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President's Message

DEAR FRIENDS:  ALL ENCORE "IN-PERSON" EVENTS REQUIRE YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OUR NEW COVID-19 WAIVER  (CLICK NOW).   Like going to the your dentist or to your hairdresser, Encore Club requires your agreement to "hold harmless"  and "indemnify" Encore Club,  Encore Board members and our membership against claims of transmission of COVID-19.   Your health and that of your family and friends is of paramount importance to us.  Please participate only when you feel 100% comfortable. Encore Club continues to offer many events on ZOOM, including Book Group, Critic's Corner and EATS and special events like LADIES Night Out.  Please join us soon!

Dear Encore Friends--I am excited to be your new President and, with our new Board, will do everything I can to keep you up-to-date of our activities and well informed of our plans going forward.

For those new to our site, I welcome you to the Encore Club of New Canaan. Sharing, friendship and camaraderie is the purpose of our club. Encore is a woman’s club founded in 1985. There are lots of activities and events each month designed to bring people together and to fuel the body and mind. One of the best things about Encore is that members get to pick and choose their activities each month!  This is a purely social club.

Many of our traditional group activities are being held currently on ZOOM including Book Group and Critic's Corner.  In addition, please feel free to explore our Events and Activities  page, scrolling to the bottom, where you will be able to see our most current activities in chronological order.  Additionally, we have compiled lists our favorite books, movies, local hiking locations, recipes for our membership to enjoy on their own.

The Encore Club of New Canaan welcomes members year round. You don’t need to be a resident of New Canaan to join Encore. We also welcome members from surrounding towns. We encourage you to JOIN us!  And now, we are currently accepting names for our Fall membership drive.  Please submit prospective member names and email addresses to Katie Barksdale, our Chair for the New & Prospective Member Coffee, to be held on September 16.

Our Board has met over the summer to plan events for the Fall, both in-person and on ZOOM.  Please DO stay in touch with each other and please DO participate with us in ZOOM and online. PLEASE visit our website often for new events and RSVP's.  We will see you soon!

Be Well!

Lisa Vasquez

Fall Twilight Tailgate at Thyme Meadow


Pack your own picnic and libations and join us for a socially spaced gathering on the bucolic, fragrant Thyme Meadow.  Cars will be parked 15 feet apart and you can set up your tailgate at the back of your trunk. We encourage you to get into the fall spirit and decorate your tailgate. Prizes will be given for most spirited tailgates. Ambient live music will entertain us as we mingle with our masks on when not at our own tailgate space. Care has been taken to adhere to all state and local distancing rules.

Saturday, October 3rd 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Art in the Park

Join us for the New Canaan Society for the Arts Annual Member Show at the Carriage Barn in Wavney Park on October 7.

  Socialize at a BYO picnic lunch after the 11:00-12:30 art show.   


Bring your folding chair, lunch and beverage and your MASK.

Group size is limited to 12.  Rain date Friday, October 9.

EATS Luncheon

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The next EATS event will be an outdoor picnic at noon, Thursday, October 8 at a member's house. People will spread out (social distancing) on the lawn.  Lunch will be premade with gloved hands and served in individual baskets.  Everyone will wear masks except when eating.   Since the picnic is all outdoors, there will be a rain date of Friday, October 9. 


Encore Membership

Encore is a social club founded in 1985 by a group of New Canaan women looking to pursue friendship through a variety of activities. And that original spirit continues today!

Membership is open to all women who reside in New Canaan and the area.

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    Encore is a social club founded in 1985 by a group of New Canaan women looking to pursue friendship through a variety of activities. And that original spirit continues today!

    Encore Club of New Canaan, Inc.  P.O. Box 634, New Canaan, CT 06840   

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