Senior Center News: Dec. 3

Play reading

Play Reading takes place on Monday, Dec. 7, at 12:30 in the Senior Center Lounge.  This month’s play is Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball. Set in Knoxville, this comedy involves five very different women as bridesmaids in Tracy Marlowe-McClure’s wedding. The women all end up in a bedroom trying to escape the reception. As they start talking, they figure out none of them is friends with Tracy and  wonder why they are bridesmaids in the first place. Dissatisfied with their own lives, the women start to share personal issues and stories.

Plays may be picked up at the senior center one week prior to the date of the reading. Come, read a part, or just sit and listen. No acting experience is needed. All seniors are welcome. Call Andrea at 203-762-8445 for more information.

Photo organizing

The photo book workshop meets on Friday, Dec. 4 and 11, from 10 to noon in the Senior Center Technology Room.

Bring your photos for help uploading onto a computer. In just two mornings, you can have a beautiful book of memories for yourself or those on your holiday gift list.

Fee: $45. (Actual price of the book you select is payable to the instructor.)d Registration required; call 203-834-6240.

Surviving the holidays

Denise O’Hearn leads a special yoga class to help you stay calm, balanced and healthy during the holidays. It will meet Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 9 to10:30, in the dance studio at the Comstock Community Center. The fee is $25. Call 203-210-5780 or email for information and to register.

Holiday lunch

The Parks and Recreation holiday luncheon will take place on Friday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1:30, at the Comstock Community Center.  The cost is $5. Reservations:  203-834-6234.

Items for vets

Lenore Sillery is collecting knitted and crocheted items for the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven. Afghans, scarves, and hats are welcome. Toiletry donations are also welcome. For information, email Lenore Sillery at or call 203-249-7854.

Coming events

For the week of Dec. 4:

Friday, Dec. 4, 10, 10, Digital Photo Book; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry with Viola Galetta; 12, Parks and Recreation Holiday Luncheon; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan Devlieg.

Monday, Dec. 7, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 9, Holiday Survival Tools with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 1, Introduction to Bridge;2, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

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

Thursday, Dec. 10, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 12, Bingo.

In the course of the renovation project, individual rooms in the senior center and social services wing of the building may, from time to time, become unavailable for public use.  All senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors.  We appreciate your understanding and patience.