Senior Center News

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody by Ron Bernas was the winner of the Community Theatre Association of Michigan New Plays Competition. It will be the subject of a play reading with Andrea Ragusa on Monday, Dec. 2, at 12:30.

The play is a spoof of and love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s. This two-act piece featuring witty dialogue and slapstick comedy begins on New Year’s Eve with the rich, bored Matthew promising to kill his rich, bored wife Julia so he can become a jet setter like his friend who recently lost his wife. During the year in which the play takes place, there are several mysterious deaths that occur on the grounds of the family estate. It seems that Matthew is successful in murdering everyone but Julia. The play ends with a nice bang! Call 203-834-6240 to register.

Garden club

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Wilton Garden Club will host the monthly activity and lunch at noon at the senior center.  Coordinator Leslie Hinshaw and club volunteers have a holiday greens activity planned. This event is open to all Wilton seniors. Lunch: $3; call 203-834-6240 for reservations.


Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present a free program on Intimacy Issues, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the agency office at i.park, 761 Main Avenue, Suite 114, on the Wilton-Norwalk border.

Changes in the need for closeness and intimacy are an issue that surfaces when there is memory loss. This mini-workshop, conducted by a certified dementia educator, will explore challenges that caregivers and spouses face with regards to sexuality and intimacy.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call 203-762-8958 to register.

Holiday lunch

On Friday, Dec. 6, Wilton Parks and Recreation Department will serve lunch complete with entertainment from singer Willie Nininger. This is an annual tradition at Parks and Recreation at which holidays gifts are distributed to the attendees. Reservations: 203-834-6234.

Computer classes

The next round of computer courses will begin with Basic Word taught by Andrea Ragusa. Classes take place at the Comstock Computer Learning Center, 180 School Road, from 9:30 to 11:30. Call Andrea Ragusa 203-762-8445 to register for computer classes.

Word Graphics is a Word program for the person who wishes to become creative in its use. Learn how to insert pictures and clipart and alter them by enlarging, cropping, and changing their shapes and position in the document. Step into the world of graphics that Word offers for using artistic text, borders, drawing, color, and special effects.  Come with an idea and the course will show you how to do it in Word 2007 or with instructions to use with Word 2010, which has more and different graphics. Taught by Catherine Myers; Dec. 9 and 10. Fee: $30.

Juniors help seniors

Need help with your computer? Confused with your new iPad? Don’t know how to use your phone? Juniors to Seniors can help! Wilton High School Junior Neal Sarup and members of Juniors to Seniors can offer one-on-one assistance to help you navigate these devices. Get individual attention to your electronic problems. Call Neal at 203-762-7751 to set up a time to meet at the senior center .

Racing superyachts

Superyachts are sailing vessels from 80 to 200 feet long. Come and hear local sailor Jay Kiley on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 1, tell how the uber rich enjoy themselves and what it takes to win a superyacht race. Hear about the boats, the exotic locations, the money, the rewards, and the dangers. Jay has raced in over 100 races all over the world. He and his brother currently race on a 180-foot yacht that was built in 2010. This presentation is casual and informative. It is truly “lifestyles of the rich and famous” presented by a local sailor. In the senior center lounge.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Nov. 29:

Friday, Nov. 29, senior center closed.

Monday, Dec. 2, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Chess.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 5, Intimacy Issues at Visiting Nurse and Hospice.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Comstock Writers; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 1, Racing Today’s Super Yachts with Jay Kiley; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Encore International; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch, 12:45, Bingo.