Senior Center News: March 19

Computer offerings

Unless otherwise 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.

Getting Around the Internet teaches you 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 covers 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 with 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.

Facebook workshop

A Facebook 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 further information call 203-761-1191.
Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m. — A special performance by talented comedian Karen Beals with her popular “One-Woman-Show:   The Best of Broadway.”
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. — Bill Kohler on guitar with the songs we all like best.

Book discussion

Wilton Library Executive Director Elaine Tai-Lauria leads a discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen at the senior center on Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m. This is Austen’s final novel, said to be written with greater maturity and wisdom. Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Yoga for Digestive Health

Denise O’Hearn leads this program on Tuesday, March 24, 9 to 10:30. The focus is on yoga poses and breathing techniques that will help you digest food, and perhaps life, with more ease. You'll also discover ways to stimulate your digestive system using basic foods.
No yoga experience necessary. Sessions take place at the Comstock Dance Studio. Fee: $25 per session. Call 203-210-5780 or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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.

Stringed instruments of the world

On Friday, March 27, at 11:15, musician Chris Merwin will present a performance lecture on stringed instruments of the world. His program is an overview of some stringed instruments from different countries. It features the Colombian tiple, the Irish bouzouki, Turkish saz, and Portuguese guitar. This show focuses more on playing than on lecture. It is a mix of historical information, traditional music, and original compositions.
Mr. Merwin is an instrumentalist and lecturer who specializes in multi-cultural music. He has been playing the guitar for 27 years and studying music and instruments of other cultures for the past 17 years. Fee: $5. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.
For the week of March 20:

  • Friday, Mar. 20, 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry workshop 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.

  • Monday, Mar. 23, 9-12, AARP Tax Help, no appointment necessary; 10, Digital Photobook Workshop; 10:30, Line Dance fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.

  • Tuesday, Mar. 24, 9, Yoga for Digestive Health; 10, Acrylics with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Library Executive Director, Elaine Tai-Lauria; 12, Lunch; 12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Village Market; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

  • Wednesday, Mar. 25, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

  • Thursday, Mar. 26, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Internet with Andrea Ragusa; 9:30, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Studio Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch; 12, Encore Book Discussion; 2, Self-hypnosis with Sonia Katz; 3:15, Facebook Workshop with Neal Sarup.