Senior Center News: March 17

The annual Wilton High School Arts Festival will again present a recognition concert and luncheon for the senior citizens of Wilton on Thursday, March 24, in the Clune Center for the Performing Arts.

Developed by members of the Wilton Fine and Performing Arts staff six years ago in collaboration with the senior center, Senior Appreciation Day recognizes the significant contribution Wilton seniors have made to the town. The special occasion will be hosted by the PTSA, the student government, and students of the Culinary Arts program at Wilton High School. At lunch, seniors will be serenaded by members of the WHS string and jazz program. Student artwork from the International Arts Show will adorn the gallery walls. Following the luncheon, a senior recognition concert will be held featuring the WHS Orchestra and WHS Wind Ensemble. Several hundred Wilton High School students and staff are also expected to attend the concert.

Call the senior center at 203-834-6240 for reservations. For those who want to leave their cars at Comstock, a school shuttle bus will pick up seniors at Comstock at 10:50 a.m. Rides will also be available through Dial-A-Ride (203-834-6235).

Yoga for digestive health

Do you ever feel a little sluggish, mentally and/or physically? Would you like to learn ways to “let go?” Join Denise O’Hearn Tuesday, March 22, 9 to 10:30, at her next workshop, Yoga for Digestive Health, where you’ll learn simple yoga poses and breathing techniques that will help you digest food, and perhaps life, with more ease.

No yoga experience necessary. The session is $25 and takes place at the Comstock Dance Studio. Call 203-210-5780 or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Free orthopedic talk

Are your shoulders not what they used to be? Dr. Robert Daher, orthopedic surgeon from Orthopaedic Specialists of CT, will give a free talk on Wednesday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m., at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center, 642 Danbury Road in Ridgefield. Dr. Daher has a particular interest in innovative cartilage regeneration/preservation procedures, ligament reconstruction, and tendon repair in the shoulder. He has extensive training in the latest techniques involving arthroscopy and is centered on treating each patient as an individual, not just an individual injury. A light dinner will be served. Reservations requested at 203-438-8226; space is limited.

Book discussion

John Ragognetti will lead a discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee on Tuesday, March 22, at 11. Lee’s first novel, published in 1960, brings southern small-town life into sharp focus during the mid-1930s as racism threatens to unsettle it.  A lawyer, Atticus Finch, defends a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.  Through the eyes of Atticus’ young children, Scout and Jem, Lee explores with humor and honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South during that time. Lunch will follow in the café at noon. Register at 203-834-6240.

Coming events

For the week of March 18:

Friday, March 18, 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Digital Photo Book; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Senior Swim at the Y.

Monday, March 21, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, March 22, 9, Yoga for Digestive Health with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with John Ragognetti; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Meeting.

Wednesday, March 23, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesy; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1:30, “Preparing for Life and Beyond:  What if I live to be 120 years old?” with Attorney Christine Tenore; 5:30, Orthopedic Talk at Laurel Ridge, Ridgefield.

Thursday, March 17, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch at St. Matthew Church; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.