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    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 3 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 Oct 2022
    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Mead Park, New Canaan

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    April 27th - October 19th

    11 am - 1 pm 

    Mead Park Courts, New Canaan

    Encore pickleball begins on Wednesday, April 20. We have two courts (court 3 and 4) every Wednesday through Oct 19.

    No permit required. 

    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. 

    If you are new and want to hit before then, I will be happy to hit some balls with you. 

    We will be using SignUp Genius for weekly signups. 

    If interested please Email:


    Diane Master 

    Pickleball Coordinator

    Cell is 203-619-1713.

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 8 Jun 2023
    • 8 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 .

    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Collis P. Huntington Preserve

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    Nourish your inner being and connect with nature! There is a hike planned to the Holcombe Hill Preserve in Newtown, CT on Friday, October 14.  We will climb to the second highest point in Fairfield County with a 360 degree look out point. Despite this fact, this will be a moderate two-to-three-hour hike. Dogs on a leash are also permitted.

    Please remember to bring snacks and water. Those who are interested can go to lunch afterwards. We will be meeting at 9:30 AM at the trail head. 

    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.

    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Gates Restaurant, New Canaan

    Encore Club of New Canaan

    Fall Luncheon

    Oct 20 at 11:30 AM

    Please join us to welcome new members and kick off a new year of fun and activities at 

    Gates Restaurant, 10 Forest St, New Canaan

    The guest speaker is

    Margaret Wenzel

    owner of HealthFare in New Canaan, PHD in Public Health and Human Sciences

    You Are What You Eat!...But More Accurately...

    You Are What You Can Assimilate From What you Eat!

    A closer look into the digestive process of middle-aged women.


    Caesar Salad

    Main Course (Choice of one)

    Chicken Paillard

    Shrimp Tacos

    Rigatoni a la Vodka

    BBQ Korean Beef Bowl

    Cookies, Coffee and Tea

    $38 per member, Guests $45      

           Questions or allergy restrictions? Email Kathy McGoldrick or call 516 510 0217.

    Please register by Monday, October 17, no exceptions or cancellations after this date

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 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.

    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

    Bush-Holley House | Historic Artists' Homes & StudiosBush Holley House Museum

    We will be visiting the Bush Holley House in Greenwich on Friday, October 28 at 12 noon. This treasure is a national historic landmark and historic house museum. It was constructed in 1730 and became the center of the Cos Cob art colony.

    There will be a 45-minute docent tour of the work of American Impressionist, JOHN HENRY TWACHTMAN and we will learn more about the history of the house and the art colony that was founded and operated there.

    The cost will be $10 per person. Please contact Pamela Huth or call 203 767 2671 if you are interested in going.

    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Jill Ernst's House

    30,496 Camera Film Illustrations & Clip Art - iStockWe will have our next Critics Corner meeting on October 28th, at 7:00 PM, at the home of Jill Ernst.

    The following movies will be discussed and then rated:

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    The Power of The Dog – (Available on Netflix) A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and son, until the unexpected comes to pass. This film is intense and thought-provoking.

    Where the Crawdads Sing (film) - Wikipedia

    Where the Crawdads Sing – (Available on Amazon Prime and other pay channels) From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery.  A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved.

    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.

    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Private home
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    Spooktacular Soirée

    Saturday, October 29th

    6:30 pm

    Cocktails and Hearty "Boo" Fay

    $65 per person

    Location: a private New Canaan home

    Costumes optional but encouraged!

    We will have a few hats and dress-up items to choose from!

    Space is limited.

    Please register by Friday, October 21st.

    No cancellations after this date.

    Questions? Please contact Deedee McKenna at 203-570-5848.

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    • 31 Oct 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Lapham, Downstairs

    The October meeting of the Encore Book Group will be held at 1:30, Monday, October 31, 2022, downstairs at Lapham.  We will be discussing Animal Farm by George Orwell.

     This is now considered a classic Satire on dictatorship and one of Orwell's most enduring short novels. Fueled by Orwell's intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing, both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works.

     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.

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Gruel Britannia Cafe, 2217 Post Road, Fairfield
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