Special Programming, RSVP is required one day prior unless otherwise noted. Please call 203-389-3430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2: Independence Day lunch and holiday craft. American flag mason jar craft with Kristy Moriarty, from 11 am – 12 pm in The Center café.
July 8: AARP Safe Driver Training, 9 am – 1 pm, Center lounge. $15 – members; $20, non-members. RSVP required.
July 15: Lunch Bunch! Join in for lunch with friends at Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale in New Haven. Transportation is provided by The Center ($3) or meet us at the restaurant. Self-pay at the restaurant.
July 16: Lunch entertainment with Brian Gillie begins at 12:15 pm. RSVP required.
July 19: Fashion show at Elim Park Independent Living in Cheshire. Transportation available for $3. Bus will depart Center at 10:15 am and return at 2:00 pm. This event is sponsored by New England Young at Heart. Light fare will be served as well as shopping and informational vendors available.
July 23: Clear Captions telephone information program 12:30 pm. Learn more about no cost, captioned phones for those with hearing loss. RSVP required.
July 30: Annual Summer Indoor Picnic co-sponsored by the Woodbridge Police Dept.: $6.00 – BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, watermelon and brownies. RSVP required by July 23. Lunch begins at 12:15 pm with entertainment provided by John Paolillo.
Aug. 8: An Education in the Grotesque lecture at 6 pm at the Woodbridge Library meeting room. This event features Bethany resident Mathew Duman who will highlight a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings at Yale University. This event is co-sponsored by the Woodbridge Library.
Aug. 8: Living Treasure nomination forms are due. Forms are available at the Human Services Department and at www.woodbridgect.org.
Aug. 13: Lunch entertainment with Paul Schlein begins at 12:15 pm. RSVP required.
Aug. 19: Lunch Bunch! Join in for lunch with friends at the Outrigger Restaurant in Stratford. Transportation is provided by The Center ($3) or meet us at the restaurant. Self-pay at the restaurant.
Aug. 23: Free Yoga class with Julie Luciani at 11:45 am in room 16. See details about the class below.
Sept. 4, 11, 18: Free Art Classes with Graham Dale 10 am—12 pm in The Center Cafe. Come try a taste of art at no charge. This class is for novice to experienced artist and will include both demonstration and hands on participation. For a materials list please call. Ten week class follows in Oct. see details next page.
Sept. 10: 3rd annual town wide BBQ hosted by Coachman Square at Woodbridge from 12-2 pm at the picnic grove next to the Woodbridge Library. Come for hot dogs and hamburgers, stay for the entertainment or play a game of bocce. Coachman Square will provide a delicious BBQ to all town employees, first responders, and residents of the town of Woodbridge. Entertainment with Jim Sheehan. No cost, please RSVP.
Sept. 20: Community Wellness Event with New England Young at Heart. Health fair runs 10:30 am -1:30 pm in The Woodbridge Center’s café. This event features vendors in health, wellness, home and beauty. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to become a vendor please call Elaine Marcucio at 203-463-8339.
Sept. 25: Trip! Broadway with choice of show, Tootsie or Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, lunch at Carmines, and transportation for $245.00. RSVP by Aug. 16.
October 2: Living Treasure Award Dinner — Save the date!
July Lunch Menu
Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at The Center café, at 12:15 pm. Cost is $3 for dine-in meals, $4 for take-out. RSVP is required by noon one day prior. Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert.
7/2 Garlic herb meatloaf with mashed potatoes and carrots, 7/4 Closed: Independence Day, 7/9 Stuffed Sole with jasmine rice, 7/11 Baked ziti with meatballs and grilled zucchini, 7/16 Herb roasted turkey with roasted sweet potatoes, 7/18 Bruschetta veal cutlets with roasted potatoes and vegetable, 7/23 Roast beef with gravy, baked potatoes and vegetable, 7/25 Stuffed flounder with fried rice, 7/30 Annual Indoor Picnic! BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, watermelon and cookies ($6.00), 8/1 Chicken cacciatore with linguini, 8/6 General Tso chicken with jasmine rice.
Living Treasure Award nominations due Aug. 8
The Living Treasure Awards event is a fundraiser for The Woodbridge Center honoring community-minded Woodbridge residents for their dedication to the town and for their years of community service. Nomination forms are available at the town website and through the Human Services Department.
The award dinner will be Oct. 2nd in The Center Gymnasium at 5:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Human Services Dept. at 203-389-3429.
The event also includes a silent auction, a program and a delicious dinner. Don’t miss a chance to advertise your business with a wide cross section of Woodbridge residents; this event brings all groups of Woodbridge residents together for a great night to honor the backbone of the community while raising money for The Woodbridge Center! Donations of silent auction items, purchase of ads in the program book and table sponsorships are available by calling The Woodbridge Center at 203-389-3430 or emailing email@example.com.
Calling all bocce, gin rummy, poker, canasta and spades players—call The Center and share your interest. The Center will put a group or a game together!
Weekly Craft Group Thursdays, 10 am – 1 pm, in The Center lounge. Calling all knitters and crocheters to join the group. Come for knitting and crocheting and stay for lunch! Don’t forget to make a lunch reservation.
Yoga for Healthy Aging Class meets Fridays, 11:45 am – 1 pm, in the Center Building, Rm. 16, with instructor Julie Luciani. Current session runs through Aug. 9, class fee will be pro-rated if joined late, call for details. Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all. Come try it out! Free class offered on Aug. 23. Next 12 week session begins Sept. 6th.
Mahjong: Mon. & Fri., 10 am, Center Building, Rm. 13.
Exercise with Laurie: Workout includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance. Bring weights if you have them. Class is in the Center gym, Tue. and Thu., 10–11 am. No need to sign up—just pay a drop in fee of $2. No class July 18, 23 and 25.
Book Club: The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 am at the Woodbridge Town Library. The next meeting is July 23 and the book will be A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. New members are welcome.
Art Class: Class meets each Wed., 10 am – 12 pm, in The Center café. The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale. Come try a taste of art at no charge. Sept. 4, 11, 18: Free Art Classes with Graham Dale 10 am—12 pm in The Center cafe. This class is for novice to experienced artist and will include both demonstration and hands on participation. For a materials list and to register please call. A new ten week class begins October 16; the fee is $60 and will be pro-rated for those joining late.
Tuesday Movies: Following lunch in The Woodbridge Center lounge at 1:15 pm: 7/2 What Men Want, 7/9 Holmes & Watson, 7/16 Isn’t It Romantic, 7/23 Gloria Bell 7/30, Silver Screen Selection: Roman Holiday (1953).
Ask the Nurse: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11 am – 12:30 pm, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered VNA Community Healthcare Nurse in The Center lounge.
Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 9:30 am, in the café.
Bridge: The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members! Join in for a friendly card game. No reservations—just come to The Center lounge for 1 pm.
Pinochle: Mon., Wed. or Thu., 1-4 pm, in The Center lounge. Come any day—the group looks for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!
Pickleball: Meets Mon-Thu. in the Center gym for group play, 12:30-2:30 pm and Fri., 12:30-3:30 pm. Paid annual members may arrange playing times with other players through the Doodle scheduling tool. Annual membership is $20 for Woodbridge residents and $25 for non-residents. Stop by the office to make payment. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.
Photo 1: Eighth grade students from Amity Middle School interview Woodbridge seniors for their end of year Capstone project. From left are Ann Adamovitch, Dottie Malerba, Nina Floriewicz and Karishman Bulsara.
Photo 2: Members of The Woodbridge Center’s art class pose with their art at the Area Agency on Aging’s Art of Aging exhibit. From left are Angie Belleza, Herb Portnoy, and Susan Rosner. Sign up for a free taste of the Center’s art class in September- see details below.