30 Days of Family: April 2018

Dinner Makes a Difference!

When children have dinner with their families five to seven times a week, they are 33% less likely to use alcohol or drugs. Families that eat together have…

  • More nutritious diets
  • Teens who are less likely to be involved in risky behavior
  • Children with better language skills and academic scores
  • A lower obesity rate
  • Children who enjoy a variety of foods
  • Better relationships with each other and their community

Upcoming Events

2018 Events TBD. View last year’s events below!

Saturday | April 1st

PJs & Pancakes
New Canaan Mounted Troop Open Horse Show
2017 YWL Easter Egg Hunt- Waveny Park
Family Nature Adventures: Mianus River Gorge Hike

Thursday | April 6th

30 Days of Family Kickoff Dinner at Gates

Tuesdays | April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Teen & Parent Volleyball

Wednesdays | April 12th, 19th & 26th

Story Time with Miss Adrienne

Thursday – Saturday | April 13th – 15th

The Great Egg Hunt & Spring Celebration

Sunday | April 16th

Grace Community Church Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday | April 20th

HAPPY HOUR: Helping Youth Make Smart, Healthy Decisions

Friday | April 21st

Community Dinner

Saturday | April 22nd

Earth Day Open Art Studio
Defeat the Drought: Conserving Water in New Canaan
Spring Peepers Hike

Saturday | April 29th

Beach BBQ


Town of New Canaan Family Services
Jacqueline D’Louhy

New Canaan Cares
Meg Domino

Grace Community Church
Jake Kircher

New Canaan Library
Christle Chumney, MLIS

New Canaan YMCA
Davie Cedela

Kids in Crisis
Deb Katz

New Canaan Mounted Troop
Sarah Tucker


New Canaan Nature Center
Michelle Hips

Grace Farms Foundation
Lisa Lynne Kirkpatrick

New Canaan Coalition for Youth & Families
Jacqueline D’Louhy

Communities 4 Action

New Canaan Recreation Department

Additional Resources