Senior Center News: Sept. 29

Introduction to bridge lessons

It’s time to get started! Another Introduction to Bridge class is forming, so reserve your place now. The class will take place on Fridays beginning Oct. 7, from noon to 1:30 with instructor Michael Hess. Bridge combines mental exercise of the reasoning faculties, short- and long-term memory centers, planning and collation skills, social interaction techniques, and a host of other mental calisthenics useful in everyday life. You will experience this entertaining and mentally demanding team game from its beginning steps to more advanced concepts by playing the game. This class is for the player with little or no bridge experience. The fee is $95 for the 10-week series payable at the first class. Call the senior center, 203-834-6240, to reserve a place. Early registration is encouraged as maximum capacity is anticipated.

Garden club resumes

The monthly Wilton Garden Club lunches and garden activities resume on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon. The garden club members prepare a lunch and garden activity for the participants. Club members bring their green thumbs to each gathering on the first Tuesday of the month. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place for lunch and the activity.

Brookdale Brain Bowl

The human brain is incredible. Unfortunately, all too often, it’s incredibly neglected. Don’t let this happen to you. Join us for Brain Bowl on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 in the senior center café for fun event which exercises your brain. Think about it. Breathing, talking, walking, thinking, remembering — all of your daily activities depend upon your brain. Everything that makes you “you” occurs there. It just makes sense to take care of your gray matter. And here’s the good news: it’s never too late to start! Walk in smart and leave even smarter. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Play reading

A new season of play reading begins Monday, Oct. 3, from 12:30 to 3. Participants are invited to take a role or just read along and join in the discussion of the play afterward.

We will start off with two plays, a drama and a comedy. The drama is Trifles by Susan Glaspell, a murder mystery that also examines how women are often controlled by the men around them.

The comedy is The Ugly Duckling by A. A. Milne, about an unattractive princess, and her parents’ attempts to marry her off to a dull-witted prince.

Copies of each play are available in advance at the senior center.

Computer classes

Two computer classes are set for next week, each taking place from 10 to noon.

WORD 2010/2013 Graphics will focus on borders for paragraphing and full page, inserting pictures and clipart, changing fonts, using the color wheel, and working with full pages and half sheets. WordArt and shapes also will be incorporated in a book cover or art project of choice. Taught by Catherine Myers on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 4 and 5. Fee: $20.

Word Basics for Beginners is for people who are new to word processing and want to learn the basics and get started. Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is required. Taught by Andrea Ragusa on Thursday, Oct. 6. Fee: $10.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Internet Basics for Beginners will be offered. Prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is required. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; fee: $10.

Call Andrea at 203-762-8445 to register.

Coming events

For the week of Sept. 30:

Friday, Sept. 30, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, Oct., 3, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading Reception with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil Painting with Althea Ericsson; 10, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Brain Bowl presented by Brookdale Wilton; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 10:30, Watercolor; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Pet Portraits with Cindy Sinor.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 10, Word Basics for Beginners with Andrea Ragusa; 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt.