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October 2021

COVID-19 Update: What Pediatricians & Families Should Know Now to Keep Kids Healthy

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

On October 20th, this Wednesday, join a panel of pediatric specialists from Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital for an informational webinar on the latest developments in the impact of COVID-19 on children’s health. Our experts will discuss everything pediatricians and families should know about kids and the coronavirus today, including: • Vaccinations for children of all ages • Back-to-school concerns and safety • Masks for children • Delta and other variants • Mental health impacts of the…

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New Canaan CARES – SOS: The Scoop on Sleep

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

via Zoom Families with children Pre-K to Grade 4 Join Dr. Whitney Roban, Clinical Psychologist & Renowned Sleep Expert to become educated on why sleep is considered the third pillar of health, and learn healthy sleep secrets. Sleep topics covered will include: Why sleep is so important How much sleep do we need What happens to our bodies while we sleep Habits for healthy sleep Healthy sleep routines vs. sleep myths

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Exploring Nature Series

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 United States
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$20

Join Nature Initiative Director Mark Fowler and visiting explorer Richard Wiese from the renowned Explorers Club, where Mark serves as Vice President of Conservation, Wildlife and Sustainability, for an engaging conversation on topics ranging from preserving forest, protecting wildlife and restoring our climate, among many others.

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The Creative Happy Hour

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Norwalk Art Space, 455 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850 United States
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Free

Join us on Thursday, October 21, from 5-7pm for a multi-disciplinary artistic happy hour with live music! Fabulous food and seasonal cocktails (and non-alcoholic drinks) will be available for purchase from our cafe (run by award-winning chef Bill Taibe, 2021 Restaurateur of the Year in CT) and the team at the Art Space Cafe. Join in and get inspired by: - TNAS Animation Club with Tiara Trent - in the classroom - Scribes at TNAS (writers workshop) with Samantha Weaver…

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“Women’s Roles in the Civil War” Presented by Professor Catherine Clinton, Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

New Canaan Library presents a fascinating lecture by historian and professor Catherine Clinton, who will discuss the wide range of roles women took on during the Civil War. The live webinar will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in. This program supports the Library’s annual Literary Luncheon fundraiser, an event that this year features author Martha Hall Kelly, speaking on Sunflower Sisters, her latest historical novel set during the…

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DVCC’s Harvest Fest 2021

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Shorehaven Golf Club, 14 Canfield Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06855 United States
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$200

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) will host its annual fundraising event, Harvest Fest, on Friday, October 22 at Shorehaven Golf Club. Beautiful views of the golf course and Long Island Sound are the perfect backdrop for this year's theme, "A Marvelous Night for a Moondance." The fun, festive evening will include cocktails on the patio, dinner, and dancing with live music from Fairfield County's favorite cover band, Fake ID.

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Design for Freedom and Sustainable Materials Tour

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 United States
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$30

Nora Rizzo, Sustainable Materials Director at Grace Farms, will tour the SANAA-designed River building and Barns to highlight ethical and sustainable material sourcing. In buildings worldwide, glass, brick, timber, stone, and copper are vulnerable to being produced with forced labor, and this tour will offer guidance for asking questions about material sourcing as a professional or consumer.

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Fieldnotes on Time Featuring Distinguished Poet Tracy K. Smith

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 United States
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$25

The grammar of time allows a way of perceiving that assumes a layered composition of past events and future becomings, a perspective often lacking in daily life and in public discourse. Join the 22nd United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Harvard professor for a program that invites participants into a world of ideas from the Arts Initiative’s interdisciplinary study of time at Grace Farms. A book signing will follow the reading.

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A Spooky Soireé for the Arts

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Party Is Brewing… Join us for an Evening of Spirits & Drama to support the Arts in New Canaan Saturday, October 23 Haunted Cocktail Soirée @ The Carriage Barn / 6pm Performance of The Turn of the Screw @ The Powerhouse Theater / 8pm $75 Includes admission to cocktail soiree and play $200 Includes admission to cocktail soiree, reserved theater seating, and a one year membership to the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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Movie Night!

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, 06840 United States
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The Youth from First Pres and St Marks church are gathering to enjoy popcorn, fire pits and a movie on the great lawn at St Marks. Grades 7 - 12 are welcome! Parent volunteers will be helping out. Please rvsp to meganwunderlich@gmail.com or suzannejharrison@hotmail.com

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