May 2023
The Staying Put office will be closed on Monday, May 29th for
Memorial Day. Please join us to march in the Memorial Day Parade!
Staying Put's Summer Soirée
Wed., June 7, 5 to 7:30pm
Waveny House
While the sun has set on our annual Luau fundraiser, we are excited to present the Summer Soirée - our new annual fundraiser! Invitations are in the mail and tickets are available for purchase at $75 per person. For more information go to:
May at a Glance
Wed., May 3, 9:30am - New Canaan Beautification League Program
Tues., May 9, 11am - New Canaan Historical Society and Museum
Wed., May 10, 10am - Men's Coffee at Lapham
Thurs., May 11, 11am - Lee Garden Tour with Lunch
Mon., May 22, 11am - Brunch and Learn at Lapham
Tues., May 23, 10am - Irwin Walk
Wed., May 24, 12pm - Lunch at La Vista in South Salem, NY
Mon., May 29, 9am - Memorial Day Parade - March with Staying Put
Wed., May 31, 11am - Ladies' Coffee at Lapham
Wed., May 31, 4:30pm - 6:30pm - Farewell Party for Nicola at Lapham
second omicron booster for people who are at least 65 years of age or those who are immunocompromised has been approved. Many people received an updated booster last fall when the omicron-formulated booster was first released. However, physicians recognize that mRNA vaccines have a history of waning protection within months of administration. Older people will be eligible to get the booster once four months have passed since they received their first omicron-specific booster; for the immunocompromised, the minimum spacing is two months, assuming their doctors agree. The Federal government has decided that as of May 11, the pandemic will officially "end", and vaccines and test kits will no longer be available free of cost.  While the current dominant variant of COVID-19 in our area is an omicron subvariant, getting this bivalent vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from hospitalization and death from COVID-19, including from the newest variants.
The New Canaan Health Department will be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Thursdays in May and times will be posted weekly. To sign up or find out more information, call 203-594-3020 or send an email to:
Wed., May 3, 9:30am: New Canaan Beautification League's "From Invasive to Native: A Three-Year Restoration". Pam Roman, a life-long gardener and birder, will speak at the New Canaan Nature Center on how she removed invasive shrubs and vines to create a native pollinator-friendly garden. Coffee will be served at 9:30am. Program begins at 10am. Carpooling available from the Staying Put parking lot. Free. RSVP by Mon., May 1st.
Tues., May 9, 11am: Forces of Change at New Canaan Historical Society. This exhibit explores the lives and history of the enslaved people who lived in Canaan Parish and New Canaan prior to Connecticut’s ban on slavery. It also highlights the significant role that African Americans have played in shaping this community and advocating for change. Rebecca Herr, daughter of Staying Put's Kim, will be our docent for the exhibit. Refreshments will be served. Free. RSVP by Fri., May 5th.
Wed., May 10, 10am: Men's Coffee at Lapham. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. If the weather is nice, we will meet on the patio. Free. RSVP by Tues., May 9th.
Thurs., May 11, 11am: Tour of Lee Garden and Lunch. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Lee Memorial Garden with Faith Kerchoff of the New Canaan Beautification League. Lunch will be served on the patio after the tour. As the trails are uneven, proper footwear is required. Rain date - Mon., May 15, 11am. Free. RSVP by Tues., May 9th.
Mon., May 22, 11am: Brunch and Learn at Lapham, The Future is Here. An introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT with Staying Put member Pete Stair. Pete will discuss AI applications, ethical challenges and what the future of AI may hold. Brunch will be served. Free. RSVP by Wed., May 18th.
Tues., May 23, 10am: Walk at Irwin. Join Robin and your Staying Put friends for a walk in Irwin Park. Water and energy bars will be provided. Free. RSVP by Mon., May 22nd.
Wed., May 24, 12pm: Lunch at La Vista. Join Staying Put members for lunch at La Vista Ristorante, 355 Smith Ridge, South Salem, NY. Lunch is $25 per person and includes appetizer, entree and coffee. Please pay by check or credit card to Staying Put. RSVP by Thurs., May 18th.
Mon., May 29, 9am: Memorial Day Parade. Walk in the parade with your Staying Put friends. We'll have a few seats in a convertible for those who would rather not walk. Meet in the St. Mark's parking lot at 9am. The parade will begin at 9:30am. Free. RSVP by Thurs., May 25th.
Wed., May 31, 10am: Ladies' Coffee at Lapham. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Tues., May 30th.
Wed., May 31, 4:30 to 6:30pm: Farewell Party for Nic at Lapham. Please join us as we thank Nic for her years of service with Staying Put and wish her good luck in the future. Free. RSVP by Thurs., May 25th.
Don't forget to call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events. Please RSVP!
Welcome to our New Members
Erica Bergmans, Lilly and Bob Dalury
May 1: Cathie Pike,
Herb Schaeffer
May 2: Kay Grogan
May 6: Christine Chapin
May 9: Molly Russo
May 14: Howard Aronson
May 15: Judy Bentley
May 16: Mary House
May 17: Jeannie Hart,
Peggy Jay
May 18: Elizabeth Harvey
May 26: Arnt Hugo Lund
May 28: Lois Sandberg
May 29: Phil Ives
Celebration of the Restored Eberle Fountain at Waveny House
Thurs., May 4, 6pm to 8pm
Register for this free program at
New Canaan Shred Day
Sat., May 13, 8am to 1pm
Transfer Station, 394 Main Street Entrance
For more information call at 203-594-3703 or go to
New Canaan Garden Club: Gardens in Bloom
Thurs., June 8, 10am to 3pm
Self-guided tour of 4 private gardens as well as the Waveny House gardens. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to:
New Canaan Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 10am to 2pm
Lumberyard Parking Lot, 244 Elm Street
Lapham Center
Wed., May 3, 10:30am: Breakfast at the Carriage Barn. Free. Enjoy breakfast while learning about the history of the Carriage Barn, their mission, exhibits, programs, and events.

Fri., May 5, 12pm: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. $10 at the door. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tacos and the movie Coco.

Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.

Mon., May 1 and 15, 11am - 12pm: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person blood pressure clinic. Appointments encouraged: call 203-594-3620

Thurs., May 11 and 25, by appointment only: Free Medicare Counseling. Call 203-594-3620 to schedule your appointment.
Please call us anytime
at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin
P.O. Box 484, 58 Pine St.
New Canaan, CT 06840