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    • 6 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mead Park

    Get into the swing of Summer! Encore's Summer Tennis is underway, for members who are intermediate or above tennis players that are interested in playing social tennis from June through August @ Mead Park.

    If you would like to be a sub on the list, contact Mary Aldrich. Play is from 9 to 10 am. Permits must be purchased ahead of time at the New Canaan Recreation Department.

    For more information, contact 

    Mary Aldrich, 203-972-1202, Ncctmary@aol.com

    Joanna Toscano, 203-972-2835, jojo83152@yahoo.com


    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New York Botanical Gardens

    The Encore Expo group will be heading to the N.Y. Botanical Gardens on September 18 to see Georgia O’Keeffe: “Visions of Hawaii”. The exhibit includes rarely seen Georgia O’Keeffe paintings of Hawaii from a 9 week visit in 1939, and a short film featuring O’Keeffe’s letters to her husband, famed photographer Alfred

    Stieglitz. In addition, the Haupt Conservatory has a grand display of remarkable beauty and variety of Hawaiian flora.

    The group will meet at Waveny Park at 9:30 am. to carpool to NYBG. The exhibit opens at 10:00 am. 

    Visitors will pay upon entering the NYBG: Adults $23; Seniors $20: Members Free.

    Lunch at the Hudson Garden Grill will follow the tour and the cost will be divided equally among attendees.  

    To reserve your spot, please email co-chairs by September 14.

    Nancy Jordan nancycjordan@gmail.com

    Robin Miner rob2miner@aol.com


    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    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.

    I want to thank May-Lis and Jay Gronlund for hosting our May meeting. We had lively discussions and rated:

    Tully – Which received a 7.0 out of 10.  The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother.  Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

     Lean on Pete – It received a meager 5.3 out of 10. A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.  Director: Andrew Haigh, Writers: Andrew Haigh, Willy Vlautin (novel), Stars: Travis Fimmel, Steve Zahn, Charlie Plummer.

    Critics Corner is on summer hiatus, June through August.  The next meeting of Critics’ Corner will be Friday, September 28th.  Please contat Jeannette Glazer with questions over the summer glazerje@yahoo.com 203-966-2063 

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Cava 2 Forest Street, New Canaan
    Register

    Please join us at Cava at 2 Forest Street New Canaan for a special lunch with local celebrities. Founders of The Secret Ingredient Girls (thesecretingredientgirls.com) a sleek website sharing their passion for good food, wellness and beauty empowering women to find their “secret ingredient”. Silvia is a reknowned chef, blogger, TV personality and won “Chopped” on the Food Network. Alina is a certified olive oil sensory expert - one of the few women in the world with this title. Silvia and Alina will be showcasing items from their website with a tasting! Read more 

       

    Lunch includes your choice of an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and iced tea. A cash bar will be available as well. 

    Please sign up on-line or download mail-in tear sheet. Questions? contact Meg Petersen   203.231.6435

    We look forward to seeing you! 

    Christina Fagerstal – Meg Petersen – Pat Timberlake


    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Chester, CT

     A Connecticut Christmas Carol  

    Get into the holiday spirit with this feel-good original Connecticut Christmas musical! 

    Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.  The trailer from last year can be seen HERE.

    We will carpool to picturesque Chester, CT for lunch and the matinee. Get your tickets now - only two tickets are left.  Once those are gone, we will be taking names for the wait list. 

    The cost is $75 per person which covers the cost of the ticket and transportation.  The cost of lunch will be split that day.  Drivers will be selected in order registered and reimbursed $50 for gas as a “thank you."

    Please sign up by downloading this form mail to Pamela Crum, 72 Norholt Drive, New Canaan, CT 06840, with your check for $75 made out to ENCORE.  If you are wait listed, you will be notified and your check held.

    Details:  We will meet at a New Canaan location TBD at 9:30.  The drive is about 1.5 hours on majors roads.  We should arrive in time to have lunch and walk around this charming town.  The show is 90 minutes long.  We will return as soon as the show is over and should be back to New Canaan approximately 5:00 – 5:30.

    Questions: Contact Pamela Crum

    NYC Musical Information:  If you are interested in seeing a fun, affordable musical in NYC this Fall, go to Desperate Measures.  In this musical, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure meets the old west with good repartee, wonderful performances, and a fun Drama Desk winning score.  Tickets are available through October.  (Not recommended for young children.)

Past events

25 Jun 2018 Book Group June
14 Jun 2018 E.A.T.S. June
8 Jun 2018 Hiking Group
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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