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December 2015

Protecting New Canaan kids from the Opioid epidemic

In the war against drugs, opioids are winning.
Led by an expert panel, which also includes two young people in recovery, Athlete, Merit Scholar, Suburban Junkie: Protecting our Kids from the Opioid Epidemic will tell New Canaan what the community needs to know about this latest threat to local children.
The panel discussion and interactive presentation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 13, at New Canaan Town Hall, Town Meeting Room. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the program will run from 7– 8:30. Students in grades 7 and up are encouraged to attend with their families.

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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Class Starts Jan. 12 at Grace Farms

Register today for this informative course designed to educate women and girls on how to protect themselves and reduce their chances of becoming victims of assault and/or domestic violence. This class—including a self-defense demonstration—will address the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, and the impact drugs and alcohol have on student behavior. The course will meet twice a week for five weeks for an hour and a half each day.

Admission is free, but registration is required for the five week course.

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Christmas Eve Caroling at God’s Acre

Since 1919, the New Canaan community has gathered on God’s Acre on Christmas Eve to sing carols around the town Christmas Tree — a tradition begun by John E. Hersam, who founded the New Canaan Advertiser in 1908, and other members of the Town Band. That tradition continues this year, Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

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