Senior Center News: Dec. 15

Christmas in Connecticut

Join members of Stay at Home in Wilton for the movie, Christmas in Connecticut, on Monday, Dec. 19, at noon, at the senior center. Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sidney Greenstreet star in this movie about a food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife and must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.  Refreshments available during the showing.

Adventures in learning

The nonprofit adult education organization, Lifetime Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College, announces its four-week daytime winter class schedule (Jan. 9 to Feb. 3) for people over age 50. These one-class-per-day sessions are on a variety of general-interest subjects. There are a total of 11 free, one-day classes for members on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3 and Friday mornings from 10 to noon.  After the Friday classes, light refreshments are available to members followed by a variety of one-hour guest presentations at 1. In addition to these free classes, four-week paid classes are offered on Art, Current Events, History, and Life's Choices, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3.

Catalog and membership application are available online ( or at 203-857-3330. Norwalk Community College is at 188 Richards Avenue in Norwalk.

Play Reading

Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa takes place in the senior center café on Monday, Jan. 9, at 12:30. Time Stands Still is set in Brooklyn and revolves around Sarah and her boyfriend James. Sarah is a photojournalist who has returned home after being injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. James is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone in Iraq. Their friend Richard, a photo editor, visits them with his girlfriend, Mandy, who is much younger than he.

The play focuses on relationships and James and Sarah’s prospects for a more conventional lifestyle. The author has said the meaning of the play was to “capture a sense of the way we live now, to dramatize the things that thinking, feeling, moral people are thinking about and struggling with.” Copies of the play are available in the senior center lounge. Call 203-834-6240 to register.

Coming events

For the week of Dec. 16:

Friday, Dec. 16, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 12, Introduction to Bridge with Michael Hess; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, Dec. 19, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse & Hospice; 12, Movie, Christmas in Connecticut, sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9:45, Fit and Fabulous with Sharon Rubenstein;  10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Santa Luncheon and Bingo with Synergy HomeCare.