Senior Center News: April 28

It’s time to BeMoved!

BeMoved® is a new dance fitness experience for adults of all movement abilities. It is designed to deliver a safe, body-friendly movement experience that improves the quality of a person’s movement. The class starts with a warm-up and easy-to-follow therapeutic movements that activate core strength and balance while improving flexibility and coordination. Each class focuses on a different musical dance genre using continuous, engaging dance combinations to inspire anyone from first-time dancer to professional.  The class concludes with a cool down that brings the workout full circle, leaving participants feeling rejuvenated.

Phyllis Hirschfield is a certified, licensed BeMoved® instructor and lifelong dancer.  She trained with Sherry Zunker, founder of BeMoved ( and studied dance at Virginia Commonwealth University, Temple University, and various dance schools and studios.  She is inspired by the participants in her BeMoved classes and loves sharing the revitalizing benefits with people of all ages and capabilities. Class will be offered Tuesdays in May and June, from 9:45 to 10:45, beginning May 3; $5 drop-in fee per class.

Play reading

This Monday, May 2, at 12:30, Andrea Ragusa will moderate the reading of the play It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally at the senior center. A wealthy first-time Broadway producer throws an opening night party for the play, The Golden Egg, at her home in New York City. The jokes fly fast and furious in this play about people who make a living in the theater. The playwright, the director, the actors and assorted friends all keep crossing paths in the producer’s elegant bedroom as they nervously wait for the late-night reviews in the newspapers. Copies of the play are available in the senior center café. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place at the table.

Greenhouse sale

Buy directly from the greenhouse at the Comstock Community Center!

The Wilton Garden Club's greenhouse will be open to the public Wednesday, May 4, from 9:30 to 1:30. Club members will be selling annuals, herbs, hanging baskets, planted patio containers, tabletop creative baskets, gardens under glass and more.

This is a pre-sale event before their 77th annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Friday, May 6, from 9 to 6, and Saturday, May 7, from 9 to noon, rain or shine, at the Wilton Town Green.

Coming events

For the week of April 29:

Friday, April 29, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 12:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton YMCA.

Monday, May 2, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, May 3, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hershfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, May 4, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 9:30-1:30, Garden Club Greenhouse Sale in the Comstock Community Center Greenhouse; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Duplicate Bridge; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, May 5, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 11, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.