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Woodbridge Center Upcoming Events

Woodbridge Center Upcoming Events

Events are held at The Woodbridge Center unless otherwise noted.  To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org/

November 1:  1112:15 pm, 12-week Kripalu Chair Yoga class begins with Instructor and Woodbridge resident Julie Luciani, fee $50.  The classes include seated exercises, and simple standing poses using a chair.

November 4:  24th Annual Harvest & Holly Fair, 10 am 2 pm, Center Building.  Volunteers and bakers are welcome – 11/3 or 11/4 please RSVP.  This annual event raises funds for Center programming and needs – come enjoy the fair and support the Center!

November 7:  Veterans Day speaker and lunch at 12:15 pm.

November 8:  Medicare 101, 67 pm, in the Center Lounge sponsored by Legacy Group LLC and presented by David Cowan, an AAA endorsed retirement advisor.

November 8 : 15 Smartphone, iPad classes at Library on Wednesday afternoons from 34 pm in the meeting room.  Free classes taught by Amity High School students.  Please RSVP.

November 9:  Diabetes Awareness, 11 am noon, in the Center lounge.  November is Diabetes awareness month!  Fifty percent of people over 65 in U.S. have pre-diabetes, but most are unaware.  This program, presented by Mary Swansiger of Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Dept., will cover both diabetes awareness and self-management.  A 6-week self-management class will start November 30 at no cost and run Wednesdays from 1-3:30 pm.

November 17:  Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at noon with entertainment by Paula Pettinella.  This no cost holiday meal is sponsored by the Woodbridge Police Union, Coachman Square and the Willows Rehabilitation Center.  RSVP required by November 10.

November 17:  Radio City Christmas Spectacular with lunch at Carmine’s Restaurant.  Trip includes transportation, lunch, show and gratuity for $198 per person.

November 20:  Lunch Bunch!  Self-pay lunch at Las Brasas Mexican Grill in Woodbridge.  Van transportation ($3) or meet us there. RSVP required.

November 21:  “To Toss or Not To Toss”– VNA food safety program at 12:30 pm.  Lunch is at 12:15 pm.

November 28:  Lunch entertainment with Brian Gillie (12:15 pm lunch).

November 30 & December 7: 6:459 pm, Bridge Defensive Strategies with Rita Brieger and Linda Chafkin.  RSVP with Center or instructors.

December 1:  Annual Holiday Luncheon at 12:15 pm in the café.  Join us for a seasonal feast sponsored the Woodbridge Rotary Club.  Lunch served at 12:15 pm with entertainment by Karin Wagner.  There is no cost for lunch but reservations are required by November 27.

December 2:  Center Art exhibit and reception, 1-3:30 pm, at the Woodbridge Library meeting room.  The exhibit features artwork created by the Center’s Art Class and runs from December 2 through December 31.

Coffee at 10:00 Lecture Series:  November 29 Healthy Diet: herbs, anti-inflammatory foods & immune system boosters with Dr. Artemis Morris author of Anti-inflammation Diet for Dummies.

December 20 Genealogy Methodology with Sheila McCreven and Mary Ellen Lucuk.

January 24 Marijuana as Medicine with Southern CT Wellness and Healing Center.

Medicare Open Enrollment: The open enrollment period allows Medicare recipients to make changes to health and drug coverage plans.  Medicare beneficiaries should take the opportunity to review their health care needs for the upcoming year and see if changes to current coverage are needed.  Open enrollment is October 15 to December 7, 2017.  For any questions, please contact Judi Young, CHOICES Counselor at Woodbridge Human Services Department, (203)389-3429.

November 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.

11/3 Eggplant parmesan with pasta, 11/7 Veteran’s Day Lunch!  Garlic chicken with potato, vegetables, 11/10 Closed for Veteran’s Day, 11/14 Ravioli with meatballs, 11/17 Annual Thanksgiving lunch begins at noon, no charge. RSVP required, 11/21 Baked potato bar with turkey chili, 11/24 Closed for Thanksgiving holiday, 11/28 Stuffed Shrimp with rice pilaf.

24th Annual Harvest & Holly Fair:  Saturday November 4th, 10 am-2 pm at the Center Building, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge.

KIDS ZONE! Photos with Santa & ornament making, face painting, henna tattoos and cookie decorating, teacher’s gifts and café, Sat., Nov. 4 from 10 am – 2 pm in the Center Gym & Café.  Kids Bake-off Competition – Age groups Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 may participate in 3 categories: cupcakes, cookies & dessert bars, and cakes.  Both inexperienced & experienced bakers are eligible to enter.  All baked goods must be made in a home kitchen from scratch—no mixes or store-bought entries.  You must bring one item to be judged and 11 to be sold at the Fair (for cakes you must bring two).  Please package items for sale.  Drop items at the Center by 9:30am on November 4.  Entry forms will be provided at drop-off.  You do not need to be present to win.  Call for more information regarding judging and prizes!  The first 300 attendees will receive either a free U.I. night light or an emergency beacon light and a SnapLight.  TechniArt, New England Conservation Services & United Illuminating will be offering services and products at reduced rates.  All attendees will receive a raffle ticket and will be entered into a holiday drawing.  For details, contact Elaine Marcucio at 203-887-5047 or the Center at 203-389-3430.

On-going Programs

Pickleball:  Meets Fridays in the Center Gym for group play, 12:30 – 3:30 pm.  Paid annual members may arrange playing times with other players through the Doodle scheduling tool and drop in Monday through Thursday, 12:30 – 2:15pm.  Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.

Exercise with Laurie:  Workout includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance.  Bring weights if you have them. Class is at the Center Gym, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 – 11 am.  No need to sign up just pay a drop in fee of $2 and stay for a great workout!

Book Club:  The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 am at the Woodbridge Town Library.  This month’s book is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.  New members are always welcome.

Art Class:  Class began October 11 and meets each Wednesday for ten weeks from 10am noon in the Center Café.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  To register call 203-389-3430.  The class fee will be prorated for those joining in progress.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at about 1 pm:  11/3 A United Kingdom, 11/17 The Glass Castle.

Ask the Nurse:  1st and 3rd Tuesday 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:  Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, l 4 pm, Center lounge.  The group is always looking for new players and will bring rusty players up to speed!

Mah-jong:  Monday & Friday,10am, Center Building Room 11.

1: Woodbridge resident Julie Luciani leads a class of Kripalu Chair Yoga at the Center. The class will start for 12- weeks on November 1. This class helps improve respiration, balance, alignment and stretching. Class will be pro-rated for those starting after the first week.

2: Fall Ball- Woodbridge Center members had a ball at New England Young at Heart’s Fall Ball in Prospect


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