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    • 18 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Various

    Fall Activities in ConnecticutGet out into nature and most of the stress we are experiencing these days will melt away. 

    Fall is the best season for hiking.  It is a relatively safe, outdoor activity.  Hikes are planned every two weeks on a Friday now that the fall season is underway. 

    Our proposed schedule for the next two months is as follows:

    Sept 18-Bailey Mountain North Salem, NY

    Oct 2-Centennial Watershed State Forest-Redding, CT

    Oct 16-Lover’s Leap State Park-New Milford, CT

    Oct 30-Babcock Preserve-Greenwich, CT

    Please email Liz Orteig or call 203 966-2359 if you are interested in joining on one of the hikes

    COVID-19 Waiver must be acknowledged before registration for this event.  Please be sure to complete the COVID-19 WAIVER online.

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    If you enjoy seeing movies and love an opportunity to discuss the movies with other movie enthusiasts, then you should consider joining Critics Corner.  The next Critics Corner will be a zoom meeting on Friday, October 30th, at 7:00PM. We will discuss and rate the following movies:

     Buy The Peanut Butter Falcon - Microsoft StoreThe Peanut Butter Falcon - An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler, a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.

    Amazon.com: Richard Jewell Movie Poster 24 x 36 Inches Full Sized Print Unframed Ready for Display: Posters & PrintsRichard Jewell - Based on the true story of Richard Jewell, a security guard who discovered a bomb and saving many lives at concert at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was seen as a hero by many and a suspect by the FBI and press.

    Please e-mail Jeannette Glazer or call 203-966-2063 if you would like to participate.

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom until Lapham opens

    During these COVID times we have been meeting via Zoom during the spring. We have also done some socially distanced  gatherings this fall.

    If you would like to join the group or come as a guest, please email Sara Hunt or call 203-966-3313.

    EATS (The Eating and Tasting Society) is a fun, diverse group of 25 ladies, divided into 3 groups.  Each group gets together every three months, to plan and prepare a lunch for all the members.  Before COVID, luncheons were held either at a member’s home or at Lapham Community Center.  Recipes are emailed to members and discussed at the luncheon.  There are 9 luncheons each year on the second Thursday of each month (except Dec., July and Aug.). 

    COVID-19 Waiver must be acknowledged before registration for this event.  Please be sure to complete the COVID-19 WAIVER online.

    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Woodway Country Club
    • 23

    Encore Club of New Canaan presents

    Holidays 2020 Mask-Er-Ade

    Thanksgiving Dinner - Whitley Central Primary School Free Christmas Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart Library

    Woodway Country Club

    Grand Ballroom Terrace 

    Sunday, November 15th, 3 - 5 pm

    Come to celebrate the arrival of the Holiday Season 2020 in a year like no other!!!

    Please join fellow Encore Club members to ring in the holidays!  We will socialize on The Grand Ballroom Terrace on a Sunday afternoon with fellow Encore members at the bucolic Woodway Country Club on Sunday, November 15.  Please join us to celebrate and enjoy a socially-distanced, holiday- inspired gathering which will be supported by the delicious cuisine and professional staff of Woodway Country Club, on the Grand Ballroom Terrace overlooking the “back nine!”  Temperatures on a mid-November afternoon are likely to be mild, averaging in the mid-40’s - mid 50’s.  With afternoon sun, space heaters, and warmer attire, we will enjoy the beautiful vistas and delicious hors d'oeuvres while sharing good cheer and Encore holiday camaraderie with our fellow Encore Club members.  Should the air be crisp and cool, all the better, to celebrate the changing of the seasons and each other!   Masks are required.  Please join us and RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited to accommodate social distancing protocols. 


          $60 per person, includes 1 drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres. (Members, spouses or SO’s only please)  RSVP asap.  Space is limited.

          Cancellation Policy:  Must be cancelled by Tuesday, Nov. 10 to receive a  refund.  If we go to the waitlist, a refund will be made.

          Encore Club COVID-19 Waiver (click now) acknowledgement required prior RSVP. (COVID-19 WAIVER covers through June 30, 2021 once acknowledged online, signed)

          Dress is Country Club Casual (no denim please)

          MASKs are required (festive masks are welcome)

    Questions?  Please contact Christina Fagerstal or Effie Trahanas.  We hope to see you there!!!

    • 4 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Join us for a European Holiday Wine Tasting as we “travel across Europe” with a tour guide to try three different wines – sparkling, white, and red – on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. 

    Travel in the comfort and safety of your own home as we “fly” via “Zoom Airlines” for this Pre-Holiday wine tasting cocktail party.  No passport or full holiday attire is needed – just comfortable festive “travel” apparel.  Your travel companions to France, Italy, and Portugal will be fellow Encore members, their spouses/adult family members, and friends who will accompany you to enjoy comradery and a wine experience with a knowledgeable tour guide.

    Our tour guide/moderator (Rachel Halperin from ilovewining) along with our wine supplier (William from Harry’s Wine & Spirits) have “mapped out” our wine travels with three wines to try in preparation for the holidays. Rachel will guide us through Europe with information about the wines and their locations as we “visit” the vineyards.  Also, she will give us “pre-travel” recommendations as to food that would complement the wines for the tasting or to enjoy with them at another time.  Your “suitcases” with the wines, travel information, and food recommendations will be available for pick up at “baggage claim” (Pamela Crum’s) on Monday, November 30th For more information, contact Pamela at tdspcrum@optonline.net.

    Come travel with us as we party across Europe (and our neighborhoods)!  Bring your spouses, adult family members, and friends for this virtual “trip” and party at home.  Get ideas for dining, celebration, and gift giving.  The wines will be available for purchase at a discount after the wine tasting.

    Don’t wait for the “plane” to be full … sign up now!

    • 7 Dec 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    American Dirt: THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER by [Jeanine Cummins]We will skip November, so the next meeting of the Encore Book Group will be held at 1:30 Monday, December 7, 2020. We will meet on Zoom unless Lapham is open.  There is always a lively discussion, please join us by emailing Anne. 

    Please email annes125@gmail.com to join or if you need help with Zoom.

    We will be discussing American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

    From Amazon:

    “This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.”

    —Sandra Cisneros

    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • Online
    • 4

    Encore Member/Guest:

    By clicking on this waiver, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure to COVID-19. You, your family members and guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Encore Club of New Canaan and its Board Members. Guests will be asked to sign their own waiver as well.

    If you are uncomfortable with the risk, or have an underlying health condition, please do not participate in Encore Club in-person events at this time.  We have many remote events via ZOOM which welcome attendance from all members.

    Encore members and guests who do participate MUST abide by the following rules as indicated by our State and Local officials:

               -The wearing of a mask when not eating or drinking.

               -Maintaining 6’ distance from another member while participating in Encore Club events.


               -If you have tested positively for COVID, you will not be permitted to participate in Encore Club events for a period of not less than 14 days after receiving a negative test result.

               -If within the past 14 days you have traveled from a state, as identified by the State of Connecticut, where COVID cases are resurging, you will not be permitted to participate in an Encore Club event.

               -If you have an underlying medical condition that increases your vulnerability, you should enjoy our Encore Club ZOOM events instead.

    This waiver must be acknowledged by all members of Encore Club of New Canaan who wish to participate in our IN-PERSON events.

    Please click on the REGISTER button to the left and follow the prompts to SUBMIT your member acknowledgement.

    • 11 Jan 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

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    If you are interested in joining the Zoom meetings contact ANNE SUTCLIFFE. There will be virtual meetings until further notice.

    Here are some reading suggestions for you while you're at home.  Try others by the same authors. 

    The New Canaan Library has many of them in its digital library. 

    Encore Book Group Discussion Books:

    Red Notice Browder
    Before We Were Yours Windgate
    The Music Shop Joyce
    The Great Alone Hannah
    The Underground Railroad Whitehead
    The Couple Next Door Lapena
    The Lilac Girls Kelly
    Behold the Dreamers Mbue
    The Secret Life of Violet Grant Williams
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette Semple
    The Paris Architect  Belfour
    Educated Westover
    House in the Sky Lindhout & Corbett
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman
    Saints for All Occasions: A Novel Sullivan
    The Deserter DeMille
    In the Garden of Beasts Larson
    Akin Donoghue
    The Dutch House Patchett


    His Dark Materials & The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman 

    A Court of Thorns and Roses  Series by Sarah J. Maas (her other series are entertaining as well)

    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon 

    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ( series of 3 books, read in order)  


    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (there are more in this series)

    Don't Let Go by Harlan Corben  (mysteries, any are good)

    Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (murder mystery, any of their books are good, can be read in order)

    The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (murder mysteries) 

    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (all her books are good)

    The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown 

    The Grand Sophie by Georgette Heyer (clean Regency romance)

    A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

    The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell


    Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo


    The Overstory by Richards Powers (Pulitzer prize winner)

    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

    Maid by Stephanie Land

    Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

    Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

    Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan (WW2 Italy)

    1000 White Women by Jim Fergus

    Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

    The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara

    Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

    An Odyssey by Ben Mendelsohn

    Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (Pulitzer prize winner)

    The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

    Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (anything by this author is good)

    Commonwealth by Ann Patchett ( anything by this author is good)

    Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    Orphan Masters Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize winner)


    • 10 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Lapham Center

    Play will resume when Lapham reopens

    This group was created for purely social bridge where players of all levels can just have fun practicing and improving their skills while enjoying the company of other ladies who are there to do the same thing. We are a fun-loving group and welcome players of all levels to be members of a set group or as substitutes. We play bridge on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May starting at 9:15 at the Lapham Center. If you would like to join us for social bridge, or as a substitute, please contact Simin Zendehrouh.

Past events

26 Oct 2020 Encore Book Group - October
22 Oct 2020 Cycling Anyone?
15 Oct 2020 Encore Summer Tennis
8 Oct 2020 EATS Luncheon
7 Oct 2020 Art in the Park
3 Oct 2020 Fall Twilight Tailgate at Thyme Meadow
28 Sep 2020 Encore Book Group - September
25 Sep 2020 Critic's Corner
17 Sep 2020 Rosé Wine Tasting
17 Sep 2020 EATS Coffee
16 Sep 2020 Prospective and New Member Coffee
15 Sep 2020 Kayak Klub
13 Sep 2020 George Gershwin Alone
27 Jul 2020 Encore Book Group- July
3 Jul 2020 Hamilton
29 Jun 2020 Encore Book Group- June
19 Jun 2020 Summer Sculpture Soiree
25 May 2020 Encore Book Group-May
27 Apr 2020 Encore Book Group-April
9 Apr 2020 An Evening of Sondheim-Online
6 Apr 2020 Coffee, Culture, and Conversation, All Member Coffee
2 Apr 2020 Encore Golf League
13 Mar 2020 Hiking- March
28 Feb 2020 Critics Corner -February
27 Feb 2020 Ladies Winter Luncheon
31 Jan 2020 Critics Corner - January
27 Jan 2020 Encore Book Group- January
15 Dec 2019 Encore’s Annual Holiday Party
6 Dec 2019 Critics Corner - December
5 Dec 2019 EXPO December- Paris, Capital of Fashion Museum Trip
21 Nov 2019 EXPO Moulin Rouge - Broadway Show
28 Oct 2019 Encore Book Group- October
25 Oct 2019 Critics Corner -October
23 Oct 2019 Ladies Night Out-Board & Brush Creative Studio
18 Oct 2019 Hiking- October
16 Oct 2019 Encore Fall Luncheon - Basso Café Restaurant & Bar
30 Sep 2019 Encore Book Group- September
27 Sep 2019 Critics Corner -September
20 Sep 2019 Hiking- September
20 Sep 2019 EXPO -Thimble Cruise & Lunch
14 Sep 2019 Welcome Back Potluck Party
29 Jul 2019 Kayak Klub
16 Jul 2019 Kayak Klub
28 Jun 2019 Kayak Klub
17 Jun 2019 Encore Book Group -June
13 Jun 2019 Eating and Tasting Society (EATS)
9 Jun 2019 Big Green Truck Pizza Paaarty
7 Jun 2019 Critics Corner - June
4 Jun 2019 EXPO- June Untermyer Park, Yonkers NY
31 May 2019 Hiking- May
21 May 2019 Encore Tennis Meeting
20 May 2019 Encore Book Group -May
17 May 2019 EXPO- May- Lilac Girls House
15 May 2019 May Luncheon and Fashion Show
8 May 2019 SOLD OUT- In The Heights Musical
29 Apr 2019 Encore Book Group - April
26 Apr 2019 Critics Corner - April
26 Apr 2019 Expo- Neue Galerie NYC
24 Apr 2019 April EXPO- Florence Griswold Museum
19 Apr 2019 Hiking- April
15 Apr 2019 Photo Sorting, Arranging and Scrapbooking
10 Apr 2019 Bridge Group
29 Mar 2019 Critics Corner - March
28 Mar 2019 Encore Golf League
28 Mar 2019 All Member Invitation: Coffee, Culture and Conversation
25 Mar 2019 Book Group - March
20 Mar 2019 March Expo - Play with your Food
7 Mar 2019 Encore Winter Luncheon
25 Feb 2019 Book Group - February
22 Feb 2019 Critics Corner -February
22 Feb 2019 Hiking- February
14 Feb 2019 E.A.T.S. -February
13 Feb 2019 Bridge Group
28 Jan 2019 Book Group - January
25 Jan 2019 Critics Corner -January
11 Jan 2019 Hiking-January
10 Jan 2019 E.A.T.S. -January
12 Dec 2018 Connecticut Christmas Theater Outing
10 Dec 2018 Book Group - December
7 Dec 2018 Hiking-December
9 Nov 2018 Hiking-November
8 Nov 2018 E.A.T.S. -November
7 Nov 2018 Haircuts, Hairstyles and Color
29 Oct 2018 Book Group - October
26 Oct 2018 Critics Corner - October
17 Oct 2018 Yale British Art Tour
16 Oct 2018 Visions of Hawaii Exhibit- Rescheduled
12 Oct 2018 Hiking-October
11 Oct 2018 E.A.T.S. - October
10 Oct 2018 Fall Luncheon
28 Sep 2018 Critics Corner September
25 Sep 2018 Visions of Hawaii Exhibit- Rescheduled
24 Sep 2018 Book Group September
18 Sep 2018 Visions of Hawaii Exhibit
14 Sep 2018 Hiking Group-September
13 Sep 2018 E.A.T.S. - September
12 Sep 2018 Bridge Group
25 Jun 2018 Book Group June
14 Jun 2018 E.A.T.S. June
8 Jun 2018 Hiking Group
6 Jun 2018 Summer Tennis
2 Jun 2018 Encore Summer Party
30 May 2018 Expo Day Trip to Wave Hill
21 May 2018 Book Group May
18 May 2018 Critics Corner May
11 May 2018 Hiking Group
10 May 2018 E.A.T.S. May
9 May 2018 Daytime Bridge
3 May 2018 Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show
30 Apr 2018 Book Group April
27 Apr 2018 Critics Corner April
12 Apr 2018 E.A.T.S. April
26 Mar 2018 Book Group March
23 Mar 2018 Critics Corner March
8 Mar 2018 E.A.T.S. March
27 Feb 2018 Winter Luncheon
26 Feb 2018 Book Group February
23 Feb 2018 Critics Corner February
13 Feb 2018 A Chocolate Experience
8 Feb 2018 E.A.T.S. February
29 Jan 2018 Book Group January
19 Jan 2018 Critics Corner
11 Jan 2018 E.A.T.S. January
8 Jan 2018 Expo Monday Night at the Movies
13 Dec 2017 Expo goes to Broadway
11 Dec 2017 Book Group
3 Dec 2017 Encore Holiday Party
17 Nov 2017 Critics Corner
10 Nov 2017 Hiking Group
9 Nov 2017 E.A.T.S.
27 Oct 2017 Critics Corner
27 Oct 2017 Expo Outing - Storm King
23 Oct 2017 Book Group
20 Oct 2017 E.A.T.S.
14 Oct 2017 Fall Pot Luck Supper
13 Oct 2017 Hiking Group
12 Oct 2017 Fall Luncheon
19 Sep 2017 Golf Group
15 Sep 2017 Critics' Corner
14 Sep 2017 E.A.T.S.

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