learn how to save a life, you can become a volunteer EMT after getting certified. NCEMS’s winter EMT Course begins Monday, January 30 and runs through May. Learn from instructors Wendy Fog (EMT-I & EMT, NCEMS) and Harry Downs (EMT-I & Paramedic, Norwalk Hospital) on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm with some Saturday classes at NCEMS Headquarters, 182 South Avenue, in New Canaan. The EMT Course costs $995 plus the textbook. EMT applicants must be at least 16 years old. For further questions, contact New Canaan EMS https://newcanaanems.org/ at (203) 594-3535 or email membership@newcanaanems.org
 
  ONGOING PROGRAMS
 

 

New Canaan Tutor ConnectWebsite

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."