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    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 13 May 2020
    • 4 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. 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.

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Lapham Community Center

    Nothing says Valentine’s Day like red roses, hearts, and chocolate!  We will combine it all for the EATS Valentine’s Day Luncheon on Thursday, February 13.  It will definitely be a meal that we can serve to our special someone or to a group of friends.

    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.

    Luncheons are held at the Lapham Community Center nine times each year on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December, July and August).

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

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Downstairs at Lapham

    We will be discussing the critically acclaimed, In the Garden of Beasts, by Eric Larson.  William E. Dodd was the first ambassador to Nazi Germany in 1933.  Dodd and his family moved to Berlin in a time that was a turning point in history.  With the tense atmosphere of the period, and unforgettable portraits of some of the main characters in the Nazi regime the book lends an eyewitness perspective to the events as they unfold.

      Please email  Anne you’d like to come.If you RSVP, you can be  alerted to you to any changes in the schedule or venue.

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

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Gates Restaurant, 10 Forest Street, New Canaan

    Join us for a respite from the winter doldrums and enjoy the warmth and camaraderie at our Encore winter luncheon at Gates Restaurant.  The renowned Chef Luis has prepared a delicious gourmet menu.

    Our speaker, Tucker Murphy, Executive Director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, will inform us of new and exciting happenings in New Canaan. 

    Please choose one of the appetizers and one of the entrees listed below when you register. Please click on the blue/green word, "menu", for a detailed description of each dish menu . The menu will be in your downloads on your computer, and present a file you can open on your phone.


    Chef  Luis Salad 

    Picadilla Salad


    Rigatoni A La Vodka

    Faroe Island Salmon Teriyaki

    Chicken Palliard

    Churrasco     Coffee /Tea included. Cash bar for all other drinks.

    Deadline to register is by February 20

    We will not be offering tear strips this year; if you need assistance with signing up online please contact Bernice Laird .

    For more information or if you have questions, please contact Joanne Santulli. 

    FEE:  $43 PP Member.    $46 PP Guest.

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glazer Home, 98 Middle Ridge Road, New Canaan,

    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 pays $5 to cover the cost of the drinks and brings either an appetizer or dessert., we will be discussing the following movies. See them on your own and be ready to discuss.

    The next meeting of Critics' Corner will take place on Friday, February 28th. We will start at 7:00PM with appetizers and drinks before discussing and then rating the following two movies: 

    LITTLE WOMEN - Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig's take, the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    1917 - At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers--Blake's own brother among them.

    Please advise if you plan to attend by emailing Jeanette or call her  at 203-966-2063  and whether you will be bringing an appetizer or a dessert.

    • 2 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Oak Hills Golf Course

    GOLF - Who wants to play some golf?

    Our Oak Hills 9-hole ladies golf group played our last rounds this past Wednesday at Oak Hills Golf Course. A social end of season awards luncheon was held this past Wednesday at Giovanni's to share stories and plan for the upcoming season.

    Please let Tracy Van Ess know if you would like to play some golf in the Spring and she will add you to the list!!

     Please email Tracy Van Ess or call 203-253-4050

    • 30 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Downstairs at Lapham

    We will be discussing Akin by Emma Donoghue.  A “soul stirring” novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Room.

    From The Guardian review: ‘Atmospherically, the two novels could hardly be further apart: Room is lightless, squalid, oppressive; Akin is set amid the restaurants and promenades and bright, caressing sun of the French Riviera.’ Read the review: 


      Please email  Anne you’d like to come.If you RSVP, you can be  alerted to you to any changes in the schedule or venue.

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

    • 29 Apr 2020

    EXPO will be taking a trip to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan on Wednesday, April 29. We will tour the Cathedral and have lunch before returning to New Canaan.  Mark your calendars!  Details on timing and sign up will follow.

    Robin Miner

    Aniela McCool

    Robin MIner and Aniela McCool

    • 2 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBD

    Our tennis group was sad to play our last Mead Park outdoor games this past Tuesday. A social end of season gathering was held on Thursday Oct 17th evening to share camaraderie and celebrate the Fall's arrival.

    Please email Tracy Van Ess if you would like to play some tennis in the Spring and she will add you to the list!! You can also call Tracey at 203-253-4050

    • 15 May 2020
    • TBD

    Details forthcoming

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Past events

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
15 Nov 2019 Hiking- November
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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