Senior Center News: March 26

March-April Corridors

There seems to have been some difficulty in delivering the March-April Corridors. The Corridors was mailed at the end of February. If you have not yet received your copy, please visit the town website at and click on the Senior Center Newsletter on the right side of the home page to view the newsletter. There are also copies available at the senior center.

Senior Appreciation Day

The annual Wilton High School Arts Festival will again present a recognition concert and luncheon for the senior citizens of Wilton on Thursday, April 2, 11 a.m., in the Clune Center for the Performing Arts at Wilton High School. Developed by members of the Wilton Fine and Performing Arts staff five 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 art work from the International Arts Show will adorn the Zellner Gallery. Following the luncheon, a senior recognition concert will be held featuring the WHS Symphonic 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 though Dial-A-Ride (203-834-6235).

Computer offerings

Unless otherwise noted, classes take place in the senior center in the Computer Learning Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call Computer Coordinator Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to register.
Word Graphics will cover 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 senior 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.

Spring concert

The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road, extends a public invitation to hear Bill Kohler on guitar on Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. For further information call 203-761-1191.

Stringed Instruments

On Friday, March 27, at 11:15, musician Chris Merwin will present a performance lecture at the 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. Fee: $5.   Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Lunch and bingo

On Tuesday, March 31, at noon, Laurel Ridge Health Care Center will sponsor a free “Spring is Coming!” lunch and bingo in the Senior Center Café.   After a long, snowy winter, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the good weather with some wonderful food and games in the company of great people. 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 27:
Friday, March 27 , 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 11:15, Stringed Instruments of the World; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.
Saturday, March 28 , 10-2, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association Health Fair at East Ridge Middle School.
Monday, March 30 , 9:30, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10:30, Line Dance fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, March 31 , 9:30, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10, Acrylics with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, “Spring Is Coming!” Luncheon compliments of Laurel Ridge Health Care; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, “The Music is my Life” with Betty and Doug Jones.
Wednesday, April 1 , 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, Duplicate Bridge; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, April 2 , Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Senior Appreciation Day at Wilton High School; 12, Studio Drawing with Martha Talburt; 2, Self-hypnosis with Sonia Katz.