Senior Center News: Book discussion focuses on Hemingway classic
Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. His book The Sun Also Rises, which first appeared in 1926, tells the story of young American and British expatriates who, disillusioned by World War I, have been called the “lost generation.” Weary of drinking and dancing in Paris, they go to the Spanish town of Pamplona for a week-long fiesta known for the running of the bulls and brutal bullfighting. As described in The New York Times, the book is “a heart-breaking narrative...a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard, athletic prose...magnificent.”
Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of the book on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11. Lunch ($3) will be served at noon. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.
The Gentlemen Songsters, a double sextet of retired men who love to sing, will return on Wednesday, Nov. 28 to perform for the weekly luncheon of the Wilton Senior Center. The place is Ogden House, 100 River Road. The group sings four-part harmony and their program will include barbershop tunes as well as songs from Porgy & Bess and Oklahoma. Alma Hamilton is their director and accompanist.
On this last Wednesday of the month, a team of chefs from the Wilton Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Michele Barnes, will prepare the meal. All Wilton senior citizens are invited. The cost is $3. Make reservations through the senior center office, 203-834-6240. Festivities begin at noon, but juice and conversation are available earlier. Parking is limited; if you can, please car pool, have someone drop you off, or use Dial-A-Ride, 834-6235.
Holiday Cooking Combo
Mark your calendar for a sweet date on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 11:15 to 12:30 at the senior center for a combination of culinary instruction and holiday cookie decorating.
Chef Ed Raposa will conclude his “Soup ’n Sumpin’” series with Italian cuisine. Following Chef Ed’s demonstration, Bonnie Leavy-Mello, marketing director for Laurel Ridge Health Care Center of Ridgefield, will host the cookie decorating segment of the day’s luncheon. The cookies, decorative toppings, and icing are compliments of Laurel Ridge.
Join us while we listen to holiday music, enjoy lunch, and decorate cookies. Just bring your creativity! Reservations required: 203-834-6240.
Getting Around The Internet: Age 50+ (PC users only) presents the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. Use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required. Students learn to use Google and Yahoo to search for and download information and pictures. The course also covers attaching images and documents to email (Yahoo!), managing favorites, save, and print. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; Dec. 4, 9:30 to 11:30 at the computer learning center; $20. Call 203-762-8445 to register.
Beyond Beginners Word 2007/2010 (PC users only) reviews entering, changing, deleting, copying, pasting, underlining, aligning, saving, bulleting, and numbering in a Word 2007/2010 environment. Taught by Catherine Myers; Dec. 10 and 11, 9:30 to 11:30; $30.
All activities take place at the senior center unless otherwise specified.
For the week of Nov. 23:
Friday, Nov. 26, senior center closed.
Monday, Nov. 26, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Monday Movie: Rhythm and Blues Revue; 1, Bridge with Nerina, 203-210-5624 (call to play); 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11, Book Discussion with Ray Rauth; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Village Market; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 9-10:30, Blood Pressure Screening at the Y; 9:30, Card Stamping with Andrea; 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Comstock Writers; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by the music of the Gentleman Songsters; 1:30, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 9:00, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 2, Eliminate Stress with Sonia Katz.