Senior Center News: March 6

A genealogy presentation by Kevin Cleary will be offered Tuesday, March 18, at noon in the Wilton Senior Center lounge.

Have you ever wondered where your family migrated from or where your second cousins are today?

With the help of the computer and a vast database of information you may be able to find these answers.  Genealogy is not just about your grandmother! It is the search for anyone. Find out what became of a teenage buddy or reconnect with a college roommate.

Come to this free lunch and presentation to get a taste of what genealogy is all about. Call the Senior Center for reservations at 203-834-6240. Limited enrollment.

The program is sponsored by Right at Home, which provides care for people who do not need an institutional setting, but still need some assistance to live at home.

Computer classes

The following computer classes for PC users are offered at the Comstock Computer Learning Center in the senior center. Call Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to register.  Classes take place from 9:30 to 11:30.

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 10 and 11; Fee: $30.

A Picasa photo workshop will show you how to organize, edit, and upload photos in quick, easy steps with this free software. Taught by Bill Brautigam; March 18. Fee: $20.

Fashion show

Join us for a fashion show at Ogden House on Wednesday, March 12. Lunch is served at noon, and the show will follow in the Great Hall, 100 River Road.

The Turnover Shop in Wilton will provide fashions modeled by Ogden House and other Wilton residents.  Everything modeled is for sale at bargain prices. Additional  items from the Turnover Shop will also be available for sale. Rose Mrvica, Carnell Morehand-Oluface, and Anne Richards will be modeling the fashions. If you would like to serve as a model, call Betty at 203-762-8035. Reservations for lunch: 203-834-6240.

iPads for beginners

Dolores Tufariello, director of Wilton Continuing Education, will offer an overview of the new operating system (iOS7) on Friday, March 7,  from 10 to noon. Review much-needed settings, such as larger and bolder text size, ringtones and volume for hearing impaired, FaceTime, Maps and using your calendar for daily activities and reminders. Review and discuss free popular apps for your enjoyment. A general working knowledge of computers and email set-up are required.

Wilton resident fee: $25; Non-resident fee:  $35. Register at 203-834-7694, Continuing Education office.

Coming events

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

For the week of March 7:

Friday, March 7, 9:30, Beginner Knitting with Linda Fein; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton Y.

Monday, March 10, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 9:30, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa.

Tuesday, March 11, 9:30, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10, Oil and Acrylic Painting with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn;  12,  What is Palliative Care? With Christine Pfeffer, RN; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters with Lizabeth Doty; 2, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, March 12, 9:30, Sewing Session at Ogden House; 10, Duplicate Bridge; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 12, Chicago Bridge; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by the Fashion Show; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday,  March 13, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Portraiture Painting with Martha Talbert; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1, A Matter of Balance with Kelly Flynn and Maura Calamari of Fairfield University; 5:30, Social Serves Commission Meeting.