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The Woodbridge Center Events 5/31/19

The Woodbridge Center Events 5/31/19

Thursday Lunches?

The Center’s Friday lunch program will move to Thursdays beginning, June 6 at 12:15 pm in The Center’s cafeteria.  Friday movies will move to Tuesdays at 1:15 pm starting June 4 in The Center lounge.  On Tuesdays, come for exercise at 10 am and stay for lunch and a movie!  On Thursdays come for exercise or craft group and stay for lunch!  Join in and make new friends or reconnect with old friends.

Honorary and Memorial Donations

In honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, The Woodbridge Center has donation envelopes available.  Please consider making an honorary or memorial donation to The Woodbridge Center in a parent’s name.  Funds are needed for improvements to The Center.

Transportation Information

The Town provides transportation for residents, weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.  Any resident 60 years or older, or permanently or temporarily disabled, may schedule transportation on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, call The Center 8:30 am – 4 pm weekdays.  Rides to medical appointments to Woodbridge, Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, New Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Branford, East Haven, Milford, North Haven, Wallingford, and West Haven are available.  Rides for grocery shopping, banking and the pharmacy are available on Wednesdays and daily rides to The Center’s activities are available.  Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of all appointments.

Special Programming, RSVP is required one day prior unless otherwise noted.

June 4:  Keeping Strong:  An Introduction to Food & Fitness with VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice begins 12:20 pm in The Center café.  The presentation focuses on ways to improve your health through making better diet choices and becoming more active.  RSVP if requesting lunch ($3/12:15 pm).

June 10:  AAA Roadwise Driver program 9 am -1 pm in The Center lounge.  This nationally recognized defensive driving course may qualify attendees for a discount on auto insurance.  Check with your insurance company to verify discount eligibility.  The class is offered at no charge.  RSVP is required.

June 11:  Lunch entertainment with Kayte Devlin begins at 12:15 pm. nRSVP required.

June 12:  Tech Wednesday at 3 pmiPhone open house in Library meeting room.  If you have questions about using your iPhone or other smart phones drop by — no reservations required.

June 13:  Reuse, Recycle!  Alicia Mulvihill, MPH, from the Quinnipiack Valley Health District will teach how to make a T-shirt tote bag.  This craft turns old T-shirts into reusable shopping bags.  Bring an old t-shirt!  Craft runs from 11 am – 12 pm in The Center lounge, no fee.

June 17:  Lunch Bunch — Join in for lunch with friends at Dockside Seafood and Grill in Branford.  Transportation is provided by The Center ($3) or meet us at the restaurant.  Self-pay at the restaurant.

June 18:  Lunch entertainment with Larry Batter begins at 12:15 pm.  RSVP required.

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 7 (Sunday):  Boston Pops at Tanglewood performing Across the Stars:  Music of John Williams with violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter.  Trip includes transportation, lunch (with entrée choice) and concert ticket (in the covered area of “The Shed”) for $145.  RSVP is required by June 7.

October 2:  Living Treasure Award Dinner — Save the date!

June 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.

6/4 Chicken burritos, rice and beans, 6/6 Eggplant parmesan over pasta, 6/11 Father’s Day Lunch! Pulled pork, coleslaw and root beer floats! 6/13 Shrimp with vegetables over pasta, 6/18 Roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable, 6/20 Broccoli & bacon quiche with garden vegetable soup, 6/25 Chicken cacciatore with pasta and Farewell cake for Elaine! 6/27 Japanese onion soup, General Tso’s chicken, blueberry and lemon trifle.

Living Treasure Committee Meets June 25

Here’s a chance to get involved with the 2nd annual Living Treasure Awards (LTA) event.  The planning committee is up and running and still looking for new members who would like to build on last year’s success, which raised funds to help pay for the ADA compliant restroom and new way-finding signs for The Center.  The LTA event is a fundraiser for The Woodbridge Center which honors community-minded Woodbridge residents for their dedication to the Town and for their years of community service.  The event also includes a silent auction, a program and a delicious dinner.  Donations of silent auction items, purchase of ads in the program book and table sponsorships are available by calling The Center at 203-389-3430 or emailing jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.

Ongoing Programming

Calling all 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.  No RSVP necessary.

Yoga for Healthy Aging Class meets Fridays, 11:45 am – 1 pm, in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani.  Session began May 24, class fee will be pro-rated if joined late (12 sessions for $75).  Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all.

Mahjong:  Monday & Friday, 10 am, Center Building, Room 13.  *Note new location.

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, Tuesday and Thursday, 1011 am.  No need to sign up — just pay a drop-in fee of $2.

Book Club:  The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 am at the Woodbridge Town Library.  The next meeting is June 25 and the book will be Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.  New members are welcome.

Art Class:  Class meets each Wednesday, 10 am 12 pm, in The Center café.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  Call to register.  The ten-week class began May 8.  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:  6/4 The Upside, 6/11 Fighting With My Family, 6/18 Instant Family, 6/25 Silver Screen Selection:  Sister Act (1992) Alene’s pick!

Ask the Nurse:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered VNA Community Healthcare Nurse, The Center lounge, 11 am – 12:30 pm.

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.

Pinochle:  Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, 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 Monday-Thursday in the Center gym for group play, 12:30-2:30 pm and Friday, 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.  Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.

Bocce:  Tuesdays from 11 am – 12 pm at the bocce court in the picnic grove behind the Old Firehouse.  Call to RSVP.

Photo 1: Local residents stay fit playing Pickleball at The Woodbridge Center. Call to schedule a training class if you are new to the game or just come and enjoy this fun fitness phenomenon.

Photo 2: Lifelong Woodbridge resident Ann Adamovitch, 95, reacts after she was named Prom Queen at the ‘Senior Prom’ hosted by New England Young at Heart at Aria Banquet Hall in Prospect.

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