Senior Center News: Card stamping classes on tap
Sept. 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., $10. Try your hand at something new! Learn and use the techniques of stamping to create assorted cards for all occasions. The instructor will provide information on basic stamping techniques along with time-saving tips and advice for turning your ideas into practical projects. Now’s the time to prepare holidays cards or gift sets for loved ones. Materials supplied by the instructor. Class size limited. Class open to beginners as well as experienced “stampers.” Subsequent classes take place on the third Wednesday of the month.
Sept. 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $5 plus materials if needed. Beads, beads, beads! No prior experience is necessary. Enjoy the fun of making your own beaded jewelry. Select materials to match your own style. Make gifts for relatives and loved ones. Class size limited. Viola Galetta, instructor.
Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Are you interested in reading and writing? Here’s a group for you. Do you have family history or lore that you would like to record for future generations? Are you passionate about politics, the arts, travel or gardening, any of which would provide plenty of material to write about? Leading the group is Magdalen Livesey, an editor and writer living in Wilton.
Fridays beginning Sept. 21, 1:30 to 3:30, $75 for the eight-week series. Reservations required. Class size limited.
As our population ages gracefully, pursuits and interests that previously seemed unexciting are viewed in a different light. There is a shift away from punishing physical stress and toward the refinement and nourishing of the intellect. Bridge is a perfect example of this phenomenon. It combines mental exercise of the reasoning faculties, the short- and long-term memory centers, the planning and collation skills, social interaction techniques, and other mental calisthenics useful in everyday life. This class is for the player with very little or no bridge experience.
Line dance fusion
Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., $3. This program blends traditional dance steps with elements of modern line dancing. Waltz, mambo Italiano, Charleston, lambada, samba, electric slide and tango all rolled into one to keep your feet moving and your heart pumping. This is a great form of exercise and social interaction. Beginners as well as experienced dancers are welcome. Beatriz Araujo, instructor.
All activities take place at the Senior Center unless otherwise specified.
For the week of Aug. 31:
Friday, Aug. 31: 12, Bridge; 1:30-3, Free swim for seniors at the Wilton Family Y.
Monday, Sept. 3: Labor Day, Senior Center closed.
Tuesday, Sept. 4: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10:30, Billiard/Pool; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn.
Wednesday, Sept. 5: 8:30-11:30, Cholesterol Screening at Visiting Nurse and Hospice, by appointment only, 203-762-8958; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Comstock Writers led by Magdalen Livesey; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 1:30, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, Sept. 6: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Diva Jevas; 11-12, Blood Pressuring Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, Mah Jongg.