Senior Center News: March 12

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

The Greens at Cannondale is hosting a free St. Patrick’s Day lunch at noon today. The celebration will be complete with Irish music by Pat Spencer, director of music. Call the senior center for reservations: 203-834-6240.

Computer offerings

Unless other wise noted, classes take place in the senior center in the Computer Learning Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Call Computer Coordinator Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to register.
Basic Word is designed for seniors who are interested in learning the basics of the powerful word processing program Word. You will learn windows operations, using the toolbar, creating and formatting documents, deleting, copying, pasting, underlining, highlighting, printing and saving documents, using different types and sizes   of fonts. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; March 17 and 19. Fee: $30.
Getting Around the Internet is an introduction using the Internet beginning with an overview followed by the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. Use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required. Students learn to use Google and Yahoo to search for and download information and pictures. The course also covers attaching images and documents to email (Yahoo!), managing favorites, save, and print. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; March 26. Fee: $20.
Word Graphics is a Word program for the person who wishes to become creative in its use.   Learn how to insert pictures and clipart and alter them by enlarging, cropping, and changing their shapes and position in the document. Step into the world of graphics that Word offers for using artistic text, borders, drawing, color, and special effects. Come with an idea and the course will show you how to develop it in Word 2007 or with instructions to use with Word 2010 which has more and different graphics. Taught by Catherine Myers; March 30 and 31. Fee: $30.

Students for Seniors

Need help with your computer? Confused by your new iPad? Don’t know how to use your phone? Wilton High School student Neal Sarup and members of Students for Seniors can offer one-on-one assistance to help you navigate these devices. Get individual attention. Call Neal at 203-762-7751 to set up a time to meet at the senior center.


This seminar will cover creating a Facebook account; posting photos and videos; viewing, liking and commenting; messaging Facebook friends; reviewing security settings. Taught by Students for Seniors; March 26, 3:15 p.m. Fee: $15.

Spring concert series

The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road, extends a public invitation to these free events. For information, call 203-761-1191.
Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m. — Classical violinist Tom Aalfs with a diverse program of wonderful songs.
Wednesday, March 18, 3 p.m. — The world’s beloved Irish tunes with Bill O’Connor in the spirit of St. Pat.

Free income tax help

The AARP program provides income tax preparation assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers from AARP will be at the senior center on Monday, March 23, from 9 to noon to assist in tax preparation. No appointment is necessary.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.
For the week of March 13:
Friday, March 13 , 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.
Monday, March 16 , 10, Digital Photobook Workshop; 10:30, Line Dance fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, March 17 , 9:30, Basic Word; 10, Acrylics with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 1, Introduction to Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
Wednesday, March 18 , 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by the Turnover Shop Fashion Show; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, March 19 , 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Basic Word; 9:30, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Studio Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12, St. Matthew Church Lunch.