Senior Center News: Nov. 20

As we in 2014 observe the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the classic novel of the “war to end all wars” — All Quiet on the Western Front — demands to be read.  Written by Erich Maria Remarque from a German perspective, the book does not focus on the heroic stories of war but gives a view of the conditions which the soldiers must endure.

Ray Rauth will lead a discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Wilton Senior Center.

The discussion at 11, followed by lunch ($3) at noon. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Bridge adventures

Beginner Bridge Lessons, Tuesday, beginning Dec. 2, 1 to 3, $75 for the eight-week series.

Intermediate Bridge, Friday, beginning Dec. 5, 1:30 to 3:30, $75 for the eight-week series

Drop-In Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg, Wednesday, 10 to 12:30, $5 drop-in fee

Call Lizabeth Doty 203-834-6240 for the specifics of each course.

Play reading

In 1990 The Piano Lesson received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Seniors will read this August Wilson favorite on Monday, Dec. 1, at 12:30.

Set in 1936 Pittsburg, the action takes place in the house of Doaker Charles. A 137-year-old upright piano, decorated in the manner of African sculpture, dominates the parlor. Willie, Doaker’s nephew, arrives intending to sell the piano and use the money to buy the land his ancestors once worked as slaves. Willie’s sister does not want to sell the piano, which she sees as their legacy. Follow August Wilson’s spell-binding and haunting portrayal of the family conflict and dilemma, involving symbols of the past.

Copies of the play are available in advance in the senior center café. To register, call 203-834-6240.

Coming events

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

For the week of Nov. 14:

Friday, Nov. 21, 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, Nov. 24, 10, Digital Photo Book Workshop; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 12, Encore Bridge; 1, Studio Knitting with the Comstock Knitters and Crafters.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10, Acrylics and Oils with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 1, Beginner Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 2, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House;  10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 1, Mah Jongg; 3-5, Flu Clinic at visiting Nurse and Hospice; 5:30, Plants that Clean the Air at the Greens.

Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, Senior Center Closed.