Senior Center News

Ray Rauth will discuss The Sea Wolf by Jack London on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 11, at the senior center.

This psychological adventure novel was first published in 1904. The protagonist, an intellectual literary critic named Humphrey Van Weyden, survives an ocean collision and is rescued by Wolf Larsen, the powerful sea captain of a seal hunting schooner. Larsen has been described as a sociopath with exceptional physical strength and intelligence.  Through being exposed to cruelty and brutality as a captive on Wolf Larsen’s ship, Van Weyden is forced to become tough and self-reliant.

The author is said to have been attacking Nietzche’s “superman” philosophy in writing this book.

Lunch ($3) will follow the discussion at noon. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Computer class

Andrea Ragusa will teach Getting Around the Internet: Age 50+ on Nov. 22, from 9:30 to 11:30.

This introduction begins with an overview followed by 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. The fee is $20.

Call 203-762-8445 to register.


Come and hear local sailor Jay Kiley tell how the uber rich enjoy themselves and what it takes to win a superyacht race. Mr. Kiley will give a talk on Racing Today’s Superyachts — sailing vessels from 80 to 200 feet, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1, in the senior center lounge.

Hear about the boats, the exotic locations, the money, the rewards, and the dangers.  Mr. Kiley, who owns Synergy Home Care, 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.

Nutcracker ballet

Complimentary tickets are available for the New England Dance Theater’s production of The Nutcracker Ballet. This special hour-long performance takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 in New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road. Free tickets for the performance are available through the senior center. Please call the senior center at 203-834-6240 by Tuesday, Nov. 26, to reserve your tickets.

Library services

Can’t get to the library? You can now enjoy library services from home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Download ebooks or audiobooks, watch films, and listen to classical or jazz music, all for free through the library’s website. For more information call  Wilton Library at 203-762-3950 or visit the website at

Coming events

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

For the week of Nov. 22:

Friday, Nov. 22, 9:30, Internet with Andrea Ragusa; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Beginner Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, Nov. 25, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1. Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Chess.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Ray Rauth; 12, Lunch; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Meeting.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, senior center closed.