Senior Center News

Calling all actors and actresses

A new group is forming at the senior center — The Comstock Players. They will perform a program via Readers’ Theatre for other seniors at the center.

Readers’ Theatre is show business without the stress. There is no memorization of lines as participants perform for an audience by reading directly from the script. Characters are developed and the focus is on the use of voice, oral expression, facial expression and gestures. Rehearsals and the performance will be during the day and dates will be forthcoming after the group is formed.

Anyone interested in joining the Comstock Players should contact Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238 or by Sept. 24. The script will be chosen based upon the number of people who express interest in performing.

Andrea Ragusa will be the director. She has a B.S. in speech and theater arts from SUNY Oswego and an M.A. in educational theater from NYU. Come join the group and have some fun!

Lifetime Learners open house

You are invited to join the Norwalk Community College Lifetime Learners for its Fall 2018 Lunch and Learn Open House on Sept. 14 at 12:15, at the Norwalk Community College East Campus Forum. The topic is The Norwalk Islands — 25 public and private islands off the Norwalk and Westport coastline. Attendees may learn about the islands from the time of Native Americans and early settlers through the fishing and oyster industries that continue today, with stories of the Prohibition era in between.

The program will be led by Rick Delfosse, business manager at Norwalk’s Cove Marina and a Coast Guard captain.

Intermediate bridge

Once you know how to play bridge, it is time to learn how to play it well. This course is ideal for the person who used to play bridge but has not done so for years and needs to get up-to-date on the latest advances in this forever-evolving game, for the person who plays bridge but feels developmentally stalled and needs help getting to the next level of proficiency, or for moderately experienced social and/or duplicate bridge players.  The eight-week session will meet on Fridays from 1 to 3, Sept. 14 through Nov. 2. The fee is $85. Checks can be made out to Town of Wilton and given to Debbie Wolyniec in the social services office.

Coming events

Friday, Sept. 7 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis.

Monday, Sept. 10, 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Erickkson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30; Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10, Open Bridge with Mike Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12 to 5, Farmer’s Market at the Wilton Historical Society; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn;; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening at the YMCA; 12:45, Bingo.