When we transition from November to December we slip from the ‘season of giving thanks’ to the ‘season of giving’. With that in mind I’d like to extend thanks to all those who helped make the annual Harvest & Holly fair a great community building success. We are grateful for the generosity of so many local businesses and the support of so many volunteers: Beth and Allen Heller, Laticrete International, Inc., Coachman Square – Woodbridge, the Woodbridge Rotary Club, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Woodbridge, Holli Shanbrom, Chris Lovejoy, Pat Cardozo, Harriet Cooper, Sheila Saltzman, April Stirling, Dahlia Coleman, and Thai Stories, Sunflower Farm, Pio of Italy Salon, Marjolaine Pastry Shop, Massaro Farm, Spectrum Salon, JCC of Greater New Haven, The Red Barn, Today’s Clothing, Amity Garden Center, D’Aniello’s Amity Bike, Wash & Wag Pet Grooming, Mio Salon, Planet Fitness, The Rinks at Shelton, Traditions Golf Club at Oak Lane, Amity Bowl, Bunny Village Child Development Center, People’s United Bank, North Haven Insurance Group, Evan’s Deli & Grocery, Restopedic, Country Companions Veterinary Services, Bethany Nursery Group, Billy’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Robyn Reilly- New York Life, Maplewood at Orange, Marrakech Inc., Perrotti’s, Quality Staffing Homemaker-Home Health Aid Agency, Bender Showrooms, Seabury Care Now, Miya’s Sushi Restaurant, Deli Delish, Planet Fitness, White Silo Farm & Winery, Wadsworth Museum, Stop & Shop, Blue Check Deli, Sam Ash Music Center, Olive Garden, Teddy B’s, Cilantro, Woodbridge Social, Antonio’s, Athenian Diner, Dean’s Salon, Dozo Asian Bistro, Grimaldi’s, Americana Cleaners, Dayton Street Pizza, Katz’s Deli, Orange Hills Golf Course, Silverbrook Wine & Spirits, Safari Stan’s, Worldwide Fish & Pets, Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department, Woodbridge Running Company, Hairs 2 You, Blue Sky Nails, The Write Approach, USS Chowder Pot III, Brookdale Woodbridge, Salon 1768, Spectrum Hair Salon, Gusto Trattoria Italian Restaurant, Brookside Market, VNA of South Central CT, The New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Maplewood of Orange., Annitta Ingraham—Realty Advisors of Connecticut, Lock, Stock & Barrel, New England Brewing Company, Sea Mist Thimble Island Boat Tour, AFSCME 1303-100, Dr. Guy Stella, Country Corner Family Restaurant, Bethany Veterinary Hospital and the Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee.
Many thanks to the wonderful volunteers, Town employees and local donors who made this event a great success: the Holiday Fair Committee , the Craft Group, Human Services Commission members: Janet Ciarleglio, Susan Davidson, Mary Leigh Sabshin, Nancy Atwood, and Hyla and Barry Vine, Tony Anastasio and Paula Cofrancesco and the Woodbridge Rotary Club, Santa Claus, William Letsch and the Beecher Road School Brass Ensemble, Jen DiBlanda and the Amity Teen Center, The Leo Club, Emily Killian and the Amity Creative Theater Club, Teressa Diaz-Hennessey and Amity Dance Team members, Ms. Toto and Amity High School Photo students Grayson Barret-Carrington and Mallory Leite, Teresa Nakouzi and the Beecher Student Council, The Connecticut College ConnArtists a capella group, Kay and Harry Tuttle, Richard Zambarano, Ruth Gibbons, Karen Chartoff, Frank Ciarleglio, Stephanie Ciarleglio, Betsy Quist, Toni Belenski, Mel Lucuk, Ellen McDonald, Human Services Department staff, TechniArt, United Illuminating, New England Conservation Services, the Friends of the Library, Laurie Luce, Chris Sorenson, Carlos Torres and Anthony Berardesca and many volunteers who helped out on the day of the fair! Special recognition must be given to the outstanding Holiday Fair Chair Elaine Marcucio.
December Lunch Menu
Lunch is served Tuesdays and Fridays at the Center Café at 12:15 pm. The cost is $3 for dine-in meals and $4 for take-out. Reservations are requested. Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert. Menu items: 12/1 Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club, 12/5 stuffed peppers with potatoes, 12/8 pasta fagioli soup & meatball grinders, 12/12 Hanukkah treats! spinach alfredo with chicken, 12/15 seafood cannoli, 12/19 Gingerbread cookie making, meatloaf with sweet potato and vegetable, 12/22 eggplant rollatini, 12/26 Closed, 12/29 New Year’s Eve Bash with Stuffed Shrimp with rice and other treats!
New! “Coffee at 10:00” Lecture Series – A bit of breakfast and a bit of knowledge!
December 20 Genealogy Methodology with Sheila McCreven and Mary Ellen Lucuk
January 24 Marijuana as Medicine with Southern CT Wellness & Healing Center
February 28 Getting your House Ready for Sale with Realtors Pat Cardozo, Holli Shanbrom and Debbie Schlegel
Join us in the Center lounge to whet your curiosity and your appetite, RSVP requested.
Annual Holiday Luncheon—Friday, December 1: Join us for a seasonal feast sponsored by our friends at the Woodbridge Rotary Club. Lunch will be served at 12:15pm. Entertainment will be provided by Karin Wagner. There is no cost for this luncheon but reservations are required by November 27. Choice of entrée (seafood casserole or baked stuffed chicken breast) must be made at time of reservation.
Center Art Exhibit and Reception—Saturday, December 2 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Woodbridge Library Friends’ Meeting room. The exhibit of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings by the Woodbridge Center art group members will be in place through the month of December. Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Money Craft with Ellen McDonald—Wednesday, December 6, 2:30-4:00 pm. Learn how to turn monetary gifts into beautiful pieces of art! Eggnog and cookies will be served. RSVP required.
Bridge Defensive Strategies with Rita Brieger and Linda Chafkin—Thursday, December 7, 6:45-9 pm. RSVP with Center or instructors.
Entertainment with Ralph Sacco—Tuesday, December 12. Lunch program at 12:30 pm. Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating with New England Young at Heart—Tuesday, December 19 – 11 am- 12noon.
Breakfast Lecture Series: Genealogy Methodology with Sheila McCreven and Mary Ellen Lucuk—Wednesday, December 20 – 10 am in the lounge. Please RSVP.
Healthy Holiday Cooking Demo with Courtney Huggins sponsored by ShopRite—Thursday, December 21 – 1 pm. No cost, RSVP required by 12/14.
December 25 – Closed Christmas Day
New Year Celebration!—Friday, December 29. Lunch program entertainment with John Paolillo at 12:30 pm. Lunch begins at 12:15 pm and reservations are requested.
To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-3430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickleball: Meets Fridays in the Center Gym for group play from 12:30-3:30 pm. Self-scheduled hours are available for those who have paid annual fee of $20. Interested players can make arrangements with other players or use our Doodle scheduling tool and drop in daily from 12:30 pm –2:15 pm Monday thru Thursday.
Exercise with Laurie: No exercise class for month of December. Class will resume on Jan. 2nd.
Kripalu Chair Yoga with Julie Luciani: Wednesdays at 11 am in the Center Gym. Classes include seated exercises, standing balance exercises and simple standing poses using a chair.
Book Club: The next meeting is December 19. This month’s book is The Boat Rocker by Hajim. New members are always welcome-stop by the library to pick up your copy of the book at the Adult Services desk.
Friday Movies: Following lunch in the Center lounge at approximately 1 pm: 12/1 no movie, 12/8 Logan Lucky, 12/15 Viceroy’s House, 12/22 Dunkirk, 12/28 Elf!
Ask the Nurse: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 11 am-12:30 pm, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered nurse from VNA Community Healthcare.
Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 9:30 am, Center Café.
Bridge: The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members! Join the group for a friendly game of cards. No reservations necessary–just come down to the Center lounge at 1 pm.
Pinochle: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-4 pm, Center lounge. The group is always looking for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!
Mah-jong: Mondays and Fridays, 10 am, Center Building- room 11.
From the Director – Jeanette Glicksman
Pictured: 1. Members of the Amity Dance Team perform during the 24th Annual Harvest and Holly Fair at the Woodbridge Center. 2. Cousins Olivia Brostrom, left, and Gabi Kline show off their trophy at the 24th Annual Harvest & Holly Fair sponsored by the Woodbridge Center. The third graders were “best overall winners” at the Kids’ Bake-off contest for their contribution of s’more cake.