Senior Center News: Jan. 15

Destination: Las Vegas

This is an unforgettable, off-Broadway, New York City cabaret revue saluting the great music of Las Vegas. Husband/wife musical team Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik perform the legendary songs of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Frank Sinatra and more. Hang on and sit back for this live, engaging show which takes place after a noon lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 12:45 p.m. at Ogden House.  Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Photo book workshop

LT Organizing presents a four-session workshop to organize photos on your computer. The class meets on Mondays from 10  to 11  in the Comstock Computer Learning Center.  You may remain in the computer lab after class to continue your work. Step-by-step instructions will be offered.

  • Jan. 26 — ABCs of photo organizing.
  • Feb. 2 — Guided computer work in the computer lab.
  • Feb. 9 and 23 — Continue adding pictures to the book.

Fee:  $85 (includes all four class sessions and a photo book). The workshop is limited to four participants. Registration required: 203-834-6240.

Winter closings

The senior center does not follow school closings. Call 203-834-6240 after 7 a.m. and listen to the recording for specific information regarding the day’s activities.

America’s musical roots

Tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 16, at 11:15, musician Chris Merwin will present a performance lecture at the senior center on popular American music. This music has its roots in blues, country, and bluegrass music. This program presents these styles along with gospel music.  Artists covered include blues legend Robert Johnson, country legend Hank Williams, and the grandfather of bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

For this show Mr. Merwin plays three different steel guitars. Fee: $5. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Open bridge

This drop-in program is a great way to refresh bridge-playing skills and learn current conventions. For all levels of play. Dan DeVlieg will supervise. Wednesdays, 10 to 12:30, $5 drop-in fee.

Bridge groups

Duplicate bridge: First Wednesday of the month, noon to 3, contact Lois Bruce at 203-762-5818.

Duplicate bridge: Third Tuesday of the month, noon to 3, contact Maureen Turnier at 203-762-9386.

Contract bridge:  Fridays, noon to 3, contact Eleanor Mihailidis at 203-762-8720.

Coming events

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

For the week of Jan. 16:

Friday, Jan 16, 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 11:15, American Roots Music with Chris Merwin; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.

Monday, Jan. 19, Closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, Jan. 20; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 1, Introduction to Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Watercolor; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 11:30, Tai Chi; 12, Lunch at Ogden House; 12:45, Destination Las Vegas starring Francine Evans and Joel Zelnick; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.