Community Buzz: Cookie sales, Lapham events and more
Registration for winter programs at Lapham Community Center will be starting soon and will continue until all classes are filled. Registration for most classes can be accomplished in person, by mail, by phone or online at at laphamcenter.org. All are free and open to the public; reservations are requested at 203-594-3620.
Medicare help: Medicare counselors are now helping recipients review their prescription drug plans, known as Medicare Part D. The annual Open Enrollment period, which runs until Dec. 7, is the only time Part D plans can be changed. Prescription drug companies often take this opportunity to make changes to their rules, formularies and pricing. The only way for Medicare recipients to know that the plan that was best for them in 2016 will also be the best one in 2017 is to use the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder located at Medicare.gov.
In the first two weeks of this Open Enrollment period, Lapham’s Medicare counselors have helped New Canaan residents save over $40,000.
Call to schedule a free one-hour meeting.
Tech help: Librarians Laura Miller and Tina Kennedy will hold an iPad/iPhone for Beginners class on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. They will teach the basics along with some helpful tips and tricks. Please call to register.
Cartoons on display
Mary Anne Case of New Canaan is displaying some of her work at the Wilton library starting this weekend. The National Cartoonists Society Connecticut Chapter is exhibiting noteworthy cartoons from local artists, including Case.
Brian Walker, who lives in Wilton and works out of the Silvermine Market in New Canaan, is also part of the exhibit. Walker helps write and produce the iconic newspaper comic strips, “Hi and Lois” and “Beetle Bailey” — both of which his father Mort created in the ‘50s with the help of cartoonist Dik Browne, who started “Hagar the Horrible” in the ‘70s. Brian Walker now works with his father Mort, older brother Greg and Dik Browne’s son Chance, along with veteran cartoonist Jerry Dumas. Work from the Walker and Browne families, as well as Chase, are also on display.
The exhibition runs through Nov. 11.
Get your cookies!
Girl Scouts in Connecticut will be hosting statewide cookie booths at a variety of locations Nov. 5 through 13.
Mackenzie’s, 7 South Ave.
Nov. 5: 9-10:30 a.m.; noon-3 p.m.
Nov. 6: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: noon-1:30 p.m.
Starbucks, 88 Park St.
Nov. 5: 9-10:30 a.m.; noon-1:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Bow Tie Playhouse,
89 Elm St.
Nov. 5: noon-1:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tony’s Deli, 78 Pine St.
Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road
Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saxe Middle School,
468 South Ave.
Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
At the Election Day Booth Sales, cookies include favorites such as Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and Savannah Smiles. Election Day Booth Sales dates and times are subject to change. Go to gsofct.org and click on the “Looking for Cookies” button for updated booth information.
Again this year, many of the booths will offer customers the opportunity to support Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Cookies for Heroes Gift of Caring program. Cookies are a wonderful way to thank our service women and men who serve overseas and at home.