April 2023
The Staying Put office will be closed on
Friday, April 7th for Good Friday.
April at a Glance
Thurs., April 6, 12pm - Lunch at Coromandel in Darien
Tues., April 11, 11am - Tour of Jeanne Gnuse's Garden
Wed., April 12, 11am - Rain Date - Tour of Jeanne Gnuse's Garden
Thurs., April 13, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put
Sun., April 16, 1-3pm - Spring Patio Furniture Help with NC SLOBs
Tues., April 18, 5-6:30pm - Pot Luck Dinner at First Presbyterian Church
Wed., April 19, 12pm - Staying Put Book Talk Group
Thurs., April 20, 12:30pm - Lunch and Learn at Lapham
Tues., April 25, 12pm - 35 Years of Weather Watching in New Canaan with Tom Ferguson
Thurs., April 27, 10am - Ladies' Coffee at Lapham
Welcome to our New Members
Phyllis Antush, Garo Garabedian, Carolann Rosenquist,
Nell & Roger Smith
Staying Put's Summer Soirée
Wednesday, June 7th
5pm to 7:30pm
While the sun has set on our annual Luau fundraiser, we are excited to present the Summer Soirée - our new fundraiser! It will be held at Waveny House on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 5pm to 7:30pm. Invitations will be coming and tickets will be available for purchase at $75 per person. For more information go to: stayingputnc.org.
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
Please RSVP!
Thurs., April 6, 12pm: Lunch at Coromandel in Darien. Join your Staying Put friends for lunch at one of Fairfield County's most highly rated Indian restaurants. Lunch specials range from $16 to $23. Space is limited to 12. Cash or credit card accepted. RSVP by Mon., April 3rd.
Tues., April 11, 11am: Tour of Jeanne Gnuse's Garden. Take a tour of Staying Put member Jeanne Gnuse's beautiful garden. Wear your best walking shoes as this garden tour follows a trail which meanders over bridges and through the woods. Refreshments will be available. Carpool from the Staying Put parking lot or park on the street, 401 Hoyt Farm Road. Rain date - Wed., April 12, 11am. Free. RSVP by Fri., April 7th.
Thurs., April 13, 10am: Men's Coffee at Staying Put. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Wed., April 12th.
Sun., April 16, 1pm-3pm: Move Your Patio Furniture Outside with New Canaan SLOBs. The Service League of Boys (SLOBs) will be helping members bring their patio furniture back outside just in time for the warmer spring weather. Free. RSVP by Wed., April 12th.
Tues., April 18, 5pm-6:30pm: Staying Put Pot Luck Dinner at New Canaan First Presbyterian Church. Join your Staying Put friends for dinner. Sign up to bring an appetizer, salad or dessert and we will provide the main course and refreshments. Free. RSVP by Fri., April 14th.
Wed., April 19, 12pm: Book Talk and Lunch. Join Staying Put members who meet for lunch and exchange recommendations about current fiction and non-fiction books the group has enjoyed reading. Lunch will be provided. Free. RSVP by Tues., April 18th.
Thurs., April 20, 12:30pm: Lunch and Learn at Lapham. Join Mark Robbins, President of MHR Development and Trustee of the New Canaan Nature Center for an interactive presentation and discussion on renewable and clean energy assets recently installed and under development in New Canaan, exploring "how things work" and environmental and economic attributes of the projects. Free. RSVP by Wed., April 19th.
Tues., April 25, 12pm: 35 Years of Weather Watching in New Canaan with Tom Ferguson at Lapham. Enjoy lunch and hear
Staying Put member Tom Ferguson share his experiences as a life-long weather enthusiast, including more than 35 years of tracking New Canaan's interesting and unpredictable weather. Open to Staying Put members only. Free. RSVP by Fri., April 21st.
Thurs., April 27, 10am: Ladies' Coffee at Lapham. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. This month we will be at Lapham for more elbow room. Free. RSVP by Wed., April 26th.
Volunteer in the
Staying Put Office
Volunteer opportunity for members in our Staying Put office. Two morning shifts are currently available to staff the Staying Put reception desk. Answer phones, make calls and help with mailings while spending time with Gina, Nic, Kim and Robin. If interested, please call the office at (203) 966-7762.
Staying Put Library
The Staying Put Library is accepting donations of hardcover books published from 2021 to current. Books that are not as current but under ten years old can be dropped off at the New Canaan Swap Shop at the Transfer Station for residents with a Transfer Station pass. New books at the Staying Put Library this month include Master Slave Husband Wife, Fellowship Point, Foster, and Small Things Like These.
Organic Eggs
at Staying Put
Thanks to the son of a past Staying Put member, we have fresh, organic eggs available at the Staying Put office. He is selling them for $5 per dozen, which is a steal right now! Please call us at 203-966-7762 if you'd like to stop by and pick up a dozen. First come, first served!!
Along with turning the clocks ahead, there are a few other things we should all be doing around our homes:
1) Change batteries around the house. Don’t stop with your home’s smoke detectors – also check and replace batteries in each of your home’s digital thermostats and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as any battery-powered lanterns or flashlights that may be part of your home emergency preparedness kit.
2) Schedule a check of the chimney. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends inspecting your chimney at least once a year, particularly if you use it regularly. Need a chimney professional? Call Staying Put for a recommendation.
3) Replace your filters. You should change the air filter in your HVAC system as well as the filter on your refrigerator water line or whole-home water filter.
4) Refresh your medicine cabinet. Replace out-of-date, over-the-counter essentials, including decongestants, pain relievers, and fever reducers. Safely dispose of expired prescription medications in the collection bin in the lobby of the New Canaan Police Department.
5) Rotate your mattress. The Sleep Foundation recommends rotating your mattress once or twice per year. Rotating your mattress can extend its life by reducing wear and tear on a single side. You may even sleep more comfortably, particularly if you switch to a side with less wear that can offer better neck and back support.
April 2: Carol MacKimm
April 5: Gloria Flook
April 6: Denise Widen,
Rita Schaeffer
April 7: Annie Cohen, George Harvey, Chris Place
April 8: Alice Vaughan
April 9: Chris Hussey
April 13: EJ Skinner
April 14: Barbara Stewart
April 15: Bill Malone,
George Valchar
April 18: Barbara Whitcomb
April 19: Patricia Dobbs
April 21: Jane Corcoran,
Sandra Smith
April 25: Herb Helle
April 27: Geraldine Michalik
April 28: Laszlo Papp
April 29: Jayne Dutil

Lapham Center
Tues., April 4, 4pm: Intro to American Sign Language with Allyson & Gavin Mahoney. Designed for those who wish to learn greetings, common phrases, the finger alphabet, and basic vocabulary in American Sign Language.

Wed., April 12, 1pm: Spr-INGO! Intergenerational Pizza and Bingo. Get out and have some fun with Spr-INGO! Come yourself or bring a child, grandchild, or neighbor along to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games. $5 at the door.

Fri., April 14, 21, 28, 1pm: Movies on Fridays.
April 14: Titanic
April 21: Fisherman's Friends: One and All
April 28: A Secret Love
Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.

Mon., April 3, 17, 11am - 12pm: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person blood pressure clinic with Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH, Director of Human Services.

Thurs., April 13, 27,: Free Medicare Counseling. Dick Neville is a Medicare counselor who can guide you through enrolling in Medicare, choosing a Medicare supplement plan and a Part D prescription drug plan, and understanding the Medicare Advantage Plan. Call 203-594-3620 to schedule your appointment.
New Canaan Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22, 10am to 2pm
The 2023 season kicks off on Earth Day with all your favorite vendors and Earth Day activities at the market as well as live music. The market will run every Saturday until Thanksgiving in the Lumberyard parking lot on Elm Street.
The Apple Cart in Mead Park
Now Open Daily from 8am to 6pm
A New Canaan favorite has opened for the 2023 season with a few new items on the menu. The Apple Cart is weather dependent so please call (203) 966-1113 to check on hours or to place an order for pick-up.
The Mather Homestead in Darien
Tours Open to the Public
Tues. through Thurs., 11am to 3pm
Fri. through Sat., 1pm to 3pm
by Appointment
The Mather Homestead is open for one hour tours by appointment. ​ Tours are $10 adult and $5 child/student. Free for members of the Mather Homestead Foundation and also NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Association). To schedule a visit, go to: matherhomestead.org or call (203) 202-7602.
The New Canaan Swap Shop
at the Transfer Station
Thurs. to Sat., 9am to 1pm
Drop off items you no longer need or stop by and see if you can find yourself a treasure. A Transfer Station pass is necessary but swapping is not. For more information on the Swap Shop or how to purchase a transfer station pass, go to: planetnewcanaan.org
Yoga Series for Arthritis and Chronic Pain
at The Carriage Barn 
Six Tuesdays, April 11 – May 16, 12pm to 1pm
“Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain” is a program designed specifically to support the health and well-being of those living with Arthritis. Class is taught by Jody Kesten. Jody has passionately taught yoga for over 20 years. This six week series is $100 for Carriage Barn Arts Center members and $120 for nonmembers. Go to carriagebarn.org or call (203) 594-3638 to register.
New Canaan Chamber Concert
Fri., May 5, 7:30pm to 9pm
New Canaan Library
Join pianist Andrew Armstrong and special guests for a concert featuring pieces from Saint-Saëns, Strauss, and Mendelsson. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale April 1st at newcanaanchambermusic.org.
Please call us anytime
at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin
P.O. Box 484
58 Pine St.
New Canaan, CT 06840