Community Buzz: Kiwanis hosts CEO of NCCF, ‘April in Paris,’ Sports and school...
Published 9:22 am, Friday, April 21, 2017
Patterson shared news on the foundation’s annual grant cycle, which recently engaged about 100 local volunteers, its upcoming Touch A Life Luncheon on April 25 at Woodway Country Club, which will benefit emergency assistance for town residents in need, and the organization’s 10-years-running Young Philanthropist’s Program, where high school students learn about local nonprofits and philanthropy, and make grant investments in the community.
‘April in Paris’
Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald’s famous song, Waveny LifeCare Network’s Adult Day Program celebrated the charm of spring with its very own “April in Paris.”
On April 10, Waveny’s Adult Day Program participants enjoyed an entire day of activities and programs devoted to the “City of Love,” including live Parisian-themed musical entertainment.
To learn more about the New Canaan-based Adult Day Program, which provides daytime caregiver relief, meaningful camaraderie for seniors, and free local transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, call 203-594-5429 or visit Waveny.org.
Sports and school
Union College athletes are committed to the pursuit of academic and competitive excellence on the field and in the classroom.
Richardson, a member of the class of 2017, is on the lacrosse team.
At the Library
Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for events at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.
Defeat the drought: Droughts have been plaguing various parts of the country this past year, including the Northeast. On Earth Day, April 22, Aquarion Water Company will present the program “Defeat the Drought: Conserving Water in New Canaan.”
The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room.
In addition to the talk, children from the Young Entrepreneurs program of the organization New Canaan Parents 4 Kids will explain the various projects they’ve been working on to raise awareness about the drought, such as measuring rainfall and creating communal art, as well brainstorming ideas on how to conserve water.
Glass House Presents: On April 24, Erica Stoller, the director of a photo agency, and architectural historian and critic Nina Rappaport will present a lecture on Ezra Stoller, the preeminent American architectural photographer whose images helped define mid-century modernism.
Stoller and Rappaport appear as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library, an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and modernism in New Canaan and beyond.
The event starts with a light reception at 6 p.m., followed by the talk at 6:30 p.m.
Explore the universe: Before this summer’s total solar eclipse occurs, learn about the mysteries of the universe with astronomer Kevin Manning on April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Manning,an astronomer, author, and former consultant to NASA, will present a virtual journey throughout the cosmos with his talk, “The Universe: An All American Total Solar Eclipse.” Learn about the mysteries of eclipses and other celestial events before this summer’s total eclipse, when the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun.
Following the indoor presentation, weather permitting, attendees are invited to go outdoors to view celestial objects in the sky (such as the ice crystal rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon) through a powerful hand-crafted telescope.
This event is open to all ages.
Community tag sale Saturday
New Canaan Country School, a co-ed, independent, day school, will host its 10th annual Deal Days tag sale on April 22.
This community-wide event is open to the public and offers thousands of items at great value prices including: antiques, art, furniture, clothing, baby gear, collectibles, household accessories, sporting goods, toys, outdoor and garden gear, vehicles, musical instruments and more.
Early-bird shoppers can access the tag sale between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. for a fee of $10.
Admission is free for all from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The sale will be held in the Watson Gym on the Country School campus, located at 635 Frogtown Road, and free parking will be available.
Sarah Kennedy, of New Canaan, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kennedy was initiated at Fordham University.
Kennedy is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.