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Upcoming events

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Carriage Barn Arts Center,Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue,


    ncore invites all members to come and socialize at our ALL MEMBER COFFEE on APRIL 6th at the New Canaan Carriage Barn Arts Center. Our visit to the Carriage Barn coincides with the opening of their 30th juried contemporary art show SPECTRUM featuring contemporary art in all media. SPECTRUM: 2020 Visions will feature work that conveys the artists’ direction, aspirations and visions for the next decade and beyond!

    Take advantage of this opportunity to see friends and meet other members. This event is sponsored by Encore and is FREE of charge. To Register Online, please CLICK HERE. Come for the Coffee, Culture, and Conversation! We look forward to seeing you!

    If you have a friend who has not yet become a member of Encore and who might be interested in joining our fold, please register that guest too, or contact Christina Fagerstal,or Rosemary Overacker.


    • 8 Apr 2020
    • Lapham Center


    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. New this year: a beginner group is being formed! Please contact Simin if interested!

    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 at siminzee@yahoo.com.

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


    During this time of serious worries, some light, fun books may be in order.

     'Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St. Mary's' by Jodi Taylor. It is a stand-alone but  If you enjoy it there are many more to read in order.  NCL's Overdrive now has the first 3 books. It is face-paced and well researched for the historical facts.

    'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion.  Again it has other books that come after but it can stand on its own. Overdrive has it to borrow for free.  

    If you don't know about Overdrive and have a kindle and a New Canaan Library Card just click the Digital Library on the Library's website and choose the white O in a blue circle for overdrive. Email Anne Sutcliffe if you need help.

    If  you would like to learn more about the book club, email Anne Sutcliffe or call 203-966-1167

    *** Due to CORONAVIRUS gathering RESTRICTIONS this event, is cancelled or postponed, please contact the event chair for more information***

    • 15 May 2020
    • TBD

    Details forthcoming

    Save the Date

    • 1 Jun 2020

    The April 24th meeting has been cancelled. If you are interested in a Zoom virtual meeting please contact Jeannette. Here are some recommendations which are best actress Oscar nominated movies for your viewing pleasure, (and also click on "Details" below for other movies you may enjoy):

    BOMBSHELL – (Available on pay channels) Starring Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award (R) winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award (R) nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award (R) nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

    HARRIET – (Available on pay channels) Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

    Please CLICK HERE for  details’ to find a list of movies you may enjoy watching during this period of self-isolation.

     Please contact Jeanette by email and she will keep you updated. Ypu can also call 203-966-2063

    • 2 Jun 2020

    Who wants to play some tennis?! Encore's Summer Tennis is for members who are intermediate and/or advanced tennis players interested in playing social tennis on dates from June through September at Mead Park Tennis Courts. 

    Please email the information below to Tracey to show your interest. Tracey can also be reached at  203-253-4050

    Indicate whether you prefer to play on Tuesday or Thursday mornings, or can do either or both! Play will be from 8:30 to 10:00 am, or 9 to 10:30 am, depending on schedules.

    Tennis Permits (seniors $70, adults $100) must be purchased by you at the New Canaan Recreation Department prior to play, or you can pay $10 guest fee to the tennis hut each time…permits are encouraged. 

    • 2 Jun 2020
    • Saugatuck Falls Natural Area Redding, CT.

    In these troubling times, it is healthy to get outside and look at something other than the walls of your own house. Since Covid-19 has made homebodies of us all, We need to focus on the positive as much as possible.  Spring plants and flowers are beginning to pop up in our gardens and in nature. Hiking is one of the safest activities that we can still enjoy if we follow a few common sense rules.  Keep at least 6 feet distant from others on trails. If you have a mask, wear it. Here are some suggestions of some places you can go.

    At this time the public parks (Waveny Park, Irwin Park and the Nature Center) are closed.  The New Canaan Land Trust has several properties with hiking trails on them, such as the Watson-Symington Preserve, or the Fowler preserve on Silvermine Road.  We suggest you look at the website and check if they are open, and download a map.  newcanaanlandtrust.org

    Third, there are many beautiful large land preserves in nearby towns.  Here is a partial list:

    • The Leon Levy preserve in South Salem, NY is on the corner of 123 and route 35.
    • Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY.   It is well marked, but very large.  You must download a map before hiking there.  https://parks.westchestergov.com/ward-pound-ridge-reservation
    • Babcock Preserve in Greenwich, CT
    • Mianus River Park, Greenwich-Stamford, CT
    • Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT
    • Trout Brook Valley, Weston, CT
    • Bennett’s Pond State Park, Ridgefield, CT
    • Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem, NY
    • Todd’s Point, Greenwich, CT
    • Devil’s Den in Weston, CT is closed, because it was overrun with visitors

     If you are not used to hiking, Always bring plenty of water, wear good shoes, and make sure you have a map when hiking in a large preserve.  Do some online research beforehand. Think of these as “a walk”, they do not have to be strenuous hikes. Be aware how much you have walked and if getting tired you can always turn around and go back to your car ;-).

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lapham Community Center

    The E.A.T.S. (The Eating and Tasting Society) is a fun, social group, centered around FOOD and FRIENDSHIP! Sign up as a guest and give it a try. E.A.T.S. is a group of 30 women, divided into three groups, who take turns getting together to plan and prepare a lunch for all the members. Each lunch takes on a theme.

     **** As you know our monthly EATS luncheons have been cancelled, In the meantime here is a delicious recipe submitted by Rose Bauersfeld****

     Berry- Oatmeal Bake

    If you would like to join the group, contact  Kathy De Marco  E.A.T.S. is always looking for new members and subs!  

Past events

2 Apr 2020 Encore Golf League
13 Mar 2020 Hiking- March
28 Feb 2020 Critics Corner -February
27 Feb 2020 Ladies Winter Luncheon
24 Feb 2020 Encore Book Group- February
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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