Songs of the Season

Enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility this holiday season with improvisational arrangements of seasonal music performed by local musicians. These calming selections, along with expansive winter views of our 80-acre preserve, will create an environment for reflection and contemplation. Schedule of Musicians:

December 19: Lisa Lynne Kirkpatrick
December 20: Karen Nisenson
December 21: Joyce DiCamillo
December 22: Tod Hedrick
December 26: Tod Hedrick
December 27: Doug Hartline
December 28: Doug Hartline

Gifting for Good

Enjoy a fun-filled, charitable evening assembling packages of blankets, toiletries, and other essential items for local families and children in need. Listen to live music from Big Yachty, wrap gifts, and create cards to bring cheer during the holiday season. This year, we are collaborating with the Walter E. Luckett, Jr. Foundation to distribute these boxes to local families during the holiday season.

December Community Dinner

Enjoy a special meal with friends and neighbors, featuring local performing artists. This affordable dining experience promises expansive views and excellent company. The evening will take place in the River building’s Commons—a 6,900 square foot glass room appointed with social community tables built from trees harvested on the grounds, comfortable sofas, and a coffee bar serving our very own Heavenly Roast. Join us after the December Community Dinner for Gifting for Good, a fun-filled, charitable evening assembling packages of blankets, toiletries, and other essential items for local families and children in need. Click here to donate in support of our Gifting for Good program.

Astronomy at Grace Farms | Geminid Meteor Shower

Watch the vibrant Geminid Meteor Shower over the expansive skies of Grace Farms. Join Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, and Tim Haag, Director of the New Canaan High School Planetarium, to learn about the history of the Geminids and enjoy the peak of the famous and bright meteor shower. Telescopes will be available, but visibility is dependent on the weather. The event is open to all ages.

Did You Hear … ?

The town received a notice of intent to sue from a New Canaan man injured when his Vespa presumably skidded out on Lambert Road one morning in June. At about 7:04 a.m. on June 12 (a Tuesday), he sustained “permanent injuries” including an ankle fracture and knee sprain, due to “deposits of gravel and/or sand and/or a slippery oil like substance upon Lambert Road which was open to traffic and concerning which no warnings or cautions were posted,” according to a notice filed Aug. 2 by attorney James Hyland, a partner in Hamden-based Mulvey, Oliver, Gould & Crotta. The man was traveling at or below the speed limit, the notice said. ***

The Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday voted 8-1 to approve Grace Farms for 12 events at the Lukes Wood Road organization to be auctioned off as fundraising items during its annual benefit in October.