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Kids Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop
Dec 6 from 2:00-3:30 PM, Carriage Barn Arts Center
Let’s Decorate Holiday Sugar Cookies Together! Learn how to decorate delicious sugar butter cookies in holiday shapes using royal icing and with an assortment of sprinkles! Kids will learn techniques for applying icing, mixing colors and creating their own unique design with sprinkles and more. Included in the class are three thick, cut-out cookies in holiday shapes, individual portions of royal icing in three different colors, and fun and unique sugar sprinkles for decorating. Kids will then package their creations to take home and share or enjoy. Cost is $50 for members or $55 for non-members. Click HERE for more information and to register.
New Canaan NCL Holiday Drive for Kids in Crisis
Now until December 5th | Donation Box in the Saxe Lobby
Help keep children in crisis warm this season! The National Charity League New Canaan chapter is collecting hats and gloves for local nonprofit Kids in Crisis. The organization is in need of 350 new hats/gloves for children ranging in age from 0 months to 18 years. They have made it shopper friendly with a list of requested items. Click HERE to view the items.
Carriage Barn - Website
The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Carriage Barn Arts Center offers a wide variety of youth and community events. Please visit their website for their latest list of events and classes.
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."