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    • 2 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Lois Sandberg's house

    30,496 Camera Film Illustrations & Clip Art - iStockWe will have our next Critics Corner meeting on December 2nd, at 7:00 PM, at the home of Lois and Dick Sandberg.

    The following movies will be discussed and then rated:


    The Good House 2 - Coronado Times


    The Good House – (Available on Amazon Prime and other pay channels) Sigourney Weaver portrays a New England realtor who ignites long buried emotions and family secrets when she rekindles a romance with her old high school flame.



    Causeway (film) - Wikipedia

    Causeway – (Available on Apple TV+) Jennifer Lawrence in an intimate portrait of a soldier struggling to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans.




    If you enjoy going to the movies and love an opportunity to discuss the movie with other movie enthusiasts, then you should consider joining Critics’ Corner. We meet at a member’s house. After socializing over appetizers and some drinks, we then discuss and rate the two movies, which we will have already seen on our own. Each attendee brings either an appetizer or dessert and contributes $5 when they arrive to cover the cost of the drinks. Spouses and significant others welcome.

    Please email Jeannette Glazer or call 203 966 2063 if you would like to participate.

    • 5 Dec 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Lapham, Downstairs

    The December meeting of the Encore Book Group will be held at 1:30 on Monday, December 5, downstairs at Lapham.  We will be discussing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. 

    A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.

    I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

    I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

     There is always a lively discussion so please email Anne Sutcliffe by signing into encoreclubofnewcanaan.org and going to the directory if you’d like to participate.  If you RSVP to Anne, you can be alerted to any changes in the schedule or venue. You may also call 203-966-1167.


    • 6 Dec 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunny Valley Preserve, Bridgewater, CT

    A hike is planned on Tuesday, December 6 to the Sunny Valley Preserve in Bridgewater, CT. This area is north of Danbury on Route 7, an hour drive. We will be meeting at 9:30 at the trailhead, which is at the end of Hemlock Rd in Bridgewater. Do not waze Sunny Valley Preserve, it will put you in a totally different place. This will be a moderate two-to-three-hour hike with a nice lookout. Please remember snacks and water. Those who are interested can go to lunch afterwards. Carpooling is recommended.

    Email Liz Orteig or call 203-966-2359 if you would like to join on this hike or be on her list of hikers and to be informed about the latest hikes.

    • 11 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Canaan Country Club
    Register

    2,396 Nutcracker Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock Please join us for our

    Annual Holiday Party!

        Hearty Hors d’eourves, Dessert and Camaraderie!

    Sunday, December 11, 2022

    5:00-8:00

                        Country Club of New Canaan


    Don your festive attire and join us to toast to the holidays!! We always look forward to this special annual event! It’s a great opportunity to socialize with Encore friends and celebrate the season together!

    $65 per Person

    Cash Bar

    Members and Significant Others

    The Lambert Room and Living Room of the Country Club of New Canaan, complete with wood paneling and fireplaces, is a warm and inviting setting to enjoy reuniting with old friends, and making new friends! The Club will be beautifully decorated for a traditional New England holiday. Such a lovely ambiance! Hearty hors d’oeuvres, plus cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and coffee and tea are on the menu.

    Join us in the Living Room for your favorite cocktail, or if you prefer, there will be a Wine and Beer Bar in the Lambert Room.

    Note: this is a cash bar event, no credit cards can be accepted.

    Please RSVP early as this will be a very popular event and we don’t want you to miss out! Any questions or dietary concerns, please email Mary Liz Lewis.

    Register by December 7.

    Unfortunately there will be no refunds issued after that date.


    We look forward to seeing you! The Holidays are just around the corner!!

    Mary Liz Lewis, Aniela McCool, Gloria Zerdy


    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • Goodspeed Theatre, East Haddam, CT
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    Christmas In Connecticut - 1945 - Movie Poster Magnet | eBayChristmas In Connecticut”

    Play and Lunch 

    Date: December 15, 2022, 11:30 lunch, 2:00 show

    Place:  The Goodspeed Theatre, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

                The Gelston House, 8 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

    Cost:  $95 (includes side orchestra seat and 3 course lunch/tip)

    ***Ticket Sale And Menu Choice Ends: November 14, 2022***

    Join us for this world premiere of a musical comedy based on the Warner Bros classic film of 1945. A smart housekeeping columnist is asked by her publisher to host a war hero for Christmas dinner at her renowned Connecticut home, today’s Martha Stewart! The only problem? She can’t cook, she isn’t married and she lives in a tiny New York apartment. Certainly, a delightfully cheerful way to celebrate the holiday season.  Who doesn’t love Christmas In Connecticut!

    We’ll start with lunch at The Gelston House, a quaint B&B on the river across from the Goodspeed Theatre and then cross the street to the show.  Lunch includes salad, choice of entrée, dessert and tip.

    Please note:  Limited tickets available.  Sales end November 14, 2022.  Don’t delay, check your calendar and reserve today.  All sales final.

    Any questions please contact JoAnne Kennedy at 203-246-2580.

    Lunch Options (to be selected with registration):

    Parmesan Encrusted Cod with tomato chive beurre blanc sauce, risotto and vegetables.

    Pasta Cavatappi: vegetables, garlic, mozzarella with a light tomato sauce.

    Bistro steak with potatoes and vegetables.

    Gelston Chicken, parmesan encrusted with lemon beurre blanc sauce, potatoes and vegetables.

    Kobe beef burger with lettuce, tomato and French fries.


    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 14 Jun 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • 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. 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 email Simin Zendehrouh or call 203-966-7391.

    • 12 Jan 2023
    • 8 Jun 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Lapham Center

    EATS (The Eating and Tasting Society) is a fun, diverse group of 27 ladies, divided into 3 groups.  Each group gets together every three months, to plan and prepare a lunch for all the members.  Luncheons are usually held 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 December, July and August). 

    If you would like to join the group, find out more, or come as a guest, please email Kathy DeMarco or call 203-594-7956 .


    • 27 Jan 2023
    • 2 Jun 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • TBD

    5 Notable Movie Corvettes | CorvSport.com

    If you enjoy going to the movies and love an opportunity to discuss the movie with other movie enthusiasts, then you should consider joining Critics’ Corner. We meet at a member’s house. After socializing over appetizers and some drinks, we then discuss and rate the two movies, which we will have already seen on our own. Each attendee brings either an appetizer or dessert and contributes $5 when they arrive to cover the cost of the drinks.

    Please email Jeannette Glazer or call 203 966 2063 if you would like to participate.

    • 30 Jan 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Lapham, Downstairs

    The Personal LibrarianThe January meeting of the Encore Book Group will be held at 1:30, Monday, January 30, 2023, downstairs at Lapham.  We will be discussing The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

    A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

     There is always a lively discussion so please email Anne Sutcliffe by signing into encoreclubofnewcanaan.org and going to the directory if you’d like to participate.  If you RSVP to Anne, you can be alerted to any changes in the schedule or venue. You may also call 203-966-1167.



    • 27 Feb 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Lapham, Downstairs

    Growing UpThe February meeting of the Encore Book Group will be held at 1:30, Monday, February 27, 2023, downstairs at Lapham.  We will be discussing Growing Up by Russell Baker.  

    In this heartfelt memoir, groundbreaking Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Russell Baker traces his youth from the backwoods mountains of Virginia to a New Jersey commuter town to the Depression-shadowed landscape of Baltimore.

     There is always a lively discussion so please email Anne Sutcliffe by signing into encoreclubofnewcanaan.org and going to the directory if you’d like to participate.  If you RSVP to Anne, you can be alerted to any changes in the schedule or venue. You may also call 203-966-1167.



    • 27 Mar 2023
    • 26 Jun 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • Downstairs at Lapham

    The meetings of the Encore Book Group are held at 1:30 on Mondays, once a month. We meet downstairs at Lapham.  Books are chosen two months in advance. 

    There is always a lively discussion, so please email Anne Sutcliffe by signing into encoreclubofnewcanaan.org and going to the directory if you would like to participate. If you RSVP to Anne, you can be alerted to any changes in the schedule or venue. You may also call 203-966-1167.


    • 1 Apr 2023
    • 1:30 AM - 3:30 AM
    • Lapham Community Center

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    If you are interested in learning and playing a fun card game then Canasta is for you.  The group meets on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 at Lapham Community Center. 

    The first sixteen people who respond to the SignUpGenius invitation will have a seat at a table. The next combination (2, 3, or 4) will play according to number. 

    If you would like to be added to the list please email Geri Rhoades.

    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mead Park, New Canaan

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    Mead Park Courts, New Canaan

    Encore pickleball begins in April. We have usually have two courts (court 3 and 4) every Wednesday through October.

    All levels are welcome. Please bring a pickleball paddle and some OUTDOOR balls if you can.  Hopefully, we will have some extra paddles you can try. You can buy these on Amazon, at New Canaan Racquet Club or Dicks Sporting Goods

    We will be using SignUp Genius for weekly signups. 

    If interested please Email:

    Masterdiane@gmail.com


    Diane Master 

    Pickleball Coordinator

    Cell is 203-619-1713.

    • 1 May 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Mead Park Tennis Courts

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    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 weather permitting anytime from May through October at Mead Park Tennis Courts. Please email Liz Orteig to show your interest. Indicate whether you prefer to play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings. Play will usually 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.

Past events

16 Nov 2022 Afternoon Tea at Gruel Britannia
9 Nov 2022 Hiking with Liz
31 Oct 2022 Encore Book Group
29 Oct 2022 Spooktacular Soirée
28 Oct 2022 Critics Corner
28 Oct 2022 Bush Holley House Museum
20 Oct 2022 Fall Luncheon
14 Oct 2022 Hiking with Liz
30 Sep 2022 Results of Critics' Corner 2021-2022
30 Sep 2022 Critics Corner
28 Sep 2022 Prospective and New Member Coffee
26 Sep 2022 Encore Book Group
22 Sep 2022 EXPO Event
19 Sep 2022 Pickleball
11 Sep 2022 Kayak Klub
31 Jul 2022 Hiking with Liz
1 Jul 2022 2021-2022 COVID-19 Waiver
27 Jun 2022 Encore Book Group
24 Jun 2022 Summer Evening Social
10 Jun 2022 Board Luncheon
3 Jun 2022 Critics' Corner
24 May 2022 Tour and Tea at the Mather Homestead
23 May 2022 Encore Book Group
18 May 2022 Board Meeting
13 May 2022 Spring Fashion Show Luncheon
13 May 2022 2022-2023 Proposed Slate
6 May 2022 Critics' Corner
25 Apr 2022 Encore Book Group
20 Apr 2022 Board Meeting
18 Apr 2022 All Member & Prospective Member Spring Coffee 2022
8 Apr 2022 EXPO
28 Mar 2022 Encore Book Group
25 Mar 2022 Critics' Corner
24 Mar 2022 Winter Luncheon
16 Mar 2022 Board Meeting
28 Feb 2022 Encore Book Group
25 Feb 2022 Critics' Corner
31 Jan 2022 Encore Book Group
28 Jan 2022 Critics' Corner
12 Dec 2021 Holiday Party
8 Dec 2021 Hiking with Liz
6 Dec 2021 Encore Book Group
3 Dec 2021 Critics' Corner
18 Nov 2021 EXPO Event
14 Nov 2021 Bonfire Social
29 Oct 2021 Critics' Corner
25 Oct 2021 Encore Book Club
21 Oct 2021 Fall Luncheon
20 Oct 2021 Prospective & New Member Coffee
20 Oct 2021 Board Meeting
12 Oct 2021 Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
9 Oct 2021 Fall Tailgate
27 Sep 2021 Encore Book Club
27 Sep 2021 Tennis, anyone?
24 Sep 2021 Critics Corner
17 Aug 2021 Kayak Klub
1 Jul 2021 COVID-19 Waiver
28 Jun 2021 Encore Book Group
15 Jun 2021 Let's Walk!
10 Jun 2021 EATS Luncheon
9 Jun 2021 Board Meeting
4 Jun 2021 Critics Corner
24 May 2021 Encore Book Group
21 May 2021 Spring Fashion Show Luncheon
13 May 2021 EATS Luncheon
30 Apr 2021 Critics Corner
26 Apr 2021 Encore Book Group
21 Apr 2021 Pickleball
9 Apr 2021 Hiking with Liz
8 Apr 2021 EATS Luncheon
29 Mar 2021 Encore Book Group
26 Mar 2021 Critics Corner
23 Mar 2021 A Conversation with Kathleen
18 Mar 2021 Winter Luncheon
11 Mar 2021 Cooking Demonstration
11 Mar 2021 EATS Luncheon
26 Feb 2021 Critics Corner
22 Feb 2021 Encore Book Group
16 Feb 2021 Cooking Class: Pasta and Sauce
11 Feb 2021 EATS Luncheon
25 Jan 2021 Encore Book Group
21 Jan 2021 Zoomin' Scavenger Hunt
14 Jan 2021 EATS Luncheon
8 Jan 2021 Critics Corner
11 Dec 2020 Hiking with Liz
10 Dec 2020 Holiday Social Hour
9 Dec 2020 Board Meeting
7 Dec 2020 Book Group
4 Dec 2020 European Holiday Wine Tasting
15 Nov 2020 Mask-Er-Ade
12 Nov 2020 EATS Luncheon
1 Nov 2020 Encore Book Group- Book Suggestions
30 Oct 2020 Critic's Corner
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
18 Sep 2020 Hiking with Liz
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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